Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tips and tricks on using Gulp...

    The worst-kept secret among local winter speckled trout and redfish anglers is that Gulp lures are the real deal. Whereas scented baits once were looked upon by saltwater anglers as gimmicks and cons, brands like Gulp have made believers out of even die-hard traditionalists. The age-old argument about whether scent matters has pretty much been settled.
    I get a lot of emails from Brunswick County anglers about how to use Gulps once you buy them. Everyone seems to have a different way and all of them work.

  • First Tee of Grand Strand to...

    The First Tee of Myrtle Beach is expanding and becoming The First Tee of The Grand Strand. Ultimately, it will be a super chapter of The First Tee, encompassing Brunswick County, Wilmington, Camp Lejeune, Horry and Georgetown counties all under the umbrella of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Foundation.
    The First Tee of The Grand Strand has replaced The First Tee of Myrtle Beach, as a local organization of The First Tee, said Veronica Gore-Kennedy, the new organization’s executive director.

  • Grass cutting equals...

    By Landon Patterson
    Eagle Level Participant
    Responsibility is one of the nine core values The First Tee instills in its participants. My brother Holden and I, along with several others, responded this spring when Rusty Petrea asked for volunteers to mow the greens weekly at Cinghiale Creek, The First Tee’s home course in Brunswick County. Holden and I talked about it, deciding it would be a great way to give back to the chapter that has given us so many opportunities.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 26 was one best ball gross on the front nine and two best balls net on the back nine.  The winning team at -1 was Bob Nobes, Ron Arvidson and Dave Harper.  The second-place team at +1 was George Edwards, Jim Pope and Dennis Shea.
    Brunswick Plantation MGA
    Results Dec. 29 (two-man better ball): 1. Joe Longo, Bob Gillespie, -14; 2. Gabby Grant, Mike Fiore (-10, mc); 3. Brian Kantner, Tom Lesniewicz (-10).