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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick senior athletes...

     West Brunswick High School athletics director John Floyd used one word to describe the accomplishments of Trojan athletes this season: “Outstanding.”

    He was referring specifically to the offers colleges made to Trojan athletes.

  • West Brunswick wins season...

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season by beating the Hoggard-Wilmington Vikings 11-2 Thursday.

    Starter Landon Tilley pitched three shutout innings, giving up one hit. He walked none and struck out two.

    Ryan Sykes pitched two innings, giving up a two-run home run.

    Bruce Clewis pitched the final two innings, striking out five.

  • South golfer Gore signs with...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Dalton Gore signed a letter of intent May 27 to attend Mount Olive College, where he intends to continue his golf career.

    “He is the greatest golfer I have ever coached,” said South Brunswick golf coach Gene Doane. “But more than that, he is the best person that I have coached. You don’t get one like this very often.”

    Doane said Gore had about 20 offers from colleges, but Mount Olive “was the one college where he basically has a full ride. It’s all taken care of.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     The Beachcombers played at Lion’s Paw and Charlie Shore had the low gross, 84, and the low net, 67. Team (one low net on par-5s, two low nets on par-4s and three low nets on par-3s): Reggie Auten, Ed Kinney, Stu Cleveland and Bob Smith at 18-under. Golfer of the week was Charlie Shore.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • To play your best game, learn...

     Golf is a game of both honor and intrigue. The golfer does not actually play against other golfers. The player plays against the course. 

    Yes, there are group and team competitions, but the essential game of golf is played by one person and the competition is not the other golfers but the course. 

    Golf is simple. The lowest score played against the course wins.  

  • Inshore fishing remains strong;...

     Inshore fishing has remained strong, although the fish are moving around a lot now with the water temperatures rising toward summer, so some spots will be vacant on one tide and provide good fishing on the next. 

    The biggest news is strong inshore redfish and flounder fishing along with good catches of Spanish mackerel and occasional king mackerel for folks plugging the piers.

  • Padgett second at state in...

    Kayla Padgett completed perhaps one of the most remarkable individual athletic seasons in recent West Brunswick sports by finishing second in the discus throw.

    Padgett, a junior, threw the discus a personal best 129-6. The winning distance was a Class 3A record 137 feet. South Brunswick sophomore Lexus Hankins was third at 117-8.

  • Dr. June Atkinson visits School...

    On May 19, Dr. June Atkinson, state superintendent of schools for North Carolina, visited The First Tee of Brunswick County. She came to observe School Day Programming in action and to meet with representatives of TFTBC.

    In School Day Programming, fourth-grade students from six elementary schools are bused to Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, every other week for a 90-minute lesson in golf skills and life skills and core values.

  • Lady Trojans lose playoff game...

    Despite a record-setting night by West Brunswick senior Carly White, the Trojans fell 8-6 in a nail-biting 10 innings to Wilson Hunt Friday night in the second round of the state 3A softball playoffs.

    White, West’s ace on the mound all season, pitched almost a game and a half Friday night, but it was her bat that put her name in the record books.

  • Recreational fisheries wary of...

    It takes a certain combination of flair and flamboyance to bill yourself as Captain Smiley, but fishing guide Patrick Kelly wears the label with a buoyancy that seems perfectly suited to the name. 

    Captain Smiley Fishing Charters runs recreational fishing trips out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and up into Brunswick County waters. Kelly does his best to give his customers the happy times the handle promises.