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  • Trojans lose in second round of...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The Jacksonville Cardinals defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 28-12 in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs Friday, Nov 25.

    Jacksonville proved to be a formidable foe for the Trojans, the No. 1 seed in the East who finished 9-4. The Cardinals, the No. 5 seed, improved to 9-4 and will face No. 2 seed Lee County (12-1) in the third round.

    The Cardinals featured two speedy running backs and the team was averaging 35 points a game coming into this contest.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers split...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team split two matches against Purnell Swett and South View Nov. 22 at West.

    These were the first wrestling matches this season at West. The Trojans beat South View 47-36 and lost 41-39 to Purnell Swett.

    Against South View, the Trojan lost the opening match at 120 pounds but senior Harrison Campbell won by fall in 1 minute, 24 seconds at 126 pounds and junior Brandon Reisen won by fall in 1:13 at 132 pounds against South View, giving West a 12-6 lead.

  • New coach, familiar name, for...

    SHALLOTTE — He sounded like his dad.

    “I’m not afraid to play anybody,” West Brunswick girls’ basketball coach Dylan Johnson said after a 68-49 season-opening loss Nov. 21 to Clinton.

    The non-conference game was added to the schedule Nov. 18.

    “Coach called me on Friday and said, “Coach, can you play?’”

    Johnson, eager for a game, agreed.

    Clinton was 23-6 last year.

  • Video of Harrison Campbell...

    Wests Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell wins by fall in 1 minute, 24 seconds at 126 pounds Nov. 22 against South View.

  • Video of Matthew Smith wrestling

    At 106 pounds, West Brunswick freshman Matthew Smith wins by fall in 32 seconds Nov. 22 against South View.

  • BCC teams lose region games

    Staff Report

    BOLIVIA — Wake Tech beat Brunswick Community College 63-53 in an NJCAA Region 10 Division II basketball game Jan. 14.

    BCC, playing its first game since Dec. 17, is 1-3 in the region, 9-3 overall. Wake Tech is 3-1, 9-3.

  • Making use of Christmas gifts

     

    By Darren deMaille

    If you are a golfer, chances are you were given some gifts this year related to golf, some good and maybe some not so. I am a difficult person to shop for, as I usually have everything I need related to golf; however, this year there were a few great gifts that Santa brought to me. Now, two weeks post Christmas, it has given me time to make use of these gifts. Here are my reviews. Please feel free to share your reviews with me or stop by the DD Golf Academy to show them to me.

     

  • With the new year, begin a new...

     

    I thank Elsa Bronstein for the wonderful introduction last week and her service with the Beacon for the last several years. She left big shoes to fill and I hope I can bring the same enjoyment she has given to so many people over the years. I wish her the best of luck with her new ventures and may she continue to touch people as she has done.

  • Hoping for great weather, great...

    The past few weeks have been filled with shopping and traveling to see relatives, but believe it or not the new year is finally here. There have been many different forecasts and predictions for how good and bad the fishing will be, but this week, I’d like to give a quick recap of what good and bad occurred in 2016.

  • Darren deMaille new golf...

    Exciting news for the readers of Golf Gab: You will have a new golf columnist starting in January. Darren deMaille will be taking over and I’m thrilled. 

    I met deMaille last week for lunch and we had a great visit. He is one terrific guy, a PGA pro and a teacher of the game of golf who owns the Double D Golf Academy in Little River, S.C.

    In addition to his golf credentials, he has written about golf for newspapers in Connecticut, New York and Florida. He recently published an article in Golf Digest about starting a teaching academy.