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Today's News

  • Golf action

    Locke, Wilson, Ashley and Keife win top honors in the Shamrock Flight

    Diane Locke, Libby Wilson, Dave Ashley and Gary Keife won top honors in the Shamrock Flight with a 119 as Sea Trail had its annual St. Patrick’s Day tournament on the Byrd and Joes courses March 11.

    Each team counted its two best net balls.

    Cathy Bender, Marti Kennedy, Ches Burton and Al Kozel took second with a 122.

    Georgia Lounsbury, Dick Lehrer, Ralph Gardner and Mike Pozdol tied with Pat Lupi, George Hill, Dick Lawson and Tom Robbins for third at 125.

  • West to defend championship

    West Brunswick is the defending Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament champion.

    The eight-team tournament gets under way Friday with the Trojans already owning three victories against their Brunswick County counterparts.

    “He’s already beat me twice,” said South Brunswick coach Lee Shelton, “so I’d say his team is the favorite. And he’s beaten North once. They’re good.”

  • Softball tourney gets under way

    One positive way to look at the field for the 10th Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Softball Tournament is that three-time winner West Johnston is not in the six-team field.

    The softball event takes on a different format for 2008, with two three-team pools set to determine who plays for the tournament title next Monday at 7 p.m. at West Brunswick High School.

    The 12-game tournament has been squeezed into two days, wrapped around Easter Sunday.

  • Ashley defeats West Brunswick

    SHALLOTTE—Errors in the early innings hurt the cause, and, ironically, the grandson of the Shallotte mayor went the distance for the visitors as Ashley High School defeated West Brunswick 7-3 Friday night.

    “We’re just making too many errors,” said West coach Mike Alderson. “We’re not focused. Going into the season, I thought defense would be our strong suit, but it’s been our Achilles heel. In the three games that we’ve lost, we beat ourselves.”

  • West Brunswick goalie fights off shots, but team comes up short

    SHALLOTTE—Goalkeepers hope to be as lonely as the guy in the Maytag repairman commercials, but West Brunswick’s Ariel Gravino didn’t have that luxury in a match last Wednesday.

    She faced 19 shots on goal and made a whopping 15 saves, but a trio of Laney High School’s shots slipped through, and the Trojans fell 3-0 in M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “Ariel always does a really good job,” said West coach Laura Libero. “To have 15 saves out of 19 shots on goal is not too bad at all.”

  • West Brunswick Lady Trojans capture fifth softball win in a row

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick softball coaches had a hard time deciding when the last time the Lady Trojans had jumped off to a 7-1 start.

    “I think it was ’04,” said coach Joe Noble. “Amanda’s (daughter Amanda Noble) senior year we started out 6-0 before we lost our first game.”

    “I think it was ’03,” said pitching coach Mike Cronin.

    Neither mattered.

  • Spring sports in full swing for North Brunswick

    LaTesha Harrison and Barbara Graham each drove in two runs as the North Brunswick Lady Scorpions defeated Whiteville 7-1 last Friday in a Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference softball game at Leland.

    Jolanda White went 2-for-3 with a single, double and RBI.

    Carried Evenson was the winning pitcher for the Lady Scorpions (4-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference). They play at Trask Tuesday and in the Beach Diamond Invitational tournament at Shallotte beginning Saturday.

    GAME SUMMARY

    Whiteville 000 010 0—1

    N. Bruns. 013 201 x—7

  • SOUTH ROUNDUP

    South Brunswick golfers win third straight match

    South Brunswick’s Dalton Gore shot a 38 and shared medalist honors with Whiteville’s Josh Kramer in Monday’s Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference golf match at Riegelwood Country Club.

    The Cougars continued to roll, winning their third consecutive league match by four strokes ahead of the Wolfpack. South Brunswick finished with 160 strokes, to 164 for Whiteville.

    South Brunswick is scheduled to meet Ashley and Hoggard in a match Thursday at Beau Rivage in Wilmington and host Topsail March 25.

  • West Brunswick netters fall to two perennial powerhouses

    West Brunswick’s boys’ tennis team lost a pair of matches to perennial powerhouses last week.

    West fell 9-0 on March 11 to North Myrtle Beach.

    West also fell 9-0 to perennial conference champion Hoggard on March 13.

    “The kids got a chance first hand to see strong they really are,” said West coach Bob Bell.

    Of the 11 active players on the Trojan tennis roster, all but two are either sophomores or freshman.

  • South, North players named to Waccamaw conference team

    South Brunswick and North Brunswick had a combined 13 athletes picked for first-team All-Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference honors.

    The Cougars had eight chosen, including five from its league-winning wrestling team, while the Scorpions had five.

    The South Brunswick wrestlers chosen were Jeromy Roundtree, Charlie Martin, Sammy Roundtree, Jonathan Marvin and Rick Logan.

    The Cougars’ Ryan Waldrep and Ervin Hall made first team in boys’ basketball with Joey Hines and Edward McNeill voted to the second team.