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WBHS Trojans Tame the SCHS Stallions

WBHS Trojans Tame the SCHS Stallions

March 21, 2019


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The WBHS Trojans defeated the South Columbus Stallions by 13-2. The game lasted 5 innings after the Trojans run-ruled the SCHS Stallions. The team batting average for the Trojans was .391 while the Stallions average was .167 at the final. The Trojan's on-base percentage was .588  which was more than...

Teachers And Students Face Off: Dodgeball!

Teachers And Students Face Off: Dodgeball!

Julia Foster, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Students and teachers are buzzing with excitement. Everyone is riled up - including the crowd anticipating the mayhem. Teachers and students have the same goal, but different motives. Teachers get the chance to throw balls at students. They're ready. Students get to attack teachers and get away...

WBHS Trojans Slay the SBHS Cougars

WBHS Trojans Slay the SBHS Cougars

Molysha Brown, Online Director

March 18, 2019


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On March 8th, at the end of the fourth quarter the WBHS Trojans officially slayed the SBHS Cougars for a second time with a final score of 6-5. The Trojans had 4 scorers, senior attacker and captain, Braxton Powell had 2 goals on 5 shots and 2 assists. Junior midfielder,William McRainey also tallied...

A New Future: Women’s Soccer Preview

A New Future: Women’s Soccer Preview

Arianna Akay, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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The Lady Trojan soccer team is looking forward to a bounce-back season. The Lady Trojans lost over half of their starting lineup to graduation but have high hopes for the upcoming season, and hope to build off of a strong young core. The team still has two of the top players in the Mid Eastern Conference, ...

84 Feet: Men’s Basketball Review

84 Feet: Men’s Basketball Review

Taliyah Daniels, Event Coordinator

March 1, 2019


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Down by 9 with five seconds left on the game clock, the seniors on the men’s basketball team watched their final moments in a Trojan uniform tick away. The men’s varsity basketball team ended their 2018-19 season advancing to the 2019 3A Men’s Basketball Championship level where they lost by only n...

Swinging into the Season: Baseball Preview

Swinging into the Season: Baseball Preview

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

February 27, 2019


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The temperatures are rising and flowers are starting to bloom, and that means the echoes of metal bats are ringing near the baseball field. This year’s team looks to be stout with 15 returning players, 9 of whom are seniors. The expectations for this year’s team are very high, with a state champ...

Lady Trojans Basketball: The Final Buzzer

Lady Trojans Basketball: The Final Buzzer

Molysha Brown, Online Director

February 25, 2019


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3...2…1….buzzz, The final buzzer has sounded and the Varsity Women’s Basketball season has drawn to a close. The Lady Trojans season was filled with ups and downs, the team stumbled to an overall record of 4-21-0 and a conference record of 3-11-0.   On Valentine’s Day, the Lady T...

The Blitz: Duke vs. Carolina

The Blitz: Duke vs. Carolina

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

February 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Down goes Zion! The Duke Blue Devils lost their star forward last night after he blew through his left shoe, 36 seconds into the game against the rival UNC Chapel Hill Tar Heels. Williamson laid on the ground, grabbing his knee after the incident and leaving the whole arena silent, wondering how bad the i...

Track & Field Season Preview

Track & Field Season Preview

Connor Gushman, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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  Track and Field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. This year, our track team has a combined total of four coaches: Coach Wood, Coach Carraway, Coach Hickman, and Coach Lynch are looking forward to what the spring sea...

Up to Par: Golf Preview

Jacob Cochran, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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Golf is debated as being a sport of finesse, while some claim it is a sport with little physical obstacles and accomplishments. It is one of the most mentally challenging sports. The mental fortitude you must possess to sink a match-winning putt on the 18th green involves high concentration and extreme ...

The WBHS Trojans Defeat Topsail Pirates

The WBHS Trojans Defeat Topsail Pirates

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Galleries and Video, Sports

On February 1st, West Brunswick Varsity Trojans went head to head against the Topsail Pirates. The game was extremely intense with a tight score throughout all four quarters. A dunk by J'vian McCray sent the crowd into a frenzy, but the basket was not counted. One of the Pirates top scorers fouled out...

The Hoggard Vikings defeat the WBHS Trojans

The Hoggard Vikings defeat the WBHS Trojans

Izzy Smeltzer, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Galleries and Video, Sports

On February 12th, West played Hoggard in the second to last conference game. Although the Trojans lost they were neck and neck with the Vikings for most of the game. The teams seniors started out the game strong, the game ended with mostly underclassmen on the court, who surprised everyone in the stands. ...

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