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Today's Sports

  • Overhills beats Trojans in...

     In a state volleyball playoff match Saturday afternoon as good as the teams’ records indicated, Spring Lake Overhills beat West Brunswick 27-25, 19-25, 27-25, 25-19.

    Overhills, 18-4, fought off two set points in first set and two set points in the third set en route to the victory. The Jaguars advance to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs. West Brunswick finishes 17-6.

  • Trojans rout West Bladen 42-0

     West Brunswick scored six times in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 42-0 in the Trojans’ final home football game of the regular season Friday night.

    West Brunswick improved to 3-2 in the conference, 4-5 overall. West Bladen, which gave up 63 points in its previous game, is 0-6, 1-9.

    On Senior night, Taylor Buffkin threw two touchdown passes and Justin Bland scored on runs of 10 and 55 yards. Darius Williams forced a safety. Altrey Frink had an interception. Cameron Smith kicked four extra points.

  • Community sports

    West Varsity sports schedule
    Schedule is subject to change.
    Oct. 19: Soccer at South Columbus.
    Oct. 21: Football vs. West Bladen, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 22: First round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.
    Oct. 24: Soccer vs. South Brunswick, 6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 25: Second round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Oct. 14 at Eastport. The winners with a plus 17.5 were Fred Ortiz, Hal Riebesehl, Ton Culverwell and Russ Russo. In second with a plus 10.5 were Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Bob Smith. Most over their points was a tie between Bill Cameron and Russ Russo at plus 8. Lowest gross were Russ Russo, 83; Stu Cleveland, 87; Gary Gutheil and Bob Byrne, 89. Lowest nets were Russ Russo, 61, and Bob Byrne, 68. Russ Russo was voted golfer of the week.

  • Inshore saltwater fishing is in...

    Fall Carolina inshore saltwater fishing is in full swing on the Brunswick County coast, with all of its usual shifting winds, occasional rainstorms, heavy tides and hit- and-miss fishing. Fortunately, that also means a ton of moving mullet schools, shrimp and crabs in the water and a lot of nice bait and choices for anglers.

  • Charlie the Tuna won’t like ‘...

    BY SARAH SUE INGRAM
    BEACON CORRESPONDENT
    What kind of fish likes to bite bait on gold hooks?
    Is the summer or southern flounder caught most often in our inshore waters?
    Which fish’s hormones give it the color of its belly?
    The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the new book “Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas” by Beacon fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks.

  • Fall Brawl King Classic this...

    The annual Fall Brawl King Classic King Mackerel tournament will be hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend. The tournament typically draws 150-250 fishing teams from throughout the Carolinas, all competing for the first-place prize of up to $20,000.

  • Reporters Association delighted...

    Last weekend, the Carolina Golf Reporters Association played its annual fall four- ball event at St. James Plantation. This is the first time the association has played an event in Brunswick County—and it was a bases-clearing home run.
    The Carolinas Golf Reports Association is a consortium of men and women involved in every aspect of the golf industry. Some publish or write for magazines and newspapers, others write books and others host radio or television programs. Some do websites and marketing for golf courses, some are in video production.

  • McCumbee finishes third in his...

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    There was some work remaining Sunday for Chad McCumbee and his Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) team following the Federated Car Care 200—a trip to the podium.
    The No. 1 ModSpace team closed out the ARCA Racing Series season with a third-place finish at the Toledo Speedway, solidifying the team’s emergence as one of the elite organizations in the sport.

  • Golf tournaments

    LITERACY COUNCIL TOURNEY OCT. 22
    The 21st annual Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at Carolina National Golf Club. The entry fee is $75 per player and covers continental breakfast, lunch and beverages. There will three team prizes for each of the two flights. There also is a hole-in-one contest. The tourney also includes the Emergency Services Tournament with the Challenge Cup at stake. For more information, call (910) 754-7323. The registration form is at bcliteracy.org.
    BCC TOURNEY RESCHEDULED