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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons had seven rebounds and blocked three shots in Asefa Estudiantes Madrid’s 74-71 loss Oct. 29. Simmons started and played 25 minutes.
    He scored eight points. His team is 2-3 in the 18-team Spanish professional basketball league.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    BRIERWOOD COUPLES
    The Brierwood Golf Club couples tournament was played Oct. 15. The game was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -16 were Al Bloom, Mimi Ostrager, Dennis Shea and Dee Bogard. In second at -12 was the team of Paul and Mickey Salerno with Jerry and Sarah Lula. In third at -7 was the team of Dan and Cheryl Perry with Bernie Gruzlewski and Nancy Kumlin.
    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Our lady champions: Great golf from the gals

    Most of the club championships around the county have finished now. This year will mark the largest field ever competing Nov. 12-13 in the eighth annual Tournament of Champions at Thistle Golf Club.
    The Brunswick Beacon sponsors the Tournament of Champions each year. It began in 2004 as a response to champions who yearned for an overall championship in Brunswick County. The first three years the Tournament of Champions was played at Ocean Ridge. The next two championships were at Sea Trail. The last two were at St. James Plantation.

  • Gulf Stream action heats up

    While the air may be cold, the Gulf Stream fishing is red hot. Between the seemingly nonstop strong winds and rough seas, a small weather window allowed fishermen to head offshore last midweek to test what should be good Gulf Stream fishing.
    The results were positive, as boats fishing from the BlackJack to the Steeples reported multiple wahoo catches as well as blackfin tuna and a mix of Mahi-mahi and sailfish.

  • Don’t let the cold stop surf fishing

    November and December are great months to get into cold-water surf fishing for red drum in Brunswick County. We do not have the huge populations of big bull reds that the Outer Banks does during the colder months, but many redfish cruise the surf before they go inside when the water gets really cold and school up waiting for next spring.

  • First Tee has first Champions Challenge

    Oct. 27 was a perfect fall day on the Carolina Coast as teams of fourth-graders from all 10 Brunswick County elementary schools competed in the first-ever Champions Challenge.
    The event was hosted by The First Tee of Brunswick County and took place at Cinghiale Creek in Shallotte. Teams of seven girls and seven boys had been selected by the physical education teachers at each school. The criteria included grades plus knowledge of The First Tee.

  • Purvis named Special Teams Player of the Week

    STAFF REPORT

    Gardner-Webb punter Graham Purvis earned FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week honors from The Sports Network Monday, following a record-setting performance.
    Purvis, a West Brunswick High School graduate, set a Big South Conference record with 497 yards on 11 punts in Gardner-Webb’s 14-7 win over Charleston Southern, swinging field position in GWU’s favor several times with booming kicks.

  • Hilliard fifth in cross-country regional

    STAFF REPORT

    South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard finished fifth out of 118 runners in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Cross-Country East Regional Saturday at Gillette Park in Wilson.
    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 58 seconds. The race was a qualifier for the state meet on Saturday.
    The winning time was 18:29 by West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge. West Carteret also won the team title.

  • Maco Light Legend 5K set for Nov. 12

    BY BRAD BARTH
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    LELAND—Jack Boldt, a fourth-grader at Charter Day School, ran in the inaugural Maco Light Legend 5K last year—and along the way route he was searching for something.
    “I’m not sure I saw the Maco light, but I sure was looking,” said Boldt, who was 8 when he ran the race. He joined nearly 200 other runners and walkers in the race on the school’s campus. Boldt finished third in his age group and 23rd overall.

  • Sports calendar

    FREE SOFTBALL CLINICS AT WEST
    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Please contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.