Today's Sports

  • South’s Kjome, Sloup tie for...

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup and senior Abby Kjome finished tied for first in the conference-opening golf tournament Monday at Rivers Edge.

    The nine-hole match among the three county high schools was shortened to seven holes. Kjome and Sloup each shot a 34 for seven holes.

    South senior Molly Gore shot a 37 and was the only other golfer to play seven holes in fewer than 40 strokes.

  • South opens soccer conference by...

      South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 2-0 in a conference-opening high school soccer match Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “I couldn’t ask for anything better,” South coach Joe Salzler said. “We changed everything as far as defense goes to basically build a steel curtain. I was pretty impressed all the way around. The senior defense was amazing and led us through the game.”

  • South Brunswick improves to 4-0

     The Boys of Fall are now 4-0.

    The South Brunswick Cougars won their fourth straight game Friday night behind the running of Marcus Hankins, who had his fourth game of 100 yards or more. Hankins also scored four touchdowns—three rushing and one on a catch—as the Cougars zipped past visiting North Myrtle 40-10.

    Nejuann Watts, who was 11-18 with two touchdown passes and 214 total passing yards, said, “We made some mistakes, but we never put our heads down and the team came through.”

  • West Brunswick stops Laney on...

     WILMINGTON—The ending to the high school football game Friday night between E.A. Laney and West Brunswick was so exciting it made the game instantly memorable for fans of both teams.

  • Panther’s Run reopens with new...


    Special to the Beacon

    Panther’s Run has reopened with 18 new greens. The putting surfaces at Panther’s Run Golf Links, one of the Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, have been converted to new MiniVerde ultra-dwarf greens, which feature a combination of smooth, consistent playability and disease resistant, heat tolerant durability.

  • St. James wins interclub tourney

    St. James claimed its first victory of the year in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played Aug. 25 at the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. 

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • The Nine Core Values of The...

    The First Tee program fosters nine core values to be used in the game of golf and which come in handy in all other areas of life. These core values have caused parents and teachers alike to embrace the First Tee program.

    This article highlights courtesy: considerate behavior toward others; a polite remark or gesture.

    A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.

  • Tourney Sept. 18 benefits...

     The Carolina Italian-American Organization will have its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 18 at Eagle Nest Golf Club in Little River, S.C., to raise funds to assist the National Guard. 

    This four-person captain’s choice tourney has a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $65 per golfer covers a continental breakfast and a buffet by Little River Deli. 

    For more information, call Bill at 399-7764 or Nick at 399-3313.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...


    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Sept. 3 at Oyster Bay. Winners with a score of 5.5 points were Reggie Auten, Dick Conley and Hal Riebesehl. Jack Goin, Danny O’Connell, Bob Smith and Bob Byrne were second with 5 points. Low gross for the day was Reese Evans at 81, Harry Haggerty at 82 and Matt Beairsto and Paul Michal with 88s. Low net: Jack Goin, 67; Harry Haggerty, 70. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.


  • Confessions of a Golfaholic

    I confess. I’m addicted to golf.   

    I love everything about it: Golfers can play by themselves, in a foursome, or with a hundred other golfers in a charity event. You can keep score or not. You can play at any age; you can play a round of golf with your kids, your husband, your grandmother, a friend or a co-worker.