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Today's News

  • West cross-country team's victory special

    Caleb Hawkins would have been proud.

    The West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team, winless last year, won for the first time this year in a four-team, 36-runner meet at West.

    The Trojans placed five runners in the top 10 and beat South Brunswick by two points, 31-33. North had 72 points and West Bladen 101.

    West’s runners wore black ribbons on their jerseys in memory of Hawkins. The three-sport athlete died May 12 of injuries suffered in an auto wreck.

  • Caddie's journal: The second time around

    From Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, I traveled with Dalton Gore as his chaperone and caddie to Pebble Beach, Calif., for the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. This was Dalton’s second trip to the event, and I wondered whether it would match the excitement and success of last year’s.

    Sunday, Aug. 30

  • Victory completes memorable week for South Brunswick football coach

    RED SPRINGS—The South Brunswick Cougars football team presented coach Roman Kelley a gift Friday night by routing Red Springs 35-0.

    The occasion for the gift was the previous Friday night—a bye week—when son Camden was born.

    “What a great week,” Kelley said. “I’ll never forget it.

    “I’m so lucky to have a wonderful wife. She had our son on our off week. Amazing. I have a great family, great team and coaches. I’m so blessed.”

  • North's Scorpions down Devil Pups

    LEJEUNE—The North Brunswick High School football team visited the Lejune Devil Pups Friday night trying to end a two-game losing streak and a fourth loss this season.

    To do that, the Scorpions wanted to establish the run—and that’s just what they did, as three players rushed for more than 100 yards in North’s 40-6 victory.

    D. J. Graham gained 153 yards and scored three touchdowns. Jirese Thomas gained 176 yards and scored three touchdowns. Scatback Jamelle Batts gained 111 yards and had some long kickoff and punt returns.

  • West, South set for football rematch Friday

    The rematch 7:30 p.m. Friday between the West Brunswick (3-1) and South Brunswick (2-2) high school football teams comes with both teams playing their best football of the season. And it comes at the start of the Waccamaw Conference season.

    West athletics director John Floyd couldn’t have planned a better situation in what he hopes is the start of an annual home-and-away series.

  • Turnovers costly; Trojans drop second straight JV game

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team turned the ball over seven times Thursday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium and fell 20-0 to the visiting Ashley Screaming Eagles.

    The Trojans (2-2) lost five fumbles, threw two interceptions and turned the ball over on downs two times in a 20-0 defeat as they struggled to muster anything offensively all night against an active Ashley defense.

  • West's 10th win is Reeves' 100th

    The West Brunswick volleyball team beat Whiteville 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference match Sept. 15, giving West coach Leslie Reeves the 100th victory of her coaching career at West.

    West won the match at Whiteville 25-12, 25-11, 25-14.

    Kenzie McDuffie had 27 assists. She also had scored 12 points and had five kills. Miriah Milliken scored a season-high 17 points and had eight aces.

    Carly White had 11 kills and five blocks. Keri Nolan had 12 kills and scored five points. Breana Gause had seven kills and seven blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre scored seven points.

  • South tennis team remains unbeaten

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team stayed perfect by beating the Cape Fear B team 6-3 in a nonconference dual Sept. 15.

    The Cougars won four singles matches: At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Emma Offerman 6-2, 6-0. At No. 2, Tori Hall beat Tori Soltis. At No. 4, Sarah Brock beat Mary Stewart 6-0, 6-3. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Lilly Hawfield 6-3, 6-1.

  • Late East Bladen goal ties West Brunswick game

    East Bladen scored with nine minutes left to tie the score and held off a flurry of West Brunswick shots in the final minutes of overtime in a 1-1 tie Sept. 16 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, 2-0-1 in the Waccamaw Conference, took a 1-0 lead 18 minutes into the second half on a goal set up by Corey Bell. In the left side of the field, he passed to Chip Mendoza. He dribbled the ball to the center of the box and then hit low shot into the goal.

  • Ring, van recovered in Sunset Beach following thefts

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating the theft of a 1½-carat diamond ring valued at $14,000 and gold wedding band reported stolen Sept. 8 from a residence on Discovery Lake Drive.

    The diamond ring has since been recovered and charges are pending, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    On Sept. 9, Sunset Beach police recovered a vehicle reported stolen from Westbrook Avenue.

    The vehicle, a white 1993 GMC van, was found next to a pond behind Ingram Planetarium. The vehicle had been purchased by a man at the Habitat store, Smith said.