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Today's Sports

  • Bicyclist raising funds for MS...

     A bicyclist raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society is scheduled to ride through Shallotte on April 10 during a 750-bike ride from New Bern to Winter Garden, Fla.

    Douglas Bacskay, of Vanceboro, was inspired to do the journey after a friend died of the disease.

    Part of the ride will go through downtown Shallotte on Main Street, travel to Village Road and onto Brick Landing Road. The ride will continue of Beach Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Shoreline Drive, Highway 179 and connect again with Beach Drive through Calabash into South Carolina.

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond...

     STAFF REPORT

    The three county varsity high school baseball teams, along with the West Brunswick junior varsity, will once against play in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    West Brunswick will be the only county softball team playing in the four-team softball tourney.

    The daily pass costs $5. The tournament pass, available the first day of the tourney, costs $12. WBHS season passes are not good for this tourney. Spectators may enter only from the front gate.

  • BCC wins doubleheader against No...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday from Lenoir Community College, ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II.

    Freshman Tory Schroff pitched an eight-inning three-hitter as BCC won the first game 9-1. Schroff struck out six and walked two. BCC beat Andrew McDonald, who entered the game 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 27 innings.

  • West Brunswick holds off West...

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team built an 11-2 lead but had to hold off a West Bladen rally in an 11-9 victory Friday night.

    Trey Brown was the winning pitcher in the conference game, giving up four earned runs and five hits in six innings. He hit two batters, walked one and struck out three.

    West is now 2-3 in the conference, 4-6 overall. The victory was the 304th in Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

    West Bladen took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-out home run.

  • Lady Trojans beat West Bladen 10...

     The West Brunswick High School softball team remained unbeaten in the conference after a 10-3 victory March 31 over West Bladen.

    Dez Avallone hit a two-run home run and Paige Ward, the only senior on the team, also hit a home run for the Trojans (4-0, 7-1). Eight of West’s starting nine had at least one hit.

    “We had (12) hits,” coach Joe Noble said, “and some of them were blistered.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Brierwood. The winners with a score of 110 (-26) were Dennis McCann, Tom Culverwell, Bob Brownley and Stu Cleveland. Second with a score of 114 (-22) were Bob Byrne, Dennis Davidson, Fred Ortiz and Jim Ritter. Lowest gross were Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil with 87s. Lowest nets: Bob Byrne 66, Stu Cleveland 67, Bill Cameron 68 and Jim Ritter 69. Stu Cleveland was voted golfer of the week.

  • Marketing golf in a tough...

    The economy has been rough in the last couple of years, and when the national economy is off, it trickles down to golf courses. We have seen courses closed all over the Grand Strand and even here in Brunswick County. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER

  • Tips for catching, cooking...

    Spring means flounder fishing along the Brunswick County coast. The warmer water brings flounder into inshore waters, and anglers pursue them in many different ways.

  • Fishing and waiting on a change