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Today's Sports

  • Laney drops Lady Trojans out of...

     SHALLOTTE — A ticked-off bench warmer helped lead Laney’s softball team past West Brunswick 4-1 Friday and dropped the Trojans out of a tie for first place in the conference.

    Laney, West and Ashley had shared the league lead before the game.

    The Trojans managed only three hits, while the Buccaneers had eight hits. One came in the top of the sixth inning, when Laney coach Jim Fisk reinserted Paige Cruse into the lineup.

  • Brunswick Aquatic Club Spring...

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Aquatic Club was host of its first swim meet — the Spring Splash — Saturday, April 5, at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    The Gators competed against the Cape Fear Aquatic Club and Gold Swimming.

    In the girls’ events for the Gators, McKenzie White, 13, won the 100-yard freestyle (1 minute, 0.46 seconds), the 100 butterfly (1:08.52), the 50 freestyle (27.35), the 50 butterfly (29.41) and the 100 individual medley (1:11.02).

  • Wallace pitches West to victory...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Laney 10-0 in six innings a conference baseball game Friday, April 4, at West.

    Winning pitcher Matt Wallace gave up two hits and one walk. He struck out six.

    “He pounded the zone all night with three pitches,” West coach Mike Alderson said. “Fastball, curveball, change-up. He was on tonight. You get a pitching performance like that, and you got a chance to win a lot of games.”

    The Trojans, who lost Laney 1-0 earlier in the season, finished with 13 hits.

  • Shelton Perkins, Scorpions...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick baseball team beat West Brunswick 4-1 in a non-conference baseball game Thursday, April 3, at North.

    Winning pitcher Shelton Perkins, a junior, gave up two hits, walked three and struck out six in six innings in beating the Trojans for the first time in his varsity career.

  • BCC coach focused on a team, a...

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College baseball coach is Robbie Allen would like to be two places at once during this baseball season, and with good reason.

    His Dolphins’ baseball team is competing for a National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region 10 title. His son, Hunter, is a starting shortstop in his first season at East Carolina University.

    So far, Coach Allen is managing his time well.

  • Ex-Trojan Markel Jones thriving...

     BOLIVIA — Former West Brunswick baseball player Markel Jones was in uniform for Louisburg College when it played a non-region game April 2 against Brunswick Community College, and he showed the same form that made him a top player for the Trojans.

    Louisburg beat BCC 6-5 in 10 innings. Batting cleanup, Jones finished 1-for-5 with a single, a stolen base and a run sored. Entering the game against BCC, Jones was batting .365 with 12 RBIs. He had stolen 13 bases in 16 attempts. He had hit nine doubles, two triples and three home runs.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Beachcombers

    Results of a 1-2-3 cha-cha-cha tournament Friday, March 28, at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of 115 (-29) were Ed Nocella, Paul Michal, Gary Gutheil and Dick Cecil. Second were Jim Beairsto, Sid Silvers, Scott McBean and Hal Riebesehl at 125 (-19). Low scores: Silvers and Gutheil, 89. Net: Nocella, 66, and Jim Ritter, 67. Nocella is golfer of the week.

     

    Brick Landing

  • CVGA golf

     CVGA golf

  • Mixed golf can be fun

     Mixed golf can be a lot of fun, or it can also be a pain.

    I’ve played in a lot of mixed events and I’ve seen it all. Some golf tournaments were absolute nightmares; others were a lot of fun.

  • Scouting your fishing area is...

     Conditions are forever changing in our waters around the Brunswick islands. We have inlets filling in and inlets getting dredged that will move sand, making it important to learn new navigation routes this coming season. Freshwater runoff will drop salinity levels and stain the water, possibly moving fish to other areas. Strong currents and strong winds will stir up silt in the water, making it nearly impossible for fish to breath. It will be important to ride around your favorite fishing areas looking for these changing conditions for better success this year.