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  • West grad headed to Naval Academy

    After one year at a prep school, West Brunswick High School graduate Warren Fischer plans to continue his football career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

    Fischer graduated from West Brunswick in 2007 and is a postgraduate student at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pa.

    He announced last week he will continue his academic and athletic career at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman is expected to play offensive tackle for the Midshipmen.

  • Two big winning lottery tickets sold in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County is the lucky county this week with two tickets—one “Carolina Cash 5” and one Powerball—sold totaling more than $400,000, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    The “Carolina Cash 5” ticket that matched all five balls on the Feb. 6 drawing is worth $212,287. It was purchased at The Pop Shoppe on Village Road in Leland. There was one Powerball ticket matching all five white balls on last night’s drawing, which is worth $200,000. The ticket was sold at the Minuteman Food Mart on Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle.

  • West Brunswick takes second in conference

    WILMINGTON—West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team ended the regular season on high note Saturday with a runner-up finish at the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Tournament.

    The Trojans had one first-place finisher, three seconds, three thirds and four fourths and compiled 132 points in the seven-team tournament at Hoggard High School.

    Laney, the regular-season conference champion, set the pace in the league tournament as well. The Buccaneers had five individual champions and won the tournament with a whopping 205 points.

  • Trojans pull out 'senior night' victory

    SHALLOTTE—On a night when West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team honored its seniors, the outcome of the match rested squarely on the shoulders of a sophomore.

    Joey Moreno’s 5-4 decision in the final bout clinched the Trojans’ 38-30 victory against Mideastern 3A/4A Conference rival White Oak in last week’s regular-season finale.

  • West girls complete sweep of White Oak

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team picked a fine time to end its longest losing streak of the season.

    West Brunswick snapped its five-game skid with a 59-53 win against White Oak in a key Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game last Tuesday in Jacksonville.

    The Lady Trojans (3-5 conference, 11-8 overall) outscored White Oak 15-9 in the third quarter to take a 43-35 lead and held on to complete a season sweep of the Lady Vikings.

  • West Brunswick remains winless in league

    WILMINGTON—West Brunswick’s last realistic chance of winning a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference high school boys’ basketball game this season fell by the wayside Friday night.

    The Trojans found themselves in a hole early and never really threatened to stage a comeback in a 58-47 loss at Ashley. It was their 13th loss in the last 15 games.

    “Just too many careless mistakes,” said West Brunswick coach Brad Lewis. “We still don’t play 32 minutes. We play in spurts.”

  • Vikings top Trojans 54-41

    West Brunswick was right where it needed to be through three quarters but did not play well down the stretch of its high school boys’ basketball game last Tuesday at White Oak.

    The Vikings closed the game on a 17-4 run and defeated the Trojans 54-41 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game.

    “We played in spurts, but couldn’t get a good run going,” said West Brunswick coach Brad Lewis.

    Darryl Davis scored 13 points and Jacob Legan and Lazon Bady added eight apiece for White Oak (3-5 conference, 5-15 overall).

  • South wrestlers win conference tournament

    South Brunswick High School’s wrestling team had five individual champions and took first place in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference Tournament Saturday at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    The Cougars won the four-team event with 172 points. Trask came in second with 142 points, followed by North Brunswick with 110 and Pender with 41.

    South Brunswick senior Sammy Roundtree won the 130-pound title and tournament MVP honors.

    Other champions for the Cougars were Jeromy Roundtree at 119 pounds, Charlie Martin at 125, Jonathan Marvin at 135 and Rick Logan at heavyweight.

  • South Brunswick swimmers make splash at state meet

    South Brunswick High School swim coach Lucia Kincer already is looking ahead to next season after watching the Cougars’ performance in the Class 1A/2A state meet last Saturday at the N.C. State University pool in Raleigh.

    “I’m looking forward to moving up on our finishes,” Kincer said after the Cougar girls came in 17th with 44 points and boys finished 20th with 30 points. Some 76 schools took part in the meet.

  • League-leading Patriots sweep South Brunswick

    The Pender High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams swept South Brunswick last Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference.

    Pender’s girls rolled to a 70-31 victory against the visiting Lady Cougars. The Patriots won the boys’ game 63-58 in overtime despite 24 points from South Brunswick’s Ervin Hall.

    Pender’s boys overcame a five-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and held the Cougars to three points in overtime.