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Today's Sports

  • Shot put titlist Derrick Wheeler...

     LELAND — Coach Garry Bishop stood next to the table where North Brunswick senior Derrick Wheeler was seated and spoke about the traits that have made Wheeler a three-time state champion in the shot put.

    In North’s gym April 15 before many students and with family present, Wheeler was about to sign a letter of intent to attend N.C. A&T State University. Before Wheeler signed, Bishop read from two pages of notes about why Wheeler has succeeded. Among the traits: coachable, respectful, likable, dedicated.

  • Cook, St. Andrews finish regular...

     Troy Baranik

    St. Andrews SID

    Kim Cook pitched St. Andrews to a 2-0 victory as it swept its final two games of the softball season against conference foe Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) April 13 in Laurinburg.

    With the victories, SAU finished fifth and 12-8 in the AAC. The 12 victories are SAU’s most conference victories since the 2004 team also had 12 (but in Division II).

  • Trojans defeat Ashley in baseball

    West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-2 Tuesday, April 14, in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game in Wilmington.

    West scored four runs in the second and two in the third on the way to the victory.

    Charlie Carcich had three RBIs. Austin Turner had two hits. Zachary Johnson hit a double. Hunter Ashburn hit a triple. Gray Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

    Brett Babson was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up five hits and had eight strikeouts.

    West is 5-3 in the conference, 14-3 overall.

  • Lady Trojans rally, win Easter...

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE—Randaisa Daniels pumped her right fist high in the air three times as she rounded first base and made a mad dash to the mound, where she was mobbed by screaming teammates erupting from the dugout.

    Daniels had just driven in the winning run in an extra-innings slugfest to give West Brunswick a 6-5 victory against South Columbus for the championship in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament Wednesday night, April 8.

  • Sloup receives Big South golf...

     Winthrop senior Jennifer Dilger and freshman Ashley Sloup have been voted to receive Big South Conference women's golf awards at the 2015 Big South Championship tournament in Georgetown, S.C.

    Sloup, a South Brunswick graduate, was voted to the All-Freshman team after averaging 78.74 strokes in 19 rounds. She had two top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes in Winthrop’s eight tournaments.

  • BCC scores in ninth, beats SCC 4...

     

    BOLIVIA — Chase Gehringer reached on a fielder’s choice and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Brunswick Community College beat Surry Community College 4-3 Saturday, April 11, at Founders Field.

    BCC entered the weekend 7-2 in NJCAA Division II Region 10 and tied for first with Catawba Valley. The Dolphins are 27-10 overall.

    SCC entered the weekend next to last at 2-7. It is 8-20 overall.

  • West Brunswick beats North, wins...

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-0 and won the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on Wednesday, April 8, on Mike Alderson Field.

    Trojan senior pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up six hits in the shutout. He struck out five and walked none as he improved to 5-0 this season.

    “He’s a pitch-to-contact guy, which is what we preach,” West coach T.J. Spivey said. “For him to be successful, our defense has to make plays.

  • West Brunswick teams reach title...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it rallied to beat Winslow Township (N.J.) 8-7 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Tuesday, April 7, on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans will play in the title game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    West trailed 5-2 in the fifth. Tyler Stanley led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Zachary Johnson singled. Brett Babson singled home a run and Johnson advanced to third. He then scored on a steal of home, cutting the lead to 5-4.

  • Connor Durham throws five-inning...

     By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Connor Durham, in his first start of the season, threw a five-inning no-hitter as West Brunswick beat Upper Room Christian School (Dix Hills, N.Y.) Monday, April 6, in a first-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament.

    Durham, a junior, walked two and struck out seven against URC, playing its first game of the season.

  • Emile, Lady Trojans slam Davie...

     SHALLOTTE — Leilani Emile hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat Davie County 15-6 in a second-round game Monday, April 6, of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament.

    Emile hit the grand slam in the third inning, as West scored six runs and took a 7-3 lead. She finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

    Emile, a senior first baseman, has hit a home run in four straight games. West coach Joe Noble said he was unable to recall any of his former players hitting home runs in four straight games.