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Today's Sports

  • McKenney’s 36 points lift...

      LELAND – North Brunswick did just about everything it could do in the final minute in a comeback effort against South Brunswick and reigning Mideastern Conference Player of the Year Jace McKenney.

    Despite being called for more than 30 fouls and South Brunswick attempting nearly 60 free throws, North Brunswick had a chance to win a varsity boys’ basketball game or send it into overtime Friday, Jan. 11, in Leland.

  • Trojans move into tie for first...

     SHALLOTTE – After a Jadyn Parker putback off the glass with a minute left in the opening frame and a J’vian McCray free throw with 38 seconds left in the first quarter, West Brunswick had erased a three-point deficit to tie the game at 11-11.

    The Trojans would never trail again in a critical 57-53 win Jan. 8 over New Hanover in Shallotte.

  • Trojan grapplers earn second-...

     West Brunswick High School’s wrestling team earned its most successful tournament finish of the 2018-19 season in the Pin Down Autism Super Duals in Asheboro last weekend.

    The Trojans finished in second place at the dual tournament, which was held at Uwharrie Charter Academy in the western part of the state.

  • COLUMN: Basketball game or...

     I went to cover a county rivalry high school basketball game between North Brunswick and South Brunswick high schools last Friday night, Jan. 11, and something else happened.

    While many people champion the free-flowing, no-contact artistry of the sport of basketball, I’m a fan of the games that creep along at a snail’s pace and turn into wars of attrition.

    Boy, was I for a treat when the Scorpions and Cougars duked it out Friday night in Leland.

  • Lady Trojans top North with...

     SHALLOTTE – With less than 10 seconds left in the first half of West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, against conference rival North Brunswick, junior forward Autumn Bland dribbled to her right, moved inside the paint and lofted a running hook shot perfectly through the net just before the halftime buzzer sounded.

    It was just one made shot in a game that featured plenty of highlights, but it was a play West Brunswick needed to spark a second-half rally in a 49-37 win over North Brunswick.

  • COLUMN: Lady Trojans remind us...

     If you look close enough, you can see the elation of the faces of the West Brunswick girls’ basketball players after their thrilling victory over North Brunswick last week in Shallotte.

    What you have to understand is that this game wasn’t supposed to be particularly close.

    Full disclosure: I expected North Brunswick to win this game comfortably. If Vegas set lines for high school sporting events, I’d guess West Brunswick would’ve entered the contest as 16-point underdogs.

  • West finishes game on 16-2 run...

     SHALLOTTE – For three-plus quarters, North Brunswick took the fight to West Brunswick in a Mideastern Conference rivalry game Friday, Jan. 4, in Shallotte.

    Daveon Trillo-Nixon nailed a pair of free throws with 5:07 left in the game as North Brunswick claimed a 43-41 lead over the Trojans, who came into the game on the heels of a two-point loss at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) on Jan. 2.

  • West wrestlers drop conference...

     West Brunswick’s varsity wrestling team had a 33-18 over Topsail and needed one more victory in the final four matches of a dual meet Jan. 3 to secure another Mideastern Conference win.

    Topsail was up to the task, securing two victories by fall, one by forfeit and one tech fall win to stun the Trojans in Shallotte by a 41-33 margin.

  • Whiteville sinks West with...

     DUBLIN – West Brunswick junior forward Jadyn Parker made an old-fashioned three-point play early in the third quarter to give the Trojans a 32-22 lead over Whiteville in the first round of the Adidas Christmas Tournament.

    That’s about the last thing that went right for the Trojans in a 48-46 loss Dec. 27 in Dublin on the campus of West Bladen High School.

    Whiteville used a 19-4 spurt spanning the third and fourth quarters to take a 39-36 lead and the Wolfpack held on in a frenetic final minute to preserve a two-point win.

  • COLUMN: Reflections from the...

     Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Christmas rush is on. This also means that the NASCAR season, 38 races over 10 months, has come to an end with Joey Logano and his No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil team being crowned champion.