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Today's Sports

  • West Brunswick drops thriller...

     After Laney reeled off 26 consecutive points to take a 12-point lead, it appeared as if the West Brunswick varsity football team had no hope for a comeback.

    The Trojans hadn’t scored a touchdown since the midway point of the first quarter and found themselves with a two-touchdown deficit with just six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

    That’s when things got awfully interesting.

    Senior quarterback Owen McDowell rifled a touchdown pass to wide receiver Noah Johnson to pull the Trojans within a score, 26-21.

  • Future Atlanta Brave-to-be the...

     I’m sure everyone who saw my son dressed up in an Atlanta Braves uniform last week at Shallotte First Baptist’s fall festival event just assumed that was my doing.

    I want all of you to know Huck going to the event dressed as a ball player wasn’t my idea. It was my wife’s, so there.

    At this time last year, we were still carrying Huck around in our arms or pushing him around in a stroller, so this year’s event was a little different, to say the least.

  • Tournament of Champions set to...

     The Tournament of Champions began in 2003 when Elsa Bonstein, a former golf columnist for The Brunswick Beacon, wrote an article about Brunswick County club champions. Several champions suggested that there should be a countywide championship in which the local champions played against each other each year in a scratch event. Ben Carlson, then-editor of the Beacon, thought it was a good idea and the Beacon has since sponsored the event. 

  • Elementary school students...

     More than 100 fourth graders competed at last week’s 7th annual Champions Challenge event took place at The First Tee of Brunswick County's Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek.

  • Cougars top Buccaneers in Oyster...

     WINNABOW – The Southport Cougars raced out to a 27-6 lead in the Oyster Bowl on Saturday at Town Creek Park and seemed to have an answer for everything the Shallotte Buccaneers threw at them.

    Despite the deficit, the Bucs wouldn’t go away in the championship game in the senior division of the Brunswick Football League.

    The Bucs rode the speed of Jordan McCall and Jeffery Cobb to a pair of second-quarter touchdowns and trimmed the deficit to 33-20 at intermission.

  • Hoggard rolls to 50-0 victory...

     By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

     

    LELAND – A standing room only crowd as the Scorpions celebrated homecoming and the Hoggard fans came in droves to watch their powerful team in its quest for an undefeated season.  The North Brunswick Scorpions had just scored their first victory of the season last week over South Brunswick and were prepared to keep that winning streak going against the Vikings.

  • #TrojanPride in full force at...

     I had a wonderful high school experience. In hindsight, I don’t have anything negative to say about my four years at West Brunswick High School. When the greatest class to ever roam the halls on Whiteville Road in Shallotte left in 2005, we took a lot of great memories with us.

    Let me precede everything else in my weekly column with this – nothing I’m saying is a negative toward the principals and other leaders at West since I was there in the middle of the last decade.

  • Trojans dominate second half in...

     SHALLOTTE – On Homecoming night at M.H. Rourk Stadium, it was West Brunswick’s defense that was king.

    A stingy and opportunistic Trojan defense forced four turnovers, registered five sacks and scored on an interception return, turning what was a close game into a one-sided affair.

    Senior defensive back Jelen Jones-Bey returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage of the second half and West scored 28 unanswered points after halftime in a 35-7 victory.

  • Powder Puff! Girls duke it out...

     West Brunswick held its annual Powder Puff game last week in Shallotte. 

  • WBHS Homecoming photos

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's Homecoming celebration at West Brunswick High School.