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Today's Sports

  • More mixed golf moments: Tales...

    Each golf club has its own individual take on mixed golf because each golf club has different needs and interests.

    Frank Burniak has been running the mixed golf events at Ocean Ridge for more than a year now and enjoys doing it.

    “We have a great group of people who play in these events,” he said as we sat in the Plantation Club at Ocean Ridge last week. “We play every Sunday afternoon year-round and we run a variety of tournaments. It may be an alternate shot or a best ball or a red ball tournament.”

  • Golf action

    Results of the Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association Two-Man Shootout tournament.

    The tournament began April 6, when the format was two-man best ball for the first nine holes and two-man net total score for the second nine holes. There was one point per hole and the winners of the nine holes received an extra point.

    Day 2 was April 8, when the format was a two-man scramble for the first nine holes and individual match play with full handicaps on the last nine holes. Again, there was one point per hole, with the winners of the nine holes getting an extra point.

  • First Tee players 'rivals...

    West and South played in a nonconference match April 9 at South’s home course at St. James Plantation.

    The first group consisted of the best four golfers from both teams: Dalton Gore (South junior), Richard Weinacht (South junior), Harrison Taylor (West freshman) and Greg Hensley (West freshman). They played all 18 holes.

    The remaining groups played only nine holes and their scores were doubled.

  • Yankee Stadium will always be a...

    Yankee Stadium is no more.

    I have been a New York Yankees fan ever since my dad first took me to Yankee Stadium as a child. People have referred to it as “The Cathedral.” To me “The Cathedral” was St. Patrick’s on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street in Manhattan. St. Patrick’s was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

  • Gator Games great time for...

    After Charles Truman Johnson moved here 12 years ago from Pennsylvania, he eagerly became a participant in the Brunswick County Gator Senior Games. In 12 years of competition, he has won 36 medals—35 of them gold.

    And Johnson, 82, once again will be a competitor in the games, sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, which take place April 8 through May 11.

    “The county runs a tremendous program,” Johnson said. “This is the greatest county for recreation. Those people are the best.”

  • Elon's Tiara Gause named...

    Elon freshman Tiara Gause has been named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association. This is the first time an Elon player has been named freshman of the year.

    Gause led all league freshmen in scoring, averaging 10 points a game. She also paced the Phoenix in scoring while starting 25 games. She scored in double figures 13 times.

    The Fayetteville native recorded a season-high 22 points against Davidson on Feb. 7 and reached double figures in points in six of the last six games for the Phoenix.

  • Gause homers twice; Daniels...

    Shrugging off their first conference loss of the season, the Trojans routed Class 3-A rival White Oak 17-0 in five innings Monday evening.

    Winning pitcher Randy Daniels gave up no hits and struck out nine. One walk, with two outs in the first inning, prevented a perfect game.

    Jay Gause was the hitting star for West Brunswick, hitting a three-run home run in the first inning and, against another pitcher, a three-run home in the fourth. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk and seven RBIs.

  • West JV team routs Laney,...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity baseball team improved to 3-0 in the conference, 7-0 overall, by beating Laney 11-5 March 24.

    West scored five runs in the first and never trailed. Laney scored two in the third and three in the fourth, but West regained the lead by scoring once in the fourth. The Trojans scored three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.

  • West sweeps Jacksonville;...

    The West Brunswick softball team improved to 11-0 by beating 3-A conference rival Jacksonville 4-0 Wednesday afternoon.

    Catcher Anna Hart threw out two runners, and the West infield of third baseman Emily Gore, second baseman Stacy Jackson and first baseman Paige Ward turned a double play. West’s infield, including Gabby Sanders, handled seven chances without an error.

    Pitcher Carly White struck out 10 batters and walked two. She gave up four hits in the seven-inning shutout.

  • BCC scores sixth in ninth to...

    BCC scored six runs in the ninth inning—three of them with two outs—to beat Lenoir Community College 8-7 Sunday afternoon and complete a three-game sweep.

    The Dolphins trailed 7-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, but No. 8 hitter Drew Alford and No. 9 hitter Steven Godwin singled. Caleb Hall singled in a run. With one out, Ben Morris was hit by a pitch. With the bases loaded, T.J. Overman hit a slow roller between the mound and first base. The first baseman threw wildly to home, and two runs scored, cutting the lead to 7-5.