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Today's Sports

  • Lady Trojans beat Ashley in...

    New Hanover beat West Brunswick 73-39 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West.

    New Hanover (6-0, 15-2) had beaten West 67-20 Dec. 14 in Wilmington. West is 2-4, 8-9.

     In the rematch, the Wildcats led 17-8 after the first quarter and 31-14 with 3 minutes, 50 seconds left in the half. The lead was 46-16 with 6:38 left in the third quarter and 61-31 with 5:22 left in the game.

  • VIDEO: New Hanover beats West...

    Final points in New Hanover’s 68-64 victory against West Brunswick in the boys’ basketball game Jan. 13 at West for first place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.
    Shown: New Hanover scores a layup, West’s Bryce Ahrens hits a 3-pointer, New Hanover hits a free throw to clinch the victory.

  • New Hanover sweeps Trojan teams...

    The New Hanover boys are 5-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 14-4 overall. West Brunswick is 4-2, 12-4.

    The New Hanover girls are 6-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 15-2 overall. West is 2-4, 8-9.

  • VIDEO: Shane Smith wrestling

    VIDEO: West Brunswick’s Shane Smith wins by fall in 1 minute, 19 seconds in the 138-pound match against Laney.
    Final 30 seconds shown.

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    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 57-18 in a wrestling match Jan. 12 at West between the two unbeaten teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

    Laney is 19-1 overall. West is 19-3.

    The conference championships are Jan. 28 at Hoggard. State duals are Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.

  • Trojans defeat Topsail in...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 63-52 in a boys’ basketball game Monday night between 3A teams. West is 3-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 11-3 overall. Topsail is 0-5, 8-7.

    Senior guard Brandyn Parker hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 26 points.

    Bryce Ahrens scored 10 points, Khalil Bland eight and Rasheed Daniels and Josh Woodard six each. Kaleb Hewett, Caleb Gilbert and Tariq Thomas each scored two points. J’vian McCray scored one point.

  • Making use of Christmas gifts

     

    By Darren deMaille

    If you are a golfer, chances are you were given some gifts this year related to golf, some good and maybe some not so. I am a difficult person to shop for, as I usually have everything I need related to golf; however, this year there were a few great gifts that Santa brought to me. Now, two weeks post Christmas, it has given me time to make use of these gifts. Here are my reviews. Please feel free to share your reviews with me or stop by the DD Golf Academy to show them to me.

     

  • South’s boys dominate tri-meet

    BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick boys’ swim team won all 11 events — 10 of them in regional standards — in finishing first in a tri-meet with fellow 3A teams Topsail and West Brunswick.

    South scored 129.50 points, Topsail 84.50 and West 45 in the meet Jan. 6 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    This is the second straight meet South has swept all 11 races and attained regional standards in 10 of them.

  • With the new year, begin a new...

     

    I thank Elsa Bronstein for the wonderful introduction last week and her service with the Beacon for the last several years. She left big shoes to fill and I hope I can bring the same enjoyment she has given to so many people over the years. I wish her the best of luck with her new ventures and may she continue to touch people as she has done.

  • Hoping for great weather, great...

    The past few weeks have been filled with shopping and traveling to see relatives, but believe it or not the new year is finally here. There have been many different forecasts and predictions for how good and bad the fishing will be, but this week, I’d like to give a quick recap of what good and bad occurred in 2016.

  • Trojans sweep foes in CFA tourney

    WILMINGTON — The West Brunswick girls’ and boys’ basketball team each won three games in the fifth annual Cape Fear Academy Holiday Basketball Challenge.

    West’s boys are 8-2 and West’s girls are 5-6. Game summaries are below.

     

    Girls

    West Brunswick beat Wilmington Christian Academy 53-27 in a first-round girls basketball game Dec. 29 in the Holiday Basketball Challenge.