Today's Sports

  • Trojans outlast Asheboro in 2-0...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick held Asheboro scoreless with stellar defense and steady pitching to win its Wednesday night playoff game 2-0. Their next 3A playoff game is scheduled at home against the South Johnston Trojans (17-10) at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • State champions Watson, Burton...

    LELAND — Before signing his letter of intent Friday to wrestle at Campbell University, North Brunswick senior Tyrone Watson Jr. looped his black-and-orange striped tie many times. He spent more time adjusting his tie than he did wrestling some of the foes in his high school career.

    Watson and teammate Patrick Burton signed to attend Campbell in a ceremony in the North Brunswick gym.

    “It is the first time in school history that anybody has ever signed for wrestling, and especially for DI,” North coach Thomas York said.

  • West Brunswick advances to...

    Since the beginning of last season, the West Brunswick High School varsity baseball team has leaned on the powerful right arm of senior Johnathon Carlyle.

    The first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A state playoffs was no different as Carlyle tossed a complete game to lead the Trojans to a 4-1 road victory over Western Alamance on Wednesday, May 10.

    After a 231-mile trek to Elon for its first-round contest, West raced out to an early lead behind timely hitting.

  • Scorpion teams win East Central...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track and field teams won the East Central Conference track and field championships May 2 at Garry Bishop Stadium.

    North’s girls scored 176 points. Croatan was second (121.5) in the seven-team meet.

    North’s boys scored 224 points. Croatan was second (103) in the seven-team meet.

    In the girls’ meet, North won five individual events and used its depth to win the championship.

  • Trojans MEC tournament champions

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans won the MEC playoffs May 4, adding the playoff championship trophy to the regular season championship they won a week ago.

    This championship game featured the third matchup of the season between the powerful teams from West and Topsail. For the third successive time this season, the Trojans defeated the Pirates 2-1 in an epic battle in Shallotte.

  • Pitt sweeps BCC in three-game...

    Brunswick Community College lost three baseball games to Pitt in the final games of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 regular season. BCC finishes second in the region (21-5) and Pitt first (22-2)

    Pitt 14, BCC 4

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team lost the lead late in a 14-4 defeat to Pitt Community College on Saturday afternoon. The game was tied at four with Pitt batting in the top of the seventh when Caleb Beatty singled off of McKinley Stanbery, driving in one run.

  • North Brunswick High School...

    Staff Report

    LELAND — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 8-4 and won the East Central Conference softball championship May 4.

    The Panthers finished with 10 hits, four of them in the first inning as they took a 3-0 lead.

    A triple and a wild pitch led to the first of four runs in the fourth inning and a 7-0 lead.

    The Scorpions scored their four runs in the final inning. Singles by Kerrin Mailhot, Kelsey Ray and Aliah Johnson led to three runs. The fourth run scored on a wild pitch.

  • Olivia Miller to cheer for...
  • State champion Campbell signs...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell has accepted an offer to wrestle for Duke University.

    “It’s a really good school,” Campbell said. “I connected really good with the coaches. It is a good environment. The degree is really going to pay off in the future.”

    Glen Lanham is the Duke coach. He was introduced as Duke wrestling head coach in April 2012

  • West Brunswick athletes make...

    Staff photo by Michael Paul

    Fourteen West Brunswick athletes publicly announced their college intentions April 27.

    In the front are Carly Koblitz, Danielle Butterworth, Harrison Campbell, Clay VanSteen, Josh Woodard and Trevor Wilson. In the back are Emily Clemmons, J.T. Long, Tyler McDuffie, Johnathan Carlyle, Garrison Gause, Taye Vereen, LeGarick Jeffries and Tariq Thomas. Read stories on this website.