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Today's News

  • Tornadoes trip Trojans

    Fairmont scored the first eight points and defeated West Brunswick 61-51 in a non-conference high school boys’ basketball game last Wednesday in Robeson County.

    “We played three good quarters, and the one bad one was pretty much the difference in the game,” said West Brunswick coach Brad Lewis.

    Sophomore center Alfy Hill had 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots to lead the Trojans.

  • West girls sink Fairmont

    Jordan Clear tallied 14 points and 15 rebounds as the West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team returned from its holiday break with a 47-44 win at Fairmont.

    Sheena Suttlemyre added nine points and four assists and Jordan Shaw had eight points in last Wednesday’s non-conference contest.

    West Brunswick (9-3) completed a season sweep of Fairmont. The Lady Trojans won the first meeting in November by a score of 53-35.

  • South Brunswick swimmers win meet at Clinton

    The South Brunswick High School swim teams scored decisive victories in a meet last Friday at Clinton.

    The girls won their second consecutive meet 73-16 while the boys took their match by a score of 53-26.

    John Minton scored wins in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle races with Jonas Gilbert (200 freestyle), Tyler Connor (200 individual medley), Cody Spencer (200 butterfly), Elias Gilbert (500 freestyle), Andrew Bates (100 backstroke) and Pyry Helkkula (100 breaststroke) also claiming victories.

  • South's Robey earns all-state recognition

    South Brunswick High School football player James Robey has been named to the ncpreps.com all-state team.

    The 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior was named to the high school sports Web site’s Class 2A team as a tight end.

    “James is a great story. We’re very proud of him,” said South Brunswick coach Gordon Walters.

    “He’s very much a product of hard work. He’s never missed a workout. He’s the only kid who comes close to 100 percent attendance. I think he had four or five touchdown catches for us this year.”

  • Cougars' offense struggles in loss to Pender

    Coming off its holiday tournament championship, the South Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team laid an egg last Wednesday at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Pender outscored the Cougars in every quarter—shutting them out in the final period—en route to a 41-19 victory in a Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference game.

    Ryan Waldrep had six points and eight rebounds for South Brunswick, which slipped to 1-1 in the conference and 9-5 overall.

    Leading scorers for Pender included Mike Sutton with 12 points and Rayford Hankins with nine.

  • Softball taking West Brunswick sophomore to play in The Netherlands

    SHALLOTTE—Carly White’s substantial softball skills are taking her halfway around the world.

    The West Brunswick High School sophomore will participate in an international fastpitch softball tournament Jan. 16-23 in The Netherlands.

    The 16-year-old daughter of Doug and Shelly Etheridge of Ash was chosen for a North American Select Team that will compete in Cup 2008.

    The trip to The Netherlands will be White’s first time on an airplane, much less traveling out of the country.

  • North boys beat Gators

    North Brunswick built a double-digit lead in the first half and posted a 67-58 win in a high school boys’ basketball game Friday night at East Columbus.

    Shawn Sanders, coming off a career-high 39 points against Whiteville, scored 25 in the victory.

    North Brunswick improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference and 5-7 overall. The Scorpions led 41-27 at halftime.

    Gerald Moore scored 13 points, Shawn Batts added 12 and Reggie Cobia had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.

  • Scorpions sweep Whiteville

    North Brunswick’s girls and boys resumed Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference high school basketball action last Wednesday with victories against visiting Whiteville.

    The Lady Scorpions won 44-41 behind 22 points from freshman Tyera Fisher, while junior Shawn Sanders racked up a career-high 39 points in an 83-70 win for the boys.

    In the girls’ game, North Brunswick jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the first quarter. Whiteville outscored the Lady Scorpions 25-10 in the second and third periods to take a 31-30 lead.

  • Former Miss Brunswick pursues international relations

    At 23 years old, former Miss Brunswick County Erin Scharling is a seasoned world traveler. She taught adults and children in Thailand as a college student and took trips to Pakistan as an employee of a nonprofit agency assisting with that country’s democratic election process.

  • Exploring the Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve

    On a cold, beautiful morning in mid-December, I headed out to Fort Fisher, one of my favorite winter birding sites, to look for sea ducks and sparrows. It was just below freezing, with a hard frost on the ground, a welcomed relief from recent overly warm days.

    I started north on U.S. 17 and it was quickly evident that Memorial Bridge was open or there had been an accident or both. Who knew? Traffic backed up between Leland and Wilmington at 8 a.m.? I did not see that coming.