Today's Sports

  • Trojans defeat Cougars in...

    TOWN CREEK — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 3-2 in overtime in a Mideastern 3A/4A conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 15.

    South scored two goals in the final two minutes of regulation in tying the score. The second goal came after West fouled in the final 10 seconds. From near the 50-yard line in front of the South bench, South senior defender Landon Smith lofted a free kick toward a crowd of players in front of the West goal and senior midfielder Jack Palagruto scored. 

  • Scorpions’ Washington national...

    North Brunswick High School junior Jayhlen Washington is getting attention as a football player this fall. But it may be hard to match the attention he received this summer, when he won two national championships in track.

    Washington competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which took place July 27 to Aug. 2 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

    Competing as a member of the East Coast Track & Field Academy Club, Washington won the triple jump and the long jump for boys 15 to 16.

  • Scorpions defeat Cougars in...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The Scorpions of North Brunswick are fast and that speed was on full display when they defeated South Brunswick 37-16 in a non-conference football game, Friday, Sept. 11.

    “I’m a run-first guy,” North coach Larry Brock said. “The good thing is [that] we have the ability to spread it out and make you cover us, and then we can run the ball.”

  • Whiteville defeats Trojans in...

    WHITEVILLE —  During the halftime ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, honoring Whiteville’s 1965 state championship football team, the Dave Clark Five’s “Catch Me If You Can” was played.

    The song could have been played just about every time current senior quarterback Nydir Carr touched the ball, as he was involved in all four Wolfpack scores in its 26-22 victory against West Brunswick.

  • North Myrtle Beach defeats...

    SHALLOTTE — North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School beat West Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 4 at West.

    The loss was the first of the season for West (2-1). North Myrtle Beach is 2-1 and has scored at least 27 points in each of the three games.

    Junior quarterback Ronnie Bass completed nine of 14 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs. North Myrtle Beach scored on five of its 10 possessions. One of the other possessions ended on a missed field goal. Another possession ended on downs at the West 5.

  • Defense leads West to victory...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 20-13 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 28, and improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1997.

    “I’m proud for fans, the school and the community,” said Kelly Williamson, who is in his first year as Trojan coach.

    “For me, it’s let’s get better. We didn’t play very well tonight.”

    Despite one blocked PAT, one interception, four fumbles and nine penalties — including unsportsmanlike conduct — the Trojans prevailed.

  • Trojans open football season...

    SOCASTEE, S.C. — The West Brunswick High School football team opened its season by beating Socastee (S.C.) High School 25-13 Friday, Aug. 21, in a non-conference game.

    On a wet field, junior Shikeem Hill gained 143 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown. Junior Maliek King gained 132 yards on 21 carries and scored twice. His first touchdown run was 72 yards.

  • Profiles of men golfers in...

    The 2015 men’s golf club champions are an awesome group. For some, this is their first club championship; others have won many such events, both here and in other states. Some are relatively new to the game of golf; others are seasoned competitors.

    Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly has won his championship seven times in nine years. Peter Allen of St. James is a four-time champion and so is Tom Oxenfeld of Ocean Ridge. Mike Depauw has won the Sea Trail championship four times — and this year he also won at Carolina Shores.

  • New executive director of The...

    After an exhaustive search and many interviews, The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director: Don Hall.

    Hall brings a wealth of experience to the organization. He is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., with a major in education and a minor in human services.

    His father was in the Air Force, and while growing up, Hall lived all over the United States and the world, including Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Southern flounder get protection