Today's Sports

  • Mixed golf can be fun

     Mixed golf can be a lot of fun, or it can also be a pain.

    I’ve played in a lot of mixed events and I’ve seen it all. Some golf tournaments were absolute nightmares; others were a lot of fun.

  • Scouting your fishing area is...

     Conditions are forever changing in our waters around the Brunswick islands. We have inlets filling in and inlets getting dredged that will move sand, making it important to learn new navigation routes this coming season. Freshwater runoff will drop salinity levels and stain the water, possibly moving fish to other areas. Strong currents and strong winds will stir up silt in the water, making it nearly impossible for fish to breath. It will be important to ride around your favorite fishing areas looking for these changing conditions for better success this year.

  • Schedule for Touchstone Energy...

     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

  • Trojans lose to New Hanover in...

      SHALLOTTE — New Hanover scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning — two of them on a home run to center field Cory Everett   — and went on to beat West Brunswick 7-4 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game Thursday, March 27, at West.

  • Lady Trojans beat South...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ varsity soccer team beat South Brunswick 4-2 Wednesday, March 26, at West.

    West trailed 1-0 early in the first half and was tied 2-2 in the second before rallying to defeat the Cougars.

    “We came back twice,” a happy Brian Quinn, the West coach, said after the game.

    Freshman Claire McNeil scored twice for West, and seniors Somer Milliken and Carla Zio also scored.

  • Lady Trojans beat South...

     SHALLOTTE — Two West Brunswick softball pitchers combined for a no-hitter as the Trojans shut out South Brunswick 9-0 Thursday night in a conference game.

    Junior Caroline Gore recorded six strikeouts in three innings and freshman Maddie Emmons had nine strikeouts in four innings.

    “I’m definitely proud of our pitchers,” West coach Joe Noble said.

    While keeping their opponents hitless, the Trojans ripped off 13 hits. Bre Small (2-for-2 with a double) and Randaisa Daniels (1-for-1) both were perfect at the plate.

  • West Brunswick is host of track...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick track and field teams were host of a four-team meet Thursday, March 20.

    In the boys’ meet for West, Khalid Matthews was first (11.5 seconds) and Anthony McCray fourth (11.97) in the 100-meter run. In the 200, Matthews was third (23.78).

    Xavier Gause was first in the long jump (19 feet, 6.5 inches) and second in the high jump (5-10). Matthews was third (19-0). In the triple jump, Gause was second (41-9).

    In the 400, Chris Golden was third at 55.86.

  • CVGA golf

     The Calabash Veterans' Golf Association played a Stableford event March 24 at

    Ocean Ridge Plantation’s Tiger’s Eye. First were Hal Riebesehl, Jim

    Maurer, Bill Murray and Joe Dagenais, +19. Second were John Casey, Denny

    Miller, Jerry Wiles and Tom Leach, +15. Third were Ken Locatelli, John Yencik,

    Bill Tornabene and Ray O’Donnell, +14.5. Gross: Art Williams, 74. Closest to pin: at 2, Ron Medaglia 12 feet, 10 inches; at 6, Frank Masi, 2-5; at 11, Pete Hummer, 11-11; at 17, Art Williams, 13-1.

  • Eckley scores ace on...

     On Wednesday, March 19, Ralph Eckley scored a hole-in-one on the 13th hole at Crow Creek. The hole measured 134 yards from the white tees and Eckley used a 7-iron. This was Eckley’s second hole-in-one. It took him almost 50 years to get his first one, on March, 10, 2012, and two years and nine days to get his second one, which occurred on his youngest granddaughter Emma’s second birthday.

  • West Brunswick golfer...

     SOUTHPORT — West Brunswick High School senior golfer Zack Flaccavento scored a hole-in-one Monday, March 24, during a Mideastern 4A/3A Conference tournament.

    In sunny but chilly weather, Flaccavento aced the 173-yard fifth hole of the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. He used a 5-iron.

    “I hit a nice, little fade,” he said. “We didn’t see it go into the hole but I heard it hit the stick. I was really hoping it didn’t hit the stick and ricochet off. I walked up there, and it was in the bottom of the cup.”