Today's Sports

  • ‘Cold, wet, windy’ can’t stop...

    When it rained, it poured cold, windy and tortuous at this year’s Boston Marathon.

    But even in harsh weather conditions Cari Van Winkle was unstoppable.

    The 36-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident finished her fourth marathon last Monday, April 16, in three hours, 39 minutes and 10 seconds, according to results posted on the 122nd Boston Marathon website.

  • Beeler shatters personal...

     SHALLOTTE - West Brunswick softball assistant coach Amanda Fields set several individual pitching records during her time pitching for the Trojans.

    If she hangs around much longer, she might have to watch as Morgan Beeler shatters those marks.

    Beeler set yet another personal best ledger with 17 strikeouts against North Brunswick in a 5-0 win on Thursday, March 29, in Shallotte.

    The junior right-hander yielded just three hits and one walk in seven innings as the Trojans seized an early lead and never looked back in the shutout victory.

  • Babson, McDowell carry Trojans...

     West Brunswick entered the week before spring break with a 4-6 record and searching for a couple of victories over rivalry teams.

    The Trojans earned a pair of emphatic victories with an 11-1 win over South Brunswick in a six-inning game in Boiling Spring Lakes on March 27 before earning a 4-0 decision over North Brunswick at Mike Alderson Field in Shallotte on Thursday, March 29.

    Sophomore Tanner Babson and senior Owen McDowell combined for seven hits and three RBI in last week’s win over the Scorpions of North Brunswick.

  • Planet Fun bowling leagues...

     Notable scores from bowling league at Planet Fun in Shallotte. Results of recent events were submitted to the Beacon.


    Church League (men’s division)


    Scratch Game

    Justin Shepard 218

    Donald Bollinger 203

    Ricky Joyner 197

    Clem Wurtz 191

    Leonard Kennedy 186

    Chris Benton 182

    Wurtz 180

    Jeff Sibbett 178

    Joyner 175

    Lester Simmons 172

    Sibbett 168

  • Calabash VFW dart league results

     Members of the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Steel Dart League competed in league play the weeks of March 6 and March 13.

    The first-place winners during the week of March 6 were Sara Rasmussen, Dennis Major and Robie MacDougall, while Kathy Major, Rich Leylo and Bo Dolan secured a second-place standing. Mary Stern, Cliff Hinkley and Mike Walton finished the competition in third place.

  • Parker named top defensive...

     Jadyn Parker, a sophomore at West Brunswick High School, attended the the Preps Hoops Camp in Charlotte on March 17 before competing in the Top 150 Phenom Basketball Camp on March 18. During the two-day event, Parker averaged 12 points per game, including three dunks, and earned best defensive player accolades out of the 150 campers who attended. Parker started for West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team last winter under head coach Ty Johnson. Other West Brunswick attendees were J’vian McCray, Makoa Surigao and Alex Younts.


  • Trojans fail to notch point in 9...

    Despite a recent 9-0 loss against 3A powerhouse New Hanover, West Brunswick men’s tennis coach Bob Bell is optimistic about the direction in which his squad is heading early in the season.

    For the second straight match, the Trojans lost all nine matches against a Wilmington school, this time a 9-0 defeat at the hands of New Hanover on Thursday, March 22, at Ocean Isle Beach Park.

  • Walston dominates Trojans, West...

     WILMINGTON – West Brunswick entered a Friday, March 23, conference game against New Hanover with a 4-5 record, having lost two of its past three games.

    The Trojans were in desperate need of a victory and instead ran into a 6-foot-5 buzzsaw in the form of New Hanover left-hander Blake Walston.

  • South knocks off North in...

     South Brunswick defeated North Brunswick 5-2 in a varsity baseball game Friday, March 23, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    South Brunswick’s Derek Astoske pitched five scoreless innings to earn the win. He surrendered just three hits and two walks while striking out five before giving way to Carl Stidham, who yielded a pair of runs in two innings of relief.

    Mason Phillips led South Brunswick offensively with a 3-for-4 performance. He scored a pair of runs.

  • Inaugural Brunsco Battlefield...

     The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has announced the Inaugural Brunsco Battlefield event is slated for Saturday, May 5.

    Believe me when I tell you, you’re going to want to watch this.

    Better yet, get a team together to participate! The event is open to chamber member businesses only, for the record.

    This is yet another great reason for business owners to join a local chamber of commerce.

    You are allowed to attend as a spectator, but must buy an admission ticket.