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  • Trojans dominate second half,...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick scored on all three of its second-half possessions and beat South Columbus 28-15 Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-conference football game.

    “All in all, we played great in the second half,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    West (2-0) rushed the ball 45 times and scored its touchdowns on runs. Senior Maliek King scored two touchdowns. Junior Bryson Allen and senior Anthony McCray each scored a touchdown. Unofficially, the Trojans gained 226 yards rushing.

  • South cheerleader
  • VIDEO: Girls cross country,...

    Video of South Brunswick’s Gabrielle Hitchcock, Bailey Rudd, Danielle Hitchcock and West Brunswick’s Bailey Lawson and Lora Kinlaw finishing in season-opening cross-country race at Hugh MacRae Park.

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    WILMINGTON — South Brunswick sophomore Jaxon Hudson finished eighth in a season-opening cross-country race Thursday at Hugh MacRae Park.

    Hudson ran the 3.2-mile race in 18 minutes, 25.14 seconds.

    Hoggard junior Jamie Witmer won the race in 16:40.59.

  • West Brunswick ties South...

    SHALLOTTE — Sophomore forward Alex Younts scored two goals in the second half as West Brunswick tied South Columbus 3-3 in a non-conference soccer game Monday. The game was West’s home opener.

    Younts scored all three of West’s goals. South Columbus scored off a corner kick and two penalty kicks in taking a 3-1 lead in the first half.

    In the second half, Younts scored with 28 minutes, 24 seconds left. He tied the game when he scored with 7:24 left. He stole a weak goal kick and ran up the middle to kick to the ball past the goalkeeper.

  • North Brunswick football photos
  • Trojans open season with runaway...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans beat the Socastee (S.C.) Braves 43-28 in a season-opening football game played over two evenings.

    West led Socastee 19-6 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the first half of the game Friday, Aug. 19. That’s when the game was suspended because of lightning. For West, Anthony McCray scored on an approximate 60-yard run, Tariq Thomas scored on a 40-yard run and Maliek King scored on a 7-yard run. Brandon Wehrly kicked an extra point.

  • West Brunswick football photos

    West Brunswick leads Socastee (S.C.) 19-6 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the first half of a season-opening football game.
    Because of lightning, the game was suspended until 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission to game will be free.
    For West, Anthony McCray scored on an approximate 60-yard run, Tariq Thomas scored on a 40-yard run and Maliek King scored on a 7-yard run.
    Brandon Wehrly kicked an extra point.

  • North Brunswick beats East...

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Columbus 8-0 in a non-conference boys’ soccer game Thursday, Aug 18.

    North scored four goals in the first half. Senior Raunel Dominguez took a pass and scored 3 minutes, 15 seconds into the game.

    About eight minutes later, senior Jose Scope scored off a rebound.

    The score went to 3-0 when senior Robert Fairbanks tapped the ball past the goalkeeper.

    Senior Shawn Hargett scored the final goal of the half with 1:45 left when the East Columbus defense never challenged his run to the goal.

  • Washington jumps to second...

    Jayhlen Washington remains the best Junior Olympic long jumper in the nation.

    The North Brunswick High School senior won his second straight championship in the long jump as he competed in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 25-31 at California State University in Sacramento, Calif.

    Washington’s winning jump among those 17 to 18 was 24 feet, 7.25 inches. In meters, his jump is 7.5 meters — the Junior Olympics record is 7.6 meters, set in 1991 by Sheddric Fields.

  • South football preview

    (Editor’s note: South Brunswick plays Ashley on Friday, Aug. 12, in the fourth of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

     

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School enters the football season with a new coach, Rocky Lewis, and he faces a challenge in rebuilding the Cougar program.

    South finished 2-9 last year.