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Today's Sports

  • Gators gobble up Scorpions

    LELAND—The Gators of East Columbus used an old-school single-wing formation in beating the North Brunswick Scorpions 27-13 Friday night.

    This formation is rarely used in high school football. This offense really has no quarterback, and all four running backs take direct snaps from center.

  • West volleyball team defeats...

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.

  • Lady Trojans get first victory...

    The West Brunswick girls’ tennis won for the first time this season, routing East Bladen 9-0.

    “I am very happy for all the girls,” West coach Scott Mehalick said. “They been doing what it takes to win.

    In singles, Gabrial Sanders beat Paige Huggins 6-0, 6-0. Aimee Rourk beat Christen McKiner 6-0, 6-0. Jordan Sanchez beat Emmy Corbett 6-2, 6-1. Taylor Madison beat Monae Newkirk 6-0, 6-0. Lesile Cao beat Haley Baldwin 6-0, 6-0. Katie Fike beat Megan Atkinson 6-0, 6-0.

  • Laney JV uses big plays to hand...

    WILMINGTON—The Laney Buccaneers made several big plays to hold off a feisty West Brunswick squad for a 27-13 victory Thursday night. Laney seized control of the game early in the first quarter and never relinquished the lead.

    For West (2-1), undermanned because of some key injuries and varsity call-ups, the loss was the first of the season.

  • Anglers get ready for the big...

    We’ve had our first showing of spot on the piers, and anglers are poised for the big fall spot run.

    Last year was a disappointment, but there seems to be good signs this season will be better. Fall pier fishing remains a simple and rewarding fishing experience that brings out the kid in all of us.

  • West wins home opener; North...

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    Playing before its largest home crowd in two seasons, the West Brunswick High School football team beat Laney 31-7 Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Trojans (2-1) scored on their first four possessions in the first half, and the defense recovered two fumbles in the first half, as West took a 24-0 lead at halftime.

    In all, West’s defense forced four turnovers, giving it 11 for the season.

  • Lady Trojans sweep East Bladen

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.

  • Alfy Hill decides Alabama is...

    As someone who is in a hurry on the football field, it is no surprise West Brunswick High School senior Alfy Hill made his decision Sept. 9 about where he will attend college: Alabama.

    The commitment is not binding. High school football players do not sign letters of intent until February. But Hill wanted to end the recruiting frenzy so he could concentrate on his schoolwork and his senior year of football.

  • West blanks South for first...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 16-0 Friday for its first victory of the 2009 football season.

    West’s passing game was the key to the victory. Quarterback Quan Bates threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Reaves in the second quarter for the Trojans’ first score. Halfback Maverick Pate threw a 30-yard pass to Bradley Bell to set up a 21-yard field goal by Corey Bell with 69 seconds left in the third quarter. Pate, who gained 122 yards on 16 carries, scored West’s final touchdown on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter.

  • South tennis team improves to 2-0

    The South Brunswick girls’ tennis team began its 2009 conference season by beating Whiteville 6-3 Sept. 1 and West 8-1 Sept. 3.

    South won five of the six singles matches.

    At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Brooke Palmer 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2, Tori Hall beat Sarah Royal 6-2, 7-6 (4). At No. 4, Sarah Brock beat Olivia Butler 6-2, 6-0. At No. 5, Hillary Walker beat Allison Royal 6-3, 6-2. At No. 6, Tiffany Capps beat Jacqueline Rapeley 6-1, 6-0.

    Whiteville’s Ginni Lane won at No. 3 singles, beating LeighAnn Scheetz in the closest singles match, 5-7, 6-4, 10-6.