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Today's Sports

  • Trojans upset Swansboro in...

    SWANSBORO — The West Brunswick softball team upset Swansboro 6-0 Tuesday, May 10, in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    West (14-10) is seeded No. 13; Swansboro (17-6), No. 10.

    West has a second-round home game against No. 26 Corinth Holders (12-10), which upset No. 7 South Johnston 8-5. The winner plays in the third round against either No. 15 Webb (16-10) or No. 2 Northwood (19-2).

  • West Brunswick opens baseball...

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick will open the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state baseball playoffs Tuesday at home against Webb.

    Brackets are at nchsaa.org.

    First-round games are set for Wednesday. West, however, will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    West is seeded No. 2 in the East. Its record for seeding purposes is 20-2. Webb is 12-10 and seeded No. 31.

    The top seed in Class 3A is Cleveland (21-1). The No. 3 seed is Southern Lee (19-3). The No. 4 seed is C.B. Aycock (18-4).

  • BCC sweeps Lenoir, improves to...

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team completed its Region 10 season by sweeping Lenoir Community College on Saturday and Sunday.

    BCC finishes 16-5 in the region, 36-16. Lenoir is 3-18, 11-35.

    Three of BCC’s Region 10 losses were to Patrick Henry Community College, which won the region. Patrick Henry is ranked No. 8 in the NJCAA Division II poll.

  • MEC champions Trojans lose to...

    HAMPSTEAD — Topsail beat West Brunswick 2-1 Friday in West’s final baseball game of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference season.

    Topsail scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning with two outs in taking a 2-0  lead.

    West scored in the top of the second. Tyler McDuffie doubled to left field, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Johnathan Carlyle’s groundout.

    West had four hits, three of them doubles by McDuffie, Hunter Ashburn and Dylan Jeffries.

  • North Brunswick to join MEC in...

    By Juli Kidd

    NCHSAA

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s annual spring board of directors meeting accepted and approved statewide alignment of conference teams. North Brunswick will join the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference in the 2017-18 season and will compete as a Class 3A team.

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  • County track teams compete in...

    LELAND — North Brunswick’s boys finished first and North’s girls finished second in the East Central Conference track and field championships.

    North’s boys scored 197 points in the six-team meet May 5 at North. Croatan was second (121.25).

    For North, Jayhlen Washington won the 110-meter hurdles race (14.0 seconds), the long jump (23 feet, 4.5 inches) and the triple jump (46-0). Larry Hobbs was third in the long jump (19-9).

    Cameron Barnhill won the 100-meter run (10.9) and the 200 (23.1).

  • Trojans beat New Hanover 3-1

    West Brunswick beat New Hanover 3-1 May 4 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game.

    Winning pitcher Johnathan Carlyle (8-0) gave up six hits in seven innings. He struck out three, walked one and hit one batter.

    West scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth in taking a 3-1 lead. With one out, Ashburn reached on an error. He stole second and scored on a two-out double by Tyler McDuffie. Carlyle singled home McDuffie.

  • West golf team fails to qualify...

    The West Brunswick boys’ golf team fell eight strokes short of qualifying for the state tournament next week at Whispering Pines Country Club.

    In the NCHSAA 3A Regional Monday at Reedy Creek Golf Course, the Trojans shot a 340 and finished tied for fifth among 11 teams.

    The top three finishers from the regional qualified for state: C.B. Aycock, Corinth Holders and West Craven. Each team shot a 332.

    No one from West qualified individually. Tucker Vaughan shot an 80 and tied for 11th. He missed qualifying for state by two strokes.

  • Trojans beat Ashley, lose to...

    West Brunswick beat Ashley 14-4 in six innings Monday in a first-round game of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship softball tournament at West.

    The Trojans scored nine runs in the fourth inning en route to the victory.

  • Gulf Stream action heating up

    The first week of May can be a magical time for fishermen of Brunswick County. As history tells it, May is typically the transition month for almost all targeted species of game fish along the southeastern section of North Carolina. Mahi mahi have begun their annual late spring run up the edge of the coast, the king mackerel have started feeding in the 30-mile range and, thankfully, a few Spanish mackerel have been found along the beachfront.