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Today's Sports

  • Softball will not be part of...

     Softball will not be included in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill and South Columbus were scheduled to join host West Brunswick in the tourney.

    “Too many teams dropped out,” West Athletics Director John Floyd said Wednesday afternoon. He said Wallace-Rose Hill dropped its program last week.

    He said the West Brunswick softball team may play in an out-of-town tourney during the week of the Beach Diamond Invitational.

  • One throw changes Padgett’s life...

     Last March, in an antiquated shot put field in the shadow of the West Brunswick High School football stadium bleachers, junior Kayla Padgett picked up the nearly 9-pound shot, looked into the distance and threw it for the first time in a track meet. She threw it the only way she knew how—like a softball, the sport she had played as a youngster and in her first two years at West.

  • West Brunswick beats North...

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat North Brunswick 11-1 in five innings April 12.

    West took advantage of North errors in scoring six runs in the second inning.

    Dustin Darguzas finished 3-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Timmy Powell and the game-winning RBI. Landon Tilley had two hits and on EBI. Hunter Allen had two hits and tjree RBIs. Hunter Howard drove in a run.

    Tilley was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked one and struck out two.

  • Lady Trojans lose to Whiteville...

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 4-0 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game Monday night at West.

    Whiteville scored in the final two minutes of the first half and in the first three minutes of the second half.

    The lead went to 3-0 midway through the second half and 4-0 with about 8 minutes left.

    Julianna Zio had the best scoring chances for the Trojans, but the Whiteville goalkeeper stopped three on-target shots.

  • AJGA tourney played at St. James

     Archer Price of Gastonia and Griffin Clark of Colonial Heights, Va., tied for first in an American Junior Golf Association Preseason Tournament played April 8-10 on the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. Archer and Clark shot 74-72 during the two-day competition.

    Finishing first in the girls’ division was Alaina Yeatts of Durham. She shot a 78-74 on the Founders Course. Coming in second with a total of 156 was Karishma Thiagarij of Haymarket, Va.   

  • Lady Trojans lose for first time...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—In a game with first place at stake, the West Brunswick High School softball team lost 4-1 to South Brunswick on Friday.

    The loss was the first in the conference for the Trojans (5-1) as South (6-1) avenged an earlier defeat.

  • BCC beats Wilkes in doubleheader

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Wilkes Community College in a Region 10 doubleheader Saturday.

    Josh Hardwick hit a two-run home run and Tory Schroff (5-1) pitched a three-hitter as BCC beat WCC 3-0 in the first game.

    BCC won the second game 2-1. The Dolphins scored the winning run with two outs in the sixth when Tommy Wright singled, stole second (almost overrunning the base), went to third on a wild pitch and came home when Tyler Ruffin reached on an infield error, the groundball popping out of the shortstop’s glove.

  • Brunswick County Gator Games...

     The annual Brunswick County Gator Games, for those 55 or older, got under way April 6 at Town Creek Park. 

    Swimming events took place Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Here are photos of some of the participants.

  • County teams have final local...

     In the final local track and field meet of the season before the conference championships next week, West Brunswick’s girls won six events in a four-team meet with North Brunswick, South Brunswick and South Columbus.

    Kayla Padgett won the shot put (35-7) and the discus throw (127-3). Both are regional standards.

    Chasity Lewis won the 100 hurdles in 19.61 seconds. Jasmine Jackson won the high jump (4-8).

  • Ocean City Chevrolet makes...

     Ocean City Chevrolet is supporting the Shallotte community through a partnership with Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball League and, for the first time, the Lockwood Folly Baseball League.

    The dealership will provide baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation, and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway fundraiser. The effort by Ocean City Chevrolet is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative from March through July throughout the nation.