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Today's Sports

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners with a score of 22.5 points were Dan O’Connell, Bill Cameron and Ed Hennessey. In second with 13 points were Gary Gutheil, Paul Michal, Bob Smith and Jack Goin.

  • A retrospective of Sept. 11, 2001

    My family had an intimate knowledge of the World Trade Center in the years before 9-11. My husband’s firm, Deloitte & Touche (then Deloitte, Haskins & Sells), took up five floors of the North Tower starting in 1980.
    We have many happy memories of the World Trade Center: dinners at Windows on the World Restaurant; the whooshing express elevator that brought you from the lobby to the 110th floor in a matter of seconds; the views of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, New Jersey, the Hudson River, the Battery and the Statue of Liberty.

  • There’s been fair fishing this...

    Sometimes you have to make things worse before they can get better. I believe such is going to be the case with our local fishing.
    This summer has been fair fishing, but nothing spectacular. After the wind of July, August was actually a good weather month, but most of the offshore fisheries were lacking. The water temperatures had risen into the mid- 80s, and despite clear waters with lots of baitfish, the predators just weren’t present.

  • Military Appreciation Day...

    Inshore fishing has slowed down a bit but, hopefully, that is just the usual slack time between late summer and fall. Some big fish are still being caught and offshore fishing is decent.
    Before I get to the fishing report, I want to comment on the Military Appreciation Day (MAD) 6 event that went on Saturday at Oak Island. The MAD events are terrific daylong celebrations of our heroic U.S. military forces, with local (and some non-local) charter captains and saltwater boat owners volunteering to take the troops out for a free day of fishing.

  • Adam Fulford, Grainger win track...

    BOBI SUMMERS
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Bell and Bell Automotive presented Champions Night Saturday at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. W.C. Bell and family have supported local racers and the speedway for more than three decades. He was honored by 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Champion Justin Milliken in a pre-race ceremony for his contributions to the sport.
    The track had a moment of silence and divisional champions did ride around the 0.538-mile facility with a huge American flag in observance of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Trojans open conference by...

     West Brunswick beat Whiteville 2-0 in overtime in a conference-opening soccer game Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans, 1-5-1.

    West scored its first goal about seven minutes into overtime when junior forward Scottie Melvin headed junior Jonathan Newhouse’s corner kick into the goal.

    West sophomore Cody Postich made the save of the game when, about two minutes after West had taken the 1-0 lead, he deflected a Whiteville shot past an open West net.

  • Runners help benefit Brunswick...

     

    The 11th annual Brunswick Family Assistance Sea Trail Plantation Road Races took place Saturday, and every runner who finished knew she or he had a made a difference in someone’s life.

    BFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County by providing emergency assistance. Programs include the food pantry and emergency utilities and emergency rent assistance. Toward that end, the proceeds from the race benefit BFA programs.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojan football...

     Some photos of those who cheer for the football team and entertain the fans at West Brunswick High School.

  • West loses to unbeaten Laney

     West Brunswick lost 37-16 to unbeaten Class 4A Laney in a non-conference high school football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    Laney scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first half in taking a 27-10 lead. The second score was set up when Laney blocked a punt with 1:43 left in the half. Laney recovered the ball at the 11 and scored with 64 seconds left in the half.

  • West’s boys win cross-country...

     LELAND—North Brunswick’s Laney Huneycutt and South Brunswick’s Carmen Hilliard won the first cross-country meet of the conference season.

    Honeycutt finished first out of 48 runners in 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Hilliard finished first out of 28 runners in 20:33. She won by nearly four minutes.

    Teams from Pender and the three county high schools competed on the 3.1-mile course at Northwest Park in Leland.