Today's Sports

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Buffkin’s steal,...

     Taylor Buffkin’s steal and layup in the final 21 seconds clinched West Brunswick’s 50-45 victory Monday over South Brunswick in a first-round game of the Farm Bureau Insurance Waccamaw Conference Basketball Tournament.

    Buffkin, a senior forward, scored two points in the first half but finished with 13, tying for the team lead with senior guard Jamal Jacobs. He scored of eight of West’s final 17 points.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED BCC men defeat...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team avenged a 30-point loss to Aiken Tech by beating the Knights 80-76 Sunday on Walter Shaw Court in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics gym.

    The Knights hit eight 3-pointers in the first half but BCC held them to none in the second half. The BCC defense held the Knights to three points in the final 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    For BCC (13-11), Steve Johnson scored 25 points, Quinton Morrow 15, Kameko Walls 11 and Marcus Graham 10.

  • Hilliard, Minor second in state...

     In a thrilling finish, South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard was second to West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge by 0.03 seconds the 1,600-meter run Saturday in the Class North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A indoor state track and field meet at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse at UNC Chapel Hill.

    Hilliard finished in 5:09.57. Dodge won in 5:09.54.

    In the 1,000-meter run, Hilliard finished 10th in 3:14.12. The winning time was 3:08.46. Ashley Sloup was 20th in 3:22.94 in the 29-runner field.

  • BCC splits doubleheader in...

     Opening the 2012 baseball season on a chilly, overcast day on its new home field, the Brunswick Community split a doubleheader with Catawba Valley Community College.

    BCC, which entered the game ranked No. 18 in the NCJAA Division II baseball poll, won the first game 5-3 in nine innings and lost the second game 10-2 in seven innings.

  • South relay 12th at state swim...

     The South Brunswick boys’ 200 freestyle relay had the Cougars’ highest finish Feb. 9 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary

    Stephen Seeber, Avery Oliver, Brian Atack and Myles Williams were 12th in 1 minute, 36.83 seconds. The winning time was 1:29.45.

    In the 200 medley relay, Seeber, Nic Reschly, Brian Atack, Myles Williams were 16th in 1:53.28. The winning time was 1:39.35.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney is 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.

  • Sunset Hybrids: New golf group...

    A big part of being a journalist is interviewing people and I find that is the best part of the job. Each person is unique and has a story to tell and I love hearing those stories.
    Last week, my pleasure in doing interviews was quadrupled (septupled?) when seven members of the Sunset Hybrids came to the Brick Landing Clubhouse for an interview. That morning was pure pleasure because it’s usually me going somewhere for an interview, sometimes at 7 in the morning if I’m speaking to a golf course superintendent.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with at +17.5 were Bill Cameron, Russ Russo, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith. In second place at +17 were Bob Brownley, Ed Kinney, Stu Cleveland and Jim Ritter. The most over-his-points was Dan O’Connell at +9. Lowest gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Dan O’Connell 83, Russ Russo 86, Paul Michal and Gary Gutheil 87, Stu Cleveland and Jim Beairsto 88, Dennis Keane 89. Lowest nets: Dan O’Connell 61 and Randy Cogdill 65. Dan O’Connell is golfer of the week.

  • Project Campus: Building the...

    By Rusty Petrea
    The First Tee of Brunswick County has accepted the challenge of building an in-residence academy for youth from Brunswick, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown counties and our nation. When completed, Shallotte and surrounding communities will be recognized for a facility built specifically to deliver life skills, leadership, core values and citizenship training for many future generations of youth.

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