Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick junior varsity...

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick junior varsity softball team beat Ashley 9-5 Thursday, May 1, and finished the season 12-0, the third straight year it has finished unbeaten.

    The Trojans, coached by Don Davis and Mark Jones, finished 13-0 last year and 14-0 in 2012.

    “We don’t really talk about the streak until we really get into (the season),” Davis said. “We focus on this year.”

    “We work well together,” Jones said. “I feel we have the right temperament for these young ladies.”

  • NCHSAA adopts mercy rules in...

     Staff Report

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved   mercy rules in football and basketball during its spring meeting Wednesday, April 30, at the NCHSAA offices.

    In football, if the point differential reaches 42 or more by halftime or thereafter, the game will resort to a running clock with timeouts after scores or when called by teams. Coaches also may end the game by mutual agreement.

  • Topsail beats Trojans 6-2 in...


    Topsail beat West Brunswick 6-2 in a conference soccer game between two 3A teams April 29 at West.

    West had taken a 2-1 lead with 4 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half, but Topsail scored twice in the final 2:38 of the first half and outscored the Trojans 3-0 in the second half.

    For West, freshman Amberlee Fogel scored off an assist from senior Carla Zio. Zio scored West’s other goal, set up by a corner kick by freshman Claire McNeil.

    West is 2-7 in the conference, 5-10 overall.

    West JV

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Staff Report

    Results reported by area golf leagues.



  • Gene Weldon: Life member of the...

     Did you ever meet someone who’s fun to be around?

    PGA professional Gene Weldon is one of those guys. Exuberant, friendly, warm, caring, articulate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, generous … need I say more?

  • Troll what you know

     Fishermen spend countless hours analyzing weather patterns and temperatures to fulfill the ultimate fantasy of having a great day on the water. Last week, anglers finally got the opportunity to make their fantasy come true. After the previous weekend’s cold temperatures and gale force winds, Mother Nature finally gave in and gave our coast some decent spring weather.          

  • Schools for fishing offer hands-...

     In a recent article, someone had made a list of things you don’t learn about in a traditional school setting, trying to degrade our education system. Although balancing your checkbook is not a subject in school, most of us would agree that if you listened in math class you should be able to figure it out.

  • West’s Patterson second in final...

     LELAND —West Brunswick sophomore Landon Patterson finished second in the final tournament of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference golf season, played April 28 at Magnolia Greens.

    Patterson shot a 7-over par 79 on the 6,480-yard course. Laney’s Samuel Young shot a 76 in winning in the tournament. No one else scored better than 80.

    Laney finished first (330), South Brunswick second (340) and West third (348) in the seven-team event.

  • Klutz, Scorpions defeat Trojans...

     SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 9-2 in a non-conference softball game Monday, April 28.

    “We haven’t been able to win at their place since I’ve been coaching,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said, “so it was one of our goals going into the game.”

    North took advantage of Trojan mistakes in scoring four runs in the third inning and taking a 5-0 lead.

    “We’re doing a good job of capitalizing on that,” Lehrschall said.

  • North Brunswick’s A.J. Mays...

     LELAND — When she thought her dreams of playing college basketball were dashed, A.J. Mays was so upset she threw a chair.

    That in itself was no small feat—considering she was lying on a gurney with an ACL

    tear in her knee when she picked up the chair and tossed it.

    Fast-forward three months, and the dream lives again.

    Seated at a table in front of her teammates and a hundred other fellow students at