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  •  South Brunswick and West Brunswick finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in a Mideastern Conference golf match Sept. 13 at The Lakes at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Laney won the nine-hole team event, which was played on the 2,767-yard par 36 in Brunswick County.

    Laney’s Jayla Rogers captured medalist honors with a 3-over par 39, while Hoggard’s Anna Moore finished as runner-up with a 5-over 41.

    Laney (133) bested Hoggard (164) by 31 strokes to capture its fourth consecutive team win of the 2017 season.

  •  Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  •  North Carolina Farm Bureau announced the West Brunswick High School varsity football player of the week award winners for the team's games against Whiteville and North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

  •   LELAND - The West Brunswick High School volleyball team made the trip to Leland on Thursday, Sept. 14, and returned to Shallotte with a conference victory after the Trojans rallied from a one-game deficit to beat the Scorpions.

  •  Three North Brunswick High School volleyball players earned North Carolina Farm Bureau Student-Athlete of the Week awards. 

  •  Junior forward Alex Younts netted a hat trick in West Brunswick’s 3-1 triumph over North Brunswick in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference soccer match Sept. 14 in Leland.

    The Trojans improved to 5-3, which includes a 1-1 ledger in league play.

    Sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Therrian made four saves in five chances against the Scorpions, who fell to 2-7-1 (0-2 conference).

    West Brunswick beat the Scorpions two nights after dropping its first conference tilt of the season, a 9-0 decision against Hoggard.

  •  Mills Ellenberg, a member of the North Brunswick High School marching band, dances to the beat during the Scorpions' home football game two weeks ago against North Johnston. 

  •  The three Brunswick County varsity high school football teams are off to a cumulative 1-11 start.

    That’s not good no matter how you slice it.

    If you only look at the standings or the records and don’t examine the trajectory of each team’s season more closely, you’ll miss some things.

    The Trojans of West Brunswick have stumbled to an 0-4 start after a 9-4 campaign in 2016.

  •  SHALLOTTE – Tom Nicholas watched his own mother wilt away during the final days of her life.

    She fell victim to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease in whichtissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. The formation of scar tissue is called fibrosis.

    Nicholas’ mother died as a result of the disease. That all happened in 1998, so Nicholas made a decision.

  •  Two weeks ago, Eddie Hill sported a blue Colts jersey to celebrate the beginning of the NFL season.

    Indianapolis has long been the favorite team of the pastor at Sharon United Methodist Church on N.C. 130 in Supply.

    However, Hill enjoyed the experience of a lifetime Sunday, Sept. 17, thanks to another professional football organization.

    Hill prayed the invocation before the Carolina Panthers’ home opener against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

  •  Lumberton defeated West Brunswick, 21-14, in a non-conference varsity football game Friday, Sept. 8. 

  •  Scroll through the slideshow to see pictures from West Brunswick High School's varsity volleyball action last week. 

  •  It has been an extremely busy season for me this year. I can’t express enough gratitude for those who have chosen to go fishing with me, read my articles and keep up with me on Facebook. The Ocean Isle Fishing Center has also been a great partner in attracting a great customer base, great office space and a well-maintained dock to attract those customers.

  •  BOILING SPRING LAKES - The West Brunswick High School volleyball team visited South Brunswick High School for a rivalry matchup on Thursday, Sept 7.

    The Cougars (5-2, 2-2 conference) emerged victorious in a closely contested game featuring two of the Mideastern Conference’s 3A squads.  

  •  The West Brunswick varsity football team lost its second game of the season by one possession, this time a 21-14 setback on the road against the 4A Lumberton Pirates.

    The Trojans seized an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Owen McDowell found wide receiver Noah Johnson for a 46-yard scoring strike.

    Lumberton got within one point of the Trojans with less than a minute remaining in the first half as Braylan Grice scored on a five-yard touchdown run.

    The Pirates took the lead, 14-7, on a 62-yard scoring strike from Grice to Kwashek Breeden.

  •  Last week was a tough one. I’ve lived in Brunswick County for 22 years now and I know to take approaching hurricanes seriously.

    A hurricane is one thing. A storm of Irma’s caliber is nothing to scoff at, folks.

  •  LELAND - The North Johnston Panthers scored the winning touchdown with one minute left in the fourth quarter to hand the North Brunswick Scorpions a heartbreaking loss on Friday, Sept. 8 in Leland. The Scorpions played an excellent game but fell to 0-4 for the season.

    North Johnston quarterback Trey Whitley hit Kenneth Lee with a 32-yard touchdown pass with a minute left in the game to give the visiting Panthers a 25-22 victory over North Brunswick.

  •  Laney captured the team title in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference golf match for the second time in as many tries. The Buccaneers beat the nearest competitor by 41 strokes during an 18-hole team match Aug. 31 at Belvedere Country Club in Hampstead. The course is a 4,471-yard par 71.

    Laney fired a team score of 235, which was a sizable cushion as Hoggard carded a 276 to secure a second-place finish.

  •  West Brunswick cross country runners Ethan Reed and Brennan Mokma led the Trojans to a runner-up finish a cross country meet Aug. 31 that featured four Mideastern 3A/4A Conference teams.

    Reed and Mokma finished second and third, respectively, in the boys’ meet as West Brunswick posted an impressive 38 points to finish in second place in last week’s four-team meet.

    The Trojans finished just 15 points behind the meet champion, Hoggard.

    Reed finished the 3.1-mile track in 20:20.36, while Mokma was only a second behind at 20:21.10.