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Today's Sports

  • Valerio leads West to another...

    Roberto Valerio paced the West Brunswick boy’s cross-country team to victory in a three-team conference meet in 80-degree weather Oct. 13 at West.

    Valerio was unchallenged in winning the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 50 seconds. He was one of five West runners in the top 10. His finish on the track at M.H. Rourk Stadium was cheered on by a corridor of West students, a scene of school spirit rarely seen at any cross-country meet at any school.

    Teammate John Frink was third in 18:58, his best finish of the season.

  • South golfers win conference...

    Leslie Johnson of West Brunswick and Molly Gore of South Brunswick shot 49s and tied for first in the Waccamaw Conference championship golf tournament Oct. 12 at the St. James Founders Course.

    Rain shortened the tournament to nine holes.

    South, with no seniors on its team, won the tournament and qualified for the regional Oct. 20 at Goldsboro Municipal Golf course. Johnson, a sophomore, also qualified.

  • Whiteville beats West Brunswick...

    WHITEVILLE—A controversial two-point conversion in overtime gave Whiteville a 22-21 victory over West Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night at Legion Stadium.

    The referee hesitated before making a call on the play—a fake extra-point kick—that ended at the corner of the goal line at the Whiteville sideline.

    “He did not know what to call,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said.

    When the official signaled a score, Wolfpack players on the field ran to their teammates on the sideline in celebration.

  • Scorpions sting Stallions on...

    LELAND—You could see and feel the happiness and relief on coach Garry Bishop’s face. He was shaking hands with everyone. He hugged his assistant coaches.

    “The kids never gave up,” he said after his North Brunswick football team upset perennial power South Columbus 27-21 in overtime Friday night.

    “This is one of our better wins for the program. We played with confidence. They are one of the elite programs in our conference, and it does a lot for our program.”

  • Bland's rushing leads...

    Sophomore running back Justin Bland scored on a 47-yard touchdown run a minute into West Brunswick’s junior varsity football game Oct. 15 against Whiteville. This was a sign of things to come from Bland and the Trojans, who held off a late rally to preserve the 27-14 victory.

  • Lancaster, S.C., teen wins...

    Sixteen-year-old Wylie Penegar, a runner-up last year in the Oyster Festival 6.2-mile race, finished first Saturday by five seconds in the 157-runner race at Ocean Isle Beach.

    In cool, overcast weather, Penegar, of Lancaster, S.C., finished in 35 minutes, 56 seconds. He beat fellow Lancaster runner Drew Burns, 17, by five seconds.

    The top woman runner was Andrea Rene, of Wilmington. Rene, 30, finished in 41:30 and was seventh overall.

    The top county runner was Dale Waters, of Leland. Waters, 44, finished in 41:25 and was sixth overall.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South Brunswick...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick volleyball team won a first-round match in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs Saturday against North Lenoir.

    The Cougars won 25-23, 24-26, 24-17, 25-22. South (13-6) was scheduled to play a second-round match Oct. 27 (foe not yet determined).

  • Phillips qualifies for state 3A...

    South Brunswick sophomore Summer Phillips has qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A tennis tournament.

    Phillips beat C.B. Aycock’s Hollie Baker 6-4, 6-1 in a quarterfinal of the Class 3A East Regional Friday at Barton College to qualify for the state tournament, which takes place this week in Burlington.

    Phillips, unbeaten as a No. 1 singles player in the Waccamaw Conference, opened the tourney by beating Hayley Stowe of Washington 6-4, 6-4.

  • North's scorpions win three...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick won its third straight conference football game, beating South Brunswick 24-14 Friday.

    “It felt good tonight,” said North quarterback A.J. Perkins, whose passing was one the keys to the Scorpions’ victory. “We feel if we have the ball near the red zone, we can put it in.”

    The victory put North at 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall.

    South, hurt by two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties and two fumbles, dropped to 2-2 in the conference, 4-4 overall.

  • Hilliard, South's girls win...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Freshman Carmen Hilliard led the South Brunswick girls’ cross-country team to a first-place finish in the Waccamaw Conference championship meet Oct. 20 at South.

    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 23 seconds. (Her time missed a top-10 finish in the boys’ race by 10 seconds.)

    Hilliard beat season-long rival Crista Gregg of North Brunswick by 51 seconds.