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Today's Sports

  • Mia Adcock’s three goals spur...

     SHALLOTTE – Mia Adcock was anything but “MIA” during West Brunswick’s 4-0 victory over Topsail on April 10 at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte.

    The senior midfielder broke a scoreless tie with 2:51 left in the first half before adding a pair of second-half goals in the Trojans’ first Mideastern Conference victory of the 2018 season.

    Mia Adcock is a natural forward, but a slew of injuries has forced the speedster to play center midfield for her squad.

  • 100! Mother and daughter...

     SHALLOTTE – Gwenna Gentle had nine goals and a measley four assists during her freshman year on West Brunswick’s women’s lacrosse team.

    That makes her accomplishment two weeks ago at M.H. Rourk Stadium even Shallotte all the more remarkable.

    Gentle poured a shot into the back of the net in the second half of a big victory over county rival South Brunswick for her 100th career goal.

  • Pigott’s eighth-inning single...

     SHALLOTTE – Taylor Pigott stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning against Richmond Senior High School in the championship game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on April 4 with the winning run on third base and two outs.

    In the seventh inning, the junior right-handed hitter approached West Brunswick softball assistant coach Amanda Fields and told her, “I want to hit again. I want to get up again so bad.”

  • Babson pitches and hits Trojans...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team capped an up-and-down week with a 12-0 victory over Kings Academy (S.C.) in the final game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational baseball tournament on April 4 in Shallotte.

    Senior Owen McDowell ripped a two-run triple and sophomore Tanner Babson smoked a two-run home run in a six-run bottom of the fourth inning to lift the Trojans to a lopsided win.

    Babson started on the mound for West Brunswick and fired three perfect innings that included no baserunners and seven strikeouts.

  • Patrick Reed etches his name in...

    I have to eat a large plate of crow this morning.

    I didn’t think Patrick Reed had it in him. We’ve seen countless players, including Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, enter the final round of the Masters with a lead only to succumb to intense Sunday pressure and fall short.

  • Bell optimistic during tennis...

     Despite his team’s 1-5 start, West Brunswick men’s tennis coach Bob Bell is optimistic about the future of the program.

    The Trojans endured a winless campaign in 2017 before earning a victory over 4A Ashley High School at Ocean Isle Beach Park earlier this year.

    Bell spoke about his team’s progess during an interview with the Beacon.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick captures...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photographs from last week's Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament in Shallotte. West Brunswick defeated Richmond Senior 3-2 in the April 4 championship game. Junior Taylor Pigott broke a 2-2 tie with a game-winning single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Trojans to the tournament crown. 

  • Barbour’s walkoff homer in ninth...

     Brunswick Community College’s Will Barbour stepped to the plate in a 6-6 game in the bottom of the ninth inning against Bryant & Stratton hoping to ignite a game-winning rally.

    It only took one pitch to end the contest.

    Barbour smashed the first pitch he saw over the fence for a walkoff win as BCC earned a 7-6 victory over Bryant & Stratton in the opening game of a Saturday, April 7, doubleheader.

  • First Tee to host 8th Annual...

     The 8th Annual Future Generations Tournament to benefit The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas will be held Saturday, June 16, at Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach. This prestigious tournament is one of The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas’ major fundraisers to support its core programs of golf skills and character development for young people. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

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