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Today's Sports

  • Klutz, Scorpions defeat Trojans...

     SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 9-2 in a non-conference softball game Monday, April 28.

    “We haven’t been able to win at their place since I’ve been coaching,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said, “so it was one of our goals going into the game.”

    North took advantage of Trojan mistakes in scoring four runs in the third inning and taking a 5-0 lead.

    “We’re doing a good job of capitalizing on that,” Lehrschall said.

  • North Brunswick’s A.J. Mays...

     LELAND — When she thought her dreams of playing college basketball were dashed, A.J. Mays was so upset she threw a chair.

    That in itself was no small feat—considering she was lying on a gurney with an ACL

    tear in her knee when she picked up the chair and tossed it.

    Fast-forward three months, and the dream lives again.

    Seated at a table in front of her teammates and a hundred other fellow students at

  • Carly White pitches Mount Olive...

    Senior Carly White pitched in four victories as the University of Mount Olive softball team beat Limestone 11-3 Sunday, April 27, in Burlington and won the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament.

    White, a West Brunswick graduate, was the winning pitcher in all four games and improved her record to 10-5. The Trojans (24-24) earned an automatic bid to the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Tournament. Bids will be announced May 5 for the regional, which gets under way May 9.

  • Pitcher Cook helps St. Andrews...

    Freshman Kim Cook pitched for St. Andrews University in its two victories in the NAIA Appalachian Atlantic Conference Softball Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.

    Cook, a West Brunswick graduate, and the sixth-seeded Knights played its first game in the eight-team tournament April 22 against No. 3 seed and defending champion Virginia Intermont. Cook pitched four innings, giving up four hits and three runs in the Knights’ 5-3 victory. She struck out seven and walked none in a no-decision.

  • Lady Trojans lose in Beach...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and had a runner on third base before falling 7-6 to Davie County in the third-place game of the Touchtone Energy Diamond Invitational softball tournament Wednesday evening, April 23.

    West trailed 7-3 going into the last inning when Alysha Cortes walked, Leilani Emile reached first on an error and Caroline Gore blasted a base hit up the middle to

    bring home Cortes.

  • Trojans second in Alderson’s...

    SHALLOTTE — Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, on a mild spring night at the West Brunswick baseball field, Trojan coach Mike Alderson handed the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational championship trophy to the Richmond Raiders. In the next few weeks, baseball fans in this area will be giving Alderson a different kind of championship sendoff, whether formal or informal, whether in public or in private. The thanks may be as simple as a handshake or a wave, as sincere as a pat on the shoulder or a whisper or a hug.

  • Hunter Allen drives in winning...

     Hunter Allen drove in what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as East Carolina University beat the University of North Carolina 3-2 Tuesday, April 22.

    With one out and runners on third and second, Allen singled to left center field, driving a run that put ECU ahead 3-1.

    Allen, a junior shortstop, finished 2-for-4 with one RBI. He also had two putouts and three assists.

    Allen is a West Brunswick graduate who played two years at Brunswick Community College.

  • Transcript of news conference...

     U.S. OPEN MEDIA DAY

     

    CHRISTINA LANCE:  Good morning.  Thank you for joining us here today. My name is Christina Lance and I'm very happy to welcome you to Media Day for the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open championships. I would like to take a moment here to introduce our speakers. We'll begin here on my right, I have Mr. Dan Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee.

  • At spring break, redfish...
  • Ladybirds going strong for 23...

     One of the best things about women’s golf in Brunswick County is the Ladybirds golf league.

    It started Jan. 21, 1991, when representatives from Brick Landing, Brierwood, Carolina Shores, Fox Squirrel (now The Lakes), Oak Island and Sea Trail met to discuss forming a ladies interclub league.