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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League
     On Feb. 21, Richie Thomas, Shirley Kelleher and Tom Kelleher placed first at th weekly Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League match. Second: Pat Perryman, Mike Walton and Rosie Thomas. Third: Tom McCormack, Craig Sweetman and Jerry Morano.
    On Feb, 28, Tom Kelleher, John Hinkman and Hugo Kosmel finished first. Second: Pat Perryman, Pat Burkhart and Rich Lelyo. Third: Rosie Thomas, Pete McGerr and Lee Harrison.

  • Warriors’ Be The Match...

    The Powerhouse Warriors will have a Be The Match basketball tourney March 16-18 at West Brunswick High School. Five local Powerhouse teams will be among the tourney participants.
    The tourney, open to boys’ and girls’ teams from the fourth grade to the 11th grade, begins with a fun night on March 16 at Planet Fun. Most or all games will start on Saturday morning. Admission is $10 for weekend adult passes or $6 per day; $6 for children or $4 per day. There is no charge for any games that may be played Friday night.

  • Free throw winners advance to...

    On Jan. 28, the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039, Shallotte, had its local annual Knights of Columbus free throw championship at Shallotte Middle School. Thirty-three boys and girls ages 10-14 competed.
    The winners: 10-year-old girl, Isabelle Smeltzer; 10-year-old boy, Dylan Jeffries; 11- year-old-girl, Sadie Benoy; 11-year-old-boy; John Priester, 12-year-old-girl, April Nicole Nash; 12-year-old boy, Devon Boiling; 13-year-old girl, Mogana Tew; 13-year- old boy; Joseph Tyler Stanley;  14-year-old boy, Timothy Bellamy.

  • Lady Trojans rout New Hanover 11...

     The West Brunswick High School softball team beat New Hanover 11-1 in six innings March 6, West’s first victory of the season.

    Dez Avallone hit a three-run home run and had four RBIs, Alyssa Chappell was 4-for-5 with two doubles and one RBI and Alex Wickel was 4-for-5 with one RBI.

    Winning pitcher Savannah Pridgen gave up one earned run and five hits. She struck out seven and walked two.

    New Hanover scored in the first off a single, a double and a two-out infield error. Catcher Hannah Stocks threw out a runner trying to steal second.

  • BCC sweeps winless New River

    Michael Green threw a perfect game as the BCC baseball team beat New River 10-0 in five innings Sunday.

  • BCC men win on Sophomore Day

     On Sophomore Day, sophomores Marcus Graham and Steve Johnson led a second-half rally as the Brunswick Community College basketball team beat USC Sumter 92-87 Sunday on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Graham finished with 28 points and Johnson 11. Tre Francisco scored 19 points, sophomore Kameko Walls 13 and sophomore Alex Tucker 11.

    BCC trailed 44-37 at the half but Graham scored 13 points and Johnson scored 10 as the Dolphins took a 69-55 lead with nine minutes left.

  • FORE! KIDZ tourney set for May 19

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is having its 18th Annual FORE! KIDZ golf tournament May 19 at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Ridge Plantation. Last year’s tournament helped the club raise more than $21,000. These funds support many local community nonprofit programs.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    In the Stableford match Feb. 13 at Brierwood, finishing first at 85 was the team of Paul Salerno, George Edwards, Gary McDaniels and Bernie Gruzlewski. Finishing second at 77 were Bob Nobes, Dennis Shea, Dave Harper and a draw.

  • New and exciting products from...

    I love the annual Carolinas PGA Merchandise Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and I make a point of attending each year. Dozens of booths tout the latest in clubs, bags, shirts, shoes, tees, scorecards, trophies, hats, visors, golf art and teaching tools. This is where golf pros and managers and shop owners go to see the merchandise and place their orders for the upcoming season.   
    This year there were more than 140 vendors, slightly up from 2011. Here are some of the more interesting booths I saw.  

  • Character development and golf...

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC
    The First Tee of Brunswick County after-school and Saturday classes began the week of Feb. 27.
    The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience curriculum delivers nine core values, character development and healthy habits through the game of golf. The spring session will last for 12 weeks with after-school and Saturday morning sessions at The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek, St. James Plantation, Oak Island Golf Club, South Harbour Par 3, Magnolia Greens Golf Club and Olde Fort Golf Club.