Today's Sports

  • Trojans’ Ortiz to play lacrosse...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Ariella Ortiz signed a letter of intent Thursday, May 26, to attend Montreat College and play lacrosse.

    This is the third signing from coach Kate Gentle’s team.Yet another senior will sign in June, Gentle said.

    “I absolutely fell in love with the sport and I wanted to continue in college,” said Ortiz, one of two West goalkeepers.

    The 2015-16 season was the first for the Cavaliers.

  • Scorpions with third straight...

    GREENSBORO — The North Brunswick boys’ track and field team continued its dominance in state championship competition, winning its third straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A outdoor title Saturday.

    Including indoor state titles, the Scorpions have won six straight state championships.

    “That’s really hard to fathom,” North coach Garry Bishop said. “To win six straight — I can’t put it in words.

  • One out from loss, Corinth...

    SHALLOTTE — Corinth Holders, one out from a defeat, rallied to beat West Brunswick 9-4 in eight innings Friday in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs.

    West finishes the season 24-4. The Pirates, 19-7, advance to the East Regional and will play Topsail. The winner of the three-game series advances to the state championship series June 3-4.

  • Padgett wins two medals in AAC...

    East Carolina University redshirt senior Kayla Padgett finished second in the hammer throw and third in the discus throw in the American Athletic Conference track and field championships at the UCF Track Complex.

    In the hammer throw May 12, Padgett threw a distance of 191 feet, 9 inches on her final throw. Cincinnati sophomore Annet Echikunwoke finished first (201-5).

    In the discus throw May 13, Padgett had a distance of 169-10. Senior teammate Raqurra Ishmar was first with an AAC record throw of 176-10.

  • Sloup wins Carolinas Women'...

    By Carolinas Golf Association

    PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Ashley Sloup came up short of victory in the 2015 CGA Carolinas Women's Amateur championship at Treyburn Country Club. Playing in the final grouping, the Southport native shot a 79 and finished tied for fifth.

    Sloup found redemption May 18 at The Reserve Club.

    Starting with a one-shot lead over 2014 runner-up Bailey Cocca, Sloup's final-round 73 was enough to claim her first Carolinas Golf Association championship with a three-shot victory.

  • Fairmont’s Cole Lovin throws one...

    FAIRMONT — Cole Lovin threw a one-hitter as Fairmont beat North Brunswick 3-0 in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state baseball playoffs May 18.

    Sophomore Seth Thorndyke hit a two-run home run as the Golden Tornadoes (23-6) reached the fourth round for the second straight year.

    North starting sophomore pitcher Landen Wright gave up three hits and three runs, one unearned, in 4.2 innings. He walked three and struck out five.

  • BCC wins district, advances to...

    BURLINGTON — The Brunswick Community College baseball team crushed Patrick Henry Community College 22-9 in the championship game of the NJCAA Division II Southeast District tournament May 16, a victory that qualified the Dolphins for the World Series.

    The World Series is May 28 to June 4 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla.

    This will be the Dolphins’ second appearance in the World Series. The first appearance was in 2013, a season that eventually led to BCC being put on probation because of an ineligible player.

  • VIDEO: BCC wins regional, goes...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 22-9 Monday in the championship game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 tournament in Burlington and qualified for the World Series.

  • Trojans reach fourth round in...

    West Brunswick won its third-round baseball playoff game against Rockingham County 14-4 in six innings May 17.

    If West wins the game scheduled for Friday at West, it will play in the East Regional next week. Winner of the three-game series plays for the state title June 3-4 (site to be determined).

    Against Rockingham, the Trojans had 10 hits and nine walks. Two batters were hit by pitches. West stole five bases.

  • North’s girls, boys win regional...

    North Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track teams won North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A East Regional championships Saturday.

    North’s girls scored 117 points, the only girls’ team to score more than 100 points.

    Currituck County was second (81). The Scorpions broke school records in the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays.

    Brother and sister Keandre Yeoman, a senior, and Keyana Yeoman, a freshman, won

    the 300-meter hurdles races.