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Today's Sports

  • West’s Cheers to continue...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Gray Cheers has signed a letter of intent to attend Hampden-Sydney College.

    “They were the first school to talk to me,” he said Thursday, April 30. “I think it was my sophomore year.

    “All it was, was a letter. But it was still an honor to just to know that somebody was looking at me that early.

  • Trojans finish 7-5 in MEC...

     West Brunswick beat Ashley 6-4 Thursday, April 30, on the final day of the Mideastern 4A/3A Conference baseball season on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans finished 7-5 in the conference; Ashley, which made five errors, finished 5-7.

    The conference championship tournament is next week. The state playoffs are the following week.

    Ashley led 3-1 before West scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth in taking a 5-3 lead.

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick in...

     LELAND — North Brunswick won nine events in finishing first in the East Central Conference boys’ track and field championship meet April 29.

    North scored 186 points, and 62 of those came from the three jump events.

    Croatan was second (134) in the six-team event.

    Jayhlen Washington won three individual events: the 110-meter hurdles (14.6 seconds), the triple jump (46 feet, 7.5 inches) and the long jump (23-2.5).

  • Flounder bite rebounds after...
  • Gulf Stream fishing in full swing

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I sat on the dock enduring what seemed to be a never-ending tropical storm, I thought of the familiar saying “this too shall pass.” Meaning, if I was patient enough, the storm will pass, the seas would become calm and the fish would begin to bite again.

    Well, thankfully, last weekend, the storm passed and the fish were definitely hungry.

  • The golfers among us: Ted Lide,...

    A few weeks ago, I began the series “The Golfers Among Us.” We have a fabulous, fantastic, fascinating mix of people here in Brunswick County and I wanted to feature some of our local citizen/golfers.

    This week, we honor one of our military heroes: Ted Lide. He is a gentle, humble man, yet he is also the most decorated Vietnam veteran hailing from South Carolina.

  • West golfer Patterson 5-over par...

     West Brunswick’s Landon Patterson shot a 5-over-par 76 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament May 11.

    He is tied for 25th in the two-day tourney at Longleaf. Six players shot a 75. The top score is 1-under par.

    Patterson was even-par on holes 1 through 9. He birdied the par-4, 395-yard first hole. He scored a bogey on the par-5, 525-yard fifth hole and scored a bogey on the par-4, 396-yard sixth hole. He scored a birdie on the par-3, 174-yard eighth hole.

  • Flounder looking at stiff...

     We have just experienced our first tropical system of the year and it is only May. It is my hope the tropics will be much like last year, making this our one and only system that affects our area this year.

  • Ana scuppers fishing activities

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As forecast, tropical storm Ana has officially unleashed its wrath on our county. This tropical depression not only created transportation problems and flooding but also brought the fast and furious fishing to a screeching halt.

    Before the storm, almost any spot in the ocean was producing some sort of catchable species. The Spanish mackerel were along the beach, the king mackerel were biting in the 20- to 40-mile range and the Gulf Stream bite was really picking up.

  • Get in the game: Nine-hole after...

     We live in a diverse area as far as golf is concerned. Some of our residents have played golf their whole lives; some have never touched a club. Others played years ago, then gave up the game for their careers and family and now want to start again.

    Brunswick County has a temperate climate and more than a 100 golf courses within an easy drive. Why not learn to play the sport? If you played years ago, why not take it up again?

    Take the plunge and get in the game.