Today's News

  • Local boys lead Dolphins to two-game sweep

    Hunter Ashburn and Zach Johnson gave opponents headaches in recent years as members of the West Brunswick High School varsity baseball team.

    The dynamic local duo are continuing wreak havoc on opposing pitching, but they’re now doing at the junior college level for head coach Robbie Allen’s Brunswick Community College Dolphins.

    Ashburn and Johnson combined to go 7-for-10 with a home run and five RBI in a 10-1 victory Saturday, March 24, over New River Community College (Va.) on Saturday, March 24, in Supply.

  • Trojans fail to notch point in 9-0 loss

    Despite a recent 9-0 loss against 3A powerhouse New Hanover, West Brunswick men’s tennis coach Bob Bell is optimistic about the direction in which his squad is heading early in the season.

    For the second straight match, the Trojans lost all nine matches against a Wilmington school, this time a 9-0 defeat at the hands of New Hanover on Thursday, March 22, at Ocean Isle Beach Park.

  • Wilson’s grand blast highlights Trojans’ hit parade

    WILMINGTON - After dropping its first conference game of the season, West Brunswick’s varsity softball team is now the winner of three straight games overall following a 19-0 bludgeoning of New Hanover on Thursday, March 22, in Wilmington.

    Sophomore Hailey Wilson belted a grand slam in a six-run third inning for the Trojans, who improved to 4-1 with the lopsided victory.

    Junior right-hander Morgan Beeler earned the win, tossing two innings of no-hit ball with one walk and five strikeouts.

  • Walston dominates Trojans, West falls to 4-6

     WILMINGTON – West Brunswick entered a Friday, March 23, conference game against New Hanover with a 4-5 record, having lost two of its past three games.

    The Trojans were in desperate need of a victory and instead ran into a 6-foot-5 buzzsaw in the form of New Hanover left-hander Blake Walston.

  • South knocks off North in rivalry game

     South Brunswick defeated North Brunswick 5-2 in a varsity baseball game Friday, March 23, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    South Brunswick’s Derek Astoske pitched five scoreless innings to earn the win. He surrendered just three hits and two walks while striking out five before giving way to Carl Stidham, who yielded a pair of runs in two innings of relief.

    Mason Phillips led South Brunswick offensively with a 3-for-4 performance. He scored a pair of runs.

  • Sturdivant earns player-of-the-week honor

     West Brunswick goalkeeper Joi Sturdivant garnered player-of-the-week accolades after a pair of strong performances against Ashley on March 13 and Laney on March 15, women’s soccer coach Mike Adcock said.

    “Joi made some incredible saves,” the head coach added. “She’s been really solid in the net for us.” 

  • Inaugural Brunsco Battlefield event should be…interesting

     The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has announced the Inaugural Brunsco Battlefield event is slated for Saturday, May 5.

    Believe me when I tell you, you’re going to want to watch this.

    Better yet, get a team together to participate! The event is open to chamber member businesses only, for the record.

    This is yet another great reason for business owners to join a local chamber of commerce.

    You are allowed to attend as a spectator, but must buy an admission ticket.

  • Long ball lifts North to rivalry win over Cougars

     South Brunswick was seemingly in control with a 7-5 lead in the top of the sixth inning in a Mideastern Conference varsity softball game against North Brunswick on Friday, March 23, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    The Scorpions picked a great time to use the long ball.

    Makayla Himes and Jessica Williams blasted home runs in a six-run top of the seventh inning to lead North Brunswick to a 13-7 triumph over county rival South Brunswick.

  • A trainer, fan, friend and staple: Hardy 15 years into career at West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE - When games have finished, parents of players and supporters of the program speak about the players and their accomplishments on that particular night or a coach’s wise decision to make the right move at the right time that led to a thrilling victory.

    It’s not often those same folks will mention, much less praise, the work of that team’s athletic trainer, who spent hours prior to the game preparing for the event and time following the game cleaning up and getting ready for the next contest.

  • Architect of Lady Trojans’ rebuild resigns after two seasons

     SHALLOTTE -West Brunswick women’s basketball coach Dylan Johnson has resigned after two seasons guiding the Lady Trojans.

    Johnson will continue to teach science and work as an assistant football coach and head coach of the track and field program, but he resigned from the head basketball post due to conflicts with his military schedule.