Today's Sports

  • State shot put champion Minor...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick High School senior Colin Minor signed a letter of intent Tuesday, Jan. 7, to attend Dartmouth College and compete in the field events of shot put, discus throw and hammer throw.

    “It’s hard to pass up an Ivy League education like that,” Minor said.  

    Minor has had a successful career in field events for the Cougars.

  • BCC women defeat Patrick Henry

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 66-61 Sunday, Jan. 5, the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC, Kenedra Smith scored 18 points, Kima Sidberry 13 and Crystal Hicks 10.

    BCC led 34-19 at the half but a four-point play by the Patriots cut the lead to 38-37 with 14 minutes, 15 seconds left. PHCC led 43-42 with 10 minutes left, but back-to-back baskets by Hicks gave BC a 48-45 lead. The game remained close thereafter.

  • Trojan wrestlers win North...

     LELAND — The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won the North Brunswick Invitational Saturday, Jan. 4, for the sixth straight time.

    West had three champions and six second-place finishers in finishing with 77 points. Conference rival Topsail was second (51) and Cape Fear third (39) in the 12-team event.

    Host North had one champion: Anthony Walker at 145 pounds, the Scorpions’ first champion is six years. The Scorpions finished fifth, their best finish in six years.

  • Lady Trojans vs. Harrells...

    Photos from West Brunswick’s 60-39 loss Jan. 2 to Harrells Christian Academy in the second annual Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament.

  • Trojan victories give coach...

     WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team beat the Cape Fear Academy Hurricanes 53-38 Friday, Jan. 3, giving Trojan coach Eric Davis the 200th victory of his coaching career. The victory came on the second day of the Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Tournament.

    “I have a basketball on my desk of my 100th win, and the group that signed that was very special to me — probably the most special group at Hopewell,” Davis said.

  • Stanley, ECU sack Ohio in bowl...

    By Jim Moore
    Beacon Correspondent
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Moments after ECU had rallied to beat Ohio and win the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Dec. 23, defensive end Terrell Stanley smiled as he put on his championship cap.
    “Greatest feeling of my life,” he said. “We did it.”

  • Get fit for golf: Keep moving...

    We’re at the start of winter now. What a perfect time to follow up on those wistful resolutions we make every year about joining a gym, walking every day, buying an exercise bike, getting a set of weights.
    In short, we want to get fit. We know if we start an exercise program and stay the course, we’ll reap benefits. Our blood pressure will come down, our joints will ache less and our clothes will fit better. Our golf game will improve because we’ll be stronger, more flexible and more balanced in our swing.

  • Stanley, ECU sack Ohio in bowl...


    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Moments after ECU had rallied to beat Ohio and win the Beef  ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Dec. 23, defensive end Terrell Stanley smiled as he put on his championship cap.

    “Greatest feeling of my life,” he said. “We did it.”

    Stanley, a South Brunswick High School graduate, was one of many Pirates smiling after the 37-20 victory before a crowd of 20,053 at Tropicana Field. He finished with two tackles and in the fourth quarter he had two sacks, one for a 9-yard loss.

  • St. James Plantation community:...

    Continuing my series of highlighting various golf communities in Brunswick County, I visited St. James Plantation earlier this month and spoke with Alan Deck, the general manager.
    The always-congenial Deck met me in his office and we had a great, far-ranging discussion of St. James: history, present-day activities and trends for the future.
    St. James started with a vast amount of property and one course, The Gauntlet. I remember playing it and thinking it was a good name for a course with tree- and marsh-lined fairways, deep bunkers and elevated greens.

  • Carolina Slam in December

    The events of my day ate away more daylight than I anticipated. Taking a quick peek out the window to check the tide and quickly gathering my fishing gear, I hit the water. The goal was to continue testing out a rod made by Cousins Tackle. Having only about an hour to get it done, I stayed close to home. Because I was in test mode, I decided to use some different soft plastics, as well.