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Today's Sports

  • Trojan greats inducted into ATMC...

     SHALLOTTE – For 10 former student-athletes and two persons of influence in the West Brunswick athletics community, they can now add “Hall of Fame inductee” to their already-impressive list of accomplishments.

    West Brunswick officials, including a hall of fame committee consisting of eight current and former school employees and community members, inducted the first class into the ATMC West Brunswick Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 1, inside the school’s cafeteria.

  • Surigao, Clarida propel Trojans...

     West Brunswick used a 22-3 spurt in the third quarter to build a 54-36 advantage over Topsail in a critical Mideastern Conference matchup on Friday, Feb. 1, in Shallotte.

    The Trojans desperately needed a win to stay alive in the race for the league’s No. 1 seed for 3A state playoffs and appeared well on their way to a comfortable victory with eight minutes left.

    Then Topsail exploded with a run of its own, outscoring West Brunswick 29-11 in the final period to force overtime.

  • West Brunswick relay team...

     The West Brunswick 200-yard freestyle relay team of Haley Reed, Caroline Ruck, Eryn Ruppart and Bree Keller qualified for the state championship meet this weekend with a seventh-place finish in the 3A East Regional meet Saturday, Feb. 2, at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    The foursome finished the 200-yard freestyle relay event with a time of 1:52.16 to punch its ticket to this weekend’s final meet of the 2018-19 campaign.

  • COLUMN: Standing in the (WBHS)...

     Julie Benton Phillips.

    Woodrow Stevenson.

    Cedric Simmons.

    Arvella Marlowe.

    Eric Johnson.

    Scotty Evans.

    Ricky Daniels.

    Chris Bland.

    Kwabena Green.

    Billy Noble.

    Kayla Padgett.

    Dr. M. Henderson Rourk.

    There you have it.

    That’s the inaugural class of the ATMC West Brunswick High School Hall of Fame.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Scorpion Winter Sting scheduled...

     The North Brunswick High School Booster Club is sponsoring a Scorpion Winter Sting, a 4-person scramble at Cape Fear National Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. There is room for 30 teams.

    Registration cost is $400 per team; platinum sponsor (includes team entry) is $500; and hole sponsor is $100. There will be prizes for prizes for flight winners, closest to the pin, longest drive and raffles.

  • COLUMN: High school basketball...

     Weird things happen at West Brunswick home basketball games on Friday nights.

    Last week, the Lady Trojans pulled off a major upset with a 48-46 victory over the Ashley Screaming Eagles.

    Ashley’s boys’ squad, behind junior guard Mikai Stanley, defeated West Brunswick on a buzzer-beater.

    Two games were decided by a grand total of four points.

    Let’s start this week’s column with a look at the boys’ landscape in the Mideastern Conference.

  • Dolphins improve to 16-4 with...

     Brunswick Community College’s men’s basketball team improved to 16-4 overall with a 91-85 victory over Caldwell Technical Community College on Sunday, Jan. 20.

    The victory over Caldwell came less than 24 hours after the Dolphins dropped their fourth contest of the season, a 100-88 defeat at Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) on Saturday, Jan. 19.

    Brunswick Community College earned an 83-78 win over Denmark Tech on Jan. 13.

    Brandon Lamberth led the Dolphins with 19 points and 11 rebounds while Silas Love chipped in 19 points and 10 boards.

  • Meza overcomes late deficit to...

     LELAND – North Brunswick wrestler Carlos Meza found himself trailing West Brunswick’s Cory Sneed 3-2 with just 15 seconds left in the third period of the title bout in the 220-pound weight class at last weekend’s Mideastern Conference Wrestling Championships in Leland.

    Sneed, who glanced at the clock multiple times in the final 30 seconds, did everything he could to protect the lead, but Meza made one final push with 15 seconds left.

  • Ruck wins conference title in...

     Caroline Ruck can add another trophy to her already impressive display.

    West Brunswick’s sophomore swimmer raced to a first-place finish in the girls’ 200-yard individual medley event at last week’s Mideastern Conference Swimming Championships on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

    Ruck was the only West Brunswick swimmer in either the boys’ and girls’ meets to secure a first-place finish. Her time of 2:17.01 was a qualifying time and seconds ahead of her closest competitor.