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  • Trojans sweep Scorpions in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team beat North Brunswick 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 in a non-conference match Aug. 27 at West.

    “They played a little bit tougher tonight than they have in the past,” coach Larry Salefsky said. “They controlled what was happening at the net. They passed well. We didn’t miss a lot of serves. They played a lot better.”

    The first game was tied 10-10 when Hayden Huffman held serve for three points, including an ace.

  • West Brunswick loses 48-26 to...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 48-26 to Socastee (S.C.) in the season-opening football game for both teams Saturday, Aug. 23.

    West had 15 possessions in the game that was played over two days because of a delay caused by lightning Friday night in the second quarter. Of those 15 possessions, nearly half ended in turnovers: West quarterbacks threw five interceptions and two other possessions ended in fumbles.

  • West Brunswick opens boys’...

     MAYSVILLE — Still adjusting to the loss of two key players from last year’s team, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team lost its two opening games in the annual Battle at the Beach.

    West lost 3-0 to Havelock on Friday, Aug. 22, and lost 3-1 to Southwest Onslow on Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Scorpions lose football opener...
  • Trojans lose home opener in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team lost 3-0 to Pender in the Trojans’ home-opening match of the season Aug. 21.

    Pender beat West 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 in the non-conference match.

    West led 19-18 in first game, Pender led 19-18 in the second game and was score was tied 17-17 in the third game before West lost all three games.

     

  • County teams in BB&T...

     Trojans, Scorpions finish scoreless

    The North Brunswick and West Brunswick football teams played a scoreless scrimmage in the BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 15, in Wilmington.

    For West, defensive back Davonte Hewett intercepted a pass. Lineman Daniel McRainey forced a fumble and Jimmy Cochran recovered the fumble.

    The Scorpions’ defense prevented the Trojans from scoring inside the 5-yard line.

  • New coach Hanna reworking Trojan...

     SHALLOTTE — Bob Hanna is using no shortcuts as he takes over as coach of the West Brunswick High School football team.

    A stern remark during an interview discussing the team’s starters revealed Hanna’s no-nonsense approach.

    “I grade film,” he said.

    Just a few weeks after being hired after a 20-year career at Irmo (S.C.) High School, where he was 163-93 and reached three state title games, Hanna has assessed the Trojan program and the work he and his staff need to do.

  • Finn begins to rebuild at South...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — A winless 2013 football season has given some South Brunswick seniors a winning attitude as the 2014 season begins.

    New coach Daniel Finn praised the leadership of three seniors, which includes quarterback Cole Blackburn.

    “During practices he’s making our kids do things they should be doing when the coaches aren’t available,” Finn said. “He’s been a very pleasant surprise for us.”

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Pebble...

     

    By Mike Gildea

    The crème de la crème … best of the best. That about describes Cameryn Smith, a golfer with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

     

    The national headquarters of The First Tee has announced that Smith, a senior at West Brunswick High School, is one of 81 participants ages 14 to 18 chosen nationwide to play at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the late September. She’ll be competing in The Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.

     

  • Milliken wins pole, races to...

     By Steve Zacharias

    Special to the Beacon

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Justin Milliken won one of the two 50-lap Late Model races July 19 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. 

    Eighteen Late Models were on hand, competing for $2,500, in the two 50-lap races in the NASCAR Whelen Late Models series.

    In qualifying, a familiar trend for 2014 took place when Milliken set the