Today's Sports

  • Ex-Trojan Padgett gets top honor...

    East Carolina's Kayla Padgett was named Female Field Performer of the Meet for her efforts at the recent 2014 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Birmingham, Ala.

    Padgett is a West Brunswick graduate and holds the state record in the shot put. She won state championships in the discus throw and shot put her senior year.

  • Seniors restore pride in Trojan...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    FAYETTEVILLE — Still dressed in their green West Brunswick basketball uniforms, and seated next to their coach, Eric Davis, seniors Antonio Clarida, O.J. Hill, Zarie Hankins and Demaria Evans, answered questions about their season-ending loss to Orange High School.

    About 10 minutes earlier the Panthers had beaten the Trojans 69-56 Wednesday, March 5, in a semifinal of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Eastern Regional at the Crown Center.

  • Trojans lose in regional

     FAYETTEVILLE — Orange High School, the top seed in the NCHSAA Class 3A Eastern Regional, beat West Brunswick 69-56 in a semifinal Wednesday, March 5, at Crown Coliseum.

    West, in its first regional since 2003, ends its season 20-8.

    “All 11 guys have played in every game,” Davis said. This group has truly had great attitude and great effort. That’s why we’re here (in the regional).”

  • Sports calendar

     Fishing seminar

    Capt. Jimmy Price will present a free fishing seminar from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Coastal Consumer Showcase at the St. James Community Center. For more information call the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at (910) 457-6964.


    Lucky Leprechaun 5K March 15

  • Fish biting on warm days


  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     The Beachcombers played a 3-man team, all-nets tournament Friday, Feb. 28, at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of 224 were Tom Culverwell, Jim Ritter and Dick Cecil. Second were Jim Fitzner, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith, 233. Low round: Culverwell, 92. Net: Culverwell, 69. Culverwell is golfer of the week.


  • New owner brings new vision to...

     Sea Trail Golf Resort and its three fabulous golf courses have long been a favorite with me and my family. Twenty-five years ago, the Maples Course opened, followed by the Byrd Course, then the Jones.

    Odd names, perhaps, but not when you realize the courses were designed by three of the most pre-eminent golf course architects in the world: Dan Maples, Willard Byrd and Rees Jones. Each was a pleasure to play and they were always on our list of courses when we came down to the Grand Strand on family vacations.

  • BCC beats Patrick Henry 9-0

      By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 9-0 in seven innings Saturday, March 1, at Founders Field.

    In chilly weather, Alex Ministeri pitched all seven innings and walked no one. He gave up four hits and struck out seven.

    BCC scored eight runs in the second, taking advantage of two errors, two wild pitches and a hit batter.

  • Trojans open baseball season...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat North Brunswick 6-4 in a season-opening game Friday, Feb. 28, at West.

    In chilly weather, winning pitcher Carson Tew walked none in six innings. He gave up seven hits and one run. He struck out three.

    Josh Cribb got the save. He entered the game in the seventh after North had scored three runs against Tristan Lewis and cut the lead to 6-4. Cribb inherited a 1-0 count with one out but ended the game with two pop flyballs.

  • West Brunswick wins sectional,...

     SHALLOTTE — The line was mightier than the arc.

    The Southern Spartans sank a dozen 3-pointers, but the West Brunswick Trojans kept hammering out one point at a time and nailed their last 14 free throws in a row to take a nail-biting 81-79 win Friday night.

    The victory gave West a sectional championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state basketball tournament and sends the Trojans to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. West last won a sectional in 2003.