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Today's Sports

  • Wright’s solid effort not enough...

     Landen Wright almost single-handedly carried the Scorpions to a 2-1 win over Topsail last week in which the senior left-hander struck out 13 batters.

    He wasn’t that sharp in a 6-2 loss against Hoggard on Friday, March 16, but he wasn’t far from it.

    Wright struck out nine batters and allowed just a pair of hits in six innings of work, but five North Brunswick errors proved costly in the loss.

  • Pigott does it all in 16-4 win...

     SHALLOTTE – If you’re a pitcher for West Brunswick’s varsity softball team, it’d be easy to be overshadowed by standout Morgan Beeler.

    The junior right-hander was a first-team all-conference performer last season and fired a no-hitter in her 2018 season debut two weeks ago against North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

    Taylor Pigott showed her team and everyone else in attendance that the Trojans have more than just Beeler in the bag.

  • You win some, you lose some and...

     See the headline?

    That’s what my father used to tell me when I competed in youth sports. If you’re going to lace ‘em up and compete in athletics, you better learn quickly how to handle defeat.

    I’m sure Carolina fans around this area aren’t in the best of moods after this past Sunday’s shellacking at the hands of a remarkably athletic Texas A&M squad.

    Let’s call it what it was.

  • And they’re off! West track and...

     West Brunswick’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in a four-team event March 8 at Laney in Wilmington.

    The boys’ squad finished in third place out of four teams, while the girls’ group finished in fourth place.

    Hoggard, Laney, Topsail and West Brunswick competed in the event.

  • Bats power Dolphins to series...

     After struggling out of the gate to an 8-8 start through the season’s first month, the Brunswick Community College baseball squad has rebounded in a big way with victories in six of its last seven games.

    The hot streak continued last weekend when the Dolphins powered their way to a 16-8 series-clinching victory over Southeastern Community College on Sunday, March 18.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn, who started Sunday’s series finale at catcher, clubbed a three-run home run and scored a trio of runs to lead BCC.

  • "It’s home:" Hickman...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick High School has pegged a former Trojan its next head coach of the football program.

    Brett Hickman, who played for West from 2000-03, has accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, athletic director Jimmy Fletcher confirmed this week.

    The position became available following the Jan. 22 resignation of Kelly Williamson, who had been head coach of the Trojans since 2015.

  • Sports Briefs - March 8 edition

     Safe Boating class offered March 10

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a one-day boating course that satisfies all state requirements March 10 in Brunswick County.

    The course is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Brunswick County EMS headquarters on 40 Naber Drive in Shallotte. The course fee is $30 or $25 with two or more attendees. You can pay by cash or check at the door or though PayPal on the Flotilla’s website.

  • Trojan trio earns honorable...

     West Brunswick had three players from its record-setting season earn honorable mention all-Mideastern Conference accolades.

    Seniors Jaida Allen and Logan Locklear joined junior center Breanna Mercer on the girls’ basketball honorable mention squad.

    Allen, Locklear and Mercer were key contributors on a West Brunswick team that won 16 games, its most victories since the 2005-06 season.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Notable scores, winners in...

     Church League

    Results from Feb. 26. Michael St. George posted to highest scratch game total with 226, while Leonard Kennedy bowled a 201. Noah Hewett also posted a 201 score, while Donald Bollinger (198) and Ricky Joyner (189) also had strong showings. Other top finishers were Justin Shepard (186), Kenny Holden (184), Chris Benton (183, twice), James Broyhill (180), Ed Davis (180) and Terrence Galloway (179).