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Today's Sports

  • Long Bay reef project gets grant

    The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have approved 14 grants, totaling $1.99 million, for the 2012 cycle. The grants are funded from the N.C. Marine Resources Fund, which receives revenues from the sale of Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses.

  • Fishermen to rally March 21 in D...

    Staff report

    U.S. recreational and commercial fishermen will gather March 21 beside the U.S. Capitol in an organized demonstration supporting the amendment of the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson Act).
    A rally on Feb. 24, 2010, under a United We Fish banner, attracted about 5,000 recreational, commercial and party/charter vessel owners and folks in associated businesses from all over the country to Washington.

  • MirrOlure plugs are dependable,...

    The mild winter has some anglers still fishing while others are shopping at boat and tackle shows. Right now speckled trout and redfish can be caught in the shallows of Brunswick County. Meanwhile, many folks are buying tackle in preparation for the spring fishing season.
    Very few speckled trout and red drum fishing fanatics lack a collection of colorful MirrOlures. The sturdy and dependable plugs are the traditional hard bait associated with sea trout, as well as redfish, and for good reason.

  • Lady Trojans rally in fourth...

      The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team rallied in fourth quarter to beat North Brunswick 48-43 in a conference game Jan. 24 at West.

    “I think it was our signature win this year,” West coach Mark Jones said. North beat West 67-59 on Dec. 13.

    For West, senior forward Jasmine Jackson scored 16 points, had 15 rebounds and blocked 10 shots.

    “I can’t say enough about Jasmine,” Jones said. “She had a lot of good games, but she had a great one tonight.”

  • Salkehatchie routs BCC men

     USC Salkehatchie beat Brunswick Community College 95-76 Saturday in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game at the Dinah E. Gore Center gym.

    For BCC (9-8), Steve Johnson scored 18 points, Marcus Graham 16 and Kameko Walls 15. Salkehatchie is 12-7 for the season.

    The Dolphins broke to a 14-4 lead in the first five minutes, getting a 3-pointer from the right wing by Graham and a 3-pointer from Walls. Salkehatchie then rallied to tie the score 21-21 with 8:51 left.

  • VIDEO South boys swim 200...
  • VIDEO South girls swim 200...
  • South seniors finish strongly

     In their last home meet of the season Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center, South Brunswick High School senior swimmers had memorable performances.

    Most notably, senior Stephen Seeber set a school record in winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 21.45 seconds. The time also is an automatic qualifier for the regional next month.

    Seeber finished second in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.56 (automatic).

  • Lady Trojans lose to league...

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team lost to unbeaten conference leader Whiteville 56-44 Friday.

    Jasmine Jackson scored 16 points for West (2-5, 4-9).

    West trailed 33-18 at halftime but rallied in the third quarter, cutting the lead to seven points.

    A 3-pointer by Jackson began the rally, and her basket off a pass cut the lead to 535-24 with 5:19 left. A pass from Grace Young to Aubriona Thomas led to a basket, and two free throws by Nicole Turner left West down 35-28 with 2:43 left.

  • Trojans use 15-0 spree to defeat...

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team went on a 15-0 scoring run in the third quarter en route to beating Whiteville 60-49 Friday.

    Jawon McNeil scored 12 points and Taylor Buffkin and Jamal Jacobs each scored 11 as the Trojans improved to 4-3 in the conference, 9-8 overall.

    As West begins the second half of the conference season, it is focusing first on getting the No. 1 Class 3A seed from the conference for the state playoffs—and then on a possible conference championship.