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Today's Sports

  • Gore strikes out side with bases...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-5 March 18 as West senior pitcher Caroline Gore struck out three straight batters after North had loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning.

    “Caroline had been struggling all year, getting back in shape and getting to the point where she had confidence in herself and believing in herself,” West coach Joe Noble said. “Tonight, she came in and she did a great job. I couldn’t have asked for her to pitch any better.”

  • Ex-BCC players contribute to ECU...

     For the fourth-straight game, East Carolina scored double-digit runs cruising past Princeton 11-2 March 17 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

    The Pirates (14-6) extended their current win streak to five games (9 of last 10),while Princeton falls to 1-10 on the season.

    Former BCC pitcher Jimmy Boyd (2-3) picked up his first win in a starting role giving up a pair of runs

  • Trojans beat Cougars 5-2 in...

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 5-2 in a conference baseball game  March 17 at South.

    Winning pitcher Brett Babson threw a no-hitter for 5.1 innings and gave up two runs (one earned). He walked six and struck out seven.

    Reliever Austin Turner finished, giving up one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

  • Laney defeats Trojans 9-0 in...

     SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 9-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game March 17.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Class 3A Trojans (4-1-1). Laney, a Class 4A team, scored in the first 3 minutes and led 2-0 with 30 minutes left in the first half. It scored one more goal for a 3-0 lead at halftime.

    Laney scored twice in the first seven minutes of the second half in taking a 5-0 lead. It scored four goals in the next 23 minutes in taking a 9-0 lead and ending the game with 10:35 left.

  • Trojan golfers win second match...

     

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick won its second straight conference golf tournament, finishing first Monday, March 16, at Rivers Edge.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan had the Trojans’ top score, a 6-over-par 78 on the 6,440-yard course.

    West’s other top-four scorers were junior Landon Patterson, 84; senior Drew Boyer, 90; and senior Cole Snyder, 92

    West shot a 344, three strokes fewer than Laney in the seven-team match.

  • Lockwood Folly next site of...

     The 2015 Tournament of Champions take place Nov. 14-15 at Lockwood Folly Country Club in Supply.

    It will be a great venue. This course, designed by Willard Byrd, was built in 1988 through an old hunting preserve. There are beautiful vistas of the Lockwood Folly River and surrounding salt marshes. Many holes run though ancient hardwoods and old pines near ponds and riverbeds. Basically, it’s a challenging course with a lot of beautiful vistas.

  • Kicking off the spring fishing...

     It looks as if the warm spring air is finally here to stay. Prickly pear trees are in full bloom and those with allergies are feeling the effects of the pollen. Dogwood trees are loaded with bulbs and most likely will burst into full bloom later this week. Every bird in the sky is singing songs and looking for love. These are all signals it is time to shake off the dust and get on the water. Are you ready? Do you have everything that you need?

  • Adjusting to conditions results...

     In this week’s column, I can confidently say it feels as if spring is near. Water temperatures are beginning to rise with the air temperatures and the fishing seems to be improving. Most anglers had good luck fishing along the Gulf Stream this past weekend, March 14-15. They reported a decent wahoo bite way down south toward the Winyah Scarp and also way up north toward the Same Ole Hole. They seemed to be biting black/purple and red/black lures the best.

  • Hunter Allen helps ECU beat Elon

     ELON — East Carolina scored four two-out runs in the ninth inning to claim a series win over Elon, 11-8, Saturday afternoon, March 14, at Walter C. Latham Park.

    After squandering 7-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, where Ryan Cooper’s three-run homer gave Elon an 8-7 advantage, ECU scored four two-out runs for its 12th win of the season.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in softball

     By Samone Bland

    Sports Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — Laney scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat West Brunswick 3-2 in a conference softball game Tuesday, March 10, at West. Two walks, a single and a double in the top of the seventh inning helped Laney seal the win.