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  • Oak Island Lighthouse Run and Walk set

    OAK ISLAND—Tennis shoes, shorts, tank tops and sunscreen will be the uniform of the day during the 10th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 5K & 10K Run and Walk.

    The run/walk will be on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    Race-day registration will be at the N.C. Baptist Assembly from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

    After registering, participants will be bused to the start area at the Brunswick County Airport for the 10K and to Caswell Beach Town Hall for the 5K.

  • Giehl shoots 77 to win first flight of Brick Landing's Ladies' tournament

    Brick Landing Ladies

    Bonnie Giehl shot a net 77 to win the first flight of the Brick Landing Ladies Association tournament on March 20. Competition was “Ace Day,” an in-flight competition. Keith Webb came in second with an 80, and Irene Dowdy took third with an 83.

    In the second flight, Barbara Karkut had 72 for first, Usfula Stycynski shot 78 for second, and Melody Baylor had 85 for third.

    The third flight was won by Vivian Rowe with a 70, who also won “Ace of the Month.” Peg Agrimonti finished second with a 77.

  • Josh Johnson makes a comeback, recovers from injury

    His life changed in an instant.

    Josh Johnson went from being the fastest guy in town, to the guy in a cast, to the guy making a comeback.

    It was not how the only Trojan who went to last year’s track and field state championships would have scripted it.

    But Johnson broke the tibia on his left leg in a flag football game in Shallotte Park during Christmas vacation. On the first kickoff, he caught the ball and tried to cut between two defenders.

  • Southpaw propels Trojans to 5-0 triumph

    SHALLOTTE—Ethan Cox’s arm was “on” from the get-go, and the left-hander led West Brunswick to a 5-0 win over North Brunswick Friday night.

    The victory sent the Trojans into the championship game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament.

    “A 3-hit shutout with 10 Ks is a good day’s work,” said a beaming West coach Mike Alderson.

    Cox got stronger as the game went on, recording eight of his 10 strikeouts in the last four innings.

  • Ashley slips past West Brunswick 5-4 in tennis

    West Brunswick’s tennis match against Ashley last Wednesday was a contact-lens wearer’s worst nightmare, and it wasn’t any fun for the Trojans and Eagles with 20-20 vision either.

    Winds were sustained at 16 to 20 mph with gusts up to 36 mph, and they changed directions as a storm approached.

    Ashley nipped West Brunswick 5-4 in a contest ultimately decided by the last doubles match.

    Manu Jarvis and Devon McDaniel defeated Jack Donohue and Chandler Inions 8-0 to give the Eagles the edge.

  • West slugs Terry Sanford 12-2 in baseball tournament opener

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick brought more firepower than a SWAT team and used a second-inning assault to wallop Terry Sanford 12-2 Friday night.

    The Trojans’ opening-round game in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament ended early, in the sixth inning, because of the 10-run rule.

    “We swung the bats well tonight, and our pitching performance was real good,” said West coach Mike Alderson.

  • This week in Brunswick sports

    Thursday, March 27

    Brunswick Community College at Danville CC, baseball, 1 p.m. (DH)

    West Brunswick at New Hanover, boys tennis, 4 p.m.

    West Brunswick vs. Laney and New Hanover, boys and girls track, 4:15 p.m.

    West Brunswick at Hoggard, girls soccer, 6 p.m.

    South Brunswick vs. Laney, boys golf at Founders Club at St. James, 2:30 p.m.

    South Brunswick, North Brunswick at Trask, boys and girls track, 3:30 p.m.

    South Brunswick at Cape Fear Academy, boys tennis, 4 p.m.

    South Brunswick at Trask, JV softball, 4:30 p.m.

  • North gets big baseball win

    SHALLOTTE—North Davidson’s baseball players could have made guest appearances on “The Sopranos,” because the Black Knights have a lot of hit men.

    North pounded out 10 hits in five innings on their way to a 15-2 victory over West Brunswick Monday night in the title game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball Tournament.

  • West girls clinch tournament

    SHALLOTTE—It took only five innings for the Lady Trojans to comfortably secure the championship trophy, shutting out Bishop Ireton 10-0 during the final game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Softball Invitational on Monday night.

    West Brunswick defeated Bishop Ireton twice Monday.

    Earlier in the day, West Brunswick squared off against the squad from Alexandria, Va., and won 12-0—also in five innings.

    The Lady Trojans’ victory moves them to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in Mideastern Conference play.

  • Brunswick Wildlife: Greenfield by the hour

    Last week I had two appointments in Wilmington that were almost two hours apart. I try to double or triple up appointments to save fuel cost and reduce my carbon footprint.

    Also, not wanting to place my fate in the jaws of the green, demonic dragon that lies in wait, I always stay in Wilmington instead of returning to Brunswick County between appointments. I often spend an hour or two watching nature at the lake during my wait.

    If you don’t think Memorial Bridge is possessed, just try running a few minutes late for an appointment or meeting.