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Today's Sports

  • A pleasantly surprising start...

     Could it be?

    Are the Atlanta Braves actually good? Is it too early to tell? Should I just ride out this heater and enjoy it while I can?

    My beloved Braves are off to a great start through the season’s first 20 games.

    “We’ve” only lost one series so far and on the heels of taking two of three games from the first-place Mets.

    Let’s take a run through the lineup and see what’s gone well to this point.

    We’ll start with the outfield.

  • Poulin leads Trojans to 11-4 win...

    Senior Ana Poulin scored four goals and dished out three assists as West Brunswick defeated Laney 11-4 in a varsity women’s lacrosse game on April 17 in Shallotte.

    The Trojans held a four-goal halftime lead and extended the advantage in the second half to complete the regular-season sweep of the Buccaneers.

    Sophomore Cecelia Vergara four goals and had an assist, while junior Gwenna Gentle added a pair of goals and three assists in the victory.

  • One-run wins push Trojans’...

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team lost a 3-2 contest to Ashley in early March and hasn’t lost since then.

    The Trojans (16-1, 9-1) earned a pair of victories by one run last week to extend their winning streak to 15 games, which is three games shy of matching last year’s school record of 18 consecutive victories.

  • ‘Cold, wet, windy’ can’t stop...

    When it rained, it poured cold, windy and tortuous at this year’s Boston Marathon.

    But even in harsh weather conditions Cari Van Winkle was unstoppable.

    The 36-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident finished her fourth marathon last Monday, April 16, in three hours, 39 minutes and 10 seconds, according to results posted on the 122nd Boston Marathon website.

  • First Tee to host 8th Annual...

     The 8th Annual Future Generations Tournament to benefit The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas will be held Saturday, June 16, at Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach. This prestigious tournament is one of The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas’ major fundraisers to support its core programs of golf skills and character development for young people. 

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  • Barbour’s walkoff homer in ninth...

     Brunswick Community College’s Will Barbour stepped to the plate in a 6-6 game in the bottom of the ninth inning against Bryant & Stratton hoping to ignite a game-winning rally.

    It only took one pitch to end the contest.

    Barbour smashed the first pitch he saw over the fence for a walkoff win as BCC earned a 7-6 victory over Bryant & Stratton in the opening game of a Saturday, April 7, doubleheader.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Mia Adcock’s three goals spur...

     SHALLOTTE – Mia Adcock was anything but “MIA” during West Brunswick’s 4-0 victory over Topsail on April 10 at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte.

    The senior midfielder broke a scoreless tie with 2:51 left in the first half before adding a pair of second-half goals in the Trojans’ first Mideastern Conference victory of the 2018 season.

    Mia Adcock is a natural forward, but a slew of injuries has forced the speedster to play center midfield for her squad.

  • Bell optimistic during tennis...

     Despite his team’s 1-5 start, West Brunswick men’s tennis coach Bob Bell is optimistic about the future of the program.

    The Trojans endured a winless campaign in 2017 before earning a victory over 4A Ashley High School at Ocean Isle Beach Park earlier this year.

    Bell spoke about his team’s progess during an interview with the Beacon.