Today's Sports

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  • Lady Trojans fall in first round...

     West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball team completed its most successful season since the 2005-06 campaign when it dropped its first-round state playoff game to Harnett Central last week.

    Harnett Central overcame a halftime deficit and stymied West Brunswick’s offense down the stretch to earn a 54-47 win to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state basketball playoffs.

    Trojan senior Natyra Gore led all West Brunswick scorers with 19 points, while junior center Breanna “B.B.” Mercer netted 18.

  • Dolphins win finale of four-game...

    After a three-game sweep of East Carolina’s club team on opening weekend, the Brunswick Community College (BCC) baseball team dropped five of its next six games before last weekend’s victory in the finale of a four-game stretch over three days.

    BCC competed in a three-day, four-game event that featured the Dolphins, Walters State Community College, Cecil Community College and Florence Darling Technical College in Florence, S.C.

  • Superstar Hyman guides Lady...

     Katisha Hyman has given her opponents fits in women’s basketball on the junior college basketball level this season.

    The sophomore guard continued to do so during Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team’s recent three-game winning streak.

    Following a two-game losing streak, the Lady Dolphins reeled off a trio of consecutive wins by double figures behind their remarkable second-year guard.

  • West Brunswick Booster Club...

     Early last month, I received a text message from West Brunswick High School Athletic Director Jimmy Fletcher.

    “It’s that time of year again,” Fletcher wrote in the text.

    Yes, indeed.

    Fletcher and other West Brunswick High School officials have scheduled the annual Booster Club raffle drawing and dinner for Saturday, March 10, inside the school’s cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.

    I encourage all of our Beacon readers to carve out a free night next Saturday to purchase a $100 ticket.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick High...

     West Brunswick competed in last weekend's Marine Chevy Quick Stick Lacrosse Invitational in Jacksonville.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick prepares...

     West Brunswick scrimmaged Myrtle Beach High School (S.C.) last weekend in preparation for the 2018 season, which begins Friday, March 2, at Carolina Forest High School (S.C.) in a weekend round-robin tournament. 

  • West Brunswick High School...

     Listed are the schedules for each of the eight West Brunswick High School spring varsity sports.



    March 1 at Carolina Forest (Carolina Border Battle), 5 p.m.

    March 2 at High Point Christian Academy (part of Carolina Border Battle at Carolina Forest), 5 p.m.

    March 3 at Indian Land High School (part of Carolina Border Battle at Carolina Forest), 9:30 a.m.

    March 7 vs. Norfolk Christian Academy, 5 p.m.

    March 10 at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.), 1:30 p.m.

  • Calisto named VFW High School...

     SHALLOTTE – Coach. Teach. Mentor.

    That’s the mantra Retired Col. Joseph Calisto, the senior army instructor for West Brunswick High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program, has tried his best to live by during his five-year stint at the Shallotte school.

    He’s done just that and more.

    For his efforts, he earned the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2018 North Carolina High School Teacher of the Year Award.

  • North Brunswick hires Bryan...

    First-year head coach Darren Willis resigned from his post as head coach of the North Brunswick High School football team following a 1-10 season and the school has tabbed Bryan Davis the new chief of the Scorpion football program.

    North Brunswick athletic director Randy Fennell confirmed the decision in a news release issued Wednesday, Jan. 24.

    Davis marks the third Scorpion head coach in the last four seasons. Larry Brock and Willis, most recently, preceded the new coach.