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Today's Sports

  • West football fundraiser May 20...

     A fundraising night for the West Brunswick High School football team will take place during 5-9 p.m. May 20 at Planet Fun. Planet Fun and Starz Grille will donate a portion of the spending to the West football team. Those who buy a $10 gift card will receive a free $10 bonus game card. Starz Grille prices cut 20 percent during the fundraiser.

  • Defense, bunts lead West...

     West got spectacular defense in the first five innings and then used three bunts to take the lead in the sixth to beat Havelock 3-2 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs May 13 at West.

    West, 18-4, will play a second-round game on Tuesday at home (foe not yet determined).

  • South loses in first round of...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Lady Cougars’ soccer team lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to West Carteret Wednesday evening in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South freshman Caitlin Vereen scored the first goal of the game at 35 minutes, 45 seconds.

    The West Carteret team, who usually scores a lot of goals, managed two in the first half for a 2-1 lead.

  • Gause’s persistence rewarded...

     Breana Gause is proof that if you put your mind to doing well in something, success will follow.

    Gause, who admitted she was “horrible” the first time she played volleyball, signed a letter of intent May 13 to play volleyball at North Carolina A&T University.

    Gause, who also excels in track and basketball, had others offers, but the inspiration for her decision to choose A&T was her mom, Terressa Gause.

  • BCC hires new volleyball coach

     Melissa Everitt, a former junior college volleyball player with local and national connections, is the new volleyball coach at Brunswick Community College.

    She takes over from Stephanie McMullan, who coached the team the first two seasons of its existence.

     “I went to a community college, so I know all about what a community college stands for,” Everitt said. “So it’s really neat for me to be here.”

    Everitt attended a community college in North Platte, Neb.

  • North’s Lemanski accepts job at...

     

     

    A new challenge and the opportunity to be closer to family have led Travis Lemanski to resign as the boys’ basketball coach at North Brunswick High School and accept the same job at St. Pauls High School.

    “It’s time for me to move on,” Lemanski said. “I have been here 10 years. My wife is a native of Robeson County, so we’re trying to relocate closer to her family.”

    Lemanski was officially hired by the school board May 11.

  • West’s girls win in soccer...

     

     Julianna Zio scored twice in the first half and set a season scoring record as the West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat Triton 2-0 May 12 in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    Zio, a sophomore, now has 18 goals this season.

    The playoff victory also was the first for the girls’ soccer program

     “They are all very excited,” West coach Laura Hickman said. “We’re just so proud. They have really exceeded our expectations this year.

  • Soccer playoffs begin May 12

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team begins the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs 6 p.m. May 12 at home against Triton. West is 10-6-2. Triton is 4-8.

  • Concealed carry permit for...

    A change in federal law that allows firearms in many national parks does not include state parks and forests or other state recreational areas, including game lands.
    According to the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of Interior, people who can legally possess firearms under federal and state law can now possess those firearms in the national parks in that state. This pertains to anyone with a concealed carry permit.

  • McCumbee finishes 28th

    After starting in the back row, Chad McCumbee raced to a 28th-place finish Friday night in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway.
    In his second Nationwide Series race of the season, McCumbee started 42nd out of 43 cars. He averaged nearly 166 mph during the race in The GPS Store/Garmin Ford.