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  • West swimmer Ruppart signs with...

    SHALLOTTE — Dustin Ruppart signed a letter of intent April 13 to attend Catawba College and compete in swimming.

    Ruppart is the first West Brunswick swimmer to sign with a college.

    “I like the school,” he said. “The campus is nice. They have the major that I’m looking for and I think that their program would put me on the right path to continue what I wanted to do, which is to become a chiropractor.”

    Swimming and academic scholarships will cut his tuition costs by more than 75 percent.

  • Trojans win 15th straight; now...

     

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) 13-3 in five innings April 13, avenging its only loss this season and improving to 16-1.

    The victory was West’s 15th straight.

    West scored six runs in the top of the second inning in taking a 6-1 lead. The Trojans scored two runs in the third on a home run by Austin Turner in extending the lead to 8-1.

    West finished with nine hits. It also took advantage of six walks, two hit batters, six stolen bases and four errors.

  • Offshore charter gets first king...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishermen often tell stories about events or weather patterns they have experienced. Typically, the story will start with “it was so rough” and end with “it was this close but got away” to amplify the intensity of the story.

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  • Oyster Bay: Going Strong from...

    Oyster Bay Golf Course in Sunset Beach has been one of my favorites since the early 1980s, when the course first opened. Designed by Dan Maples (who also designed Pearl East, Sandpiper Bay and the Maples Course at Sea Trail), Oyster Bay is a gem that requires the golfer to think before hitting.

  • Winner of 2016 Masters: John Rae

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

  • Trojans lose three soccer games

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team lost three games last week.

    The Trojans lost 7-1 at Ashley on April 5 and lost 5-0 to New Hanover on April 7. West lost 4-2 to Whiteville in a non-conference game April 8 in Shallotte.

    West is 2-4 in the conference, 7-6 overall. Whiteville, a Class A team, is 9-4 overall.

    “This is what happens when we play three games in a week,” assistant Steve Nagy said. Head coach Brian Quinn was serving a red card suspension.

  • BCC beats Catawba in doubleheader

     

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Catawba Valley Community College 12-2 in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at  Founders Field.

    The Dolphins finished with five walks and 13 hits, one of them the game-ending home run by Ryan Clinch.

    Markel Jones was 4-for-4 with one RBI. In the fifth inning he scored from first base after an errant throw to first on an attempted pickoff.

  • Trojans win two conference games

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-6 in eight innings in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference softball game April 5.

    Reliever Emily Clemmons was the winning pitcher. In four innings, she gave up five hits and one run. She struck out one and walked one. Starter Morgan Beeler gave up seven hits and five runs (three earned) in four innings. She walked two, hit one and struck out three.

  • Trojans improve to 14-1

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Ashley High School 6-4 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game April 5 on Mike Alderson Field.

    Winning pitcher Kevin Powers gave up four hits and four unearned runs in five innings. West made three errors. The Eagles also made three errors.

    Powers struck out three, hit one and walked one.

    Johnathan Carlyle got the save, pitching two scoreless innings. He walked one, gave up one hit and struck out three.