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Today's Sports

  • East Bladen defeats West...

     

    East Bladen beat West Brunswick 34-27 Monday night in the completion of the football game suspended Friday because of lightning.

    West is 1-2 in the conference, 2-5 overall. Three games are left in the regular season. “I felt we could play with them in the second half,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “We just didn’t make enough plays.”

  • West beats North in volleyball

     West Brunswick swept North Brunswick 25-10, 25-18, 25-12 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 29.

    West is 7-1 in the conference, 13-4 overall. North is 3-5 in the conference, 5-10 overall.

    The Trojans began to pull ahead in the first set when Jasmine Jackson held serve for three points and an 8-2 lead.

    A kill by Alyssa Chappell made the score 12-4 and led to a sideout in which she hit three aces in a 4-0 run that put West ahead 16-4.

  • Shallotte Shock runs its record...

    The Shallotte Shock U12 Girls came from behind to win another close match 2-1. After giving up a goal, the Shock focused in both offensively and defensively. Kayla Crouch dribbled through the defense, drawing the attention of many defenders and made a great assist, passing back to a waiting Hayley Giordano, who drove the ball into the top of the goal.
    Greer Josselyn later showed off her dribbling skills, eluding many defenders and finding Kira Frawley, who put in the winning goal.

  • West graduates stand out for...

    BY FRANKLIN LAMM
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Erika Conner and Carly White (Ash/West Brunswick) had 13 kills apiece to help Mount Olive rally from a two-set deficit, but Queens held on for a 25-13, 25-19, 21-25, 25-27, 15-10 victory over the Trojans in Conference Carolinas women’s volleyball Friday night.

  • Dennis Walters’ golf show at...

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    TFTBC PR COMMITTEE
    Fourth-grade students who participate in National School Day programming from all 10 elementary schools in Brunswick County met Sept. 19 at Town Creek Elementary School to enjoy the Dennis Walters’ Golf Show. Walters has an international, professional touring golf show that includes his service dog and sidekick, Bucky, and his assistant, Tom Kolenda.  

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays fall...

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association recently completed its annual fall ringer tournament. The event was played Sept. 14 and Sept. 19 and the scoring consisted of the better score by hole over the two days of play on Panther’s Run.  

  • Intercoastal Golf Association...

    Brick Landing won the closing tournament of the Intercoastal Golf Association’s 2011 season on Sept. 19 at Carolina National.
    Brick Landing won with 1,158 total strokes in the individual stroke-play competition in which the best 16 net scores of each team’s 20 players were counted. The Lakes finished second, with 1,174 strokes, and Rivers Edge was third, with 1,180 strokes. Other teams competing were Carolina National, Brierwood and The Clubs at St. James.
    Closest-to-pin winners were Walle Johanson of St. James and Alan Hughes of Rivers Edge.

  • Club 25 plays annual flighted...

    Club 25 played its annual two-day flighted tournament Sept. 19-20 at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The first day was played at Tiger’s Eye and the second day at Panther’s Run. Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) carded the lowest gross over the two days with a 160 and Eileen Reddy (Meadowlands) scored the lowest net with a 133.
    Closest-to-pin winners on Monday were Kris Boardman and Mary Ann Kelly. Skins winners of $18 each were Sally Duffy, Sue Menage, Sue Herrman, Pam Shirey (two), Linda Smith and Cheryl Zamerski (two).

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  • Shooting your age: Not an easy...

    On Sept. 1, my husband turned 70 and now he has a dream. After several scores in the 70s this summer, he is on a mission to (someday) shoot his age. That’s not an easy thing to do.
    There are 26.2 million golfers in the United States. Of all those golfers, the average score for men on a regulation 18-hole course is 97. For women, the average score is 114.
    Face it. Most of us will never shoot our age.