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Today's Sports

  • West softball team scores 12...

    Dez Avallone had a chance to be a hero, just like her dad.
    She already had a double, two singles and four RBIs for West Brunswick in its conference softball game April 20 against North Brunswick.
    Dez’s father, Randall Avallone, is a warrant officer with the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan. He is a hero to our country. This evening, daughter Dez, in a smaller way, was a hero to her West Brunswick teammates.

  • Decker can pin another award to...

    Terry Decker can add another plaque to the wall in his office, but he may not have enough room.
    The Wilmington Bowling Association/Cape Fear USBC Hall of Fame inducted Decker during a ceremony last month. This is the latest honor for Decker, a Shallotte resident who is the bowling operations manager at Planet Fun. A wall on his office has so many plaques on it that Decker has been unable to add this most recent plaque to it.

  • West’s Greg Hensley wins golf...

    Greg Hensley had a chip-in eagle in shooting a 2-under-par 70 April 19 at Rivers Edge Golf Course in winning the next-to-last golf tournament of the Waccamaw Conference season.
    This is first time in several years a West golfer has won a conference tournament.
    Hensley shot 35-35—70, a round that included three birdies and an eagle. It was his best competitive score.
    South Brunswick’s Dalton Gore was second (76), North Brunswick’s Mason Roberts third (78), South’s Richard Weinacht fourth (79) and West’s Harrison Taylor fifth (80).

  • West beats Scorpions, retains...

    Senior pitcher Gavin Lane has been pleased with the run support he has received in his last few starts. Tuesday night was no different, as the Trojans exploded for five runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to an 8-3 win over North Brunswick.
    The win keeps West in sole possession of first place in the Waccamaw Conference, two games ahead of North. Lane gave up a run in the top of the first but gained confidence watching his team string together timely hits in the Trojans’ first at-bat.

  • BCC takes two from No. 6 Patrick...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team moved closer to winning its first conference championship by beating No. 6-ranked Patrick Henry Community College 8-1 and 6-2 Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC improved its league-leading conference record to 17-2. PHCC, which entered games in second place, dropped to 15-6.

    BCC has seven conference games left. The qualifier for the NJCAA Division II World Series is May 14-18 at PHCC in Martinsville, Va.

  • Trojans rout East Bladen, 17-7

     Nick Napolitano hit a three-run home run as West Brunswick beat East Bladen 17-7 in a conference baseball game Friday night.

    The 17 runs are a season-high for the Trojans, who remained in first place in the conference.

    West led 5-0 after the first inning—the key hit a two-run triple by Bruce Clewis—but East Bladen rallied to cut the lead to 8-7 after three innings.

  • Special Olympics Spring Games

     The Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games took place Friday morning at Town Creek Park. Steve Goodwin, the local coordinator for Special Olympics, said they were the largest ever. Athletes competed in a range of sports. Here are some photos from the event.

  • Avallone has memorable game for...

     Dez Avallone had a chance to be a hero, just like her dad.

    She already had a double, two singles and four RBIs for West Brunswick in its conference softball game April 20 against North Brunswick.

    Dez’s father, Randall Avallone, is a warrant officer with the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan. He is a hero to our country. This evening, daughter Dez, in a smaller way, was a hero to her West Brunswick teammates.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North Brunswick’s...

     LELAND—Summer after summer, the youngster Kyle Hufham practiced his pitching, throwing baseball after baseball to his dad, Gary, sitting on an upside-down bucket.

    It is a ritual wherever baseball is played: pitch and catch between a son, full of dreams, and a dad, full of hope. Jerry Trott, Kyle Hufham’s grandfather, recalled watching the scene, which started when Kyle was about 8 or 9 years old.

    But one day something changed.

  • South’s girls, North’s boys win...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick’s girls and North Brunswick’s boys are the county track champions for 2010.

    In a meet scheduled a week before the April 20 event, South Brunswick’s girls won 12 track events and finished with 93 points. West was second (51) and North third (22).

    South’s Carmen Hilliard swept the 800 (2 minutes, 34 seconds), the 1,600 (5:49, regional qualifying) and the 3,200 (14:05). She also ran on a winning relay and was the track MVP.