Today's Sports

  • A high school football game to...

     If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times. There’s just something special about high school athletics.

    Exhibit A? Last Friday night’s high school football game between the winless North Brunswick Scorpions and much improved South Brunswick Cougars at Jack Campbell Stadium in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the game before it was played. South dominated North in two quarters in the BB&T Jamboree three months ago, but teams are much different (and better) than they were at that stage.

  • Wilmington crew wins 2017 Fall...

     The 2017 Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic had nearly 300 boats enter the competition, but only one reeled in the winning king mackerel.

    Austin Eubank of Wilmington, earned a first-place finish in the annual event by snagging a 45.60-pound king mackerel aboard “Clearly Hooked.” The team won the heaviest fish competition by 1.60 pounds over Grady Gaston Hughes.

    The third-place finisher was Chris Carroll of Forest, Va., who reeled in a 43.05-pound king.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



    Results from Oct. 6 at Leopard’s Chase. The group played a 6-6-6 tournament. The team of Terry Heineman, Jim Beairsto, Gary Gutheil and Brian Mikesell captured a first-place finish with a score of 134. Scott MacBean, Ricky Rix, Kevin Brady and Joe Capone finished in second place. Matt Beairsto posted the low score of the round with an 82. The low net scorer was Heineman with a 68. Heineman earned golfer of the week honors.


  • Sutton nabs nice red drum

     Beacon general manager Angie Sutton caught a 42-inch red drum while fishing with Capt. Jacob Frick of J&J Inshore Charters.  Sutton landed the fish near the Ocean Isle Beach bridge. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources tagged the fish through its marine game fish tagging program. In appreciation for reporting a tag recapture, Sutton will receive a T-shirt and a report that includes the history of the fish. She’ll also receive a citation certificate that commends her catch as extraordinary from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. 

  • Fall fishing is officially here

     It feels like just yesterday we were complaining about how miserably hot it was and how the fishing was slow due to the warm temperatures and rough seas. Well, that same old song and dance has moved on and we are now in the first quarter of incredible fall fishing.

  • South Brunswick earns impressive...

     South Brunswick tripled its win total from a season ago with a 14-3 victory over 3A foe Topsail in a Mideastern Conference battle on Friday, Oct. 6, in Hampstead.

    Running back Bradley Wormuth led the Cougars with 119 rushing yards on 25 carries as the Cougars picked up their second consecutive league win.

    After having won just one game in 2016, the Cougars improved to 3-4 (2-1 in league play) after Friday night’s victory.

  • West Brunswick claims emotional...

     SHALLOTTE – Senior setter Payton Roberts tried to fight back the tears as she walked across the volleyball court during a Senior Night ceremony prior to West Brunswick’s varsity game against North Brunswick on Oct. 5 in Shallotte.

    When one of her underclassmen teammates read aloud a letter that Roberts wrote to her parents, coaches, teammates and friends, she lost that battle and tears streamed down the sides of her face.

    When the ceremony ended, Roberts wiped the tears away, hugged her mother and father and hit the court for warmups.

  • Hoggard blasts West Brunswick 45...

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity football team entered an Oct. 6 home contest against Hoggard as heavy underdogs, but hung with the powerful Vikings for the first 12 minutes.

    Hoggard struck quickly in the second frame and erased any hopes of a Trojan upset as the Vikings stormed to a 45-7 victory at M.H. Rourk Stadium to stay unbeaten on the 2017 season.

    The Trojan defense forced three consecutive Hoggard three-and-outs to begin the game, but the Vikings got rolling offensively on their fourth drive of the game.

  • New West boys’ basketball coach...

     SHALLOTTE – When Ty Johnson was hired as the new boys’ basketball coach at West Brunswick High School, he already had an idea to build a youth feeder program.

    He transformed the idea into a reality recently with the announcement of a West Brunswick Youth Basketball League that will hold its inaugural season beginning in November.

    The league will be made up of boys in fifth through eighth grades, but registration is limited to the first 100 boys who sign up.

    Registration ends Oct. 23, Johnson said.

  • Winning cures ills, losing...

     I’m sure we the Beacon has thousands of readers who are professional football fans, which brings me to this…

    No, I’m not going to talk about the national anthem or Colin Kaepernick or Mike Pence or “respecting the flag” or anything else.

    I’m going to write about something we’ve all heard and read plenty about, since the time we were young kids playing sports until now – sportsmanship.