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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 'Summer' fishing...

    We’ve reached the unofficial start of the summer fishing season, which always arrives a bit before the actual summer. The next three months will be dominated by hot days, afternoon and evening thunderstorms and strong fishing that can come and go depending on the time of day. For the most part, the success of pier, surf and boat anglers will be measured in how they do fishing for our warm-water species: flounder, bluefish, pompano and Spanish mackerel, as well as the ever-present speckled trout.

  • Golf action

    The Brierwood member-guest tourney was played May 14-15. The format was best ball of the twosome, net and gross. Flight 1, low net: 1. Lane and Milazzo tied with Davis and Brkal, 54. In a sudden-death playoff, Lane and Milazzo won the title on the second hole. 2. Groff and Roach, 61. Low gross: 1. Holesa and Brennan, 74; 2. Doyle and Warren, 79; 3. Arney and Fitz-Gerald, 83.

  • New golfers: You have to start...

    Golf is a fabulous, wonderful sport. It’s played outdoors in all kinds of weather. There’s beautiful scenery and challenges aplenty for the expert and the beginner.

    An 8-year-old can play; an 80-year-old can play. In fact, an 8-year-old boy can play a match against his 80-year-old grandpa. Name another sport where that can happen. Not basketball or tennis or baseball.

    A golfer can play in a tournament with 120 other golfers, in a foursome of friends or by himself.