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Today's Sports

  • Competition is close in Capt....

    Mother Nature opened up a window over the weekend that afforded fishermen an excellent opportunity to get on the water. It could not have been any nicer on Saturday and Sunday, and the fishing results could not have been much better, either. Inshore, the speckled trout fishing has been outstanding. At the Shallotte River, Lockwood, Little River—you name it, the fish have been biting. Add in the abundance of redfish and a sprinkle of flounder, then you have some of the year’s best inshore fishing.

  • Men's Tournament of...

    Brick Landing

    Bob Koegel

    Bob Koegel won the Brick Landing Championship in 2006 and in 2009, but he was a seasoned competitor long before then.

    In 1996, Koegel won the Club Championship at Wynham Country Club in New York. From 1992 to 1999, he was the senior men’s champion there. He was also Green Country Champion in upstate New York.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a four-man team, two low nets tournament Friday at Crown Park. Winners with a score of 117 (-27) were Freddy Ortiz, Bill Cameron, Reggie Auten and Hal Riebesehl. Second went to Bob Byrne, Bob Smith, Ed Kinney and Jim Beairsto with a123 (-21). Low gross: Charlie Shore, 83; Stu Cleveland, 84; and Jim Beairsto and Randy Cogdill, 89. Low nets were Reggie Auten and Charlie Shore, 66. Reggie Auten was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING

    TOMBSTONE TOURNEY

  • The story of the Beacon's...

    In 2002, The Brunswick Beacon decided to feature area club champions in Golf Gab, the weekly golf column written by Elsa Bonstein.

    Men would be featured one week; women, the next. All champions would be personally interviewed, and the Beacon would run a small photograph and article about each individual champion.

    It would be the Beacon’s way of recognizing the best of the best in the county’s large and active golf communities.

  • Substitutes play well in victory

    Just about everything that could go wrong before a football game did go wrong for West Brunswick coach Jimmy Fletcher on Friday.

    Hours before his team was to leave Shallotte to travel to Tabor City to play South Columbus in the final game of the regular season—and with playoff seedings at stake—Fletcher was scrambling to fill gaps in his offensive line.

    Three starters on the five-man front were unable to play because of illness or injury.

  • Trojans lose in first round of...

    White Oak scored three second-half goals in beating West Brunswick 4-1 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs Nov. 3 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The loss ended the season for the Trojans (10-8-2), the Waccamaw Conference and county champions.

  • North Brunswick loses close game

    LELAND—At first glance, one would think this would be a runaway, with the East Bladen Eagles football team coming into North Brunswick with a 10-0 record. However, East Bladen soon found out it was in for a battle with the Scorpions before emerging with a 20-13 victory Friday night in the last game of the regular season.

  • Turnovers doom Trojans in season...

    The West Brunswick junior varsity football team could not overcome three fumbles and a powerful rushing attack from the visiting South Columbus Stallions in a 35-6 defeat Nov. 5.

    The Trojans scored first with a 13-play drive that covered 68 yards and ended in a Cameron Smith 5-yard touchdown run. The Stallions then capitalized on several Trojan penalties and turnovers, ending the game with 35 straight points. The loss was the second consecutive defeat for West (4-6, 2-4).

  • South Brunswick stops two-point...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars’ defense made three spectacular goal-line stands, the last one with 53 seconds left, to defeat Whiteville 15-14 Friday night in the final football game of the regular season.

    “It all starts with the seniors and goes all the way down,” South coach Roman Kelley said about his defense. “I can’t say enough about the defensive staff and players. They worked their butts off against a very good offensive team tonight.”

  • Sheepshead, black drum fun fish...

    Water temperatures remain a little higher than normal and inshore fishing continues to be good. In addition to the usual suspects this time of the year (such as red drum, speckled trout and flounder) two fish that have been hitting consistently are sheepshead and black drum.