Today's Sports

  • Sports calendar

    West varsity sports calendar
    Jan. 18: West wrestling at North Myrtle Beach, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 20: West basketball at Whiteville, 6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 21: West wrestling at Cape Fear tourney
    Jan. 24: West basketball vs. North Brunswick, 6 p.m.

  • Sports brief

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Garry Marion 258-222-209-689, Jeffrey Evans 280-224-680, Rick LaChance 290-672, Keith Jones 222-222-203-647, Jeff Kelly 226-604, Bryan Warner 213-200-600, Joyce Freeman 212-208-569, Zachary Bailey 234, Trevis Williams 226, George Kleinmann 218, Michael Oxendine 215, Tommy Guiterrez 213, Don Ruth 213, Bill Brothemarkle 213, Kelly Mintz 210-201, Thurston Etheridge 208, T J Thornton 204, Randy Brown 204, Collin Vanderburg 204, Arnold Sanchez 203-200, Terry Decker 203, Dennis Nicholl, John King 200.

  • Tickets on sale for Feb. 25...

     The popular West Brunswick Athletics Boosters Club reverse raffle banquet will take place Feb. 25 at the school cafeteria.

    Tickets are $100 for a dinner for two. The grand prize is $5,000. Contact West Brunswick athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740 to purchase tickets.

    Floyd said he hoped to sell at least 250 tickets.

    “If we sell 250, we’re rolling,” he said.

    The raffle netted about $13,000 last year, Floyd said.

  • McCumbee starts season Jan. 27...




    Chad McCumbee will try a different kind of racing this year—road racing.

    He will be part of C.J. Wilson Racing, which will head to the Daytona International Speedway later this month for the opening round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the GRAND AM 200, with a two-car effort and a full roster. McCumbee, Jason Saini, Bruce Ledoux and Marc Miller will all represent the C.J. Wilson Racing team.

    Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team is based in Austin, Texas.

  • BCC baseball players practice...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team practiced Saturday for the first time on its new field.

    The Dolphins, the NJCCA Division II Region 10 regular-season champions in 2011, are scheduled to play their first games on the new field at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in a doubleheader against Catawba Valley Community College. (BCC is scheduled to open the season Feb. 9 at Louisburg.)

  • BCC women upset No. 5 Patrick...


    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team upset unbeaten Patrick Henry Community College 88-78 on Jan. 6. The loss was the first in 12 games for Patrick Henry, ranked No. 5 at the time in the NJCAA Division II poll.

    “It’s the biggest win in our history,” BCC coach Ashlyn Burke said.

    Julia Crews hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Emily Jackson scored 18 points and Shanita Hampton 14.

    The Lady Dolphins never trailed en route to the victory.

  • South girls finish 7-0 in swim...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ swim team finished 7-0 in an eight-team swim meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “It’s amazing,” South coach Wes Cross said, “because we really weren’t concentrating on scoring. We were concentrating more on our relays—and we qualified all the relays we were trying for (the regional).”

    The regional is the qualifier for the state meet.

  • New lineup inspires West’s girls...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—A new starting lineup helped inspire West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 48-35 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 10.

  • Buffkin, Jacobs lead West...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The combination of Taylor Buffkin’s 24 points and Jamal Jacobs’ 13 points was too much West Brunswick offense for South Brunswick to overcome and make a run at victory on its home court Jan. 12.

    West beat the Cougars 59-42 in the conference basketball game. The game was West’s seventh straight on the road, and it is 4-3 in that stretch. West (3-3, 8-7) ends the road trip on Jan. 20 at Whiteville.

  • Wrestling video: Marquis Brown...