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Today's Sports

  • There’s been fair fishing this...

    Sometimes you have to make things worse before they can get better. I believe such is going to be the case with our local fishing.
    This summer has been fair fishing, but nothing spectacular. After the wind of July, August was actually a good weather month, but most of the offshore fisheries were lacking. The water temperatures had risen into the mid- 80s, and despite clear waters with lots of baitfish, the predators just weren’t present.

  • Military Appreciation Day...

    Inshore fishing has slowed down a bit but, hopefully, that is just the usual slack time between late summer and fall. Some big fish are still being caught and offshore fishing is decent.
    Before I get to the fishing report, I want to comment on the Military Appreciation Day (MAD) 6 event that went on Saturday at Oak Island. The MAD events are terrific daylong celebrations of our heroic U.S. military forces, with local (and some non-local) charter captains and saltwater boat owners volunteering to take the troops out for a free day of fishing.

  • Adam Fulford, Grainger win track...

    BOBI SUMMERS
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Bell and Bell Automotive presented Champions Night Saturday at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. W.C. Bell and family have supported local racers and the speedway for more than three decades. He was honored by 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Champion Justin Milliken in a pre-race ceremony for his contributions to the sport.
    The track had a moment of silence and divisional champions did ride around the 0.538-mile facility with a huge American flag in observance of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Trojans open conference by...

     West Brunswick beat Whiteville 2-0 in overtime in a conference-opening soccer game Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans, 1-5-1.

    West scored its first goal about seven minutes into overtime when junior forward Scottie Melvin headed junior Jonathan Newhouse’s corner kick into the goal.

    West sophomore Cody Postich made the save of the game when, about two minutes after West had taken the 1-0 lead, he deflected a Whiteville shot past an open West net.

  • Runners help benefit Brunswick...

     

    The 11th annual Brunswick Family Assistance Sea Trail Plantation Road Races took place Saturday, and every runner who finished knew she or he had a made a difference in someone’s life.

    BFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County by providing emergency assistance. Programs include the food pantry and emergency utilities and emergency rent assistance. Toward that end, the proceeds from the race benefit BFA programs.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojan football...

     Some photos of those who cheer for the football team and entertain the fans at West Brunswick High School.

  • West loses to unbeaten Laney

     West Brunswick lost 37-16 to unbeaten Class 4A Laney in a non-conference high school football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    Laney scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first half in taking a 27-10 lead. The second score was set up when Laney blocked a punt with 1:43 left in the half. Laney recovered the ball at the 11 and scored with 64 seconds left in the half.

  • West’s boys win cross-country...

     LELAND—North Brunswick’s Laney Huneycutt and South Brunswick’s Carmen Hilliard won the first cross-country meet of the conference season.

    Honeycutt finished first out of 48 runners in 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Hilliard finished first out of 28 runners in 20:33. She won by nearly four minutes.

    Teams from Pender and the three county high schools competed on the 3.1-mile course at Northwest Park in Leland.

  • 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.