Today's Sports

  • Ashley beats West in MEC...

    WILMINGTON — The problem wasn’t that 3A West Brunswick was playing 4A Ashley, a high school with a bigger enrollment.

    The problem was the enlarged outfield.

    Ashley hit two balls that rolled to the fence in a 4-1 victory over West in the Mideastern Conference softball tournament semifinals May 6.

    “This field is 220 to 225 feet,” West coach Joe Noble said. “On our field, we would have hit four home runs.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    Results reported by area golf leagues.



  • The playing lesson: Essential...

     I am a driving range star. I can go to the practice range with a whole bucket of balls and hit them flawlessly. My drives are long and strong; my irons fly high and true. My wedges stick to the green.

    Then I go the golf course and lose it all. The ball goes right, it goes left, it bumps along the ground, killing worms and insects as it scuttles along. My driver soars like a wedge; my wedge chunks. My 7-iron shanks into the woods (ooops, I’m sorry I said the bad word).

  • Light switch is ‘on’ for fishing

    By Derek Treffinger


    It is frustrating how fishing can turn on and off like a light switch. One day we couldn’t catch a cold, the next we couldn’t keep the fish off our hooks long enough to set lines. It may be moon phase, wave height, water temperature or wind speed. Yet one thing is for sure: we never know until we get out there and fish. Fortunately for many, this weekend that light switch finally decided to turn on. 

  • May we fish
  • West golfers second in regional

     BOLIVIA — The West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional on Monday, May 5, at Carolina National and qualified for the state tournament.

    South Brunswick’s Nicky Beecroft qualified as an individual.

    For West, sophomore Landon Patterson shot a 78 on the par-72 layout of nearly 6,500 yards and finished second in the individual scoring. Jarred Lisec (Cleveland) shot a 77 and Patrick Stephenson (South Johnston) shot a 79. No one else broke 80.

  • BCC finishes baseball season

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOLIVIA — In Brunswick Community College’s final baseball game of the season Sunday, May 4, at Founders Field, Wake Tech scored a run in the ninth to force extra innings and hit a two-run home run in the 15th en route to an 8-5 victory.

    BCC finished 19-8 and second in the region (26-17 overall). The region title was undecided until Catawba Valley  Community College won two games Saturday, May 3.

  • McCumbee third in Continental...

      Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee finished third Saturday, May 3, in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda.

    In the Street Tuner class, they drove a Mazda owned by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson.  They raced their No. 5 ModSpace Mazda MX-5 on the 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    Freedom Autosport won its fourth consecutive Street Tuner (ST) race at Mazda Raceway, with Andrew Carbonell and Randy Pobst winning in the No. 26 Mazda MX-5.

  • South’s Crenshaw and Pieper...

     South Brunswick’s Noah Pieper and Dean Crenshaw qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tennis tournament by reaching the semifinals of the East Regional Friday, May 2, at Barton College in Wilson.

  • BCC scores in ninth to beat Wake...


    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Wake Tech 11-10 in nine innings in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, May 3, at Founders Field.

    BCC won the second game 11-0 in five innings as Alex Ministeri (8-1) threw a one-hitter, walking two and striking out four.

    Entering the final day of the regular season, BCC is 19-7 in the region (26-16 overall). Region leader Catawba Valley Community College is 21-6. BCC is on probation and ineligible for postseason games.