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Today's Sports

  • North’s boys, West’s girls win...

    LELAND—West Brunswick’s girls won a high school track-and-field tri-meet March 22 at North with Trask. West finished with 72 points and North with 51 points. Trask had 47.

    In the field events, Kayla Padgett won the shot put, with a season-best mark of 34 feet, 11 inches, and the discus (118-2.5). Both are regional standards.

    Kayla McDaniel was second in the pole vault (6-0).

    Chasity Lewis won the 100-meter hurdles in 19.38 and the 300 hurdles in 57.28. Jasmine Jackson won the 200 in 27.59. Corina Sierra won the 800 in 3 minutes.

  • Padgett in top form as track...

     After the first two track and field meets of the season, West Brunswick senior Kayla Padgett has already shown she is on target to do well in regional championships and state championships in the discus and shot put.

    In a three-team meet March 15 at Ashley that also included North Brunswick, Padgett threw the discus 120 feet, 2 inches. Padgett had a better mark two days later in a meet at West: She won the discus with a throw of 123-6.

  • West and South tie in soccer

     The West Brunswick Trojan and South Brunswick Cougar soccer teams, despite two overtime periods, played to a 1-1 tie Friday night at M. H. Rourk Stadium.

    It was a tough night on the offensive end as both defenses played well, as did the goalkeepers.

    Caitlin Vereen finally made the efforts of her Cougar teammates pay off as she scored at 28 minutes, 5 seconds, of the first half.

  • Trojans beat Scorpions in...

     West Brunswick scored five runs with two outs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of two outfield errors, and went on to beat North Brunswick 9-2 in a high school conference baseball game Friday evening.

    Trey Brown pitched five innings in the victory, giving up both runs. Marquis Johnson pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and striking out three.

    “The pitchers did a great job,” West coach Mike Alderson said. “Trey gave us five good ones and Marquis came in and gave us two good ones.”

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDS TOURNEY MAY 14

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The monthly Brierwood couples tournament was played March 12. The format was the two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -24 were Jim and Cheryl Robinson with Jean Bowen and Jim Pope. In second at -18 was the team of Ralph Trimmer and Hilda Hall with Tom and Pat Kronyak. Two teams for third at -17: Hollen and Shirley Groff with Sara and Jerry Lula; Tom and Carolyn Arney with Nancy Kumlin and Dennis Shea. 

    BRIERWOOD SCRAMBLE

  • Redfish provide day-to-day action

    Water temperatures are rising slowly and early spring season anglers are finding the redfish just as active and willing to bite as they have been all winter. The amazingly strong and consistent red drum bite has been the big (and really, the only) inshore fishing story in lower North Carolina all winter and they are off and running for spring.

  • Weather is improving; fishing,...

    It is finally beginning to feel like spring. It feels good to see daylight at 7 p.m., not to mention the 60-degree days we had this past weekend. According to the forecasts, this week will bring more 60s and 70s by the weekend. This winter has dragged on and on; between dismal weather and dismal business conditions, it has been hard to muster up the optimism to prepare for the spring and summer. But all that is behind us now; time to look forward and be optimistic. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, March 7: Wayne Branch 258, 255, 211, 724; Eric Jenrette 223, 231, 236, 690; Demaris Lance 234, 216, 222, 672; Steve Keifer 262; Milton Williams 254; Dar Anuszewski 203.

    Tony Russo Sr., March 8: Felix Remer 204, 218, 201, 623; Huey Hughes 157, 213, 204, 574; Tom Haley 181, 180, 198, 559; Jack Howell 201; Lois Ramsey 174, 200, 513; Sis Howell 158, 176, 481; Lee North 166.

  • Bruce Eck: Loving the Grand...

    I really enjoy meeting people who move here from faraway places, jump in and enjoy their lives with great enthusiasm. 

    One such man is Bruce Eck, the new owner of Little River Custom Golf. 

    Bruce recently bought the business from Ken and Margie Greene. Ken had been a club-fitting icon in this area for many years but felt it was time to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labor.