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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick JV takes easy...

    Marquise Johnson, who entered in relief with his team down 2-0, notched the victory for the West Brunswick junior varsity baseball team Friday night in a 17-2 victory against the Hoggard Vikings.

    Johnson, who also delivered two hits, pitched 3 1/3 innings, walked one, allowed no hits and struck out six. Colby Cannon finished the game, allowing one walk and no hits for his inning pitched.

    The Vikings scored their runs on two walks and errors in the first inning, but West pitcher Clay Hines also did not allow a hit in his two-thirds of an inning pitched.

  • West wins rematch with Hoggard

    Wally Kamfolt had three hits and three RBIs as West beat Hoggard 8-2 in a conference baseball game April 21. Kamfolt also scored two runs and played textbook second base for the unstoppable Trojans.

    West beat Hoggard 12-8 earlier this year in the first game of the conference season.

    Brock Holmes had another good outing, especially after the coaches corrected his slight delivery problems in the first inning. He allowed one hit and one walk in that inning.

  • Jacksonville beats West in tennis

    Jacksonville defeated West Brunswick 6-3 in a Mideastern Conference tennis match April 22.

    The Cardinals won the top-four singles matches, but the No. 3 match between Stephen Williams and West’s Neil Mintz was decided in a 6-3 tiebreaker.

    Mason McCullough and John Harmon rallied to win their singles matches in tiebreakers after losing in the first set.

    Jacksonville got its deciding points in doubles, winning at No. 1 and No. 2. The No. 2 match was the closest of the dual, with the Cardinals winning 9-8.

    McCullough and Harmon won at No. 3 doubles.

  • BCC finishes 1-2 against Wilkes

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team played its last home weekend series of the season, winning one of three games against Wilkes Community College.

    On Saturday, BCC beat WCC 12-11 and lost 4-3.

    On Sunday, BCC lost 12-1 in a five-inning game. WCC scored eight runs in the third off four hits, three walks, a hit batter, a wild pitch, a sacrifice and an error.

    Ryan Carr was the losing pitcher, giving up seven runs on three hits in two and one-third innings. He struck out one, walked two and hit five batters.

  • North Brunswick beats Whiteville...

    LELAND—The North Brunswick baseball team improved to 8-0 in the Waccamaw Conference by beating Whiteville 12-2 in a five-inning game April 23.

    North, 15-4 overall, entered this week with four conference games left.

    The Scorpions broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth by scoring five runs—four of those with two outs.

  • Cougars beat Pender 6-0, stay...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference by beating Pender 6-0 April 22.

    The Cougars beat the Patriots 8-0 April 8, but in the first half of the rematch Pender put more pressure on the South defense and goalkeeper Elizabeth Butler, who made several saves.

    South finally scored 11 minutes into the game on a 20-yard shot by junior Kayla Carmichael. Just before the half ended, junior Ashley Briggs scored. Junior Ann Burton had the assist.

  • McCumbee eighth in rain-...

    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the rain-delayed and rain-shortened O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.

    This was McCumbee’s third top-10 finish in five starts this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He is eighth in points and has won $81,674.

    “I think we got a better truck than eighth place,” McCumbee said before officials ended the race. “You always want to race to finish these things.

  • Willie Fulford, Poole win at...

    Saturday marked the fourth overall week of racing of the 2009 season at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and the third week for the Late Model Series.

    In the first Late Model feature, there were three leaders in the 50-lap shootout. Greg Hardee had the early lead. Hardee was passed by defending champion Rick Smith on lap 6. Smith led until lap 34, where Brent Brinson reeled in Smith and completed the pass for the lead coming off turn four. Brinson never looked back to pick up his third feature win of the season, followed by Smith, Ryan Hall, Robert Elliot Justin Milliken.

  • Fishing springs to life, thanks...

    Who knows whether Al Gore is right or wrong about global warming, but in all the mess of what we call weather, there is one theory I will claim to and stand by: Weather is a balance.

    As bad as it may have been in March and early April, it will eventually turn and be equally as good. And thus, the weather finally turned last week after months of wind and unseasonably cold weather. We have experienced a stretch of beautiful weather that looks to continue for some time. The result is the fish are finally getting their acts together and starting to do what they are supposed to.

  • Brunswick County fishing keeping...

    There has been a run of beautiful weather, and the fishing is keeping pace. Rising water temperatures have really kick-started the season and we are headed into May with a full head of steam as fish are hitting hard both inshore and out in the ocean.

    Last weekend, the piers reported their first decent catches of bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Blues and Spanish are targeted from the planks with pencil plugs like that old pier angler’s favorite, the Gotcha. Blues are known to like plugs with red on them, while Spanish react favorably to the shine of gold or silver.