Community Sports

  • Sunset Beach fun run is set for Oct. 6
    For the third year, the annual Sunset at Sunset Community Block Party will begin with its 5K run/fitness walk for adults and children on Oct. 6 at Sunset Beach Island. The fun race is appropriate for all types and levels of walkers and runners alike.
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    Brunswick County Youth Basketball League sign-ups Registration is open for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League, open to boys and girls in first through sixth grades. Mandatory skills analysis is Nov. 16. Games will be played at Shallotte Middle School, South Brunswick Middle School, Leland Middle and Cedar Grove Middle School. Deadline to register is Nov. 19. Registration fee is $40 per person. Call 253-2670 for more information or visit www.brunswickcountync.gov (youth athletics).
  • Champions Night Sept. 21 at West
    West Brunswick High School will honor its 1991, 1992 and 1993 championship football teams on Sept. 21 on Champions Night at M.H. Rourk Stadium. The Trojans won the Class 2A East Regional in 1991 and finished second in state. The 1992 and 1993 teams won state championships. Former players who plan to attend should contact Greg Mott 538-6292 or West athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740. The Trojans will play North Brunswick that night. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  
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    Waccamaw Park meeting Sept. 13 The Waccamaw Park master plan public input design meeting is 3-7 p.m. Sept 13 at the Waccamaw Park Community Building, 5855 Waccamaw School Road NW, Ash. Call 253-2670 if you have any questions.
  • Turnovers doom Scorpions to first loss
    By Jules Sacchetti Beacon Correspondent
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    Chad McCumbee  update Chad McCumbee finished 25th in Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. McCumbee started 26th and finished 127 of the 130 laps. He earned $7,605. Ty Dillon won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, which had 36 drivers in it. He earned $45,885. Taking advantage of Kyle Busch’s brush with the wall in the late going, pole-sitter Dillon won going away. It was the first victory for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie.
  • Laney dominates Cougars 42-7 in rematch
    By Shannon Leslie Beacon Correspondent BOILING SPRING LAKES—In a rematch from the BB&T Football Jamboree, the South Brunswick Cougars played host to a Laney Buccaneers’ team, led by Tariq Lane, who had shut out South 13-0 in the scrimmage in August.
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    Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte. The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will be conducting a soccer challenge for all boys and girls ages 10-14. Participation forms will be available at the event and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contestants please bring a copy of your birth certificate.
  • Mountain bike tour Saturday
    Apparel brand Dirtball has announced the inaugural “Pedal 2 The People Tour Fueled by Monster Energy,” a three-stop regional North Carolina mountain bike series that will award a $10,000 purse and championships in five divisions. The dates are Saturday, Brunswick Nature Park, Leland; Sept. 15, Harris Lake County Park, New Hill; Oct. 13, The Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville.
  • North Brunswick Scorpions beat Pender in opener
    By Jules Sacchetti Beacon Correspondent LELAND—The season-opening football game Friday night between the Pender Patriots and the host North Brunswick Scorpions game was penalty filled, but despite the penalties, the Scorpions came out on top, winning 21-16.