Today's Sports

  • Laney defeats Trojans 28-6 in...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    WILMINGTON — Laney beat West Brunswick 28-6 in the final football game of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference for the Trojans.

    The loss dropped West to 2-4 in the conference, 5-6 overall. Laney is 3-2, 4-6.

    The loss also dropped West’s seeding for the state football playoffs. The official brackets are expected to be released Nov. 8. 

    Laney scored on its opening possession on a 34-yard run with 9 minutes, 56 seconds left in the quarter.

  • Topsail defeats Trojans 3-1 in...

    SHALLOTTE — Topsail defeated West Brunswick 3-1 in a Mideastern Conference boys’ soccer game Oct. 27 between class 3A teams at West Brunswick.

    The victory avenged a 2-1 loss Oct. 1. The two teams finished 3-9 in the conference. In a game for playoff seeding played Friday, Oct. 30, at Ashley High School, West lost 1-0 to the Pirates.

    In the game Oct. 27, Topsail scored first, about 10 minutes into the game.

    The Trojans tied the score about 40 seconds later on a goal by senior Tristan Murphy. Senior Porfirio Bautista had the assist.

  • West Carteret sweeps Trojans out...

    MOREHEAD CITY — West Carteret swept West Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 24, in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A volleyball state playoffs.

    The Patriots beat the Trojans 25-17, 25-19, 25-18. West Carteret, 18-2 and seeded No. 4 in the east section of the playoffs, advances to a second-round game Tuesday, Oct. 27. West Brunswick, seeded No. 29 out of 32 teams, finishes the season 9-11.

  • Hoggard defeats Trojans 30-13

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Hoggard defeated West Brunswick 30-13 in the next-to-last conference football game of the season Friday, Oct. 23.

    The Vikings scored 23 points before halftime and led by 30 in the fourth quarter before the Trojans scored on long runs by junior backs Anthony McCray and Tariq Thomas.

    West is 2-3 in the Mideastern 3A/4A conference, 5-5 overall. Hoggard, a class 4A team, is 3-1, 5-4.

  • 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.


  • West freshman McKernan wins 3A...

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick freshman Caroline McKernan won the Mideastern Conference 3A championship cross-country race Oct. 15 at Smithville Park.

    McKernan ran the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 48 seconds and won by 1 second against Topsail senior Lucy Marcum.

    They were the only two runners to finish below 22 minutes. The race had 33 runners.

    South Brunswick won the team race. All of South’s runners finished in the top nine, scoring 27 points for the Cougars. Topsail scored 40 points and West 59.

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  • Garry Bishop Stadium dedicated...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — The North Brunswick football and track complex was named Garry Bishop Stadium on Friday, Oct. 16. Bishop was accompanied during the ceremony on the football field by his wife, Becky, and son, Chuck, and parents Becky and Charlie Bishop.

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  • 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.