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  • West Brunswick track photos

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick’s Xavier Gause triple-jumped 44 feet, 1 inch in leading a 1-2-3 sweep for the Trojans in the event in a track and field meet March 17 at West.

    Gause’s mark was a regional standard. Anthony McCray was second (41-10) and Brandyn Parker third (40-7).

    Those finishes helped West finish second in the team competition (89 points), four points fewer than Ashley High School.  Topsail scored 85 points, New Hanover 65 and Whiteville 37.

  • South’s Gamsby to coach in...

    South Brunswick High School girls’ golf coach Steffany Gamsby will coach an East team in the Inaugural Tarheel Cup tournament that will be played May 21-22 at Cramer Mountain Country Club in Gastonia.

    The North Carolina High School Golf Coaches Association sanctions the event. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes also is a sponsor.

  • Sarah Sue wanted us to smile

    Sarah Sue Ingram’s sports stories and columns were like a favorite dessert: never disappointing; more, please.

    Sarah Sue, a contributing writer and editor for the Beacon for many years, died Monday.

    Here is the beginning of the story she wrote about a basketball game between the BCC Lady Dolphins and the Australian Traveling Team (published Jan. 10, 2013):

  • Golfers compete in match at Echo...

    West Brunswick finished second among three 3A teams in a conference golf match March 14 at Echo Farms in Wilmington.

    Topsail was first (315), then West (346) and South Brunswick (371). New Hanover won the seven-team event by two strokes.

    Par on the 6,502-yard course was 72. For West, Spencer Faircloth shot an 82, Landon Patterson an 83, Tucker Vaughan an 84 and Connor Durham a 97.

    For South, Xavier Williams shot an 80, Hogan Disbrow a 95, Jesse Narron a 98 and Michael Hardison a 98.

  • West beats North 5-1 in soccer
  • Memorable Senior Day for Turner...

    The N.C. State gymnastics team clinched its sixth-straight victory in its only home meet of the season Saturday, March 12, inside Holliday Gym at Broughton High School as it beat Ball State, 195.900-194.775.

    The score helped move the Pack closer to qualifying for the postseason. The Wolfpack improves to 15-2. The Cardinals are 4-11.

    On Senior Day, the Pack earned six career-high marks and 16 top-five finishes, including a season-best performance on the bars as a team. The team also swept the podium on three of the four rotations.

  • BCC beats Lakeland in...

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Lakeland (Kirtland, Ohio) Community College 8-4 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, March 12, at Founders Field.

    Starting pitcher Jonathan Carpenter gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings. He walked one, hit one and struck out five. He had a no-hitter through five and one-third innings.

    BCC finished with 12 hits, five of them doubles.

  • West beats North 5-1 in soccer
  • Scorpions beat West Brunswick 6-...

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 6-5 in nine innings in a non-conference softball game Friday, March 11.

    Sophomore catcher Alleigh Himes drove in the game-ending run. She singled up the middle with one out and the bases loaded.

    Sophomore Jessica Williams was the winning pitcher. She gave up 10 hits, walked four and hit one batter. She struck out 12.

  • Powers pitches West to victory...

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 6-1 in a non-conference baseball game March 10.

    West pitcher Kevin Powers pitched all seven innings, giving up four hits. He struck out three, hit one batter and walked none. The one run was unearned and scored in the first inning. West made three errors.