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Today's Sports

  • Trojan golfers win at Land-O-...

    By Alan Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    Week two of the Waccamaw conference golf season heated up between the top two ranked teams, West Bladen and West Brunswick. On March 20, the Knights beat the Trojans 316-318 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course to remain in first.
    On March 22, the Trojans won a scorecard tiebreaker after each team finished even with 317 strokes at Land-O-Lakes Golf Club.

  • West beats South 14-2, improves...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 14-2 in seven innings March 27 and improved to 6-0 this baseball season in the Waccamaw Conference.

    West trailed 2-1 entering the top of the fifth but scored five runs in taking a 6-2 lead en route to the victory.

  • Trojans defeat South Columbus;...

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat South Columbus 6-3 Friday night and improved to 5-0 in the Waccamaw Conference, 6-4 overall.

    Ryan Caison was the winning pitcher and Landon Tilley got the save.

    Caison pitched 4.2 innings, giving up seven hits and one earned run. He walked none, hit one and struck out six.

    South Columbus had runners on base in the first three innings, but Caison ended the first and third innings with a strikeout on a 3-2 count and ended the second with a strikeout.

  • Lady Trojans defeat East Bladen...

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Sophomore forward Carla Zio scored four goals as the West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat East Bladen 6-1 in a conference game March 21.

    Amanda Davison and Karson Lewis also scored as the Trojans’ played their best game of the season.

    “The 1-0 loss to Ashley (after a 7-1 defeat) really, I think, was a turning point for us,” West coach Laura Hickman said. “It proved to the girls themselves that they are capable and that they can finish very strong in this conference overall.”

  • Golf tournaments

    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.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

  • Schaefer wins match play

    By Ray Schatz
    Special to The Beacon
    On March 7, the Crow Creek Men’s Golf Association had the final match of its first match play championship. The championship match between Bill Schaefer and Paul Murray generated plenty of excitement and had to be decided in a playoff.
    Murray went to the 10th tee with a 1-up lead. By the end of hole, the match was even, and except for No. 11 and No. 15, there was never more than a 1-up advantage by either player. After the match was evened at No. 16, the drama began.

  • Nick Bradley: Human golf dynamo

    How can I describe Nick Bradley?
    He is ebullient, irrepressible, vocal, opinionated, spiritual, intelligent and a gifted teacher of the game of golf. He lives in Sunset Beach, yet plays on a world stage.
    Nick Bradley is the ambassador for junior golf development for the first-ever St. Andrews Golf Festival March 28-April 1in Scotland. He has been a consultant with the Russian Golf Federation and recently returned from Malaysia, where he promoted the game of golf.  

  • Spring fishing gets an early...

    The weather has been absolutely great for this entire past week. It is unimaginable to get so many days of light winds, not to mention warm temperatures.
    Fishermen from all genres awakened from their winter slumber and got on the water, with most reporting action from a variety of species.
    Inshore the redfish, flounder and trout are all starting to show good. Offshore, the Gulf Stream is producing good catches of wahoo with scattered blackfin tuna and Mahi-mahi.

  • The spring fish are already...

    March is not normally a time to talk much about flounder fishing in Brunswick County, but with the strange weather and the lack of a real winter, fishing for them is good.
    In addition to the suspected early redfish and speckled trout, other spring fish, like whiting and bluefish, are already biting. Barring a late cold snap, spring fishing appears to be on.
    Some area piers are already open and doing business. Tommy Thomes at the Oak Island Pier reports better than usual fishing for late March.