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Today's Sports

  • West Debs photos
  • West Belles photos
  • West Darlings photos
  • West Ponytails photos
  • Dixie Softball tourneys begin...

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County will be the site of Dixie Softball state tournaments beginning Saturday, July 2.

    Three tournaments involving Brunswick teams will take place at Waccamaw Park. Brunswick County West Debs, winners of the 2015 Debs World Series, will play a first-round game at 12:30 p.m. July 2

    Four tournaments involving Brunswick teams will take place at Town Creek Park. Championship games are set for Wednesday, July 6. Winners advance to the Dixie Softball World Series.

  • Jones drafted by Orioles,...

    The week before Father’s Day, Steven Linkous and Markel Jones thanked their moms.

    Linkous and Jones are two Brunswick County baseball players getting their chances to become Major League Baseball players.

    The Colorado Rockies selected Steven Linkous in the 22nd round, 650th overall, of the draft Saturday. Linkous, a North Brunswick High School graduate, has finished his senior season at UNC Wilmington.

  • Flounder tourney photos
  • Mercado reaches goal in unlikely...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Divina Mercado signed a letter of intent June 8 to attend Chowan University and play lacrosse.

    The scene was unimaginable four years ago.

    “I honestly thought I would more than likely be going to college to play basketball,” Mercado said.

    “But, things happened.”

  • Summer league, camps bolster...

    SHALLOTTE — When Divina Mercado signed a letter of intent June 8 to attend Chowan University and play lacrosse, she became the fourth West Brunswick girl lacrosse player this year to use the sport to help get a college education.

    “This is just the beginning,” West coach Kate Gentle said. “By the time my freshmen are seniors, I can only imagine that every single one of them will go to college and play lacrosse.”
    Gentle is encouraged by information she is receiving from recruiting sites. Colleges have interest in lacrosse players.

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     SHALLOTTE — If the West Brunswick baseball team had reached the East Regional — and it came within one out of doing so — the Trojans would have been host to two regional games (if the regional lasted three games). Conference rival Topsail would have been the foe.

    The games would have attracted the largest baseball crowds of the season at West Brunswick — and most likely would have strained the concession stand and bathroom facilities.

    That would have been no surprise to West Brunswick athletics director Jimmy Fletcher.