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Today's Sports

  • Shelton Perkins, Scorpions...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick baseball team beat West Brunswick 4-1 in a non-conference baseball game Thursday, April 3, at North.

    Winning pitcher Shelton Perkins, a junior, gave up two hits, walked three and struck out six in six innings in beating the Trojans for the first time in his varsity career.

  • Ex-Trojan Markel Jones thriving...

     BOLIVIA — Former West Brunswick baseball player Markel Jones was in uniform for Louisburg College when it played a non-region game April 2 against Brunswick Community College, and he showed the same form that made him a top player for the Trojans.

    Louisburg beat BCC 6-5 in 10 innings. Batting cleanup, Jones finished 1-for-5 with a single, a stolen base and a run sored. Entering the game against BCC, Jones was batting .365 with 12 RBIs. He had stolen 13 bases in 16 attempts. He had hit nine doubles, two triples and three home runs.

  • BCC coach focused on a team, a...

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College baseball coach is Robbie Allen would like to be two places at once during this baseball season, and with good reason.

    His Dolphins’ baseball team is competing for a National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region 10 title. His son, Hunter, is a starting shortstop in his first season at East Carolina University.

    So far, Coach Allen is managing his time well.

  • BCC beats Catawba Valley 5-4 in...

     

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings and scored two in the 14th to beat Catawba Valley Community College in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday at Founders Field.

    BCC won the second game 5-2 in seven innings.

    CVCC drops to 9-5 in the region, 22-7 overall. BCC is 10-4, 17-11, as it seeks a region title. BCC is on probation and ineligible for postseason play. Its season ends May 4.

  • Trojans rout Topsail, secure a...

     SHALLOTTE—Following Julius Caesar’s lead, the West Brunswick Trojans came to the plate, they saw and they conquered.

    West shut out Topsail 10-0 in 4½ innings Thursday night to guarantee them a spot in the 3A state softball playoffs in May.

    After squeaking by Topsail 1-0 the previous week, the Trojans concentrated their practices on offense.

    “We spent 2½ hours just making sure we’re seeing the ball hit the bat,” West

    coach Joe Noble said.

  • McCumbee second in Sebring race

     Chad McCumbee and Steve McAleer finished second Friday, March 14, in the inaugural Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway.

    The finish was the best yet for McCumbee, a 29-year-old Supply native in his third year in the series.

    McCumbee and McAleer drove a Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing in the Street Tuner class. Randy Pobst and Andrew Carbonell finished first, also in a Mazda MX-5.

  • Trojans second in golf tourney

     West Brunswick High School finished second in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference boys’ golf match March 12 at Rivers Edge.

    Laney finished with a team score of 334, five strokes fewer than West, playing on its home course. South Brunswick was third (371) in the seven-team event.

    Laney’s Sam Young was the medalist, shooting a 6-over-par 78 on the 6,100-yard course.

    West’s Landon Patterson was second (79) and Drew Boyer tied for third (80).

    West’s other top-four scorers were Zack Flaccavento (88) and Cole Snyder (92).

  • Trojans’ first two football...

     

    The start of the West Brunswick High School football team season in 2014 will be different from the start of the 2013 season in at least one way: promotion.

    Already, plans are being made for the first home game, against Socastee (S.C.) High School, in which West coach Scott Frazier wants to set a home-game attendance record.

    West usually has its largest attendance for games against South Brunswick and games on Senior Night. More fans attended those games this year than West’s home game in the state playoffs.

  • Coaches Caraway and Davis: 200...

     With the basketball and wrestling conference seasons ending in February, two West Brunswick High School coaches — Jimmy Caraway and Eric Davis — continue to get accolades for the work they are doing. Although Caraway coaches wrestling and Davis coaches boys’ basketball, they share a coaching highlight: 200 career victories.

  • CVGA golf

     The Calabash Veterans’ Golf Association played a 1-2-3 format April 14 at Meadowlands. First were Lynn Harbold and Mike McCormack and two players by draw, -31. Second were Denny Wise, Russ Johnson, Bob Lange and Ken Locatelli, -27. Third were Bill Russell, Loren Ruck, Jerry Howard and John Yencik, -26. Gross: Roy Lawes, 73. Net: Larry Noon, Harbold and Locatelli, 60. Closest to pin: at 5, Bob Anderson, 4-11; at 8, Roy Laster, 17-3; at 11, John Casey, 12-2;  at 14, John Calabrese, 3-9.