Today's Sports

  • West volleyball finishes...

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team ended its conference season by beating South Columbus 25-10, 25-23, 25-18 Oct. 19.

    West, 10-2 in the conference, 14-6 overall, will be host later this week to a state playoff match. Time, date and foe are not yet set.

    The Trojans took control in the first game when Jasmine Jackson took over serving with a 5-3 lead. Kayla Padgett and Paige Ward had hits and Jackson served a winner in a 5-0 run.

  • Hilliard dominates in winning...

     Running a time nearly 2 minutes faster than last year, South Brunswick High School sophomore Carmen Hilliard won the Waccamaw Conference girls’ championship cross-country race Oct. 19 at West Brunswick.

    Last year, she won the race in 21:23; this year, she won in 19:30, a 9 percent improvement.

    Hilliard’s main competition has come from herself: she won the race by 90 seconds. Her time would have placed her ninth in the boys’ race—good enough for all-conference honors.

  • West Brunswick boys win second...

     West Brunswick High School senior Roberto Valerio successfully his defended his Waccamaw Conference cross-country championship Oct. 19, winning the 3.1-mile race at West in 18 minutes, 1 second.

    West had five runners in the top 10 in winning its second straight team title. West finished with 19 points, South 54 and North 61.

    “This, I think, is truly one of the best teams I’ve seen out here,” said coach Jimmy Caraway, in his sixth year as the coach.

  • South completes perfect regular...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ tennis has completed its second straight unbeaten regular season and won its fourth straight unbeaten conference championship.

    A talented mix of newcomers and experienced players have kept alive the unbeaten streak. For coach Debbie Adams, it has been gratifying to see the team play so well. Over the summer, she was uncertain what would be her starting lineup.

  • West, Whiteville end 0-0 in OT

     The West Brunswick and Whiteville high school soccer teams played a scoreless overtime conference game Monday night at West.

    The game was the second straight shutout for West, which beat East Bladen 1-0 last week. Jack Donoghue scored off an assist from Scottie Melvin in the final minute.

    West is 5-3-1 in the conference, 6-9-2 overall.

  • Lancaster, S.C., teen defends...

     A Lancaster, S.C., teen defended his title in the Carolina Oyster Festival 10K race Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Wylie Penegar, 17, ran the course on the cool morning in 35 minutes, 45 seconds, finishing nearly three minutes ahead of 86 other runners. He won last year in 35:56.

    The top female finisher was Shannon Luper, 28, of Lumberton, who finished sixth overall in 44:30.

  • West Brunswick gets homecoming...

    The West Brunswick High School football team beat Whiteville 41-21 on homecoming Friday night.

    West is now 2-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall, as it enters a bye week.

    Playing with an offensive line that as a group started its first game together, the Trojans scored 35 straight points on the Wolfpack.

  • South Brunswick shuts out North...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick scored four goals in the second half in beating North Brunswick 4-0 in a high school conference soccer game Oct. 14.

    The shutout was the third this week by junior goalkeeper Brian Atack as the Cougars’ improved to 8-0 in the conference. Four games are left in the conference season.

    South coach Joe Salzler knew his team was in for a tight game when the first half ended 0-0.

  • Sports briefs

    Sloup wins non-league match

    In a three-team nonconference golf match among the South Brunswick, Ashley and Hoggard high schools Oct. 7 at the St. James Plantation Founder Club, South’s Ashley Sloup was the winner, shooting a 49.

    The golfers played the back nine, a par-36 of 2,600 yards.

    South’s Stefanie Zapf shot a 51 and Madison Brendle and Abby Kjome 53s in leading the Cougars to the team victory over Ashley, 153-179. Molly Gore shot a 55.

  • Golf tournament briefs


    The Play for Pink Golf Tournament at Magnolia Greens will be Oct 19. The fee per golfer for is $85, which also includes dinner. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the flighted scramble is noon. The rain date is Oct. 20.