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Today's Sports

  • Get going! It’s never too late...

    My husband learned to play golf as a kid and by the time he was in high school, he had a single-digit handicap and played No. 1 on his high school team. In the years since then, he won 10 championships at three different clubs.
    I started playing later in life. Gene bought me a set of clubs when we first got married. He and his buddies would take me out to play golf once in a while and the only requirement was that I play fast. They didn’t care how many strokes I took from tee to green or if I even counted strokes, I just had to keep up with the guys.

  • Advice on catching speckled trout

    Speckled trout are among the most popular and sought after inshore fish in Brunswick County during the winter. Because they stay inside all year, most trout anglers have just really begun to go after them.
    So far there have been encouraging numbers locally, although the trout have been on the small side. They will get larger as they make their way into their traditional winter holding areas.

  • Roger Bacon Academy cheer squad...

    BY BRAD BARTH
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    ORLANDO, Fla.—Precise movements, school spirit, contagious enthusiasm, vocal articulation, spiraling jumps, unbelievable stunts, team pyramids, individual safety and crowd appeal are all part of what are intensely scrutinized by five national Pop Warner cheerleading judges. The cheerleading teams only get one shot to show their stuff.

  • Chamber of Commerce wins...

    The Corporate Challenge Bowling League, organized by Planet Fun and the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, concluded its 2011 season with a bowl off Dec. 6 at Planet Fun among the first-and second-place finishers from each session this season. The three finalists were The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Shallotte Rotary and Home & Garden Pest Solutions.

  • Brunswick bowlers win gold in...

    STAFF REPORT
    Brunswick County bowlers won three gold medals and a silver medal in the Special Olympics North Carolina Bowling Tournament Dec. 4.
    The event for the eastern part of the state took place in Durham, the central part of the state in Greensboro and the western part of the state in Newton.
    In Durham, nearly 300 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes competed and many coaches and volunteers supported the event, according to Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina president/CEO.

  • Dorn named to NSCAA All-...

    STAFF REPORT
    Mary Dorn is one of three Lees-McRae Bobcats on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II women’s soccer All-Southeast Region team.
    Joining Dorn on the all-region teams are second-team selection MaryBeth Sullivan and third-team honoree Brooke Santerre.

  • Sports calendar

    West Varsity sports calendar
    Dec. 16: West Bladen basketball at West. 6:30 p.m.
    Dec 17: West wrestling at St. James tournament
    Dec. 19: West basketball at North Myrtle Beach.
    Dec. 28-30: West boys basketball at Cox Mill tournament

  • West wrestlers defeat North

     

    The West Brunswick High School wrestling team got six falls in beating North Brunswick 52-18 Dec. 13.

    West won the first five competitive matches by fall and led 36-0 before the Scorpions scored two pins in winning three straight matches. But with the lead 36-15, West won four of the final five matches.

    The match began at the 220-pound weight class, and junior Bobby McRainey beat senior Charles Williams by fall in 3:46. At heavyweight, sophomore Marquis Brown beat junior Shane Polletta by fall in with 1.5 seconds left in the first period.

  • Dorn on NSCAA All-Southeast...

     Mary Dorn is one of three Lees-McRae Bobcats on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II women’s soccer All-Southeast Region team.

    Joining Dorn on the all-region teams are second-team selection MaryBeth Sullivan and third-team honoree Brooke Santerre.

  • South swimmers open home season

     The South Brunswick High School swim teams opened their home season with a five-team meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center and several swimmers qualified for the Class 3A East Regional Feb. 3-4. The state meet is Feb. 9-11.

    The South women finished 3-1. They beat Northside 133-33, Richlands 133-32 and Swansboro 106-105. South lost 114-107 to Topsail.

    The South men finished 2-2. South beat Northside 91-41 and Richlands 92-55. South lost 95-89 to Swansboro and 121-75 to Topsail.