Today's Sports

  • North Brunswick wins ECC...

     LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Duplin 10-1 May 5 and won the East Central Conference championship.

    The Scorpions finished 9-1 and are 16-5 overall. This is their second straight ECC title. They were 8-2 last year.

    “It’s pretty exciting, obviously,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “The girls have worked extremely hard, especially coming into a new conference. They have done a great job of adjusting and coming out ready to play, especially with the conference trips that we have to take.

  • Leadership: Allen credits many...

     Talk to Hunter Allen about baseball for a few minutes, and it becomes apparent why he is a co-captain of the East Carolina University baseball team.

    Whatever success he has had, he mentions those responsible. Whether is it is a state-championship winning high school baseball coach or an anonymous college athletic trainer, Allen will tell you how that person has helped him.

    And he does so as effortlessly as he swings his bat at a 90-mph fastball or as easily as he times his swing toward an off-speed curveball.

  • West Brunswick golf team...

     The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished third in the NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional golf tournament May 4 and qualified for state.

    Corinth Holders was first (317), host Hunt second (328) and West third (331) in the 10-team tourney.

    West’s Drew Boyer shot a 79 and finished in a tie for seventh. Landon Patterson shot an 82. Dylan Howard shot an 84. Cole Snyder shot an 86. Tucker Vaughan shot an 88.

    South’s Xavier Williams shot an 81.

    The state tourney is May 11-12.

  • North’s Klutz strikes out 12 in...

    LELAND — The North Brunswick softball team beat Northside 10-0 in five innings May 4.

    North is 8-1 in the conference, 15-5 overall.

    Stacy Fodrie was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBIs.

    Kasey Klutz was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Preston Ellenberg was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.

    Raven Freeman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Klutz was the winning pitcher. She gave up one hit and struck 12.


  • Trojans open conference tourney...

     The West Brunswick baseball team won its first-round game May 4 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship, beating Ashley 7-1.

    Hunter Ashburn was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Gray Cheers was 2-for-3 with a triple.

    West led 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth and scored four runs.

    With one out, Johnathan Carlyle was hit by a pitch, Cheers singled and Tyler Stanley walked. Ashburn drove in two runs, putting West ahead 5-1, and an error on the play allowed West to scored another run. The final run scored on a passed ball.

  • Alfy Hill to get tryout with...

    Alfy Hill has signed a rookie free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals and will get a chance to show his skills in a three-day camp.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, was a defensive end last season for Winston-Salem State University.

    Teammate and quarterback Phillip Sims also has signed with the Cardinals.

    The three-day camp begins Friday, May 8, and will be for the rookies, whether drafted or signed as undrafted free agents.

  • Gulf Stream trip produces...

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger


    It is safe to say the spring fishing has officially set in. The mahi mahi are biting in the Gulf Stream, the king mackerel are feeding depths of 80 100 feet and the Spanish mackerel have shown up in good numbers along the beach.

    In addition to all the great fishing, the weather finally decided to cooperate this weekend as well. Therefore, just about every angler in Brunswick County tried his or her luck on the action — including myself.

  • Spanish mackerel biting on the...

     The backwater action has been hit or miss for most of us lately in our immediate area. That is sure to change as the weather pattern has become more stable. Most of the action in the backwater has been coming from flounder and croaker. Most of those fish are too small to keep for the dinner table.

  • Mother’s Day gifts galore at...

     As the mother of four daughters and now the grandmother of 10 (seven boys and three girls), I love Mother’s Day.

    My husband always remembers the date and makes me feel truly special for being his wife and the mother of his children

    But you don’t have to physically be a mom to be honored as one. Plenty of aunts and grandmothers, sisters and neighbors have been surrogate moms by listening, counseling and just being there for a kid who needs an adult friend.    

  • Lady Trojans win final game of...

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE —For her senior sendoff, she sent one out of the park.

    Leilani Emile blasted a two-run homer in West’s 8-4 win over Ashley on senior night, the last regular-season home game for five Trojan seniors, Thursday, April 30.

    Emile’s blast over the left-field fence was her sixth home run of the year.