Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cougar doubles team wins...

    South Brunswick senior Sarah Costa and junior Hannah Pieper won the Mideastern Conference 3A tennis doubles championship, beating a Topsail team 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) Oct. 15 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    The West Brunswick doubles team of Emily Long and Olivia Rutter reached a semifinal, but the two juniors lost in two sets to the Topsail team that eventually lost to Costa and Pieper.



  • South runners win races at West

    SHALLOTTE — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 23-33 in a boys’ cross-country meet at Friday, Oct. 9, at West.

    South senior Jack Palagruto was first in 18 minutes, 24 seconds and won by 44 seconds. Sophomore Jaxon Hudson was second, junior John Frandano fourth and sophomore Cameron Palagruto fifth.

    For the Trojans, junior Michael Tippett was their top runner, finishing third in 19:18.

    Four other West Brunswick runners were in the top 10: junior Trevor Wilson, senior Austin Turner, freshman Manny Negron and freshman Zechariah Emanuel.

  • Halftime photos

    Halftime photos of the football game between West Brunswick and South Brunswick.

  • Trojans dominate Cougars

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 34-14 in a Mideastern Conference football game Monday night at West.

    Shikeem Hill, Maliek King and Anthony McCray each scored touchdowns for the Trojans, 2-1 in the conference, 5-3 overall.

    Sophomore Owen McDowell, in his first complete game at quarterback, threw a touchdown pass to Da’Quane Burgess.

    “He did a great job tonight,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    Tariq Thomas returned an interception for a score. Hunter Younts kicked four extra points.

  • Sandpiper Bay renovating

    Golf is alive and well in Brunswick County and I’m delighted.

    Several years ago, it was a different story. The economy had tanked; golf rounds were down on the Carolina Coast and courses were closing here and there in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.  Bay Tee, Gator Hole, Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course and Calabash Links were gone.

    My husband, Gene, and I had worked hard all our lives and we had built a great retirement home on the third hole of Brick Landing. Then that course went into bankruptcy and closed.

  • VIDEO: BCC volleyball

    Final points of BCC’s first-set victory against Surry Community College on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Brunswick Community College. BCC went to win the match 3-0.