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Today's Sports

  • Napolitano named SAC Defensive...

     Wingate University senior defensive end Nick Napolitano (West Brunswick) is the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Napolitano receives this honor for the second time this season and in his career.

    Napolitano had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack as the Bulldogs defeated Catawba 30-19 Saturday, Oct. 11.

    Napolitano also had four quarterback hurries and broke up one pass.

    He forced a fumble and leads the NCAA and the SAC in forced fumbles (four).

  • Trojans hold off Cougars 27-24

    West JV football

    The West Brunswick junior varsity beat South Brunswick 21-16 Thursday, Oct. 9, at West.

    West scored on the opening drive on a 7-yard quarterback keeper by Owen McDowell. Terrance Clarida kicked the extra point.

    West fell behind 16-7 but Michael Bryant scored in the third quarter to cut the lead to 16-13.The two pointer failed. 

    West got the ball back with 54 seconds left in the game. 

  • Middle school, high school cross...

     Brunswick County middle schools completed their first season of cross country Wednesday, Oct. 1, in a meet at West Brunswick High School. The girls and boys ran together in a 2-mile race.

    The girls’ top finisher was Bailey Lawson of Waccamaw. The next two fastest runners were from South Brunswick Middle School: Haleigh McKeithan and Caroline Moore.

    The three fastest runners were boys: Alex Younts of Shallotte Middle School was first. Jaxon Hudson of South Brunswick Middle School was second. Jose Velasquez of Shallotte Middle School was third.

  • Yarbrough finishes second in...

     The 2014 auto racing season became memorable for car owner Chad McCumbee and driver Sam Yarbrough when they had a second-place finish in the NASCAR-sanctioned MDCU 300 Sunday, Oct. 5, at Martinsville, Va.

    The finish was the highlight of the year for the team, who a few weeks earlier had clinched a second straight Late Model season championship at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.

  • Ex-Trojan Russell Norton helps...

     Russell Norton, a West Brunswick graduate now a defensive line football coach at Bluefield College, is getting credit for finding proper equipment for a middle school football player.

    A 12-year-old player at Bluefield (Va.) Middle School who is 5-foot-10, 315 pounds, needed a size-17 shoe, a 2X size college helmet and other special equipment for play football. When Buster Large, the head football coach at Bluefield Middle School, told Norton about the situation, Norton was eager to help.

  • South completes sweep of West in...

     South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

    South is 5-4 and third in the conference, 12-4 overall.

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, West won at Topsail 26-24, 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11.

  • Trojans persevere, beat Cougars...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 2-1 in overtime in a conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 30, at West.

    With West down a player because of a red-card penalty, freshman Lincoln Smith scored the winning goal with 2 minutes, 59 seconds left in overtime. The goal was the first of his career. Junior David Cardenas had the assist.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans (1-8-2).

  • Cougars defeat Trojans in five...

     Staff Report

    South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

     

    North volleyball

    The Scorpions defeated Southwest Onslow 25-16, 27-25, 25-17 Tuesday, Sept. 30. 

  • New time for WBHS boys’...

    New time for WBHS boys’ basketball fundraiser

     A fundraiser for the West Brunswick boys’ basketball team will take place during dining hours 4-10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Inlet View restaurant. Some of the proceeds will go to the West Brunswick boys’ basketball program, West boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis said. All are invited to dine and support the Trojan boys’ basketball team. 

  • Laney stops West on 2-point try...

     SHALLOTTE — Laney beat the West Brunswick Trojans 35-34 in its conference-opening high school football game Friday, Sept. 26, at West.

    The Trojans cut the lead to 35-34 when Tristan Lewis caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hunter Ashburn with 12.3 seconds left. On the two-point conversion for the lead, Laney stopped Ashburn on a sneak.

    “They were giving it to us,” West coach Bob Hanna said about the sneak. “I thought the kid got in.