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Today's Sports

  • West golfers second in regional

     BOLIVIA — The West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional on Monday, May 5, at Carolina National and qualified for the state tournament.

    South Brunswick’s Nicky Beecroft qualified as an individual.

    For West, sophomore Landon Patterson shot a 78 on the par-72 layout of nearly 6,500 yards and finished second in the individual scoring. Jarred Lisec (Cleveland) shot a 77 and Patrick Stephenson (South Johnston) shot a 79. No one else broke 80.

  • BCC finishes baseball season

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOLIVIA — In Brunswick Community College’s final baseball game of the season Sunday, May 4, at Founders Field, Wake Tech scored a run in the ninth to force extra innings and hit a two-run home run in the 15th en route to an 8-5 victory.

    BCC finished 19-8 and second in the region (26-17 overall). The region title was undecided until Catawba Valley  Community College won two games Saturday, May 3.

  • McCumbee third in Continental...

      Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee finished third Saturday, May 3, in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda.

    In the Street Tuner class, they drove a Mazda owned by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson.  They raced their No. 5 ModSpace Mazda MX-5 on the 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    Freedom Autosport won its fourth consecutive Street Tuner (ST) race at Mazda Raceway, with Andrew Carbonell and Randy Pobst winning in the No. 26 Mazda MX-5.

  • South’s Crenshaw and Pieper...

     South Brunswick’s Noah Pieper and Dean Crenshaw qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tennis tournament by reaching the semifinals of the East Regional Friday, May 2, at Barton College in Wilson.

  • BCC scores in ninth to beat Wake...

     

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Wake Tech 11-10 in nine innings in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, May 3, at Founders Field.

    BCC won the second game 11-0 in five innings as Alex Ministeri (8-1) threw a one-hitter, walking two and striking out four.

    Entering the final day of the regular season, BCC is 19-7 in the region (26-16 overall). Region leader Catawba Valley Community College is 21-6. BCC is on probation and ineligible for postseason games.

  • Ashley beats West in game for...

     WILMINGTON — Bloopers on television are funny, but West Brunswick’s softball team

    found nothing amusing about the bloopers that cost them the regular-season conference championship Thursday night, May 1.

    Ashley used two bloopers to score the winning run in the bottom of the last inning

    to slip past West for a 3-2 victory.

    Whichever team won would tie for first place in the league’s final regular season

    standings. So, the win gave Ashley a tie with Laney for first place, while the Lady

  • Ex-Trojan Padgett is ECU Female...

     Kayla Padgett is the East Carolina University Female Athlete of the Year. Padgett, a West Brunswick graduate, is a junior thrower on the track and field squad.

    This season she set the school record in the weight throw with a career-best mark of 21.95 meters in her victory at the Penn State National meet.

    She went on to win the Conference USA Indoor title in the weight throw en route to being named Field Athlete of the Meet.

  • Meg Fletcher receives Clary Medal

        Meg Keeter Fletcher of West Brunswick High School and Alexander Bruce White of Maiden High School are the recipients of the ninth annual Clary Medals awarded by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

                      They were honored at the NCHSAA’s annual meeting, Thursday, May 1, at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • West Brunswick junior varsity...

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick junior varsity softball team beat Ashley 9-5 Thursday, May 1, and finished the season 12-0, the third straight year it has finished unbeaten.

    The Trojans, coached by Don Davis and Mark Jones, finished 13-0 last year and 14-0 in 2012.

    “We don’t really talk about the streak until we really get into (the season),” Davis said. “We focus on this year.”

    “We work well together,” Jones said. “I feel we have the right temperament for these young ladies.”

  • NCHSAA adopts mercy rules in...

     Staff Report

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved   mercy rules in football and basketball during its spring meeting Wednesday, April 30, at the NCHSAA offices.

    In football, if the point differential reaches 42 or more by halftime or thereafter, the game will resort to a running clock with timeouts after scores or when called by teams. Coaches also may end the game by mutual agreement.