The West Wind

Jesse’s Hot Takes

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

January 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Back again with this week’s hot takes; coming up this week, we have the AFC and the NFC championship games, Warriors back at full strength, and Kyler Murray declaring for the NFL draft. With the NFL playoffs in full swing and the conference championships happening this weekend, we have to talk a...

Why There Are So Many Busts In Sports

Jay Fletcher, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

In the history of sports there is always that guy that jumps almost out of nowhere onto the scene and is talked about constantly in the media as being a sure fire prospect.  Even though he may have had no prior success at the previous level. One of the reasons for this might be the increasing trend t...

New Coach, Who Dis?

New Coach, Who Dis?

Taliyah Daniels and Braxton Powell

January 14, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student Life

This basketball season brings yet another coaching change for the Varsity Lady Trojans--their fourth in as many years. Coach Lewkowicz and Coach Harvey have worked in West’s program before, but this year, they are taking on new roles as the head and assistant Varsity coaches respectively. Many of t...

West Brunswick vs. Laney

West Brunswick vs. Laney

Payton westendorf, staff writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Sports

  West Brunswick (24)  vs. Laney (57) Laney takes home the win on 1/9/19...

Lady Trojans Defeat the North Brunswick Scorpions

Lady Trojans Defeat the North Brunswick Scorpions

Molysha Brown, Online Director

January 8, 2019


Filed under Galleries and Video, Sports

The Lady Trojans started off the new year on the right foot on Friday, January 4th, 2019 the Lady Trojans secured their second win of the season against the North Brunswick High School Scorpions. In recent history, the Lady Trojans have been unable to secure a win against the Scorpions but due ever present...

Varsity Men’s Basketball: Trojans vs. Scorpions

Varsity Men’s Basketball: Trojans vs. Scorpions

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Galleries and Video, Sports

The student section was on their toes Friday night, as this game was a close one. The Trojans took it home with a 60-48 victory!

West Defeats Hoggard in Wednesday’s Wrestling Match

West Defeats Hoggard in Wednesday’s Wrestling Match

Payton Westendorf, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

West vs. Hoggard   12/12/18 West (51) defeats Hoggard (21) in Wednesday's match....

Women’s Basketball Preview

Women’s Basketball Preview

Julia Foster, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

Winter sports season has started and the women’s basketball team is ready for a great and hopeful season to come. As the women’s varsity basketball team begins, they are hoping to improve on many aspects such as teamwork, collaboration and ensuring they get extra practice. “We’ll defi...

WBHS Varsity Girls Basketball vs. East Bladen

Andrea Vasquez, Staff writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

WBHS Varsity Girls Basketball started the season with great enthusiasm. The girls played hard and they put all of their effort on the court. The varsity girls were winning at one point, but with 46 seconds left in the game, a player from the opposing team got fouled and scored on two free throws; the...

Lauch Murphy: Two Sports, One Season

Jay Fletcher, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Sophomore Lauch Murphy played both soccer and baseball as a Freshman, and at the start of this season, he began to play both of these sports again as usual.  Murphy was not looking to play any other sport until Coach Woody Dunn asked him to come try to kick a field goal which then turned into many and...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

November 16, 2018


Filed under Galleries and Video, Sports

On November 15th, 2018 four West Brunswick High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play softball and baseball at the collegiate level. Savannah Branch signed with the Barton College Bulldogs. Branch will play softball and attend school to pursue a medical career. Morgan Beeler...

Swim Season Begins

Swim Season Begins

Jay Fletcher and Matthew Hylton

November 16, 2018


Filed under Galleries and Video, Sports

On November 15, the WBHS swim team held their first meet against teams from Ashley, South, and a group of home-schooled students. Each competing team performed well. West Brunswick's very own Keyon Berinji and Caroline Ruck were notable swimmers in this meet who both finished at the top of their heats. ...

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