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Today's Sports

  • West wrestlers win Hawkins...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick wrestlers won six titles out of 14 weight classes in the annual Caleb Hawkins Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3, at West.

    The Trojans also won the team title in the 10-team tournament. West scored 220 points, 76 more than second-place finisher Gray’s Creek. Richlands was third (135).

  • Scorpions improve to 5-0

    LELAND —  North Brunswick remained unbeaten by defeating West Brunswick 54-38 in a non-conference girls basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, at North.

    Senior forward Jada Bellamy scored 22 points and senior guard Taylor Perkins 19 as the Scorpions improved to 5-0.

    Unique Hines and Sarah Bell scored five points, Bailey Evans scored two points and Aliah Johnson one point.

    For West (1-2), sophomore center Breanna Mercer scored 16 points.

  • West overcomes turnover...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — After the technical fouls cleared and tempers cooled, it was the West Brunswick Trojans who ran away with a 68-53 road victory over their county rivals, the North Brunswick Scorpions, on Friday, Dec. 2, in Leland. The Trojans (1-1) overcame an early deficit and 17 first-half turnovers to hand the Scorpions their second loss of the season in the non-conference basketball game.

  • South Brunswick swimmers win...

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick swimmers won seven events in a tri-meet with West Brunswick and Hoggard on Nov. 30 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Senior Tyler Bowersox won the 200 freestyle in 1:49.37. No one else swam faster than 2 minutes. He won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.65.

    Senior Chris Anselmo won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.28 and the 500 freestyle in 5:43.31.

    South’s boys won the 200-yard medley in 1:46.49, beating Hoggard by 0.08 seconds. The winning team was senior Ryan Dalton, sophomore Owen Bell, Bowersox and Anselmo.

  • Trojans lose in second round of...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The Jacksonville Cardinals defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 28-12 in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs Friday, Nov 25.

    Jacksonville proved to be a formidable foe for the Trojans, the No. 1 seed in the East who finished 9-4. The Cardinals, the No. 5 seed, improved to 9-4 and will face No. 2 seed Lee County (12-1) in the third round.

    The Cardinals featured two speedy running backs and the team was averaging 35 points a game coming into this contest.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers split...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team split two matches against Purnell Swett and South View Nov. 22 at West.

    These were the first wrestling matches this season at West. The Trojans beat South View 47-36 and lost 41-39 to Purnell Swett.

    Against South View, the Trojan lost the opening match at 120 pounds but senior Harrison Campbell won by fall in 1 minute, 24 seconds at 126 pounds and junior Brandon Reisen won by fall in 1:13 at 132 pounds against South View, giving West a 12-6 lead.

  • New coach, familiar name, for...

    SHALLOTTE — He sounded like his dad.

    “I’m not afraid to play anybody,” West Brunswick girls’ basketball coach Dylan Johnson said after a 68-49 season-opening loss Nov. 21 to Clinton.

    The non-conference game was added to the schedule Nov. 18.

    “Coach called me on Friday and said, “Coach, can you play?’”

    Johnson, eager for a game, agreed.

    Clinton was 23-6 last year.

  • Video of Harrison Campbell...

    Wests Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell wins by fall in 1 minute, 24 seconds at 126 pounds Nov. 22 against South View.

  • Video of Matthew Smith wrestling

    At 106 pounds, West Brunswick freshman Matthew Smith wins by fall in 32 seconds Nov. 22 against South View.

  • Mistakes lead to first-round...

    HIGH POINT — T. Wingate Andrews beat North Brunswick 27-7 Friday, Nov. 18, in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2AA state football playoffs.

    The Red Raiders, a No. 2 seed, improved to 8-4 and advanced to a post-Thanksgiving second-round game against No. 3 seed Hertford County.

    “We are happy to get a win against a really good team,” Red Raider coach John Patterson said.

    North, a No. 7 seed, finished the season 7-5.