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  • Brendle’s hit gives...

     Ryan Brendle’s two-out single on a 3-2 pitch from Kyle Hufham gave South Brunswick a 5-4 victory in nine innings March 30 over North Brunswick.

    “This is a big win for us,” South coach Lee Shelton said. “I don’t think anybody expected us to win.”

    North, which lost for the second time in the conference, had turned a double play in the ninth. But the next batter for the Cougars, Gary Williams, hit a flyball that the outfielder dropped. Williams reached second on the error.

  • Gause, Lane strike out 30 in...

    Dominating pitching by Gavin Lane and Jay Gause led the West Brunswick baseball team to two conference victories last week.

    On March 23 against East Bladen, Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters in the Trojans’ 2-0 victory. On Friday at Whiteville, Jay Gause struck out 17 batters in a 9-2 victory.

    West is 3-1 in the conference and plays at 6 p.m. April 1 at home against West Bladen.

    Below are summaries of the two victories.

    WEST BRUNSWICK 2

    EAST BLADEN 0

  • West softball teams remain...

    The West Brunswick softball team beat Whiteville 3-2 and remained unbeaten this season.

    West finished with six hits. Hannah Stocks was 2-for-3. Kristi Vance tripled. Carly White was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Alyssa Chappell was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

    White, the winning pitcher, gave up five hits and one earned run. She struck out four and walked no one.

    Defensively, Whiteville made two errors; West, three.

    West plays a conference home game April 1 against West Bladen.

    JV Softball

    WEST BRUNSWICK 16

    EAST BLADEN 2

  • Trojans and Knights continue...

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished a close third behind West Bladen in a conference tournament March 25 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Both teams continue a back-and- forth battle for second place in the Waccamaw Conference standings behind South Brunswick.

    For the tournament, the conference team scores were host South Brunswick 334, West Bladen 344, West Brunswick 346, Whiteville 396, North Brunswick 413, East Bladen 415 and South Columbus 455.

  • West's boys, South's...

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet in a three-team track-and-filed meet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).

    West’s Dylan Bowman was second (107-7).

  • West JV team rallies twice for...

    The West Brunswick Trojans concentrated on baseball in the last three innings to gain an 8-7 victory in eight innings against Whiteville in a conference junior varsity game Friday evening.

  • BCC beats Albemarle; now 7-1 in...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team rallied for two conference victories over the weekend at the College of The Albemarle.

    BCC won 9-7 and 14-6 Sunday in the games played at Pasquotank High School. The conference losses were the first of the season for Albemarle (6-2).

    In the first game, Albemarle led 6-1 after two innings. BCC tied the scored 6-6 and then scored three runs in the seventh in the nine-inning game.

  • Golf action

    Club 25 began its 2010 season with a tournament March 22 at the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. Elaine Pipino from Carolina National led the excitement of the day with a hole-in-one on the 97-yard 16th hole.

    The first flight was won by Barb Eckroth (The Legends) with an 83. She was followed by Mary Barclay (St. James). Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) and Shari Hodson (The Lakes) tied for third. Barb Guhl (Pine Valley) finished fifth and Dianne Belair (Prestwick) sixth.

  • Lane strikes out 13 in West...

     Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters and walked no one in pitching West Brunswick to a 2-0 victory Tuesday night over East Bladen.

    Lane, a left-hander, gave up six singles in the seven-inning, conference-game victory.

    “If we can get outings like that from him on Tuesday, we’ll be in good shape,” West coach Mike Alderson said.

    His strikeouts ended East Bladen rallies in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.

  • Track season already exciting in...

     Just two weeks into the high school track-and-field season, indications are this could be a memorable year for county athletes.

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).