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Today's Sports

  • Local bowler finishes second in...

     The Rising Stars Youth Scholarship Tournament finals took place July 25 at Planet Fun and a local bowler had a second-place finish.

    “It was a great tournament final,” Planet Fun owner Brian McCall said. “Planet Fun was packed with parents and participants attending the final roll offs.”

    One of the top finishers was local bowler Chandler McCall, who bowled 114 pins higher than his average and earned a $1,100 scholarship.

  • Brunswick Debs second in World...

     The Brunswick County West softball team finished second in the Dixie Debs World Series last week in Atoka, Tenn.

    Brunswick, representing North Carolina in the 11-state tournament for girls ages 16 to 18, lost to 17-9 to defending champion Alexandria, La., in the second game of a doubleheader July 30.

    Brunswick reached the finals in the double-elimination tournament by beating Alabama 5-2 July 29. Caroline Gore pitched six innings and was the winning pitcher. Kim Cook pitched the seventh.

  • West Brunswick Ponytails second...

     CARTHAGE — West Brunswick finished second in the Dixie Ponytails Traditional state softball tournament July 16 at Hillcrest Park. In the eight-team tourney for girls ages 11 to 12, West Brunswick finished 3-2.

    Brunswick opened the tourney July 12 by beating Fuquay-Varina 14-4. The next day, Brunswick beat Hoke 4-0.

    Brunswick lost 5-4 to Lumberton on July 14. In a loser-out game July 15 against Dunn, Brunswick won 2-0. The victory qualified Brunswick for the title game against unbeaten Lumberton, which Lumberton won 1-0.

  • Brunswick County Junior Dixie...

     The Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    In its first-round game July 12, Brunswick County lost 5-2 to Columbus County.

    In a second-round game July 13, Brunswick County lost 7-4 to Bessemer City. The loss eliminated Brunswick from the tourney.

    Against Bessemer City, Brunswick was held hitless for four innings and finished with three hits. Bryce Guyer had a hit. Hayden Hughes had a hit and two walks. Jacob Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

  • VIDEO: Colin Minor wins state...

     GREENSBORO — South Brunswick senior Colin Minor successfully defended his North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state championship in the shot put Friday, May 16, at N.C. A&T State University.

    Minor put the shot a personal-record 58 feet, 6 inches, winning the event by 3 feet.

    The victory matches the two titles won by brother Ryan (2010 and 2011).

  • West Brunswick expected to hire...

     After much speculation, Bob Hanna will be the head football coach at West Brunswick High School, West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    Hanna is expected to be approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education on July 15, Fletcher said. The final holdup to Hanna’s hiring was the completion of the requisite background check.

  • West Brunswick expected to hire...

     After much speculation, Bob Hanna will be the head football coach at West Brunswick High School, West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    Hanna is expected to be approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education on July 15, Fletcher said. The final holdup to Hanna’s hiring was the completion of the requisite background check.

  • Brunswick County wins opener in...

     The Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team won its first-round state tournament game 5-3 against Hope Mills July 12 at Smithville Park.

    For Brunswick, Davis Julian was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jacksen McLeod was 2-for-2 with a walk and one RBI. Campbell Pryor was 1-for-2 with a walk and one RBI. Austin Reed walked and singled in three plate appearances. Owen McDowell also had one of Brunswick’s seven hits.

    McDowell was the winning pitcher, giving up three runs and eight hits in 4.1 innings. He walked two and struck out six.

  • West Brunswick hires volleyball...

     West Brunswick High School has filled coaching vacancies for volleyball and baseball. The school board on July 1 approved T.J. Spivey to be the baseball coach and Larry Salefsky to be the volleyball coach.

    Bob Hanna has been recommend to be the football coach, but he was not approved July 1 by the school board.

     

    Volleyball

    Salefsky, 28, most recently was the Coastal Carolina University assistant volleyball coach, accepting the job in August 2013. CCU ended the 2013 season 19-12.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    Hurricane Arthur drenched the area July 3, but many golf leagues had their events either before or after that day. Below are summaries submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers