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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Allen has two hits, two RBIs on...

    Hunter Allen and Reid Love drove in three of East Carolina’s seven runs on Senior Night, May 12, lifting the Pirates to a 7-0 win against Elon in seven innings at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. The game was called early because of inclement weather in the area.

    With the victory, the Pirates improve to 33-20. The Phoenix drop to 24-27. The victory pushed ECU’s home record to 24-12.

    Allen, a co-captain, led the Pirates’ seven-hit attack, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. He has 15th multi-hit games this season.

  • BCC loses to PHCC, season ends

     

    The Brunswick Community College baseball season ended in a 9-5 loss May 12 to host Patrick Henry Community College in the NJCAA Division II Region 10 championship tournament in Martinsville, Va.

    BCC finished with 13 hits as Chase Gehringer and Dillon Stewart hit home runs, but PHCC also had 13 hits.

    PHCC scored three runs in the first inning against starter Patrick Corcoran. Gerhinger hit a two-run home run in the top of third, but PHCC also scored twice in the inning. A PHCC run in the fourth put it ahead 6-2.

  • Trojan golfers finish 11th in...

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished 11th out of 12 teams in the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament at Longleaf.

    Forestview High School won the team competition for the fourth straight  year.   Its  four players in two rounds shot a 585. West shot a 651.

  • West golfer Patterson 5-over par...

     West Brunswick’s Landon Patterson shot a 5-over-par 76 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament May 11.

    He is tied for 25th in the two-day tourney at Longleaf. Six players shot a 75. The top score is 1-under par.

    Patterson was even-par on holes 1 through 9. He birdied the par-4, 395-yard first hole. He scored a bogey on the par-5, 525-yard fifth hole and scored a bogey on the par-4, 396-yard sixth hole. He scored a birdie on the par-3, 174-yard eighth hole.

  • Three West Brunswick squads open...

     West Brunswick athletics director Jimmy Fletcher has set the times for the first round of the playoffs.

    They will begin Wednesday, May 13: