Today's Sports

  • PGA concludes club championship

    Results Sept. 15 at Meadowlands of the second round of the PGA club championship. Net, championship flight: Bill Russell 65, Tim Biser 66, John Calabrese, Rocco Gangemi, Bob Davis 69. A flight: Rich Reinecke 66, Wil Garvin 69, Bill Kasper 70, Don Clark 72, Steve Jones 73. Closest to pin at 3, Hal Moore; at 6 and 17, Rocco Gangemi, at 12, Bob Davis; at 15, Rich Michaels. Gross: Bill Russell, 78.

  • Sandpiper Bay plays club...

    The annual Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club Championship was played Sept. 14 and Sept. 16.
    Both women’s and men’s champions were determined as well as flight champions. The following are the results of these contests.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played a two-man team, one low net tournament Friday at The Pearl. The winners with a score of 60 were Larry Cecil and Gary Gutheil. Second went to Russ Russo and Jim Beairsto with a 61. Tied for third at 64 were Stu Cleveland and Dick Cecil; Bob Byrne and Bob Brownley. Lowest gross were Reese Evans 78, Jim Beairsto 88 and Hal Riebesehl 89. Lowest nets were Larry Cecil 64, Jim Beairsto 65, Bob Brownley and Hal Riebesehl 66, Reese Evans and Russ Russo 69. Larry Cecil was voted golfer of the week.

  • Tournament of Champions—stronger...

    It all began back in 2002 when I first started writing this column. I’d been playing golf for years and writing for magazines and newspapers for years. That year, my two favorite things merged and suddenly I was a golf columnist for the Brunswick Beacon.  

  • It’s time to go: ‘Gentlemen,...

    Those are the time-appropriate words spoken by my Grandpa Mac. He grew up in the Mississippi woods, and I’m quite sure there was some form of sanctioned catfish racing.  And you may well imagine, you had better be ready when standing in the starting blocks of a catfish race.

  • After absence, speckled trout...

    Fall fishing is here, and that means for Brunswick County anglers it is time to gather bait and head to the water. The change in the weather became apparent last weekend when the first real cold front moved through and fall officially arrives tomorrow.
    Reports are good for redfish and flounder, and there have been some spot runs on our local piers. Most encouraging, some nice speckled trout have been caught after a long summer when they were mostly absent.

  • McCumbee wins Bill France Four...

    Chad McCumbee didn’t get what he wanted Saturday at the Salem Speedway, but he got what his ModSpace team needed.
    A ninth-place finish in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic by Federated Car Care was enough to clinch the Bill France Four Crown title for McCumbee and Andy Belmont Racing.

  • South beats West in three sets...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick beat West Brunswick in three straight sets in a conference volleyball match between two Class 3A teams Sept. 20.

    The Cougars won 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 as West lost for the first time this season in the conference (5-1, 9-4 overall).

    South dominated the first set from the start, taking a 5-0 lead on Madison Walker’s serves. Heather Hinson held serve for three points as the Cougars increased the lead to 10-1.

  • White, Nolan had big weeks for...




    Mount Olive College sophomore Carly White (Ash, N.C./West Brunswick HS) came up big for the Trojans last week, helping the squad open Conference Carolinas play with a win over St. Andrews.

    White delivered a match-high 10 kills for Mount Olive, including seven in the first set. Fellow sophomore Keri Nolan (Calabash, N.C./West Brunswick HS) added three kills during a 6-0 run that helped ice the final set.

  • Trojans shut out West Bladen 3-0


    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team improved to 3-0 in the conference by beating West Bladen 3-0 Monday night. Senior midfielder Nick Carozza had an assist and scored twice.

    West controlled play for most of the first half, but its best shot on goal came 15 minutes after the start. Carozza passed to sophomore midfielder Luis Espinoza, who lined a shot that hit the bottom of the right post and bounced out of bounds.