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Today's Sports

  • West splits Saturday...

     West Brunswick took advantage of a dropped third strike and an error on a bunt to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh and beat the Pfafftown Raiders 9-8 in the first game Saturday of an American Legion Baseball doubleheader.

    In the second game, the Raiders scored five runs in the fifth and beat West 6-5, getting the final out of the game on a bases-loaded strikeout.

    West is 12-7 with two games left in the season.

  • Four West softball players on...

     Waccamaw Conference coaches selected four West Brunswick High School softball players to first-team all-conference.

    Alyssa Chappell, Paige Ward, Kim Cook and Gabrial Sanders are West’s all-conference players.

    Alyssa Chappell, a junior left fielder, batted .418 and finished with six home runs 15 RBIs. She had an .830 fielding average.

  • West loses to Pfafftown Raiders

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion Baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh but lost 6-5 to the Pfafftown Raiders Friday night.

    West, playing without starting infielder Markel Jones (left shoulder surgery) and eliminated from the qualifying for the playoffs, trailed 6-3 in the seventh, but with one out Hunter Howard and Khalil Gause walked.

  • Chucky Brown tells campers to...

    LELAND—Hanging on a wall above an exit at the North Brunswick High School gym is the Houston Rockets’ Chucky Brown shooting a jump over Danny Ferry. When Brown returned to his high school alma mater Friday for the Clarence Brown North Brunswick  Basketball Camp—named in honor of his dad—one of the campers asked Brown whether he made the shot. Brown pointed toward the poster.

    “I made the shot,” he said.

    Some of the campers reacted, as if the answer had settled a bet.

  • Sweeney wins Tim Stevens Trophy

    Lockwood Folly Country Club played its annual club championship June 8-9. Competitors played 36 holes of stroke play, and the championship was decided on the final hole.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    BRICK LANDING LGA
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association league event at Brierwood was Ace Day. First-flight winner was Jean Lakey with a net 68. Dale Calhoon was second at 70 and Irene Dowdy third at 73. Pat Christenbury was first in the second flight with a net 63 and took Ace of the Month honor. Mary Biesack was second at 68 and Barb Karkut third at 72. The third-flight winner was Peg Campana at 72. Sharon Deutsch was second at 74 and Peg Agrimonti was third at 78. Dale Calhoon birdied No. 2 and had a chip-in birdie on No. 12. Sharon Deutsch birdied No. 3.

  • Successful fishing is weather...

  • Some baits to use to catch trout

    The weather remains hot and dry but the fish haven’t yet gone into the typical summertime pattern and are still very active. The last two weeks have featured a renewed speckled trout bite in addition to continued good action on flounder and redfish. Trout anglers are scoring with live bait at the jetties, piers and bridges.

  • 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.