Today's Sports

  • County athletes win seven...

     Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.

    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.

    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • Price, South Brunswick open...

     SOUTH BOILING SPRINGS—The South Brunswick Cougars advanced to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs Friday night by defeating South Johnston 2-1.

    The pitching of Mark Price and the defense, most notably from shortstop Gary Williams, propelled the Cougars in their 2-1 victory.

    Price, known to be a groundball-type pitcher, went the full seven innings for the Cougars, allowing seven hits and one run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • North Brunswick’s Kearney third...

     North Brunswick’s Josh Kearney finished third in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A track and field championships Saturday at N.C. A&T University.

    Kearney cleared 12 feet. Top-seeded Alex Lomax dominated the competition, winning the state championship with a vault of 14 feet. Teammate Jeese Poovey was second  (13-0).

    North had two other competitors.

  • Croatan ends North Brunswick’s...

     LELAND—Two Croatan pitchers, one pitching with a knee injury and the other sidelined earlier in the year by a knee injury, held North Brunswick to two hits as Croatan beat the Scorpions 4-3 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A baseball playoffs Friday night.

    North, the top 2A seed in the Waccamaw Conference, ends its season 16-5. Croatan entered the game 10-11 and seeded fifth from its conference.

  • West coaches honor football...

     The West Brunswick High School football staff honored its top players during an awards banquet May 13 at West.

    Thirteen players made either first- or second-team all-conference: Quan Bates, Maverick Pate, Bradley Bell, Dylan Bowman, Alfy Hill, Nick Napolitano, Jamyan Johnson, Brian Lewis, John Harmon, Will McKeithan, James Johnson, Corey Bell and Kendrick Morgan.

    In addition, at least five have accepted college offers: Hill from Alabama, Bowman from Liberty, Napolitano from Wingate, Harmon from Western Carolina and Pate from Butte Community College.

  • West Brunswick wins Waccamaw...


     With student-athletes who excelled in the classroom as well as on the field, West Brunswick has won the Wachovia Cup for the 2009-10 Waccamaw Conference sports season.

    “This is the first time we have ever (won) it,” West athletics director John Floyd said.

    West won by two points, and Floyd said winning the cup was a goal he set for his coaches and the student-athletes at the start of the school year.

  • 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.