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Today's Sports

  • West overcomes turnover...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — After the technical fouls cleared and tempers cooled, it was the West Brunswick Trojans who ran away with a 68-53 road victory over their county rivals, the North Brunswick Scorpions, on Friday, Dec. 2, in Leland. The Trojans (1-1) overcame an early deficit and 17 first-half turnovers to hand the Scorpions their second loss of the season in the non-conference basketball game.

  • South Brunswick swimmers win...

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick swimmers won seven events in a tri-meet with West Brunswick and Hoggard on Nov. 30 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Senior Tyler Bowersox won the 200 freestyle in 1:49.37. No one else swam faster than 2 minutes. He won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.65.

    Senior Chris Anselmo won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.28 and the 500 freestyle in 5:43.31.

    South’s boys won the 200-yard medley in 1:46.49, beating Hoggard by 0.08 seconds. The winning team was senior Ryan Dalton, sophomore Owen Bell, Bowersox and Anselmo.

  • 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.

  • Bluefin tuna action dwindles...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    For the past several weeks, fishermen of our area have been blessed with both incredible weather and fishing for January. Typically, this month strictly revolves around fishing for trout inshore and preparing equipment for the busy summer season. However, 2017 had a different plan for us. Moderate temperatures in the mid-60s and light winds have brought local anglers another excuse to go offshore fishing.

  • Mixed report on redfish in...

    Another new year has come upon us and the spring fishing season is quickly approaching. Our January weather has been extremely mild with average high temperatures reaching well into the 60’s most of this month. We did see a quick and extreme cold spell in the second week of January that could have been dangerous. The lows quickly dropped into the teens and highs did not reach above the freezing mark for three days. This kind of sudden extreme temperature change can and did result in a cold stun event for our fish stocks.

  • Beloved Weldon was an...

    By Darren deMaille