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Today's Sports

  • Calisto named VFW High School...

     SHALLOTTE – Coach. Teach. Mentor.

    That’s the mantra Retired Col. Joseph Calisto, the senior army instructor for West Brunswick High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program, has tried his best to live by during his five-year stint at the Shallotte school.

    He’s done just that and more.

    For his efforts, he earned the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2018 North Carolina High School Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Trojan girls split pair of...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered a Friday, Feb. 2, home game against New Hanover with a chance to finish the night tied for third place in the Mideastern Conference.

    Instead, the Wildcats dealt the Trojans one of their most lopsided losses of the season in a 67-33 decision.

    West Brunswick (14-8, 7-5) didn’t have a single player reach double figures in scoring and never threated New Hanover after falling behind by 10 points before the halftime break.

  • New Hanover holds off Trojans in...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered last week’s game against New Hanover, which is unbeaten in Mideastern Conference play, with essentially nothing to lose.

    The Trojans played like it for 26 of the game’s 32 minutes, but the final six minutes proved pivotal in a 70-57 New Hanover victory.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, captured photos from last week's varsity basketball games between county rivals West Brunswick and South Brunswick. 

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick varsity...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, snapped shots of North Brunswick's varsity basketball games last week against West Brunswick in Shallotte. 

  • Officials are the most unpopular...

     Bob Gardner, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and Que Tucker, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, released the following op-ed piece last week. I’ve included it in its entirety in this week’s column.

    From Gardner and Tucker, “They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

  • Treffinger: February fishing...

    Believe it or not, February is finally here. Amidst the snow, sleet, high winds and the abnormal 65-degree sunny day, opportunities to go fishing offshore have been slim to none the past few weeks. Whether you’re a hardcore backwater angler or a novice offshore angler, the weather has not been conducive to spend the day fishing. However, there has been a handful of courageous fishermen who have bundled up and ventured offshore and have done surprisingly well.

  • Boatwright enjoys successful...
  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Feb. 8: Sports briefs

     Waccamaw Athletic Association holding Dixie Youth registration

    The Waccamaw Athletic Association is holding Dixie Youth Baseball registrations on Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waccamaw Community Building at 5855 Waccamaw School Rd. NW in Ash. Prospective registrants are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to registration.

     

    Local First Tee offering PLAYER Card