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  • Trojans sweep Scorpions in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team beat North Brunswick 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 in a non-conference match Aug. 27 at West.

    “They played a little bit tougher tonight than they have in the past,” coach Larry Salefsky said. “They controlled what was happening at the net. They passed well. We didn’t miss a lot of serves. They played a lot better.”

    The first game was tied 10-10 when Hayden Huffman held serve for three points, including an ace.

  • Reels are starting to sing again

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

     The king mackerel fishing has finally started to improve this week. Good catches of 15- to 30-pound fish were coming from hard bottom areas and ledges in 60 to 75 feet of water. This can only mean one thing — the kings are on the move back inshore. Cooler air and water temperatures will trigger these fish to move near shore. Once the water temperatures reaches the ideal 72 to 76 degrees, there is almost a guaranteed bite somewhere between the beach and shark hole.

  • Questions, questions about how...

     Delane and Jessica Edwards from the Whiteville area fished with me Friday, Aug. 22. Delane Edwards started right out of the gate with the usual questions, “How long you been doing this, Captain?” “Do you think we will catch anything today, Captain?” “How old are you, Captain?” “Where you from, Captain?”

  • BCC wins volleyball opener

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College volleyball team beat the St. Andrews’ junior varsity 25-15, 26-24, 25-9 Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC has a new coach this season, Justin Hoskins, and the Dolphins played before an enthusiastic crowd of many fellow student-athletes.

    Morgan Sullivan served the Dolphins to a 10-4 lead in the first game and the Dolphins controlled the rest of the game for the victory.

  • Scorpions lose football opener...
  • Play It Forward

     Only in golf do we think we are touring pros.

    Here’s the deal. Most of the other sports we watch on TV are team sports, with highly trained, muscular professional players. Each sport has specialty players: catchers, pitchers, outfielders and infielders in baseball; linemen, receivers, quarterbacks, halfbacks, punters and kickers in football — and on and on in sports like soccer and lacrosse and field hockey.

    In golf, you are a one-person team playing against a golf course.

  • West Brunswick opens boys’...

     MAYSVILLE — Still adjusting to the loss of two key players from last year’s team, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team lost its two opening games in the annual Battle at the Beach.

    West lost 3-0 to Havelock on Friday, Aug. 22, and lost 3-1 to Southwest Onslow on Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • West Brunswick loses 48-26 to...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 48-26 to Socastee (S.C.) in the season-opening football game for both teams Saturday, Aug. 23.

    West had 15 possessions in the game that was played over two days because of a delay caused by lightning Friday night in the second quarter. Of those 15 possessions, nearly half ended in turnovers: West quarterbacks threw five interceptions and two other possessions ended in fumbles.

  • Trojans lose home opener in...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team lost 3-0 to Pender in the Trojans’ home-opening match of the season Aug. 21.

    Pender beat West 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 in the non-conference match.

    West led 19-18 in first game, Pender led 19-18 in the second game and was score was tied 17-17 in the third game before West lost all three games.

     

  • Milliken wins pole, races to...

     By Steve Zacharias

    Special to the Beacon

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Justin Milliken won one of the two 50-lap Late Model races July 19 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. 

    Eighteen Late Models were on hand, competing for $2,500, in the two 50-lap races in the NASCAR Whelen Late Models series.

    In qualifying, a familiar trend for 2014 took place when Milliken set the