Today's Sports

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Verhoosky and Boob win...


    On a cold November weekend beset with freezing temperatures, wind and sprinkles of rain, Mona Dye Boob of Brierwood and Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly won the 11th annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

    Boob shot a consistent 165 (82-83) in finishing ahead of Barbara Sauter of St. James, who shot 168 (88-80). Connie Koch of Carolina National finished third with a score of 175 (86-89).

  • Napolitano doesn’t fumble...

     In his junior year at West Brunswick High School, Nick Napolitano was a backup catcher on the Trojan baseball team, the only sport he had played in his first three years at West.

    This month, Napolitano will play the final regular season game of his Wingate University athletic career — not in baseball, but in football, a sport in which he has excelled, receiving honors on the field and in the classroom.

  • Fuzzy Zoeller talks about...

     LELAND — Fuzzy Zoeller delivered his quips as smoothly as he has putted during a professional golf career that has earned him $10.6 million.

    About U.S. futility in the Ryder Cup: “It’s unbelievable. It just so happens that the boys from overseas who live down in Orlando (Fla.) right now — well, I’ll say 97 percent of them live down in Orlando — win.”

  • Alfy Hill invited to Medal of...

     Staff Report

    Former West Brunswick football player Alfy Hill has been invited to play in the second annual Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 10, 2015, at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

    Hill, a senior defensive end at Winston-Salem State University, sent a text message about the invitation to former West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    The bowl will feature players seeking a shot at professional football. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. and will air live on NBCSN.

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