Today's News

  • Calabash VFW Post 7288 Dart League results

     Calabash VFW Post 7288 Dart League members competed in league play to round out February.

    The team of Leslie Paulson, Dennis Major and Tom Kelleher earned first-place honors for the week of Feb. 20, while the squad of Eileen Lenz, Bob MacDougall and Mike Walton captured a second-place standing. Shirley Kelleher, Rich Leylo and Don Paulson finished in third place.

  • BCC women’s team finished tied for fifth in Region X standings

     Catawba Valley Community College handed Brunswick Community College an 81-71 defeat in the final regular-season game of the 2017-18 campaign on Saturday, March 3, in Leland.

    Katisha Hyman scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists for the Lady Dolphins, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 25-point Catawba Valley effort in the fourth quarter.

    Jayda Malone scored 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, in the losing effort.

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  • BCC baseball falls to 8-8 after dropping three of four

     Brunswick Community College’s baseball squad claimed a victory in the first game of a four-game set against the University of South Carolina at Sumter last weekend before dropping the final three games of the series to fall to 8-8 overall.

    Sumter earned a 9-4 victory in the series finale Sunday, March 4, to cap its third consecutive victory over the Dolphins.

    Pitcher Sam Hunt led Sumter to a win in the finale, tossing three-plus innings and allowing four runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts to earn the victory on the mound.

  • Trojan softball teams to begin 2018 seasons this week

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team fell just one win shy of a berth in last year’s 3A state championship series a year ago.

    The quest to return to the 3A East Regional finals was scheduled to begin this week for the Trojans.

    West Brunswick head softball coach Joe Noble, who is entering his 22nd year at the helm of the softball program, and his squad were scheduled to start the season with a non-conference road game Wednesday, March 7, at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) against the Chiefs at 5:30 p.m.

  • Trojan men’s lacrosse team earns pair of victories

     West Brunswick’s men’s lacrosse team opened the 2018 season with a pair of victories last weekend.

    The squad defeated county rival North Brunswick 14-0 on Friday, March 2, before earning an 8-4 decision over North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) on Saturday, March 3. Both games were played at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte.

    The women’s lacrosse team opened the campaign in dominant fashion with a 21-0 shutout over North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 3, in Shallotte.

  • Upcoming events: This week in high school sports

     The following games are scheduled from Wednesday, March 7, through Wednesday, March 14.


    March 7

    West Brunswick baseball vs. Norfolk Christian Academy (Va.)

    West Brunswick softball at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.)

    North Brunswick track and field at Trask


    March 8

    West Brunswick men’s tennis at South Brunswick

    West Brunswick track and field at Laney

    North Brunswick softball at Trask

    North Brunswick track and field at home

  • Feeling especially thankful after a scary car crash

     Last Thursday was not one of the better days of my life.

    I left the office Thursday afternoon and was heading down to South Carolina to cover West Brunswick’s first baseball game of the season against Carolina Forest (S.C.). I had to go home first to take my dog out so he wouldn’t be up in the house from 10 a.m. (when I had left that morning) until 9 p.m. when I returned home after the game.

  • Trojans split four games in Carolina Border Battle

     After a trip to the fourth-round of the state playoffs a year ago, there are great expectations for West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team in 2018.

    The Trojans were able to shake off the offseason hype and play their first four games of the campaign last weekend at Carolina Forest High School in South Carolina as part of the Carolina Border Battle.

    After dropping its first two games of the season, West Brunswick rallied to even its record at 2-2 with a pair of wins Saturday, March 4.

  • Chicken tastes better with a little marsala mushroom sauce

    One of my favorite weeknight dinners is chicken marsala. Made with sautéed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce, this dinner is incredibly easy to make with simple ingredients.

    Similar to veal marsala, this dish can be made with chicken breasts or thighs (boneless and skinless or bone-in). They can be sautéed, baked, grilled or even braised. The classic marsala sauce made with shallots, mushrooms and wine can be fortified with garlic, cheese, tomatoes, spinach and heavy cream.