en Local runners do well in Run for Food <img src="" alt="Danielle Scharen" title="Danielle Scharen" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> OCEAN ISLE BEACH &mdash;&nbsp; Local runners finished in the top three in the half marathon Jan. 14 in the 13th annual Ocean Isle Beach Run for Food.</p> <p> Garin Krahn, 26, of Sneads Ferry, ran the 13 miles in 1 hour, 20.11 seconds, a pace of 6:08 per mile. Logan Scharen, 23, of Bolivia was second in 1:22.44. Luke Evans, 16, of Asheboro, was third in 1:23.14.</p> <p> The top female runner was Charlotte Leighton, 36, of Clayton. She finished 10<sup>th</sup> overall in 1:33.46, a pace of 7:10 per mile.</p> West Brunswick to host FCA football coaches clinic Jan. 21 <p> West Brunswick will be host to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football coaches clinic 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 21 in the two gyms.</p> <p> &ldquo;We are inviting all high school, middle school and recreation football coaches to attend,&rdquo; West assistant football coach T.J. Spivey said.</p> <p> Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call Spivey at 840-6641 or email him at</p> VIDEO: New Hanover beats West Brunswick 68-64 <img src="" alt="VIDEO: New Hanover beats West Brunswick 68-64" title="VIDEO: New Hanover beats West Brunswick 68-64" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Final points in New Hanover&rsquo;s 68-64 victory against West Brunswick in the boys&rsquo; basketball game Jan. 13 at West for first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.<br /> Shown: New Hanover scores a layup, West&rsquo;s Bryce Ahrens hits a 3-pointer, New Hanover hits a free throw to clinch the victory.</p> New Hanover sweeps Trojan teams in basketball <img src="" alt="J’vian McCray is fouled in the 68-64 loss to New Hanover." title="J’vian McCray is fouled in the 68-64 loss to New Hanover." align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> The New Hanover boys are 5-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 14-4 overall. West Brunswick is 4-2, 12-4.</p> <p> The New Hanover girls are 6-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 15-2 overall. West is 2-4, 8-9.</p> Lady Trojans beat Ashley in thriller, lose to New Hanover <p> New Hanover beat West Brunswick 73-39 in a conference girls&rsquo; basketball game Jan. 13 at West.</p> <p> New Hanover (6-0, 15-2) had beaten West 67-20 Dec. 14 in Wilmington. West is 2-4, 8-9.</p> <p> &nbsp;In the rematch, the Wildcats led 17-8 after the first quarter and 31-14 with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left in the half. The lead was 46-16 with 6:38 left in the third quarter and 61-31 with 5:22 left in the game.</p> Brian McRae speaks at Leland Hot Stove banquet <img src="" alt="Brian McRae" title="Brian McRae" align="left" hspace="6" width="74" height="85" /><p> LELAND &mdash; The 13th annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet was Jan. 14 at the North Brunswick High School gym.</p> <p> This yearly event recognizes and honors the Leland Hot Stove North Brunswick Player of the Year and the Nelson Best Scholarship.</p> <p> Jaheed Cason is the recipient of the Nelson Best Scholarship. Cason isa baseball player at Belmont Abbey. The scholarship is worth $2,500.</p> VIDEO: Shane Smith wrestling <img src="" alt="West Brunswick’s Shane Smith wins by fall against in the 138-pound match against Laney. " title="West Brunswick’s Shane Smith wins by fall against in the 138-pound match against Laney. " align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> VIDEO: West Brunswick&rsquo;s Shane Smith wins by fall in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the 138-pound match against Laney.<br /> Final 30 seconds shown.</p> <p> * * *</p> <p> SHALLOTTE &mdash; Laney defeated West Brunswick 57-18 in a wrestling match Jan. 12 at West between the two unbeaten teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.</p> <p> Laney is 19-1 overall. West is 19-3.</p> <p> The conference championships are Jan. 28 at Hoggard. State duals are Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.</p> Trojans defeat Topsail in basketball <img src="" alt="Brandyn Parker" title="Brandyn Parker" align="left" hspace="6" width="45" height="85" /><p> SHALLOTTE &mdash; West Brunswick beat Topsail 63-52 in a boys&rsquo; basketball game Monday night between 3A teams. West is 3-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 11-3 overall. Topsail is 0-5, 8-7.</p> <p> Senior guard Brandyn Parker hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 26 points.</p> <p> Bryce Ahrens scored 10 points, Khalil Bland eight and Rasheed Daniels and Josh Woodard six each. Kaleb Hewett, Caleb Gilbert and Tariq Thomas each scored two points. J&rsquo;vian McCray scored one point.</p>