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Today's News

  • West Brunswick honors Doug Rutter

    West Brunswick High School officials presented Doug Rutter with a plaque of appreciation that also encased a clock before the varsisy baseball game against Hoggard Friday night.

    Rutter, a longtime sports editor for The Brunswick Beacon, became a Brunswick County magistrate in March.

    His wife, Susan, and daughter, Olivia, looked on as West athletic director Marcia Heady presented Rutter the plaque.

  • At last, the linebackers of the fish world have arrived

    They are mean, they are mad, they are hungry, and they are here. So why not go out and catch them?

    The first bluefish of the year have appeared in our local waters, and they are only going to be joined by more. A great many will be smaller blues caught by anglers throwing pencil plugs such as Gotchas out on the deeper ends of the piers, while some will be really big fish landed at the very end of the piers by folks using heavy tackle.

  • Spring fishing heats up; Sauls catches 7.95-pound trout

    Finally, the weather has begun to settle, and water temperatures are on the rise. We’ve been back and forth between winter and spring too long, and I’m hoping we have finally shaken that trend.

    During the past week and a half, the weather has finally stabilized—allowing fishermen to get out on the water. In addition, the warmer air temperatures have helped raise water temperatures, which has spurred the fish into moving and feeding.

  • Tripp and Austin's Backwater Battle set for Saturday in Holden Beach

    A fishing tournament will be this weekend on a Brunswick County island with potentially hundreds of dollars in prize money.

    There’s nothing unusual about that, except this tournament was organized by two 8-year-olds.

    The first Tripp and Austin’s Backwater Battle is set from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The captain’s meeting will be Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Holden Beach Marina.

    Boundaries are from the Little River swing bridge to the Southport waterfront. No ocean fishing is allowed.

  • Staying fit and stretching help golfers play pain-free

    I believe in exercise, in personal trainers, in massage therapy, in yoga, in walking and stretching, and even in acupuncture. I did not always feel this passionate about personal fitness, but I had an episode about 15 years ago that made me a true believer.

    Early on Easter Monday morning, I rolled over in bed and felt something “ping” in my back. Pain shot through my lower back and down my left leg. I could barely move.

  • Golf action

    Piperettes

    The Piperettes played an individual point quota tournament April 15. Players determine their point quota by subtracting their handicap from 50. Players with scores closest to or more than their quota win. Scoring consisted of eagle (8), birdie (5), par (3), bogie (2) and double bogey (1).

    In the Sand to Piper Flight, Wanda Green won with 15. Judy DeStefon tied Judy Hanna for second with 11, Kathy Manning was fourth with 9 and Mary Dickerson finished fifth with 8.

  • Trojans spank league-leading Hoggard

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick used stingers, dribblers and bunts—not to mention alert base-running—to trounce league-leading Hoggard 10-1 Friday night.

    The win pulls the Trojans within one game of Hoggard and Laney, tied for first in the Mideastern Conference standings.

    West pounded 10 hits in the first three innings, and yet, only three of those 10 made it out of the infield. The Vikings got a glove on and were able to knock down several balls, but by the time they picked up the ball, Trojan base-runners were safely on base.

  • Johnson, Cajuste and Frink lead Trojans at county track meet

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson, Marc Cajuste and Cherell Frink turned in outstanding performances and brought home medals from the Brunswick County Track Meet April 15 at North Brunswick.

    The North Brunswick boys won the team competition with 113 points, followed by West Brunswick with 29 and South Brunswick with 23.

    South Brunswick topped the girls’ team totals with 98 points, followed by North Brunswick with 45 and West Brunswick with 14.

  • N.Y. softball team brings heat in win over West

    SHALLOTTE—Victor Central High School’s Erin Nargi struck out 18 of 25 batters as the Blue Devils blanked West Brunswick 6-0 in softball Thursday night.

    “She was throwing between 64 and 67 mph, and we don’t see that around here,” West coach Joe Noble said. “She was poppin’.”

    The visitors from Victor, N.Y., 20 miles south of Rochester, had only four hits but strung together the ones they needed to win.

  • WEST BRUNSWICK SPRING SPORTS ROUND-UP

    Girls soccer

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    South Brunswick slipped past West Brunswick 2-1 Thursday.

    Sheena Suttlemyre scored the goal for the Lady Trojans, and Mary Dorn had the assist.

    Both West goal keeper Ariel Gravino and South Brunswick goalie Kat Adams had eight saves.

    “Our players played really well,” West coach Laura Libero said. “The players we brought in there to play in the absence of our regular players did a tremendous job. We just have to learn how to play the whole 80 minutes and finish the game.”