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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick reaches title...

     West Brunswick reached the championship game of the Mideastern 3A/4A softball tournament by beating Laney 2-1 May 5.

    Leilani Emile was 2-for-3 and hit a solo home run to left center field that gave West a 2-0 lead. It was her seventh home run this season.

    West had five hits. Randaisa Daniels, Caroline Gore and McKenzie Benton also had hits.

    Gore was the winning pitcher, giving up nine hits in seven innings. She struck out two and walked one. Laney scored its run in the fifth.

  • Leadership: Allen credits many...

     Talk to Hunter Allen about baseball for a few minutes, and it becomes apparent why he is a co-captain of the East Carolina University baseball team.

    Whatever success he has had, he mentions those responsible. Whether is it is a state-championship winning high school baseball coach or an anonymous college athletic trainer, Allen will tell you how that person has helped him.

    And he does so as effortlessly as he swings his bat at a 90-mph fastball or as easily as he times his swing toward an off-speed curveball.

  • Trojans open conference tourney...

     The West Brunswick baseball team won its first-round game May 4 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship, beating Ashley 7-1.

    Hunter Ashburn was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Gray Cheers was 2-for-3 with a triple.

    West led 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth and scored four runs.

    With one out, Johnathan Carlyle was hit by a pitch, Cheers singled and Tyler Stanley walked. Ashburn drove in two runs, putting West ahead 5-1, and an error on the play allowed West to scored another run. The final run scored on a passed ball.

  • North’s Klutz strikes out 12 in...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick softball team beat Northside 10-0 in five innings May 4.

    North is 8-1 in the conference, 15-5 overall.

    Stacy Fodrie was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs.

    Kasey Klutz was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Preston Ellenberg was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.

    Raven Freeman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Klutz was the winning pitcher. She gave up one hit and struck 12.

     

  • West Brunswick golf team...

     The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished third in the NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional golf tournament May 4 and qualified for state.

    Corinth Holders was first (317), host Hunt second (328) and West third (331) in the 10-team tourney.

    West’s Drew Boyer shot a 79 and finished in a tie for seventh. Landon Patterson shot an 82. Dylan Howard shot an 84. Cole Snyder shot an 86. Tucker Vaughan shot an 88.

    South’s Xavier Williams shot an 81.

    The state tourney is May 11-12.

  • Alfy Hill to get tryout with...

    Alfy Hill has signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals and will get a chance to show his skills in a three-day camp.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, was a defensive end last season for Winston-Salem State University.

    Teammate and quarterback Phillip Sims also has signed with the Cardinals.

    The three-day camp begins Friday, May 8, and will be for the rookies, whether drafted or signed as undrafted free agents.

  • Lady Trojans win final game of...

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE —For her senior sendoff, she sent one out of the park.

    Leilani Emile blasted a two-run homer in West’s 8-4 win over Ashley on senior night, the last regular-season home game for five Trojan seniors, Thursday, April 30.

    Emile’s blast over the left-field fence was her sixth home run of the year.

  • Lenoir sweeps BCC in doubleheader

    Staff Report

    BCC lost 8-0 in eight innings and 18-5 in seven innings to Lenoir in a doubleheader Saturday, May 2, at Founders Field

    In the first game, BCC was held to one hit.

    In the second game, Lenoir scored nine runs in the top of the fourth inning on the way to the victory. BCC made four errors in the loss.

    The Dolphins had nine hits. Dillon Stewart was 3-for-4 with a triple. Chase Gehringer hit a home run in the bottom of the first. Nick Debo hit a double.

    BCC is 11-5 in region, 29-15 overall.

  • Scorpions’ Ramsey signs with...

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior basketball guard Nikayla Ramsey completed a celebratory signing form Friday, May 1, to attend Alverno College.

    Alverno is a Catholic women’s college in Milwaukee. The Inferno competes in NCAA Division III.

  • West’s Cheers to continue...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Gray Cheers has signed a letter of intent to attend Hampden-Sydney College.

    “They were the first school to talk to me,” he said Thursday, April 30. “I think it was my sophomore year.

    “All it was, was a letter. But it was still an honor to just to know that somebody was looking at me that early.