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  • West softball duo to extend...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick High School graduate McKenzie Benton isn’t sure she would’ve played college softball had it not been for a special teammate.

    Benton, who helped lead the Trojans to an appearance in the eastern regional finals for the first in program history this spring, will continue her softball career at Southeastern Community College after officially signing a letter of intent to play at the Whiteville junior college last week in West Brunswick’s library.

  • Team Do Work/OIFC captures 2017...

     The 2017 Jolly Mon King Classic is officially in the books. Out of the 185 boats that competed, Jeff Beck and his crew of Team Do Work/OIFC came out on top with a 42.75-pound king mackerel.

    On Saturday, June 17, Beck and his crew set their sights on a spot about 15 miles offshore Myrtle Beach. Upon arrival, the team noticed that other boats in the area were catching fish, yet none of them seemed to be of any size. Still confident for a big bite, the crew deployed their trolling spread and started their day of fishing.

  • Trojan round baller to continue...

     SHALLOTTE – When former West Brunswick combo guard Kaitlyn Bellamy finished her high school basketball career earlier this year, she had no idea she’d have the opportunity to continue her career at the collegiate level.

    Several weeks and countless trips to Brunswick Community College’s campus later, Bellamy has seen her wish come true as she has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the Supply junior college during the 2017-18 season.

  • Daredevils host 34th Annual...

     The Sudan Daredevils hosted their 34th Annual Flounder Tournament on June 9-10. The competitors fished in the Shallotte River for two days and the prizes were awarded June 10.

    The awards ceremony was June 10 at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Exploring every inch of Lockwood...

     I am so bad at golf. This is not some half-hearted attempt at self-deprecating humor. I’m horrible. I’m a terrible golfer and I’ve come to accept it.

    Nevertheless, last week I was invited to play 18 holes with the head pro at Lockwood Folly Country Club, Eric Morgan, and two of the club’s members, Don Brewer and Paul Boileau. Don is actually the president of the country club and Paul serves as the vice president of the community’s Property Owners Association.

  • Notable scores and golf...

     Beachcombers

             Results from Friday, June 16. The group played a format of one low net on par 5 holes, two low nets on par 4s and three low nets on par 3s per foursome. Joe Capone, Chuck Good, Chris Kelly and Vic Bryant won first place with a score of 105. Capone was the low gross winner with a 79. Bryant, who was named golfer of the week, shot a 62 in the low net game to capture top honors.

     

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  • God, family, work, kick butt

     I will see Father’s Day through a different lens this year. For the first time, I may actually receive a gift as I’ve been a Dad to my rough-and-tough little Huck Man for last 11 months or so. There’s not a present in the world that could make me as happy as my big guy does every morning when I see his smiling face.

    I’ve said this before on social media and to my friends and family and I say with the utmost sincerity, if I can be half the father to Huck that my Dad was to me, I’ll be doing an incredible job.

  • Carlyle tabbed league player of...

     West Brunswick’s 2017 season ended with a 2-1 loss in extra innings against Topsail in the fourth round of the state baseball playoffs. With the loss came the conclusion to one of the finest individual careers in the baseball program’s history.

    Johnathan Carlyle had put on a West Brunswick uniform for the last time. He accomplished nearly every individual goal one can accomplish during a high school baseball career, one that was capped with yet another Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Player of the Year award.

  • Benton, Noble sweep conference...

     Fresh off a 25-win season and the program’s first ever trip to the eastern regional finals, the players and coaches on West Brunswick High School’s varsity softball team were essentially locks to receive several postseason awards.

    Those accolades started to roll in last week.

    Senior shortstop McKenzie Benton was named Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Player of the Year and head coach Joe Noble earned the league’s coach of the year honor, according to a league press released issued Wednesday, June 7.

  • North Brunswick’s Medlin named...

     Dustin Medlin inherited a successful baseball program when he accepted the head-coaching job at North Brunswick more than five years ago.

    He has taken the program to new heights, including a state championship appearance, in his stint as the Scorpions’ skipper.

    Medlin led an 18-win team that captured the East Central Conference regular-season championship, earning him the league’s coach of the year award.

    North Brunswick didn’t have its most talented team during Medlin’s time as head coach, the coach said.