Today's Sports

  • 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.

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  • Trojans top Topsail in five sets

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team beat Topsail 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 31-33, 15-8 in a conference match between two Class 3A teams Sept. 8.

    West is 2-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    After losing the fourth set, West dominated the fifth set. A kill by Myah Morse gave West a 3-1 lead and led to a four-point run with Payton Roberts serving. In the run, Hannah Pugh and Morse combined twice on blocks.

    An errant serve by Topsail and another error gave West two more points and a 9-2 lead.

  • Marine Patrol Officer Weaver to...

    By Patricia Smith

    North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    North Carolina Marine Patrol Officer Jonathan Weaver will receive the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Sept. 17 during the full council meeting in Hilton Head, S.C.

    The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council award acknowledges service above and beyond duty requirements, recognizes distinctive service, professionalism and dedication to enforcing fisheries regulations in the South Atlantic region. 

  • North Myrtle Beach defeats...

    SHALLOTTE — North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School beat West Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 4 at West.

    The loss was the first of the season for West (2-1). North Myrtle Beach is 2-1 and has scored at least 27 points in each of the three games.

    Junior quarterback Ronnie Bass completed nine of 14 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs. North Myrtle Beach scored on five of its 10 possessions. One of the other possessions ended on a missed field goal. Another possession ended on downs at the West 5.