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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick ties South...

    SHALLOTTE — Sophomore forward Alex Younts scored two goals in the second half as West Brunswick tied South Columbus 3-3 in a non-conference soccer game Monday. The game was West’s home opener.

    Younts scored all three of West’s goals. South Columbus scored off a corner kick and two penalty kicks in taking a 3-1 lead in the first half.

    In the second half, Younts scored with 28 minutes, 24 seconds left. He tied the game when he scored with 7:24 left. He stole a weak goal kick and ran up the middle to kick to the ball past the goalkeeper.

  • Trojans open season with runaway...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans beat the Socastee (S.C.) Braves 43-28 in a season-opening football game played over two evenings.

    West led Socastee 19-6 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the first half of the game Friday, Aug. 19. That’s when the game was suspended because of lightning. For West, Anthony McCray scored on an approximate 60-yard run, Tariq Thomas scored on a 40-yard run and Maliek King scored on a 7-yard run. Brandon Wehrly kicked an extra point.

  • North Brunswick football photos
  • West Brunswick football photos

    West Brunswick leads Socastee (S.C.) 19-6 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the first half of a season-opening football game.
    Because of lightning, the game was suspended until 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission to game will be free.
    For West, Anthony McCray scored on an approximate 60-yard run, Tariq Thomas scored on a 40-yard run and Maliek King scored on a 7-yard run.
    Brandon Wehrly kicked an extra point.

  • North Brunswick beats East...

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Columbus 8-0 in a non-conference boys’ soccer game Thursday, Aug 18.

    North scored four goals in the first half. Senior Raunel Dominguez took a pass and scored 3 minutes, 15 seconds into the game.

    About eight minutes later, senior Jose Scope scored off a rebound.

    The score went to 3-0 when senior Robert Fairbanks tapped the ball past the goalkeeper.

    Senior Shawn Hargett scored the final goal of the half with 1:45 left when the East Columbus defense never challenged his run to the goal.

  • Washington jumps to second...

    Jayhlen Washington remains the best Junior Olympic long jumper in the nation.

    The North Brunswick High School senior won his second straight championship in the long jump as he competed in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 25-31 at California State University in Sacramento, Calif.

    Washington’s winning jump among those 17 to 18 was 24 feet, 7.25 inches. In meters, his jump is 7.5 meters — the Junior Olympics record is 7.6 meters, set in 1991 by Sheddric Fields.

  • North football preview

    (Editor’s note: North Brunswick plays South Columbus at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the first scrimmage of the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    LELAND —  The North Brunswick High School football team finished 5-6 in 2015, 2-3 in the East Central Conference, in coach Larry Brock’s first year at North.

    Brock begins his second season with some key players returning, one of them being

  • West football preview

    (Editor’s note: West Brunswick plays Hoggard on Friday, Aug. 12, in the final of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School football team finished 5-7 in 2015, 2-4 in the conference. The Trojans lost five of their last six games in coach Kelly Williamson’s first year at West.

    “We weren’t very physical last year,” Williamson said.

  • South football preview

    (Editor’s note: South Brunswick plays Ashley on Friday, Aug. 12, in the fourth of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

     

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School enters the football season with a new coach, Rocky Lewis, and he faces a challenge in rebuilding the Cougar program.

    South finished 2-9 last year.

  • Sports correspondent needed

    The Brunswick Beacon is seeking a sports correspondent to cover football and other fall sports. Send resume/email to sports@brunswickbeacon.com.