Today's Sports

  • Trojans lose in fourth round of...

     PIKEVILLE — C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 3-0 May 23 in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state playoffs.

    Aycock, 19-2, advances to the East Regional. The Trojans finish 17-9.

  • West Brunswick seeking new...

    Staff Report

    Citing personal reasons, West Brunswick High School football  coach Scott Frazier resigned Thursday, May 22, after one season at West.

    “I have truly enjoyed my time here at West with both the staff and the players,” he said. “I have been very encouraged by the way these young men have worked in the off-season and look forward to seeing what great things they achieve in the future."

    Athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said he was surprised by the resignation.

  • Trojans’ Phillips to play...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Nicole Phillips has signed a letter of intent to attend William Peace University in Raleigh and play volleyball.

    “The coach (Kevin Daniels) has been interested in me for a long time and I think this is the best fit for me,” Phillips said. “As soon as (Daniels) found out I was going to commit, he said I would the head 2014 outside hitter. He thinks I will come in and make an immediate impact, which is what I want.”

  • South Columbus beats North...


    LELAND — The North Brunswick High School softball team swiftly advanced through the first two rounds of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.

    Unfortunately for the Scorpions, Bailey Dyson and the South Columbus Stallions waited for them in the third round.

    South Columbus scored eight runs in the third inning on its way to a  17-4 victory over North on Tuesday, May 20.

  • 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.


  • Conrad Broussard: Respected,...


  • 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.

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  • 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.”