Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.


  • Trojans use first-half explosion...

     LELAND – After a 7-0 victory Sept. 22 over Ashley High School, West Brunswick head football coach Kelly Williamson said he was still waiting for his offense to click as the Trojans get into the meat of their conference schedule.

    Williamson and his staff can wait no more.

    West Brunswick amassed 294 total yards on 34 plays in the first half alone of a 28-7 victory over county rival North Brunswick inside Garry Bishop Stadium in Leland on Friday, Sept. 29.

  • West Brunswick girls’ tennis...

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH – West Brunswick head women’s tennis coach Scott Mehalick has coached tennis for more than 30 years.

    He coached a pair of individual regional champions as the head coach of the men’s team at West and has led several squads to the state playoffs.

    Taking into account all of the teams he has coached in a highly successful career, Mehalick says this year’s team “is as good of a group as I’ve ever had.”

  • Southport plays host to national...