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Today's Sports

  • BCC’s Montgomery NJCAA Division...

     STAFF REPORT

    BCC freshman middle blocker Samantha Montgomery is the NJCAA DII National Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug 28-Sept. 4.

     “That is an outstanding award for our team,” BCC coach Melissa Everitt said.

    Montgomery, a Laney High School graduate, led the Dolphins to a 4-2 record with 14 kills and 15 kills in the first two collegiate matches of her career. In six matches, Montgomery had 9.3 kills per set and connected on 10 aces. She showcased her defensive grit with 6.8 digs per set and 14 blocks.

  • Down a player, West ties Ashley...

     Playing one man down because of a red-card penalty, the West Brunswick High School soccer team scored two goals—both by junior forward Scottie Melvin—and went on to tie Ashley 2-2 in a non-conference game Sept. 7.

     “We got down early tonight and we got after it and we got after it,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “They want to win and they want to do what it takes to win.”

    Melvin scored the tying goal off a corner kick from junior midfielder Jonathan Newhouse with about 26 minutes left in the game.

  • 'Two Feathers' gave in...

    BY FRANK RICHARDSON
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Tommy Roehm would do anything for anyone if he were in need. Fix an appliance. Tile a floor. Build a house. Need 20 bucks, he’d give it. Tommy, who faced the worst of horrors in Vietnam during his service there, never let a smile leave his face. Ever.

  • Brunswick County Academy:...

    Brunswick County Academy and The First Tee of Brunswick County are partners in a new venture that started last week. Every other Monday during the entire school year, the freshman class at BCA will be bused to Cinghiale Creek (home of The First Tee of Brunswick County) for 90 minutes of onsite programming in golf, core values and life skills. When the weather turns cold in December and January, they will have their sessions at Brunswick Academy, then return to Cinghiale for the rest of the spring semester.

  • Chad McCumbee seventh at DuQuoin

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Chad McCumbee couldn’t wait to get down and dirty—literally—Monday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    The driver of the No. 1 ModSpace Ford hoped to sweep the dirt-track portion of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s schedule at the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts. He dominated the first dirt-track race of the season two weeks ago at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, also making a winner of longtime ARCA Racing Series team owner Jennifer Belmont.

  • Laney too much for South...

    The South Brunswick Cougars went into the football game Friday night at Laney on a two-game winning streak, with a defense that hadn’t given up a touchdown, with high hopes of pulling off a major upset and silencing any critics who believed their undersized roster would be a downfall to their season.

  • Wade Currie creates information...

    Wade Currie has finished his Eagle Scout Project: an information hut for The First Tee of Brunswick County. Constructed of treated all-weather wood, Wade House has a roof, a glassed in framed bulletin board with rear access and a lift-top desk. Wade is a member of Paul Mason Troop 19 in Wilmington.

  • Red drum being caught at Little...

    Fishing is certainly feeling like fall, with lowering water temperatures and worries about hurricanes seemingly every week. Post Hurricane Irene, the inshore saltwater fishing in Brunswick County has gotten much better.
    Redfish, flounder, pompano, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are being caught—not in fall numbers yet but in good early September action.

  • West beats Scorpions, Knights in...

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School volleyball team beat North Brunswick 25-20, 25-11, 25-16 in a conference match Sept. 6 at North.

    West led 14-13 in the first set when a cross-court kill by West}s Olivia Babson led to a sideout and her serving for five more points. Two kills by Jasmine Jackson gave West a 22-15 lead and the Trojans won the set on a point by Alyssa Chappell.

    Jackson and Kaylee Johnston served West to 16-4 lead in the second set, the 16th point a kill from the back row by Mary Morgan Inions. West went on to win 25-11.

  • Trojans rally in fourth quarter...

     West Brunswick scored on a halfback option pass from sophomore Sean Hewett to senior wide receiver Cameron Smith with 2 minutes left to clinch a 28-18 victory Friday night over North Myrtle Beach in a non-conference high school football game.

    The victory was the first of the season for West (1-2). North Myrtle Beach, which had not scored in its two previous games, dropped to 0-3.