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Today's Sports

  • Nick Bradley opens golf school...

    Five years ago, when The First Tee of Brunswick County was just getting started, a wonderful opportunity materialized for a select group of young golfers.
    Nick Bradley offered to do an experimental yearlong clinic with 10 of our kids. It would take place every other Saturday at the Nick Bradley School at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

  • Adam Fulford wins again at...

    BY BOBI SUMMERS
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    On USG Products Night June 25 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, races in three divisions saw each winner in a return trip to victory lane.
    In the Mini Stock 20-lap race, Mark Evans took a wild ride that ended with a wicked hit to the inside track wall. Adam Fulford took the lead to win his fourth race of 2011. Diddle Floyd, Willie Fulford, Eric McKinnon, Dub Fulford, Bryant Barnhill and Evans were in the top seven.
    Adam Fulford leads in points by 10 over Willie Fulford. Dub Floyd is third, 20 points out of first.

  • Chad McCumbee seventh at...

    BY COURTNEY MCGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Nighttime is the right time, especially Saturday night for ModSpace driver Chad McCumbee.
    The lyrics from the classic song by Nappy Brown and Ray Charles were appropriate for the most recent ARCA Racing Series race.
    McCumbee had another top-10 finish, this one Saturday at the Winchester ARCA 200. This was the seventh straight top-10 finish for Andy Belmont Racing and the No. 1 ModSpace Ford.

  • Leland Post 68 sweeps West

     Leland Post 68 swept a doubleheader June 28 from West Brunswick, with a spot in the Junior American Legion Baseball playoffs at stake.

    Post 68 won the first game 11-10, which was a completion of a suspended game. Post 68 won the second game 2-1, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning.

    The first game resumed with West trailing 11-8 with two outs in the top of the sixth and the bases loaded. Khalil Gause doubled home two runs but David Zacek ended the inning with a strikeout. He retired the side in the seventh for the victory.

  • West places three on first-team...

     Waccamaw Conference baseball coaches selected three West Brunswick High School players to the all-conference first team: seniors Hunter Allen, Trey Brown and Bruce Clewis.

    Allen, a senior shortstop, batted .393 with 18 RBIs and one home run. He also led the team in hits (33).  He struck out two times in 84 at-bats. He stole 10 bases in 11 attempts. He was part of six double plays and his fielding average was .935.

  • Brandon Rankin getting NFL...

     West Brunswick graduate Brandon Rankin enters his senior season of football this fall as a defensive lineman/end for Washington State University, and NFL teams are assessing his talent—even from high school coaches.

  • West Darlings advance to Dixie...

    The West Brunswick Darlings have advanced to the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament.

    The Darlings (7- and 8-year-olds) qualified by winning the District 9 tourney over the weekend in Tabor City. The Darlings won a district that included Town Creek, Leland, South Columbus, East Columbus and Lockwood Folly.

  • Ocean Ridge wins first match of...

    Ocean Ridge captured first place in the season opening Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played on May 26 at Magnolia Greens. At this event, the CCIA welcomed new members Crow Creek and Magnolia Greens to the CCIA. The other member clubs are Carolina National, Sea Trail, St. James, Ocean Ridge and Long Bay. 

  • Ocean Ridge plays couples’...

    The Ocean Ridge Sunday Couples League played its annual club championship tournament June 5, June 12 and June 19 on Panther’s Run, Tiger’s Eye and Lion’s Paw. Twenty-two couples participated. The overall tournament winners: gross score, Tom and Jeanne Oxenfeld, 148; net score, Carl and Carole Schuster, 113.

  • Volunteer spotlight: Craig...

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC