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Today's Sports

  • West golfers second in first...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team finished second in the season-opening conference tournament March 12 at Whiteville Country Club.
    West Bladen finished first at 324. West was second at 329, South third at 339 and North fourth at 392 in the seven-team tourney.
    West Bladen’s Blake Baysden finished first and shot a 1-over 73 on the 6,329-yard course.

  • South shuts out Trojans in tennis

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten in the conference by beating West Brunswick 9-0 March 15.
    South is 3-0 in the conference, 8-1 overall after a victory Friday over Ashley.
    In singles, Edwin Burnett defeated Jason Watts 6-2, 6-1.
    At No. 2, Gabe Azzato defeated Jason Huff 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the longest singles match of the day.
    At. No. 3, Caleb Stanley beat Seth Strickland 6-1, 6-1
    At No. 4, Noah Pieper defeated Ray King 6-2, 6-0.

  • Sports calendar

    West varsity sports calendar
    Subject to change
    March 21: Soccer at East Bladen, 6 p.m.
    March 22: Tennis at Whiteville, 4 p.m.
    Track at West with South Columbus and East Bladen.
    March 23:  Baseball, softball vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m.
    Soccer at the Brittney (Nash Central).
    March 24: Soccer at the Brittney (South Central).
    March 26: Soccer vs. South Columbus, 6 p.m.
    Golf at St. James Players Course.
    March 27: Baseball, softball at South, 6 p.m.

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons did not start but had a team-high seven rebounds for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in a 71-69 loss March 17. Simmons scored five points and had one steal. AEM is 7-17 and tied for 16th and in the 18-team Spanish professional b basketball league.

  • Shock opens season with win

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team began its spring season with a target on its back. After an undefeated fall season, the Shock retook the field to defend its championship. Playing in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association in Wilmington, the Shock found itself in an unfamiliar situation: down 2-0 at halftime.
    “This was a great learning opportunity for the girls,” coach Mark Giordano said. “They showed resolve and determination and a champion’s will to win.”

  • Lady Trojans beat East Bladen 14...

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Alyssa Chappell hit a line-drive home run and a run-scoring triple as West Brunswick beat East Bladen 14-3 in five innings in a conference softball game March 20.

    Nicole Phillips hit a three-run triple, Sam Smith was 3-for-3, Dez Avallone was 3-for-3 with one RBI and Hannah Stocks was 2-for-2 with a run-scoring double as the Trojans improved to 3-1 in the conference.

  • North Brunswick’s Reed, Zacek...

     LELAND—North Brunswick High School seniors Dylan Reed and David Zacek signed letters of intent March 20 to attend Brunswick Community College and play baseball.

    Reed, the son of David and Janet Reed, is a pitcher and third baseman. Zacek, the son of David and Shelley Zacek, is a left-handed pitcher and outfielder. They were members of the Scorpion team last year that reached the Eastern Regional in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs.

  • Held to three hits, Lady Trojans...

     West Bladen outhit West Brunswick 11-3 but the Trojans took advantage of the Knights’ errors for a 6-5 conference victory Friday night at West Brunswick.

    The Knights’ Erica Tanner had a no-hitter for three innings and had a 3-0 lead off a two-run home run and a Trojan infield error.

    But in the fourth the Trojans scored five runs off one hit. Sophomore Abby Dyson and junior Alex Wickel reached on errors. Junior Hannah Stocks was safe on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases.

  • VIDEO Many participate in...

     The inaugural Hospice Closer to Home Skeet Shoot March 16 at the Buccaneer Gun Club in Leland attracted many participants.

    It was part of two-day fundraiser, with the activities beginning March 15 with the Barn Party at Honalee Stables in Bolivia, which featured live music, a silent auction and an exhibition horse show.

    The events were fundraisers benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the Brunswick County Care Center Closer to Home Project.

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond...

     Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational

    At West Brunswick High School

    Baseball

    April 9: 10 a.m.: Durham Riverside vs. North Brunswick (Game 1); 1 p.m.: Scotland County vs. South Brunswick (Game 2); 4 p.m.: South Stanly vs. West Brunswick JV (Game 3); 7 p.m.: Harrell’s Christian Academy vs. West Brunswick (Game 4).

    April 10: 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3 (Game 5); 1 p.m.: loser Game 2 vs. loser Game 4 (Game 6); 4 p.m.: winner Game 1 vs. winner Game 3 (Game 7); 7 p.m.: winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (Game 8).