Today's News

  • The First Tee offering Ace level programming

    Al Arrigoni, or Coach Al as the golfers know him, recently completed the necessary requirements to attain the status and recognition of The First Tee Coach. This was a prerequisite for the chapter to offer participants Ace level programming. Only 96 out of 204 chapters in The First Tee organization have achieved this final level. The four other programming levels are PLAYer, Par, Birdie and Eagle.

  • Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association completes member-member tourney

    The final round of the SBMGA member-member annual tournament was played April 14. The tournament was two days with four flights playing a range of nine-hole matches. Day one had the group playing a nine-hole, two-man best-ball match followed by a nine-hole total score for the two-man team match.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores: Low gross: Paul Michal, 86; Harry Haggerty, 87; Stu Cleveland, 88. Low nets, Michal 72. Team two low nets on each hole: Dan O’Connell, Dennis Davidson, Bob Byrne and Cleveland at 18-under par. Golfer of the week was Michal.
    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association played the third round of its President’s Cup match. Winners were Sharon Deutsch and Peg Agrimonti.

  • From the gulag to the golf course: the story of Stanley Opalka

    Golf is played by the most amazing people. I’ve met paraplegic golfers, blind golfers, one-armed golfers, and just plain folks who have battled debilitating disease and injury to get back on the course.  
    Stanley Opalka, of Sunset Beach, traveled a long, hard road to the quiet beauty of the Carolina coast.  
    His story begins in Poland, in the fall of 1939, when his native country was invaded by the Nazis from the west and the Soviets from the east.  

  • Brunswick County fishermen are sitting on go, waiting for summer to arrive

    You ever get the feeling summer is never going to get here? The past couple of weeks have been very nice, but it’s been just cool enough to keep water temperatures stable instead of rising. And that’s what we need right now, warmer water temperatures. However, just as soon as I complain about the cool, I’ll soon be complaining about the heat, so I guess patience is required.

  • Sea mullet are a feisty panfish; look for them at night or early morning

    The weather continues to warm, but spring inshore fishing has suddenly cooled. After a strong preseason redfish bite, the local angling has hit a surprising lull, possibly the result of some combinations of wind and tide and possibly just because it’s going to be a slow-starting fishing season.

  • Tilley leads West Brunswick to win over South Columbus

    Freshman Landon Tilley pitched a complete-game and added a RBI double in a 5-2 victory for the Trojans (5-5) over South Columbus in a JV game played April 13 in Shallotte.
    Tilley allowed two runs in the top of the third inning, but was he masterful the rest of the game. The right-hander gave up four hits, two earned runs and struck out eight batters. Head coach T.J. Spivey was impressed by his starter’s performance since the team had not played in over a week due to spring break.

  • Lady Trojans defeat South in pitchers’ battle

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick senior pitcher Carly White allowed seven hits in her seven innings pitched Friday night, and her teammates contributed with some timely hitting, as West squeaked by South 4-0 in the conference softball game.
    White struck out eight batters as her screwball has reemerged.
    “I found it,” White said.
    West is now 6-1 in the conference.
    White’s mound opponent, Madison Walker, also had a good outing, striking out six. Four of those strikeouts were in the first two innings.

  • Gause, Bates win three individual events at track meet at West

    West Brunswick’s Breana Gause and Kayla Padgett had performances like those seen at state meets in a track and field meet April 13 at West.
    Padgett won the shot put (33 feet, 9 inches) and the discus throw (117-9), both regional standards. Her shot put would have placed her ninth last year at the Class 3A state meet. Her discus throw would have placed her second at state.

  • Trojan golfers shoot in 70s at conference tournament

    WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick golf team finished one stroke ahead of host West Bladen on April 12 at Land O’ Lakes Golf Club. Three Trojan golfers shot in the 70s to seal a second-place finish, one stroke ahead of the host Knights.
    For the tournament, the conference team scores were South Brunswick 307, West Brunswick 311, host West Bladen 312, Whiteville 337, North Brunswick 351, East Bladen 393 and South Columbus 445.