Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick soccer team gets...

     GOLDSBORO—Playing without its leading scorer and with a freshman goalkeeper, the West Brunswick High School soccer team upset Eastern Wayne 1-0 May 10 in a first-round game of the NCHSAA Class 3A state playoffs.

    “I can’t think of (a victory) that’s better,” said an elated Laura Hickman, coach of the Trojans, a team with two seniors on its 17-player roster.

  • West Brunswick JV softball team...

     The West Brunswick High School junior varsity softball team beat West Bladen 11-1 in six innings Monday and finished the season 12-2 (11-1 in the conference).

    West clinched the conference title by winning 6-3 May 5 at East Bladen.

    Last year, West was the unbeaten conference champion last year. Over two seasons, the West JV is 28-2.

    “They can all play, and you can tell it when game time comes,” Trojan coach Donald Davis said.

  • BCC begins championship tourney...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team plays College of The Albemarle at 7 p.m. Friday in a first-round game of the Carolinas-Virginia Conference Baseball Tournament.

    O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City is the site of the double-elimination tourney.

    The winner of the eight-team tourney qualifies for the NJCAA Division II World Series. BCC, the regular-season conference champion in just the fourth year of its program, has never qualified for the World Series.

  • West’s Bell, Padgett win in...

     West Brunswick High School senior Kayla Padgett won the discus throw in the NCHSAA Class 3A Regional Saturday at Nash Central High School.

    Padgett threw the discus 129 feet, 1 inch. The meet was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University. The top four in each event advanced to the state meet. Padgett finished second in the discus throw last year.

    Padgett finished second in the shot put with a distance of 38-5, a personal record. The winner was Whitney Williams of South Johnston (39-3).

  • West Brunswick shuts out South...

     Julianna Zio scored three goals and had three straight assists as West Brunswick beat South Columbus 8-0 May 4 in West’s final home game of the regular season.

    Zio, a junior, has scored a team-record 27 goals this season.

    Zio scored West’s first goal about seven minutes into the game. She slotted the low shot through the Stallion defenders for the 1-0 lead.

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  • Leland Area Rotary Club golf...

    The Leland Area Rotary Club’s inaugural “LA Classic” Golf Tournament, played April 14 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland, raised nearly $3,900 in net proceeds that will benefit Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross and Rotary International’s $200 million challenge to eradicate polio worldwide.

  • The First Tee: Nine healthy...