Community Sports

  • Trojans win golf tourney on windy day
    Staff Report In the fourth Waccamaw Conference golf tournament of the season, West Brunswick finished first by 22 strokes. On a chilly, windy day on the St. James Founders Course, the Trojans finished with 355 strokes. West Bladen and Whiteville tied for second. South Brunswick and South Columbus tied for fourth at 382. North Brunswick was sixth (423) out of seven teams.
  • Trojans’ track teams defeat Knights
    Staff Report The West Brunswick track and field teams beat West Bladen in a meet March 28 in Shallotte. In the boys’ meet, Nolan Scoggins won the 100-meter hurdles race in 15.28 seconds (a regional-qualifying time) and the 300-meter hurdles race in 41.95. He won the long jump (20-feet, 2 inches) and tied for first in the 100-meter dash (11.23). Spencer Waters won the 800 in 2:12 and the 1,600 in 5:01. Allan Plueger won the 3,200 in 12:04.
  • Planet Fun Bowling
    Ocean Ridge, March 21: Ed Gruver 244, Terry Zuk 236, John Olio 214. Series: Ed Gruver 618, John Olio 601, Terry Zuk 554. Women: Lois Welsh 177, Nance Stamboni 171, Diane Wright 169. Series: Carole Scaler 474, Lois Welsh 445, Bev Furman 428. Planet Fun Hospitality League, March 18: Corey Babson 225, 196; Jeremy VanLeeuwen 193. Series: Corey Babson 569, John Hannigan 512, Jeremy VanLeeuwen 500. Women: Kristina Cortes 159, Nikki Desimone 158, Kristina Cortes 154. Series: Kristina Cortes 448, Linda Townsend 401, Nikki Desimone 386.
  • Sports calendar
    Lighthouse run is set for April 20 The 15th annual Oak Island Lighthouse run and walk begins at 8 a.m. April 20 at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell and there will be three distances for runners: a one-half marathon (13.1 miles) a 10K (6.2 miles) and a 5K (3.1 miles). Register at www.lighthouse10k.com or at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport. Entry fee is $30 per person for the 5K or 10K and $45 for the one-half marathon.
  • Ocean Ridge plays spring ringer tourney
    The Ocean Ridge LGA played its spring ringer tournament March 18 and March 20 on Lion’s Paw. Participants played the same course twice and the best net score by hole of the two days is the ringer score. Flight 1: 1. Michelle Sherwood, 58; 2. Diane Wright, 60. Flight 2: 1. Colleen Plebanek, 63; 2. Mickie Underhill, 63; 3. Nancy MacDonald, 64. Flight 3: 1. Bev Furman, 56; 2, Kathy Giancarlo, 58; 3. Maureen Craik, 59. Fourth 4: 1. Joanie Marsh, 61; 2. Di Gruver, 61. Flight 5: 1. Debbie Sisk, 61; 2. Dorothy Bahnick, 67.
  • Shock shuts out Southport
    The Brush Dental Shock shut out the Freedom Lawn Crossfire of Southport 5-0. The Shock had a balanced attack with four girls scoring. Kayla Crouch, Logan Shultz and Lauren Dimuzzio, each scored one and Ashley Oakes scored two. The Shock is 2-0-1 for the season and has given up one goal.
  • Lady Trojans split conference softball games
    Staff Report The West Brunswick High School softball team beat East Bladen 7-3 in a conference game Friday in Shallotte. Caroline Gore (3-0) was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits and three unearned runs. She walked no one and struck out 12 in the seven-inning game. For West, Bethany Morrison was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Ashley Smith was 1-for-2 with a triple. Abbey Dyson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Bre Small had one RBI and walked twice.
  • White named Conference Carolinas’ pitcher of week in softball
    Staff Report Mount Olive College pitcher Carly White, who allowed one run in 14 innings in two conference victories last week, is the Conference Carolinas softball pitcher of the week. The award was White’s second this season and her third weekly conference award overall in 2012-13. She also earned Conference Carolinas women’s volleyball player of the week honors during the fall.
  • Silver Coast Lady Lightning volleyball team wins tourney
    On March 16, West Brunswick High School was host of its first Carolina Region club volleyball tournament. Ten teams in the bronze division (for 15-year-olds) from across eastern North Carolina participated. The Silver Coast Volleyball Club Lady Lightning, based out of Brunswick and Columbus counties, won the tournament.
  • Cougars stay perfect in conference
    Staff Report The South Brunswick boys’ tennis team improved to 5-0 in the conference, 8-2 overall, by beating North Brunswick 9-0 March 21 in Leland. In singles, Gabe Azzato def. Chase Wells 6-2, 6-0. Caleb Stanley def. Miguel Flores 6-1, 6-0. Joey Kronenwetter def. Victor Benitez 6-0, 6-1. Jarrett Walls def. Julien Cruz 6-4, 6-3. Caleb Hemphill def. Andrew Williams 6-1, 6-0. Hunter Britt def. David Solis (NB) 6-0, 6-0