Today's Sports

  • Far Out Shoot Out this week

    The annual GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo tournament is this week, hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. The Shoot Out has taken place from Ocean Isle since the mid 90s and is an annual fixture among offshore fishermen. 

  • Flounder hitting in many places...

    The big inshore fishing news right now is the strong flounder bite going on.

  • BEMC awards basketball camp...

    Lindsey Grace Jones of Nakina Middle School will attend the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy, and Caleb Suggs of Cedar Grove Middle School will attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp, both on scholarships from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation.  

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  • Bowling news

    Planet Fun for week ended May 13

  • West Brunswick routs Eastern...

    The West Brunswick High School softball team opened the NCHSSA Class 3A state playoffs by routing Eastern Wayne 11-0 in five innings May 17.

    Starting sophomore pitcher Kim Cook gave up one hit in four innings. She hit one batter and struck out two. Reliever Savannah Pridgen gave up one hit and struck out one.

    “Kim did a great job,” West coach Joe Noble said. “Savannah came in and did a great job. (We got) a shutout in the playoffs.”

  • Trojans’ Bradley Bell second in...

     West Brunswick High School senior Bradley Bell finished second in the 400-meter race in the NCHSAA Class 3A state track and field meet May 13 at North Carolina A&T State University.

    Bell finished the race in 49.56 seconds. Eric Winfrey won in 48.73 seconds.

    Bell, seventh in this race last year in 50.68 seconds, battled through injuries this season before qualifying for a regional in the last meet of the season.

    “I pulled my hamstring in the 100 meters, and I’ve been trying to recuperate,” he said.

  • Padgett has stunning finish at...

    GREENSBORO—Ever since last spring, when Kayla Padgett first picked up the shot (and threw it as if it were a softball) and first threw the discus (as if it were a Frisbee disc), she has been surprising everyone with her victories.

    Friday at the NCHSAA Class 3A state track and field meet at North Carolina A&T State University, Padgett, a West Brunswick High School senior, had one more surprise: on her final throw in the shot put, she set a Class 3A record with a mark of 42 feet, 7 inches.

    “I didn’t see that one coming,” she said

  • North Lenoir ends Trojans’...

     A one-out single in the top of the seventh inning by Brian Hardy scored sophomore pinch runner Sammy West and helped North Lenoir beat West Brunswick 4-3 in a first-round game of the NCHSAA Class 3A state baseball playoffs May 12.

    The Hawks (17-8) overcame stellar defensive plays by the Trojans (11-11) in advancing to the second round.

    The game featured coaches who have won state championships, and North Lenoir’s Jim Montague said senior starting pitcher John Delaney and junior reliever Caleb Kearney were both sick the day before the game.

  • Scorpions finish season 10-8

     North Brunswick sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Stalnaker is hit by the foot of a Topsail player but deflects the ball from the goal during the soccer playoff game May 11 at North. The Scorpions, with three seniors on the 16-player roster, lost 7-0 and finish the season 10-8. See more photos here.