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Today's Sports

  • Fish bite near Holden Beach

     Highlights and photos from local fishing action.

  • Crowley reflects on legendary...

     For 35 years, Mickey Crowley ran up and down the basketball court as a referee, officiating in some of the biggest college basketball games in the country.

    Now, the 83-year-old sits in his Carolina room at his home in Crow Creek and watches a squirrel run back and forth in the backyard.

    Crowley, a native of Queens, N.Y., is a member of six halls of fame and is widely regarded as one of the best college basketball officials of all time.

  • York catches five keeper flounder

     Greg York, of High Point, is pictured with five nice keeper flounder he caught while fishing on the "Katch Buster" with Captain Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway, canals and inlets not far from the wildlife ramp at Ocean Isle Beach.  Of the 15 flounders they caught, the pair was able to keep the five pictured here. York used artificial bait to catch the flounder.

  • Sports calendar (July 13, 2017)

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays: July 17-20 and July 24-27.

    McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years.

    Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

    For more information, call 508-9122 or email oibsurfcamp@yahoo.com.

     

  • West softball trio racks up...

     The most successful season in West Brunswick High School history came to an end in early June when the Trojans fell in the eastern finals, one win away from a berth in the state championship series.

    The accolades, however, haven’t stopped rolling as a trio of Trojans received all-district and all-state recognition last week.

    Rising junior Morgan Beeler and graduates McKenzie Benton and Haley Long made the 3A All-District and All-State teams, according to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.

  • Notable scores and golf...

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Hot Corner with assistant...

     

    Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Leland resident and assistant district attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District, Quintin McGee. 

  • Dixie Boys and Junior Boys State...

     The 2017 Dixie Boys and Dixie Junior Boys state tournaments were held this week at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from this week's tournament. Brunswick County's Dixie Junior Boys team captured a second-place finish in the tournament after advancing to the title game with three straight victories. The Brunswick County Dixie Boys squad was eliminated after losing its first two games. 

  • Two county youth, First Tee...
  • Fishing in a pressure cooker

     The July fishing season is in full swing and the hot weather has shown up on time. Water temperatures are between 85 and 90 degrees depending on the time of day and tide you are fishing. Low tide in the early afternoon may have water temperatures exceed 90 degrees. One would think the fish would go deep looking for cooler temperatures or hide in the shade under the docks. Some fish are looking for refuge during times of rest, but the bait is thick in the shallow hot creeks where many of them must go to feed.