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Today's Sports

  • South Brunswick routs Midway 50-...

    DUNN—The boys of fall have arrived.

    The South Brunswick Cougar football team had little trouble with the Raiders from Midway on Friday night, winning the season opener 50-14.

    Marcus Hankins scored four touchdowns, Nejuan Watts threw two touchdown passes and South’s defense scored two touchdowns.

  • North scores in final minute for...

    Tyler Burton caught a 31-yard pass from Chris Hamilton with 40 seconds left and North Brunswick beat West Carteret 43-40 in a season-opening high school football game Friday night.

    On the final drive, North was penalized on the kickoff return and began its possession near the 20. On third-and-7, Hamilton threw a hitch pass that went through the hands of a West Carteret defender and was caught by Burton for a 30-yard gain.

  • Youth in The First Tee have...

    With more than 201 chapters worldwide, The First Tee has several prestigious national events for qualified youth participants each year. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are held in well-known places around the country. Several youth from The First Tee of Brunswick County were selected to attend some of the 2010 events. Following is a brief synopsis of each event.

    LIFE SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

  • Brunswick County teams win...

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team opened its season Aug. 17 by beating host New Hanover in three straight games.

    West won 25-13, 25-17, 25-13. 

    Jasmine Jackson had a team-high 13 kills and eight blocks. She finished with three aces and nine points.

    Paige Ward also had eight blocks.

    Rebecca Howington had 32 assists and finished with 12 points. Katie King had three digs and 10 points.

    Mary Morgan Inions scored 11 points. Kayla Padgett had 10 kills.

    WEST JV LOSES 2-0

  • West’s Hensley to play golf at...

     BY ELSA BONSTEIN 

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

    Greg Hensley, an Ace level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to compete in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Sept. 3-5, a Champions Tour event.

  • West soccer team loses season...

    The West Brunswick High School soccer team opened its season with a 7-2 loss to Ashley in a nonconference game Aug. 18

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored both of West’s goals.

    West entered the game having graduated 16 seniors from its 2009 conference championship team. 

    The Trojans started five of its seven seniors in this season opener, but Ashley scored in the first five minutes against the new unit, and four minutes later the Screaming Eagles led 2-0.

  • West Brunswick loses season...

    Three West Brunswick fumbles set up three Oak Ridge Military Academy touchdowns in the first half and Oak Ridge went on to beat the Trojans 42-0 in the opening game of the high school football season for both teams.

    “We played a really good football team,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “They had probably nine Division I players.”

    Nonetheless, Fletcher said his team could have played better than it showed.

  • Alfy Hill applying to ECU

     Alfy Hill’s football career changed dramatically this week.

    In a ruling as jarring as a blindside tackle, the former West Brunswick football player was declared ineligible to play football this season for the University of Alabama.

  • Redfish action is the best thing...

    Local inshore fishing remains locked into our long summertime pattern, as the hot weather continues to make early morning and night fishing more productive than anything else. Redfish action is the best thing going inshore, while black drum are there to be caught after dark.

    The redfish are still schooling inside and can be taken around the creeks as well as along the bridges, docks and points inshore. Redfish are moving and feeding only when the tide is really flowing, so the action is best on strong currents, when the water really kicks up a fuss.

  • Fill the Pantry Tournament...

    The Fill the Pantry Golf Tournament, to benefit the Loaves and Fishes food Pantry, was played July 31 at Crow Creek Golf Club. The tournament raised more $10,000 that will be used to supply the needy of Brunswick County with hams and turkeys during the holiday season.

    The overall tournament winners in the captain’s choice event were Larry McCarthy, Glen Maynard, Joe Melton and Ed Jacobs with a score of 57.