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Today's Sports

  • Eckley scores ace on...

     On Wednesday, March 19, Ralph Eckley scored a hole-in-one on the 13th hole at Crow Creek. The hole measured 134 yards from the white tees and Eckley used a 7-iron. This was Eckley’s second hole-in-one. It took him almost 50 years to get his first one, on March, 10, 2012, and two years and nine days to get his second one, which occurred on his youngest granddaughter Emma’s second birthday.

  • West Brunswick golfer...

     SOUTHPORT — West Brunswick High School senior golfer Zack Flaccavento scored a hole-in-one Monday, March 24, during a Mideastern 4A/3A Conference tournament.

    In sunny but chilly weather, Flaccavento aced the 173-yard fifth hole of the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. He used a 5-iron.

    “I hit a nice, little fade,” he said. “We didn’t see it go into the hole but I heard it hit the stick. I was really hoping it didn’t hit the stick and ricochet off. I walked up there, and it was in the bottom of the cup.”

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  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

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  • Golfing couple: Mark and Marilyn...

     Over the years, Golf Gab has featured various pros, golf course superintendents, instructors, club managers and golf course designers.

    Each fall, we run several articles about our men’s and women’s club champions in conjunction with the annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions.

    Last week I had a brainstorm: Wouldn’t it be fun to write about some of our local golfers, our amateurs, who live and play the game in Brunswick County?

  • Trojans defeat South in baseball

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 10-2 in a conference baseball game Thursday, March 20, at West.

    West (1-1, 5-3) finished with 10 hits and took advantage of four wild pitches, three hit batters and three errors to beat the Cougars.

    Winning pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up five hits and two runs in five innings. He walked one, hit one and struck out three. Brett Babson pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

    “Cameron did a good job tonight,” West coach Mike Alderson said.

  • South wins South Coast tennis...

     South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team won the South Coast Classic Tennis Invitational tournament, beating Ashley 8-1 Saturday afternoon, March 15, at South.

    "We definitely came into this tournament with chips on our shoulders,” South coach John Walls said. “Losing in the finals last year to Ashley left a pretty bad taste in our mouths. I am so proud of the way all of our guys played throughout the tournament.

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  • Lady Trojans beat South Columbus...

     SHALLOTTE—Leilani Emile blasted a stinger to left field to end a three-hour, 11-inning softball marathon and give West Brunswick a 2-1 win over South Columbus on Thursday night, March 13.

    “She put it down the third-base line,” West softball coach Joe Noble said. “It was a great hit.”

    A shivering crowd, huddled under blankets in the bleachers, erupted in cheers. Temperatures were in the 30s, and a wicked wind made it even colder.

  • Graves wins Crow Creek Match...

     By Ray Schatz

    Special to The Beacon

    After 30 great matches over 40 days, the Crow Creek Men’s Golf Association played the final match of its third annual Match Play Championship on March 9 between Carl Graves (the Wisconsin Badger) and Ralph Eckley (the Virginia Tech Hokie). To reach this stage of the tournament, Graves and Eckley had to win their first four matches in this 32-player, single-elimination event.