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  • Allen named top player in AAC...

     

    Hed: Allen named top player in AAC tourney

     

    Staff Report

    Tournament Most Outstanding Player Hunter Allen went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and pitcher Nick Durazo worked five innings of one-hit shutout relief as No. 2-seeded East Carolina was a 9-1 winner against top-seeded Houston on Sunday, May 24, in winning the American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

  • VIDEO: Scorpions win another...

     

    GREENSBORO — North Brunswick won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A boys’ track-and-field state championship Saturday, May 16, at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina State A&T University.

    The victory was North’s second straight outdoor title. Including indoor titles, the Scorpions, coached by Garry Bishop, have won four straight track state championships.

  • Washington earns Most Valuable...

      GREENSBORO — North Brunswick sophomore Jayhlen Washington won the Most Valuable Athlete award in the state track meet with an effort most appreciated by his coach.

    Washington scored 28 of the Scorpions’ 53 points in leading the Scorpions to their second straight NCHSAA Class 2A outdoor track state championship. He won the long jump and the triple jump. He was second in the 110-meter hurdles. And he was running the final lap in his final event, the four-by-200, until he pulled a hamstring, ending what already was a memorable day.

  • Cheers to play in all-star...

     West Brunswick senior Gray Cheers has been selected to play in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star men’s basketball game.

    The game features some of the top graduated senior basketball players in the state.

    The basketball game will be played July 20 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

    Cheers is one of 10 players on the East roster, which includes Hoggard’s Trae Bryant and Whiteville’s Shaun Kirk. Cheers will continue his basketball career at Hampden-Sydney.

  • 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.