Today's Sports

  • Trojans open conference with win...

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team opened its conference season by beating Whiteville 6-2 Friday night.

    West starter Ryan Caison, a junior, gave up three hits and one earned run in four innings. He walked four, hit one and struck out six. Reliever Landon Tilley, a junior, gave up no hits and no runs in three innings in getting the victory. He walked one, hit one and struck out four.

  • West’s top scorer hurt in 7-1...

     Ashley beat West Brunswick 7-1 in a non-conference soccer game March 7 at West.

    Julianna Zio, West’s leading scorer last year, suffered an injury to her left arm when she scored in the first 26 seconds of the game against Ashley. She did not return to the game.

    The Eagles scored five minutes after Zio’s goal and led 5-1 at halftime. Ashley scored twice in the first 12:30 of the second half and it played a controlled passing game the rest of the half.

  • Jay Gause making progress in...

     Jay Gause is making steady progress in his comeback from shoulder surgery. The West Brunswick High School graduate is a freshman pitcher for Pitt Community College and on March 7 he pitched 1.2 innings of relief in Pitt’s 9-2 victory over the Dolphins.

    In Pitt’s first eight games, Gause was 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA. He had pitched 12 innings in three games, allowing nine hits and nine earned runs. He had struck out 11 and walked 11.

  • Green, BCC perfect in victory

    Staff Report

    Michael Green threw a perfect game as the BCC baseball team beat New River 10-0 in five innings Sunday.
    BCC completed the doubleheader sweep by winning the second game 14-1 in five innings. Tory Schroff (3-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters and giving up three hits and one earned run in 4.2 innings. He walked one.
    In the series Josh Hardwick hit a home run and Bryson Benton and Ryan Collins hit triples as BCC improved to 7-4. Collins leads the Dolphins in RBIs (13).

  • Gore, White at Mount Olive...

    Mount Olive College sophomore Dalton Gore, a South Brunswick High School graduate, and his golf teammates started their spring season last week in the rain-shortened Armstrong Pirate Men’s Golf Invitational at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.
    Originally scheduled for 54 holes, the 36-hole tournament was their first competition since Nov. 1. Gore was Mount Olive’s top individual finisher, tying for 18th out of 75 golfers with matching 75s for a 150.

  • Golf tournaments

    Fundraiser March 10 at Leopard’s Chase

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Brierwood Women’s Golf Association played its weekly event on Feb 28. Format was crossover with one-half handicap. First in flight A was Mary Schaack with a net 27. Second was Hilda Hall, net 28. Mary Schaack also had fewest putts, 30. Flight B: First were Betty Herren and Jean Billie, net 26. Second were Carol Fitz-Gerald and Marianne Nobes, net 27. Betty Herren had fewest putts in flight B, 29 putts. Chip-ins: at 2 by Herren and at 14 by Fitz-Gerald.

  • Future Generations Tournament...

    I am thrilled to announce the second annual Future Generations Tournament for The First Tee of Brunswick County is coming on June 2 to St. James Plantation. The tournament is sponsored by St. James Properties LLC.    
    In case you were away or living in a cave in June, the first-ever Future Generations Tournament turned out to be the biggest charity golf event ever in the county, the region and perhaps in the Carolinas.  

  • The Golf Ball: Scholarships for...

    By Kay Patterson
    An evening of dinner, dancing, camaraderie and fundraising highlighted The First Tee of  Brunswick County’s second annual The Golf Ball. Nearly 150 patrons attended raising more than $10,000 for The First Tee scholarships.
    VIPs included school superintendent Ed Pruden and wife Peggy, First Tee founders Rusty and Carol Petrea, along with many other business leaders and patrons.

  • Trout and redfish are active...

    After a bit of a lull, speckled trout and redfish seem to be hitting again along the Brunswick County coast and in upper South Carolina. The speckled trout and redfish bite is still inshore, along the marsh flats and waterway holes on the low tides and warmer days.
    “Trout are still hanging around,” said Capt. Jacob Frick of J & J Charters, Ocean Isle Beach. “Redfish need to be targeted around the lower tides. Water temperature is near 60 degrees and a few flounder should start to wake up.”