Community Sports

  • Sports calendar
    West Varsity sports calendar Dec. 16: West Bladen basketball at West. 6:30 p.m. Dec 17: West wrestling at St. James tournament Dec. 19: West basketball at North Myrtle Beach. Dec. 28-30: West boys basketball at Cox Mill tournament
  • Hunters need to practice boating safety
    The Home from the Hunt campaign of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding waterfowl hunters who hunt from a boat to practice boating safety and hunting safety. “Statistics show more hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state boating safety coordinator. “Hypothermia is the loss of body heat and, left untreated, can prove fatal. Exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of hypothermia.”
  • West JV boys win 2 of 3
    STAFF REPORT The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team won two of three games last week. The Trojans (3-1) beat North Myrtle Beach 33-27 on Nov. 29. Demaria Evans scored nine points, Saadiq Johnson six and Shermonde Fulwood five. “I thought we played pretty well,” coach Jason Younts said. “It was a pretty evenly matched game. We did a good job in the third quarter extending our lead, which allowed us to maintain control of the game.
  • Sports briefs
    West Varsity sports calendar Times approximate for basketball Dec. 9: Basketball vs. Whiteville, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10: Caleb Hawkins Memorial Wrestling Tournament, all day at West. Dec. 13: West basketball at North, 6 p.m. West wrestling vs. North, 7 p.m. Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
  • Sports calendar
  • Cedar Grove finishes unbeaten in boys’ soccer
    Using the motto of “one team,” the Cedar Grove Middle School soccer team finished the season 8-0. “In my 22-year coaching career in Brunswick County, this is my first 8-0 championship team,” coach Marty Mentzer said. She has won at least 10 championships and one team finished 7-0. “‘One team’ exemplified the way this team played together,” she said. “We scored 31 goals by eight different players and only allowed three goals scored against us all season.”
  • Shock finishes 4-0 in St. James Cupl
    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls soccer team took its undefeated record to Charleston, S.C., to play in the St. James Cup last weekend. For the Shock, this was its first out-of-state tournament. The Shock played two games Saturday, winning 2-0 and 2-0. In the first game Ashley Oakes and Mia Adcock each scored. In the second game both goals were scored by Kira Frawley. On Sunday the Shock played a semifinal and won 2-1. Both goals were scored by Hayley Giordano. In the championship game, the Shock won 2-0, with scores coming from Adcock and Frawley.
  • Sports briefs
    Stingray tryouts are Nov. 27 Tryouts for the Lady Stingrays 14U softball team will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Northwest District Park in Leland. Girls with birth dates on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are eligible to participate. Independent tryouts available by request if unable to make this date. For more information, contact Tony at (910) 386-8234 or Matt Chappell at  (910) 612-1635. Dixie youth meeting Nov. 28
  • Tree stand injuries may be avoidable
    BY NCWRC Special to the Beacon
  • Hawaiian Paddle Out honors Chris Crocker
    STAFF REPORT Sunset Beach Surf Club and Eastern Surfing Association members had a Hawaiian Paddle Out Nov. 13 at the Sunset Beach fishing pier to honor fellow member Chris Crocker, who died of a heart attack Nov. 5. Crocker, 37, was the father of two children, Brittney and Jake, and husband of Amy. A Hawaiian Paddle Out is the way surfers pay respect for one of their fellow surfers who has died.