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Today's Sports

  • West tennis team honors Caleb...

     The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team completed its regular season by beating South Columbus 7-2 April 28.

    Before the dual began, West honored Caleb Hawkins. He was West’s No. 1 singles player last year. He died in an auto wreck nearly a year ago in the same week of an NCHSSA tennis regional. Hawkins, a three-sport athlete, would have been a senior this year.

    “This was an emotional day as we remembered Caleb Hawkins before the match,” West coach Bob Bell said.

  • West’s Suttlemyre signs with BCC

     

     

     

    West Brunswick senior Sheena Suttlemyre signed a letter of intent April 28 to play basketball at Brunswick Community College.

    Suttlemyre is a three-sport athlete, but basketball has always been her favorite sport.

    “I’ve been playing it since I was 8 or 9,” she said.

    This season, she averaged averaged a team-high 11.2 points a game as a guard/forward and made All-Waccamaw Conference. She scored 258 of the West’s 1,140 points. She hit 22 of West’s 39 3-pointers.

  • BCC sweeps SCC; on verge of...

     Jay Cannon hit two home runs, Ryne Poplin hit his first home run this season—a game-ending three-run home run—and Ben Morris hit a grand slam as the Brunswick Community College baseball team swept Southeastern Community College 11-2 and 13-4 April 38 at West Brunswick High School.

    The victories cut BCC’s magic number to two for winning its first conference title.

    BCC, 19-2 in the conference, has four games left in the regular season. It plays a three-game series this weekend at second-place Lenoir Community College. BCC is 33-11 overall.

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 19-2,...

     Sophomore outfielder Jesse Simmons hit a grand slam as the West Brunswick baseball team clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship by routing Whiteville 19-2 in five innings Tuesday.

    Freshman outfielder Markel Jones also homered as every Trojan batter in the starting lineup got a hit. The 19 runs are the most West has scored this season.

    Winning pitcher Gavin Lane (6-1) threw a four-inning no-hitter. Gavin, a senior left-hander, walked four and struck out eight. Marquise Johnson pitched the last inning, giving up one hit and striking out two.

  • Home Depot makes donation

    Recently Al Arrigoni, executive director of TFTBC, received some good news. It came from Deborah Gassler, phone/service desk associate at the Home Depot in Shallotte.  Her son, Eric, is a sophomore at West Brunswick High School and an Eagle-level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played last week at Brierwood. Low gross: Randy Cogdill, Stu Cleveland, 85; Harry Haggerty, 87; Larry Cecil, 89. Low nets: Cecil, 64; Cleveland, 70. Team two low nets per hole: Cleveland, Haggerty and Cecil at 21-under par. Golfer of the week was Cecil.
    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Honoring a son: the ‘D.J.’ Dale...

    July 22, 2004, was the worst day of Dale Clemmons’ life. On that day, he and his wife, Rose, came face to face with the unimaginable horror that all parents fear.
    The death of a child.
    Dale Leo Clemmons Jr., affectionately known as D.J. to his friends and family, was a happy-go-lucky young man of 22 years, on the cusp of adulthood and the realization of dreams. He worked in his father’s landscaping business (Carolina Tree) in Supply. He had lots of friends. He loved kids and best of all—he would have his own child in just a few weeks.   

  • Inshore fishing has come alive

    Spring fishing has been on fire in Brunswick County, as redfish, speckled trout and flounder catches have all been solid. After a slow start to the spring area, inshore fishing has really come alive.
    “We fished every day last week, sometimes in the rain and wind and sometimes in almost perfect conditions,” Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters said. “The redfish bite in the Intracoastal Waterway has been red-hot.”
    Dickson and other local anglers are finding redfish around the marsh grass and the docks along the estuary.

  • Breakout week for offshore...

    When I left you last week, I was planning on fishing Tuesday in the Martini’s Hook A ’Hoo Wahoo Rodeo out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tournament, which benefits the area Shriners, had 51 boats to register, very respectable in the world of offshore tournament fishing.
    Among the entries was the Ocean Isle Fishing Center team, consisting of my wife Amy; cousin Brian Aycock; his 11-year-old son, Austin; and myself.

  • Shallotte youth soccer team...

    The 10U Girls Soccer team improved its record over the weekend to 7-1 in the Cape Fear Soccer League. Team Shallotte won 9-1, getting seven goals coming between the duo of Claire McNeil, who had four, and Hayley Giordano, who had three. Hannah Hewitt and Ashley Oakes also each had a goal.