Today's Sports

  • West, North in football playoffs

    West Brunswick has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3AA football state playoffs, which begin Friday, Nov. 13. The Trojans (5-6) will play at Terry Sanford in Fayetteville (10-1). West is seeded last and Sanford No. 1 in the 16-team East bracket.

    North Brunswick has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2AA football state playoffs. The Scorpions will play at Clinton (8-2) on Friday, Nov. 13. North is seeded No. 13 and Clinton No. 4 in the 16-team East bracket.


  • Scorpions’ soccer season ends in...

    TOWN CREEK — Croatan beat North Brunswick 3-2 Saturday, Nov. 7,  at the Town Creek Park soccer field in the second round of the state soccer playoffs.

    The Cougars scored all their goals in the second half as they improved to 11-9-3 and moved on to the third round. North finishes the season 13-8-2.

  • Bryant, Scorpions rally but lose...

    LELAND — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 28-15 Friday, Nov. 6, in the final game of the East Central Conference football season.

    East Duplin finishes 4-1 in the conference, 8-3 overall; North is 2-3, 5-5.

    Each team has qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A football state playoffs, which begin Nov. 13.

    East Duplin controlled most of the game. Using its running attack behind a big offensive line, the Panthers built a 21-0 lead early in the third quarter. For the game they rushed 57 times and gained 324 yards.

  • Trojans lose to top-seeded team...

    WILSON — James Baxter Hunt Jr. High School beat West Brunswick 4-2 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A soccer state playoffs Nov. 5.

    Hunt, the top seed in the East bracket, improved to 22-1-1. The Trojans, seeded last, finish the season 9-13.

    Hunt, which started six seniors, scored four goals in the first half.

  • Scorpions win opener in soccer...

    TOWN CREEK — North Brunswick beat Greene Central (Snow Hill) 4-0 in a first-round game Nov. 4 of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A soccer state playoffs.

    “Not 100 percent sure, but this might have been the first playoff victory in school history for soccer,” North Brunswick athletics director Randy Fennell said.

  • Profiles of Beacon Tournament of...

    This was a banner year for our women’s golf club champions. Nine of our ladies repeated their victory from last year. Some have won it several times before. Mona Dye Boob from Brierwood has won its women’s club championship an astonishing 10 years in a row.   

    We also have some new winners this year. Lyn Howell (Brick Landing), Jayla Rogers (Magnolia Greens), Judy Harlow (Ocean Ridge) and Carol Davies Lilly (St. James) are Brunswick County Club Champions for the first time. Rogers is 14 and is a First Tee of Brunswick County golfer.

  • Fishing in the U.S. Open King...

    Halloween weekend provided many Brunswick County fishermen with ample opportunities to get in on some late fall offshore fishing. The weather forecasters were a bit off on the marine forecast Friday, Oct. 30, yet it didn’t stop avid anglers from venturing to the Gulf Stream.

  • Recreational commercial gear...

    This is a quote by Dr. Louis Daniel, director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries: “A gill net ban is a failure of fisheries management.” (Cited from facebook.com/ncfisherymanagementandyou.)


  • Laney defeats Trojans 28-6 in...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    WILMINGTON — Laney beat West Brunswick 28-6 in the final football game of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference for the Trojans.

    The loss dropped West to 2-4 in the conference, 5-6 overall. Laney is 3-2, 4-6.

    The loss also dropped West’s seeding for the state football playoffs. The official brackets are expected to be released Nov. 8. 

    Laney scored on its opening possession on a 34-yard run with 9 minutes, 56 seconds left in the quarter.

  • Topsail defeats Trojans 3-1 in...

    SHALLOTTE — Topsail defeated West Brunswick 3-1 in a Mideastern Conference boys’ soccer game Oct. 27 between class 3A teams at West Brunswick.

    The victory avenged a 2-1 loss Oct. 1. The two teams finished 3-9 in the conference. In a game for playoff seeding played Friday, Oct. 30, at Ashley High School, West lost 1-0 to the Pirates.

    In the game Oct. 27, Topsail scored first, about 10 minutes into the game.

    The Trojans tied the score about 40 seconds later on a goal by senior Tristan Murphy. Senior Porfirio Bautista had the assist.