Today's Sports

  • BCC baseball team has record-...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team has completed the most successful and noteworthy week in the history of the three-year program.
    On March 31, the Dolphins, an NJCCA Division II team that does not offer scholarships, beat Pitt Community College, an NJCCA Division I team that entered the game ranked No. 2 in the nation.

  • Padgett’s discus throw...

    Kayla Padgett’s discus throw highlighted West Brunswick’s victory in a three-team meet March 31 at North Brunswick.
    West scored 68.5 points and North 67.5. South Columbus scored six points.
    West won nine events, the most notable victory being Padgett’s in the discus throw. Her mark of 115-1, in the fourth meet of her high school career, would have placed her third at the state meet last year.
    Padgett, a junior, also won the shot put (32-2) in qualifying for the regional.

  • BCC wins two from Rockingham

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Friday from Rockingham Community College in conference games at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC won 5-0 and 5-2.

    Brock Holmes pitched a nine-inning shutout—the first of his college career—in the first game. He gave up seven hits—two of those in the last inning. He struck out seven and walked one.

  • West girls’ soccer...

     The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team headed into the spring break with two more impressive victories, beating West Bladen 8-2 March 31 and North Brunswick 6-1 April 1.

    The victories gave the Trojans a 3-1 record in the conference. Besides the scoring and the defense, what has impressed coach Laura Hickman has been the team’s focus against weaker opponents.

  • West Brunswick routs West Bladen...

    Nick Napolitano’s first home run of the year gave West Brunswick a 12-2 victory April 1 over West Bladen in a conference baseball game.

    Napolitano, who finished 3-for-4, homered with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning. West Bladen had scored two runs in the top of the inning to extend the game.

    “That was a blast,” West coach Mike Alderson said about Napolitano’s home run.

  • Windy conditions affecting...

    Local fishermen have struggled through windy conditions for the last week, but the weather is supposed to change right on time for the hot redfish bite to resume this weekend. Anglers were in the midst of some strong red drum action in shallow water, but windy conditions have made it hard on them lately.

  • Richard Mandell: Designer in...

    One of the things I enjoy the most about writing this column is the chance to meet new people in the world of golf. Last fall I attended the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and took the course “How To Do More With Less: Renovation and Construction,” taught by Richard Mandell, a well-known golf course architect with offices in Pinehurst.

  • Gause strikes out 17 as West...

     WHITEVILLE—Jay Gause struck out 17 batters as West Brunswick beat Whiteville 9-2 in a conference baseball game Friday night at Legion Stadium.

    Gause gave up one earned run, seven hits and three walks in the seven-inning game.

  • Brendle’s hit gives...

     Ryan Brendle’s two-out single on a 3-2 pitch from Kyle Hufham gave South Brunswick a 5-4 victory in nine innings March 30 over North Brunswick.

    “This is a big win for us,” South coach Lee Shelton said. “I don’t think anybody expected us to win.”

    North, which lost for the second time in the conference, had turned a double play in the ninth. But the next batter for the Cougars, Gary Williams, hit a flyball that the outfielder dropped. Williams reached second on the error.

  • Gause, Lane strike out 30 in...

    Dominating pitching by Gavin Lane and Jay Gause led the West Brunswick baseball team to two conference victories last week.

    On March 23 against East Bladen, Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters in the Trojans’ 2-0 victory. On Friday at Whiteville, Jay Gause struck out 17 batters in a 9-2 victory.

    West is 3-1 in the conference and plays at 6 p.m. April 1 at home against West Bladen.

    Below are summaries of the two victories.