Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Scorpions win on Homecoming Night

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — There was much to celebrate in Leland on Friday, Oct. 16. It was North Brunswick’s homecoming and also the night the football and track complex was renamed to honor former head football coach Garry Bishop. The Scorpion football team capped off the night by defeating the Southwest Onslow Stallions 12-0 in a conference game.


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  • New Hanover routs Trojans 49-14

    WILMINGTON — New Hanover routed West Brunswick 49-14 in Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football game Friday, Oct. 16.

    New Hanover, a class 4A team, improved to 3-0 in the conference, 6-2 overall. The Trojans, a class 3A team, are 2-2 in the conference, 5-4 overall.

    The Wildcats scored on their first four possessions and led 28-0 with 6 minutes, 18 seconds left in the first half. The score was 42-0 with 5:19 left in the third quarter, and that initiated a running clock for parts of the rest of the game.

  • Dixon beats North 2-1 in soccer

    LELAND — Dixon defeated North Brunswick 2-1 on Oct. 14 in a soccer game for first place in the East Central Conference.

    Sophomore Bryan Lopez scored the goal for the Scorpions, 3-2-1 and third in the ECC, 9-6-2 overall. Dixon is 7-1, 14-4-1. Croatan is 5-2-1 and second in the conference.

    The Bulldogs scored the only goal of the first half on a free kick with about 11 minutes, 30 seconds left.

    Scorpion senior midfielder Noe Aguilon nearly tied the score with 3:51 left in the half but his free kick was too high.