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Today's Sports

  • Spiking interest: New youth...

     Volleyball’s version of March Madness took place Saturday in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    Several youth volleyball teams played in the all-day tourney. Hundreds of parents and fans watched the matches. The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club was the host.

    Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt established the BJVC in the fall for youth volleyball players in Brunswick County.

  • West beats Whiteville in softball

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick High School softball team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating Whiteville 3-1 Friday.

    Kim Cook (5-0) was the winning pitcher for the Trojans (3-0, 6-1). She gave up one unearned run and seven hits. She walked three and struck out eight.

    West had no hits in the first three innings, but in the fourth Alyssa Chappell hit a home run. Another run scored when Sam Smith singled and came home on a hit by Dez Avallone.

    In the fifth, Paige Ward singled and later scored on a hit by Hannah Stocks.

  • Whiteville beats Trojans in...

     WHITEVILLE—Conference leader Whiteville beat West Brunswick 4-0 in a high school baseball game Friday night.

    Nathan Hood held West to four hits in pitching all seven innings. He walked two and struck out eight.

    West’s Trey Brown gave up five hits in six innings. He walked two, hit one and struck out five.

    Whiteville scored in the first on a two-run home run to right field by Hood.

  • West Brunswick teams win tri-...

    The West Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track-and-field teams swept tri-meets with Whiteville and East Bladen on March 24 at West.

    West’s Kayla Padgett won the discus in a personal-best 132 feet, 7 inches. The winning mark last year at the Class 3A state meet was a record 137-0.

    Padgett also won the shot put in a personal-best 37-2. The winning mark last year at the state meet was 39-6.

    Jasmine Jackson won three events: the 200 (27.49), the long jump (15-7) and high jump (4-0).

  • Sports briefs

    MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE

    Registration is open for men 21 or older interested in playing in a basketball league at Brunswick Community College.

    The cost is $300 per team and games will be played on Mondays and/or Wednesdays beginning April 4.

    The registration deadline is March 30. For more information, call Walter Shaw at 846-2348 or e-mail shaww@brunswickcc.edu. 

    COED SOFTBALL

  • Ocean Ridge LGA has ringer...

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a tourney March 18 at Woodland Valley. Lowest gross: Charlie Shore, 86; Hal Riebesehl, 89. Lowest net: Roger Dunham, 57; Riebesehl, 67, Shore, 69.Team two let nets per hole: Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Bob Smith and Dunham at 22 under par.  Golfer of the week was Dunham.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • The First Tee hires executive...

    After several months of reading resumes, conducting interviews, exchanging e-mails and phone calls, the search committee of The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, March 14: Eric Jenrette 245, 279, 212, 736; Kevin Williams 247, 227, 224, 698; Wayne Branch 290, 229, 687; Paul Stanley 247; Karen Moshoures 213, 189, 205, 607; Paula Oxendine 190, 208, 185, 583; Dawn Clardy 190, 221, 567.

  • Offshore fishing action, finally

    This past weekend the weather finally gave offshore fishermen an opportunity to head offshore to pioneer the 2011 fishing season. The water temperatures out to 50 miles are still in the low to middle 60s, which does not offer much opportunity at top-water gamefish.