Today's News

  • Trojans' rally falls short against Socastee

    SOCASTEE, S.C.—Three passes from the Socastee 30 fell incomplete in the final 16 seconds and West Brunswick’s rally fell short, 21-17, in a season-opening football game, played over two days because of a storm. Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game Friday night.

    West had taken a 17-14 lead with 6:17 left in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Maverick Pate and his two-point conversion. The 18-yard drive was set up when senior A.J. Daniels recovered a muffed punt at the 33. A penalty gave West possession at the 18.

  • Penalties, turnovers cost Cougars game

    WILMINGTON—Nine penalties for 97 yards and four turnovers were the reason for the South Brunswick Cougar 28-14 loss to the Ashley Screaming Eagles Friday night.

    A rain-soaked field and the end zone lights going out with fewer than 2 minutes remaining before halftime made for strange field conditions, which affected both teams.

    The Eagles prevailed on the strong throwing of senior quarterback Zach Finnegan, who threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns, two of those caught by wide receiver Jordan Brekke.

  • Scorpions wins 6-0

    FAIRMONT—Coaches say defense wins games, and the North Brunswick High School Scorpions’ football team proved that Friday. Its defense was the key in a 6-0 victory, the first of the season for the Scorpions (1-1).

    Every time the Fairmont Tornadoes marched down the field toward an apparent score, the Scorpion defense made key stops.

    C.J. Bress, Chris Hamilton, Ivory Myers and Andrew Parker all made crucial hits on the defense to shut down the Tornadoes’ offense. De’Montez Lennon also had some good hits and stops in the second quarter.

  • Trojans' JV wins on late touchdown

    Freshman Markel Jones scored from the Socastee (S.C.) line 18 with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left as the West Brunswick junior varsity football team beat the Braves 19-14 Aug. 27.

    In the first game played inside revamped M.H. Rourk Stadium, the teams traded touchdowns until late in the fourth quarter, when Jones took a handoff from quarterback Cameron Smith and scampered up the middle for the game-winning touchdown.

  • Lady Trojans lose nonconference duals

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team played two nonconference duals last week, losing 7-0 to North Myrtle Beach and 8-1 to Ashley.

    “We had a great win at No. 1 doubles at Ashley with Garbrial Sanders and Jordan Sanchez,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “And everybody is playing very well.

    “I am very pleased with each of the girls’ performances, and we are starting to play points better, which will lead to winning more games and then matches.

  • McCumbee finishes seventh in Chicago

    In a return to Crew Chief Bobby Dotter’s hometown, Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light Racing team finished seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday at Chicagoland Speedway.

    This was the team’s fifth-top 10 finish of the season. McCumbee earned $14,205. He is 19th in points and has won $193,529 this season.

  • Campbell, Fulford battle to the finish in Mini-Stocks

    The Mini-Stock race was the race of the night Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway, as Ronnie Campbell and Adam Fulford battled to the finish. Campbell won by a foot, getting his fifth win and the points lead with only one more race left in the 2009 season.

    The Limited Late Models also put on quite a show, as the race featured a lot of side-by- side racing, with four lead changes taking place in the 25-lap feature.

    Kevin Barnhill got his second win of the year after holding off defending champion Randall Roberts and fighting side-by-side for 17 straight laps.

  • Grant hopes to decrease dropout rate by bringing music into schools

    BOLIVIA—The sound of beating drums could be heard from nearly every hallway at Brunswick County Academy last week, and the sound of music is expected to be heard many more times at the school this year.

    A grant from the North Carolina General Assembly will allow school officials at the Academy and Transition Academy to bring artists and musicians to classrooms to teach students an art form and instill lifelong values.

  • Educators rally at board of education meeting

    BOLIVIA—A large crowd wearing red shirts and Band-Aids gathered at the county courthouse in Bolivia prior to the Brunswick County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.

    The Brunswick County Association of Educators and the North Carolina Association of Educators hosted the gathering, in hopes of gaining the attention of the board.

  • Employee files lawsuit, claims retaliation

    The Brunswick County Board of Education was served with a lawsuit three days after members voted to transfer an employee who filed a grievance against Superintendent Katie McGee.

    Sherry Dove, a district employee since 1984, filed a lawsuit in Brunswick County Superior Court Friday, claiming board members made “an unlawful retaliatory transfer and reassignment.”