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Today's Sports

  • BCC, Lakeland split baseball...

     The Brunswick Community College and Lakeland Community College (Kirtland, Ohio) baseball teams played a doubleheader March 14 with dramatic endings.

    In the first game, Laker freshman first baseman Drew Kissinger used all of his 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame in lofting a three-run home run to deep center field—the final three runs in a 10-run seventh-inning rally and a 14-12 victory.

  • Fletcher reinstated as head...

     Jimmy Fletcher has been reinstated as head football coach at West Brunswick High School.

    After West Brunswick High School athletics director John Floyd dismissed Fletcher in November, Fletcher filed a grievance. The school board ruled in favoer of the grievance Tuesday.

    “I’m excited to come back and look forward to coaching the guys,” Fletcher said Wednesday night, the elation audible in his voice.

  • West gets first victory of...

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team got its first victory of the season by beating North Brunswick 5-0 March 14.

    The Lady Trojans scored all five goals in the first half. Junior forward Amanda Davinson scored the first goal. Sophomore midfielder Carla Zio scored the next two goals. Senior defender/forward Jordan Sanchez scored the final two goals.

    West played everyone on the roster, which included at least four players from the junior varsity. The goalkeepers were sophomore Meg Fletcher and freshman Madison Simmons.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a three-lowest nets tournament Friday at Crown Park. The winners with a score of 184 (-32) were Jim Beairsto, Hal Riebesehl, Jim Fitzner and Bob Smith. In second at 190 (-20) were Paul Michal, Ed Nocella, Fred Ortiz and Dick Cecil. Lowest gross: Reese Evans 82, Jim Fitzner 83, Hal Riebesehl 84, Bob Smith 85, Gary Gutheil, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter 88, Paul Michal and Stu Cleveland 89. Lowest net: Hal Riebesehl 60, Bob Smith 63, Ed Nocella 67 and Jim Ritter 68. Hal Riebesehl was golfer of the week. He missed shooting his age by two strokes.

  • Waking up a snoozing golf course

    Those of you who are new to the game (in the last 20 years of so) probably don’t remember playing golf in the Carolinas during the winter months when all the grass was brown.
    That’s right, folks, brown. The greens were brown, the tees were brown, the fairways were brown, the rough was brown.

  • Sports calendar

    Coed softball registration
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2012 coed softball leagues. Team registration fees are $500. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly Park, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. The league managers’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Parks and Recreation Building in the second floor conference room. For more information, call Aaron Perkins at 253-2670 or aperkins@brunsco.net.

  • Taking kids fishing: They’re the...

    One of the great joys of fishing is introducing the sport to the next generation. Taking a kid fishing is a lot of fun and a great investment in the future. Capt. Jacob Frick of J&J Inshore Charters fishes out of the Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County and is one of the many fishing guides who will help their customers introduce children to the sport. I asked him about his experience and advice regarding taking kids fishing.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation. The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Nivea Bryant wins gold medal in...

    Staff Report

    Nivea Bryant won a gold medal for cheerleading individual performance at the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Western Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament.
    The Brunswick Shakers won a bronze medal. The cheerleaders are Joann Ballato, Tia Bowden, Jade Gary, Stephanie L. Neely, Amanda Prochazka, Marchetta Small, Rachael Teeples, Reba Webb and Kelly Young.
    The tournament was Saturday and provided a full day of competition for nearly 1,000 athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, SONC president/CEO.

  • Injuries hinder Lady Trojans in...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 7-1 to Ashley in a non-conference game March 7 and 3-0 to Whiteville in a conference-opening game Monday. Game summaries are below.