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Today's Sports

  • Ocean Ridge wins Interclub...

    Carolina National took advantage of its home-course knowledge to capture first place in the final 2011 Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played on Oct. 3. Carolina National and Magnolia Greens finished in a tie; however, Carolina National won the tiebreaker. Ocean Ridge claimed the CCIA 2011 Championship by leading all teams with 1,770 total points for the season.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the seven competing.

  • Jim McFadyen: Following his dream

    Jim McFadyen has a passion for golf, for his family, for life and for his faith. He is following his dream in Southport in a tiny shop called Mac’s Caddie Shack in the quaint Old Southport Village Shops section on Howe Street.  
    Jim grew up playing golf in Massachusetts
    “I started playing golf when I was very young, using my father’s old blades with the grips held together with black duct tape,” he said as we talked in his shop last Saturday morning. “I’m a self-taught golfer.”

  • Terry Mauney is new program...

    PGA professional Terry Mauney has returned to his roots, to his family and friends in the Carolinas. Culled from dozens of applicants, Mauney has been named program director of The First Tee of Brunswick County, a job he coveted from afar.  

  • Winds and weather turn fishing...

    Fishermen are notorious for excuses. I’m as guilty as the next; if it’s not one thing messing up the fishing, it’s the next. Most likely the habit started as a self-defense mechanism used to protect the fisherman’s ego while dueling with a species that has a brain the size of pea yet continuously seems to outsmart the fisherman.
    Over the years, the excuses have broadened to be so numerous and expansive that explaining your way out of a poor day of fishing is really quite a natural instinct. And thus, here is my excuse for this past week of fishing.

  • Great time to go fishing in the...

    As the water temperature has been cooling, the sounds and inlets of Brunswick County have been flooded with huge schools of mullet accompanying the fall winds in what is annually known as the mullet blow.
    Bluefish, speckled trout, redfish and flounder follow those schools closely, picking off strays and gorging themselves on tasty mullet.

  • Another top-10 finish for...

    By Courtney McGarry
    Special to The Beacon
    The ARCA Racing Series was down to its last two races last Friday with the Kansas Lottery 98.9 at the Kansas Speedway. For Chad McCumbee and the ModSpace race team, it was a chance to wrap up one team’s best seasons with a bang.
    McCumbee and Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) have developed into one of the elite teams in the ARCA Racing Series with a top-five ranking and winning the prestigious Bill France Four Crown award. While others are looking forward to time off during the off-season, ABR is still having fun.

  • Phillips, South finish unbeaten...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat South Columbus 9-0 Oct. 6 at South and finished the conference season as unbeaten champions.

    This is the fifth straight year coach Debbie Adams’ team has finished as unbeaten champions. South finished 10-0 in the conference and is 12-4 overall.

  • Gause, West’s defense prevail...

     WHITEVILLE—Phillip Gause intercepted a pass that set up one touchdown in the fourth quarter and he returned a fumble an estimated 90 yards for another score in the quarter as the West Brunswick High School football team beat Whiteville 27-6 in a conference football game Friday night.

    Gary Darling also intercepted a pass and Nolan Scoggins recovered a fumble on Whiteville’s final pass as the Trojans improved to 2-2 in the conference, 3-5 overall and kept alive their state playoff hopes.

  • Trojans sweep East Bladen in...

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team routed East Bladen 25-13, 25-14, 25-15 in a conference home match Oct. 6.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    BRICK LANDING
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a game of If Ida on Sept. 29 at Brierwood. Players discarded their worst hole and applied full handicap for game score. Sharon Brown and Irene Dowdy tied for first in the first flight with a score of 63. Mary Tacea was third with a 65. Peg Agrimonti came in first in the second flight with a 69. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 70 and Peg Campana took third with a 75.