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  • Beeler does it all in West’s 10-...

     SHALLOTTE – Morgan Beeler clubbed a leadoff home run in the bottom of the second, drove in West Brunswick’s final run of the game with an RBI single to center and threw a no-hitter for good measure as the Trojans drubbed Ashley, 10-0, in a Mideastern Conference softball game Friday, March 8, in Shallotte.

    In other words, it was just another day at the office for West Brunswick’s highly-decorated senior leader.

  • High school roundup: Trojan...

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team entered the season with only one Mideastern Conference victory in program history.

    The Trojans increased that number to two with a hard-fought 6-5 victory over county rival South Brunswick on Friday, March 8, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    William McRainey and Braxton Powell each scored two goals while Austin Simmons and Tanner Zemke each found the back of the net once to lead West to an early-season triumph.

  • COLUMN: Shaw deserves...

     Walter Shaw has won a whole bunch of games during his time as the head men’s basketball coach at Brunswick Community College.

    His squad won 22 more this season and it wasn’t always easy.

    The Dolphins finished the 2018-19 campaign Friday, March 8, with a loss in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 10 Tournament at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst.

    BCC played its final two or three games with, for lack of a better term, a skeleton crew.

  • Trojans overcome four-run...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick pitchers walked 10 batters and the club’s offense stranded eight runners, but a seventh-inning rally and a walk-off sacrifice fly lifted the Trojans to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Carolina Forest (S.C.) on Thursday, March 7, at Mike Alderson Field.

    It took more than two hours and six trips to the dish, but the Trojan bats came alive in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Trojans suffer second...

     West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ soccer team dropped its second consecutive shutout to begin the 2019 season with a 9-0 defeat against Ashley in the Mideastern Conference opener for both teams on a frigid night in Shallotte on Thursday, March 7, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The game was scoreless through the first 10 minutes, but the visiting Screaming Eagles scored three goals in a 17-minute span in the first half and added six more to claim a 9-0 win.

    Through two games, West Brunswick has been outscored 13-0.

  • Dolphins thump Cavaliers (Ill.)...

     Brunswick Community College’s baseball squad has grown accustomed to blowing out teams early in the 2019 campaign.

    For the second consecutive week, the Dolphins earned a mercy-rule win over an out-of-state opponent as BCC clubbed Kankakee Community College (Ill.) 14-3 in a non-conference matchup March 6 at the Ripken Facility in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Dolphins built an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, increased the advantage to 3-0 in the second and tacked on four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-0 edge.

  • Mideastern Conference announces...

     West Brunswick boys’ basketball player Jadyn Parker entered his junior campaign with high expectations.

    The 6-foot-7 forward showed flashes of brilliance during his sophomore campaign and was expected to help carry the scoring load for a Trojan squad that lost more than 75 percent of its scoring from the 2017-18 squad.

    Parker did just that, finishing the season averaging 12.3 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest.

    The lanky wing earned a spot on the boys’ basketball first-team all-conference squad.

  • Trojan golfers place fourth at...

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ golf team started the 2019 season with a solid showing March 4 at Pine Valley Country Club in Wilmington.

    The Trojans finished with a team score of 342 to finish in fourth place.

    South Brunswick earned a first-place finish with a team mark of 315, while Topsail finished in second place with a 321 ledger.

    Third-place Hoggard bested West Brunswick by 13 strokes with a cumulative score of 329.

    West Brunswick had four golfers with sub-90 rebounds, including Ryan Jahr’s 78.

  • Trojan netters drop first two...

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ tennis team fell to 0-2 with a pair of losses in the opening week of the season.

    Hoggard opened Mideastern Conference play with a dominant 9-0 win over the Trojans on Feb. 27.

    The Vikings dropped only two games in six singles’ and three doubles’ competitions in handing the inexperienced Trojans a lopsided defeat.

  • Trojan upset bid falls just...

     DURHAM – West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team tried its best to pull off one of the most remarkable upsets in North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoff history last week.

    The Trojans, the East Region’s No. 32 seed, played arguably their best game of the season, but it wasn’t enough as Hillside outscored West Brunswick by seven points in the second half to claim a 58-49 victory.