Today's Sports

  • Sunset Hybrids: New golf group...

    A big part of being a journalist is interviewing people and I find that is the best part of the job. Each person is unique and has a story to tell and I love hearing those stories.
    Last week, my pleasure in doing interviews was quadrupled (septupled?) when seven members of the Sunset Hybrids came to the Brick Landing Clubhouse for an interview. That morning was pure pleasure because it’s usually me going somewhere for an interview, sometimes at 7 in the morning if I’m speaking to a golf course superintendent.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with at +17.5 were Bill Cameron, Russ Russo, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith. In second place at +17 were Bob Brownley, Ed Kinney, Stu Cleveland and Jim Ritter. The most over-his-points was Dan O’Connell at +9. Lowest gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Dan O’Connell 83, Russ Russo 86, Paul Michal and Gary Gutheil 87, Stu Cleveland and Jim Beairsto 88, Dennis Keane 89. Lowest nets: Dan O’Connell 61 and Randy Cogdill 65. Dan O’Connell is golfer of the week.

  • Project Campus: Building the...

    By Rusty Petrea
    The First Tee of Brunswick County has accepted the challenge of building an in-residence academy for youth from Brunswick, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown counties and our nation. When completed, Shallotte and surrounding communities will be recognized for a facility built specifically to deliver life skills, leadership, core values and citizenship training for many future generations of youth.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun

  • Solid fishing this winter is...

    The extremely mild winter continues and Brunswick County anglers are still enjoying unusually good catches of speckled trout and redfish, and I have never seen a winter when so many flounder were still inshore. The usually high activity of baitfish, shrimp and crabs in the water is making this winter a little like an early spring.
    Redfish schools are hanging around in the backwaters, feeding and hiding from dolphins, and you can find schools that number in the hundreds of fish.

  • South swimmers qualify for state...

    Staff Report

    A five-swimmer South Brunswick boys’ team finished sixth out of 31 teams in a state-qualifying regional Saturday. The NCHSAA Class 3A state meet is Feb. 9 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
    That was one of the highlights for coach Wes Cross’ swim teams.
    “The women’s and the men’s team had an awesome swim meet Saturday,” Cross said. “Although I expected them to swim well, they by far exceeded Kevin Sullivan’s and my expectations.”

  • National Deep-Water Exercise...

    As a part of the celebration of Deep Water Exercise Month, the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center is offering free introduction to deep-water aerobics classes. These special classes will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

  • Sports calendar

    North baseball fish fry set for Feb. 18
    The annual North Brunswick baseball fish fry will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the NBHS baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds go to the baseball program at NBHS. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.   

  • Seniors lead Lady Trojans to...

     Seniors Jasmine Jackson scored 13 points and Nicole Turner a season-high 11 as West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 39-15 Feb. 7 in the final basketball game of the regular season for the Trojans.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep. West, starting an all-senior lineup on Senior Night, shut out the Cougars in the first quarter in taking a 10-0 lead. 

  • West JV wins conference,...

     The West Brunswick High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team won the conference championship Feb. 7 by beating South Brunswick 56-48.

    The Trojans, coached by Jason Younts, finished 11-1 in the conference and 15-2 overall. They ended the season by winning 11 straight games.

    Younts gave all the credit to varsity coach Eric Davis, saying his leadership was the foundation for the successful junior varsity season.