Today's Sports

  • Trenton Cade wins National...

    Trenton Cade, a Shallotte Middle School sixth-grader, finished tied for first in a National Junior Golf Tour event Nov. 6. Cade shot a 46-41 — 87 at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe. He had seven pars in his round and finished at 15-over par on the 5,145-yard course.

    Cade tied for first with Jason Zawtocki of Charlotte in the four-player event for those 10 and 11.

  • North Brunswick’s Kelsey Ray to...

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball player Kelsey Ray has signed a letter of intent to attend N.C. Central University.

    Ray was a utility player last season for the Scorpions. In 18 games, Ray batted .319 (15 for 47). She had four RBIs, two doubles and a triple. Her OBP was .421.

    “Probably one of the most coachable kids that I’ve had come through the program,” said Brittney Child, who coached her for three seasons. “If I had 20 more like her, it’d be great.

  • Pickleball at BCC
  • Tournament of Champions photos,...

    Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions photos from the second round Sunday at Farmstead Golf Links.

    2016Tournament of Champions Results



    Keith Lash (Carolina National)                       155 (80-75)

  • Tournament of Champions photos,...

    Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions photos from the first round Saturday at Meadowlands Golf Club.

  • Trojans, Scorpions begin...

    The West Brunswick football team is seeded No. 1 in the East in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state playoffs.

    The Trojans (8-3) will play Northern Guilford (4-7) on Friday, Nov. 18, at West (time to be set). Northern Guildford is the No. 8 seed in the Mideast.

    If West wins, it will play either Jacksonville, No. 5 in the East, or Westover, No. 4 in the Mideast, in a second-round game Nov. 25 at West.

    North Brunswick (7-4) is seeded No. 7 in the East in the Class 2AA playoffs.

  • Scorpions lose in first round of...

    East Bladen beat North Brunswick 2-0 in a first-round game Saturday of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state soccer playoffs.

    The victorious Eagles (15-5-1) were the No. 8 seed in the East. North (11-8-3) was the No. 9 seed.

    This was the third shutout in 21 games for the Eagles. The two other shutouts were against West Columbus, a team that finished 0-19.

  • Scorpions lose ECC title game to...

    BEULAVILLE — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 24-14 Friday, Nov. 4, and won the East Central Conference football championship.

    The Panthers finished 5-0 in the ECC, 10-1 overall. North Brunswick is 4-1, 7-4.

    “We’re 7-4, and that is a good year,” North coach Larry Brock said. “Heading into this year, I don’t know if we could have done this.”

    East Duplin finished the regular season having given up 62 points (5.7 points a game). The Panthers shut out five teams.

  • Cubs win the World Series — and...


  • No ‘If’s about it, Cubs rally to...

    When the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 1907, the Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Rudyard Kipling. He is probably best known for his poem “If.”


    Kipling wrote the poem in 1909 as advice for his son, the same year that was the start of the World Series championship drought for the Cubs till this year. Perhaps another version of  “If” is applicable to the seventh game of the 2016 World Series, won 8-7 in 10 innings by the Cubs against the Cleveland Indians.


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