Today's Sports

  • Pitcher Cook helps St. Andrews...

    Freshman Kim Cook pitched for St. Andrews University in its two victories in the NAIA Appalachian Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.

    Cook, a West Brunswick graduate, and the sixth-seeded Knights played its first game in the eight-team tournament April 22 against No. 3 seed and defending champion Virginia Intermont. Cook pitched four innings, giving up four hits and three runs in the Knights’ 5-3 victory. She struck out seven and walked none in a no-decision.

  • Lady Trojans lose in Beach...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and had a runner on third base before falling 7-6 to Davie County in the third-place game of the Touchtone Energy Diamond Invitational softball tournament Wednesday evening, April 23.

    West trailed 7-3 going into the last inning when Alysha Cortes walked, Leilani Emile reached first on an error and Caroline Gore blasted a base hit up the middle to

    bring home Cortes.

  • Trojans second in Alderson’s...

    SHALLOTTE — Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, on a mild spring night at the West Brunswick baseball field, Trojan coach Mike Alderson handed the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational championship trophy to the Richmond Raiders. In the next few weeks, baseball fans in this area will be giving Alderson a different kind of championship sendoff, whether formal or informal, whether in public or in private. The thanks may be as simple as a handshake or a wave, as sincere as a pat on the shoulder or a whisper or a hug.

  • Hunter Allen drives in winning...

     Hunter Allen drove in what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as East Carolina University beat the University of North Carolina 3-2 Tuesday, April 22.

    With one out and runners on third and second, Allen singled to left center field, driving a run that put ECU ahead 3-1.

    Allen, a junior shortstop, finished 2-for-4 with one RBI. He also had two putouts and three assists.

    Allen is a West Brunswick graduate who played two years at Brunswick Community College.

  • Transcript of news conference...



    CHRISTINA LANCE:  Good morning.  Thank you for joining us here today. My name is Christina Lance and I'm very happy to welcome you to Media Day for the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open championships. I would like to take a moment here to introduce our speakers. We'll begin here on my right, I have Mr. Dan Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee.

  • At spring break, redfish...
  • Ladybirds going strong for 23...

     One of the best things about women’s golf in Brunswick County is the Ladybirds golf league.

    It started Jan. 21, 1991, when representatives from Brick Landing, Brierwood, Carolina Shores, Fox Squirrel (now The Lakes), Oak Island and Sea Trail met to discuss forming a ladies interclub league. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Staff Report

    Summaries of recent league events in the area.



    Results at Panther’s Run. Gross: Sid Silvers, 84; Gary Gutheil, 86. Net: Paul Michal, 68; Gutheil and Silvers, 69. Team (two nets): Tom Culverwell, Tom Quick, Dick Cecil and Ed Nocella, 125 (19 under par).

  • West’s Zio scores 100th career...

     LELAND — When someone reaches a sports milestone, the player usually asks her coaches and teammates to sign the game ball.

    Instead of autographs, Carla Zio just got a nose print on hers.

    The star scorer became the first player in West Brunswick High School history to score 100 goals last Thursday after she recorded six in a 9-0 win over North Brunswick.

    After the victory and with her Trojan teammates all around, coach Brian Quinn ceremoniously gave Zio the game ball.

  • BCC loses twice to Rockingham

     Rockingham Community College beat Brunswick Community College 2-1 in nine innings and 9-2 in seven innings in region baseball games Friday, April 18, at Founders Field.

    In the 2-1 loss, BCC starter Jimmy Boyd gave up four hits and one run seven innings in a no-decision. He walked one and struck out five.

    Rockingham scored the winning run on a two-out error in the top of the ninth when two BCC outfielders bumped into each fielding a flyball and the ball dropped out of the glove of one of the outfielders.