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Today's Sports

  • West splits conference duals;...

    West Brunswick split its first two conference tennis duals and South Brunswick won its first two conference duals. Summaries are below.

    WEST BRUNSWICK 8

    NORTH BRUNSWICK 1

    LELAND—West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 8-1 in a conference dual March 10. West swept the singles matches. Alex Humbert, Neil Mintz, John Harmon and Daniel Hernandez each won two matches.

  • South Brunswick loses rematch...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick lost 12-3 Friday to Ashley in a nonconference softball game.

    South used three pitchers but they could not stop the hitting stroke of the Ashley players. The Cougars had previously defeated Ashley 8-2.

    The Eagles scored in the first and three runs off six hits in the second inning.

  • Seven Brunswick county swimmers...

    Brunswick County swimmers helped the Cape Fear Aquatic Club finish a best-ever fifth in the Greater “Y” Sunbelt Swimming Association Championships March 5-7 at the Triangle Sportsplex in Hillsborough.

    Seven county swimmers had notable accomplishments in the 14-team event.

    Teddy Johnson, competing in the 9-10 age group, achieved national age-group standards in the 50-yard breaststroke (sixth in 46.16 seconds) and the 100-yard breaststroke (seventh in 1:42.89). He also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (2:38.31) and the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:47.07).

  • West Brunswick wins N.C....

    West Brunswick beat Millbrook 7-4 in an N.C. Showcase game Saturday at Pitt Community College.

    Winning pitcher Jay Gause struck out 10 batters in five innings. He gave up five hits and four runs. He walked three. Reliever Lorenzo Pigott pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

    Markel Jones, the No. 8 batter in the lineup for West, finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs.

  • BCC loses opener in NJCAA...

    The Lions of East Mississippi made the most of their debut in the NJCAA DI men's basketball tournament, defeating Brunswick Community College 86-65 in the third game of opening-round action Tuesday in Hutchinson, Kan.

    BCC, who also was making its tourney debut, had a nine-point lead in the first half. But East Mississippi outscored the Dolphins 41-25 in the second half. BCC made 9-of-26 field-goal tries in the second half.

    The Lions outrebounded BCC 50-29. The Lions’ substitutes outscored BCC’s 39-15.

  • Get ready to catch speckled trout

    As spring arrives, Brunswick County anglers will begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and elusive speckled trout. Right now most folks on the water are chasing redfish in the shallows, as redfish have been the most consistent bite during this unusually harsh winter. That will change soon, however, as trout anglers begin to look for specks to help them shake off the winter doldrums.

  • Seabrook Island Club: a long...

    Last weekend, I traveled to the Seabrook Island Club for the spring meeting of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. For the first time, the meeting took place jointly with the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, and it was a blast.

    There were awards, meetings and social events during the weekend. Each day we played the courses at Seabrook.

    On Saturday, I met Brian Thelan, the head golf professional at Seabrook and heard the amazing story of how this beautiful private club came to be.

  • The Founders Club hosts St....

    On March 13-14, six NCAA Division II and III golf teams and one NAIA team played in the second annual St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational at the Founders Club. Two other schools played elsewhere to make the total nine.

  • Golf action

    Rita DuGan, Sharon Beavers, Dennis Shea, and Wayne McGlothlin were first at 1-under par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble March 10. Finishing second at even par was the team of Marian Johnson, Nancy McGlothlin, Bob Janovic and Bob Nobes. The team of Liz Boyer, Honey Gruzlewski, Fran Thomas, and Randy Coates tied for third place at 1-over par with the team of Marianne Nobes, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and Larry Boyer.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Trojan golf team finishes fourth...

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished three spots behind South Brunswick during a conference tournament March 8 at Whiteville Country Club.

    The conference team scores for the nine-hole round were South Brunswick 159, West Bladen 176, North Brunswick 179, West Brunswick 180, Whiteville 185, East Bladen 213, and South Columbus 213.

    Individual scores for the Trojans were Keith Hopkins, 44; Harrison Taylor, 44; Cole Grammen, 45; and Greg Hensley 47.