Today's Sports

  • One Track Mind column: Drivers...

     In our last two columns we discussed New Year’s resolutions that various NASCAR drivers would be making for 2019. I wrote about the drivers who missed out on Victory Lane in 2018 and how they need to get back there in 2019. We also looked at drivers who had breakout years in 2018 and how they need to take the next step in becoming championship contenders. In this week’s column I examine one last resolution and this one’s for drivers who haven’t grabbed a win yet in their NASCAR Cup Series careers. 

  • Trojans defeat East Bladen after...

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Early in the season, West Brunswick struggled to establish an offensive identity.

    The Trojans dropped three of their four non-conference games by six combined points due, in part, to a lack of offensive execution in the game’s waning moments.

    West Brunswick put the concerns on that end to rest when it raced out to a 4-1 Mideastern Conference record and a share of first place in the league standings through Jan. 15.

  • Berenji and Harts earn first-...

     West Brunswick’s Noah Harts secured a pair of first-place finishes in a swim meet Jan. 17 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Harts raced to the finish line for a first-place ledger in the boys’ 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:35.82 for his first victory of the meet.

    He then added a victory in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:30.53 for his second win of the four-team meet.

  • COLUMN: Tough sledding for local...

     I was at a function recently and I heard a man speak about North Brunswick’s place in the Mideastern Conference.

    The speaker was clearly highly intelligent and passionate about the subject.

    “North Brunswick is the smallest 3A school in the state of North Carolina competing against (one of the) biggest 3A schools in the state (in New Hanover),” the man said.

    He’s not wrong. It’s the truth.

  • Trojans rally to defeat New...

     West Brunswick’s varsity wrestling squad found itself staring at a 30-24 deficit with only four weight classes left to wrestle in a Mideastern Conference wrestling match Jan. 17 in Shallotte.

    Fortunately for the Trojans, New Hanover had to forfeit the final two weight classes in the 126- and 132-pound divisions.

  • BJ Hale scores ace

     On Jan. 18, BJ Hale scored a hole-in-one at Rivers Edge Golf Club. BJ scored her ace on the par 3, 5th hole. The distance was 62 yards and she used her gap wedge. Her playing partners were Jane Lea, Beth Mahon and Sandy Keck. This is BJ’s second hole-in-one. Her first was also on the 5th hole at Rivers Edge in March 2017.

  • BRIEF: For the Kids

     Last year, McLeod Loris Seacoast treated more than 700 children in its hospitals and at McLeod Seacoast Pediatric Rehabilitation. From the tiniest of newborn babies to those on the brink of adulthood, McLeod Loris Seacoast is here to make sure your children get quality care when they need it most.

    Join us for our annual Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, March 23, at the Low Country Preserve at 466 Indigo Flats East in Tabor City from noon to 4 p.m. Dinner and awards will immediately follow.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run For...

     It was all about people supporting others. The 15th annual Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run For Food event took place on Saturday, Jan. 19, with 376 participants. Walkers and runners also brought carloads of food when they picked up their packets. Participants also donated more than $2,800 to the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry.

  • Wyatt and Yuricek use...

     SHALLOTTE – Think of a popular NBA player not named LeBron James.

    There’s a good chance West Brunswick ninth-graders Carter Wyatt and Abel Yuricek have the player’s autograph.

    Wyatt moved to the Shallotte area before almost three years ago and he instantly found a best friend in Yuricek.

    The two best friends, who are closer to brothers than acquaintances, share many of the same passions: football, basketball, baseball, video games and perhaps most importantly, seeking autographs.

  • Dolphins drop series opener,...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team has repeated a mantra as long as Robbie Allen has been the head coach.

    When approaching a three-game series on the road, the team has a saying, “Two’s a must, three’s a plus,” meaning the goal is to win twice, but a third win to secure a sweep is icing on the cake.

    When the Dolphins traveled to Pitt Community College, one of the top teams in Region 10, last weekend, BCC didn’t get to enjoy the icing on the cake, but it did get the job done.