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Today's Sports

  • Teamwork gets Evans Dixie Youth...

    As a baseball family, the Evanses are a perfect team: Dad Richard is the coach, wife Kathie is the business manager, son Dakota is the ballplayer.

    The result of their teamwork is $2,500 in scholarships toward college from Dixie Youth Baseball: $500 for Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball and $2,000 from Dixie Youth Baseball. Dakota, a West Brunswick High School graduate, will use the money to help covers costs of attending N.C. State University, where he intends to study business management and education.

  • Three cheers for this WBHS camp

    The aspiring cheerleaders filed into the West Brunswick High School gym one-by-one, a line of 3- and 4-year-old girls, a line that extended from one end of the basketball court to the other. When all of them had been escorted into the gym by the Lady Trojan cheerleaders, they seated themselves on the floor.

    They had to make way for another group of girls, the 5- and 6-year-olds, who followed the same path and took their places on the floor.

    Next were the 7- and 8-year-olds.

    Then the 9- and 10-year-olds.

    Finally, those ages 11-13.

  • West Junior American Legion team...

    Rebounding from an 11-2 conference loss to Ashley, the West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team beat North Myrtle Beach 10-0 in five innings July 1.

    Starter Gavin Lane was the winning pitcher in the conference game, giving up one hit and two walks in three innings. He struck out two.

    Hunter Allen pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits and one walk. He struck out one.

    West scored twice in the first. Allen led off with a single. Markel Jones singled, and an error allowed Allen to score. Jones scored when Nick Napolitano reached on an error.

  • Brunswick County Post 68 swept...

    The Brunswick County Post 68 American Legion baseball season ended July 4 when it forfeited the third game of the best-of-five first-round series with Morehead City Post 46.

    On the holiday weekend, eight Post 68 players on an already depleted roster arrived for the trip to Morehead City. With not enough players to field a team, Post 68, down 2-0 in the series, forfeited the game.

    Post 68 ends the season 7-9.

    Post 68 opened the playoffs with a 13-1 loss on July 2 at Morehead City. Post 68 was held to two hits.

    On Friday in Leland, Post 68 lost 3-2.

  • Trojan golf tournament a good...

    So how does a $50 investment turn into $700,000?

    It starts by playing in the John Murphy Trojan Football Golf Tournament.

    The sixth annual tournament, a popular fundraiser for the West Brunswick High School football program, has check-in and complimentary breakfast at 7:30 a.m. July 25 at Brierwood Golf Club.

    The fee is $50 per golfer. Foursomes will be paired if a group has three or fewer golfers. The tournament has a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call West football coach Jimmy Fletcher at 209-3516.

  • Brunswick's all-stars

    Four county athletes are expected to compete next week in the East-West All-Star games.

    John Mendoza (West Brunswick) is on the East roster for the East-West All-Star game July 21 at the UNC Greensboro soccer stadium.

    Ryan Hill (West), A.J. Ferguson (South Brunswick) and Greg Gilbert (South) are on the East roster in the East-West All-Star football game July 22 at Grimsley High School.

    The games feature the top graduating seniors in the state, regardless of school classification.

  • Learning fundamental baseball

    The substitution seemed insignificant.

    The Brunswick County Dixie Boys team had just scored a run to take a 6-2 lead in the third inning over Dunn in the first-round game Saturday of the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    With two outs, Tanner Sellers singled. Manager Randall Morrison then had pinch runner Travis Oliver enter the game. He stole second and later scored on Ricky LaChance’s single. Brunswick went on to win 12-2 in six innings.

  • Brunswick's Dixie Boys...

    SOUTHPORT—Brunswick’s Junior Dixie Boys baseball team (13-year-olds) is 2-0 in games through Monday in the state tournament being played this week at Smithville Park.

    Brunswick’s Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) are 2-1 in games through Monday night.

    The winners of each tourney advance to its group’s World Series. Below are summaries of Brunswick’s games.

    DIXIE BOYS (14s)

    BRUNSWICK 12

    DUNN 2

  • BCC hires women's...

    Ashlyn Burke will be the head women’s basketball coach for Brunswick Community College this season. Burke currently serves as the program and events coordinator for the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center and will be adding coaching to her duties.

    Burke’s previous coaching experience includes the Trask Middle School girls’ basketball team for two years; basketball camps at UNCW, Chowan University, Spartanburg Methodist College and South Columbus High School; and several years as an individual- skills coordinator.

  • McCumbee 11th in Kentucky NASCAR...

    Chad McCumbee nearly had his fifth top-10 finish of the season, finishing 11th Saturday in the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. A late-race collision dropped the SS Green Light Racing team driver out of the top-10 with three laps to go.

    McCumbee started 19th and patiently waited for the handling of his truck to improve during the early stages of the race. A bold move by the Bobby Dotter led SS Green Light team moved the tiwi Chevy into the lead on lap 36.