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Today's Sports

  • West football game to resume at...

     SHALLOTTE — The season-opening football game between Socastee (S.C.) and West Brunswick high schools will resume at 5 p.m. Saturday with Socastee leading 10-7 and 11 minutes, 10 seconds left in the second quarter.

    No admission will be charged.

    Lightning caused the game to be suspended Friday night.

    The game had plenty of action in the first quarter.

    Socastee returned an interception for a touchdown in taking a 7-0 lead with 6:46 left in the first quarter.

  • Trojans lose home opener in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team lost 3-0 to Pender in the Trojans’ home-opening match of the season Aug. 21.

    Pender beat West 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 in the non-conference match.

    West led 19-18 in first game, Pender led 19-18 in the second game and was score was tied 17-17 in the third game before West lost all three games.

     

  • County teams in BB&T...

     Trojans, Scorpions finish scoreless

    The North Brunswick and West Brunswick football teams played a scoreless scrimmage in the BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 15, in Wilmington.

    For West, defensive back Davonte Hewett intercepted a pass. Lineman Daniel McRainey forced a fumble and Jimmy Cochran recovered the fumble.

    The Scorpions’ defense prevented the Trojans from scoring inside the 5-yard line.

  • New coach Hanna reworking Trojan...

     SHALLOTTE — Bob Hanna is using no shortcuts as he takes over as coach of the West Brunswick High School football team.

    A stern remark during an interview discussing the team’s starters revealed Hanna’s no-nonsense approach.

    “I grade film,” he said.

    Just a few weeks after being hired after a 20-year career at Irmo (S.C.) High School, where he was 163-93 and reached three state title games, Hanna has assessed the Trojan program and the work he and his staff need to do.

  • Finn begins to rebuild at South...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — A winless 2013 football season has given some South Brunswick seniors a winning attitude as the 2014 season begins.

    New coach Daniel Finn praised the leadership of three seniors, which includes quarterback Cole Blackburn.

    “During practices he’s making our kids do things they should be doing when the coaches aren’t available,” Finn said. “He’s been a very pleasant surprise for us.”

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Pebble...

     

    By Mike Gildea

    The crème de la crème … best of the best. That about describes Cameryn Smith, a golfer with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

     

    The national headquarters of The First Tee has announced that Smith, a senior at West Brunswick High School, is one of 81 participants ages 14 to 18 chosen nationwide to play at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the late September. She’ll be competing in The Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.

     

  • Milliken wins pole, races to...

     By Steve Zacharias

    Special to the Beacon

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Justin Milliken won one of the two 50-lap Late Model races July 19 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. 

    Eighteen Late Models were on hand, competing for $2,500, in the two 50-lap races in the NASCAR Whelen Late Models series.

    In qualifying, a familiar trend for 2014 took place when Milliken set the

  • New quarterbacks to lead...

     LELAND — Garry Bishop knows how to use talent. The latest proof of that was the indoor and outdoor state championships he coached the North Brunswick boys’ track and field teams in 2014.

    Entering his 21st season as head coach of the Scorpion football team, Bishop once again is assigning players to positions that fit their talent and will help North win football games.

  • Brunswick County Junior Dixie...

     The Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    In its first-round game July 12, Brunswick County lost 5-2 to Columbus County.

    In a second-round game July 13, Brunswick County lost 7-4 to Bessemer City. The loss eliminated Brunswick from the tourney.

    Against Bessemer City, Brunswick was held hitless for four innings and finished with three hits. Bryce Guyer had a hit. Hayden Hughes had a hit and two walks. Jacob Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

  • Brunswick Debs second in World...

     The Brunswick County West softball team finished second in the Dixie Debs World Series last week in Atoka, Tenn.

    Brunswick, representing North Carolina in the 11-state tournament for girls ages 16 to 18, lost to 17-9 to defending champion Alexandria, La., in the second game of a doubleheader July 30.

    Brunswick reached the finals in the double-elimination tournament by beating Alabama 5-2 July 29. Caroline Gore pitched six innings and was the winning pitcher. Kim Cook pitched the seventh.