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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick beats South,...

    The West Brunswick baseball team improved to 5-1 in the Mideastern Conference by beating Jacksonville 4-3 April 8. West got five hits and made three errors in the victory. The game was tied 3-3 entering the bottom of the fifth, but West broke the tie when Pat Kamfolt led off with a double to center field, went to third on Wally Kamfolt’s flyout to right and scored on Josh Powell’s sacrifice fly to right field.

  • Lady Trojans win tourney opener

    Lady Trojans open tourney with victory

    BY BOB BREEN

    SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

    The West Brunswick softball team beat Lakewood, Ohio, 9-6 Monday night in a first-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational at West.

    Lakewood took the early lead, as junior Sam Kash belted a triple with one on in the first inning for a 1-0 lead. She then ran home on a wild pitch, and Lakewood went ahead 2-0.

  • West JV soccer team gets first...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity girls soccer team won for the first time ever, 1-0 April 9 against visiting Whiteville.

    “It was worth the wait,” said Steve Nagy, the coach of the first-year program. “We played a great game. I kept telling the girls as long as we keep improving each game, the wins will come. I am so proud of the girls.”

    Shelby Johnson scored in the 26th minute off a pass from Skylar Jenkins.

    Nicole Turner made three saves in her first game in goal.

  • Cougars end Lady Trojans'...

    South Brunswick defeated the Lady Trojans 4-1 April 9 at West in a pitchers’ duel into the sixth inning.

    The loss ended West’s hopes for an undefeated season. West, which beat South earlier this season, is 11-1.

    Madison Batten, the unheralded junior, pitched the best game of her career to seal the victory against rival West. Batten pitched all seven innings, allowing four hits and one run. She walked one batter and had five strikeouts.

  • Inshore action heats up,...

    I know it’s cliché to complain about the weather, but do we ever get a break?

    Offshore fishermen such as myself are chomping at the opportunity to head out in search of tuna, dolphin, wahoo, mackerel and grouper…but the wind and resulting high seas have been relentless. Low-pressure systems have marched across the southeast for the past two weeks, bringing heavy rains and strong westerly winds. The other problem with this scenario is the west wind is not conducive to kick-starting the spring fishing.

  • So far, spring fishing has been...

    Spring fishing has been terrific so far, at least when the weather has cooperated. Stormy and windy days have troubled pier anglers and boaters, but when the blue skies have been out, people have been catching fish. The biggest successes have been on sea mullet (whiting) on the piers, redfish inshore, and black drum everywhere.

    I talked to Capt. Patrick Kelly of Captain Smiley Charters, and he told me on some days he has had to go to the dependable black drum for his clients.

  • 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.