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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Dog days of summer march on

    As I boarded my boat and headed out for another day of fishing, I glanced down at my water temperature gauge. It read 89 degrees; is that possible? I dipped my hand into the bait well and the water was hot. I thought to myself, “If I were a fish, would I want to live here?” And thus it’s not hard to find reason for the slow fishing our area is experiencing.

  • Milliken brings out the broom at...

    BY KASSIE HUGHES

    MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY

    Justin Milliken had a two-win sweep Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Lucas Willliams won his first race Limited Late Model race of the 2010 season.

    Anxious and feisty were the only words to describe the Limited-Late Model drivers. With many drivers taking advantage to the new payout agreement, the field was the largest field of the season. 

  • The Summer Leadership Academy at...

    Youth participants from eight of 13 The First Tee chapters throughout the Carolinas gathered recently for the fifth annual Summer Leadership Academy at St. James. Each year the academy sees more growth in attendance, volunteers and activities.

    The academy took place Aug. 2-5 and included leadership workshops, golf clinics, golf tournaments, guest speakers and lots of fun for the youth. 

  • Tips for organizing a successful...

    Most golfers have played in a charity golf event; many of us have run one or served on a committee. Whether the tournament is a fundraiser for a local family with extreme medical bills or a posh Rally for the Cure at a private club, it takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and organizational skills to pull it off. 

    A charity tournament is not like a regular golf tournament. There are sponsors to recruit, raffle prizes to solicit. There might be a silent auction, a breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, snacks and refreshments on the course.