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Today's Sports

  • Chappell’s home run, five RBIs...

     Alyssa Chappell hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give West Brunswick a 5-4 lead and hit a two-run double in the sixth inning as the Trojans went on to beat North Brunswick 8-4 in a conference softball game April 17.

    Chappell, a senior first baseman, finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

    “She had been slumping just a little bit,” West coach Joe Noble said, “so I dropped her down in the lineup to take a little bit of pressure off her. Since then, she’s been producing and been hitting the ball.”

  • Lady Trojans shut out North 4-0

     Sophomore Carla Zio scored three straight goals as the West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team beat North Brunswick 4-0 in a conference game Monday evening.

    West scored twice in the first half, the first goal on a shot by senior Tessa Bennett with 30 minutes left in the half. She dribbled to the left of the box and lofted the ball into the back right corner of the goal.

  • BCC sweeps doubleheader from...

     Aaron Champion threw a seven-inning four-hitter as the Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday against Rockingham Community College, winning the first game 14-6 in seven innings and the second game 8-0 behind Champion’s four-hitter.

    Champion, a left-hander, struck out two and walked one.

    Alex Sasser was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ryan Hill was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

  • North Brunswick wins Touchstone...

     North Brunswick won the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Baseball Invitational April 11 by beating West Brunswick 10-3.

    North starter Matt Lowry struck out nine batters in six innings. Lowry, who has signed with UNC, gave up five hits and one run. He walked four.

  • West JV rally falls short...

     Two pop-ups helped determine the result in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball game April 11 between the West Brunswick High School junior varsity and the Harrell’s Christian Academy varsity, which Harrell’s won 8-7.

    West misplayed a pop-up with two outs in the fourth inning and Harrell’s went on to score four runs and take a 6-2 lead.

  • West JV softball team beats...

     The West Brunswick junior varsity softball team beat Riverside 16-8 April 11 in the third round of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.

    Amanda Trapp was the winning pitcher in the victory, which avenged a first-round loss. Trapp walked 12 but gave up four hits in the seven-inning victory. She also had two hits, including a double.

  • Atlantic sturgeon now a...

    Atlantic sturgeon are now a federally endangered species. The National Marine Fisheries Service has published a final rule in the Federal Register listing four distinct population segments of Atlantic sturgeon as endangered and another as threatened. To read the final rule, go to: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/regs/frdoc/12/12AtlSturgeonFR_SER.pdf.
    The Carolina and South Atlantic population segments, both of which are prevalent in North Carolina waters, will be listed as endangered.

  • Fishing the Gulf Stream is an...

    After weeks of great weather, bring on the holiday week—and sure enough the weather gods step in to mess up most of our plans, including any opportunity to head offshore to fish the Gulf Stream, where big fish are waiting.  
    At the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, we were able to run one trip before the winter winds returned. We found good action around the 100/400 and Blackjack with multiple Wahoo up to 60 pounds and big blackfin tuna up to 25 pounds.

  • Sports calendar

    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC
    Brunswick Community College student-athletes will host 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.
    Adult men’s, women’s softball

  • Ocean Ridge Bowling League...

    Staff report

    On March 29, the Ocean Ridge Bowling League ended its 13th season with an awards banquet at Planet Fun’s Starz Restaurant in Shallotte.
    Many of the 104 league members and 40 substitutes who bowl during the season, including many spouses, were in attendance as league president Steve Miller presented the awards.
    Team awards
    Overall team winner: O’Henry (Mary Fitzgerald, Roberta Goryance, Henry Re and Ed Riggs).