Today's Sports

  • Fishermen travel to king...
  • Leo Jarmusz: Going strong at 96

    One of the best things about writing this column is the chance I get to meet some of the greatest people in the world. Not presidents or politicians, wealthy industrialists, movie stars or rock stars, mind you, but the wonderful salt-of-the-earth people that make this country great.

    One of these guys is Leo Jarmusz, who just turned 96, plays golf three times a week and has shot his age more times than he can count.

    I spent time with Jarmusz last week and let me tell you, he is the real deal.

  • West Carteret sweeps Trojans out...

    MOREHEAD CITY — West Carteret swept West Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 24, in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A volleyball state playoffs.

    The Patriots beat the Trojans 25-17, 25-19, 25-18. West Carteret, 18-2 and seeded No. 4 in the east section of the playoffs, advances to a second-round game Tuesday, Oct. 27. West Brunswick, seeded No. 29 out of 32 teams, finishes the season 9-11.

  • ECU football
  • Hoggard defeats Trojans 30-13

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Hoggard defeated West Brunswick 30-13 in the next-to-last conference football game of the season Friday, Oct. 23.

    The Vikings scored 23 points before halftime and led by 30 in the fourth quarter before the Trojans scored on long runs by junior backs Anthony McCray and Tariq Thomas.

    West is 2-3 in the Mideastern 3A/4A conference, 5-5 overall. Hoggard, a class 4A team, is 3-1, 5-4.

  • Fishery issues heat up
  • October fishing at its finest

    Collegiate football, falling leaves and a crisp, cool north wind indicate fall has officially set in Brunswick County. Most folks take this time to enjoy pumpkin patches, haunted houses and fairs, yet fishermen want to be anywhere but on land. The on-land festivities have their perks, yet watching your son, daughter, wife or husband reel in their first big king mackerel or redfish is a memory you will never forget.

  • Brunswick County Literacy...

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council hosted its 25th annual golf tournament Oct. 17 at Carolina National. Wow. Twenty-five years of raising money for an organization that teaches those who are 16 or older to read.

    C’mon! I thought. Everyone knows how to read.

  • West freshman McKernan wins 3A...

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick freshman Caroline McKernan won the Mideastern Conference 3A championship cross-country race Oct. 15 at Smithville Park.

    McKernan ran the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 48 seconds and won by 1 second against Topsail senior Lucy Marcum.

    They were the only two runners to finish below 22 minutes. The race had 33 runners.

    South Brunswick won the team race. All of South’s runners finished in the top nine, scoring 27 points for the Cougars. Topsail scored 40 points and West 59.

  • Garry Bishop Stadium dedicated...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — The North Brunswick football and track complex was named Garry Bishop Stadium on Friday, Oct. 16. Bishop was accompanied during the ceremony on the football field by his wife, Becky, and son, Chuck, and parents Becky and Charlie Bishop.