Today's Sports

  • Trojans lose to Wilson Fike in...

     Wilson Fike ended West Brunswick’s soccer season by beating the Trojans 4-0 Saturday in a second-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    West finishes the season 12-6-2. Fike, the No. 3 seed from the Big East Conference, is 14-7-1.

  • BCC opens with win in OT

     SUPPLY—Lawson Ahrens hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and Kameko Walls hit a 3-pointer in overtime to give the Brunswick Community College basketball team the lead for good as the Dolphins beat Guilford Tech 82-78 Saturday.

    Walls finished with three 3-pointers and 15 points and Ahrens finished with two 3-pointers and 10 points in the season opener on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics center. Kenny Tucker scored 17 points and Alex Tucker and Steve Johnson 14 each.

  • West Brunswick wins playoff...


    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat West Carteret 3-2 in overtime in a first-round game Nov. 2 of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    Scottie Melvin scored the winning goal with about 2 minutes, 30 seconds left in overtime. He took a long pass along the left sideline from Jacob Ferguson and scored on a one-on-one breakaway that covered about 30 yards.

  • Shock opens playoffs with victory

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team won its opening playoff game Saturday 2-1 against Pleasure Island Soccer Association The Shock scored its goals off corner kicks.
    Hayley Giordano sent the first kick high over many defenders and into the center of the goal box and Greer Josselyn ran in and redirected the ball off her body and into the goal.
    On the second corner kick, Giordano again sent a kick directly across the goal and this time Mia Adcock came running into the box and had the ball hit off her chest and into the goal.

  • Shock beats Whiteville in...

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls played an exhibition game on Friday against old rival Whiteville from the Cape Fear Soccer league and won 2-1.
    Whiteville entered the game undefeated in the Cape Fear League, and the Shock is undefeated in the Pleasure Island Soccer League in Wilmington.
    “The two teams have played each other in very close matches over the last three years and Whiteville coach Joey Shultz agreed to bring his talented team to Shallotte Park for the game under the lights on Friday night,” Shallotte coach Mark Giordano said.

  • Golf tournaments

    The annual Brunswick Baptist Association Toy Store Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at Pearl Golf Links, Calabash. Divisions are men, women and coed. Cost: $50 per person, $200 per team, and covers breakfast and lunch.
    All proceeds benefit families in need during Christmas in Brunswick County. For more information or to sign up, contact Jo Swain, tournament director at (910) 393-9453 or (910) 846-2668.

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons had seven rebounds and blocked three shots in Asefa Estudiantes Madrid’s 74-71 loss Oct. 29. Simmons started and played 25 minutes.
    He scored eight points. His team is 2-3 in the 18-team Spanish professional basketball league.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    The Brierwood Golf Club couples tournament was played Oct. 15. The game was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -16 were Al Bloom, Mimi Ostrager, Dennis Shea and Dee Bogard. In second at -12 was the team of Paul and Mickey Salerno with Jerry and Sarah Lula. In third at -7 was the team of Dan and Cheryl Perry with Bernie Gruzlewski and Nancy Kumlin.

  • Our lady champions: Great golf...

    Most of the club championships around the county have finished now. This year will mark the largest field ever competing Nov. 12-13 in the eighth annual Tournament of Champions at Thistle Golf Club.
    The Brunswick Beacon sponsors the Tournament of Champions each year. It began in 2004 as a response to champions who yearned for an overall championship in Brunswick County. The first three years the Tournament of Champions was played at Ocean Ridge. The next two championships were at Sea Trail. The last two were at St. James Plantation.

  • Gulf Stream action heats up

    While the air may be cold, the Gulf Stream fishing is red hot. Between the seemingly nonstop strong winds and rough seas, a small weather window allowed fishermen to head offshore last midweek to test what should be good Gulf Stream fishing.
    The results were positive, as boats fishing from the BlackJack to the Steeples reported multiple wahoo catches as well as blackfin tuna and a mix of Mahi-mahi and sailfish.