Today's Sports

  • Gore strikes out side with bases...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-5 March 18 as West senior pitcher Caroline Gore struck out three straight batters after North had loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning.

    “Caroline had been struggling all year, getting back in shape and getting to the point where she had confidence in herself and believing in herself,” West coach Joe Noble said. “Tonight, she came in and she did a great job. I couldn’t have asked for her to pitch any better.”

  • McCumbee, McAleer third in...

     Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished third in the Visual Studio 150 Friday, March 20, at Sebring International Raceway. They drove a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class for C.J. Wilson Racing on the 3.74-mile course.

    Greg Liefooghe passed Andrew Carbonell for the Street Tuner (ST) lead with one hour remaining and led the rest of the way to give Next Level European its first victory in the No. 83 Red Line Oil Porsche Cayman started by Eric Zimmermann.

  • Laney defeats Trojans 9-0 in...

     SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 9-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ soccer game March 17.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Class 3A Trojans (4-1-1). Laney, a Class 4A team, scored in the first 3 minutes and led 2-0 with 30 minutes left in the first half. It scored one more goal for a 3-0 lead at halftime.

    Laney scored twice in the first seven minutes of the second half in taking a 5-0 lead. It scored four goals in the next 23 minutes in taking a 9-0 lead and ending the game with 10:35 left.

  • Trojan golfers win second match...


     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick won its second straight conference golf tournament, finishing first Monday, March 16, at Rivers Edge.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan had the Trojans’ top score, a 6-over-par 78 on the 6,440-yard course.

    West’s other top-four scorers were junior Landon Patterson, 84; senior Drew Boyer, 90; and senior Cole Snyder, 92

    West shot a 344, three strokes fewer than Laney in the seven-team match.

  • Trojans beat Cougars 5-2 in...

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 5-2 in a conference baseball game  March 17 at South.

    Winning pitcher Brett Babson threw a no-hitter for 5.1 innings and gave up two runs (one earned). He walked six and struck out seven.

    Reliever Austin Turner finished, giving up one hit and one walk. He struck out one.

  • Hunter Allen helps ECU beat Elon

     ELON — East Carolina scored four two-out runs in the ninth inning to claim a series win over Elon, 11-8, Saturday afternoon, March 14, at Walter C. Latham Park.

    After squandering 7-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, where Ryan Cooper’s three-run homer gave Elon an 8-7 advantage, ECU scored four two-out runs for its 12th win of the season.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 4-2 in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team beat North Brunswick 4-2 Friday, March 13, in a non-conference game and improved to 7-0 this season.

    Starting pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up seven hits and a two-run home run to Chris Graham. In 6.1 innings, Lewis hit two batters, walked one and struck out one. Lewis is 4-0 this season.

  • West Brunswick lacrosse teams...

     SHALLOTTE — The first lacrosse teams at West Brunswick High School opened their seasons Thursday, March 12, against class 4A Ashley High School and lost in shutouts.

    West’s coaches commended their teams for their effort as these players learn the game, improve their skills and strive to become competitive.

    “They have hearts of gold,” West girls’ lacrosse coach Kate Gentle said after a 23-0 loss. Down three starters because of injury or illness, the Trojans started five freshmen.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in softball

     By Samone Bland

    Sports Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — Laney scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat West Brunswick 3-2 in a conference softball game Tuesday, March 10, at West. Two walks, a single and a double in the top of the seventh inning helped Laney seal the win.

  • McCumbee McAleer Racing...


    By Luis Soto

    Special to the Beacon

    Newly formed North Carolina based motorsports team McCumbee McAleer Racing has announced rookie Aurora Straus and Nick Igdalsky as its two full-time drivers for the first season of contention in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich Tires.

    Aurora Straus, 16, of Tarrytown, N.Y., will pilot the No. 28 ModSpace Motorsports

    Mazda MX-5 Cup car. Although this will be her first season in the Mazda MX-5 Cup,