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  • Underclassmen help West beat...

     WHITEVILLE—West Brunswick beat Whiteville 6-3 in a conference dual March 17.

    “Our underclassmen, behind Jason Huff, Jason Watts and Justin Davis, led the way in our win,” West coach Bob Bell said.

    “We fell behind 3-1 after the first matches were played, with the lone win a tiebreak victory by No. 3-seed freshman Jason Watts,” Bell said.

    Huff and Davis won the fifth- and sixth-position matches, and West entered into doubles tied 3-3 with three matches left.

  • Lady Trojans defeat Scorpions in...

    LELAND—The West Brunswick Lady Trojans had little trouble in defeating the North Brunswick Lady Scorpions 9-0 in a conference softball game Friday night.

    Despite three errors by the Trojans, two in one inning, the West squad did not panic as Carly White allowed one hit. The dominant White also struck out nine and did not walk a batter in seven innings in her third straight shutout victory.

    West wasted no time in scoring in the first as freshman Alex Wickel tripled to deep left field and scored on a bad relay.

  • West JV wins St. Patrick's...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity won the North Myrtle Beach St Patrick’s Day softball tournament, beating North Myrtle Beach 18-7 and Socastee 10-2, a game in which Kim Cook pitched a no-hitter.

    “This is the first tournament championship for the West Brunswick High School JV team in school history,” coach Mark Jones said.

    Against Socastee in the title game, Cook struck out eight and walked four.

  • South edges West by one stroke...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished second by one stroke to South Brunswick in an 18-hole conference match March 15 at The Lakes Country Club.

    South Brunswick finished first with a four-player team score of 347. West Brunswick was next at 348, followed by West Bladen at 353, Whiteville at 359, North Brunswick at 375, East Bladen at 408 and South Columbus at 473.

    In the first meeting at The Lakes, South beat West by five strokes.

  • This season, catching redfish...

    The spring redfish bite in Brunswick County and the Little River, S.C., area has been the best in many years. The inshore redfish have hit consistently in the shallow water, and these have been very nice-sized fish.

    Capt. Patrick Kelly, who goes by the handle Capt. Smiley and runs Captain Smiley Fishing Charters (http://www.captainsmileyfishingcharters.com) out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., said he is amazed at how strong the redfish bite has been lately.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Reese Evans, 85; Harry Haggerty, 86; Dan O’Connell, 87; Jim Fitzner, 88. Low nets: O’Connell, 68; Fred Ortiz, 70. Team two best balls per hole: O’Connell, Ortiz, Haggerty and Bill Cameron at 29 under. Golfer of the week was O’Connell.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Rounds4Research: Great idea,...

    “Necessity is the mother of invention” is a saying we’ve all heard at one time or another, and nowhere is that saying truer than in the Rounds4Research initiative of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association.

    Rounds of golf at more than 550 golf courses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Texas will be auctioned off online from April 7-14 through its Web site, Rounds4Research.com. The funds raised will provide money for turfgrass research.

  • North Brunswick beats West in...

     LELAND—North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 8-2 Friday in a conference baseball game that featured the two best pitchers in the county.

    A scout timing the pitchers of North’s Kyle Hufham and West’s Jay Gause said each pitcher reached reached 90 mph on their throws. Hufham entered the game having given up one hit this season. Gause had struck out 19 in nine innings in two victories.

  • Hawkins Court latest tribute to...

    The start of the West Brunswick tennis season March 4 took place before a dozen or so spectators, mainly family members, which is typical for high school tennis. But the announcement of the West vs. Socastee lineups, by West coach Bob Bell, was not typical. When Bell called out the players for the No. 1 singles match, he did not say, “They will play on Court 1.” Instead, he said, “They will play on (Caleb) Hawkins Court.”

  • Trojans beat South in eight...

     

    West Brunswick coach Mike Alderson said he planned on starting senior southpaw Gavin Lane on Tuesday against South Brunswick. Lane missed practice on Monday because of an illness and was replaced in the starting lineup by Trey Brown. Brown pitched the first three innings before being relieved by Lane, who pitched five dominant innings to lead the Trojans (5-2) to a 6-5 win over county rival South Brunswick (0-3).