Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

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  • Trojans win 17th straight game

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick won 10-0 in a five-inning baseball game April 19 at Laney, West’s 17th straight victory this season.

    West had nine hits and five walks. Johnathan Carlyle was 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Tyler Stanley had two RBIs. Owen McDowell was 2-for-3. Tristan Lewis stole three bases. Cam Davis walked twice and scored twice.

    Winning pitcher Dylan Jeffries, a freshman, gave up one hit in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

  • Laughter, tears as two North...

    LELAND — North Brunswick seniors Tasia Bolling and Jade D’Louhy signed letters of intent Friday to attend Johnson C. Smith University and play softball.

    “Great girls, probably two of the hardest-working kids I’ve had,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “Probably two of the most coachable kids I’ve had.

    “We put them all over the field, and they have done quite a bit — successfully.”

  • West beats Hoggard 10-2; Trojans...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Hoggard 10-2 Friday in a Mideaastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game on Mike Alderson Field.

    West’s 16th straight victory this season improved the Trojans to 6-0 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

    Johnathan Carlyle was the winning pitcher. He gave up four hits in six innings and two runs (one earned). He walked two and struck out six. Reliever Greg Noll struck out two batters. West made two errors.

    The Trojans scored in the first on a home run to right field by Tristan Lewis.

  • Morse throws no-hitter in...

    SHALLOTTE — Myah Morse threw a no-hitter as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 10-0 in five innings April 14.

    Morse walked three batters, hit two batters and struck out eight.

    “That’s by far the best game she’s thrown all year,” West coach Joe Noble said. “I’m proud of her. It comes at the right time. Topsail lost last night in the conference, so that means if we win out, we win the conference. It’s good time for her to start throwing (like that).

  • West swimmer Ruppart signs with...

    SHALLOTTE — Dustin Ruppart signed a letter of intent April 13 to attend Catawba College and compete in swimming.

    Ruppart is the first West Brunswick swimmer to sign with a college.

    “I like the school,” he said. “The campus is nice. They have the major that I’m looking for and I think that their program would put me on the right path to continue what I wanted to do, which is to become a chiropractor.”

    Swimming and academic scholarships will cut his tuition costs by more than 75 percent.

  • Cameryn Smith on Queens’...

    The Queens University of Charlotte women’s golf team won the South Atlantic Conference championship tournament April 13, the first SAC title for the program.

    West Brunswick graduate Cameryn Smith, a freshman, is a member of the championship team.

    The Royals shot a final-round 313 and finished at 938, four strokes ahead of

    2015 conference champion Carson-Newman College. The tourney had 11 teams.