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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Gator Games great time for...

    After Charles Truman Johnson moved here 12 years ago from Pennsylvania, he eagerly became a participant in the Brunswick County Gator Senior Games. In 12 years of competition, he has won 36 medals—35 of them gold.

    And Johnson, 82, once again will be a competitor in the games, sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, which take place April 8 through May 11.

    “The county runs a tremendous program,” Johnson said. “This is the greatest county for recreation. Those people are the best.”

  • Elon's Tiara Gause named...

    Elon freshman Tiara Gause has been named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association. This is the first time an Elon player has been named freshman of the year.

    Gause led all league freshmen in scoring, averaging 10 points a game. She also paced the Phoenix in scoring while starting 25 games. She scored in double figures 13 times.

    The Fayetteville native recorded a season-high 22 points against Davidson on Feb. 7 and reached double figures in points in six of the last six games for the Phoenix.

  • Gause homers twice; Daniels...

    Shrugging off their first conference loss of the season, the Trojans routed Class 3-A rival White Oak 17-0 in five innings Monday evening.

    Winning pitcher Randy Daniels gave up no hits and struck out nine. One walk, with two outs in the first inning, prevented a perfect game.

    Jay Gause was the hitting star for West Brunswick, hitting a three-run home run in the first inning and, against another pitcher, a three-run home in the fourth. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk and seven RBIs.

  • West JV team routs Laney,...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity baseball team improved to 3-0 in the conference, 7-0 overall, by beating Laney 11-5 March 24.

    West scored five runs in the first and never trailed. Laney scored two in the third and three in the fourth, but West regained the lead by scoring once in the fourth. The Trojans scored three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.

  • West sweeps Jacksonville;...

    The West Brunswick softball team improved to 11-0 by beating 3-A conference rival Jacksonville 4-0 Wednesday afternoon.

    Catcher Anna Hart threw out two runners, and the West infield of third baseman Emily Gore, second baseman Stacy Jackson and first baseman Paige Ward turned a double play. West’s infield, including Gabby Sanders, handled seven chances without an error.

    Pitcher Carly White struck out 10 batters and walked two. She gave up four hits in the seven-inning shutout.

  • BCC scores sixth in ninth to...

    BCC scored six runs in the ninth inning—three of them with two outs—to beat Lenoir Community College 8-7 Sunday afternoon and complete a three-game sweep.

    The Dolphins trailed 7-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, but No. 8 hitter Drew Alford and No. 9 hitter Steven Godwin singled. Caleb Hall singled in a run. With one out, Ben Morris was hit by a pitch. With the bases loaded, T.J. Overman hit a slow roller between the mound and first base. The first baseman threw wildly to home, and two runs scored, cutting the lead to 7-5.

  • Honor teams that have high GPAs

    The high school basketball season was exciting to me for two reasons.

    First, three teams—North’s girls and boys and South’s boys—had exciting games toward the end of the season en route to making the playoffs. They also played well in the playoffs, and South reached the regional.

    Second, most of the other conference teams showed they had a promising future, and all the county teams will be part of the new conference next season.

  • West outscores foes 11-1 in two...

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team had two nonconference games last week. Sheena Suttlemyre had two goals and two assists as West beat Loris, S.C., 6-0 in the home game March 31. Julianna Zio also had two goals.

    West beat North Brunswick 5-1 April 1 in Leland. Mariah Evans scored three goals as West became the first team to beat North (6-1) this season. Suttlemyre had a goal and an assist.

    West is 5-6. Below are game summaries:

    WEST 5

    NORTH 1

    Mariah Evans scored quick goals at the start of each half in the 5-1 victory.

  • West plays inspirational match...

    Playing its most inspirational match of the season, the West Brunswick boys’ tennis team lost 5-4 March 30 at Class 3-A rival White Oak.

    West was missing two starters because of ailments.

    “We put our best possible lineup and got terrific performances,” West coach Bob Bell said.

    White Oak won the match by winning two of the three doubles’ matches.

    “Before the match I told the team we had to have everyone’s best effort to have even a chance of winning,” he said.