Today's Sports

  • South Columbus beats North...


    LELAND — The North Brunswick High School softball team swiftly advanced through the first two rounds of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.

    Unfortunately for the Scorpions, Bailey Dyson and the South Columbus Stallions waited for them in the third round.

    South Columbus scored eight runs in the third inning on its way to a  17-4 victory over North on Tuesday, May 20.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament on Friday, May 16, at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 120 (-27) were Bob Brownley, Sid Silvers, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. Second were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter at 123. Low rounds: Silvers and Gutheil, 83; Keane, 84; and Scott McBean, 89. Net: Keane, 63; Gutheil, 64; Silvers, 67; Larry Cecil, 68; and McBean, 69. Keane is golfer of the week.


  • Conrad Broussard: Respected,...


  • Fishing conditions have been...

     By Derek Treffinger

    What a great first two weeks of May. Our waters have begun to warm up and so has the fishing. From near shore to the Gulf Stream, anglers are finally starting to bring back nice catches. Not to mention, the fishing conditions have been above average the past couple weeks.

    In these past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to fish almost every good weather day we have been given by Mother Nature. Whether on a charter or fun fishing, I’ve been out there. From these trips, I can assure you the fish are hungry.

  • A surprise while fishing with...


    The waterways are already starting to get busy with weekend traffic. The next two weeks will be our last calm before the storm. Fishing season has been in full swing for several weeks, but summer vacation begins June 1. The waterway will be packed with joy riders, skiers and fishing boats commuting from one spot to another. It is time to tighten down the screws and get ready for the busy season.

  • C.B. Aycock ends West Brunswick’...

     PIKEVILLE —  C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 5-4 Saturday, May 17, in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    Aycock (17-9) scored what proved to be the winning run on a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    West (13-12) was held to four hits in loss, the final game of Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

     “We played tough,” Alderson said. “It was a good game.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament Friday, May 9, Panthers Run.

    The winners with a score of 193 (-23) were Paul Michal, Bob Brownley, Bob Smith and Tom Culverwell. Second were Tom Quick, Sid Silvers, Ed Nocella and Gary Gutheil at 194. Low rounds: Bill McDavit, 84, and Gutheil, 85. Net: McDavit, 62; Gutheil, 67; Smith and Culverwell, 69. McDavit is golfer of the week.


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  • It is time to become a beach bum

    The temperatures in our area go from one extreme to another in a hurry. It seemed as if the cold weather was never going to go away earlier this year and now we already have had several days in the 90’s. The warmer temperatures continue to bring more action and life to our backwater marsh. Redfish, trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead and Spanish mackerel are all species that can be targeted this time of year.

  • Trojans open baseball playoffs...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team beat Swansboro 4-3 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state playoffs May 14.

    West trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth but took a 4-3 lead after a standup triple to right field by Chandler Taylor, a wild pitch and sophomore Zachary Johnson’s home run to center.

  • Scorpions open baseball playoffs...

     LELAND — The North Brunswick baseball team opened the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A state playoffs by beating Red Springs 14-0 in five innings May 13.

    For North, starter Kevon Perkins gave up two hits, walked one and struck out six in four innings. Blaine Hollis pitched the final inning.

    Every batter reached base for the Scorpions, who took advantage of Red Devil errors in scoring 12 runs in the third inning.