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Today's Sports

  • JV Trojans struggle offensively...

    DUBLIN—The West Brunswick junior varsity football team had plenty of opportunities to steal a win Oct. 29 at West Bladen, but penalties and turnovers proved costly for the Trojans in an 18-9 loss.

    The Trojans struggled offensively throughout the game but had a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. A halfback pass by running back Phillip Gause was intercepted by West Bladen and the Knights scored two plays later to preserve the victory.

  • Team effort gives underdog...

    The Cedar Grove Bulldog football team crushed Burgaw 30-14 Oct. 29.

    “The offensive line blocked well for the hard running of Avion Slappy, who ran for two touchdowns, Demaria Evans, who ran for one touchdown, and Tayevonne Evans, who also ran for a touchdown,” coach Toby Kasell said.

    Gray Cheers threw for three two-point conversions, completing passes to Antonio Clarida, Kevin Sullivan and Evans.

    The defense played tough, Kasell said, allowing two touchdowns and shutting out Burgaw in the second half.

  • Pileup ends McCumbee's race

    After racing hard all day long, Chad McCumbee had positioned his No. 07 tiwi Chevy right where he wanted it for the sprint to the finish of the Mountain Dew 250 Presented by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at the Talladega Superspeedway.

    However, McCumbee’s fortunes quickly changed with four laps to go, when he was caught in the middle of an eight-truck pileup that relegated the SS Green Light Racing entry to a 24th-place finish. He earned $13,380. This season he has won $239,099.

  • West Brunswick soccer team wins...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick soccer team beat South Brunswick 3-1 Oct. 28 to win its first conference championship in school history.

    “It was great effort by the entire team,” conference championship coach Tripp Smith said moments after he received the celebratory dousing of ice water. “I am very pleased with them.”

  • West Brunswick rallies in second...

    DUPLIN—West Brunswick scored four goals in the second half and goalkeeper Josh Cortes stopped a penalty kick as the Trojans beat West Bladen 4-1 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Oct. 22.

    Chip Mendoza had two assists and a goal in the victory, which kept the Trojans in first place in the conference (6-1-1) with two games left in the conference season.

  • West Brunswick beats Whiteville...

    Corey Bell’s goal in the final two minutes gave the West Brunswick boys’ soccer team a 2-1 victory over Whiteville on senior night Oct. 29.

    West, which had clinched the Waccamaw Conference title the night before by beating South Brunswick, finished 8-1-1 in the conference. The victory also avenged West’s only conference loss, 2-1 Sept. 21 at Whiteville.

    Coach Tripp Smith’s Trojans, 10-7-2 overall, open the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at home against White Oak.

  • 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.”