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  • Topsail beats West Brunswick in...

    HAMPSTEAD —Topsail improved to 7-0 as it beat West Brunswick 4-1 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference softball game Friday, March 25, at Topsail.

    “We got to make the routine plays,” West coach Joe Noble said. “We had five errors tonight, and all five of them were routine stuff. And that’s what cost them.”

    Topsail scored in the third on two singles and an errant throw by an infielder.

  • Trojans shut out Topsail in...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 1-0 in a Mideastern Conference girls’ soccer game March 24 between two class 3A teams.

    Junior midfielder Amberlee Fogel scored the goal with 25 minutes, 46 seconds left in the first half on an approximate 30-yard kick that crossed the goal on the fly.

    West was without three starters — Claire McNeil (Jefferson Cup), Monica Olivas (injury) and Mia Adcock (injury) — and West coach Brian Quinn praised Fogel’s play.

  • Trojans’ Nelson to wrestle at St...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School senior wrestler Michael Nelson has signed a letter of intent to attend St. Andrews University.

    “They have a solid program and I want to be a part of it,” he said Thursday, March 24, during a formal announcement in the West Brunswick media center of his intentions.

    He said he plans to study for a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business management. Academic and wrestling scholarships will cover about 65 percent of his tuition.

  • VIDEO: Trojans beat Cougars for...

    Goals by Sarah Poulin, Savannah Midgley, Gwenna Gentle and Sarah Poulin in West Brunswick’s 11-4 lacrosse victory against South Brunswick on March 22. This was the first victory for the West lacrosse program.

  • Trojans beat Cougars 11-4 in...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 11-4 in a girls’ lacrosse game March 22, and it was the first victory in West’s two-year-old varsity lacrosse program.

    “They were so proud of themselves,” West coach Kate Gentle said. “They knew that they could do this. They believed in themselves, and that’s what won the game for them.”

  • South beats West 6-2 in boys’...

    SHALLOTTE — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 6-2 in a boys’ lacrosse game March 22.

    For South, Garrett Evans scored twice. Liam Bodnar,  Cameron O’Brien, Cameron English and Justin Keith also scored.

    Michael Nelson and William Britt scored for West.

    West scored first, getting a goal from Nelson with 8.1 seconds left in the first quarter.

    West penalties led to goal opportunities for the Cougars in the second quarter.

  • South Brunswick to recommend...

    South Brunswick High School has announced the recommendation of Rocky Lewis to the Brunswick County Board of Education for approval as health/physical education teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Pending board approval, South Principal Bob Grimes plans to appoint Lewis to be the head football coach. 

  • Great time to try to catch mahi...

    Every spring an event occurs that puts offshore anglers of our area into ultimate pandemonium. The chaos begins with just one or two boats that head to the Gulf Stream in search of a tug on the line. Typically, these boats return to the dock with decent success, which also sparks interest of more anglers to venture offshore. Then, before you know it, dozens of boats are returning to the dock with incredible tales all revolving around one thing: the late spring mahi mahi run.

  • How to run a charity golf event

    Brunswick County is a beehive of charity golf events. During much of the year, two or three charity golf events take place each week at courses from Leland to Calabash.

    Some raise funds for national charities like the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Cancer Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Other charity events are for a local need. Someone’s house burns down; a family experiences a life-changing accident or devastating illness. Sometimes funds are raised for the hungry and the homeless.

  • BCC baseball photos