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Today's Sports

  • Trojans beat Ashley on Senior...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Ashley Screaming Eagles 10-2 Friday to clinch the Mideastern 3A/4A conference title and home field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.

    It was an emotional night as the four senior players on the team — Haley Long, McKenzie Benton, Mackenzie Williams and Emily Clemmons — were recognized in a pregame ceremony, along with their parents, for their contributions to the team in their four years at West Brunswick.

  • Beeler’s one-hitter clinches tie...

    BY Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    Hampstead — The West Brunswick Trojan softball team took a major step toward winning the Mideastern 3A/4A title by defeating the Topsail Pirates on their home field 1-0 April 25.  This was Topsail’s second conference loss of the season, both losses to West Brunswick. The Trojans have one loss and a victory against Ashley April 28at home will give the Trojans the conference title.

  • Three West Brunswick lacrosse...

    SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick lacrosse players publicly announced their college choices April 27.

    J.T. Long signed with Averett University, which begins its first men’s lacrosse season in 2018. Long is an attackman.

    West is in its third year of lacrosse.

    “We were looking for leadership,” West coach Steve Corbett said, “and we had a number of boys who actually exhibited it. One has stood out very well: J.T. Long.

  • Four West Brunswick baseball...

    SHALLOTTE — Four West Brunswick baseball players publicly accepted college offers April 27 at West.

    Pitcher Johnathan Carlyle has signed with USC Upstate.

    “It’s a good school,” Carlyle said. “They have nice facilities. Great coaches. I just felt I could fit in there.”

    Through 20 games this season, Carlyle is 2-2 with two saves. Carlyle has an ERA of 1.34. He has pitched 52.1 innings, striking out 48 and walking 21.

    He is batting .500 (26 for 52 with nine doubles) with 18 RBIs, the most for the Trojans.

  • Woodard to play basketball for...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Josh Woodard publicly accepted an offer April 27 from Brunswick Community College.

    Woodard is a 6-foot-6, 200-pound forward.

    “He was a varsity player for almost four full years, and that’s rare for almost any kid,” said Chris Surigao, West assistant basketball coach. “He led West Brunswick to probably the best records we ever had, except those years when we won the state title. The legacy he left here will, hopefully, translate to the younger guys that are coming up.”

  • Two West Brunswick football...

    SHALLOTTE — Two West Brunswick football players publicly accepted offers April 27 from colleges.

    LeGarick Jeffries signed with Chowan University. Jeffries (6 feet, 260 pounds) was a second-team all-conference lineman in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Chowan competes in the CIAA and was 4-3 last year. Overall, Chowan was 6-4 last year and had a winning record for the second consecutive year, a first in Chowan's NCAA Division II era. 

  • West Brunswick beats Topsail 3-0...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat Topsail 3-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game April 25 at West.

    The victory gave West a 4-0 record against Topsail and South, the other 3A teams in the conference. The Trojans are 4-5-1 in the MEC, 10-5-1 overall.

    Topsail is 0-8-1 in the conference, 4-8-5 overall.

    “I didn’t realize they were plagued with injuries,” West coach Richard Dominguez said. “They were thin. But they still played hard. Fortunately for us, we came out on top.”

  • Two West golfers, two South...

    Two West Brunswick golfers and two South Brunswick golfers have qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    The regional, May 2 at Lane Tree Golf Course in Goldsboro, is a qualifier for the state championship tournament the following week.

    The four golfers qualified for the regional in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship tournament April 25 at Magnolia Greens.

    South freshman Walker Isley shot a 1-over par 73 on the 6,280-yard course and finished second overall. Junior teammate Xavier Williams shot a 79.

  • What to do to fish in the wind
  • Patience is key for spring...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishing and spring break commotion have seemed to subside with the wind and rain our county has endured. Last week, it seemed more like summer with the many visitors to Brunswick County islands and the warm temperatures. Yet this week, tempo has slowed as we all wait for more good weather to go fishing again.