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Today's Sports

  • Brian Alderson leaving West...

    West Brunswick assistant baseball coach Brian Alderson said Monday, June 2, he was leaving the school.

    “I got the head job at North Myrtle (Beach),” he said in an email to the Brunswick Beacon.

    Alderson was responding to an inquiry about summer baseball at West when he made the announcement.

    West Brunswick Athletic Director Jimmy Fletcher said last week he had been anticipating Alderson’s leaving the school.

  • McCumbee 20th in sports car race...

     Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 20th June 7 in the Grand Prix of Kansas at Kansas Speedway.

    The race was the fifth this season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. The International Motor Sports Association sanctions the series.

    McCumbee and McAleer started 19th in the 30-car Street Tuner field. During the race on the 2.37-mile track, they had to make three pit stops, which kept them sidelined for 13 minutes, 52 seconds. They finished 13 laps behind the winning team.

  • Hankins, Phillips named West’s...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick athletes were honored during the annual Senior Awards event May 28 at the high school.

    Zarie Hankins is the West Brunswick Male Athlete of the Year and Nicole Phillips is the West Brunswick Female Athlete of the Year.

    Hankins starred in football and basketball.

    In football, Hankins was second-team all-conference in the class 3A/4A Mideast league. He was named West’s Outstanding Linebacker.

  • Babson, Hewett to play...

     West Brunswick seniors Olivia Babson and Meeka Hewett have signed letters of intent to attend Brunswick Community College and play volleyball.

    “They are definitely power hitters and they’re going to bring a lot to that program,” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “They’re good people. They couldn’t ask for two better ones.”

    Olivia Babson was first-team all-conference last season. She averaged 13 kills and seven digs.

    Reeves said Babson’s timing on her hitting was her best skill.

  • Dyson to play softball at...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Abbey Dyson signed a letter of intent May 28 to attend College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick and play softball.

    Dyson has been a four-year started at West, and coach Joe Noble said she has been one of the keys to team’s success. The Trojans reached the fourth round of the playoffs this year the deepest run in the history of the program.

    “When she got here,” Noble said, “it was obvious she was going to be a superstar here.”

  • Coach ‘A’ says farewell to...

     Hundreds of West Brunswick High School baseball players have been a part of postgame huddles with coach Mike Alderson in right field at the Trojans’ field. And after West Brunswick beat Swansboro 4-3 in the early evening of May 14 in the first round of the state baseball playoffs, Alderson once again talked about the good and the bad in a huddle near the right field white-chalk foul line.

    When Alderson finished talking, players scattered to do postgame work on the field, putting away bats and picking up rakes. Alderson walked toward the West dugout and smiled.

  • McCumbee second in sports car...

     Chad McCumbee and teammate Stevan McAleer finished second May 24 in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.

    This was the team’s third straight top-three finish in the Street Tuner class for the team and keeps them contenders for the series championship. They entered the race third in points and now lead by seven.

    This was the fourth race this season of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. The International Motor Sports Association sanctions the series.

  • Trojans lose in fourth round of...

     PIKEVILLE — C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 3-0 May 23 in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state playoffs.

    Aycock, 19-2, advances to the East Regional. The Trojans finish 17-9.

  • West Brunswick seeking new...

    Staff Report

    Citing personal reasons, West Brunswick High School football  coach Scott Frazier resigned Thursday, May 22, after one season at West.

    “I have truly enjoyed my time here at West with both the staff and the players,” he said. “I have been very encouraged by the way these young men have worked in the off-season and look forward to seeing what great things they achieve in the future."

    Athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said he was surprised by the resignation.

  • Trojans’ Phillips to play...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Nicole Phillips has signed a letter of intent to attend William Peace University in Raleigh and play volleyball.

    “The coach (Kevin Daniels) has been interested in me for a long time and I think this is the best fit for me,” Phillips said. “As soon as (Daniels) found out I was going to commit, he said I would the head 2014 outside hitter. He thinks I will come in and make an immediate impact, which is what I want.”