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Today's Sports

  • Brian Alderson leaving West...

    West Brunswick assistant baseball coach Brian Alderson said Monday, June 2, he was leaving the school.

    “I got the head job at North Myrtle (Beach),” he said in an email to the Brunswick Beacon.

    Alderson was responding to an inquiry about summer baseball at West when he made the announcement.

    West Brunswick Athletic Director Jimmy Fletcher said last week he had been anticipating Alderson’s leaving the school.

  • Babson, Hewett to play...

     West Brunswick seniors Olivia Babson and Meeka Hewett have signed letters of intent to attend Brunswick Community College and play volleyball.

    “They are definitely power hitters and they’re going to bring a lot to that program,” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “They’re good people. They couldn’t ask for two better ones.”

    Olivia Babson was first-team all-conference last season. She averaged 13 kills and seven digs.

    Reeves said Babson’s timing on her hitting was her best skill.

  • Dyson to play softball at...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Abbey Dyson signed a letter of intent May 28 to attend College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick and play softball.

    Dyson has been a four-year started at West, and coach Joe Noble said she has been one of the keys to team’s success. The Trojans reached the fourth round of the playoffs this year the deepest run in the history of the program.

    “When she got here,” Noble said, “it was obvious she was going to be a superstar here.”

  • Hankins, Phillips named West’s...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick athletes were honored during the annual Senior Awards event May 28 at the high school.

    Zarie Hankins is the West Brunswick Male Athlete of the Year and Nicole Phillips is the West Brunswick Female Athlete of the Year.

    Hankins starred in football and basketball.

    In football, Hankins was second-team all-conference in the class 3A/4A Mideast league. He was named West’s Outstanding Linebacker.

  • Coach ‘A’ says farewell to...

     Hundreds of West Brunswick High School baseball players have been a part of postgame huddles with coach Mike Alderson in right field at the Trojans’ field. And after West Brunswick beat Swansboro 4-3 in the early evening of May 14 in the first round of the state baseball playoffs, Alderson once again talked about the good and the bad in a huddle near the right field white-chalk foul line.

    When Alderson finished talking, players scattered to do postgame work on the field, putting away bats and picking up rakes. Alderson walked toward the West dugout and smiled.

  • CFAG golf

     In the event May 19at Glen Dornoch, the game was a net and a gross on par 4s and par 5s and a net and two gross on the par 3s. 

    Winners at a 162 were Pete Scott, Joe Gallo, Sid Pennington and a player by draw. Second were Ron Doeblin, Arnie Northrop, Greg Jensen and a player by draw. Third were Mike Devereux, John Ducey, Von Hincher and Rich West.

  • Golfers: Watch out for snakes,...

     Golf has inherent dangers: back sprains, errant golf balls, clubs that fly out of sweaty hands, carts that can overturn on steep hillsides. 

    But on the Carolina Coast, other dangers lurk in the ponds, lakes, marshes and pine forests, and we need to be aware of them.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Cobia, here we come

     Derek Treffinger

    During the Memorial Day weekend, tourists and anglers alike flocked to the Brunswick beaches to have their first big vacation. While packing the beach chairs, sunscreen and coolers, they realize their favorite fishing rod isn’t packed up. Or will they even need it this year? The answer is yes.

  • McCumbee second in sports car...

     Chad McCumbee and teammate Stevan McAleer finished second May 24 in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.

    This was the team’s third straight top-three finish in the Street Tuner class for the team and keeps them contenders for the series championship. They entered the race third in points and now lead by seven.

    This was the fourth race this season of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. The International Motor Sports Association sanctions the series.