Today's Sports

  • Trojans sweep foes in CFA tourney

    WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick girls’ and boys’ basketball team each won three games in the fifth annual Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Challenge.

    West’s boys are 8-2 and West’s girls are 5-6. Game summaries are below.



    West Brunswick beat Wilmington Christian Academy 53-27 in a first-round girls basketball game Dec. 29 in the Holiday Basketball Challenge.

  • Scorpions lose twice in tourney...

    BOLIVIA — The North Brunswick boys’ basketball team lost its two games in the inaugural Brunswick County Sherriff’s Office Christmas Tournament.

    East Columbus beat the Scorpions 53-51 Dec. 19 and Whiteville beat the Scorpions 84-73 Dec. 20 in games at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    North is 2-7 this season.

    In a first-round game, East Columbus took a 53-51 lead with 71 seconds left on a pull-up jump shot.

  • South’s boys win all 11 swim...

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick’s boys won all 11 swim events — 10 in regional standards — in a four-team conference meet Friday, Dec. 16, at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    “Never happened in my tenure,” South coach Sam Jennings said about the dominant performance.

    South scored 171 points in its best performance of the season. Topsail was second (123), Laney third (74) and West Brunswick fourth (70).

  • Trojans beat Hoggard 74-6 in...
  • Scorpion wrestlers beat SW Onslow
  • VIDEO: Patrick Burton wrestling

    North Brunswick senior Patrick Burton wins by fall in third period in match at 152 pounds against Southwest Onslow.

  • VIDEO: Tyrone Watson Jr....

    North Brunswick senior Tyrone Watson Jr. wins by injury default at 182 pounds in match against Southwest Onslow.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s...

    The inaugural Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Tournament is Dec. 19-20 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    On Dec. 19, North Brunswick and East Columbus play the first boys’ basketball game and Whiteville and Topsail play the second game.

    Losers of the games Dec. 19 play each other in the first game Dec. 20. The title game follows.

    BCC men’s basketball coach Walter Shaw said game times are 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Lady Scorpions remain unbeaten;...

    SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 50-38 in a girls’ non-conference basketball game Dec. 9 at West and remained unbeaten this season.

    Senior Taylor Perkins, held to three points in a first-half that ended 15-15, finished with 24 points. Other North scorers: Jada Bellamy 11, Unique Hines 6, Aliah Johnson 4, Keyana Yeoman 3, Cailen Goodman 1, Veronda Blue 1.

    For West, Breanna Mercer scored 14 points and Kaitlyn Bellamy 8. Other West scorers: Dyna Jeffries 5, Jaida Allen 4, Bria Bond 4, Natyra Gore 3.

    North improved to 8-0.

  • Dylan Johnson’s dad, Tommy, wins...

    After winning his 500th basketball game, coach Tommy Johnson remembered victories — and losses.