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Today's Sports

  • Fast changes in our fishery

     The water temperatures have gone from the low 60s to the low 70s in a week. We have had winds from all directions last week, but the east winds really started over the weekend. Water color was great Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, but once the winds changed to the east our water went back to a dark brown. The only green water we are seeing in the Ocean Isle area is near the Shallotte Inlet and Tubbs Inlet during a rising tide. Conditions are changing quickly and the fishing also has been changing quickly.

  • Invisible homeless in county...

     A few weeks ago, my friend and neighbor, Stan Rogoff, spoke to me about the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition and its first golf tournament May 2 at Brierwood. Rogoff is on the board of directors and was hoping I would do a column about it.

    The problem was this: Brunswick County is filled with golf courses and fundraising events. Sometimes there are two or three charity golf tournaments in one weekend.

    If I wrote about all of them, I would write nothing else.

  • Lady Trojans rally, win Easter...

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE—Randaisa Daniels pumped her right fist high in the air three times as she rounded first base and made a mad dash to the mound, where she was mobbed by screaming teammates erupting from the dugout.

    Daniels had just driven in the winning run in an extra-innings slugfest to give West Brunswick a 6-5 victory against South Columbus for the championship in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament Wednesday night, April 8.

  • BCC scores in ninth, beats SCC 4...

     

    BOLIVIA — Chase Gehringer reached on a fielder’s choice and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Brunswick Community College beat Surry Community College 4-3 Saturday, April 11, at Founders Field.

    BCC entered the weekend 7-2 in NJCAA Division II Region 10 and tied for first with Catawba Valley. The Dolphins are 27-10 overall.

    SCC entered the weekend next to last at 2-7. It is 8-20 overall.

  • West Brunswick beats North, wins...

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-0 and won the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on Wednesday, April 8, on Mike Alderson Field.

    Trojan senior pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up six hits in the shutout. He struck out five and walked none as he improved to 5-0 this season.

    “He’s a pitch-to-contact guy, which is what we preach,” West coach T.J. Spivey said. “For him to be successful, our defense has to make plays.

  • West Brunswick teams reach title...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it rallied to beat Winslow Township (N.J.) 8-7 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Tuesday, April 7, on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans will play in the title game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    West trailed 5-2 in the fifth. Tyler Stanley led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Zachary Johnson singled. Brett Babson singled home a run and Johnson advanced to third. He then scored on a steal of home, cutting the lead to 5-4.

  • Hunter Allen has three hits in...

     GREENVILLE —Hunter Allen and Jackson Mims each recoded three hits, while Charlie Yorgen drove in a pair helping East Carolina (20-13) to a 7-5 win over Campbell (24-8) Tuesday night at Jim Perry Stadium.

    Jacob Wolfe (2-1) notched the win working five-plus frames allowing three runs (all earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Reid Love recorded his fourth save of the season surrendering a run (earned) on three hits in the ninth inning.

  • Emile, Lady Trojans slam Davie...

     SHALLOTTE — Leilani Emile hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat Davie County 15-6 in a second-round game Monday, April 6, of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    Emile hit the grand slam in the third inning, as West scored six runs and took a 7-3 lead. She finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

    Emile, a senior first baseman, has hit a home run in four straight games. West coach Joe Noble said he was unable to recall any of his former players hitting home runs in four straight games.

  • Connor Durham throws five-inning...

     By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Connor Durham, in his first start of the season, threw a five-inning no-hitter as West Brunswick beat Upper Room Christian School (Dix Hills, N.Y.) Monday, April 6, in a first-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament.

    Durham, a junior, walked two and struck out seven against URC, playing its first game of the season.

  • Lady Trojans win first-round...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 8-4 in a first-round game Monday of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    West, the visiting team, scored its first run when Haley Long led off with a single, was bunted to second by Caroline Gore and scored on an overthrow of third base on a one-out flyout by Ariana Thomas.

    Leilani Emile then hit a two-run home run as West took a 3-0 lead. The homer was Emile’s third in three games.