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Today's Sports

  • West track teams win 10 titles...

    The West Brunswick track and field teams won 10 championships in the season-ending Waccamaw Conference meet April 27 in Leland.
    Breana Gause is the conference champion in the long jump (16 feet, 6.5 inches) and the triple jump (35-6.5). Her triple jump would have placed fifth last year at the NCHSAA Class 3A state meet.
    Gause also ran on the championship 400 relay. She, J’Meisha Fullwood, Jasmine Jackson and Kayla McDaniel finished in 53.27 seconds.
    Jackson won the 400 in 64 seconds.

  • ‘Amazing group’ wins Waccamaw...


    Sophomore outfielder Jesse Simmons hit a grand slam as the West Brunswick baseball team clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship by routing Whiteville 19-2 in five innings Tuesday.
    Freshman outfielder Markel Jones also homered as every Trojan batter in the starting lineup got a hit. The 19 runs are the most West has scored this season.
    Winning pitcher Gavin Lane (6-1) threw a four-inning no-hitter. Gavin, a senior left-hander, walked four and struck out eight. Marquise Johnson pitched the last inning, giving up one hit and striking out two.

  • North avenges defeat by South

     LELAND—Kyle Hufham struck out nine batters in six innings as North Brunswick on Senior Night beat South Brunswick 11-3 in a Waccamaw Conference baseball game.

    Hufham gave up four hits, four walks and one earned run in the game Friday night.

    The victory avenged an extra-inning defeat earlier this season.

  • South beats West in soccer,...

     South Brunswick beat West 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game April 29 at West.

    The victory gave South a 4-0 record against county teams. The victory also kept South unbeaten in the conference (8-0) with two games left in the conference season.

    West’s conference record dropped to 5-4 in the conference. West is 9-5-2 overall.

  • West tennis team honors Caleb...

     The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team completed its regular season by beating South Columbus 7-2 April 28.

    Before the dual began, West honored Caleb Hawkins. He was West’s No. 1 singles player last year. He died in an auto wreck nearly a year ago in the same week of an NCHSSA tennis regional. Hawkins, a three-sport athlete, would have been a senior this year.

    “This was an emotional day as we remembered Caleb Hawkins before the match,” West coach Bob Bell said.

  • West’s Suttlemyre signs with BCC

     

     

     

    West Brunswick senior Sheena Suttlemyre signed a letter of intent April 28 to play basketball at Brunswick Community College.

    Suttlemyre is a three-sport athlete, but basketball has always been her favorite sport.

    “I’ve been playing it since I was 8 or 9,” she said.

    This season, she averaged averaged a team-high 11.2 points a game as a guard/forward and made All-Waccamaw Conference. She scored 258 of the West’s 1,140 points. She hit 22 of West’s 39 3-pointers.

  • BCC sweeps SCC; on verge of...

     Jay Cannon hit two home runs, Ryne Poplin hit his first home run this season—a game-ending three-run home run—and Ben Morris hit a grand slam as the Brunswick Community College baseball team swept Southeastern Community College 11-2 and 13-4 April 38 at West Brunswick High School.

    The victories cut BCC’s magic number to two for winning its first conference title.

    BCC, 19-2 in the conference, has four games left in the regular season. It plays a three-game series this weekend at second-place Lenoir Community College. BCC is 33-11 overall.

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 19-2,...

     Sophomore outfielder Jesse Simmons hit a grand slam as the West Brunswick baseball team clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship by routing Whiteville 19-2 in five innings Tuesday.

    Freshman outfielder Markel Jones also homered as every Trojan batter in the starting lineup got a hit. The 19 runs are the most West has scored this season.

    Winning pitcher Gavin Lane (6-1) threw a four-inning no-hitter. Gavin, a senior left-hander, walked four and struck out eight. Marquise Johnson pitched the last inning, giving up one hit and striking out two.

  • Home Depot makes donation

    Recently Al Arrigoni, executive director of TFTBC, received some good news. It came from Deborah Gassler, phone/service desk associate at the Home Depot in Shallotte.  Her son, Eric, is a sophomore at West Brunswick High School and an Eagle-level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played last week at Brierwood. Low gross: Randy Cogdill, Stu Cleveland, 85; Harry Haggerty, 87; Larry Cecil, 89. Low nets: Cecil, 64; Cleveland, 70. Team two low nets per hole: Cleveland, Haggerty and Cecil at 21-under par. Golfer of the week was Cecil.
    BRIERWOOD MGA