.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Newer artificial baits luring...

    January is a great time for boat shows and tackle expos, and if you go to one you will see a bewildering selection of lures available for throwing at inshore saltwater fish. The Bass Pro Shop, Dick’s Sporting Goods, our fine local tackle shops and even the better Walmarts carry most of the same artificial choices. All of them work in the right situation, and you shouldn’t be reluctant to try some of the newer models out there gaining fame for their success.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Jan. 2 at Cypress Bay. The winning team with a score of +17 was Paul Michal, Roger Dunham and Ed Kinney. Ed Kinney led the team with a +9.5 and an eagle on No. 15. Most over his points was Dennis McCann at +11.5. Low gross for the day was an 84 by Gary Gutheil and Paul Michal. Low nets were Ed Kinney at 65, Hal Riebesehl at 67, Dennis McCann at 68 and Roger Dunham at 69.

    BRICK LANDING

  • While lowering scores, golfers...

    Nationally and locally, 2008 was a memorable year in sports.

    In reviewing The Beacon sports sections in the short time I have been here, I found myself doing some math and came across what I consider the best local sports story of the year: the generosity of the many, many golfers in this county.

    Readers of this newspaper know golf gets nearly a full section to itself to each week. (I know that firsthand: I edit in the results.) Golf leagues routinely report their scores and we dutifully print the results.

  • 12 Cougars named to all-...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougar football team, who missed playing for a state title by two victories, had 12 players named to the Waccamaw All-Conference team. Six were on the first team and six on the second team.

    Coach Gordon Walters, who in three years built a program that saw the Cougars this season reach the third round of state playoffs, was still riding high with what his players had accomplished. It was the first time in 22 years the team was in the playoffs.

  • Wrestlers win tourney

    Bolstered by its second-place finish in the Battle at the Beach, the West Brunswick High School wrestling team won a dual and a tournament during the holiday break.

    West routed Myrtle Beach 49-26 Dec. 16. These were West’s eight winners and weight class: 103, Dalton Walker, pin; 112, Dylan Bernier, pin; 119, Troy Ruane, pin; 130, Jake Boudreau, pin; 152, Deven Ruane, pin; 160, Antaun Miller, pin; 171, Joey Moreno, pin; 285, Dee Kent pin.

  • North players make all-...

    Five players from the North Brunswick High School football team have been selected to the Waccamaw All-Conference football team. Five more were selected to the Waccamaw All-Conference second team.

    Below are season summaries for the players and coach Garry Bishop’s comments.

    ALL-CONFERENCE

    FIRST TEAM

    Anthony Gaines

  • Local players named to All-...

    Four West Brunswick High School football players are on the Mideastern All-Conference team. Three others are honorable mention.

    Ryan Hill, Alfy Hill, Isiah Williams and Charles Brown made first team all-conference. James Johnson, Maverick Pate and Dylan Bowman are honorable mention.

    Below are highlights of their season and comments by coach Jimmy Fletcher.

    ALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

    Charles Brown

  • Make use of fishing gear you got...

    If you are looking to celebrate the New Year by breaking in that fishing gear you got for Christmas, there are still opportunities out there. Water temperatures are a little lower than what they were last year, but that is still warm enough for the area to hold some fish. Quite a few species are still active, with speckled trout topping the list for most winter anglers.

  • Golf action

    Bill Favro shot a net 62 and won the weekly Players Golf Association tournament at Meadowlands Golf Course. Second with a net 64 was Bob Lange. Third at 68 was Wil Garvin. Fourth at 69 was George Griffin. Favro also had the low gross of 76.

    GLANTON ACES

    PANTHER’S RUN 17th

    Beau Glanton made a hole-in-one Dec. 19 on the 17th hole at Panther’s Run. He used a 7-hybrid.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Baby, it’s cold...

    It’s warm outside as I write this. The temperature is supposed to go higher than 70 degrees today, so my visiting family and I will be out on the course this afternoon wearing light clothing.

    That’s great, and one of the reasons we chose to live here on the Carolina coast.

    However, we do get cold weather here during the winter months. The temperature can dip way below freezing for several weeks at a time. Plus, because we’re next to the ocean, wind is a constant chill factor.