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Today's Sports

  • Pro Profiles: Mac Hood, a...

    Mac Hood, director of golf and general manager of Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club, laughingly calls himself “the accidental pro.”

    You see, Mac did not begin as a golf professional but worked in Wall Street for 10 years, rising to director of operations at Lebenthal & Co., where he supervised a staff of 23.

  • Golf action

    The Brick Landing Men’s Club weekly tournament was Nov. 10. The format was flighted individual stroke play. Flight one: Gene Bonstein, net 69; Dave Biesack, net 71; Al Zyga, net 73. Flight two: Larry Agrimonti, net 64; Bill Shanley, net 69.

  • Mona Dye, Peter Allen win...

    Mona Dye, of Brierwood, and Peter Allen, of St. James Plantation, were repeat winners in The Brunswick Beacon’s Tournament of Champions, played Saturday and Sunday at the Members Course at St. James.

    MEN’S DIVISION

    Allen shot a round of 69 on the first day of competition. The seven birdies he carded in that round put him far enough ahead of the field to allow him an eight-stroke victory. He finished with a two-day score of 143 to seal his victory for the second year in a row.

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs...

    TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick football team beat South Columbus 28-6 in the final game of the regular season Friday night.

    Freshman Markel Jones scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass and on a 45-yard run in the first half. Maverick Pate scored on a 6-yard run as West took a 21-0 halftime lead. West’s only score in the second half came on a 4-yard bootleg run by quarterback Quan Bates.

    West’s defense intercepted three passes (Nick Napolitano, Bradley Bell, Tyquan Ash) and forced three fumbles (Napolitano and Chris Lipiro had two of the recoveries).

  • Competition is close in Capt....

    Mother Nature opened up a window over the weekend that afforded fishermen an excellent opportunity to get on the water. It could not have been any nicer on Saturday and Sunday, and the fishing results could not have been much better, either. Inshore, the speckled trout fishing has been outstanding. At the Shallotte River, Lockwood, Little River—you name it, the fish have been biting. Add in the abundance of redfish and a sprinkle of flounder, then you have some of the year’s best inshore fishing.

  • Men's Tournament of...

    Brick Landing

    Bob Koegel

    Bob Koegel won the Brick Landing Championship in 2006 and in 2009, but he was a seasoned competitor long before then.

    In 1996, Koegel won the Club Championship at Wynham Country Club in New York. From 1992 to 1999, he was the senior men’s champion there. He was also Green Country Champion in upstate New York.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a four-man team, two low nets tournament Friday at Crown Park. Winners with a score of 117 (-27) were Freddy Ortiz, Bill Cameron, Reggie Auten and Hal Riebesehl. Second went to Bob Byrne, Bob Smith, Ed Kinney and Jim Beairsto with a123 (-21). Low gross: Charlie Shore, 83; Stu Cleveland, 84; and Jim Beairsto and Randy Cogdill, 89. Low nets were Reggie Auten and Charlie Shore, 66. Reggie Auten was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING

    TOMBSTONE TOURNEY

  • The story of the Beacon's...

    In 2002, The Brunswick Beacon decided to feature area club champions in Golf Gab, the weekly golf column written by Elsa Bonstein.

    Men would be featured one week; women, the next. All champions would be personally interviewed, and the Beacon would run a small photograph and article about each individual champion.

    It would be the Beacon’s way of recognizing the best of the best in the county’s large and active golf communities.

  • Substitutes play well in victory

    Just about everything that could go wrong before a football game did go wrong for West Brunswick coach Jimmy Fletcher on Friday.

    Hours before his team was to leave Shallotte to travel to Tabor City to play South Columbus in the final game of the regular season—and with playoff seedings at stake—Fletcher was scrambling to fill gaps in his offensive line.

    Three starters on the five-man front were unable to play because of illness or injury.

  • Trojans lose in first round of...

    White Oak scored three second-half goals in beating West Brunswick 4-1 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs Nov. 3 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The loss ended the season for the Trojans (10-8-2), the Waccamaw Conference and county champions.