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  • South Brunswick swimmers Tyler Bowersox and McKenzie White are Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Swimmers of the Year.

    Coaches in the seven-team conference made the selections.

    White, a junior, won two events in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference swim championships Jan. 27 in Wilmington.

    White won the 100-yard backstroke (1 minute, 2.82 seconds) almost 2 seconds ahead of 17 other swimmers.

    She won the butterfly (1:02.47) 1.36 seconds ahead of 10 other swimmers.

    Bowersox, a senior, also won two events in the MEC swim championships.

  • The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team opened its season with two victories, beating Whiteville and South Columbus by 5-0 scores.

    On Feb. 28 at Whiteville, senior midfielder Claire McNeil scored three goals, senior forward Amberlee Fogel one and sophomore forward Greer Josselyn one.

    On March 1 at South Columbus, Fogel scored twice, McNeil once, freshman midfielder Sidney Jones once and junior forward Hannah Mellen once.

  • Kidney transplant

    benefit March 18

    A basketball tournament to raise money for a kidney transplant for Christa Daniels will begin at 12:30 p.m. March 18 at the West Brunswick High School gym. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department will be one of the team. A youth basketball tournament between Brunswick and Columbus counties will also take place before the championship round. Admission is $5; those 13 or younger admitted free. There will be music, 50-50 raffle and concession stand. Other donations will be accepted.

     

    Relay for Life

  • Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-4 in a non-conference softball game Feb. 28 at West.

    The game was the season opener for each team.

    Winning pitcher Morgan Beeler gave up two hits and four runs in five innings. She walked eight, hit two and struck out 11.

    The four runs Beeler gave up were a grand slam to opposing pitcher Jessica Williams.

    West reliever Taylor Pigott struck out two and hit one in two scoreless innings.

    The Trojans finished with 11 hits and six walks.

  • SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick will have a new boys’ basketball coach for the 2017-18 season.

    Eric Davis resigned Feb. 28, West athletics director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    “He wants to be a principal,” Fletcher said. “It is something we talked about before. He just wants to get into administration.

    “So, we’ll start searching immediately.”

    Davis revived the Trojan boys’ basketball program.

    “We had won like three games in three years, maybe not that bad,” Fletcher said.

  • LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — West Brunswick outscored North Myrtle Beach 5-1 in the second half and won its season-opening lacrosse game 8-4 Feb. 27 in Little River, S.C.

    The victory was the first for the boys’ lacrosse team in the three-year history of the program.

    Six players scored for West: junior Christopher Abbott and freshman Bailey Gentle each had two goals. Freshman William McRainey, sophomore Braxton Powell and seniors Bryson Hill and Brandon Wehrly also scored.

  • LELAND — North Brunswick senior soccer player Marissa Speary signed a letter of intent Feb. 27 to attend Chowan University.

    For Speary, Chowan is a perfect fit.

    “When I first walked onto the campus, I absolutely loved the environment,” she said. “It felt like home. All the teammates were really friendly.”

    North coach Jonathan John said Speary “loves the game.”

  • LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team reached the third round of the Class 2A basketball playoffs before losing 76-52 Saturday to Northside-Jacksonville.

    Northside led 25-6 after the first quarter and clinched the victory in the second quarter, when it outscored North 25-10 for a 50-16 halftime lead. Northside led 61-24 after three quarters.

    North ends the season 23-4. Northside is 24-5.

    This was the fourth game this season between these teams.

  • team 9-8 in 18 innings Saturday at Founders Field.

    The game was the home opener for the Dolphins. The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader (nine innings and seven innings).

    The game ended when Dominic Ford singled to left field, driving in Brett McMillan, who had led off with a double to left field.

    ECU led 7-3 in the eighth inning but BCC scored four runs and tied the score 7-7.

  • NCHSAA Women’s Basketball Pairings finalized for the 2017 Playoffs

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association
    finalized the 2017 Basketball playoff brackets this afternoon. Play will
    begin at the higher regional seeded team on Tuesday, February 21.

    Rounds one through four will all be held at the home of the higher seed.
    The Regional Finals (Round 5) will be played in Fayetteville for the East
    and Greensboro and Winston-Salem for the West.

    This year, by vote of the Board of Directors, the playoffs were seeded

  • NCHSAA Men’s Basketball Pairings finalized for the 2017 Playoffs

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association
    finalized the 2017 Basketball playoff brackets this afternoon. Play will
    begin at the higher regional seeded team on Tuesday, February 21.

    Rounds one through four will all be held at the home of the higher seed.
    The Regional Finals (Round 5) will be played in Fayetteville for the East
    and Greensboro and Winston-Salem for the West.

    This year, by vote of the Board of Directors, the playoffs were seeded

  • GREENSBORO —  Three county wrestlers won championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tournament.

    West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell won the Class 3A 120-pound title for the second straight year. Campbell finished the season 39-4.

    North Brunswick senior Tyrone Watson Jr., second last year at 182 pounds, won the Class 2A title. Watson finished the season 34-2.

  • Final seconds of Harrison Campbell’s 120-pound victory in the NCHSAA Class 3A state wrestling tournament.

  • Final seconds of Patrick Burton’s 152-pound victory in the NCHSAA Class 2A state wrestling tournament.

  • South Brunswick senior Tyler Bowersox finished third Saturday in the 100-yard breaststroke in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet.

    Bowersox swam the race at the Cary Triangle Aquatic Center in 58.53 seconds. South Iredell junior Colson Zucker won the race in 57.02, an All-America consideration. The second-place time was 58 seconds.

    The race was redemption for Zucker, who had been disqualified in the 200 individual medley for a one-hand touch while swimming the breaststroke.

  • SHALLOTTE — Harrison Campbell and Jacary Bethel won wrestling titles in leading West Brunswick to the team championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    The two-day regional at West Brunswick was a qualifier for the state tournament this week in Greensboro. The top four in each weight advanced to state. Twenty-five teams scored points.

  • The North Brunswick boys’ track-and-field team set two state records in winning its fourth straight indoor championship Friday, Feb. 10, in Winston-Salem.

    Senior Jayhlen Washington won three individual events — setting a Class 1A/2A record in the 55-meter hurdles — in the meet for North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A schools.

  • LELAND — Sixty seconds from fulfilling an 11-year dream — winning a conference championship — North Brunswick coach Travis Fortune pressed a white towel to his face. His Scorpions were about to scupper Northside-Jacksonville 83-63 — considered one of the top Class 2A teams in the region — and clinch the East Central Conference basketball championship Tuesday, Feb. 7.