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Today's Sports

  • Trojans, Scorpions wrestle in...

     SHALLOTTE— The West Brunswick and North Brunswick wrestling teams competed in a four-team meet Nov. 25 at West.

    In the match of local interest, West beat North 57-15. West gained 36 of its points by forfeits. In the matches that were wrestled, West and North each won four.

    At 126, West’s Lincoln Smith beat Bradley Hamilton by second-period fall.

    At 132, West’s Jyquan Green won by fall with 20 seconds left in the first period.

    At 145, North’s Patrick Burton defeated David Frazier 5-3.

  • Johnston finishes first season...

     

    Former West Brunswick soccer player Connor Johnston has completed his first soccer season at William Peace University.

    He started nine of 10 conference games at goalkeeper. He finished tied for third in saves (56).

    For the season, he started 15 of 16 games and finished fourth in saves (94). One of those saves was against a penalty kick. His goals-against-average in the two-year-old soccer program was 3.57.

  • Trojans open basketball season...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team beat Lincoln Charter 60-45 in the Trojans’ season-opening game Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Gray Cheers scored 20 points, Jon Jordan nine and Saadiq Johnson eight.

    The Trojans held Lincoln scoreless in the first 4 minutes, 7 seconds of the third quarter in taking a 32-22 lead. From 1:26 in the third quarter to 6:40 in the fourth quarter, West again held Lincoln scoreless as the Trojans extended their 36-28 lead to 47-28.

  • Swim teams open season

     BOLIVIA — Four South Brunswick relays swam regional qualifying times in their season-opening swim meet Friday, Nov. 21 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    In all, South had automatic times in 11 events and West Brunswick automatically qualified in three events.

    These are the automatic qualifiers for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional, set for Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.

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  • North’s Graham signs with UNCG;...

     LELAND — North Brunswick baseball seniors Chris Graham and Shelton Perkins signed baseball national letters of intent Nov. 18. Graham, an outfielder, signed with UNC Greensboro. Perkins, a pitcher and shortstop, signed with East Carolina University.

    Both were members of the Scorpion team that finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs two seasons ago. Perkins was a Class 2A All-State selection in 2014 by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Rhyne to play softball for...

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Dalys Rhyne signed a letter of intent Thursday, Nov. 20, to play softball for Columbia (S.C.) College.

    Rhyne is a part of a growing trend of aspiring collegiate players who emphasize travel ball more than high school ball.

    Rhyne played junior varsity softball for two years at West Brunswick and played her junior and senior years with the Coastal Lightning. The team travels the Southeast playing in showcase tournaments in an effort to be seen by college coaches.

  • Hill, Napolitano receive first-...

      Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill and Nick Napolitano have received first team all-conference honors.

    Napolitano was one of four Wingate University football players on the All-South Atlantic Conference team. A senior defensive end, Napolitano is second in the NCAA Division II in forced fumbles (six).

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, leads the SAC forced fumbles (six). He is third in quarterback sacks (7.5). He is fourth in tackles for loss (14). This season he had 65 tackles, fifth most for the Bulldogs.

  • Shallotte father-son team wins...

     Editor’s note: Shallotte residents Brian Aycock, 42, and son Austin Aycock, 15, fishing aboard Hail Yeah/OIFC won the small boat class in the Southern Kingfishing Association National Championship Nov. 8 in Biloxi, Miss. Brian Aycock wrote about it for The Beacon.

    By Brian Aycock

    Special to the Beacon

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Queens...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior golfer Cameryn Smith signed a letter of intent Nov. 17 to continue her career at Queens University of Charlotte.

    She is the first West Brunswick female to sign a golf scholarship

    Smith said she contacted Nancy Capps, the associate head women’s golf coach, early in the summer. Capps, a former LPGA Tour player who was the USGA Public Links champion in 1982 and runner-up in 1983, watched Smith golf and that led to a campus visit.