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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 'Two Feathers' gave in...

    BY FRANK RICHARDSON
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Tommy Roehm would do anything for anyone if he were in need. Fix an appliance. Tile a floor. Build a house. Need 20 bucks, he’d give it. Tommy, who faced the worst of horrors in Vietnam during his service there, never let a smile leave his face. Ever.

  • Brunswick County Academy:...

    Brunswick County Academy and The First Tee of Brunswick County are partners in a new venture that started last week. Every other Monday during the entire school year, the freshman class at BCA will be bused to Cinghiale Creek (home of The First Tee of Brunswick County) for 90 minutes of onsite programming in golf, core values and life skills. When the weather turns cold in December and January, they will have their sessions at Brunswick Academy, then return to Cinghiale for the rest of the spring semester.

  • Chad McCumbee seventh at DuQuoin

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Chad McCumbee couldn’t wait to get down and dirty—literally—Monday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    The driver of the No. 1 ModSpace Ford hoped to sweep the dirt-track portion of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s schedule at the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts. He dominated the first dirt-track race of the season two weeks ago at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, also making a winner of longtime ARCA Racing Series team owner Jennifer Belmont.