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  • West Brunswick beats South...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 7-3 in a Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference girls’ lacrosse game Friday.

    The Trojans outscored South 4-0 in the second half in completing the season sweep of the Cougars.

    For West (2-8 in the MEC), senior Sarah Poulin scored three goals and freshman Gwenna Gentle scored two goals. Sophomore Ana Poulin and freshman Kara Cheers each scored for the first time this season.

    For South (0-10 in the MEC), Kristen Ruffato scored twice. Ashton Van Ness also scored.

  • Trojans win 18th straight; now...

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 12-5 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game Friday at South.

    The victory was the Trojans’ 18th straight this season, improving their record to 19-1. West is 8-0 in the conference. Four conference games are left, including two against Topsail.

    West has scored at least 10 runs in its last five victories.

    Against the Cougars, the Trojans scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second in taking a 7-1 lead.

  • Trojans beat Trask in softball

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Trask 5-4 in eight innings in a non-conference softball game April 21 at West.

    West scored the winning run when pinch runner Christian Strickland scored from third after a passed ball. Randaisa Daniels was at bat.

    Strickland was running for Izzy Smeltzer, who had singled. Strickland advanced to third on a hit by Cierra Watts.

    West scored three runs in the first on a home run by McKenzie Benton.

  • VIDEO: J.C. Smith wins the 200...

    J.C. Smith wins the 200 at the county meet.

  • VIDEO: Jelonnie Smith wins the...

    Jelonnie Smith wins the 100 at county meet.

  • VIDEO: Sharyah Anderson wins 110...

    Sharyah Anderson wins the 100-meter hurdles at the county meet.

  • County track photos

    LELAND — The three county high schools participated April 21 in the annual county track and field meet at North Brunswick High School.

    Jayhlen Washington had the two most notable performances of the meet. He won the 100-meter hurdles in a school-record 14.2 seconds. And Washington long jumped 24 feet, 6 inches, the longest distance in the state this season, North coach Garry Bishop said.

    Washington also won the triple jump (47-9).

    Teammate Ke’Andre Yeoman won the 300 hurdles (40.2). Cameron Barnhill won the 100 (10.8).

  • West Brunswick graduate Padgett...

    East Carolina redshirt senior Kayla Padgett, a West Brunswick graduate, has been named the American Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week April 5 for the second time this season, according to an announcement by the league Tuesday. Padgett also earned the honor back on March 22.

    Padgett tossed a personal-best 65.25 meters in the hammer throw event at the Florida Relays. The mark is the top in the AAC and the NCAA East Region as well as the third best in the nation.

  • West Brunswick track photos

    In a track and field meet April 20 with Hoggard and Laney, West Brunswick teams finished third.

    Individually, West Brunswick was 1-2-3 in the boys’ shot put: Taye Vereen (40 feet, 7 inches), LeGarick Jeffries (38-6) and Monty Stanley (37-3).

    Xavier Gause won the triple jump (42-10). Brandyn Parker was third (38-9).

    Gause won the long jump (20-7). Tyler Stanley was third (19-5.5.)

    Stanley won the high jump (6-2).

    Stanley was second in the 100 (10.89 seconds) and Tariq Thomas was fourth (11.40).

  • Trojans’ Daniels signs with...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Randaisa Daniels signed a letter of intent April 20 to accept a scholarship to attend Johnson C. Smith University and play softball.

    “My main reason I picked Johnson C. Smith is because it is close enough for home visits if I get homesick,” he said. “And they have a really great athletic program.

    “I plan to study biology. I want to be a dentist.”