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Community Sports

  • Shock shuts out Southport
    The Brush Dental Shock shut out the Freedom Lawn Crossfire of Southport 5-0. The Shock had a balanced attack with four girls scoring. Kayla Crouch, Logan Shultz and Lauren Dimuzzio, each scored one and Ashley Oakes scored two. The Shock is 2-0-1 for the season and has given up one goal.
  • Lady Trojans split conference softball games
    Staff Report The West Brunswick High School softball team beat East Bladen 7-3 in a conference game Friday in Shallotte. Caroline Gore (3-0) was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits and three unearned runs. She walked no one and struck out 12 in the seven-inning game. For West, Bethany Morrison was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Ashley Smith was 1-for-2 with a triple. Abbey Dyson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Bre Small had one RBI and walked twice.
  • White named Conference Carolinas’ pitcher of week in softball
    Staff Report Mount Olive College pitcher Carly White, who allowed one run in 14 innings in two conference victories last week, is the Conference Carolinas softball pitcher of the week. The award was White’s second this season and her third weekly conference award overall in 2012-13. She also earned Conference Carolinas women’s volleyball player of the week honors during the fall.
  • Silver Coast Lady Lightning volleyball team wins tourney
    On March 16, West Brunswick High School was host of its first Carolina Region club volleyball tournament. Ten teams in the bronze division (for 15-year-olds) from across eastern North Carolina participated. The Silver Coast Volleyball Club Lady Lightning, based out of Brunswick and Columbus counties, won the tournament.
  • Cougars stay perfect in conference
    Staff Report The South Brunswick boys’ tennis team improved to 5-0 in the conference, 8-2 overall, by beating North Brunswick 9-0 March 21 in Leland. In singles, Gabe Azzato def. Chase Wells 6-2, 6-0. Caleb Stanley def. Miguel Flores 6-1, 6-0. Joey Kronenwetter def. Victor Benitez 6-0, 6-1. Jarrett Walls def. Julien Cruz 6-4, 6-3. Caleb Hemphill def. Andrew Williams 6-1, 6-0. Hunter Britt def. David Solis (NB) 6-0, 6-0
  • Golf tournaments
    Relay for Life tourney is set for April 20 Town Creek Elementary School is sponsoring a golf tourney April 20 at Magnolia Greens and the proceeds benefit Relay for Life. The shotgun start is 8 a.m. The fee is $60 per golfer, $240 per team, and covers lunch. To register, call Stella Tucker at (910) 253-6500 or email stucker@bcswan.net by April 1.
  • Tilley dominates; Trojans defeat East Bladen
    By Sam Hickman Beacon Correspondent In its two conference games before Friday night’s contest against East Bladen, the West Brunswick varsity baseball team had 30 hits and scored 35 runs combined. The Trojans were due for an off night offensively. The way Landon Tilley pitched against the visiting Eagles, West’s offensive woes simply didn’t matter much.
  • Trout waters open April 6
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open about 1,100 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. April 6. The season will run through Feb. 28. While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions.
  • Holiday tourneys are April 1-3 at West
    The annual Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball and softball tournaments are April 1-3 at West Brunswick High School. A three-day pass is $15. A single-day pass is $6. As of March 20, these are the scheduled baseball games for April 1: 10 a.m.: Harrell’s Academy vs. North Brunswick 1 p.m.: Western Harnett vs. South Brunswick 4 p.m.:  South Stanly vs. Topsail 7 p.m.: Winslow, N.J., vs. West Brunswick As of March 20, these are the scheduled softball games for April 1: 10 a.m.: Richmond vs. Whiteville
  • Sports briefs
    Lighthouse run is set for April 20 The 15th annual Oak Island Lighthouse run and walk begins at 8 a.m. April 20 at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell and there will be three distances for runners: a one-half marathon (13.1 miles) a 10K (6.2 miles) and a 5K (3.1 miles). Register at www.lighthouse10k.com or at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport. Entry fee is $30 per person for the 5K or 10K and $45 for the one-half marathon.