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Today's Sports

  • Lady Trojans fall in first round...

     West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball team completed its most successful season since the 2005-06 campaign when it dropped its first-round state playoff game to Harnett Central last week.

    Harnett Central overcame a halftime deficit and stymied West Brunswick’s offense down the stretch to earn a 54-47 win to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state basketball playoffs.

    Trojan senior Natyra Gore led all West Brunswick scorers with 19 points, while junior center Breanna “B.B.” Mercer netted 18.

  • Superstar Hyman guides Lady...

     Katisha Hyman has given her opponents fits in women’s basketball on the junior college basketball level this season.

    The sophomore guard continued to do so during Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team’s recent three-game winning streak.

    Following a two-game losing streak, the Lady Dolphins reeled off a trio of consecutive wins by double figures behind their remarkable second-year guard.

  • Dolphins win finale of four-game...

    After a three-game sweep of East Carolina’s club team on opening weekend, the Brunswick Community College (BCC) baseball team dropped five of its next six games before last weekend’s victory in the finale of a four-game stretch over three days.

    BCC competed in a three-day, four-game event that featured the Dolphins, Walters State Community College, Cecil Community College and Florence Darling Technical College in Florence, S.C.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick...

     See photos of the West Brunswick High School varsity cheerleaders at last week's game in Boiling Spring Lakes against South Brunswick. 

  • PHOTOS: NCHSAA Wrestling 3A East...

     Sports editor Sam Hickman's photos from last week's 3A East Regional wrestling tournament in Shallotte. Four Brunswick County wrestlers secured regional championships and 13 grapplers claimed berths to this week's state tournament in Greensboro. 

  • Lady Trojans reach 15-win...

     West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball squad clinched its first winning season since 2009-10 two weeks ago and reached the 15-win plateau in its regular-season finale Feb. 8 in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    The Lady Trojans defeated South Brunswick 48-3 in each team’s final Mideastern Conference game before the league tournament was scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Feb. 15: Sports Briefs

     Waccamaw Athletic Association

    Dixie Youth registration

    The Waccamaw Athletic Association is holding Dixie Youth Baseball registration Feb. 24 and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waccamaw Community Building at 5855 Waccamaw School Road NW in Ash. Prospective registrants are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to registration.

    Shallotte Dixie Youth registration under way

  • Parker leads West, Trojans sweep...

     WILMINGTON – West Brunswick had won just five of its previous 23 games against Hoggard in varsity boys’ basketball prior to this season.

    The Trojans have now swept the regular season series against the Vikings for the first time in program history following a 46-39 win Tuesday, Feb. 6, inside Sheila Boles Gym in Wilmington.

    West Brunswick (12-11, 5-8) built a 12-point halftime lead, survived a Vikings’ third-quarter rally and made enough free throws late to knock off Hoggard for the second time this season.

  • Lincoln Smith, Bethel earn...

     SHALLOTTE – The wait was well worth it for West Brunswick’s Lincoln Smith.

    The senior 160-pounder missed all of the 2016-17 campaign after three knee surgeries and he couldn’t wait to return to the mat for his senior campaign.

  • Trojan swimmers complete season...

     Caroline Ruck just completed one of the greatest single seasons in West Brunswick’s swimming program’s history.

    And she’s just a freshman.

    Ruck, who captured the NCHSAA 3A East Region title in the women’s 200-yard individual medley two weeks ago, capped her phenomenal freshman campaign with a solid performance at the Feb. 9 state championship meet at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.