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Today's Sports

  • PHOTOS: County high schools...

     North Brunswick, South Brunswick and West Brunswick golfers competed in the Lockwood Folly Invitational on Monday, March 26. 

  • A trainer, fan, friend and...

     SHALLOTTE - When games have finished, parents of players and supporters of the program speak about the players and their accomplishments on that particular night or a coach’s wise decision to make the right move at the right time that led to a thrilling victory.

    It’s not often those same folks will mention, much less praise, the work of that team’s athletic trainer, who spent hours prior to the game preparing for the event and time following the game cleaning up and getting ready for the next contest.

  • Wilson’s grand blast highlights...

    WILMINGTON - After dropping its first conference game of the season, West Brunswick’s varsity softball team is now the winner of three straight games overall following a 19-0 bludgeoning of New Hanover on Thursday, March 22, in Wilmington.

    Sophomore Hailey Wilson belted a grand slam in a six-run third inning for the Trojans, who improved to 4-1 with the lopsided victory.

    Junior right-hander Morgan Beeler earned the win, tossing two innings of no-hit ball with one walk and five strikeouts.

  • "It’s home:" Hickman...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick High School has pegged a former Trojan its next head coach of the football program.

    Brett Hickman, who played for West from 2000-03, has accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater, athletic director Jimmy Fletcher confirmed this week.

    The position became available following the Jan. 22 resignation of Kelly Williamson, who had been head coach of the Trojans since 2015.

  • Abbott’s two goals not enough as...

     West Brunswick’s men’s lacrosse team has improved dramatically in the last few seasons, but the young program is still experiencing growing pains competing in one of the toughest lacrosse leagues in the Tar Heel State in the Mideastern Conference.

    The Trojans got another taste of the stiff competition in an 18-3 loss at the hands of New Hanover on Friday, March 23, at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    Senior Chris Abbott scored two goals, while sophomore William Pickard registered a season-high 25 saves for the Trojans.

  • Sturdivant earns player-of-the-...

     West Brunswick goalkeeper Joi Sturdivant garnered player-of-the-week accolades after a pair of strong performances against Ashley on March 13 and Laney on March 15, women’s soccer coach Mike Adcock said.

    “Joi made some incredible saves,” the head coach added. “She’s been really solid in the net for us.” 

  • Local boys lead Dolphins to two-...

    Hunter Ashburn and Zach Johnson gave opponents headaches in recent years as members of the West Brunswick High School varsity baseball team.

    The dynamic local duo are continuing wreak havoc on opposing pitching, but they’re now doing at the junior college level for head coach Robbie Allen’s Brunswick Community College Dolphins.

    Ashburn and Johnson combined to go 7-for-10 with a home run and five RBI in a 10-1 victory Saturday, March 24, over New River Community College (Va.) on Saturday, March 24, in Supply.

  • Bats power Dolphins to series...

     After struggling out of the gate to an 8-8 start through the season’s first month, the Brunswick Community College baseball squad has rebounded in a big way with victories in six of its last seven games.

    The hot streak continued last weekend when the Dolphins powered their way to a 16-8 series-clinching victory over Southeastern Community College on Sunday, March 18.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn, who started Sunday’s series finale at catcher, clubbed a three-run home run and scored a trio of runs to lead BCC.

  • You win some, you lose some and...

     See the headline?

    That’s what my father used to tell me when I competed in youth sports. If you’re going to lace ‘em up and compete in athletics, you better learn quickly how to handle defeat.

    I’m sure Carolina fans around this area aren’t in the best of moods after this past Sunday’s shellacking at the hands of a remarkably athletic Texas A&M squad.

    Let’s call it what it was.

  • Trojan baseball team drops two...

     West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team fell to 4-5 overall after dropping two of three games last week.

    The Trojans nearly avenged an earlier loss to North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) during a tightly-contested game Saturday, March 17, at Mike Alderson Field in Shallotte.

    West Brunswick held a one-run, 2-1 lead with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, but the Chiefs tied the game with a two-out, run-scoring single to force extra innings.