Today's Sports

  • Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf...

    The final round of the SBMGA member-member annual tournament was played April 14. The tournament was two days with four flights playing a range of nine-hole matches. Day one had the group playing a nine-hole, two-man best-ball match followed by a nine-hole total score for the two-man team match.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores: Low gross: Paul Michal, 86; Harry Haggerty, 87; Stu Cleveland, 88. Low nets, Michal 72. Team two low nets on each hole: Dan O’Connell, Dennis Davidson, Bob Byrne and Cleveland at 18-under par. Golfer of the week was Michal.
    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association played the third round of its President’s Cup match. Winners were Sharon Deutsch and Peg Agrimonti.

  • From the gulag to the golf...

    Golf is played by the most amazing people. I’ve met paraplegic golfers, blind golfers, one-armed golfers, and just plain folks who have battled debilitating disease and injury to get back on the course.  
    Stanley Opalka, of Sunset Beach, traveled a long, hard road to the quiet beauty of the Carolina coast.  
    His story begins in Poland, in the fall of 1939, when his native country was invaded by the Nazis from the west and the Soviets from the east.  

  • Brunswick County fishermen are...

    You ever get the feeling summer is never going to get here? The past couple of weeks have been very nice, but it’s been just cool enough to keep water temperatures stable instead of rising. And that’s what we need right now, warmer water temperatures. However, just as soon as I complain about the cool, I’ll soon be complaining about the heat, so I guess patience is required.

  • Sea mullet are a feisty panfish...

    The weather continues to warm, but spring inshore fishing has suddenly cooled. After a strong preseason redfish bite, the local angling has hit a surprising lull, possibly the result of some combinations of wind and tide and possibly just because it’s going to be a slow-starting fishing season.

  • Tilley leads West Brunswick to...

    Freshman Landon Tilley pitched a complete-game and added a RBI double in a 5-2 victory for the Trojans (5-5) over South Columbus in a JV game played April 13 in Shallotte.
    Tilley allowed two runs in the top of the third inning, but was he masterful the rest of the game. The right-hander gave up four hits, two earned runs and struck out eight batters. Head coach T.J. Spivey was impressed by his starter’s performance since the team had not played in over a week due to spring break.

  • Lady Trojans defeat South in...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick senior pitcher Carly White allowed seven hits in her seven innings pitched Friday night, and her teammates contributed with some timely hitting, as West squeaked by South 4-0 in the conference softball game.
    White struck out eight batters as her screwball has reemerged.
    “I found it,” White said.
    West is now 6-1 in the conference.
    White’s mound opponent, Madison Walker, also had a good outing, striking out six. Four of those strikeouts were in the first two innings.

  • Gause, Bates win three...

    West Brunswick’s Breana Gause and Kayla Padgett had performances like those seen at state meets in a track and field meet April 13 at West.
    Padgett won the shot put (33 feet, 9 inches) and the discus throw (117-9), both regional standards. Her shot put would have placed her ninth last year at the Class 3A state meet. Her discus throw would have placed her second at state.

  • Trojan golfers shoot in 70s at...

    WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick golf team finished one stroke ahead of host West Bladen on April 12 at Land O’ Lakes Golf Club. Three Trojan golfers shot in the 70s to seal a second-place finish, one stroke ahead of the host Knights.
    For the tournament, the conference team scores were South Brunswick 307, West Brunswick 311, host West Bladen 312, Whiteville 337, North Brunswick 351, East Bladen 393 and South Columbus 445.

  • West Trojans beat Cougars,...

    The West Brunswick baseball team won two conference games last week, 16-8 at South Columbus and 12-2 at South Brunswick.
    West is 6-1 in the conference, 12-4 overall. Below are summaries of the two victories.
    TABOR CITY—West Brunswick had 18 hits in beating South Columbus 16-8 April 13 in a conference baseball game.