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  • Nivea Bryant wins gold medal in...

    Staff Report

    Nivea Bryant won a gold medal for cheerleading individual performance at the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Western Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament.
    The Brunswick Shakers won a bronze medal. The cheerleaders are Joann Ballato, Tia Bowden, Jade Gary, Stephanie L. Neely, Amanda Prochazka, Marchetta Small, Rachael Teeples, Reba Webb and Kelly Young.
    The tournament was Saturday and provided a full day of competition for nearly 1,000 athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, SONC president/CEO.

  • Injuries hinder Lady Trojans in...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 7-1 to Ashley in a non-conference game March 7 and 3-0 to Whiteville in a conference-opening game Monday. Game summaries are below.

  • Trojan tennis improves to 4-1

    Staff Report

    Last week the West Brunswick boys’ tennis team beat West Bladen in a conference match and beat North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in a non-conference match. The Trojans are 4-1 this season.
    “We played against two teams that are rebuilding and are well coached,” West Brunswick coach Bob Bell said. “So we better get in our licks in now, and fortunately we did.

  • Trojan golfers set to defend...

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon

  • Trojans score eight in sixth to...

     LELAND—Jesse Simmons’ three-run home run completed an eight-run rally in the sixth inning as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 8-4 in a conference baseball game March 13.

    North pitcher Tyler Barnes had a one-hitter through five-plus inning and left the game after walking two batters in the top of the sixth. West then scored eight runs, taking advantage of a walk that loaded the bases, an error on an attempted force at home and a hit batter to score the first two runs.

  • BCC’s Michael Green throws...

     Michael Green’s bid for a second straight perfect game ended when he hit the first Patrick Henry Community College batter he faced Saturday, but by the end of the eighth inning he had completed a second straight no-hitter. Until his last two starts, Green had never thrown a no-hitter.

    BCC (9-5) beat the Patriots 9-1 in eight innings, and Green struck out seven batters.

    Green, a sophomore who has signed with Winthrop University, threw a five-inning perfect game on March 4. Against Patrick Henry, Green walked three and hit two.

  • Trojans open conference with win...

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team opened its conference season by beating Whiteville 6-2 Friday night.

    West starter Ryan Caison, a junior, gave up three hits and one earned run in four innings. He walked four, hit one and struck out six. Reliever Landon Tilley, a junior, gave up no hits and no runs in three innings in getting the victory. He walked one, hit one and struck out four.

  • West’s top scorer hurt in 7-1...

     Ashley beat West Brunswick 7-1 in a non-conference soccer game March 7 at West.

    Julianna Zio, West’s leading scorer last year, suffered an injury to her left arm when she scored in the first 26 seconds of the game against Ashley. She did not return to the game.

    The Eagles scored five minutes after Zio’s goal and led 5-1 at halftime. Ashley scored twice in the first 12:30 of the second half and it played a controlled passing game the rest of the half.

  • Jay Gause making progress in...

     Jay Gause is making steady progress in his comeback from shoulder surgery. The West Brunswick High School graduate is a freshman pitcher for Pitt Community College and on March 7 he pitched 1.2 innings of relief in Pitt’s 9-2 victory over the Dolphins.

    In Pitt’s first eight games, Gause was 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA. He had pitched 12 innings in three games, allowing nine hits and nine earned runs. He had struck out 11 and walked 11.

  • Green, BCC perfect in victory

    Staff Report

    Michael Green threw a perfect game as the BCC baseball team beat New River 10-0 in five innings Sunday.
    BCC completed the doubleheader sweep by winning the second game 14-1 in five innings. Tory Schroff (3-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters and giving up three hits and one earned run in 4.2 innings. He walked one.
    In the series Josh Hardwick hit a home run and Bryson Benton and Ryan Collins hit triples as BCC improved to 7-4. Collins leads the Dolphins in RBIs (13).