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Today's Sports

  • Saadiq Johnson to continue...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Saadiq Johnson has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Averett Unversity in Danville, Va.

    “They recruited me hard,” Johnson said. “I fit in well with the players in the program. And they win — I like to win.”

    Johnson will be receiving nearly $21,000 per year from an academic scholarship.

    “It helps my family so I can go up there, play basketball and get an education,” he said.

    Averett showed an interest in Johnson in the fall.

  • Gulf Stream wishes come true

    Last weekend provided anglers a perfect example of what summertime fishing off our coast is all about. The weather finally calmed to where almost any angler with a boat could have fished nearshore on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. While fishing in these nearshore waters, anglers experienced great Spanish mackerel action as well as a few stray cobia on the 3- to 5-mile artificial reefs. These cobia will continue to populate artificial reefs and ledges as the water temperatures increase. Live and dead baits such as menhaden and squid are perfect offerings for the curious cobia.

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  • Gulf Stream fishing in full swing

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I sat on the dock enduring what seemed to be a never-ending tropical storm, I thought of the familiar saying “this too shall pass.” Meaning, if I was patient enough, the storm will pass, the seas would become calm and the fish would begin to bite again.

    Well, thankfully, last weekend, the storm passed and the fish were definitely hungry.

  • The golfers among us: Ted Lide,...

    A few weeks ago, I began the series “The Golfers Among Us.” We have a fabulous, fantastic, fascinating mix of people here in Brunswick County and I wanted to feature some of our local citizen/golfers.

    This week, we honor one of our military heroes: Ted Lide. He is a gentle, humble man, yet he is also the most decorated Vietnam veteran hailing from South Carolina.

  • North coach appreciative after...

     GREENSBORO — Coach Garry Bishop may have been more excited than his athletes after they won the NCHSAA Class 2A state track title Saturday, May 16. This was the fourth straight title in two years for the Scorpions. They have won back-to-back indoor titles and back-to-back outdoor titles.

    Bishop knows what can go wrong at a state meet, and that is why state titles are so meaningful to him.

  • Scorpions advance to third round...

     North Brunswick advanced to the third round of the Class 2A state softball playoffs by beating No. 22 North Pitt 7-0 Saturday, May 16, in Leland.

    The No. 6 Scorpions (18-5) will play on Tuesday, May 19, at No. 3 Beddingfield (18-1).

    North Pitt finishes 16-8.

     

    Against North Pitt, Preston Ellenberg (7-2) was the winning pitcher. She gave up five hits and one walk in the seven-inning game. She hit two batters and struck out nine.

     

  • West Brunswick, North Brunswick...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick softball team routed Union Pines 15-0 May 13 in the Class 3A state playoffs.

    West, seeded No. 11, is 19-5. Union Pines, seeded No. 22, finished the season 8-12.

    Leilani Emile hit a home run, her ninth of the season, and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

    Haley Long was 3-for-3. Myah Morse hit a double and had three RBIs. McKenzie Benton was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Ariana Thomas was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

  • West Brunswick loses in first...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 4-1 to South Johnston on May 13 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball state playoffs.

    South Johnston junior Joe Johnson struck out eight in the seven-inning game. He gave up six hits — two in the final inning — and walked four.

    Johnson also hit a home run to right field in the third inning, tying the score 1-1. The home run was his eighth of the year.