Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick vs. Ashley...

    WILMINGTON —  West Brunswick defeated the  Ashley Screaming Eagles 28-6 as both teams opened their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football season Friday, Sept. 23, at Ashley.

    West is 1-0, 5-1. Ashley is 0-1, 2-2. West’s next game is its homecoming, Sept. 30 against Topsail (0-1, 2-4).

    The Trojans’ Anthony McCray scored a touchdown in each quarter and, according to West Brunswick staff statistics, gained 199 yards on 26 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards.

  • Arnie part of a memorable...


    By Thomas Ryan Paul

  • Trojans hold off North Brunswick...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — In a hard-fought intra-county football game Friday, Sept. 16, between the West Brunswick Trojans and the North Brunswick Scorpions, West was able to hold off a late charge by North and win 24-21. The game was intense, as each team scored twice in the second quarter and once in the fourth quarter.

  • Wayne Smith’s dove hunt remains...

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    “Do I need to pick up the slaw?” Rhonda Smith asks.

    “About 11:30, run up there and get it,” husband Wayne Smith says.


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    The 33rd year of Wayne Smith’s dove hunt, on fields just outside Shallotte, begins like any other.

    Well, almost like any other.

    It is nearly 11 a.m. Sept. 10. On the warm, sunny morning, Wayne Smith is tending to the last-minute preparations for the banquet that precedes the hunt.

  • McCumbee, McAleer regain points...

    Defending champions Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will enter the final Street Tuner race of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge first place in points.


  • Trojan wrestler Harrison...

    West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell received the Roy Heverly Award on Friday, Sept. 16, in recognition of being the top underclassman scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina. The award was announced in June and Campbell was presented it during halftime of the football game between North Brunswick and West Brunswick.

    “It means a lot,” Campbell said after receiving the award. “All the hard work and dedication put into the sport, it all gets paid back at times like this.”

  • ECU vs. USC football photos

    Photos of the ECU-USC football game Sept. 17. USC won 20-15. Photos by Jim Moore.

  • West Brunswick defeats...

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 25-23, 26-24, 25-20 in a non-conference volleyball match Sept. 14 at North.

    The second set was the key one of the match. The Trojans rallied from a deficits of 6-0, 20-9 and 23-14 on the way to the 26-24 victory.

    In the second set, Alleigh Himes served the Scorpions to a 6-0 lead. With the lead 13-9, Bailey Evans held serve for seven straight points, the final point an ace, and a 20-9 lead.

  • West Brunswick soccer team wins...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored four second-half goals in beating South Brunswick 4-2 and winning a soccer game for the first time this season.

    For West, sophomore forward Alex Younts scored twice. Junior forward David Reyes and junior defender Anthony Tapia also scored as West opened its conference season with the victory.

    West is 1-0 in the conference, 1-5-1 overall. South is 0-6 overall.

    West trailed 1-0 in the second half but tied the score on Reyes’ goal with about 26 minutes left.

  • West Brunswick vs. Lumberton...