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  • West Brunswick wrestlers fall...

     FAYETTEVILLE – West Brunswick wrestlers fell one win shy of a spot in last weekend’s state championship dual.

    While the Trojans fell two wins short of the ultimate team goal, the West grapplers completed one of the best single seasons in school history with a 24-3 record and a trip to the 3A East Regional finals.

    Orange, a traditional powerhouse wrestling program in the Tar Heel State, defeated West Brunswick 41-31 in the region’s championship match Thursday, Feb. 1, at Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville.

  • Trojan girls split pair of...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered a Friday, Feb. 2, home game against New Hanover with a chance to finish the night tied for third place in the Mideastern Conference.

    Instead, the Wildcats dealt the Trojans one of their most lopsided losses of the season in a 67-33 decision.

    West Brunswick (14-8, 7-5) didn’t have a single player reach double figures in scoring and never threated New Hanover after falling behind by 10 points before the halftime break.

  • Calisto named VFW High School...

     SHALLOTTE – Coach. Teach. Mentor.

    That’s the mantra Retired Col. Joseph Calisto, the senior army instructor for West Brunswick High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program, has tried his best to live by during his five-year stint at the Shallotte school.

    He’s done just that and more.

    For his efforts, he earned the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2018 North Carolina High School Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Trojan wrestlers capture 2018...

     SHALLOTTE – After collecting his 300th career head coaching victory against Laney in early January, West Brunswick’s Jimmy Caraway said the win over the Buccaneers “meant nothing if we don’t beat North Brunswick.”

    He can stop worrying about a powerful North Brunswick squad as Caraway’s squad clobbered the Scorpions, 50-21, in a Wednesday, Jan. 24, match that determined the 2017-18 Mideastern Conference regular season champion.

  • North Brunswick hires Bryan...

    First-year head coach Darren Willis resigned from his post as head coach of the North Brunswick High School football team following a 1-10 season and the school has tabbed Bryan Davis the new chief of the Scorpion football program.

    North Brunswick athletic director Randy Fennell confirmed the decision in a news release issued Wednesday, Jan. 24.

    Davis marks the third Scorpion head coach in the last four seasons. Larry Brock and Willis, most recently, preceded the new coach.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys...

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  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick girls...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from West Brunswick's victory over the Topsail Pirates on Jan. 12. 

  • Dylan Johnson deserves praise...

     About four years ago, girls’ basketball squads in the Mideastern Conference could look at their schedules and automatically chalk the West Brunswick game as a win.

    That’s how far the Lady Trojans had fallen, to the cellar of the league standings.

  • Mercer matches career best with...

     SHALLOTTE –Dylan Johnson took over a West Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team two years ago that had finished in the bottom half of the Mideastern Conference standings several consecutive years prior to his arrival.

    Now in his second year as the Trojan head coach, Johnson has guided his squad to fourth place in the league standings after capturing victories in three of the last four games.

    West Brunswick (11-7, 4-4) earned wins over fellow 3A competitors Topsail, North Brunswick and South Brunswick in a span of five days last week.

  • Daniels’ 26 not enough as...

     SHALLOTTE – The last time Ty Johnson’s West Brunswick team squared off against Laney, it found itself down by more than 20 points in the third quarter.

    Last week’s Friday, Jan. 19, game between the two teams was very much competitive, but the result remained the same as Laney squeaked past West Brunswick with a 65-60 victory.