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Today's Sports

  • Ex-Trojans show off their skills...

    Just as you never know the final score before a game begins, you also never know where sports will take you in life.

    Two former West Brunswick athletes are proof of that, as Amanda Noble is now in Athens, Greece, playing softball and Cedric Simmons is in Dongguan, China, playing basketball.

    Noble said she has been in Greece for two weeks as part of an international softball program. She will be there through July.

  • Winter weather puts the chill on...

    Winter weather has hampered inshore fishing lately, although there are still some fish out there and they are biting. Fish stocks seem to have come through the chill in pretty good shape so far.

    “The weather here has been extremely cold and fish kills have been reported in scattered areas, speckled trout being the most common,” said Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters.

    Redfish are among our most hearty fish and can be caught on days the weather allows fishing, although in really cold weather they tend to have lockjaw.

  • Golf action

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The BMGA game of the day for Monday two best balls of the foursome. Winners at -22 were Harvey Hundley, Al Ostrager, Jim Pope and Lester Craft. In second at -14 were Bernie Gruwzleski, Gary McDaniel, Tom Kronyak and Paul Salerno. The team of Bob Nobes, Bob Janovic, Dave Harper and Morris Hall were third at -4.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Weather no problem for...

    Saturday in Shallotte was a rainy, 30-to 34-degree day, with some occasional sleet. Because I was unable to play golf, I accompanied my wife to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to do some shopping. The weather was atrocious. A penetrating, cold rain fell, and I felt miserable standing in it even for the short time I had to pump gas. In nearby areas, many inches of snow and ice were accumulating.

  • More pro profiles: Rick Ferrell...

    There are certain similarities between successful club pros. My husband, Gene, and I have a son-in-law who is a PGA pro; we have friends who are club pros, and they all have traits in common.

    Sure, they’re good golfers. Yes, most of them learned the game as a kid and dreamed of someday becoming a real live PGA golf professional. A few dreamed of playing on the tour, but many thought the ultimate job would be as a head pro at a golf course.

  • Prepare for spring fishing with...

    It won’t be long until spring arrives and with it the annual rebirth of the fishing season. Although you can still catch some fish now, most anglers are counting the days until warm temperatures roll in and our usual inshore species start to stir.

    In the downtime, there are several things anglers can do to prepare for spring fishing. Fishing is a sport in which you pretty much get what you give, so if you give a lot of extra time to the craft, you’re sure to get a good return in the form of tugs on the line when the action starts.

  • South clinches state dual bid in...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick got a fall from Jeromy Roundtree in the final match to beat West Brunswick 38-34 in a Waccamaw Conference dual Jan. 27.

    The victory between the two 3A teams clinched a spot in the NCHSAA playoffs.

    South entered the dual 23-5 for the season. It had swept eight straight duals in its last two tournaments. West entered 8-8, but it was coming off a tournament in which it had two champions and four wrestlers as consolation finalists.

  • South’s boys build big...

     BY BOB BREEN

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

  • North’s boys 8-0 in...

     North Brunswick, held to six points in the first quarter, went on to outscore West 60-41 in a 66-55 Waccamaw Conference victory Jan. 26 at West.

  • Trojans fall in overtime to East...

     

    West Brunswick rallied from a nine-point deficit to force overtime before losing 58-56 to East Bladen in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night.

    The Trojans held the Eagles scoreless in the final five minutes, 15 seconds of the fourth quarter in rallying from a 43-34 deficit. West had a chance to win the game in regulation, as it had the ball after a timeout with 3.4 seconds left, but East Bladen blocked the shot.