Today's Sports

  • Ashley beats West in game for...

     WILMINGTON — Bloopers on television are funny, but West Brunswick’s softball team

    found nothing amusing about the bloopers that cost them the regular-season conference championship Thursday night, May 1.

    Ashley used two bloopers to score the winning run in the bottom of the last inning

    to slip past West for a 3-2 victory.

    Whichever team won would tie for first place in the league’s final regular season

    standings. So, the win gave Ashley a tie with Laney for first place, while the Lady

  • Ex-Trojan Padgett is ECU Female...

     Kayla Padgett is the East Carolina University Female Athlete of the Year. Padgett, a West Brunswick graduate, is a junior thrower on the track and field squad.

    This season she set the school record in the weight throw with a career-best mark of 21.95 meters in her victory at the Penn State National meet.

    She went on to win the Conference USA Indoor title in the weight throw en route to being named Field Athlete of the Meet.

  • Meg Fletcher receives Clary Medal

        Meg Keeter Fletcher of West Brunswick High School and Alexander Bruce White of Maiden High School are the recipients of the ninth annual Clary Medals awarded by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

                      They were honored at the NCHSAA’s annual meeting, Thursday, May 1, at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • 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.