Today's Sports

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament on Friday, May 16, at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 120 (-27) were Bob Brownley, Sid Silvers, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. Second were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter at 123. Low rounds: Silvers and Gutheil, 83; Keane, 84; and Scott McBean, 89. Net: Keane, 63; Gutheil, 64; Silvers, 67; Larry Cecil, 68; and McBean, 69. Keane is golfer of the week.


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  • Fishing conditions have been...

     By Derek Treffinger

    What a great first two weeks of May. Our waters have begun to warm up and so has the fishing. From near shore to the Gulf Stream, anglers are finally starting to bring back nice catches. Not to mention, the fishing conditions have been above average the past couple weeks.

    In these past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to fish almost every good weather day we have been given by Mother Nature. Whether on a charter or fun fishing, I’ve been out there. From these trips, I can assure you the fish are hungry.

  • A surprise while fishing with...


    The waterways are already starting to get busy with weekend traffic. The next two weeks will be our last calm before the storm. Fishing season has been in full swing for several weeks, but summer vacation begins June 1. The waterway will be packed with joy riders, skiers and fishing boats commuting from one spot to another. It is time to tighten down the screws and get ready for the busy season.

  • Sunset Beach race photos
  • C.B. Aycock ends West Brunswick’...

     PIKEVILLE —  C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 5-4 Saturday, May 17, in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    Aycock (17-9) scored what proved to be the winning run on a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    West (13-12) was held to four hits in loss, the final game of Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

     “We played tough,” Alderson said. “It was a good game.”

  • Scorpions win twice in softball...

     The North Brunswick softball team beat Red Springs 13-2 May 13 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A state playoffs.

    North finished with seven hits and eight walks.

    Kasey Klutz was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Shenice Harrison was 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Preston Ellenberg was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Stacy Fodrie was 1-for-2. Summer White was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

    Macey Bordeaux was 1-for-2 with a double. Valerie Renna had one RBI.

  • Lady Trojans win twice in...

     SHALLOTTE — Call it “Rookies to the Rescue.”

    Although the entire lineup contributed, three West Brunswick freshmen belted hits

    for a come-from-behind 9-6 win over West Craven in the first round of the state

    playoffs Wednesday night, May 14.

    “It’s a sign of a good team to keep battling back,” West Brunswick coach Joe Noble

    said. “Caroline (Gore) came in and shut ’em down, and three of our freshmen had big


  • VIDEO: Colin Minor wins state...

     GREENSBORO — South Brunswick senior Colin Minor successfully defended his North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state championship in the shot put Friday, May 16, at N.C. A&T State University.

    Minor put the shot a personal-record 58 feet, 6 inches, winning the event by 3 feet.

    The victory matches the two titles won by brother Ryan (2010 and 2011).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament Friday, May 9, Panthers Run.

    The winners with a score of 193 (-23) were Paul Michal, Bob Brownley, Bob Smith and Tom Culverwell. Second were Tom Quick, Sid Silvers, Ed Nocella and Gary Gutheil at 194. Low rounds: Bill McDavit, 84, and Gutheil, 85. Net: McDavit, 62; Gutheil, 67; Smith and Culverwell, 69. McDavit is golfer of the week.


    Brierwood MGA