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  • North Brunswick wins Scorpion...

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior wrestler Chris Valverde knew what was at stake in his 220-pound championship match in the Scorpion Invitational.

    “When I came out on the mat, (coach Tom York) told me that if I don’t win it, we don’t win the tournament,” Valverde said. “It’s going to come down to if I win or lose.”

    North, the host team, trailed West Carteret by two points in the 10-team standings.

  • VIDEO: Patrick Burton wrestling

    North Brunswick junior Patrick Burton wins the 152-pound title 4-0 in the Scorpion Invitational. Coaches voted him Most Outstanding Wrestler.

     

  • VIDEO: Tyrone Watson wrestling

    North Brunswick junior Tyrone Watson wins the 182-pound title by first-period fall in the Scorpion Invitational.

  • VIDEO: Christopher Valverde...

    Final seconds of Christopher Valverde’s 4-1 victory in the 220-pound title match at the Scorpion Invitational. His victory clinched the team title for North Brunswick.

  • Run for Food photos

    Wesley Turner, 29, of Danville, Va., runs to victory in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds in the Run for Food Half Marathon Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ocean Isle Beach.

     

    Kristin Herring, 36, of Newport News, Va., runs to victory in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 50 seconds in the Run for Food Half Marathon Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ocean Isle Beach.

     

    Brendan Murray, 27, of Raleigh, runs to victory in 18 minutes, 53 seconds in the Run for Food 5K Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ocean Isle Beach.

     

  • Trojans claim second conference...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The second conference game of the week for the West Brunswick Trojans ended in dramatic fashion as senior guard Tyler Stanley hit a 3-pointer with mere seconds left to give the Trojans a one-point victory on the road against the Hoggard Vikings. Three days later, the Trojans were back in conference action against the Laney Buccaneers at home. This time, there were no dramatics as the Trojans defeated the Buccaneers 58-37 to claim their second conference victory of the week.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in girls’...

    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 37-25 in a conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 8 at West

    West, which missed 11 of 14 free throws, is 0-3 in the conference, 6-7 overall. Laney is 2-1, 8-7.

    Jaida Allen scored hit two 3-pointers and was the Trojans’ top scorer. Bria Bond scored three points. Breanna Mercer scored five points and Dyna Jeffries four. Gwenna Gentle, Natyra Gore, Kaitlyn Bellamy each scored two points. Logan Locklear scored one point.

  • South’s girls, boys win 15 races...

    South Brunswick’s boys’ swim team won the three-team meet Jan. 6 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    The Cougars won nine events, all in regional times, and scored 109 points. Topsail was second (86) and West Brunswick third (44).

    Tyler Bowersox won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 8.68 seconds. The 16th-place time last year at state was 2:08.96.

    Bowersox also won the 100 backstroke in 60.69.

  • Trojan wrestlers sweep Topsail,...

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team won two matches Jan. 6, beating Topsail 72-6 and West Brunswick 72-6.

    Against Topsail, the Trojans won six matches by fall and six by forfeit.

    Against South Brunswick, the Trojans won six matches by fall and four by forfeit.

    Records for the wrestlers are before the match.

    West is 3-1 in the conference, Topsail 1-3 and South 0-4.

    WBHS 72

    Topsail 6

  • Tactics to improve your wahoo...

    As the New Year rang in, we awoke to a crisp, cool change in weather. The rain diminished, the fog lifted and the seas finally subsided. This change enabled those to get started on their New Year’s resolutions but most importantly gave fishermen an ample opportunity to get out on the water. I mentioned in the columns last week this cooler weather could possibly improve the fishing for our offshore waters, and it did just that.