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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick wins conference...

     On an emotional night for coach Tripp Smith, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat South Brunswick 4-2 Monday at M.H. Rourk Stadium and won the Waccamaw Conference championship.

    West finished the season 10-1-1 in the conference. For South, the loss was just the second this season in the conference. It had two more conference games to play this week.

  • Teens finish second in Fall...

     

    Ryan Bright, Scott Smith and Keith Logan aboard Team Instigator won the Fall Brawl King Classic, landing a 35.50-pound king mackerel Sunday, the second day of the two-day tourney.

    The team used a Pink Pirate Plug from South Chatham Tackle with a cigar minnow and fished in 102 feet of water out of Little River, S.C. The team earned $15,000.

    The Ocean Isle Fishing Center ran the annual tournament.

    The second- and third-place team also caught their king mackerels on Sunday.

  • In pink-adorned car, McCumbee...

      Chad McCumbee finished fourth in the CARS Pro Cup 200 Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    McCumbee’s No. 11 car had touches of pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In particular, he honored West Brunswick High School guidance counselor Gloria Childress. Her name was written in pink script on a rear quarter panel. She is being treated for cancer, and McCumbee hoped to bring recognition to her battle and all those who face cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Overhills beats Trojans in...

     In a state volleyball playoff match Saturday afternoon as good as the teams’ records indicated, Spring Lake Overhills beat West Brunswick 27-25, 19-25, 27-25, 25-19.

    Overhills, 18-4, fought off two set points in first set and two set points in the third set en route to the victory. The Jaguars advance to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs. West Brunswick finishes 17-6.

  • Trojans rout West Bladen 42-0

     West Brunswick scored six times in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 42-0 in the Trojans’ final home football game of the regular season Friday night.

    West Brunswick improved to 3-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall. West Bladen, which gave up 63 points in its previous game, is 0-6, 1-9.

    On Senior night, Taylor Buffkin threw two touchdown passes and Justin Bland scored on runs of 10 and 55 yards. Darius Williams forced a safety. Altrey Frink had an interception. Cameron Smith kicked four extra points.

  • Community sports

    West Varsity sports schedule
    Schedule is subject to change.
    Oct. 19: Soccer at South Columbus.
    Oct. 21: Football vs. West Bladen, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 22: First round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.
    Oct. 24: Soccer vs. South Brunswick, 6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 25: Second round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Oct. 14 at Eastport. The winners with a plus 17.5 were Fred Ortiz, Hal Riebesehl, Ton Culverwell and Russ Russo. In second with a plus 10.5 were Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Bob Smith. Most over their points was a tie between Bill Cameron and Russ Russo at plus 8. Lowest gross were Russ Russo, 83; Stu Cleveland, 87; Gary Gutheil and Bob Byrne, 89. Lowest nets were Russ Russo, 61, and Bob Byrne, 68. Russ Russo was voted golfer of the week.

  • Inshore saltwater fishing is in...

    Fall Carolina inshore saltwater fishing is in full swing on the Brunswick County coast, with all of its usual shifting winds, occasional rainstorms, heavy tides and hit- and-miss fishing. Fortunately, that also means a ton of moving mullet schools, shrimp and crabs in the water and a lot of nice bait and choices for anglers.

  • Charlie the Tuna won’t like ‘...

    BY SARAH SUE INGRAM
    BEACON CORRESPONDENT
    What kind of fish likes to bite bait on gold hooks?
    Is the summer or southern flounder caught most often in our inshore waters?
    Which fish’s hormones give it the color of its belly?
    The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the new book “Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas” by Beacon fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks.

  • Fall Brawl King Classic this...

    The annual Fall Brawl King Classic King Mackerel tournament will be hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend. The tournament typically draws 150-250 fishing teams from throughout the Carolinas, all competing for the first-place prize of up to $20,000.