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Today's Sports

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of 16.5 points were Stu Cleveland, Bob Brownley and Fred Ortiz. In second with 10 points were Gary Gutheil, Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Dan O’Connell. Lowest rounds for the day were Stu Cleveland 81, Reese Evans 83, Tom Culverwell 85 and Gary Gutheil 88. Lowest nets were Cleveland and Culverwell 64 and Dan O’Connell and Jim Beairsto 69. Most over their points were Stu Cleveland at 8 points and Dan O'Connell at 7 points. Stu Cleveland was voted golfer of the week.

  • Paradise on Earth: Right here in...

    ike many of us who live on the Carolina Coast, my husband and I have had company off and on for the last few months. Family members come to visit for the holidays; friends stop by on their way north or south. Sometimes, our company leaves in the morning. I wash all the sheets and towels, send Gene to the grocery store and more company arrives in the afternoon.
    We love visitors. Each time folks come here and exclaim in delight over our fabulous area, we are reminded we really do live in a paradise.

  • In cold weather, use the proper...

    The big cold front blew through Brunswick County last week and led to good inshore fishing last weekend.
    With sunny days and cold nights a strong possibility this weekend, the fishing should be good again. The weather is just cold enough to keep the inshore redfish and speckled trout bite going and not too cold to shut it off, which means anglers working lures to the schools when the sun is up are having good luck.

  • New lineup inspires Lady Trojans...

     

     

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

  • Trojan wrestlers win Scorpion...

     LELAND—West Brunswick High School wrestlers won four weight classes and were second in another in winning the eight-team Scorpion Invitational Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    West also had five third-place finishes as it finished ahead of Cape Fear Academy by 13 points. This was West’s second tournament title this season, and West coach Jimmy Caraway said it had been “maybe four years” since the Trojans won two titles in one season.

    In the finals, senior Ronnie Dellinger won by fall at 106.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Kassens wins...

     Eighteen-year-old Peter Deucher of Vass won the eighth annual Run for Food Half Marathon Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach.

    In sunny, 45-degree weather, Deucher ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds. The course took runners over the high-rise Odell Williamson Bridge to the mainland and back to the island.

    Kevin Timp, 28, of, Chapel Hill, finished second in 1:19.55. David Smith, 55, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., finished third in 1:21.44.

  • Lady Trojans’ rally falls short...

     

     

     

    Playing in their first two games since the Christmas break, the West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team lost 45-23 on Jan. 3 at East Bladen and lost 36-32 on Friday at South Columbus.

    West is now 1-4 in the conference, 3-8 overall.

    Friday at South Columbus, West rallied from a 17-3 deficit and trailed 35-32 with 15.9 seconds left but missed two shots before South Columbus clinched the victory with a free throw with two seconds left.

  • Trojans build big lead, defeat...

     TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team built an 18-point lead and then held off a South Columbus comeback in a 51-47 conference victory Friday night.

    West (2-3, 7-8) led 40-22 but the Stallions cut the lead to 49-45 with 11.2 seconds left. Gray Cheers then hit two free throws to clinch the victory. Cheers finished with a team-high 20 points. He scored eight of West’s 17 fourth-quarter points. For the game, he made nine of 10 free throws.

  • Hunting

     

    Shannon’s 10-point buck

     Fifteen-year-old Shannon Kirby killed this 10-point buck on Christmas Eve in Winnabow.    

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Pitt beats BCC on...

     Chuckie Becton scored on a rebound of a layup with 2.3 seconds left as Pitt Community College beat Brunswick Community College 74-72 Jan. 4 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Center.

    BCC (8-6) trailed 38-24 at the half but hit 10 3-pointers in the second half, the last by Steve Johnson with 1 minute, 59 seconds left in tying the score 65-65.

    Pitt (7-7) hit a jumper with 1:47 left, but a tip-in by Johnson tied the score 67-67 with 1:30 left.