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Today's Sports

  • West JV falls to New Hanover in...

    WILMINGTON—New Hanover was the beneficiary of a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 2-1 victory over West Brunswick in a junior varsity baseball game March 4 at Buck Hardee field.

    West Brunswick tied the game in the top half of the sixth but surrendered the game-winning run to the Wildcats in a game that was played mostly in 30-degree temperatures. New Hanover pitcher Andrew Handley shut down the Trojans in a complete-game effort. Handley gave up five hits over seven innings, did not issue a walk and struck out seven Trojan batters.

  • In cold weather, redfish action...

    Temperatures in the 60s have been heating up the inshore waters of Brunswick County, and though the water is still relatively cold, the action on redfish is hot.

    “We’re poling to get to them in the tidal pools of the shallow creeks,” said Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters. “They’ve been a little bigger lately. We usually see lots of fish in the 16- to 20-inch class this time of year, but lately we have been catching lots of fish in the 22-to 26-inch class with an occasional 30-incher mixed in.”

  • Golf action

    Brunswick Plantation

    Results of the T’s and F’s game March 1 at Brunswick Plantation: 1. Gerry Gosselin, 33.5; 2. Becky Seibert, 34; 3. Gloria Banta, 34.5.

    CFAG

    On March 1 at Farmstead, Frank Janton, Ned Meier, John Methvin, John Ogden and Joe Gallo placed first with a 135. The five-man teams scored three nets on par-3s, two on part-4s and one on the par-5 and par-6 holes. In second were Sid Pennington, Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Cliff Musselman and Joe Meo.

  • ATMC cable TV to launch golf show

    ATMC will launch a new cable TV show specifically aimed at golfers and those connected with the golf industry in Brunswick County.

    “Tee Time” will be hosted by Al Arrigoni, PGA golf professional and executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Lady Trojans beat Hoggard; West...

     Carly White got a strikeout to end the game with the tying runners on base as the West Brunswick softball team opened its season by beating Hoggard 8-6 March 4.

    White pitched a seven innings, striking out four, walking five and giving up six hits.

    Hoggard scored in the first on a wild pitch and a passed ball. The Trojans tied the score in the bottom of the inning. Gabby Sanders had led off with a single, stole second and stole third. With one out, Hannah Stocks walked. Both scored on an error.

  • BCC sweeps Sunday doubleheader...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team completed a weekend sweep of Danville Community College with 10-1 and 8-1 victories Sunday.

  • South opens softball season with...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Brooke Holcomb’s two-out, two-run triple in the sixth inning drove in what proved to be the winning runs as South Brunswick beat Pender 10-7 in a season-opening softball game March 3.

    Pender had scored four runs with two outs in the top of the sixth against reliever Meagan Spivey to tie the score 7-7. Pender had one hit in the inning but took advantage of two walks, a hit batter, a wild pitch and an error.

  • West opens season with victory

     West Brunswick scored seven runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went to beat Laney 9-1 in a seven-inning season-opening baseball game Monday night.

    Justin Cook led off the inning and was hit in the helmet with a pitch. With one out, pinch hitter Cole Josselyn walked. A groundout moved the runners to third and second. Tim Powell reached on an infield error, driving in a run.

  • Oppert strikes out eight in...

     

    The North Brunswick baseball team began its season March 1 with an 8-3 victory at Topsail.

    Mason Oppert was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits and no runs in four innings. He walked none and struck out eight. David Zacek pitched one inning and struck out the three batters he faced.

  • New Trojans' basketball...

    After a 1-19 season, West Brunswick boys’ basketball coach Brad Lewis has resigned.

    Lewis made the announcement to his team Feb. 22 after it had lost to Eastern Wayne in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    “I didn’t get the job done as well as I would have liked, and I’m sure that the kids would have liked,” he said.

    “They gave me plenty of time, and everybody at West Brunswick was so good to me, and Coach Floyd and Coach Heady before him, especially.”