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  • Leland wins county middle school...

     Staff Report

    LELAND — Leland Middle School won the county middle school wrestling championship Saturday, Jan. 24, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland scored 161 points, Shallotte 130, Cedar Grove 129 and South 119.

    Leland won seven titles, South five, Shallotte four and Cedar Grove two.

    The meet also had for the first time a division for girls. South’s Madelyn Barberia and Cedar Grove’s Mary Jane Weatherly and Cheyenne Espinoza wrestled in it. Barberia finished as champion.

     

    Results

  • Trojans defeat Laney, improve to...

     

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 18-0 by beating host Laney 67-66 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 23. West scored the winning points on an offensive rebound in the final seconds.

    For West, 7-0 in the conference, senior Saadiq Johnson scored hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. He sank 10 of 13 free throws.

    Gray Cheers scored 22 points. He sank eight of 10 free throws. He sank seven straight in the fourth quarter.

  • McCumbee starts race season at...

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 17th in the season-opening IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge race Friday, Jan. 23, at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee was the qualifying driver in the Mazda MX-5. McAleer started the race 25th in the Street Tuner class. The race was 2 hours, 30 minutes on the 3.56-mile course.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers improve...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team beat Topsail 58-12 Jan. 21, improving to 20-0.

    “It’s pretty exciting,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “20-0, I’m pretty happy with. Be we can be better. We need to wrestle better.”

    West already had beaten the Pirates 54-24 in a conference dual this season, so this match had no consequences on West’s conference record (5-0). Indeed, Topsail forfeited six matches in this dual. Before a sparse crowd on Senior Night, the Trojans won five of the eight wrestled matches.

  • Swimmers compete in final home...

     BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick swim teams finished second to Topsail in a meet Friday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the girls’ meet, Topsail scored 121 points, South 96 and West Brunswick 10.

    In the boys’ meet, Topsail scored 105.50 points, South 92.50 and West 40.

    Five South swimmers reached regional standards in their events.

  • Trojans improve to 17-0 in boys...

     

     

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    LELAND — West Brunswick’s opponents will be glad to get rid of the Trojans’ senior moments.

    “Senior moments” usually describe lapses in memory for the elderly.

    But for these teenagers, senior moments are when Gray Cheers and Saadiq Johnson take over a game and deliver performances they will never forget.

    The fourth-year basketball players led West to a 72-51 victory over North Brunswick Jan. 20.

  • North Brunswick beats West...

     NBHS 36

    WBHS 32

    North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 36-32 in a girls’ varsity non-conference basketball game Jan. 20.

    For North (8-6), sophomore Jada Bellamy scored 10 points. Sophomore Unique Hines scored seven points and senior Nikayla Ramsay scored six points. No one else scored more than four points.

    For West (4-9), Lelaini Emile scored nine points, Bre Small six and McKenzie Benton four.

    No one else scored more than four points.

    North led 18-13 at the half and 29-22 after three quarters.

  • West Brunswick’s boys’...

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 16-0 by beating host Ashley 60-54 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 16.

    For West, 6-0 in the conference, Gray Cheers scored 20 points and Saadiq Johnson 13.

    Nasir Murray scored seven points, Josh Woodard four, Jon Jordan four, Tyquan Hill four, Shermonde Fulwood three, Alex Clarida two, Da’Quane Burgess two and Tyler Stanley one.

    Ashley led 15-14 after the first quarter and 29-27 at the half.

  • Alfy Hill plays in Medal of...
  • Trojan wrestlers win Scorpion...

    LELAND — West Brunswick won six weight classes on the way to winning the team title in the Scorpion Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 10, at North Brunswick.

    At 113, Shane Smith beat his Grays Creek foe by second-period fall.

    At 120, Bautista beat his West Carteret opponent 10-0.

    At 126, Lincoln Smith beat his Trask competitor 16-1.

    At 138, Alspaugh beat North’s Alex Locklear by fall in the third period.

    At 182, Fullerton beat his West Carteret foe 4-1 and remained unbeaten this season.