Today's Sports

  • Trojans defeat Cougars 1-0 in...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Tristan Murphy’s penalty kick with 7 minutes, 30 seconds left in overtime gave West Brunswick a 1-0 soccer victory against South Brunswick on Thursday, Oct. 8.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars, who lost 3-2 in overtime Sept. 15 on a goal by Murphy. West is 3-4 in the conference, 9-6 overall.

    The penalty kick came after a barrage of shots by the Trojans.

  • Topsail scores in final seconds...

    WILMINGTON — Topsail scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 22.8 seconds left and converted the ensuing extra point to beat West Brunswick 14-13 Wednesday, Oct. 7, in a Mideastern Conference game between two class 3A football teams.

    The loss dropped the Trojans to 1-1 in the conference, 4-3 overall. Topsail is 1-1, 4-3.

    The game was the first of two in four days for West. The game had been postponed from Friday, Oct. 2, because of rain that caused flooding in the area The game was played at Legion Stadium, a neutral site.

  • South vs. West football game is...

    South Brunswick Athletics Director Chris Roehner said Tuesday the South at West football game has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at West.

  • McCumbee, McAleer win sports car...

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer, driving for C.J. Wilson Racing, won the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner series championship Friday, Oct. 2, at Road Atlanta.

    “It’s a huge accomplishment,” McCumbee said Sunday. “We were in a really good spot to potentially have a run at the title last year and fell a little short. But to get it done this year in the fashion that we’ve done is really exciting to give ModSpace and C.J. Wilson Racing their first Continental Tire championship.”

  • Trojans win on Homecoming Night

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick defeated Ashley High School 25-0 on Homecoming Night, Sept. 28.

    Quinlyn Moore caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a touchdown.

    Quarterback Hunter Ashburn threw a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown and kicked an extra point.

    Anthony McCray scored the Trojans’ other touchdown as they won their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference opener and improved to 4-2 overall. Ashley dropped to 1-4.

  • Terrell Stanley helps ECU defeat...
  • Two Brunswick County First Tee...

    Staff Report

    Two First Tee of Brunswick County golfers played under-par golf in two rounds of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Monterey Peninsula, Calif., but were unable to advance to the final round.

    In the second round Saturday, Sept. 26, Jackson Cole of Pawleys Island, S.C., shot a 2-under 69 on the Poppy Hills course and was 5-under par for the tourney. He was tied for 30th.

  • Trojans defeat North Brunswick...

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 18, at North.

    Quarterback Hunter Ashburn threw two touchdown passes to Da’Quane Burgess — the second as time expired at the end of the first half.

    “It was a heck of a catch,” West coach Kelly Williamson said. “And he’s a player. To beat teams, you got to make plays. You got to be a playmaker. And we had some tonight.”

    Shikeem Hill scored three touchdowns. He and Anthony McCray each gained at least 100 yards.

  • Dove hunt is about food,...

    SHALLOTTE  — The second Saturday of September has been special for many years for hunters in Shallotte: It is the annual dove hunt that Wayne Smith hosts.

    A light rain Saturday, Sept. 12, seemed to have no effect on the event this year. Hundreds of hunters gathered to eat, hunt and be in the company of friends.

    Smith,  owner of Wayne’s Backhoe Service, said the inaugural dove hunt was at least 32 years ago. He was uncertain of the first year.

  • McCumbee regains points lead...

    Staff Report

    Spencer Pumpelly held off charging Stevan McAleer on the final lap by 0.394 seconds to join Luis Rodriguez Jr. in scoring their fourth Street Tuner victory of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

    The second-place finish enabled McAleer and Chad McCumbee to unofficially take a one-point lead in the standings over Andrew Carbonell, 241-240.