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Today's Sports

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Opening Day
  • BCC sweeps three-game series...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened a weekend series with Wake Tech by winning 6-2 in nine innings on Saturday afternoon.

    Winning pitcher Michael Green (5-1) gave up six hits and two runs in seven innings. He walked six and struck out four. Conor Schassler pitched a perfect final two innings.

  • North Brunswick’s Zacek throws ‘...

     LELAND—David Zacek threw a six-inning no-hitter as North Brunswick beat South Columbus 11-1 March 29.

     “It was kind of a strange performance,” North coach Randy Fennell said. Zacek “cruised through the first,” Fennell said, but in the second inning, “his demeanor looked liked he was a totally different person.”

    Zacek walked four batters, giving South Columbus its only run. Zack eventually ended the inning with no more runs, but not before Fennell had talked to him.

  • Youth volleyball club celebrates...

     The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club had an end-of-season celebration March 25 at Cape Fear Academy.

    “The club was established to offer volleyball opportunities for girls ages 12-18 from all areas and walks of life,” said Melissa Everitt, the club founder. “Even though we were named Brunswick Juniors, we pulled girls into the club from all over this area, including North Myrtle Beach, Pender County, Topsail and many from Wilmington. We practiced and held tournaments at the BCC Fitness Center. It was a great setup.”

  • BCC coach Burke nominated for...

      Ashlyn Burke, head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director for Brunswick Community College, has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Achievement Award.

  • Tyler Zeller to play in all-star...

     

    ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the ACC All-Stars will play a team of local basketball all-stars 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym on the Brunswick Community College campus.

    The ACC All-Stars include Duke’s Miles Plumlee, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and UNC seniors. The ACC All-Stars will face a Brunswick County All-Star team (roster below).

  • Sweet six for West Brunswick’s...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick sophomore Carla Zio scored six straight goals as the Trojans beat South Brunswick 7-1 in a conference game March 28.

    “It was a major accomplishment for our girls (to beat South),” coach Laura Hickman said, “especially the seniors—they have been waiting four years for this moment.”

    West coaches said they know of no other county soccer player who has scored six straight goals in a game.

  • Reducing feral hogs

    Staff Report

    Don Yousey continues his efforts to reduce the number of feral hogs in the Supply area. His latest kill was on March 13, and the feral hog “weighted upward of 200 pounds,” he said.
    Wild hogs tear up the land causing erosion that is often permanent, Yousey said.
    “They destroy agricultural crops and also feed on the eggs of ground-nesting birds like quail and turkeys.”
    They can breed up to three times a year and can have up to 12 or 13 piglets per litter.  

  • Brick Landing has Green Ball...

    Brick Landing was host of its first-ever Green Ball Tournament on St. Patrick’s Day. A happy crowd of nearly 50 players competed on the newly renovated course. A traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner followed in the clubhouse.

  • Ocean City Chevrolet aids local...

    Staff Report

    Ocean City Chevrolet will be a partner with the Waccamaw Athletic Association and Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth in Brunswick County this season. Ocean City Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
    The program began March 1 and runs through July 15.