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Today's Sports

  • North’s Jesse Riley...

    GREENSBORO—North Brunswick’s Jesse Riley finished second in the 200-meter sprint and third in the 100 Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state track meet.

    For Riley, the 200 was a race he thought he had a good chance to win. He finished in 22.20 seconds. Romar Morris of Salisbury was first in 21.85. South Brunswick’s Quan Ray was sixth in 22.69.

    Riley and Morris—later named the boys’ MVP—raced next to each other.

  • North beats Clinton, First...

    North Brunswick advanced to the fourth round of the Class 2-A baseball playoffs by beating First Flight 5-0 Friday. North played at Fairmont on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the Eastern Regional.

    North Brunswick (22-4) scored twice in the second inning and another in the third. The Scorpions added runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

    Trey Watson was the winning pitcher. Randall Rabon and Frank Walsh were 2-for-3.

    North Brunswick beat Clinton 8-5 May 19 in the second round in Leland.

  • Horne wins two N-SSA titles

    Norman Horne won two titles in the North-South Skirmish Association spring nationals, which concluded May 17 in Winchester, Va.

    Horne finished first in the 50-yard carbine and first in carbine aggregate. He also was seventh in the 100-yard carbine.

    Horne and other competitors with the 23rd North Carolina State Troops had two second-place finishes.

    The cannon team of Joe Newman, Buck Buchan, Mike Roberts, Patti McLaughlin, Graham King and Horne finished second in its class. Newman, Buchan, Roberts and Horne are from Brunswick County.

  • Gator Games attracts 240...

    The 2009 Brunswick County Gator Senior Games had 240 participants in 80 athletic and artistic events. The top-three finishers in each age category, male and female, qualified to compete in the state finals in the fall.

    The Brunswick County Gator Senior Games began April 8 with opening ceremonies at Town Creek Park and ended May 11 with a celebration social and medals ceremony at the Cooperative Extension Building in the county government center.

  • Ocean City Chevrolet goes to bat...

    Giving something back to Brunswick County, Ocean City Chevrolet announced it is becoming partners with Shallotte Dixie Youth to provide the league’s players and coaches equipment, instructional clinics and a chance to raise $10,000 for the 2009 season. The program demonstrates Chevrolet and its dealerships as America’s brand, bringing together America’s pastime.

    In support of the Shallotte youth baseball program, Ocean City Chevrolet will provide the league kits filled with equipment bags, ball buckets, coaches’ clipboards and T-shirts.

  • Fireworks at the plate lift...

    West Brunswick’s baseball team lit sparklers from the start, but in the fourth inning the Trojans set off a string of firecrackers.

    West scored10 runs in that frame and went on to trounce Wilson Fike 16-4 Friday night in the third round of the state playoffs.

    It took the Trojans just 4½ innings to record the win, as the game was called short due to the 10-run rule.

    West led Wilson Fike 6-3 after three innings, but the outcome certainly wasn’t secure.

  • West holds off Conley in second...

    West Brunswick beat D.H. Conley 7-6 May 19 night in the second round of the Class 3-A state baseball playoffs.

    West (19-5) led 6-0 after two innings but Conley (15-10) rallied and in the seventh inning and had the tying run at second base with two outs before Brock Holmes ended the game with a strikeout.

  • West's season ends in...

    This second-round playoff game Friday night between the D.H. Conley and West Brunswick softball teams had no score and few hits in the first five innings as both pitchers dominated the hitters.

    Then the dreaded sixth inning hit the Lady Trojans in an eventual 5-0 loss.

    “We played defense right there with them (Conley) all game,” West coach Joe Noble said, “and that fifth and sixth inning has been the inning that about 90 percent of the runs have been scored against us. We knew we had to get through the fifth and sixth. That is key for us. ”

  • West’s 20-win season...

    GOLDSBORO—After a celebratory huddle with his team, Eastern Wayne High School baseball coach Jabo Fulghum was complimentary of the West Brunswick team his Warriors had just beaten.

    “They got a great club,” he said. “We beat a great team tonight. We were very fortunate to win.”

    Two home run swings by ECU-bound John Wooten was the difference as the Warriors beat West 6-4 May 26 in the fourth round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state playoffs.

  • Fishing continues good

    This past weekend fishermen and boaters from all over the country descended upon our area to enjoy great weather and great fishing. May is traditionally a good time to fish in our area, as species from all genres, inshore, nearshore and offshore, are on the move. Such was the case this weekend, except for a small weather setback. You may have heard the saying, “Winds from the east, the fish bite the least.” I can’t explain the science behind it, but it is a fact that an east wind will cause the fishing to be slower than normal.