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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • West opens conference baseball...

    West Brunswick opened the conference baseball season with victories over Hoggard and Ashley and then extended its winning streak to seven with an 8-6 victory Monday night over Sullivan South.

    Brock Holmes pitched a three-hitter in a complete-game victory over Ashley. Ryan Hill drove in the winning runs against Sullivan when he hit a three-run home run with two outs in the sixth inning.

    West, 7-1 overall, plays a home conference game Friday against 3-A rival Jacksonville.

    Below are summaries of the games.

    WEST 12 HOGGARD 8

  • Spring fishing action is steady...

    In many places, the spring fishing has started off slowly, but don’t tell that to the folks landing the big red drum in our inshore waters. Shallow-water anglers and fishing guides have reported steady action on nice-sized redfish throughout the entire winter, and the landings are impressive. While pier patrons wait on the whiting and bluefish and surf fishermen fight skates and small sharks, light-tackle anglers are having a ball in the backwaters on the dependable red drum.

  • Golf courses utilize water...

    Despite recent rain showers, we are in a drought. The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council has Brunswick County listed as “abnormally dry” as of March 10.

    Naturally, a drought affects golf courses in a big way. It impacts the way they look and the way they are maintained Drought is costly in water and in energy.

  • Golf action

    The Renegades annual St Patrick’s Day Tournament was played March 19 at Palmetto Greens Golf Club. Thirty-six Renegades and their guests participated. The team game was one low net, two low nets, three low nets. 1. Bob Kilgore, Laura Duncan, Ruth Peagler Falls, Bill Altreuter; 2. Sharon Clark, Carolyn Bosman, Barbara Malina, Martha Hannon; 3. Carol Groner, Jean Falls, Lin Penta, Jane Mahncke; 4. Kathy Harniman, Sharon Donohue, Jerry Powers, George Malina; 5. Karen Hertling, Teddy Altreuter, Joe Clark, Doug Falls. Closest to the pin: Bill Altreuter.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • Young WBHS golf team show lots...

    What do you get when you mix together one senior, one junior, two sophomores and three freshmen on one Class 3-A golf team? A small, young team with more opportunities for everyone to play and gain valuable experience against stronger New Hanover county 4-A schools.

    West Brunswick High School golf coach, Ron Ambrose, agrees.