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  • BCC wins, stays in first place


    BOLIVIA—This wasn’t a parade to the foul line. This was an Olympic procession.

    While team USA was winning the first gold medal in the Sochi Winter Olympics, Brunswick Community College was walking to the foul line 58 times on its way to a 99-90 victory over USC Salkehatchie Saturday.

    The win keeps the Dolphins in first place in the conference with a 6-1 league record.

    BCC scored more than a third of its points from the charity stripe — 39 — while the Indians sank 19 of their 39 free throws in the game.

  • BCC opens home baseball season...


    The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2014 home season by beating the East Carolina University club team 12-2 in nine innings Sunday, Feb. 9, at Founders Field.

    Alex Ministeri was the winning pitcher in the first game, giving up five hits and two runs in 4.2 innings. He walked two and struck out seven. Ben Turner pitched 3.1 innings, giving up a walk and striking out three. Dylan Reed pitched the last inning, striking out one.

  • North Brunswick wins indoor...

     Three county athletes won state championships and North Brunswick’s boys won a team title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class indoor track and field championships at JDL Fast Track in Winton-Salem.

    South Brunswick senior Colin Minor won the shot put championship Friday, Feb. 7, in the Class 3A meet. Minor, the defending champion, put the shot 57 feet, 1 inch, a distance 3-5.5 farther than Western Harnett’s Mateius Brown’s put.

  • Leland wins another county...

     LELAND — The Leland Middle School wrestling team won the county wrestling championships Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland (L) won six titles and scored 173 points. South Middle School (S) was second, winning five titles and scoring 144 points. Shallotte Middle School (SMS) was third, winning five titles and scoring 133 points. Cedar Grove (CG) was fourth, winning one title and scoring 98 points.

  • West Brunswick defeats South in...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The packed gymwent silent as Gray Cheers lay on his back on the floor for a few minutes.

    West Brunswick’s leading scorer had been undercut while driving the baseline and landed hard on his head and elbow, and blood trickled from a knuckle on his shooting hand.

    Teammates helped Cheers to his feet, the blood was cleaned off his hand, and he went on a tear scoring 21 points to lead West past South Brunswick 62-45 Wednesday night.

  • On the golf course, be aware, be...

    Every year or so, I write a column about slow play, praying that it will help move folks around the golf course faster. Everyone hates slow play and even the PGA and the USGA have come out with various campaigns and slogans recently. Most memorable are the “while we’re young” videos that have appeared during various televised golf tournaments.    
    Slow play is a persistent problem and we need to change our way of thinking about it.  Perhaps we need to ask ourselves if we are a problem.  

  • Winter redfish still biting

    After enduring last week’s ice storm, many of us are really starting to feel the effects of cabin fever. The weather finally made a turn and warmed up nicely this past weekend. Taking a look at the immediate forecast it appears that we may be coming close to the end of our roller coaster ride. Monday is going to be unusually warm, but temperatures start to level this week around our average for this time of year. Water temperatures have dipped into the mid-40s but should rebound a bit with a little sunshine.

  • Lady Trojans hold off Cougars


    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 52-45 in a Mideastern Conference game Feb. 6 at South. The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

    The Trojans beat Topsail 53-51 Saturday, Feb. 8, at West and that victory clinched the No. 1 from the conference for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs, which begin Feb. 24. West is 3-7 in the conference.

  • Trojans lose in second round of...

      SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team lost in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state duals Feb. 5 at West.

    This was the first time West was a host in the state duals. West won its first dual 40-28 against Southern Nash but lost 31-28 in the second dual to West Carteret.

    West finishes its team season 17-3. Southern Nash is 19-9 and West Carteret is 17-9.

    The Trojans wrestled its second dual without four starters, either out because of injury or weight.