Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick boys upset No. 8...

     West Brunswick beat East Bladen 57-49 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 31.

    The loss was just the second in the conference and third of the season for the Eagles.

    NCPreps.com ranks East Bladen (16-3) No. 8 in Class 2A. The Trojans, a Class 3A team, improved to 5-5 in the conference, 10-10 overall, its best record in a while.

  • Middle school wrestling tourney...

     West Brunswick High School was host to the annual middle school and junior varsity wrestling tournaments on Saturday, the last tournaments before the conference championships. These are the top-two county finishers in each weight class, as recorded on the scoresheets (full names unavailable for all wrestlers):

  • McCumbee opens season in new...

     The No. 3 C.J. Wilson Racing Mazda Speed driven by Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 15th in the ST class in the season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge BMW Performance 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

    The team qualified 28th and completed all 58 laps at an average speed of 80.977 mph.

  • BCC rally stuns Cape Fear

    Three-pointers in the final 90 seconds by Quinton Morrow and Kameko Walls helped Brunswick Community College rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat Cape Fear 80-76 in a Region 10 basketball game Jan. 25 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Morrow, who scored two points in the first half, finished with 23 points. Walls, who scored 16 of BCC’s 34 points in the first half, finished with 21 points.

  • Rayner narrows choice to either...

     North Brunswick High School football player Keilin Rayner will announce on signing day, Feb. 1, which college he will attend.

    “He has narrowed it down to Duke and ECU,” his high school coach, Garry Bishop, said Jan. 25.

    “He took the ECU visit last week and the Duke visit this week. I though Carolina was in the running but he told me today he has narrowed it down to those two.”

    Rayner is 6-foot-3 and one-half inches, 240 pounds, Bishop said, and can run the 40-yard dash in the “high 4.5s, low 4.6s.”

  • Golf Ball is Feb. 25

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is looking forward to celebrating with the community at its second annual Golf Ball on Feb. 25. The black tie optional event will return to 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.
    “The guests enjoyed the Golf Ball and centralized location last year, so working with the folks from 101 Stone Chimney was the right choice,” said Kimmie Durham, TFTBC board member and event chair.
    The gala event will support the scholarship Pprogram of TFTBC. TFTBC has impacted more than 10,000 youth in our area.

  • Senior golf program continues in...

    Dates and courses have been set for the 55+ Senior Golf Program. Golfers play once a month at golf courses throughout the 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. The registration packet must be completed by March 9 to play in this tournament. Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).

  • Sports brief

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 258-249-238-745, Rick LaChance 235-234-660, Thurston Etheridge 243-224-650, Michael Oxendine 240-219-648, Jeffrey Evans 239-210-627, Joyce Freeman 203-193-582, Paula Micale 190-525, Dawn Clardy 500, Zachary Bailey 233, Brian McCall 233, Jeff Kelly 226-225, Bill Brothemarkle 225, Frank Paolicelli 224, Dennis Nicholl 221, George Jacobs 215, Kelly Mintz 204.

  • Sports calendar

    Free throw competition Jan. 28
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 annual free throw competition is 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Shallotte Middle School gym. This event is free and open to anyone ages 10-14. Winners in each age group will be eligible for the regional competition at the end of February. For more information, contact Richard Banchansky (910) 754-5705 or Charles Van Buren (910) 287-1785.

  • Discount golf available from The...

    By Mike Gildea
    How you can play just about every golf course in Brunswick County for a green fee of just $25?
    Buy The First Tee of Brunswick County Player Card.
    The 2012 edition of the Card is on sale now. Twenty-nine Brunswick County courses are available for one-time play for $25. Included among the courses are such spectacular venues as Thistle, Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Ridge, Cape Fear National in Leland and Bald Head Island. New to this year’s card are Brick Landing and Carolina Shores.