Today's Sports

  • Rotary Clubs’ 5K Turkey Trot...
  • Swim teams open season

     BOLIVIA — Four South Brunswick relays swam regional qualifying times in their season-opening swim meet Friday, Nov. 21 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    In all, South had automatic times in 11 events and West Brunswick automatically qualified in three events.

    These are the automatic qualifiers for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association regional, set for Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.

  • Rhyne to play softball for...


    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Dalys Rhyne signed a letter of intent Thursday, Nov. 20, to play softball for Columbia (S.C.) College.

    Rhyne is a part of a growing trend of aspiring collegiate players who emphasize travel ball more than high school ball.

    Rhyne played junior varsity softball for two years at West Brunswick and played her junior and senior years with the Coastal Lightning. The team travels the Southeast playing in showcase tournaments in an effort to be seen by college coaches.

  • Hill, Napolitano receive first-...

      Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill and Nick Napolitano have received first team all-conference honors.

    Napolitano was one of four Wingate University football players on the All-South Atlantic Conference team. A senior defensive end, Napolitano is second in the NCAA Division II in forced fumbles (six).

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, leads the SAC forced fumbles (six). He is third in quarterback sacks (7.5). He is fourth in tackles for loss (14). This season he had 65 tackles, fifth most for the Bulldogs.

  • Shallotte father-son team wins...

     Editor’s note: Shallotte residents Brian Aycock, 42, and son Austin Aycock, 15, fishing aboard Hail Yeah/OIFC won the small boat class in the Southern Kingfishing Association National Championship Nov. 8 in Biloxi, Miss. Brian Aycock wrote about it for The Beacon.

    By Brian Aycock

    Special to the Beacon

  • Talk of the town has been the...

     Brunswick County has endured a few days of bone-chilling temperatures in the past week. Northeast winds swept across our area on Friday, Nov. 14, yet the fish continue to bite. From the beach to the Gulf Stream, the fish are feeding.

  • North’s Graham signs with UNCG;...

     LELAND — North Brunswick baseball seniors Chris Graham and Shelton Perkins signed baseball national letters of intent Nov. 18. Graham, an outfielder, signed with UNC Greensboro. Perkins, a pitcher and shortstop, signed with East Carolina University.

    Both were members of the Scorpion team that finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs two seasons ago. Perkins was a Class 2A All-State selection in 2014 by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Sight fishing for redfish

     The clear, cold shallow water looked more like a two-way mirror than the hot, dirty water we have seen most of this year. The last few live mullet rested in the live well before receiving their last assignment for the year. The conditions were perfect as we made our last few adjustments with the trolling motor and then allowing the wind to slide us closer to the redfish.

  • Two North Brunswick softball...

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball players Stacy Fodrie and Preston Ellenberg signed letters of intent Nov. 17 to continue their careers in college.

    Fodrie signed with Appalachian State University and Preston Ellenberg signed with Averett University, an NCAA Division III team in Danville, Va.

    “They’re definitely going to be huge assets for Appalachian State and Averett University,” North head softball coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “They’re good people. The character is there. They work hard.”

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Queens...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior golfer Cameryn Smith signed a letter of intent Nov. 17 to continue her career at Queens University of Charlotte.

    She is the first West Brunswick female to sign a golf scholarship

    Smith said she contacted Nancy Capps, the associate head women’s golf coach, early in the summer. Capps, a former LPGA Tour player who was the USGA Public Links champion in 1982 and runner-up in 1983, watched Smith golf and that led to a campus visit.