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  • Tourney site changed for Region...

     

    Because of water on the Grainger Stadium field in Kinston from Tropical Storm Ana, the Region 10/Southeast District Tournament has been moved to Hooker Field in Martinsville, VA.  Hooker Field is the home field for Patrick Henry Community College and is artificial turf.  All remaining games will be played there. The field is a three-hour trip for the teams from Kinston.

     

     

  • VIDEO: Lady Trojans defeat...

     HAMPSTEAD — West Brunswick beat Topsail 8-4 in nine innings and won the Mideastern 3A/4A championship softball tournament May 7.

    McKenzie Benton hit a two-run home run and Leilani Emile hit a home run — both in the first inning — but it was Haley Long’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth that clinched the victory.

  • Three Lady Trojans to play...

     SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick senior softball players made known their college intentions May 6 in a signing ceremony at the school.

    Second baseman Ashley Smith, pursuing a pharmacy degree, and first baseman Leilani Emile, majoring in business and marketing, will attend William Peace University in Raleigh.

    Outfielder Ariana Thomas, who will attend Columbia (S.C.) College, hasn’t decided whether to pursue a degree in biology or study to become a chiropractor.

  • North Brunswick wins ECC...

     LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Duplin 10-1 May 5 and won the East Central Conference championship.

    The Scorpions finished 9-1 and are 16-5 overall. This is their second straight ECC title. They were 8-2 last year.

    “It’s pretty exciting, obviously,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “The girls have worked extremely hard, especially coming into a new conference. They have done a great job of adjusting and coming out ready to play, especially with the conference trips that we have to take.

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick Scorpions...
  • 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.