Today's Sports

  • Walking the course: Good for you

    Golf is a walking sport. In the early days of golf, players carried their clubs. 

    Courses designed before the advent of golf carts have a short walk from the green to the next tee. A regulation golf course is about 5 miles long from the first tee to the 18th green.   

    The electric golf cart was first manufactured during World War II, when gasoline was rationed. It was originally designed to allow women to go shopping and bring their groceries home. Soon golf courses discovered it, and before long little electric golf carts were widespread.  

  • Red drum active in winter weather

    The cold weather has slammed into North Carolina’s inshore fishing but there are still drum to be found in the backwaters. Wintry winds and frigid temperatures have kept many anglers away from the water, although redfish are still out there for the taking.

    Capt. Mark Dickson, of Shallow Minded Inshore Charters, poles the inshore waters looking for red rum this time of the year and he says they are schooled up nicely and prowling shallow water.

  • Bowling results


    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Nov. 29: Wayne Branch 216, 267, 226, 709 series; Keith Croom 212, 223, 247, 682 series; Kevin Williams 279, 194, 196, 669 series; Jeff Williams 212, 200, 220, 632 series; Karen Moshoures 219, 220, 620 series; Dar Anuszewski 185.

  • Calabash VFW Dart League

    The Calabash VFW steel tip Dart League results for Nov 11: First: Joan Elmire, Hank Olson and Lee Harrison. Second: Mike Walton, Pete McGerr and John Hinkman. Third: Darleen Riley, Jerry Morano and Tom Kelleher.  

    Results for Dec. 7: Rosie Thomas, Jerry Morano and Lee Harrison were first. Second: Rich Murray, Ken Yusko and Larry Hager. Third: Tom McCormack, Ray Ketcham and Gene Faessler.

  • North Brunswick’s boys start...

     LELAND—North Brunswick outscored West Brunswick 12-0 in taking a 19-7 lead and then held off the Trojans’ fourth-quarter rally in a 63-59 conference boys’ basketball victory Dec. 14.

    Junior forward Legrande Roseborough scored 20 points and junior guard Jeremy Young 16 for the North (1-1, 3-4). Senior guard Jamelle Batts and senior forward Jermon Bryant each scored 11 points.

    For West, which remained winless, seniors Quan Bates scored 12 points, Roman Smyth 10 and Marquis Johnson 9.

  • Fisher leads Scorpions to...

      LELAND—Led by senior guard Tyera Fisher, North Brunswick forced several turnovers in the third quarter in taking 34-20 lead en route to a 51-33 victory over West Brunswick in a conference basketball game Dec. 14.

    Fisher finished with 26 points, eight steals and six rebounds. Senior forward Jolanda White had 10 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Daja White had eight rebounds and five assists as North improved to 2-0 in the conference.

    For West (1-1 in the conference), senior center Kayla Padgett scored 20 points.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers win...

     Five West Brunswick High School wrestlers won championships and helped the Trojans win the team title Saturday the inaugural Caleb Hawkins Round-Robin Memorial Tournament.

    In the team competition, West was first out of seven teams with 89.5 points. Socastee, S.C., the defending champion of this renamed tournament, was second with 66 points. Lumberton was third. Ashley, with five wrestlers, finished fourth, one point behind Lumberton. North was seventh.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South swimmers...

     The South Brunswick swims teams continued their impressive early season performances by winning a tri-meet Saturday against Topsail and Lumberton.

    South’s girls won nine of the 11 events, beating Topsail 67-46 and beating Lumberton 67-32.

    South’s boys, small in number, won seven events, beating Topsail 94-35 and beating Lumberton 94-33.

  • South Brunswick boys rally in...

     South Brunswick forced three straight turnovers in the fourth quarter in taking a 39-31 lead and went on to beat West Brunswick 49-41 Friday as both boys’ basketball teams opened the Waccamaw Conference season.

    Montez Loman dunked twice and scored 18 points for South. Jeff Loman scored 12 points and Edward Reid 10 for the Cougars, down to eight players because of injuries and suspensions.

    For West, which remained winless, its leading scorers were Quan Bates (10 points) and Taylor Buffkin (nine points).

  • West Brunswick girls open...

    West Brunswick outscored South Brunswick 7-0 during a key stretch of the fourth quarter and went on to beat the Cougars 44-36 as both girls’ basketball teams opened the Waccamaw Conference season.

    Kayla Padgett and Jasmine Jackson scored all but nine of the Trojans’ points as West improved to 2-4. Padgett scored 18 points and Jackson 17.

    South’s top scorer was Kaitlyn Ray (15 points).