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Today's Sports

  • Tournament of Champions set to...

     The Tournament of Champions began in 2003 when Elsa Bonstein, a former golf columnist for The Brunswick Beacon, wrote an article about Brunswick County club champions. Several champions suggested that there should be a countywide championship in which the local champions played against each other each year in a scratch event. Ben Carlson, then-editor of the Beacon, thought it was a good idea and the Beacon has since sponsored the event. 

  • Future Atlanta Brave-to-be the...

     I’m sure everyone who saw my son dressed up in an Atlanta Braves uniform last week at Shallotte First Baptist’s fall festival event just assumed that was my doing.

    I want all of you to know Huck going to the event dressed as a ball player wasn’t my idea. It was my wife’s, so there.

    At this time last year, we were still carrying Huck around in our arms or pushing him around in a stroller, so this year’s event was a little different, to say the least.

  • West Brunswick drops thriller...

     After Laney reeled off 26 consecutive points to take a 12-point lead, it appeared as if the West Brunswick varsity football team had no hope for a comeback.

    The Trojans hadn’t scored a touchdown since the midway point of the first quarter and found themselves with a two-touchdown deficit with just six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

    That’s when things got awfully interesting.

    Senior quarterback Owen McDowell rifled a touchdown pass to wide receiver Noah Johnson to pull the Trojans within a score, 26-21.

  • Monty Stanley named Farm Bureau...
  • Brunswick Football League bowl...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from the Brunswick Football League's final week of the season last week at Town Creek Park. 

  • Before it gets too cold,...

     The fishing off the Brunswick County Coast has been flat out incredible this fall. From Spanish mackerel, big king mackerel and sharks nearshore to grouper and wahoo offshore, the fishing has not been good, it’s been great.

  • West Brunswick Homecoming winners

     Austin Reed and Natyra Gore were named Homecoming King and Queen, respectively, at West Brunswick High School last week.

  • McMullan earns top junior angler...

     Brayden McMullan was crowned the top junior angler at the Fall Brawl fishing tournament last weekend out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. McMullan shared the honor with his sister, Caroline. 

  • #TrojanPride in full force at...

     I had a wonderful high school experience. In hindsight, I don’t have anything negative to say about my four years at West Brunswick High School. When the greatest class to ever roam the halls on Whiteville Road in Shallotte left in 2005, we took a lot of great memories with us.

    Let me precede everything else in my weekly column with this – nothing I’m saying is a negative toward the principals and other leaders at West since I was there in the middle of the last decade.

  • Hoggard rolls to 50-0 victory...

     By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

     

    LELAND – A standing room only crowd as the Scorpions celebrated homecoming and the Hoggard fans came in droves to watch their powerful team in its quest for an undefeated season.  The North Brunswick Scorpions had just scored their first victory of the season last week over South Brunswick and were prepared to keep that winning streak going against the Vikings.