Today's Sports

  • Three county wrestlers win MEC...

     WILMINGTON — Two West Brunswick High School wrestlers won championships Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Mideastern Conference tournament.

    Freshman Porfirio Bautista won at 120 pounds and junior Campbell Alspaugh won at 132 pounds in leading the Trojans to a second-place finish.

    “Those two matches were huge for both of those guys,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “Those were two good kids they beat.”

    Bautista won 3-1 against Laney freshman Kevin Scravin. Bautista is 29-6. Scravin entered the tourney 13-13.

  • Missed free throws costly to BCC

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon Correspondent
    BOLIVIA — The things that are free were costly to the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team Wednesday night.
    The Lady Dolphins missed eight second-half free throws in a hard-fought, suspense-filled 75-72 loss to Wake Tech.
    The defeat drops the Lady Dolphins to 3-3 in the Carolina Junior College Conference, while the Lady Eagles improve to 4-2.
    The game was tied seven times and had 12 lead changes.

  • Course raters: A new perspective...

    Golf is a unique sport with an infinite number of variables.  
    Unlike other sports, golf is played on 5 miles of earth, over hills and valleys, across ponds and creeks. There are trees and bunkers and various grassy surfaces on the tee box, the fairway, the rough and the green.    

  • Coaches Caraway and Davis: 200...

     With the basketball and wrestling conference seasons ending in February, two West Brunswick High School coaches — Jimmy Caraway and Eric Davis — continue to get accolades for the work they are doing. Although Caraway coaches wrestling and Davis coaches boys’ basketball, they share a coaching highlight: 200 career victories.

  • West football coaches honor...

     The West Brunswick High School football staff presented year-end awards Jan. 27 to players during a banquet at Highest Praise Church.

    West coach Scott Frazier said the Trojan football season was a metaphor for reality.

    “A lot of times life is like we started out this year: 0-5. The biggest question is what do you do when you’re 0-5? What do you in that circumstance as opposed to being undefeated.

  • West’s boys prevail against Laney


    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat Laney 49-44 Friday, Jan. 24, in a Mideastern Conference game.

    Junior forward Gray Cheers scored the Trojans’ final six points in the final 33 seconds. He finished with 15 points. Junior Saadiq Johnson scored 11 points and senior Zarie Hankins scored nine as West improved to 5-2 in the conference, 12-4 overall. Laney is 3-4, 9-10. West has five conference games left.

    Laney rallied from a 36-25 deficit in taking a 44-43 lead with 49 seconds left.

  • McCumbee opens sports car season

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer drove to a 14th-place finish in the 2.5-hour season-opening race of the International Motor Sports Association Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Friday, Jan. 24, at Daytona International Speedway.

    They drove the No. 5 ModSpace MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing in the Street Tuner class.

    This is McCumbee’s third season with C.J. Wilson racing. Last year he was the fastest qualifier at Circuit of The Americas and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • West Brunswick vs. Laney...
  • Erick Hill signs with BCC

     West Brunswick High School senior second baseman Erick Hill has signed a letter of intent to attend Brunswick Community College.

    Hill, a four-year starter for the Trojans, is the latest in a trend of area players to attend BCC, which last year qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series.

    “I thought it would be a good fit,” Hill said.

  • Cougars set to hire football...

    The South Brunswick High School administration has recommended Daniel Finn to fill a vacant physical education teaching position and lead the Cougar football program as head coach. Finn's employment is pending Board of Education approval.

    Finn has an extensive coaching background at the high school and collegiate level. He was the head football coach at Southeast Raleigh from 2006-11 before becoming athletics director in 2011.