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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Dolphins improve to 11-0 with...

     Lenoir Community College left Brunswick County frustrated last weekend after suffering a sweep at the hands of the Brunswick Community College Dolphins at Founders Field.

    BCC exploded for four runs in the bottom of the second and tacked on four more in the bottom of the sixth before holding on for an 8-4 win in the series finale Sunday, March 4.

    BCC won 18-0 in the nightcap of a doubleheader Saturday, March 3, before earning a 7-4 victory in the series opener earlier in the day.

  • COLUMN: A valiant effort is not...

     I’m sure the coaches and some of the players might disagree with my assessment, but I’ll share it anyway: West Brunswick threw its best punch against Hillside in the first round of the state 3A basketball playoffs last week in Durham.

    I’ve seen most of the Trojans’ varsity boys’ basketball games this season and the team’s effort last Tuesday night in Durham was remarkable.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Brunswick Plantation MGA

    Results from Feb. 26 at Brunswick Plantation. Forty players participated in a game of 1, 2, 3 no choice. Winners on the Dogwood/Azalea side were Jeff Hayden, Roy Maday, Mick Buchelt and Bob Krut at -18 and Russ Hammond, Rich Edwards, Skip Webb and Hoyt Small at -17. Winners on the Azalea/Magnolia side were Dick Butts, Walt Lina and Al Haley at -15 and Ray Wiltbank, Jerry Ingalls, Dave Kilgore and Mike Fiore at -12.

  • RACING COLUMN: Penske Racing and...

     One of the biggest stories of not only 2019, but of the future of NASCAR racing itself, centers on the new rules package for 2019. For all tracks between one-and-a-half and two miles, NASCAR has implemented a new aero and engine package which is considered the future of the sport.  NASCAR is laying it all on the line with this change.

  • Trojan lacrosse teams off to 0-1...

     West Brunswick’s girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams are off to 0-1 starts after suffering defeats at Ashley in Mideastern Conference matchups last week.

    The Ashley Screaming Eagles’ boys’ squad earned a 15-1 decision over the Trojans while the Lady Screaming Eagles secured an 11-4 victory.

    West Brunswick junior Cecelia Vergara led the Trojans with three goals in the 2019 season debut. Vergara netted three goals on seven shot attempts and senior Kara Cheers scored one goal.

  • West Brunswick releases spring...

     Spring sports are officially slated to begin this week in Brunswick County.

    West Brunswick High School officials released the school’s spring sports schedules last week.

    The varsity baseball team is slated to kick off its 2019 campaign with a road game at Lumberton High School on Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. The junior varsity baseball team is scheduled to begin its season Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. with a home game against Lumberton.

  • Run Sunset Beach slated for end...

     This year’s Run Sunset Beach event will now take place on March 30, the absolute best running weather at the beach. This is a big change from previous years when it's typically been in May.

    Featuring a half-marathon, 5K and 1 mile course, this race helps benefit several local nonprofits. It's the largest race at the Brunswick County beaches and several nonprofits come out to volunteer in exchange for donations to their group. You can also make additional donations online when registering.

  • BCC baseball improves to 6-0...

     The Dolphins used the long ball and impressive pitching by Hunter Stevens to secure a weekend sweep over Bryant & Stratton (Va.) last weekend in Bolivia.

    BCC earned an 11-1 win in five innings over the visitors Sunday, Feb. 24, at Founders Field.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn, Alec Dumas and Zach Roberts belted home runs and Stevens struck out seven batters in four scoreless frames as the Dolphins continued their undefeated run to start the 2019 campaign.