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Today's Sports

  • Teens from nine states compete...

     High schools from all over the United States came to Brunswick County for the Palmetto High School Championships on April 2-4. They played their qualifying round at the Pearl Golf Links on Thursday, April 2, then moved to Ocean Ridge Plantation, where they played Lion’s Paw and Panther’”s Run in the championship finals.

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  • Trojans defeat Cougars 6-1 in...

     SHALLOTTE—A full moon was rising as West Brunswick’s softball team turned into attackers and ambushed South Brunswick 6-1 Thursday night, April 2. The Lady Trojans pounced on the Lady Cougars early, scoring two runs in the first inning and three runs in the third, when Leilani Emile hit a home run out of the park for the second game in a row. West had 10 hits compared with South’s two.

  • Trojans score twice in seventh,...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat South Brunswick 3-2 in a conference baseball game Thursday, April 2, at Mike Alderson field.

    West trailed 2-1 in the seventh. Tyler McDuffie led off with a single. Austin Turner reached on an error. With one out, Charlie Carcich singled, driving in the tying run.

    After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Cameron Davis’ grounder scored the winning run.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

  • Trojans lose to Cougars in...

     SHALLOTTE — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 10-8 Thursday, April 2, in the first girls’ lacrosse game between the two teams.

    Ana Poulin scored West’s only goal in the first half, which ended with South ahead 4-1. The Cougars led 6-1 with 19 minutes left when West rallied, cutting the lead to 6-5 in 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

    “I was so proud of the girls,” West coach Kate Gentle said. “They played a phenomenal second half. They came back to almost win the game.”

  • VIDEO: Chris Graham wins 100-...

    Chris Graham runs to victory in 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash April 1 at the county Olympics. Cameron Barnhill is second (11.3) and Allen Frye third (11.4).

  • South’s girls, North’s boys win...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick’s girls and North Brunswick’s boys won the annual county track and field meet April 1 at South.

    In the boys’ meet, North won 14 events and scored 114.5 points. South won four events and scored 46.5 points. West scored 25 points.

    For North, Jayhlen Washington won three individual events. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.9 seconds. Evin Bellamy was second (15.6) and Keandre Yeoman third (15.7), all in regional times.

  • Bob Hanna out as football coach...

     SHALLOTTE — Bob Hanna is no longer the head football coach at West Brunswick High School.

    “I guess they don’t want me there,” Hanna said. “I didn’t resign. It was kind of final today (April 1).”

    Hanna met with West Principal Brock Ahrens and West athletics director Jimmy Fletcher.

    “They wanted me resign and I told them I wasn’t going to resign. I had too much invested in the kids. I have too much respect for those kids.”

  • Future Generations Tournament at...

     The biggest, best charity event of the year is coming. The Future Generations Tournament benefiting The First Tee of Brunswick County is May 30 at St. James Plantation. 

    This is the 10th anniversary of The First Tee of Brunswick County and, baby, we’ve come a long, long way. From a handful of kids that met at Brierwood and The Lakes in 2005, our chapter now reaches 7,000 young participants each year.

  • Fishing begins to heat up with...

     After enduring temperatures in the low 30s this past weekend, it is safe to say spring weather needs to hurry up. The fish are cold, and I’m sure many of you are tired of breaking back out your heavy winter jackets. Thankfully, the forecast is looking better for us, the fish and of course the Easter bunny. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s to low 70s all week, which will raise the water temperatures. Thus, the fishing should pick up significantly this weekend.