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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick Isles Golf Trail:...

    A bright new marketing initiative is bringing golfers from all over the United States to Brunswick County golf courses. Called the Brunswick Isle Golf Trail, this innovative idea is just what we need. 

    It’s all about marketing, packaging and putting our best foot forward. It’s about telling people that we have a concentration of the finest golf courses in the world right here in Brunswick County. We have courses that were designed by Tim Cate, Willard Byrd, Dan Maples, Rees Jones, Pete Dye, Fred Couples, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.    

  • South Brunswick beats North...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School volleyball coach Wes Kidd often tells his team the importance of perseverance, and his team showed that in fighting off a game point in the second game of its match Sept. 16 with North Brunswick and going on to a three-game sweep.

    South beat the Scorpions 25-18, 26-24, 25-18 in improving to 3-0 in the conference, 9-2 overall.

  • BCC beats Sandhills in volleyball

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team defeated Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst) 3-1 Sept. 15 in a match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC won the NJCAA Division II Region 10 match 25-21, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21.

  • West’s Valerio, South’s Hilliard...

     West’s boys and South’s girls dominated the season-opening cross-country meet Sept. 14 at West Brunswick High School.

    Defending conference champion Roberto Valerio led the Trojans to a sweep of the top-four places. Valerio finished the 3.1-mile course on the breezy, warm afternoon in 18 minutes, 41 seconds. He finished second last year in 19:50.

    West’s Jason Huff (18:53) finished one second ahead of teammate Al Rising, and Ronnie Dellinger was fourth in 19:45.

  • Scorpions score four goals in...

     

    LELAND—North Brunswick overcame a missed penalty kick to score three straight goals and beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a conference soccer game Sept. 15.

    The victory gave North a 1-0-1 record in the conference. West dropped to 0-2.

  • South’s Kjome, Sloup tie for...

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup and senior Abby Kjome finished tied for first in the conference-opening golf tournament Monday at Rivers Edge.

    The nine-hole match among the three county high schools was shortened to seven holes. Kjome and Sloup each shot a 34 for seven holes.

    South senior Molly Gore shot a 37 and was the only other golfer to play seven holes in fewer than 40 strokes.

  • South opens soccer conference by...

      South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 2-0 in a conference-opening high school soccer match Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “I couldn’t ask for anything better,” South coach Joe Salzler said. “We changed everything as far as defense goes to basically build a steel curtain. I was pretty impressed all the way around. The senior defense was amazing and led us through the game.”

  • South Brunswick improves to 4-0

     The Boys of Fall are now 4-0.

    The South Brunswick Cougars won their fourth straight game Friday night behind the running of Marcus Hankins, who had his fourth game of 100 yards or more. Hankins also scored four touchdowns—three rushing and one on a catch—as the Cougars zipped past visiting North Myrtle 40-10.

    Nejuann Watts, who was 11-18 with two touchdown passes and 214 total passing yards, said, “We made some mistakes, but we never put our heads down and the team came through.”

  • West Brunswick stops Laney on...

     WILMINGTON—The ending to the high school football game Friday night between E.A. Laney and West Brunswick was so exciting it made the game instantly memorable for fans of both teams.

  • Panther’s Run reopens with new...

    BY BILL LONG

    Special to the Beacon

    Panther’s Run has reopened with 18 new greens. The putting surfaces at Panther’s Run Golf Links, one of the Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, have been converted to new MiniVerde ultra-dwarf greens, which feature a combination of smooth, consistent playability and disease resistant, heat tolerant durability.