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    Kayla Padgett update In the Conference USA track and field championships in New Orleans, ECU freshman Kayla Padgett finished fifth out of 18 competitors in the shot put with a mark of 14.30 meters (46 feet, 11 inches). All of the competitors were either freshmen or sophomores. The winning mark was 15.82 meters (51 feet, 11 inches). She was eighth in the discus with a throw of 44.45 meters (145.10).
  • Lady Scorpions win playoff game 23-1
    The North Brunswick softball team opened the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs by beating Fairmont 23-1 in five innings Friday. North (10-11) scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and finished with 24 hits.
  • Lady Trojans lose to Falcons in state playoffs
    By Shannon Leslie Beacon Correspondent
  • Inspirations dancers win 30 solo awards
    By Shiloh Ransom Special to The Beacon Inspirations Dance Centre (Southport) participated in Star Talent Productions dance competition in Supply. The dancers received High Platinum, Platinum and High Gold awards for 10 group dances, 30 solos and one trio. In the Petite/Junior group age division, they received first overall Junior Elite Small Group, first overall Junior Excel Small Group and third overall Petite Excel Small Group.
  • Cougar boys get first playoff win
    Staff Report For the first time ever, the South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team has won in the state playoffs. South, coached by John Walls, beat Washington 6-3 on May 1 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament. South won four singles matches and two doubles matches. An important singles victory was by Noah Pieper at No. 5, as he won a tiebreaker 10-8. Edwin Burnett and Patrick Evans won a close match at No. 1 doubles, taking the victory 10-8.
  • Avallone, Chappell star on Lady Trojans’ Senior Night
    By Sarah Sue Ingram Beacon correspondent Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick’s softball team on May 3. The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West’s seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base. Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.
  • Shallotte Shock finishes 23-0
    Staff Report The Shallotte Shock under-12 girls’ soccer team completed its season by winning  the Pleasure Island Soccer Association championship. The girls finished a yearlong season undefeated, winning two league championships and the St. James Cup tournament in Charleston S.C.
  • Lady Trojans rout East Bladen 11-0 in five innings
    Freshman Caroline Gore pitched a one-hitter, went 2-for-2 at the plate and stole home in West Brunswick’s 11-0 shellacking of East Bladen on April 24. “That was Caroline’s first varsity win,” said West coach Joe Noble. Gore also had the game’s only extra-base hit—a triple to the gap in right-center field. She went into third base standing up. The East Bladen pitcher, Melissa Macon, had her team’s only hit—a single up the middle in the third inning.
  • Padgett has some top field finishes for ECU
    Staff Report Former West Brunswick field athlete Kayla Padgett is having an impact in her freshman season at East Carolina University. With the Conference USA Outdoor Championships May 11-14 in New Orleans, Padgett enters as one of the top shot putters, discuss throwers and hammer throwers for ECU. In the Charlotte Invitational April 20-21, Padgett was second in the shot put (a season-best 13.78 meters) and second in the discus throw (45.5 meters). She was fifth in the hammer throw (45.75 meters) her first season ever in the event.
  • North’s boys, South’s girls win track titles
    Staff Report LELAND—North Brunswick’s boys and South Brunswick’s girls won the Waccamaw Conference track and field championships April 25 at North Brunswick High School. South’s girls scored 192 points. West, the defending champion, was second at 147. North was third at 110. In the girls’ meet in the 3,200 relay, South Brunswick was first in 11:01. In 100 meters, South’s Bre Hewett was first in 12.88.