Today's Sports

  • Pigott does it all in 16-4 win...

     SHALLOTTE – If you’re a pitcher for West Brunswick’s varsity softball team, it’d be easy to be overshadowed by standout Morgan Beeler.

    The junior right-hander was a first-team all-conference performer last season and fired a no-hitter in her 2018 season debut two weeks ago against North Myrtle Beach (S.C.).

    Taylor Pigott showed her team and everyone else in attendance that the Trojans have more than just Beeler in the bag.

  • Bats power Dolphins to series...

     After struggling out of the gate to an 8-8 start through the season’s first month, the Brunswick Community College baseball squad has rebounded in a big way with victories in six of its last seven games.

    The hot streak continued last weekend when the Dolphins powered their way to a 16-8 series-clinching victory over Southeastern Community College on Sunday, March 18.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn, who started Sunday’s series finale at catcher, clubbed a three-run home run and scored a trio of runs to lead BCC.

  • And they’re off! West track and...

     West Brunswick’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in a four-team event March 8 at Laney in Wilmington.

    The boys’ squad finished in third place out of four teams, while the girls’ group finished in fourth place.

    Hoggard, Laney, Topsail and West Brunswick competed in the event.

  • You win some, you lose some and...

     See the headline?

    That’s what my father used to tell me when I competed in youth sports. If you’re going to lace ‘em up and compete in athletics, you better learn quickly how to handle defeat.

    I’m sure Carolina fans around this area aren’t in the best of moods after this past Sunday’s shellacking at the hands of a remarkably athletic Texas A&M squad.

    Let’s call it what it was.

  • Trojan baseball team drops two...

     West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team fell to 4-5 overall after dropping two of three games last week.

    The Trojans nearly avenged an earlier loss to North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) during a tightly-contested game Saturday, March 17, at Mike Alderson Field in Shallotte.

    West Brunswick held a one-run, 2-1 lead with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, but the Chiefs tied the game with a two-out, run-scoring single to force extra innings.

  • Wright’s solid effort not enough...

     Landen Wright almost single-handedly carried the Scorpions to a 2-1 win over Topsail last week in which the senior left-hander struck out 13 batters.

    He wasn’t that sharp in a 6-2 loss against Hoggard on Friday, March 16, but he wasn’t far from it.

    Wright struck out nine batters and allowed just a pair of hits in six innings of work, but five North Brunswick errors proved costly in the loss.

  • Williams, Maldonado pitch Scorps...

     North Brunswick’s Jessica Williams fired a no-hitter and struck out eight batters in her squad’s 16-0 victory in five innings over West Columbus on Thursday, March 15.

    Williams helped her own cause with a career day at the plate as she finished 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI.

    Jamie Reece posted an impressive stat line with a 3-for-4 performance that included a triple, two stolen bases, two RBI and three runs scored.

  • Giordano earns player of the...

     West Brunswick senior Hayley Giordano earned her women’s soccer team’s player-of-the-week honor after scoring three goals in the first two games of the 2018 season. Giordano netted a penalty-kick goal in a 3-1 win over Whiteville in the campaign opener before registering a pair of goals in a 6-0 road shutout over the Wolfpack. Mike Adcock, the squad’s head coach, selects the player of the week. 

  • Three share medalist honors at...

     A trio of golfers tied for medalist honors at a Mideastern Conference high school golf match March 13 at the Dye Course in Landfall in Wilmington.

    Walker Isley and Xavier Williams, both of South Brunswick, tied Topsail’s Max Johnson as all three golfers finished with scores of 74 to share top honors.

    South Brunswick captured the team title with a cumulative mark of 323, which was two strokes better than Topsail’s 325.

  • West women’s lacrosse squad...

     West Brunswick’s women’s lacrosse team improved to 5-1 and 3-1 in Mideastern Conference play with a 9-4 victory over Laney in Wilmington on Friday, March 16.

    The Trojans built a 6-1 halftime lead and played the Buccaneers to a draw in the second half to earn their third league victory in four tries in 2018.

    Junior Gwenna Gentle netted four goals and dished out three assists, while Kara Cheers and Cecelia Vergara each scored two goals to lead West Brunswick’s offensive attack.