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Today's Sports

  • West’s Josh Johnson...

    GREENSBORO—Josh Johnson completed his West Brunswick High School track career with two fifth-place finishes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state meet Saturday at N.C. A&T State University.

    Considering a year ago he had suffered a broken leg, Johnson’s performances were first- rate. He was the only West track athlete at the meet.

  • West Brunswick defeats Conley in...

    West Brunswick beat D.H. Conley 7-6 Tuesday 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.

  • Roman Kelley top choice to be...

    Calling him someone kids can trust, South Brunswick High School athletics director Chris Roehner said Tuesday he intends to hire Roman Kelley as the Cougars’ next head football coach.

    He takes over from Gordon Walters, who resigned to become the head coach at White Knoll High School in South Carolina.

    Kelley is already familiar to the athletes and administrators at South. He was on Walters’ staff last season, when the Cougars advanced to the third round of the Class 2-A state playoffs.

  • West's hope for an MEC...

    WILMINGTON—West’s hope for a Mideastern Conference softball championship ended Friday in a 1-0 loss at Hoggard.

    The Lady Trojans had to beat Hoggard and then beat New Hanover in a Saturday morning game to win the title. West ends the MEC season 8-3.

    The game had no effect on West’s No. 1 seeding from the conference for the Class 3-A state playoffs, which began Tuesday (too late for this edition). If West won, it plays a second-round game Friday at home.

  • Powell's hit wins playoff...

    In an opening game of the Class 3-A state baseball playoffs Saturday, the West Brunswick Trojans scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the Wilson Hunt Warriors 2-1.

    The victory advanced West to a second round game Tuesday against D.H. Conley (See more on the front page.) If West won Tuesday, it plays a third-round game Friday at home.

  • North boys finish first, South...

    North’s boys finished first and South’s girls third in the Class 2-A East Track Regional Saturday in Wilmington.

    North, which won five events, finished with 111 points in the state-qualifying meet. The top-four finishers in each event advance to the state meet Friday in Greensboro. Jacksonville Northside was second with 74 points. Eighteen teams scored points.

    North’s Jesse Riley won the 100- and 200-meter sprints.

    Riley won the 100 in 10.85 seconds. Teammate Jerry Davis was third in 11.37 and South’s Quan Ray fourth in 11.40.

  • BCC baseball season ends in...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball season ended Friday in a 5-2 loss to Patrick Henry in the Region 10 tournament in Burlington.

    The Dolphins, a second-year program, finished 1-2 in the tournament, which sent its winner to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series in Enid, Okla.

    BCC, seeded fifth, opened the tournament May 13 and lost to rival Southeastern Community College 4-2 despite getting 11 hits.

  • Weekend's fishing excellent...

    Can you believe this weather? Just as we get the fishing heading in the right direction. The good news is this weather held off until Sunday afternoon, and before its arrival, fishing was red-hot both near shore and offshore. The other good news is this cold snap hit early in the week, and as it looks now, by Friday, the winds are supposed to subside and temperatures are forecast to be back in the 80s. It looks like a great holiday weekend ahead.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Beachcombers results from May 8. Low gross: 90, Ed Kinney; 91, Hal Riebesehl. Low nets: 66, Ed Kinney; 67, Bob Smith. Team modified Stableford: +12, Kinney, Riebesehl and Smith. Golfer of the week: Ed Kinney.

    Beachcombers results from May 15 at Carolina Shores. Low gross: 88, Hal Riebesehl; 89, Bob Smith. Low net: 64, Bob Smith; 71, Riebesehl. Team two-best ball: Smith and Jim Beairsto won 1-up over Riebesehl and Stu Cleveland. In the four-man, two best nets, Cleveland, Smith, Riebesehl and Beairsto were 26-under par. Bob Smith was golfer of the week.

  • North Brunswick's Scorpions...

    LELAND—After being rained out Friday night, North Brunswick saw its opening-round baseball game in the state playoffs Saturday stopped in the fifth inning.

    But this time, the game was called short because of excessive runs.

    The Scorpions hammered Southwest Onslow 12-2 as they had double the number of hits as their opponents and played virtually a flawless game in the field.