Today's Sports

  • Trojans lose three soccer games

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team lost three games last week.

    The Trojans lost 7-1 at Ashley on April 5 and lost 5-0 to New Hanover on April 7. West lost 4-2 to Whiteville in a non-conference game April 8 in Shallotte.

    West is 2-4 in the conference, 7-6 overall. Whiteville, a Class A team, is 9-4 overall.

    “This is what happens when we play three games in a week,” assistant Steve Nagy said. Head coach Brian Quinn was serving a red card suspension.

  • BCC beats Catawba in doubleheader


    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Catawba Valley Community College 12-2 in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at  Founders Field.

    The Dolphins finished with five walks and 13 hits, one of them the game-ending home run by Ryan Clinch.

    Markel Jones was 4-for-4 with one RBI. In the fifth inning he scored from first base after an errant throw to first on an attempted pickoff.

  • Trojans win two conference games

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-6 in eight innings in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference softball game April 5.

    Reliever Emily Clemmons was the winning pitcher. In four innings, she gave up five hits and one run. She struck out one and walked one. Starter Morgan Beeler gave up seven hits and five runs (three earned) in four innings. She walked two, hit one and struck out three.

  • Trojans improve to 14-1

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Ashley High School 6-4 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game April 5 on Mike Alderson Field.

    Winning pitcher Kevin Powers gave up four hits and four unearned runs in five innings. West made three errors. The Eagles also made three errors.

    Powers struck out three, hit one and walked one.

    Johnathan Carlyle got the save, pitching two scoreless innings. He walked one, gave up one hit and struck out three.

  • Three West lacrosse players make...

    SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick seniors have signed letters of intent to play college lacrosse.

    The signings are significant because they are the first seniors to sign since West began varsity lacrosse competition last year.

    Alexis Cohan signed with Methodist University, Savannah Midgley with St. Andrews University and Austin Mokma with St. Andrews University.


    Alexis Cohan

  • Trojans lose in title game of...

    West Brunswick lost 9-6 in 10 innings to East Columbus on March 30 in the title game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament at West Brunswick.

    West pitching gave up five hits but the Trojans made five errors.

    West fell behind 5-0 in the top of the first but scored five runs in the bottom of the third. A three-run home run by Savannah Branch tied the score.

  • Rough conditions lead fishermen...

    As we enter the second week of April, it seems as if weather patterns have yet to decide to be late winter or spring. One week we’ll experience rain with mild temperatures, then the following week we set a record-low temperature. For some, these fluctuations in weather result in fewer days to wear shorts and T-shirts. However, fishermen of Brunswick County receive an impact that is far worse than a change in wardrobe.

  • Conditions that affect the...
  • Baseball seasons special for...

    Baseball season is upon us and one man in Brunswick County is doubly excited.

    Jerry Linnell lives across the pond from me at Brick Landing. He and wife Jane live on the fourth hole; Gene and I are on the third.

    Linnell is an avid golfer who didn’t have much time to play during his 32-year career in the U.S. Senate as an official reporter of debates for inclusion in the official Congressional Record. For the last 16 years before retiring, he was the chief reporter.

  • BCC beats SCC in first game of...

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Southeastern Community College 10-0 in five innings in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, April 2, at Founders Field.

    Trey Schneider hit a two-run home run and Nolan Clenney hit a two-run home run. Clenney also singled and finished with three RBIs.

    Anthony Lombardo singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run. Ryan Clinch, Robby Kidwell, Markel Jones and Joe McDaniel each had one RBI. Nick Yarbrough had one of BCC’s nine hits.