Today's Sports

  • Kicking off the spring fishing...

     It looks as if the warm spring air is finally here to stay. Prickly pear trees are in full bloom and those with allergies are feeling the effects of the pollen. Dogwood trees are loaded with bulbs and most likely will burst into full bloom later this week. Every bird in the sky is singing songs and looking for love. These are all signals it is time to shake off the dust and get on the water. Are you ready? Do you have everything that you need?

  • Adjusting to conditions results...

     In this week’s column, I can confidently say it feels as if spring is near. Water temperatures are beginning to rise with the air temperatures and the fishing seems to be improving. Most anglers had good luck fishing along the Gulf Stream this past weekend, March 14-15. They reported a decent wahoo bite way down south toward the Winyah Scarp and also way up north toward the Same Ole Hole. They seemed to be biting black/purple and red/black lures the best.

  • Hunter Allen helps ECU beat Elon

     ELON — East Carolina scored four two-out runs in the ninth inning to claim a series win over Elon, 11-8, Saturday afternoon, March 14, at Walter C. Latham Park.

    After squandering 7-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, where Ryan Cooper’s three-run homer gave Elon an 8-7 advantage, ECU scored four two-out runs for its 12th win of the season.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in softball

     By Samone Bland

    Sports Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — Laney scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat West Brunswick 3-2 in a conference softball game Tuesday, March 10, at West. Two walks, a single and a double in the top of the seventh inning helped Laney seal the win.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 4-2 in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team beat North Brunswick 4-2 Friday, March 13, in a non-conference game and improved to 7-0 this season.

    Starting pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up seven hits and a two-run home run to Chris Graham. In 6.1 innings, Lewis hit two batters, walked one and struck out one. Lewis is 4-0 this season.

  • McCumbee McAleer Racing...


    By Luis Soto

    Special to the Beacon

    Newly formed North Carolina based motorsports team McCumbee McAleer Racing has announced rookie Aurora Straus and Nick Igdalsky as its two full-time drivers for the first season of contention in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich Tires.

    Aurora Straus, 16, of Tarrytown, N.Y., will pilot the No. 28 ModSpace Motorsports

    Mazda MX-5 Cup car. Although this will be her first season in the Mazda MX-5 Cup,

  • West Brunswick lacrosse teams...

     SHALLOTTE — The first lacrosse teams at West Brunswick High School opened their seasons Thursday, March 12, against class 4A Ashley High School and lost in shutouts.

    West’s coaches commended their teams for their effort as these players learn the game, improve their skills and strive to become competitive.

    “They have hearts of gold,” West girls’ lacrosse coach Kate Gentle said after a 23-0 loss. Down three starters because of injury or illness, the Trojans started five freshmen.

  • South defeats West in tennis

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 8-1 in a conference tennis match March 11 at South.

    The Cougars are 2-1 in the conference, 3-1 overall.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 5-3 in...


    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-3 in a non-conference girls’ soccer game March 10 at North.

    A different player scored each of the Trojans’ five goals as they improved to 3-0-1. For North, sophomore Marissa Speary scored all its goals.

    West arrived later than expected and had a 5-minute warm-up before the game began. Speary then stunned the Trojans when she scored within the first 5 minutes.

    West slowly regrouped and scored four straight goals in the final 13 minutes of the half.

  • Learn the Rules of Golf — It’s...

    I’ve always been fascinated by the Rules of Golf. They are complicated, exasperating and enlightening.

    Look at all the other sports. How many rules does a bowler need? How many things can happen on a wooden playing field that is 60 feet long and 7 feet wide?