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Today's Sports

  • Trojans defeat Hoggard; now 15-0

     

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team beat Hoggard 51-48 Friday, Jan. 9, remaining in first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference (5-0) and remaining unbeaten this season (15-0).

  • Bridge Run for Food

    Frank Pepp, 35, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., won the 11th annual Ocean Isle Bridge Run for Food half-marathon Saturday, Jan. 10.

    In 29-degree weather, Pepp ran the 13-mile course in 1 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds.

    Abraham Hernandez, 18, of High Point, finished second in 1:23.42. Luke Evans, 14, of Asheboro, finished third in 1:23.47.

    Misty White, 39, was the top female runner in the half marathon, finishing in 1:36.38. She was 12th overall.

  • South’s girls win three-team...

       BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick girls’ swim team won a tri-meet Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    South scored 112 points, New Hanover 107 and West Brunswick 15.

    South freshman Hannah Scharf won the 50 freestyle (28.21). Senior teammate Lauren Johnson was second.

    Scharf won the 100 backstroke (1:11.44). Senior teammate Brinkley Farmer was second and West senior Katelyn Ludlum was third.

  • Trojan wrestlers defeat Cougars...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES —  The West Brunswick wrestling team beat South Brunswick 65-12 in a conference match Wednesday, Jan. 7, and improved to 17-0 for the season.

    The Trojans won five matches by fall and two by technical fall.

    West has one Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match left, Jan. 28 at New Hanover.

    The Trojans wrestle in the conference championship tournament Jan 31 (site to be determined). The state dual playoffs are the first week in February. The individual state championships are Feb. 20-21 in Greensboro.

  • Dixon beats North in wrestling

    LELAND — North Brunswick won four matches in a conference wrestling match against Dixon Jan. 6. For the Scorpions, Patrick Burton won 17-4 at 152. Tyrone Watson won by fall at 170. Evin Bellamy won 11-7 at 195. Darnell Brooks won by fall at 138. North also won a match by forfeit.

     

    Dixon 45

    North Brunswick 25

  • Trojans defeat New Hanover,...

     WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat host New Hanover 72-70 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 6 and improved to 14-0 this season.

    Saadiq Johnson (28 points, seven 3-pointers) and Gray Cheers (31 points, 12 of 12 free throws) scored 59 of West’s 72 points.

    The first quarter ended 13-13. Johnson scored 11 of West’s 13 first-quarter points. He hit one field goal, two 3-pointers and three of three free throws.

  • Trojans rally to defeat HCA 63-...

     

    WILMINGTON — West Brunswick beat Harrells Christian Academy 63-61 in an opening-round boys’ basketball game Dec. 31 of the Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament, ending year 11-0.

    The Crusaders (5-3) took a 61-60 lead on a dunk by junior Quate McKinzie with 55.3 seconds left. McKinzie, who had missed a dunk nine seconds earlier, was whistled for a technical foul after he scored the go-ahead points. He finished with 24 points.

  • Napolitano selected to AP Little...

     Wingate University defensive lineman Nick Napolitano is an Associated Press Little All-America second team member.

    The AP Little All-America teams recognize student-athletes from NCAA Divisions II and III and the NAIA.

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, is a two-year Wingate team captain.

  • Swimmers continue to reach...

     BOLIVIA — South’s girls finished ahead of Laney and West Brunswick in a swim meet Friday, Dec. 19, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    South scored 110 points, Laney 105 and West 18.

    In the boys’ meet, Laney was first (101), South second (95) and West third (39).

    County swimmers continue to attain regional standards. The girls had four regional times and freshman McKenzie White was a part in all four.

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