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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick homecoming photos
  • West Brunswick vs. Topsail...
  • Trojans lose to Topsail in soccer

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 2-1 to Topsail in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference soccer game Sept. 29 at West.

    With the loss, West is 1-1 in the 3A part of the conference.

    Topsail is 2-0 in the 3A part of the conference. It beat the Cougars 2-0 Sept. 27.

    South is 0-2 in the 3A part of the conference.

    West has a rematch with South on Oct. 6 and a rematch with Topsail on Oct. 25. The games most likely will determine whether West makes the state playoffs. The top 3A team in the conference is the only team guaranteed a spot.

  • Croatan defeats North Brunswick...

     LELAND — Croatan scored three first-half goals and went on to beat North Brunswick 3-2 in an East Central Conference soccer game Sept. 28.

    Croatan is 1-1 in the six-team conference, 5-6 overall. North is 0-1-1, 8-2-3 overall.

    The Cougars scored 1 minutes, 47 seconds into the game on a shot into the upper left of the goal.

    Croatan scored twice in the final 6:04 of the half. A low shot rolled inside the left post in giving Croatan a 2-0 lead.

  • West Brunswick beats South...

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat South Columbus 6-3 in a non-conference tennis match Sept. 26 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    West won four singles matches.

    At No. 3, senior Emily Long won 6-4, 6-2. At No. 4, junior Bianca Desimone won 6-4, 6-2. At No. 5, junior Rylee Jones won 6-7 (9-11), 6-0, 11-9. At No. 6, senior Catherine Cheatham won 6-4, 6-2.

    West won two doubles matches.

    At No. 2, Desimone and senior McKenzie Winberg won 8-4. At No. 3, Cheatham and sophomore Madison Ward won 8-3.

  • North Brunswick vs. Hawks...
  • West Brunswick vs. Ashley...

    WILMINGTON —  West Brunswick defeated the  Ashley Screaming Eagles 28-6 as both teams opened their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football season Friday, Sept. 23, at Ashley.

    West is 1-0, 5-1. Ashley is 0-1, 2-2. West’s next game is its homecoming, Sept. 30 against Topsail (0-1, 2-4).

    The Trojans’ Anthony McCray scored a touchdown in each quarter and, according to West Brunswick staff statistics, gained 199 yards on 26 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards.

  • Arnie part of a memorable...

                                                               

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

  • Trojans hold off North Brunswick...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — In a hard-fought intra-county football game Friday, Sept. 16, between the West Brunswick Trojans and the North Brunswick Scorpions, West was able to hold off a late charge by North and win 24-21. The game was intense, as each team scored twice in the second quarter and once in the fourth quarter.

  • Wayne Smith’s dove hunt remains...

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    “Do I need to pick up the slaw?” Rhonda Smith asks.

    “About 11:30, run up there and get it,” husband Wayne Smith says.

     

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    The 33rd year of Wayne Smith’s dove hunt, on fields just outside Shallotte, begins like any other.

    Well, almost like any other.

    It is nearly 11 a.m. Sept. 10. On the warm, sunny morning, Wayne Smith is tending to the last-minute preparations for the banquet that precedes the hunt.