Today's Sports

  • Hard to beat the feisty action...

    The big fishing news in the last week has been the arrival of some serious bluefish schools to the area. Up and down the coast, anglers are catching blues of all sizes. The piers have done particularly well, and a lot of anglers are getting in on the bluefish action.

  • Far Out Shoot Out Tuna, Dolphin...

    The wind is allowing the fish a needed break, but starting next Saturday, their vacation is over. Registration for the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out offshore rodeo is open online now at www.OIFC.com and will continue open on-line through May 15. The captains’ meeting will take place 6-7 p.m. this Friday, May 8, at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center along with good eating and I’m sure a few fish stories.

  • Slow play: Nightmare in the pines

    Slow play is everyone’s nightmare.

    I’ve written about it before and I will continue to write about it annually because, first of all, it bugs me and, secondly, folks ask me to write about it. They want to hang my slow-play column in the locker room of their club. They want their slow-playing friends to get the hint… hint… HINT!

  • West golfers finish eighth in...

    PINETOPS—The West Brunswick High School golf team finished eighth out of 11 teams in the Class 3-A East Regional on Monday at Maccripine Country Club.

    Playing a 6,200-yard, par-71 course on a windy day with tight pin placements made the state-qualifying tournament a challenge for all. (One foursome a West player was in had to stop play for 30 minutes because of a thunderstorm.)

    Led by medalist Spencer Whitt (70), Fike was the runaway winner (293). Five of Fike’s players shot in the 70s. Hunt second (324) and Northern Nash third (325).

  • Zacek’s 10 strikeouts...

    Talking to his dad earlier in the day, North Brunswick freshman David Zacek said he would get 10 strikeouts May 1 against Pender.

    Zacek was correct in his prediction. But what he did not know was he would strike out 10 in just four innings as the Scorpions beat Pender 18-0.

    More significant for North is that the victory kept the Scorpions unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference heading into the final week of the season. North’s final conference game is Friday at home against South Columbus.

  • South’s girls, North...



    ROCKY POINT—The South Brunswick girls and the North Brunswick boys won Waccamaw Conference track and field championships April 29 at Heide Trask High School.

    South’s girls won 11 events and finished with 234 points, easily finishing ahead of runner-up North Brunswick (90) in the seven-team meet.

    North’s boys won 13 events finished with 257 points, more than double that of Trask (118). South’s boys were third (107), five points behind Trask.

  • Gore, Jackson homer as Lady...

    Stacy Jackson hit a three-run home run and Emily Gore hit a two-run home run as West Brunswick routed Ashley 11-4 in a conference game April 28 at West.

    The victory kept West in the running for the Mideastern Conference title at 7-1 and improved its overall record to 15-3.

    Four batters had multiple hits: Jackson finished 2-for-4 with the homer and three RBIs; Gore was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBIs; Carly White was 2-for-4 with one RBI; Anna Hart was 3-for-4 with one RBI.

  • West completes sweep of county...

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team completed a sweep of county teams by beating North Brunswick 4-0 Monday at West.

    Two West goals were disallowed because of offsides. The Lady Trojans improved to 8-8 for the year.

    West twice in the first half, the first goal eight minutes into the game on a pass from junior forward Taylor Ambrose to senior forward Mariah Evans. Her kick in the box went through the legs of the North goalkeeper.

  • West's boys win four county...

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson, Bradley Bell and Tyquan Ash won individual titles in the county high school track meet April 21 at West.

    West won four events. Senior Josh Johnson won the 100 in a regional-qualifying mark of 10.98. Sophomore Bradley Bell won the 400 in 53.89 seconds. Junior Tyquan Ash won the triple jump with a mark of 41 feet, 10 inches.

    All three and senior Marc Cajuste ran on the 4x100 relay, which West won in 44.12.

    North Brunswick won won 11 of the 18 events in taking the team title.

  • West Brunswick JV takes easy...

    Marquise Johnson, who entered in relief with his team down 2-0, notched the victory for the West Brunswick junior varsity baseball team Friday night in a 17-2 victory against the Hoggard Vikings.

    Johnson, who also delivered two hits, pitched 3 1/3 innings, walked one, allowed no hits and struck out six. Colby Cannon finished the game, allowing one walk and no hits for his inning pitched.

    The Vikings scored their runs on two walks and errors in the first inning, but West pitcher Clay Hines also did not allow a hit in his two-thirds of an inning pitched.