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Today's Sports

  • Four in a row!

     Jayhlen Washington was perfectly healthy when he entered the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Outdoor Track and Field State Championship last week in Greensboro.

    The only health concern he had afterward was whether his neck was strong enough to carry the four gold medals he earned during the competition.

    Washington led North Brunswick High School to its fourth consecutive outdoor track and field state championship Friday, May 19, at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

  • Beeler fires no-hitter as...

     The West Brunswick High School varsity softball team is two wins away from a chance to record its first state championship in program history.

    Thanks to a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Lee County in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs, the Trojans have advanced to the 3A Eastern Finals for the first time.

  • Trojans softball team advances...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick softball team advanced to round four of state playoffs Tuesday, May 16, with a thrilling 3-2 victory over a very tough J.F. Webb team from Oxford.

    The Trojans will face No. 1 seeded Lee County on Friday night in Sanford. The Yellow Jackets have a 25-1 record and are riding a 24-game winning streak.

    “Each team we play as we get deeper into the playoffs becomes a much tougher opponent,” Trojans Coach Joe Noble said.

  • Topsail ends West Brunswick...

     The West Brunswick varsity baseball team had several chances to break a scoreless tie during a Friday, May 19, fourth-round state playoff game against Topsail in Hampstead.

    The Trojans never delivered the clutch base hit they desperately needed and Topsail eventually won the game in 11 innings.

    With the victory, Topsail will advance to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Eastern Regional Finals that were scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 23.

  • Twelve-year-old reels in nice...

     Twelve-year-old Pierce Latta of Charlotte caught a 4.41-pound Pompano at Ocean Isle Beach in surf April 15 while on vacation with his family and friend, Ben.

  • With help from above, Gause...

    SHALLOTTE — Garrison Gause strolled to the plate Tuesday, May 16, with his team down to its final two outs against the visitors from Orange High School in the third round of the state high school baseball playoffs.

    He knew his West Brunswick team needed a baserunner if it was going to overcome a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    The senior catcher resorted to asking for help from his father, who died days before the state playoffs began in early May.

  • Guilford Tech eliminates BCC in...

     Guilford Tech piled on six runs in the top of the sixth inning on its way to winning a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X and Southeastern District baseball semifinal game against Brunswick Community College (BCC) on May 15.

    Trailing by eight runs after six innings, BCC plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh and a pair in the bottom of the ninth, but the sixth-inning barrage by Guilford Tech was too much to overcome for the Dolphins.

  • The Academy of Coastal Carolina...

     The Academy of Coastal Carolina was selected to receive a National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) startup grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The grant will allow the academy to expand its archery program and compete with other local schools in elementary, middle and high school divisions.

  • WBHS softball wallops South...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick Coach Joe Noble said after his team’s win May 10 that if the Trojans’ batting synced up with their defense and pitching, they’d hurt some other team’s feelings in the 3A playoffs.

    That team wound up being the South Johnston Trojans in a game that ended in the middle of the fifth inning with West Brunswick winning 13-0 on an overcast Friday night, May 12.

  • BCC baseball wins three out of...

    Brunswick Community College won the last three of its four baseball games played over the weekend against four different teams.

     

    Catawba Valley Community College 8

    BCC 10

    After a nine-run lead in the fifth inning, the Dolphins held off a late rally by the Red Hawks on Sunday night to claim a 10-8 win.

    BCC got an early lead, scoring on a double by Anthony Lombardo and a groundout in the second inning.