Today's Sports

  • Trojans finish second in...


    All-tourney selections Gray Cheers and Taylor Buffkin helped lead the West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team to a second-place finish the seventh annual CMC-North East Holiday Classic.

    The Trojans finished 2-1 and received a tourney trophy for the first time since winning a sectional title in 2003.

    “I’m proud of our guys,” said West coach Eric Davis, in his second year as coach of the Trojans. “That’s a big step for our program to go on the road in an eight-team tournament and finish second.”

  • Don’t let cold deter you from...

    A pattern of sunny days and chilly but not too-cold nights has inshore anglers chasing the usual winter suspects. Many folks are surprised to learn that winter fishing in Brunswick County actually gives anglers a decent chance to catch fish, but those who put away their rods and reels due to colder weather often miss some of the best action of the year.

  • The First Tee: It was a very...

    Looking back on all that happened in 2011, I can honestly say The First Tee of Brunswick County had a very good year. New programs and events were tried, with successful outcomes. The chapter grew in numbers of kids, volunteers and donors.
    Two new full-time employees came on board. The expansion of Cinghiale Creek, the home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, is ongoing and strong. Every golf course complex in the county is on board to help the chapter.

  • Groundbreaking at Life Skills...

    By Connie Hensley
    Public Relations, TFTBC
    Groundbreaking for the North Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy took place Dec. 20 at The First Tee of Brunswick County Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.
    The academy is designed to help address the critical issues of dropout and lack of character education. The academy accomplishes this through immersion in The First Tee Nine Core Values, The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 15 was one gross and one net of the foursome. The winning team at -12 was Dan Perry, Bernie Gruzlewski, Al Ostrager and Jim Pope. In second at +3 was the team of Dave Harper, George Edwards, Paul Salerno and Ron Arvidson.  
    The format for Dec. 19 was two best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -24 was Gary Hughes, Bob Nobes, Dave Harper and Ro Arvidson. In second at -18 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Dennis Shea.

  • Sports briefs

    Brunswick Belles Senior League Dec. 14
    Game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 220; 2. Karen Manor, 202; 3.Carol Haack, 193.
    Series: 1. Karen Manor, 522; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 485; 3. Eileen Lenz, 462.
    Handicap game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 282; 2. Carol Haack, 260; 3. Karen Manor, 258.
    Handicap series: 1. Karen Manor, 690; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 671; 3. Mary Fonte, 651.

  • Sports calendar

    Dixie annual meeting Jan. 2
    Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball will have their annual spring meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at Shallotte First Baptist Church, 4486 Main St., to discuss all new business for the coming 2012 season. Officers for the coming season will be elected. Coaches, parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Tommy Gutierrez 258-254-247-759, Terry Decker 269-236-221-726, Jeffrey Evans 259-237-206-702, Rick LaChance 232-212-205-649, Brian McCall 238-204-624, Kelly Mintz 233-203-611, John King 222-215-605, Garry Marion 234-603, Dennis Nicholl 229-202-603, Bryan Warner 213-212-602, Anne Decker 201-573, Joyce Freeman 192-541, Darlene Anuszewski 485, Tim Clendenin 246, Charles Wilbur 225-205, George Jacobs 214-205, Dennis Horne 212-208, Mike Fulwood 210, Gary Armistead 209, Thurston Etheridge 205, Zachary Bailey 204.

  • Piperettes have awards luncheon

    The Piperettes had their Christmas scramble and end-of season awards luncheon Dec. 6.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Bah Humbug...

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its sevent annual Bah Humbug Tournament Dec 14 at Panther’s Run. The event was a four-player shamble. The lowest two net scores per hole counted for the team score.  
    Creative tee placements were devised by the resident Grinch, pleasing no one. Additionally, players had to putt with specially designated putters on the ninth (a youth hockey stick) and the 18th hole (a plumber’s nightmare).