Today's Sports

  • VIDEO South Brunswick senior Jon...


    GREENSBORO—South Brunswick senior Jon Wiley rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the third period and beat Robinson junior Kenan Robertson by fall to win on Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state wrestling championship at 152 pounds.

    Wiley finishes the season 51-2, but for most of the match the lead was by Robertson, who had just two losses this year.

  • North Brunswick loses 69-67 in...

     WILSON—Beddingfield’s strong rebounding was too much for North Brunswick to overcome in a 69-67 loss Feb. 24 in a North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A sectional basketball final.

    Junior Adam Jacobs and senior Legrande Roseborough each scored 16 points for the Scorpions and senior Jeremy Young scored 13, who finish the season 16-9. The Bruins, led by 6-foot-6 senior center Dea’aron Ward and 6-7 junior center Travis Barnes, are 18-6.

  • North Brunswick softball pitcher...


    LELAND—North Brunswick High School senior Meghan Barrett signed a letter of intent Feb. 23 to attend Kishwaukee College in Malta, Ill., and play softball.

    Barrett said it was through ncsasports.org, a recruiting website, that Kishwaukee showed interest.

    “They found me on there and started talking to me,” Barrett said. “They said they really liked my speed in my pitching and my running. They said they liked how I hit and how I field. They said they thought I would make a really great addition to their team.”

  • From Hopewell, Davis brings hope...

     Eric Davis recalled when the day he first met some parents at West Brunswick High School after athletics director John Floyd had hired him to be the boys’ basketball coach.

    Davis had resigned as coach at Hopewell High School. He had started the program at the new school (near Charlotte) and coached the Titans to a 157-82 record in nine years (finishing 28-1 in 2008-09). In his last season at Hopewell, the Titans won a third-straight conference title.

  • South Central ends Trojans’...

     Winterville South Central ended West Brunswick’s surprising basketball season by beating the Trojans 60-56 Feb. 22 in a second-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    West finished 14-12 and completes one of its most successful seasons in years.

    “I’m proud of the season we had,” West coach Eric Davis said.

     Taylor Buffkin scored 12 points, Jamal Jacobs nine, Seth Strickland seven and Geoffrey Gore seven. All are seniors, as are Altrey Frink and Brandon Smith.

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    March 21: Lockwood Folly Country Club, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    March 29: Experience a Day of Golf at Bald Head Island, $85. Price includes ferry transportation, cart fee, greens fee, boxed lunch. Register by March 1. Call (910) 253-2670.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Stableford...

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf League played its annual four-man team Stableford Tournament Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 on Panther’s Run and Lion’s Paw.
    The scoring was based on -1 point for a net double bogey or higher, 0 points for a net bogey, 1 point for a net par, 3 points for net birdie, 5 points for a net eagle and 8 points for a net double eagle.
    On the first day, the leaders with 110 points were the team of Ed McCloskey, Vince Barbera, Roger Buck and Clyde Crowl, followed by the team of Bob Larkin,
    Guy Giancarlo, Paul

  • Golf Ball is Feb. 25

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC director
    The First Tee of Brunswick County’s second annual The Golf Ball is quickly approaching. Have you purchased your tickets?
    This event will be Feb. 25 at 101 Stone Chimney, Supply, and promises to be an evening filled with food, fellowship and dancing to Fat Jack Band.
    Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, wine/liquor basket raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation.
    The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    On Friday, the Beachcombers played at Farmstead. Gross: Matt Beairsto 73, Reese Evans 80, Jim Beairsto 86, Jim Ritter 88. Net: Matt and Jim Beairsto 63, Ritter 65, Bill Cameron 67 and Bob Brownley 69. Team (one net on par 5s, two nets on par 4s and three on par 3s): Matt Beairsto, Evans, Ritter and Jim Beairsto, 25-under par. Golfer of the week is Matt Beairsto.