Community Sports

  • Shallotte Shock finishes 23-0
    Staff Report The Shallotte Shock under-12 girls’ soccer team completed its season by winning  the Pleasure Island Soccer Association championship. The girls finished a yearlong season undefeated, winning two league championships and the St. James Cup tournament in Charleston S.C.
  • Lady Trojans rout East Bladen 11-0 in five innings
    Freshman Caroline Gore pitched a one-hitter, went 2-for-2 at the plate and stole home in West Brunswick’s 11-0 shellacking of East Bladen on April 24. “That was Caroline’s first varsity win,” said West coach Joe Noble. Gore also had the game’s only extra-base hit—a triple to the gap in right-center field. She went into third base standing up. The East Bladen pitcher, Melissa Macon, had her team’s only hit—a single up the middle in the third inning.
  • Padgett has some top field finishes for ECU
    Staff Report Former West Brunswick field athlete Kayla Padgett is having an impact in her freshman season at East Carolina University. With the Conference USA Outdoor Championships May 11-14 in New Orleans, Padgett enters as one of the top shot putters, discuss throwers and hammer throwers for ECU. In the Charlotte Invitational April 20-21, Padgett was second in the shot put (a season-best 13.78 meters) and second in the discus throw (45.5 meters). She was fifth in the hammer throw (45.75 meters) her first season ever in the event.
  • North’s boys, South’s girls win track titles
    Staff Report LELAND—North Brunswick’s boys and South Brunswick’s girls won the Waccamaw Conference track and field championships April 25 at North Brunswick High School. South’s girls scored 192 points. West, the defending champion, was second at 147. North was third at 110. In the girls’ meet in the 3,200 relay, South Brunswick was first in 11:01. In 100 meters, South’s Bre Hewett was first in 12.88.
  • Sports calendar
    Youth cheerleading and football Registration is open for Brunswick County youth cheerleading. The deadline is July 31. For more information email rmchugh@brunsco.net or call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2684. Registration is open for Brunswick County youth football. The deadline is July 31. For more information, email bmoore@brunsco.net or call Brian Moore at 253-2670.
  • Carla Zio scores 32nd goal of season
    Staff Report Carla Zio scored five goals and Kasey Piver and and Nicole Turner one each as West Brunswick beat South Columbus 7-0 April 18. Zio has scored 32 goals this season, tying the team record set last year by sister Julianna. Jordan Sanchez, Taylor Esposito, Karson Lewis and Amanda Davinson each had an assist. Meg Fletcher had two saves. West plays its final home game of the regular season at 6:30 p.m. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs begin May 9. West JV
  • Shallotte Shock advance to championship
    Staff Report The Shallotte Shock under-12 girls’ soccer team won 3-0 over the weekend and advanced to the championship game.
  • BCC wins one, loses one against Surry
    Staff Report On Saturday in Dobson, the Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Surry Community College 5-1 in nine innings and lost 6-5 in seven innings. In the first game, Bryson Benton was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning in giving BCC a 3-0 lead. Tyler Ruffin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jonathan Corbett was 2-for-5 with one RBI. He and Ruffin drove in runs in the seventh inning as BCC took a 5-1 lead.
  • North loses to Whiteville in game for first place
    By Shannon Leslie Beacon Correspondent LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions baseball team was riding high on an eight-game winning streak when they hosted conference rival Whiteville on Friday. North won the previous meeting 8-6 at Whiteville back in March, but this time, even with a late comeback by North, Whiteville held on for a 9-7 victory. The victory put Whiteville in first in the conference and dropped North into a three-way for second.
  • Sports calendar
    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC Brunswick Community College student-athletes will be hosting a Zumbathon from 6-8 p.m. April 26 to help raise money for the 2012 Relay for Life. The Zumbathon will be a $10 donation and will be on campus at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center.