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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Spring's arrival will bring...

    Spring isn’t quite here yet, but it won’t be long before Brunswick County anglers will be out in force stalking those feisty spring redfish. Redfish travel in schools in the spring, cruising the shallows looking for shellfish and small fish to eat.

  • The Future of America's...

    Brant McMullan achieved some life goals when he attended and spoke Feb. 24 at the United We Fish rally at the U.S. Capitol to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act. But another goal—passage of a bill to amend the act—is still in doubt.

    “I thought it went really good,” McMullan said about the rally. “If I were to guess, 40 percent were from the New York-Massachusetts area, 40 percent from the Carolinas and the remainder from Florida, up and down the East Coast. A couple of people came from Alaska.”

  • Far out and cool stuff at the...

    I love the annual Carolinas Section PGA Merchandise Show and try to go each year.

    Last week’s show was bigger than last year’s. More than 1,500 golf professionals from all over the Carolinas and even farther assembled for elections, meetings, seminars and to preview what’s new in the world of golf products.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Reese Evans, 78; Jim Ritter, Jim Beairsto, 88. Low net: Ritter, 64; Evans, 68; Beairsto, 69. Team (two low nets each hole): Ritter, Evans, Bob Smith and Beairsto, 22-under par. Golfer of the week was Evans.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    Rita DuGan, Fran Thomas, and Randy Coates were first at 1-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble Feb. 24. Finishing second was the team of Marianne Nobes, Ralph Trimmer, and Bob Nobes. The team of Sharon Beavers, Glen Green and John Beavers were third.

  • Trojan golf team starts Waccamaw...

    The WBHS men’s golf team began tournament play this week in the new 2A/3A Waccamaw Conference.

    Last year, the Trojans won the 3A division of the Mideastern Conference and advanced to the regionals, finishing eighth. For the overall combined 3A/4A individual golfers, Harrison Taylor, Greg Hensley, Cole Grammen and Jack Donoghue were in the top 25 for scoring average. This year looks to be even better with the loss of only one senior.

  • BCC splits doubleheader in home...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2010 season Sunday by splitting a doubleheader with USC Lancaster at West Brunswick High School.

    The Dolphins won the first game 8-1 but lost the second game 8-7.