Today's Sports

  • Cedric Simmons update

    In what may be his last basketball game for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid, Cedric Simmons played 60 seconds in its season-ending 86-80 loss Sunday. AEM finishes 11-23 and 17th in the 18-team Spanish professional basketball league.
    Simmons’ playing time has been reduced since a new coach was hired late in the season. Simmons is no longer listed as one of the team’s top players. For the season, he averaged 17.8 minutes a game, averaging 3.9 rebounds and 5.7 points a game.

  • Trojans lose 7-0 in soccer...

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team gave up a goal in the first 30 seconds and a goal in the last 90 seconds of the first half as it lost 7-0 May 8 to West Carteret in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state soccer playoffs.

    The Trojans finish the season 12-7-1. West Carteret is 11-7.

    Carteret led 3-0 at the half, scoring its second goal in the first four minutes.

  • BCC splits doubleheader at...


      The Brunswick Community College baseball team split a region doubleheader Saturday at Danville, Va., winning the first game 6-4 in nine innings and losing the second 4-1 in seven innings.

    In the first game, each team made four errors. BCC finished with 12 hits. Alex Sasser was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Josh Hardwick, Jonathan Corbett, Tyler Ruffin and Matthew Archer each had two hits. Hardwick hit a triple and scored in BCC’s two-run eighth inning, which gave it a 6-3 lead.

  • Lady Trojans beat South 10-0 in...

     Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick's softball team on May 3.

    The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West's seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base.

    Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.

  • West, South tie 1-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team tied South Brunswick 1-1 in an overtime conference game on Senior Night May 3.

    Despite the tie, West finishes 3-0-1 against county teams and is the county champion for 2012. The Trojans finish 9-2-1 and second in the conference. They are 11-7-1 for the season.

  • Buffkin, Williams to play for...

     West Brunswick’s Taylor Buffkin and South Brunswick’s Gary Williams will be defensive backs for the East in the East-West All-Star Football Game July 18 at Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.

    Jimmy Fletcher, West Brunswick’s head football coach, will coach the East team.

    “I think they’re both very deserving,” said Fletcher, who also will coach the defensive backs. “I get to coach both of them, so I am looking forward to that.”

  • West Brunswick boys’ basketball...

     West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis has resigned, citing family financial reasons, and will return to the Charlotte area, athletics director John Floyd said May 3.

    “We had meeting this morning with the kids,” Floyd said, “and there were 20 kids in there. And Eric told them, and 20 kids cried. And so did myself and so did (assistant coach) Vaught. They cried like little children.

    “He’s the type of guy I wished my son could have played for.

  • Golf tournaments

    Little River Elks Lodge tourney is May 5
    Little River Elks Lodge No. 2840 will sponsor a miniature golf tournament at 11 a.m. May 5 at the Harbour View golf complex, 901 Highway 17 North in Little River, S.C. Entry fee is $20 per person or $80 per team. Fee also coves lunch and refreshments at the Little River Elks Lodge. There will also be a 50-50 raffle.

  • Golf and life skills: A winning...

    By Craig Pennington
     SDP Coach/TFTBC Board of Directors
    Question: What has 45 classes, 90 coaches and positively impacts thousands of Brunswick County youth?
    Answer: The First Tee’s School Day Program.
    One of the programs that make The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) truly unique is our School Day Program (SDP). Out of more than 200 The First Tee chapters nationwide, we are only one of two with SDP in operation.

  • Magnolia Greens wins CCIA opener

    Magnolia Greens won the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association (CCIA) Stableford event played on April 25 at St. James’ Founders Golf Course. This was the first CCIA event for 2012.
    Magnolia Greens totaled 249 points and was led by the team of Sammy Stanley and Tony Vlach with 45 points and the team of Greg Baker and Jon Jenkins with 44 points.