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  • Dustin Johnson, winner of 15 career titles on the PGA TOUR and ranked No. 1 golfer in the world,  has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled for May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club.
    Johnson, who was born in Columbia, S.C., and attended Coastal Carolina University, will be returning to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2011. Johnson’s best finish in the tournament was a tie for 29th in 2010. In his two other starts, he missed the cut both times.

  • Photos of North Brunswick’s 12-2 victory against New Hanover.

  • West Brunswick seniors Anthony McCray and Taye Vereen have been selected to play in the N. C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game.

    The game will be played July 19 at Jamieson Stadium at Grimsley High School.

    The game features some of the best football senior football players of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2017 season. The East roster lists 36 players.

    McCray is a 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back. He is the offensive player of the year in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

  • Softball tournament April 10-12
    at West Brunswick
    Monday
    4 p.m. — West Brunswick vs. Ronald Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — West Brunswick vs. West Stokes

    Tuesday
    4 p.m. — West Stokes vs. Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — Reagan vs. West Brunswick

    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — West Stokes vs. Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — West Stokes vs. West Brunswick

  • SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat New Hanover 6-5 in a Mideastern 3A/4A game Friday at West.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Wildcats, a Class 4A team.

    The Trojans led 6-2 with 14 minutes, 44 seconds left before they had to play a player down because of a second yellow card on leading scorer Gwenna Gentle.

    The Wildcats scored two free-position goals in cutting the lead to 6-4. A New Hanover goal with 6:06 left cut the lead to 6-5.

  • West Brunswick beat Harrells Christian Academy 10-1 March 29 on Mike Alderson Field in a non-conference baseball game.

    The victory came after back-to-back conference losses March 24 to Topsail (5-4 in nine innings) and March 28 at Ashley (6-3).

  • BOILING SPRING LAKES — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat South Brunswick 17-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game March 21.

    Sophomore Gwenna Gentle scored nine goals. Junior Ana Poulin and sophomore Kara Cheers each scored two goals. Sophomore Isabelle James, freshman Ryeleigh Ashburn, junior Erin O’Dell and freshman Carmella Freeman each scored a goal.

    Getting assists were Gentle (two), Ashburn, Freeman, Poulin, Cheers and sophomore Kaliyah Matthews.

    Sophomore Molysha Brown was the winning goalkeeper.

  • SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior softball player Emily Clemmons signed a letter of intent Friday to attend Meredith College.

    “I chose to go to Meredith because of the school itself — education first, ” Clemmons said. “I liked the class size and how personal the teachers are with you.

    “I also like coach Kim Scavone and the way she runs things.”

    Clemmons said Scavone showed interested in her in the fall.

  • By Ed Hullings

    SportsCorrespondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Hoggard Vikings in a conference softball game 11-0 on Tuesday, March 14.  Sophomore pitcher Morgan Beeler pitched a 6 inning no hitter with nine strikeouts. Coach Joe Noble said “Yeah, she threw a no-hitter, I don’t know if that’s her first one or not, but it definitely was a good time to have one.”

  • SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Hoggard 2-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game March 14 on Mike Alderson Field.

    West senior Johnathon Carlyle gave up two hits and walked one in the seven-inning game. He struck out six.

    Carlyle also had the game-winning hit, a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth.

  • BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick senior swimmer Tyler Bowersox signed a letter of intent March 13 to enroll at Queens University of Charlotte.

    Bowersox has received a presidential scholarship to attend Queens. The scholarship covers tuition, which for 2017-18 is about $44,000.

  • West Brunswick lost 10-8 to St. James in a girls lacrosse game March 9 at West.

    For West, Gwenna Gentle scored six goals. Ana Poulin and Chloe Lach each scored a goal.

    West lost 16-1 in the boys’ game. Christopher Abbott scored for West.

    The games were the home openers for the Trojans.

  • LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-4 in seven innings in a non-conference softball game March 8 at North.

    West trailed 4-2 in the top of the fifth but scored three runs with two outs in taking a 5-4 lead.

    With one out, Haley Long doubled and McKenzie Benton walked. With two outs, Cierra Watts reached on an outfielder’s error and two runs scored. Pinch hitter Peyton Daniels walked. Mackenzie Williams singled, scoring a run, but Daniels was out at third, ending the inning.

  • SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Whiteville 4-1 in a non-conference soccer game March 7 at West.

    Senior Amberlee Fogel scored three goals and senior Claire McNeil one. McNeil and sophomore Estephanie Cruz each had an assist.

    The victory came one day after the Trojans shut out North Brunswick 5-0.

    Fogel scored four goals and sophomore Jessica Barba one, coach Richard Dominguez said. McNeil had three assists and Cruz had an assist.

    Joi Sturdivant was West’s goalkeeper in both games.

  • Davidson County Community College beat Montgomery (Md.) College 92-79 Saturday in Oxford, Ga., and won the NJCAA Division III District 7 title. The victory qualified the Storm for the national tournament March 16-18 at the UCR Regional Sports Centerin Rochester, Minn.

    Freshman Tyquan Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, played nearly 30 minutes in the title game. He led the Storm in assists (10). He tied for most steals (two) and blocked shots (one). He hit a 3-pointer and scored seven points.

  • BOLIVIA —  The Brunswick Community College baseball team split two games against the USC Sumter Fire Ants in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, the Dolphins made six errors in losing 8-7 in nine innings. BCC starter Derrick Carter gave up six runs, three of them unearned, in 3.2 innings. He walked none, gave up eight hits and struck out eight.

    BCC trailed 8-3 entering the bottom of the fifth but scored four runs.

  • SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team lost 5-0 to North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School in the Trojan Invitational on Friday at Mike Alderson Field.

    West (1-1) was held to three hits in the seven-inning game. West batters struck out 12 times. On defense, a passed ball indirectly led to a run and a dropped fly ball indirectly led to another run.