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  • McCumbee gets first victory in...

     

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer won the Continental Tire 150 Saturday, June 27, at Watkins Glen International.

    McCumbee passed TOTAL Pole Award winner Justin Piscitell for the lead on the sixth circuit and joined McAleer in dominating the remainder of the IMSA race in winning the Street Tuner class. They drove the No. 5 C.J. Wilson Racing ModSpace Mazda MX-5.

  • Rankin blocks kick, helps Fever...

    Brandon Rankin helped the Tri-Cities Fever win its final football game of the regular season by blocking an attempted field goal.

    The block enabled the Fever to beat the Iowa Barnstormers 42-39 June 13 in the Indoor Football League game in Kennewick, Wash.

    For Rankin, a West Brunswick graduate who turns 27 on June 24, the block was his third of the season.

  • Brunswick beats Whiteville in...

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    Brunswick County beat Whiteville Post 137 11-1 in seven innings in an American Legion baseball game June 23 on Mike Alderson Field.

    Brunswick runners advanced 12 times either by steal, catcher indifference, passed ball or wild pitch. Brunswick’s final two runs scored on a double steals in the seventh inning.

  • Saadiq Johnson to continue...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Saadiq Johnson has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Averett Unversity in Danville, Va.

    “They recruited me hard,” Johnson said. “I fit in well with the players in the program. And they win — I like to win.”

    Johnson will be receiving nearly $21,000 per year from an academic scholarship.

    “It helps my family so I can go up there, play basketball and get an education,” he said.

    Averett showed an interest in Johnson in the fall.

  • Babson to continue baseball...

    SHALLOTTE  — West Brunswick senior Brett Babson signed a letter of intent June 2 to play baseball at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.

    “I want to get a start on (college baseball) and continue to play ball,” Babson said. “I plan to transfer and go on to a four-year college.”

    Worley Edwards, the SCC athletics director, was at the signing. (SCC is interviewing for new baseball coach.)

  • Brunswick County American Legion...

    The Brunswick County American Legion Baseball team opened its home season June 15  and has played three straight home games.

    Brunswick beat Wilmington Post 10 4-3, beat Jacksonville 13-12 June 16 and lost 8-6 in 10 innings June 17 to Hampstead Post 167.

    Against Post 167, Brunswick had 13 hits. Kevon Perkins had three singles, a triple and three RBIs. He also walked and caused two balks.

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