Today's Sports

  • Surf Off attracts 135 competitors

    The 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival had the Oyster Fest Surf Off Sept. 10-11 at Ocean Isle Beach. Presented by Salty’s Surf Shop, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Surfing Association and Sharky’s, there were more than 135 competitors. Because of the popularity of this event, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Salty’s Surf Shop and the ESA will continue this event on a yearly basis in conjunction with the Oyster Festival, according to Kelly Matthews, the programs and events director for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Walker among Oyster Festival...

    Top-seeded Zach Ayscoe, of Raleigh, won the men’s 4.0 singles division at the Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament by defeating Darren Cranfill 6-2, 7-5 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park. Cranfill, from Advance, was the 2010 tournament champion.
    The second annual tournament was sponsored by Sunset Properties and D&D Tennis and presented by the Brunswick County Tennis Association, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. The tennis tournament was sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association.

  • West teams sweep conference...

     West Brunswick ended South Brunswick’s conference winning streak in a girls’ cross-country race Sept. 27 and the West boys remained unbeaten this season, beating South in a close race.

    South’s Carmen Hilliard won the 3.1-mile girls’ race of 42 runners in 20 minutes, 13 seconds, her best time this year. Any finish quicker than 20 minutes is usually good enough to place high in the state meet.

  • Sloup shoots a 39 to win...

     In the high school girls’ golf match Sept. 19 at Brierwood, South Brunswick’s Ashley Sloup was the only one to break 40, as she shot a 39 in winning the competition.

    This was Sloup’s second straight victory of the season.

    The Cougars also won the team competition, finishing at 140, as Christine Guseman shot a 49, Katie Narron a 52 and Tina Tolley a 53. The three-lowest scores comprise the total.

  • Trojans beat South Columbus,...

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer swept South Columbus and East Bladen, setting up a game for first place Sept. 28 at South Brunswick.

    The Trojans, 5-0 in the conference, beat South Columbus 4-0 on Monday at West. West played most of the game on the Stallions’ defensive end and scored 15 minutes into the game on a shot by sophomore midfielder Luis Espinoza. Passes by Jacob Ferguson and Scottie Melvin set up the goal.

  • Cougars rout West Bladen on...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick defense kept the West Bladen Knights at bay all night, giving the Cougar offense great field position as the Cougars easily defeated West Bladen 48-21 Friday night in a conference football game.

    Greg Burton-White led the offensive assault for the Cougars with 138 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns, but the offense sputtered in the beginning. The Knights intercepted a halfback option on the second play of the game and that led to a touchdown a few plays later.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 41-28

      Photos from West Brunswick’s 41-28 victory over North Brunswick.

  • National Hunting, Fishing Day is...

    National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina is Sept. 24 and everyone is invited to learn more about outdoor recreation and conservation by attending one of seven family-oriented events across the state supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
    National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. Hunting, fishing and related activities directly support 29,000 jobs and $818 million in income in North Carolina.

  • Champion’s Challenge Oct. 27 at...

    On Oct. 27, The First Tee of Brunswick County will be host of The First Tee National School Program Champion’s Challenge at The First Tee of Brunswick County’s Campus at Cinghiale Creek.

  • Crow Creek plays inaugural Krug...

    Jerry Dickson is the champion of the Crow Creek Men’s Golf Association inaugural John F. Krug Memorial Club Championship, played Sept. 13 -14.
    Other winners in the championship event: white tees, championship flight, second, John Pennell. White tees, A flight, Jim Atchley. Gold tees, A flight, Rich Kimsal. Gold tees, B flight, Artie Stoecker.
    “John Krug was one of the early settlers here in Crow Creek and was one of the founding fathers of CCMGA,” Ray Schatz said.