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  • Senior leadership not enough for Lady Trojans

    SHALLOTTE—In their final regular-season home game, seniors Miranda Jenrette and Jordan Clear gave their usual strong effort.

    Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to carry the West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team to a victory.

    Jenrette reached a career high with 27 points and came up with six steals and Clear recorded team highs with 11 rebounds and seven steals in Friday’s contest against Jacksonville.

  • South Brunswick boys wrap up county championship

    LELAND—Ryan Waldrep called it one of his best “hustle” games.

    South Brunswick High School boys’ basketball coach Dan McGougan said Waldrep had a “good night, but he does that every night. But tonight was one of his best.”

    And North Brunswick coach Travis Lemanski is hoping some of his underclassmen such as Reggie Cobia, Tyshon Walker and others can get to that level before their prep basketball careers come to an end.

  • Lady Scorpions sprint past South Brunswick

    LELAND—North Brunswick moved a step closer to securing the No. 1 seed from the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference in the Class 2A high school girls’ basketball playoffs with a 57-40 victory against county rival South Brunswick Friday night.

    With one conference game remaining in the regular season (Monday at South Columbus), the Lady Scorpions (7-4 conference, 14-6 overall) were one win away from that goal.

    They also clinched at least a share of the Brunswick County championship, with a season-ending game against West Brunswick Friday night to determine the champ.

  • Wrestlers set for regionals

    Before a high school wrestler can think about winning a state championship, he must first secure an invitation to the state tournament.

    That’s what this weekend’s regional tournaments are all about. The top performers in the dozen regionals scheduled Friday and Saturday throughout North Carolina will move on. The rest will go home.

    West Brunswick wrestlers will compete in the East 3A Regional at South Central High School near Greenville, while grapplers from South Brunswick and North Brunswick travel to Croatan High School for the East 1A/2A Regional.

  • Battle lines redrawn

    SHALLOTTE—One of the most important victories of the year for West Brunswick High School athletics didn’t happen on a court or field. It happened in a meeting room.

    The school was notified last week it will no longer be a member of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference when the next realignment takes effect at the start of the 2009-10 school year.

    “I’m excited. I think it’s going to be great for our program. It’s good for our kids,” said West Brunswick athletics director Marcia Heady.

  • West grad headed to Naval Academy

    After one year at a prep school, West Brunswick High School graduate Warren Fischer plans to continue his football career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

    Fischer graduated from West Brunswick in 2007 and is a postgraduate student at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pa.

    He announced last week he will continue his academic and athletic career at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman is expected to play offensive tackle for the Midshipmen.

  • Two big winning lottery tickets sold in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County is the lucky county this week with two tickets—one “Carolina Cash 5” and one Powerball—sold totaling more than $400,000, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    The “Carolina Cash 5” ticket that matched all five balls on the Feb. 6 drawing is worth $212,287. It was purchased at The Pop Shoppe on Village Road in Leland. There was one Powerball ticket matching all five white balls on last night’s drawing, which is worth $200,000. The ticket was sold at the Minuteman Food Mart on Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle.

  • West Brunswick takes second in conference

    WILMINGTON—West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team ended the regular season on high note Saturday with a runner-up finish at the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Tournament.

    The Trojans had one first-place finisher, three seconds, three thirds and four fourths and compiled 132 points in the seven-team tournament at Hoggard High School.

    Laney, the regular-season conference champion, set the pace in the league tournament as well. The Buccaneers had five individual champions and won the tournament with a whopping 205 points.

  • Trojans pull out 'senior night' victory

    SHALLOTTE—On a night when West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team honored its seniors, the outcome of the match rested squarely on the shoulders of a sophomore.

    Joey Moreno’s 5-4 decision in the final bout clinched the Trojans’ 38-30 victory against Mideastern 3A/4A Conference rival White Oak in last week’s regular-season finale.

  • West girls complete sweep of White Oak

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team picked a fine time to end its longest losing streak of the season.

    West Brunswick snapped its five-game skid with a 59-53 win against White Oak in a key Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game last Tuesday in Jacksonville.

    The Lady Trojans (3-5 conference, 11-8 overall) outscored White Oak 15-9 in the third quarter to take a 43-35 lead and held on to complete a season sweep of the Lady Vikings.