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Today's Sports

  • Southport plays host to national...
  • Breaking down the Beacon Pigskin...

     If you turn to page 6B in this week’s sports section, you’ll see the Week 5 predictions. You’ll look down to the know-it-all sports editor’s picks and wonder how in the world he picked a Dallas Cowboys team that couldn’t beat the Rams at home to beat Green Bay next week.

    Your skepticism is most likely warranted as I have stumbled out of the gates this season to a 24-15 record through four weeks of the Beacon Pigskin Challenge.

    Not a terrible record, but not a great one, either.

  • Tenth annual event raises $22,...

     SUNSET BEACH – Angela Nicholson simply nods her head, partly in disbelief and partly satisfaction, when she looks at the final numbers.

    As Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club finished hosting its 10th Annual Pretty in Pink Golf Tournament and Auction on Wednesday, Sept. 27, Nicholson tallied the final numbers and realized the events have raised more than $200,000 in the last 10 years.

  • Trojans secure critical...

     SHALLOTTE – A high school volleyball match can’t be any closer than West Brunswick’s conference match against Topsail on Sept. 26.

    The Trojans desperately needed a victory to stay alive in the race for one of the league’s two playoff berths for Class 3A teams.

    West Brunswick got just that with a heart-stopping 3-2 win over the Pirates in Shallotte last week.

  • Trojans drop a pair of league...

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity boys’ soccer team plays several freshmen and sophomores in one of the toughest soccer conferences in the Tar Heel State.

    The team has exceeded preseason expectations, but ran into a pair of buzzsaws last week in Hoggard and Topsail.

    A powerhouse Hoggard squad handed West Brunswick (5-6-1, 1-4-1) a 9-1 defeat Sept. 28 in Wilmington.

  • McDowell, Bethel earn Farm...
  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Local youth compete in annual...

     Golf’s greatest PGA TOUR Champions players at the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee was conducted last week September 19 – 24, 2017. The 3-day, 54-hole tournament played at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course featured 81 PGA TOUR Champions players, 81 junior golfers (ages 15-18) from The First Tee and 162 amateurs.

  • West Brunswick shuts out Ashley...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s offense wasn’t able to manage much offensively Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte.

    This made it imperative to capitalize on minimal opportunities and the Trojans did just that in a 7-0 victory over visiting Ashley High School in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference opener for both teams on Friday, Sept. 22.

    West Brunswick marched down the field on a 13-play, 84-yard drive that culminated in a 19-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Owen McDowell to the team’s leading rusher, Kasin Medford.

  • Beacon Pigskin Challenge

     District Court Judge Jason Disbrow leads the Beacon Pigskin Challenge through three weeks with a 20-9 record. State Farm's Kristin Dowdy and Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman are tied for second place with 18-11 ledgers.