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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick beats North...

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-4 in a non-conference softball game Feb. 28 at West.

    The game was the season opener for each team.

    Winning pitcher Morgan Beeler gave up two hits and four runs in five innings. She walked eight, hit two and struck out 11.

    The four runs Beeler gave up were a grand slam to opposing pitcher Jessica Williams.

    West reliever Taylor Pigott struck out two and hit one in two scoreless innings.

    The Trojans finished with 11 hits and six walks.

  • New coach for West Brunswick...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick will have a new boys’ basketball coach for the 2017-18 season.

    Eric Davis resigned Feb. 28, West athletics director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    “He wants to be a principal,” Fletcher said. “It is something we talked about before. He just wants to get into administration.

    “So, we’ll start searching immediately.”

    Davis revived the Trojan boys’ basketball program.

    “We had won like three games in three years, maybe not that bad,” Fletcher said.

  • West boys’ lacrosse team wins...

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — West Brunswick outscored North Myrtle Beach 5-1 in the second half and won its season-opening lacrosse game 8-4 Feb. 27 in Little River, S.C.

    The victory was the first for the boys’ lacrosse team in the three-year history of the program.

    Six players scored for West: junior Christopher Abbott and freshman Bailey Gentle each had two goals. Freshman William McRainey, sophomore Braxton Powell and seniors Bryson Hill and Brandon Wehrly also scored.

  • North Brunswick’s Speary to play...

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior soccer player Marissa Speary signed a letter of intent Feb. 27 to attend Chowan University.

    For Speary, Chowan is a perfect fit.

    “When I first walked onto the campus, I absolutely loved the environment,” she said. “It felt like home. All the teammates were really friendly.”

    North coach Jonathan John said Speary “loves the game.”

  • Help needed after storm damages...

    By Darren deMaille

    Severe storms moved through the area last week, storms that unofficially produced a tornado that ripped through Cinghiale Creek Golf Park, a facility that is home to the First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Spring is here, but where are...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Throughout this past week, many of us probably had to remind ourselves that we do in fact live in North Carolina and not South Florida. One could expect these temperatures in March and April, but 82 degrees in the middle of February is incredible. With how warm the weather has been, many Brunswick County fishermen ventured out on the water to try to shake off some cabin fever.

  • Flounder creel limits reduced

    This winter has been extremely mild with beautiful weather and well above average temperatures with the exception of a few cold days in December. The fishing world has been relative quiet in the backwater, but the offshore fishery continues to make headlines with huge bluefin tuna being caught close to shore and a good wahoo bite in the Gulf Stream.

  • Scorpions lose in third round of...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team reached the third round of the Class 2A basketball playoffs before losing 76-52 Saturday to Northside-Jacksonville.

    Northside led 25-6 after the first quarter and clinched the victory in the second quarter, when it outscored North 25-10 for a 50-16 halftime lead. Northside led 61-24 after three quarters.

    North ends the season 23-4. Northside is 24-5.

    This was the fourth game this season between these teams.

  • Spring fishing is in the air

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    No matter whether you rely on a groundhog or an almanac, it’s safe to say everyone got his dose of spring last weekend. With temperatures in the low 70s, many visitors and residents ventured outside to take in some warm sunshine we all have longed for. Some took this opportunity to go hiking, some took a seat outside at their favorite restaurant, and luckily some finally found it warm enough to venture offshore to do some fishing.

  • Fishing petition good start in...