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Today's Sports

  • Trojans mix run and pass to...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 42-7 on football Homecoming Night Friday, Oct. 17.

    As has been the case all season, West’s running backs were unstoppable as the Trojans improved to 2-1 in the conference, 4-4 overall, with three games left in the conference season.

  • Cameryn Smith wins final MEC...

    Cameryn Smith shot a 75 and won the final Mideastern 3A/4A Conference golf tournament of the season Oct. 13 on the Nicklaus Pines Course at the Country Club of Landfall. 

    Smith, a senior, was the only golfer to break 80 on the 5,628-yard course in winning the championship. Caroline Cahill, a Laney High School sophomore, shot an 81 and finished second.

    On the front nine, Smith shot a 38 and Cahill a 39. On the back nine, Smith shot a 37 and Cahill a 42.

  • Fishing for king mackerel at its...

     The king mackerel fishing has been on fire this past week. Therefore, for those of you fishermen carving pumpkins, go ahead and slowly put down the knife and get the boat ready — the fish are biting. The kings have made their presence known by moving into the shallower waters of the Cape Fear shipping channel. In addition to being closer to the beach, this area is well known for producing big fish this time of year. Fishermen that fish the right time, tide and place can have one of their best king mackerel days of the year.

  • Fishing brings family together
  • Napolitano named SAC Defensive...

     Wingate University senior defensive end Nick Napolitano (West Brunswick) is the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Napolitano receives this honor for the second time this season and in his career.

    Napolitano had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack as the Bulldogs defeated Catawba 30-19 Saturday, Oct. 11.

    Napolitano also had four quarterback hurries and broke up one pass.

    He forced a fumble and leads the NCAA and the SAC in forced fumbles (four).

  • Veterans’ Golf Tournament: An...

     Last week I had the privilege of attending the closing ceremonies for the Veterans Tournament at Brick Landing Plantation. The tournament was played Oct. 8, and was for the benefit of the new Veterans’ Memorial in Sunset Beach.

    The day was amazing on several levels. First of all, more than $20,000 was raised for the memorial in a single day. Secondly, the tournament was filled to capacity several weeks in advance. Best of all, everyone finished golfing in fewer than 4½ hours. Our military men and women know how to keep on a schedule.  

  • Top two teams in Fall Brawl each...

     Clearly Hooked, captained by Austin T. Eubank of Carolina Beach, hooked a 39.65-pound king mackerel Saturday, Oct. 11, and won the Fall Brawl King Classic last weekend.

    The crew won $19,306 for its first-place finish and its high finishes in other categories.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct 12. The tourney attracted 195 entries, and 130 boats fished Saturday.

  • Trojans hold off Cougars 27-24

    West JV football

    The West Brunswick junior varsity beat South Brunswick 21-16 Thursday, Oct. 9, at West.

    West scored on the opening drive on a 7-yard quarterback keeper by Owen McDowell. Terrance Clarida kicked the extra point.

    West fell behind 16-7 but Michael Bryant scored in the third quarter to cut the lead to 16-13.The two pointer failed. 

    West got the ball back with 54 seconds left in the game. 

  • Middle school, high school cross...

     Brunswick County middle schools completed their first season of cross country Wednesday, Oct. 1, in a meet at West Brunswick High School. The girls and boys ran together in a 2-mile race.

    The girls’ top finisher was Bailey Lawson of Waccamaw. The next two fastest runners were from South Brunswick Middle School: Haleigh McKeithan and Caroline Moore.

    The three fastest runners were boys: Alex Younts of Shallotte Middle School was first. Jaxon Hudson of South Brunswick Middle School was second. Jose Velasquez of Shallotte Middle School was third.

  • South completes sweep of West in...

     South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

    South is 5-4 and third in the conference, 12-4 overall.

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, West won at Topsail 26-24, 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11.