Today's Sports

  • Winds and weather turn fishing...

    Fishermen are notorious for excuses. I’m as guilty as the next; if it’s not one thing messing up the fishing, it’s the next. Most likely the habit started as a self-defense mechanism used to protect the fisherman’s ego while dueling with a species that has a brain the size of pea yet continuously seems to outsmart the fisherman.
    Over the years, the excuses have broadened to be so numerous and expansive that explaining your way out of a poor day of fishing is really quite a natural instinct. And thus, here is my excuse for this past week of fishing.

  • Great time to go fishing in the...

    As the water temperature has been cooling, the sounds and inlets of Brunswick County have been flooded with huge schools of mullet accompanying the fall winds in what is annually known as the mullet blow.
    Bluefish, speckled trout, redfish and flounder follow those schools closely, picking off strays and gorging themselves on tasty mullet.

  • Another top-10 finish for...

    By Courtney McGarry
    Special to The Beacon
    The ARCA Racing Series was down to its last two races last Friday with the Kansas Lottery 98.9 at the Kansas Speedway. For Chad McCumbee and the ModSpace race team, it was a chance to wrap up one team’s best seasons with a bang.
    McCumbee and Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) have developed into one of the elite teams in the ARCA Racing Series with a top-five ranking and winning the prestigious Bill France Four Crown award. While others are looking forward to time off during the off-season, ABR is still having fun.

  • Phillips, South finish unbeaten...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat South Columbus 9-0 Oct. 6 at South and finished the conference season as unbeaten champions.

    This is the fifth straight year coach Debbie Adams’ team has finished as unbeaten champions. South finished 10-0 in the conference and is 12-4 overall.

  • Gause, West’s defense prevail...

     WHITEVILLE—Phillip Gause intercepted a pass that set up one touchdown in the fourth quarter and he returned a fumble an estimated 90 yards for another score in the quarter as the West Brunswick High School football team beat Whiteville 27-6 in a conference football game Friday night.

    Gary Darling also intercepted a pass and Nolan Scoggins recovered a fumble on Whiteville’s final pass as the Trojans improved to 2-2 in the conference, 3-5 overall and kept alive their state playoff hopes.

  • Trojans sweep East Bladen in...

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team routed East Bladen 25-13, 25-14, 25-15 in a conference home match Oct. 6.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a game of If Ida on Sept. 29 at Brierwood. Players discarded their worst hole and applied full handicap for game score. Sharon Brown and Irene Dowdy tied for first in the first flight with a score of 63. Mary Tacea was third with a 65. Peg Agrimonti came in first in the second flight with a 69. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 70 and Peg Campana took third with a 75.

  • The First Tee Volunteer...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County will host a night of appreciation and gratitude for the many, many volunteers that make The First Tee of Brunswick County a success at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek. All adult volunteers are invited.
    “The First Tee of Brunswick County is incredibly grateful for all of the volunteers in the community who support our program and the youth we serve,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Community comes together to...

    I often get teary-eyed when I’m asked to write an article about the people of Brunswick County and their generous, gracious ways. We have dozens, no, hundreds, probably thousands of folks right here who, each day, make a difference in the lives of children, teens, adults, the elderly, disabled, homeless, and the poor.  

  • Fishing calendar

    The North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association will be host to the second annual Oak Island Fall Classic on Oct. 8.
    The kayak fishing tournament proceeds will benefit the Oak Island Sea Turtle program. There will be five fishing divisions: king mackerel, redfish, flounder, trout and a slam division. Prizes will include a kayak for the winners in each division.
    The rules and details are at www.nckfa.com. The Adventure Kayak Company of Southport is one of the sponsors of this event.