Today's Sports

  • Swim photos
  • Specks bite sporadic, drum strong

    The cold weather showed up in full force over the Thanksgiving holiday, making nearly perfect conditions to send lots of ducks our way and really bunch up our fish.
    I went out of town for Thanksgiving and did not return to the beach until late Thursday night. The fishing conditions looked pretty good to do some scouting Friday morning.

  • The unexpected and the emotion...

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Sports Columnist

  • Bionic golfers abound in...

    It’s absolutely amazing. A huge percentage of golfers in Brunswick County are playing the game with artificial hips, knees and shoulders.  
    Think about it. Fifty years ago, these folks would be disabled, in constant pain, doomed to spend their days sitting in a chair (or wheelchair), reading books, watching television and playing canasta with their wives.
    No golf, gardening, walking the beach.

  • North holds off West in thriller

     LELAND — North Brunswick built a 16-point lead against West Brunswick and then withstood a fourth-quarter rally led by Gray Cheers before beating the Trojans 65-64 in a nonconference basketball game Dec. 3 at North.

    Cheers, a junior forward, finished with 31 points. He hit three 3-pointers and scored 22 of West’s 34 points in the fourth quarter. One of his few misses was 3-pointer that would have won the game in the final seconds.

  • Trojan wrestlers open season...

     The West Brunswick High School wrestling team opened its season with three victories in a tournament Nov. 23 at St. Pauls High School.

    In a 70-6 victory against St. Pauls, West had eight victories by fall: Allan Plueger at 113, Porfirio Bautista at 120, Campbell Alspaugh at 132, David Frazier at 138, Albert Landa at 170, Aubrey Creighton at 182, Michael Dobbins at 195 and Jordan Smith at 285.

    Jyquan Green won by major decision at 126 and Dakota Smith won by decision at 220.

  • New idea for golf courses:...

    Welcome to the world of colorants. Spraying the golf course with green pigments in the fall is the latest big deal in golf course maintenance. It’s good for the environment, it’s great for the golf course and helps keep golf affordable.   
    I went to Brunswick Plantation and spoke with Rob Vaughn, the golf course superintendent and nationally recognized guru of colorants. I watched as they “painted” the course and was amazed to see brown fairways change into a beautiful shade of green right before my eyes.

  • Trojans lose in second round of...

     WILSON — West Brunswick’s football season ended Friday, Nov. 22, in a 43-14 second-round playoff loss at James Baxter Hunt Jr. High School.

    The Warriors took advantage of three mistakes by the Trojans on punts to score 17 points en route to a 33-7 first-half lead. The Trojans also had two turnovers that set up the Warriors for scores. Hunt (10-3) scored on six straight possessions in the first half.

  • Speckled trout action continues...

    The weather could not have been more beautiful this past weekend. The winds were calm with air temperatures holding right around 70 degrees. It is kind of crazy to think it was snowing earlier in the week.

  • Like clockwork, Lady Dolphins win

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon correspondent
    If timing is everything, then give Swiss watches to Crystal Hicks and Kenedra Smith.
    Hicks swished a 3-pointer for the go-ahead basket and Smith grabbed the game’s most important rebound to lead Brunswick Community College to a come-from-behind 57-52 win over Spartanburg Methodist College on Sunday, Nov. 17.