Today's Sports

  • Gause, Trojans end baseball...

    The West Brunswick Trojans did not disappoint the sellout crowd Friday night as they easily handled South Columbus 8-1. This was their last game of the conference season.
    Major League Baseball scouts from the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians were also not disappointed in their observation of senior Jay Gause, the winning pitcher.
    Gause (4-1) pitched six innings. He allowed one hit, a single in the sixth inning, and struck out 11.

  • McCumbee 28th in Nationwide race...


    After starting in the back row, Chad McCumbee raced to a 28th-place finish Friday night in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway.

    In his second Nationwide Series race of the season, McCumbee started 42nd out of 43 cars. He averaged nearly 166 mph during the race in The GPS Store/Garmin Ford.

  • West Brunswick softball team...

     The West Brunswick High School softball team beat South Columbus 11-1 Friday and clinched its first conference championship since the NCHSAA switched to fast pitch in the mid-1990s.

    West entered the final game of the conference season tied for first with Whiteville. If Whiteville lost its game Friday night, West would be the outright champion.

    On Senior Night, winning pitcher Carly White gave up seven hits in the five-inning game. She struck out six and walked no one. At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

  • West Brunswick baseball team...



    BLADENBORO—The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat West Bladen 11-2 May 4 in a conference game.

    Gavin Lane (7-1) was the winning pitcher, giving up no earned runs and four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out nine.

    Reliever Lorenzo Pigott gave up one hit in two innings and one earned run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • West Brunswick JV softball team...

    The West Brunswick High School junior varsity softball team completed a perfect JV season by beating South Columbus 13-2 Friday in Tabor City.

    The victory gave West a 12-0 record in the Waccamaw 2A/3AConference, 16-0 overall for the season in JV games.

    “Coach Davis and I are so proud of these young ladies,” coach Mark Jones said. “They had a fantastic season.

  • Basketball group donates to...

    The Brunswick County Senior Basketball League uses the Supply Elementary School  gymnasium twice each week after school is dismissed. Bill Davis, from Boiling Spring Lakes, collected funds from the players and made a donation to Dwight Willis, the  school’s principal and asked him to select where the money was needed.
    “We appreciate the basketball players’ generosity and be assured the donation will be  applied to a good cause,” Willis said. “We expect to identify a home for the donation soon.”

  • CGA golf rules clinic May 17 at...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has some exciting news for all middle school and high school golfers in the area. Jason Cox, Carolinas Golf Association director of junior golf, will be at Cinghiale Creek on May 17 to conduct a golf rules seminar at 4:30 p.m. He will also have the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) junior golf tournament schedules for 2010. So come on out and sharpen up on your golf rules.

  • ORLGA plays annual spring member...

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association (ORLGA) played its annual spring member- member tournament April 21 at Lion’s Paw and April 26 at Panther’s Run. Twenty six two-member teams competed over the two days in four different nine-hole formats.
    The formats the first day were net of partners and better-ball of partners. Alternate shot and scramble were the formats for the second day. Prizes were awarded to the top eight teams with the lowest total net scores for all the formats.  

  • Golf action: Highlights, scores...

    The Beachcombers played at Lockwood Folly. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 84, Stu Cleveland 85. Low net: Cogdill, Reggie Auten 71. Team (four-man total net): Auten, Ed Kinney, Bill Cameron, Paul Michal.
    The Beachcombers’ golfer of the week was Dick Conley, who made a hole-in-one on the 135-yard second hole at Lockwood Folly. He used a 6-iron.

  • Making friends through golf: The...

    Canadians love Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the entire Grand Strand from Pawley’s Island to Southport. Many visit annually. Some even own vacation homes here because playing golf in February is not an option in Ontario. When the snows fall and cold winds blow, the Carolina Coast seems like a veritable paradise.
    The Grand Strand is often called the Golf Capital of the World. We have a year-round temperate climate, more than 100 great public golf courses. In addition, we have great restaurants, wonderful fishing, outstanding shopping and a fabulous beach.