Today's Sports

  • Dove hunt is about food,...

    SHALLOTTE  — The second Saturday of September has been special for many years for hunters in Shallotte: It is the annual dove hunt that Wayne Smith hosts.

    A light rain Saturday, Sept. 12, seemed to have no effect on the event this year. Hundreds of hunters gathered to eat, hunt and be in the company of friends.

    Smith,  owner of Wayne’s Backhoe Service, said the inaugural dove hunt was at least 32 years ago. He was uncertain of the first year.

  • McCumbee regains points lead...

    Staff Report

    Spencer Pumpelly held off charging Stevan McAleer on the final lap by 0.394 seconds to join Luis Rodriguez Jr. in scoring their fourth Street Tuner victory of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

    The second-place finish enabled McAleer and Chad McCumbee to unofficially take a one-point lead in the standings over Andrew Carbonell, 241-240.

  • Trojans beat county foes in...

    West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-11 in a non-conference volleyball match Wednesday, Sept 16, at West.

    The victory came an evening after West beat South Brunswick 26-24, 25-23, 25-23 in a conference volleyball match at South.

    West is 7-2 overall, 3-2 in the conference. North is 5-7 overall.

  • VIDEO: West Brunswick vs. North...

    Video of final points in first, second and fourth sets of West Brunswick’s 16-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-11 victory against North Brunswick.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in...

    TOWN CREEK — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-2 in overtime in a Mideastern 3A/4A conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    South scored two goals in the final two minutes of regulation in tying the score. The second goal came after West fouled in the final 10 seconds. From near the 50-yard line in front of the South bench, South senior defender Landon Smith lofted a free kick toward a crowd of players in front of the West goal and senior midfielder Jack Palagruto scored. 

  • Scorpions’ Washington national...

    North Brunswick High School junior Jayhlen Washington is getting attention as a football player this fall. But it may be hard to match the attention he received this summer, when he won two national championships in track.

    Washington competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which took place July 27 to Aug. 2 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

    Competing as a member of the East Coast Track & Field Academy Club, Washington won the triple jump and the long jump for boys 15 to 16.

  • Scorpions defeat Cougars in...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The Scorpions of North Brunswick are fast and that speed was on full display when they defeated South Brunswick 37-16 in a non-conference football game, Friday, Sept. 11.

    “I’m a run-first guy,” North coach Larry Brock said. “The good thing is [that] we have the ability to spread it out and make you cover us, and then we can run the ball.”

  • Whiteville defeats Trojans in...

    WHITEVILLE —  During the halftime ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, honoring Whiteville’s 1965 state championship football team, the Dave Clark Five’s “Catch Me If You Can” was played.

    The song could have been played just about every time current senior quarterback Nydir Carr touched the ball, as he was involved in all four Wolfpack scores in its 26-22 victory against West Brunswick.

  • Cougars win races against Trojans

    SHALLOTTE — The South Brunswick cross-country teams beat West Brunswick in a meet Sept. 9 at West.

    South’s girls had five runners in the top seven in the 3.1-mile race. South Brunswick junior Bailey Rudd ran to a first-place finish in 23 minutes, 59 seconds.

    Junior Hannah Phieffer was third, sophomore Gabrielle Hitchcock fourth and Danielle Hitchcock fifth. Sophomore Logan Horne was seventh.

    For West, its top three runners were junior Lora Kinlaw, second in 24:24, freshman Caroline McKernan, sixth, and freshman Rebekah Stout, ninth.

  • VIDEO: Final points of first set...