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  • New coach, familiar name, for...

    SHALLOTTE — He sounded like his dad.

    “I’m not afraid to play anybody,” West Brunswick girls’ basketball coach Dylan Johnson said after a 68-49 season-opening loss Nov. 21 to Clinton.

    The non-conference game was added to the schedule Nov. 18.

    “Coach called me on Friday and said, “Coach, can you play?’”

    Johnson, eager for a game, agreed.

    Clinton was 23-6 last year.

  • Trojans open playoffs with...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Northern Guilford Nighthawks of Greensboro 35-21 Friday, Nov. 18, and advanced to the second round of the 3AA football playoffs.

    The Trojans’ next game will be Friday, Nov. 25, at home against No. 5 seed Jacksonville (8-4). The Cardinals advanced against No. 4 Westover by scoring a touchdown in the final seconds and winning 35-34.

  • Mistakes lead to first-round...

    HIGH POINT — T. Wingate Andrews beat North Brunswick 27-7 Friday, Nov. 18, in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2AA state football playoffs.

    The Red Raiders, a No. 2 seed, improved to 8-4 and advanced to a post-Thanksgiving second-round game against No. 3 seed Hertford County.

    “We are happy to get a win against a really good team,” Red Raider coach John Patterson said.

    North, a No. 7 seed, finished the season 7-5.

  • Swim season begins

    BOLIVIA — Six South Brunswick swimmers and two West Brunswick swimmers attained individual regional qualifying time standards in a swim meet Nov. 15 at the Brunswick Community College Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A regional is Feb. 3 in Cary. It is the qualifier for the state meet Feb. 11, also in Cary.

  • BCC basketball teams win home...

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat the University of Mount Olive JV 85-61 in the Lady Dolphins’ home opener Nov. 15.

    For BCC, Briana Jones scored 13 points and Lauren Jenkins 10 in the game at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Twelve players scored for BCC. Other BCC scorers: Lakita Basnight 9, Aaliyah Vereen 8, Danielle Brisson 7, Leilani Emile 7, Andrea Raynor 7, Sydney Harrison 6,  Corkie Aquafredda 6,  Dellasia Freeman 6, Amaris Houston 4 and Kourtney Mitchell 2.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman safely...

    A woman reported missing from Ocean Isle Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 15,  has been safely located, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said on Thursday, Nov. 17. 

    Bernice Huntley Logan, 82, of 1826 Waterwing Drive, had last spoken to her family Monday, Nov. 14, and was reported missing the following day. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Wednesday, Nov. 16, that has now been cancelled.

  • Trenton Cade wins National...

    Trenton Cade, a Shallotte Middle School sixth-grader, finished tied for first in a National Junior Golf Tour event Nov. 6. Cade shot a 46-41 — 87 at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe. He had seven pars in his round and finished at 15-over par on the 5,145-yard course.

    Cade tied for first with Jason Zawtocki of Charlotte in the four-player event for those 10 and 11.

  • North Brunswick’s Kelsey Ray to...

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball player Kelsey Ray has signed a letter of intent to attend N.C. Central University.

    Ray was a utility player last season for the Scorpions. In 18 games, Ray batted .319 (15 for 47). She had four RBIs, two doubles and a triple. Her OBP was .421.

    “Probably one of the most coachable kids that I’ve had come through the program,” said Brittney Child, who coached her for three seasons. “If I had 20 more like her, it’d be great.

  • Pickleball at BCC
  • West Brunswick’s Hannah Pugh...

    For the second straight year, Mideastern 3A/4A volleyball coaches have selected West Brunswick’s Hannah Pugh as the MEC Player of the Year.

    The Trojans finished 3-9 and last in the seven-team conference (5-18 for the season), but coaches recognized Pugh’s talent.

    “She is the best all-around player in the league, hands down,” West coach Sue Karrs said. “Others were good in their specific position, but all-around, Hannah is the most talented volleyball player in the conference.”