Today's Sports

  • The First Tee: Blossoming and...


    We should all be proud of The First Tee of Brunswick County. It is one of the highest ranked chapters of the nearly 200 chapters of The First Tee in the U.S. and in the world. It has achieved that level of success thanks to the amazing volunteers and generous donors in our area.  

  • McCumbee, McAleer fourth at...

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished fourth Saturday, March 19, in the Sebring 150 at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.

    The race was the second this season in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. They drove a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class.

    McCumbee, a Supply native, and McAleer won the season title last year.

  • Trojans beat Laney 10-2 in...

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Laney 10-2 in a conference baseball game Friday, March 18, on Mike Alderson Field.

    Winning pitcher Kevin Powers gave up three hits and struck out five in allowing one earned run in six innings. He hit three batters and walked none. Laney made two errors.

    Hunter Ashburn pitched the final inning, striking out the side.

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    Gator Senior Games registration under way

    You can register for the 2016 Gator Senior Games and SilverArts Program.

    Besides at least 80 sporting events to enter, there is the heritage, literary,

    Performing arts and visual arts categories. Program is open to Brunswick County residents 50 or older. Register at BCParks.recdesk.com. For more information, email Khrystye Haselden at

  • VIDEO: West Brunswick track

    Videos of Quinlyn Moore in the 100, Natyra Gore in the 100 and Paige Lowery in the 100-meter hurdles race.

  • West Brunswick track photos

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick’s Xavier Gause triple-jumped 44 feet, 1 inch in leading a 1-2-3 sweep for the Trojans in the event in a track and field meet March 17 at West.

    Gause’s mark was a regional standard. Anthony McCray was second (41-10) and Brandyn Parker third (40-7).

    Those finishes helped West finish second in the team competition (89 points), four points fewer than Ashley High School.  Topsail scored 85 points, New Hanover 65 and Whiteville 37.

  • South’s Gamsby to coach in...

    South Brunswick High School girls’ golf coach Steffany Gamsby will coach an East team in the Inaugural Tarheel Cup tournament that will be played May 21-22 at Cramer Mountain Country Club in Gastonia.

    The North Carolina High School Golf Coaches Association sanctions the event. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes also is a sponsor.

  • Sarah Sue wanted us to smile

    Sarah Sue Ingram’s sports stories and columns were like a favorite dessert: never disappointing; more, please.

    Sarah Sue, a contributing writer and editor for the Beacon for many years, died Monday.

    Here is the beginning of the story she wrote about a basketball game between the BCC Lady Dolphins and the Australian Traveling Team (published Jan. 10, 2013):

  • Golfers compete in match at Echo...

    West Brunswick finished second among three 3A teams in a conference golf match March 14 at Echo Farms in Wilmington.

    Topsail was first (315), then West (346) and South Brunswick (371). New Hanover won the seven-team event by two strokes.

    Par on the 6,502-yard course was 72. For West, Spencer Faircloth shot an 82, Landon Patterson an 83, Tucker Vaughan an 84 and Connor Durham a 97.

    For South, Xavier Williams shot an 80, Hogan Disbrow a 95, Jesse Narron a 98 and Michael Hardison a 98.

  • West beats North 5-1 in soccer