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Today's Sports

  • Ashley beats West 7-0 in soccer
  • The light at the end of the...

     One thing I know for certain is it has been one long and cold winter. Even well into April, we are having trouble shaking the effects of winter. Obviously it was cold, but the other kicker has been all the rain. However, as we approach Easter weekend, I feel as if the light at the end of the tunnel is bright, and yes, we are going to get back to fishing.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Results reported last week by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    The Beachcombers played their second round of four of the young guys against the old guys tournament Friday, April 4, at Sandpiper Bay, and the young guys won 22-8. Low scores: Sid Silvers, 77; Tom Culverwell, 88; Scott MacBean and Gary Gutheil, 89. Net: Silvers, 63; Culverwell, 65; and Bob Cecil, 69.

  • The Future Generations...

    Grab your clubs and sign up for the Future Generations Tournament June 7 at St. James Plantation. It’s a world of fun. Great golf on three fine golf courses, wonderful food, prizes, camaraderie and all for a good cause: The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

    Out of the nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee in the U.S. and the world, ours is an Ace level chapter, which means it’s one of the best in the world.

  • Hero or zero fishing
  • Schedule changes for annual...

     The annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball and softball  tournaments are April 21, April 22 and April 23 at West Brunswick High School.

    This is the baseball schedule for April 21 (subject to change):

    10 a.m. —  Harrells Christian Academy vs. North Brunswick

    1 p.m. — Winslow Township (N.J.) vs. South Columbus

    4 p. m. — South Stanly vs. Richmond County

    7 p.m. — East Columbus vs. West Brunswick

  • 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.