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Today's Sports

  • Trojans’ loss at Ashley halts...

     West Brunswick (5-3, 2-2) squandered a three-run lead Friday, March 22, in a 6-5 loss against Ashley.

    The Screaming Eagles scored one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to tie the game before winning in walk-off fashion thanks to a West Brunswick error in the bottom of the eighth inning.

    Ashley’s Tyler McNeill drove in a game-high three runs while Ashley’s Daniel Birkle earned the win on the mound with five shutout frames in relief.

  • Griffin pitches Trojans to 6-1...

     Sophomore Gracie Griffin provided West Brunswick a boost offensively through the team’s first five games.

    On Friday, March 22, against Ashley, it was Griffin’s pitching that propelled the Trojans to a 6-1 victory over the Screaming Eagles in extra innings.

    In her varsity softball pitching debut, Griffin limited Ashley to one earned run on three hits in a complete-game effort. The game remained scoreless until West Brunswick produced six runs in the top of the ninth frame.

  • BCC baseball loses weekend road...

     Brunswick Community College halted a three-game losing streak with a 12-7 win over Paul D. Camp Community College March 24.

    The victory salvaged the weekend series against the Hurricanes of Franklin, Va.

    The Dolphins took the lead in the top of the first inning. An Easton Jones single drove Chase Sykes home from third base. It was the first of four hits by Jones on the day

    In the second inning, a Jalen Jenkins single to left field allowed Tristian Marsh to score from second base to extend the BCC lead.

  • Jahr shoots lowest round, Trojan...

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ golf team has vied with New Hanover in matches March 18 and 12 to maintain their spot in the top half of the Mideastern 3A/4A pack.

    On March 18 at Beau Rivage Country Club, the Trojans and New Hanover tied for fourth place with team scores of 258.

    West Brunswick’s Ryan Jahr shot a 76 to earn medalist honors at Beau Rivage. Walker Souchek posted an 81. Steve Sievers carded a 93 and S Hewett finished with a 108 for the Trojans.

  • West Brunswick boys’ and girls’...

     West Brunswick’s Boys and Girls track and field teams took fourth-place finishes in a four-team track meet on March 21.

    The Trojans’ boys’ squad scored 13 points for the fourth-place finish.

    Kelen Harriston took second place in the boys’ high jump clearing 6-0 to earn four points for West Brunswick’s team score.

    West Brunswick’s boys’ 4X100 meter relay team ran a 45.3 second time to take third place, adding two points to the team score.

  • COLUMN: Spelling gaffe leads to...

     For the second consecutive year, I have absolutely butchered Villanova, its graduates, fans, even the Wildcats’ mascot by incorrectly spelling the university name in our NCAA Tournament brackets that are published after Selection Sunday.

    I’m fully aware it’s “Villanova” and not “Villa Nova.”

    It was published in the sports section this way for the second consecutive year and I don’t know what else to do except apologize.

    It’s completely my fault and I accept responsibility for the mishap.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • One Track Mind column:...

     NASCAR ran its first short track race of the season at Martinsville Speedway this past week. Short track racing is a throwback to the roots of NASCAR and it’s where most drivers cut their teeth in racing.  Martinsville Speedway first opened in 1947, just after the conclusion of World War II.

  • COLUMN: A rare combination makes...

     A lot of coaches win hundreds of ballgames.

    A lot of coaches who don’t win so much treat their players with dignity and respect, leaving a lasting impact on the kids who learned under their tutelage.

    It’s rare when you find a coach who has done both.

    That’s why the Brunswick County community should cherish West Brunswick High School varsity baseball coach Mike Alderson.

    You probably know him as “Coach A.”

    Where to even begin with the accolades?

    300 wins? Check.

  • Roundup: Trojans clobber New...

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team improved to 3-0 in Mideastern Confernece play and 3-1 overall with a pair of league wins last week.

    Morgan Beeler tossed a complete-game shutout in a March 12 win over Hoggard and the Trojans routed New Hanover 19-0 in five innings on Friday, March 15, to complete a perfect week.

    Eleven different Trojans had base hits against the Wildcats. West scored 11 runs in the top of the first frame and cruised to a mercy-rule win.