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Today's Sports

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

     

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