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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rankin perseveres to get degree...

     West Brunswick High School has produced several college athletes over the last few years. Some in volleyball, some in baseball, some in softball, but none traveled a more complex route than Brandon Rankin to become a college athlete.

  • Dellinger, Bernier win titles in...

    Ronnie Dellinger and Dylan Bernier finished first in their weight class in the Feud in the Forest Saturday at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville.

    Their victories helped West finish third in the 13-team tournament. Seventy-First was first with 143.5 points. Southern Durham was second with 131.5 points. West was third with 108 points.

    Dellinger finished first at 103 pounds. He beat Drew O’Rourke, Fuquay-Varina, by fall in 39 seconds, and beat Zac Lupien, Pinecrest, by fall in 37 seconds. Dellinger is 27-2 this year.

  • Golf action

    The team of Liz Boyer, Sue Janovic, Ralph Trimmer and Bob Nobes came in first at 1-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble Jan. 20. Fran Thomas, Rita Dugan, Carola Hornfeck and Larry Boyer were second. Glen Green, Marianne Nobes, Bob Janovic and Chuck Hornfeck were third.

    CFAG

  • Brunswick senior golf kicks off...

    There are dozens of golf activities for people of all ages in Brunswick County.

    Clubs with memberships run tournaments, guest days, member-member events, club championships and mixed events. The Elks, the VFW and various special interest and/or friendship groups sponsor leagues. The Carolinas Golf Association has an active tournament schedule. Most churches and charitable organizations have fundraising events each year.

    One of the best opportunities to play golf in Brunswick County is sponsored by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department.