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Today's Sports

  • McCumbee finishes 28th at...

    Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light Racing team finished 28th Monday at the rain–delayed Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

    After the drop of the green flag, McCumbee moved steadily forward in the running order, reaching the 13th position on lap 70. During the races next caution, the race would take a dramatic turn for the SS Green Light team, as a huge cloud of steam erupted from underneath McCumbee’s Black’s Tire & Auto Service Silverado.

  • Season special so far for West...

    Welcome to “Jeopardy!”

    And the first answer is: Laney.

    Question: What is the answer to all my test questions?

    A similar version of the popular game show took place last week as the West Brunswick High School softball team prepared for its game at Laney.

    Even though the March 24 game was early in the season, was beating Laney on the minds of the Trojans?

  • April means it's tuna time...

    It is finally spring and starting to feel like it. If you are a Brunswick County fisherman, you can now come out of hiding.

    March is a great month, but it has a tendency to show all the signs of spring and then leave you hanging with water temperatures that are typically still too cool to promote much good fishing. However, April is here and the water is warming up.

    Ocean Isle Fishing Center inshore guide, Capt. Kyle, has been reporting good catches of redfish and speckled trout. He is optimistic about the inshore fishing over the next couple of months.

  • Speckled trout emerge full force...

    Last week I wrote about the nice redfish bite, and how those drum have been providing nonstop action all winter and into the early spring for local fishing guides like Capt. Mark Dickson.

    This week, I asked Dickson about the emerging speckled trout bite, since specks are a fish that anglers’ thoughts turn to in April the way a second baseman’s thoughts turn to base hits.

  • Golf action

    Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation will host a day of free golf activities during PGA Play Golf America Day from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. April 18.

  • Brunswick Community College Turf...

    About 15 months ago, I wrote about the Brunswick Community College Horticulture and Turfgrass Management Program and their new, on-campus facility.

    This past week, I revisited BCC and talked again with Dean Bennett, director of the program, and Jace Myers, turfgrass instructor. My interest had been piqued because students from the turf school had been at Cinghiale Creek (home of The First Tee of Brunswick County) since January building a huge new bunker next to the south green.

  • BCC beats Lakeland on hit batter...

    Rebounding from having to forfeit 12 victories, the BCC baseball team swept Lakeland Community College in a three-game weekend series.

    The Dolphins (8-17) completed the series with a 4-3 victory in nine innings Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School. BCC won the game when Daniel Terry was hit by a pitch with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth.

  • West junior varsity baseball...

    The West junior varsity baseball team has begun the season 6-0.

    West opened the year by beating North Brunswick 13-3. Jesse Simmons was 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Hunter Allen was 1-for-2 with three RBIs.

    West beat South Columbus 12-6. Timmy Powell was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Simmons was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

  • West's sprinters dominate...

    In a four-team meet March 19 at Hoggard High School that included New Hanover and White Oak, West Brunswick’s boys again did well in the sprints, as Josh Johnson won the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 400 meters. West also won the 400-meter relay.

    “Our sprint team turned in another great performance at Hoggard,” coach Yogi Hickman said. “They continue to set personal records in nearly every meet. Our 4x100 team came within 0.07 seconds of an automatic qualifying time and has lowered their times for four consecutive meets.

  • South Brunswick's girls...

    South Brunswick’s girls’ track team won 14 of 16 events in winning a four-team meet March 19 at South Columbus with Pender and Whiteville.

    The Cougars scored 140 points, South Columbus 29, Pender 28 and Whiteville 26.

    Six of South’s victories were good enough to qualify for the May 16 regional at UNCW.