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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.