Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hospice fundraiser includes...


    The inaugural Hospice Closer to Home Skeet Shoot will take place March 16 at the Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland. The kickoff Barn Party will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 15 at Honalee Stables in Bolivia, which will feature live music, silent auction and an exhibition horse show.

    The events are fundraisers benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the Brunswick County Care Center Closer to Home Project.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Winter Frolic...

    The Ocean Ridge MGA played its 12th annual Winter Frolic Tournament Jan. 9 at Lion’s Paw.
    The event was shortened to one day because of a weather cancellation on Jan. 11. The tournament was a flighted, individual, low-net competition using 80 percent of handicap.
    No penalty strokes were assessed for out-of-bounds, water hazards, lost balls, unplayable lies or other penalty situations. All ties were broken by a match of cards.
    White tee flight: 1. Charlie Augone, 70; 2. Bob Dugan, 73; 3. Roger Buck, 73; 4. Greg Kent, 75.

  • Flaccavento scores first hole-in...

    By Walt Stachura
    The First Tee ace level participant Zack Flaccavento scored his first career hole-in-one on the 11th hole of Panther’s Run on Jan. 7. His playing partners were Chris Clendenin, Landon Patterson and Terry Mauney, The First Tee of Brunswick County director of programming

  • Local athletes win medals in...

    Four Brunswick County athletes won medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games.
    Richard Cummings in the AS Alpine glide (yellow) won a silver medal. Derrick Green in the AS Alpine novice slalom (green) won a bronze medal. Chris Robinson in the AS Alpine novice slalom (green) won a bronze medal. Adrianne Tribble in the AS Alpine Novice Slalom (green) won a silver medal.
    Three received participation ribbons: Matthew Hoffman, AS Alpine novice slalom (green), Dion Smith, AS Alpine novice slalom (green) and Juan Velez, AS Alpine novice slalom (green).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    Brierwood MGA
    The four-ball match Jan. 9 was won by the team of Bob Nobes, Tom Arney, Chuck Hornfeck and Ron Ardvison with a score of +6. The team of Dave Harper, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and Les Craft finished second. In third was the team of George Edwards, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Tom Kronyak.

  • Buying new clubs: A great...

    Two months ago, I went out and bought myself a Christmas (birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and anniversary) present: new clubs.
    In this column I often stress the importance of lessons, of regular practice and using clubs that have been fitted to you personally.
    During the golf season, I take lessons and I practice. I enjoy pounding my driver and hitting wedges to a practice green. I like throwing balls into a bunker to see if I can get them all out without a single “leavey.” Putting to targets on a large practice green is fun.

  • Senior golf program continues in...

    Dates and courses have been set for the 55+ Senior Golf Program. Golfers play once a month at different golf course throughout Brunswick County for a reasonable fee and a chance to win prizes.
    Golfers can pick and choose which months they want to play.
    Of note, the Gator Games qualifier is April 26 at Brierwood Golf Club. This is for Brunswick Gator Senior Games participants only.

  • Scented baits are effective in...

    February is almost upon us and that means anglers are out tossing fishing lures trying to catch schooled up speckled trout and redfish. They are also out at boat shows and tackle shops buying the many different kinds of lures that are used to target specks and red drum today.

  • 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.