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Today's Sports

  • Washington jumps to second...

    Jayhlen Washington remains the best Junior Olympic long jumper in the nation.

    The North Brunswick High School senior won his second straight championship in the long jump as he competed in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 25-31 at California State University in Sacramento, Calif.

    Washington’s winning jump among those 17 to 18 was 24 feet, 7.25 inches. In meters, his jump is 7.5 meters — the Junior Olympics record is 7.6 meters, set in 1991 by Sheddric Fields.

  • South football preview

    (Editor’s note: South Brunswick plays Ashley on Friday, Aug. 12, in the fourth of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

     

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School enters the football season with a new coach, Rocky Lewis, and he faces a challenge in rebuilding the Cougar program.

    South finished 2-9 last year.

  • North football preview

    (Editor’s note: North Brunswick plays South Columbus at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the first scrimmage of the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    LELAND —  The North Brunswick High School football team finished 5-6 in 2015, 2-3 in the East Central Conference, in coach Larry Brock’s first year at North.

    Brock begins his second season with some key players returning, one of them being

  • West football preview

    (Editor’s note: West Brunswick plays Hoggard on Friday, Aug. 12, in the final of five scrimmages in the BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. Each scrimmage is two 12-minute periods.)

    By Michael Paul

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School football team finished 5-7 in 2015, 2-4 in the conference. The Trojans lost five of their last six games in coach Kelly Williamson’s first year at West.

    “We weren’t very physical last year,” Williamson said.

  • How to fish deep for Spanish...

    Fishing off the Brunswick County coast was difficult last week. As I stated in my column last week, a combination of wind, scarcity of baitfish and high water temperatures have directly influenced how and when fish feed off our coast. And to put this problem in its simplest form, it’s too dang hot.

  • Sports correspondent needed

    The Brunswick Beacon is seeking a sports correspondent to cover football and other fall sports. Send resume/email to sports@brunswickbeacon.com.

  • McCumbee, McAleer drop in points

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished fourth in the IMSA race Saturday, Aug. 6, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. They drove the No. 25 Freedom Autosport ModSpace Mazda MX-5.

  • Rule changes for 2016 college...

    Since 2011, the NFF has worked with Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating, to help generate awareness for the rule changes in college football through a series of regular columns distributed by the NFF. The CFO functions as the national professional organization for all football officials who work games at the collegiate level, and the organization had its annual winter meeting of conference coordinators for football officials in late January for the fourth consecutive year at the NFF headquarters in Irving, Texas.

  • Highs and lows of summer fishing

    This time of year can really hurt fishermen’s feelings if they’re not careful. The seas are churned, the baitfish are scarce and the stifling temperatures don’t help, either. This is, in my opinion, one of the toughest times to fish off our coast.

  • Stories to tell about ‘monster’...

    The fishing world around Ocean Isle Beach exploded this week with reports of big monster fish being caught. I had high expectations with a full moon and special clients coming in from West Virginia. Capt. Brant McMullan, Capt. Barrett McMullan and a unique crew of young children ventured 92 nautical miles offshore in search of a swordfish early last week. The crew was successful in landing a 245-pound swordfish, causing other anglers to ponder the idea to try out this fishery.