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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Patterson perseveres, leads West...

    LELAND — Landon Patterson led his teammates to a golf championship April 25.

    Teammates and others guided Patterson through the toughest 18 holes of his life.

    Patterson, mourning the recent death of brother Harrison Taylor, shot West’s lowest score as the Trojans won the 3A title of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship golf tournament Monday, April 25, at Magnolia Greens Golf Course.

    “It was tough,” Patterson said. “I thought about Harrison, my brother, and I decided to do it for him.”

  • West soccer photos
  • BCC loses three straight walk-...

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Patrick Henry Community College had three straight walk-off victories against Brunswick Community College in a Region 10 weekend baseball series.

    Patrick Henry beat BCC 12-11 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday.

    BCC had scored six runs in the top of the ninth in taking an 11-8 lead.

    Patrick Henry scored four runs on four straight bases-loaded walks with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in beating BCC. The last two runs scored on balls called on 3-2 pitches.

  • West loses to South in boys’...

    SBHS 10, WBHS 2

    South beat West 10-2 in the boys’ lacrosse game Friday at South Brunswick.

    For West, winless this season, St. Andrews University signee Austin Mokma scored two goals in the fourth quarter, the second in the final minute when South was down two players because of penalties.

    For South, Garrett Evans scored three times, Liam Bodnar twice and Caleb Walker twice. Vince Fuller, Justin Keith and Shawn Grisso also scored.

    Jeremiah Baldwin was the winning goalkeeper.

  • Poulin lacrosse photos
  • West Brunswick beats South...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 7-3 in a Mideastern Conference 3A/4A Conference girls’ lacrosse game Friday.

    The Trojans outscored South 4-0 in the second half in completing the season sweep of the Cougars.

    For West (2-8 in the MEC), senior Sarah Poulin scored three goals and freshman Gwenna Gentle scored two goals. Sophomore Ana Poulin and freshman Kara Cheers each scored for the first time this season.

    For South (0-10 in the MEC), Kristen Ruffato scored twice. Ashton Van Ness also scored.

  • Trojans win 18th straight; now...

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 12-5 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game Friday at South.

    The victory was the Trojans’ 18th straight this season, improving their record to 19-1. West is 8-0 in the conference. Four conference games are left, including two against Topsail.

    West has scored at least 10 runs in its last five victories.

    Against the Cougars, the Trojans scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second in taking a 7-1 lead.

  • Trojans beat Trask in softball

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Trask 5-4 in eight innings in a non-conference softball game April 21 at West.

    West scored the winning run when pinch runner Christian Strickland scored from third after a passed ball. Randaisa Daniels was at bat.

    Strickland was running for Izzy Smeltzer, who had singled. Strickland advanced to third on a hit by Cierra Watts.

    West scored three runs in the first on a home run by McKenzie Benton.

  • VIDEO: J.C. Smith wins the 200...

    J.C. Smith wins the 200 at the county meet.