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Today's Sports

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • NASCAR is an economic indicator

    If there is one sport I thought was strong financially, it was NASCAR. It has a loyal following and television ratings are consistently strong.

    But even NASCAR has been hit by this recession, and it may have an impact on local driver Chad McCumbee.

    This season he is racing for SS Green Light Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and through three races he is fifth in points.

  • West's girls' team...

    A delay of the game for 50 minutes did not hamper the Trojan softball team March 18, as it easily handled White Oak 11-2.

    Carly White struck out 10 batters as West opened its conference season with a victory against a Class 3-A foe. She gave up three hits and one earned run. She walked two.

    The game was a reschedule of a rainout from the previous day. The umpires had a starting time of 6 p.m. instead of the scheduled 5 p.m. start time.

    The first inning for the visitors showed visions of things to come in the game, as West scored six runs.

  • West tennis team beats...

    The West Brunswick tennis team defeated White Oak 6-3 March 12. The match was important because White Oak is a 3-A school and is a conference opponent.

    If West Brunswick does well against 3-A opponents White Oak and Jacksonville, the regional is a possibility.

    On Monday, West lost 9-0 to Class 4-A New Hanover.

    “They are one of the best teams in the eastern region,” West coach Bob Bell said.

    NEW HANOVER 9 WEST 0