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Today's Sports

  • Sea Trail: Renovation and new pro

    Sea Trail Golf Resort, home of the Maples, Jones and Byrd courses, is renovating the Jones Course this summer. And in the middle of this flurry of activity is its new head golf professional, Andrew Galbraith.  

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  • Scorpions with third straight...

    GREENSBORO — The North Brunswick boys’ track and field team continued its dominance in state championship competition, winning its third straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A outdoor title Saturday.

    Including indoor state titles, the Scorpions have won six straight state championships.

    “That’s really hard to fathom,” North coach Garry Bishop said. “To win six straight — I can’t put it in words.

  • One out from loss, Corinth...

    SHALLOTTE — Corinth Holders, one out from a defeat, rallied to beat West Brunswick 9-4 in eight innings Friday in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs.

    West finishes the season 24-4. The Pirates, 19-7, advance to the East Regional and will play Topsail. The winner of the three-game series advances to the state championship series June 3-4.

  • Padgett wins two medals in AAC...

    East Carolina University redshirt senior Kayla Padgett finished second in the hammer throw and third in the discus throw in the American Athletic Conference track and field championships at the UCF Track Complex.

    In the hammer throw May 12, Padgett threw a distance of 191 feet, 9 inches on her final throw. Cincinnati sophomore Annet Echikunwoke finished first (201-5).

    In the discus throw May 13, Padgett had a distance of 169-10. Senior teammate Raqurra Ishmar was first with an AAC record throw of 176-10.

  • Sloup wins Carolinas Women'...

    By Carolinas Golf Association

    PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Ashley Sloup came up short of victory in the 2015 CGA Carolinas Women's Amateur championship at Treyburn Country Club. Playing in the final grouping, the Southport native shot a 79 and finished tied for fifth.

    Sloup found redemption May 18 at The Reserve Club.

    Starting with a one-shot lead over 2014 runner-up Bailey Cocca, Sloup's final-round 73 was enough to claim her first Carolinas Golf Association championship with a three-shot victory.

  • Fairmont’s Cole Lovin throws one...

    FAIRMONT — Cole Lovin threw a one-hitter as Fairmont beat North Brunswick 3-0 in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state baseball playoffs May 18.

    Sophomore Seth Thorndyke hit a two-run home run as the Golden Tornadoes (23-6) reached the fourth round for the second straight year.

    North starting sophomore pitcher Landen Wright gave up three hits and three runs, one unearned, in 4.2 innings. He walked three and struck out five.

  • Trojans reach fourth round in...

    West Brunswick won its third-round baseball playoff game against Rockingham County 14-4 in six innings May 17.

    If West wins the game scheduled for Friday at West, it will play in the East Regional next week. Winner of the three-game series plays for the state title June 3-4 (site to be determined).

    Against Rockingham, the Trojans had 10 hits and nine walks. Two batters were hit by pitches. West stole five bases.

  • Mo Spada: Golfing every day and...

    Early this year, Mo Spada of Sea Trail was recognized by the Carolinas Golf Association as having played the most rounds of any woman golfer in North and South Carolina for 2015. She posted 275 rounds of golf.

    Figure it out, folks. That’s an average of 5.3 times a week, year-round. Think of rainy days and Nor’easters, ice storms and summer heat waves, Mo Spada is either out on the course or sitting in her house, just waiting to grab her clubs. I love it.

  • Rising water temperatures...