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Today's Sports

  • Wally Kamfolt, West slam North...

    LELAND—Wally Kamfolt hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 11-3 in a nonconference baseball game March 10.

    Kamfolt finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a grand slam and five RBIs. Jay Gause also homered in West’s last game before the conference season began.

    Two other Trojans had multiple hits: Blain Turner, the No. 9 hitter, singled and doubled in four at-bats and catcher Josh Powell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. He also threw a runner trying to steal second base in the first inning.

  • West sweeps North, South; now 5-0

    LELAND—The West Brunswick girls’ softball team needed just one inning to score four runs as it defeated rival North 6-1 March 10.

    Stacy Jackson started things for West with a walk and promptly stole second. The speedy Jackson continued running all the way home on an overthrow and West had a 1-0 lead.

  • Season creates memories

    Some thoughts about the basketball and wrestling seasons:

    Most entertaining team: A young North Brunswick girls’ basketball team showed it has the talent to be dominating, but lack of consistency for what essentially was a junior varsity was the key factor in many of its losses. The Scorpions reached the second round of state playoffs. They should be fun to watch next season.

  • West starts season 3-0

    After the West Brunswick High School softball team improved to 3-0 by beating South Columbus 14-4 Monday afternoon, West coach Joe Noble succinctly assessed his team:

    “Right now, when you’re hitting the ball the way we are and scoring as many runs as we’re scoring—and Carly (White) is pitching the way she is pitching—it’s kind of hard to lose.”

  • West Brunswick's Trojans...

    The West Brunswick baseball team played county rivals North Brunswick and South Brunswick as it opened the 2009 high school baseball season.

    West lost 5-2 to North on March 4 but on Friday West beat South 9-2.

    WEST 9

    SOUTH 2

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West scored its first two runs in the top of the second inning. Nick Napolitano reached base on an error and Blain Turner singled. After a successful double steal, an overthrow and a single by Brock Holmes, West led 2-0.

  • King's home run leads BCC...

    Jeremy King’s three-run home run in the fifth inning drove in the winning runs in BCC’s 10-8 victory Saturday against Harford Community College in the first game of a weekend series.

    Harford, which is in Bel Air, Md., entered the game 3-1. BCC improved to 9-4.

    BCC trailed 8-7 in the bottom fifth but Drew Alford led off with walk and, with one out, T.J. Overman walked. King, who had struck out of his previous three at-bats, then homered.

  • BCC's season ends in Region...

    Top-seeded Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team lost 79-71 to No. 5 seed Cape Fear in a semifinal Friday of the Region X championship tournament.

    BCC, the regular-season champion playing its second game in its new gym, finishes the season 24-7.

    Cape Fear (20-12) beat No. 3 seed Clinton Junior College in the title game and advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association national basketball tournament. The five-day tourney will be played March 17-21 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Kansas.

  • Regional loss ends South's...

    The South Brunswick boys’ basketball season ended March 5 in a 53-46 loss to Pittsboro Northwood in a Class AA Eastern Regional semifinal at Minges Coliseum on the ECU campus.

    South finishes the season 24-6.

    Northwood went on to win the regional, crushing East Duplin 59-21. East Duplin had beaten North Brunswick in the second round.

    South led 15-9 after the first quarter and 23-21 at the half. But Northwood outscored the Cougars 16-4 in the third quarter in taking a 37-27 lead.

  • Johnson sweeps sprints in track

    West Brunswick’s Josh Johnson won three events and qualified for the regionals in the 100 meters and the 200 meters in a track meet March 5 at Laney.

    West’s boys finished third in the four-team meet that also included Ashley and White Oak.

    Johnson also won the 400 meters.

    “An outstanding meet for our sprinters, with Josh Johnson leading the way,” coach Yogi Hickman said. “I have never seen anyone win those three events in a single meet before.

    West had one other winner, Dylan Bowman in the discus.

  • West beats South 6-3 in tennis...

    West Brunswick won four singles matches and went on to beat South Brunswick 6-3 in a nonconference tennis dual Monday afternoon at West.

    After the singles portion West had a 4-2 lead as Caleb Hawkins (West) defeated Thomas Lloyd (6-2, 6-3), Jonas Gilbert (South) defeated Brian Conness 6-3, 6-4, Alex Humbert (West) defeated Elias Gilbert 6-3, 6-0, Edwin Bennett (South) defeated Brighton Mintz 6-3, 6-1, Neil Mintz (West) defeated Patrick Evans 6-0, 6-2, and Mason McCullough (West) defeated Dylan Trap 6-0, 6-4.