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Today's Sports

  • Trojans, Scorpions begin...

    The West Brunswick football team is seeded No. 1 in the East in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state playoffs.

    The Trojans (8-3) will play Northern Guilford (4-7) on Friday, Nov. 18, at West (time to be set). Northern Guildford is the No. 8 seed in the Mideast.

    If West wins, it will play either Jacksonville, No. 5 in the East, or Westover, No. 4 in the Mideast, in a second-round game Nov. 25 at West.

    North Brunswick (7-4) is seeded No. 7 in the East in the Class 2AA playoffs.

  • Tournament of Champions photos,...

    Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions photos from the first round Saturday at Meadowlands Golf Club.

  • Fishing for trout in beautiful...
  • Scorpions lose in first round of...

    East Bladen beat North Brunswick 2-0 in a first-round game Saturday of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state soccer playoffs.

    The victorious Eagles (15-5-1) were the No. 8 seed in the East. North (11-8-3) was the No. 9 seed.

    This was the third shutout in 21 games for the Eagles. The two other shutouts were against West Columbus, a team that finished 0-19.

  • Scorpions lose ECC title game to...

    BEULAVILLE — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 24-14 Friday, Nov. 4, and won the East Central Conference football championship.

    The Panthers finished 5-0 in the ECC, 10-1 overall. North Brunswick is 4-1, 7-4.

    “We’re 7-4, and that is a good year,” North coach Larry Brock said. “Heading into this year, I don’t know if we could have done this.”

    East Duplin finished the regular season having given up 62 points (5.7 points a game). The Panthers shut out five teams.

  • Cubs win the World Series — and...

     

  • No ‘If’s about it, Cubs rally to...

    When the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 1907, the Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Rudyard Kipling. He is probably best known for his poem “If.”

     

    Kipling wrote the poem in 1909 as advice for his son, the same year that was the start of the World Series championship drought for the Cubs till this year. Perhaps another version of  “If” is applicable to the seventh game of the 2016 World Series, won 8-7 in 10 innings by the Cubs against the Cleveland Indians.

     

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  • Photos: Laney defeats West...
  • Sloup co-medalist in final fall...

    The Winthrop women’s golf team finished its fall season on Sunday by capturing the Winthrop Intercollegiate behind the performances of co-medalists Ashley Sloup and Chelsea Dantonio.
     

  • Cool down fires up the fish

    The weather has been stable after Hurricane Matthew’s passing and, thankfully, dry as well. It appears that it will remain dry for the next several days and that is good news for folks inland who are trying to clean up from floodwaters. The weather also has made some quick changes in temperatures, finally making it feel more like fall weather and really firing up the fish.