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Today's Sports

  • Scorpions win track regional

     North Brunswick won the NCHSAA Class 2A East Regional boys’ track and field meet Saturday, May 9, at Wilson Fike High School, scoring 164 points. North Pitt was second (86).

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Saturday in Greensboro. The Scorpions are the defending champions.

    Sophomore Jayhlen Washington won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.55 seconds, the only competitor to break 15 seconds. He won the triple jump (44-7.5). He was second in the long jump (22-11). The top mark was 23-6.

  • Tourney site changed for Region...

     

    Because of water on the Grainger Stadium field in Kinston from Tropical Storm Ana, the Region 10/Southeast District Tournament has been moved to Hooker Field in Martinsville, VA.  Hooker Field is the home field for Patrick Henry Community College and is artificial turf.  All remaining games will be played there. The field is a three-hour trip for the teams from Kinston.

     

     

  • BCC loses to Catawba Valley in...

     Catawba Valley Community College beat BCC 7-5 in a second-round game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 baseball tournament Saturday, May 9, in Kinston.

    BCC is 1-1 in the double-elimination tourney and is scheduled to play Lenoir CC at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

    BCC led 5-4 but the Red Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of third on the way to the victory.

    Catawba, which made five errors, outhit the Dolphins 8-7.

    For BCC, Taylor Stephens had two RBIs. Willie McRae and Dillon Steward each had one RBI. Chase Gehringer hit a double.

  • VIDEO: Lady Trojans defeat...

     HAMPSTEAD — West Brunswick beat Topsail 8-4 in nine innings and won the Mideastern 3A/4A championship softball tournament May 7.

    McKenzie Benton hit a two-run home run and Leilani Emile hit a home run — both in the first inning — but it was Haley Long’s three-run home run in the top of the ninth that clinched the victory.

  • Three Lady Trojans to play...

     SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick senior softball players made known their college intentions May 6 in a signing ceremony at the school.

    Second baseman Ashley Smith, pursuing a pharmacy degree, and first baseman Leilani Emile, majoring in business and marketing, will attend William Peace University in Raleigh.

    Outfielder Ariana Thomas, who will attend Columbia (S.C.) College, hasn’t decided whether to pursue a degree in biology or study to become a chiropractor.

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick Scorpions...
  • VIDEO: North wins ECC softball...
  • West Brunswick reaches title...

     West Brunswick reached the championship game of the Mideastern 3A/4A softball tournament by beating Laney 2-1 May 5.

    Leilani Emile was 2-for-3 and hit a solo home run to left center field that gave West a 2-0 lead. It was her seventh home run this season.

    West had five hits. Randaisa Daniels, Caroline Gore and McKenzie Benton also had hits.

    Gore was the winning pitcher, giving up nine hits in seven innings. She struck out two and walked one. Laney scored its run in the fifth.

  • North Brunswick wins ECC...

     LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Duplin 10-1 May 5 and won the East Central Conference championship.

    The Scorpions finished 9-1 and are 16-5 overall. This is their second straight ECC title. They were 8-2 last year.

    “It’s pretty exciting, obviously,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “The girls have worked extremely hard, especially coming into a new conference. They have done a great job of adjusting and coming out ready to play, especially with the conference trips that we have to take.

  • Leadership: Allen credits many...

     Talk to Hunter Allen about baseball for a few minutes, and it becomes apparent why he is a co-captain of the East Carolina University baseball team.

    Whatever success he has had, he mentions those responsible. Whether is it is a state-championship winning high school baseball coach or an anonymous college athletic trainer, Allen will tell you how that person has helped him.

    And he does so as effortlessly as he swings his bat at a 90-mph fastball or as easily as he times his swing toward an off-speed curveball.