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Today's Sports

  • Hollar signs to play football at...

     SHALLOTTE – When Kasey Hollar first attended a Brunswick County Parks and Recreation football practice, he could barely run, according to his father.

    Now more than 10 years later, Hollar signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

    Hollar put ink to paper on Thursday, March 14, inside the West Brunswick High School cafeteria with friends, family and others in attendance.

  • Roundup: Trojans clobber New...

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team improved to 3-0 in Mideastern Confernece play and 3-1 overall with a pair of league wins last week.

    Morgan Beeler tossed a complete-game shutout in a March 12 win over Hoggard and the Trojans routed New Hanover 19-0 in five innings on Friday, March 15, to complete a perfect week.

    Eleven different Trojans had base hits against the Wildcats. West scored 11 runs in the top of the first frame and cruised to a mercy-rule win.

  • Trojans storm back in sixth to...

     SHALLOTTE – For at least one half-inning, it looked as if West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team would be saddled with another gut-wrenching loss early in the season.

    The Trojans squandered a 7-1 lead in the fifth and sixth innings, but rallied with three runs in the home half of the sixth to secure a 10-8 victory in a non-conference game Saturday, March 16, against North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

  • COLUMN: A rare combination makes...

     A lot of coaches win hundreds of ballgames.

    A lot of coaches who don’t win so much treat their players with dignity and respect, leaving a lasting impact on the kids who learned under their tutelage.

    It’s rare when you find a coach who has done both.

    That’s why the Brunswick County community should cherish West Brunswick High School varsity baseball coach Mike Alderson.

    You probably know him as “Coach A.”

    Where to even begin with the accolades?

    300 wins? Check.

  • Brunswick School of Dance Team...

     The Brunswick School of Dance Team attended On Stage America Dance Competition on Saturday, March 16, at Brunswick Community College. The dancers won multiple individual awards.

    Lauren Cade earned a 4th place overall in her Junior Intermediate Jazz Solo. Amber Fields also earned 4th place overall for her Senior Intermediate Lyrical Solo, as did Olivia Mehalick in her Teen Intermediate Contemporary Solo. Co-captain Shelby Whitwam finished in 5th place overall for her Teen Advanced Open Solo.

  • Golf fundraiser to help WAVES 4...

     ThePhillipA.Cook Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, April 15, after The Masters, at the OakIsland GolfClub. The tournament is sponsoredbyIslandWayRestaurant withallproceedsgoingto thePhillipA.CookEducationandDevelopmentFundandWAVES 4 K.I.D.S.

    The format is a Captain’s Choice. The tournament fee is $125 per player andincludesbreakfast,lunch anddinner; and afterwards,wine,beer,non‐alcoholicbeverages,silent andliveauctions, a goodiebag,specialtournamentgifts and prizesforfirstandsecond place winners in three flights.

  • WSGA amateur championships at...

     Registration is now open for the Women’s Southern Golf Association’s amateur and mid-amateur championships to be played at Lockwood Folly County Club in Holden Beach on June 3-7. To register and for more information, go to the WSGA website at www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org.

    You will also find information about how to register for the WSGA’s annual scholarship fund established to assist deserving female golfers residing in 15 southern states and the District of Columbia to obtain four years of higher education.

  • COLUMN: “Rowdy” celebrates 200th...

     In NASCAR, there are two feats considered the ultimate goals for any driver who straps into a stock car and they were both originally set by one man who is known far and wide as The King. 

  • REVA hosts charity bowling...

     On Feb. 3, the Rivers Edge Veterans Association (REVA) hosted a charity bowling tournament attended by 121 bowlers at Planet Fun in Shallotte to raise funds for the Warrior Ride of Oak Island and the REVA scholarship program. Members of the winning team with a total pin score of 2799 are from left: Regina Schliewe, Gary Schliewe, Mike Burns, Andrew Burns and Little Man Axel. More than $2,000 was raised for the charities.

  • Wyatt and Yuricek use...

     SHALLOTTE – Think of a popular NBA player not named LeBron James.

    There’s a good chance West Brunswick ninth-graders Carter Wyatt and Abel Yuricek have the player’s autograph.

    Wyatt moved to the Shallotte area before almost three years ago and he instantly found a best friend in Yuricek.

    The two best friends, who are closer to brothers than acquaintances, share many of the same passions: football, basketball, baseball, video games and perhaps most importantly, seeking autographs.