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  • Steps to cure cabin fever

     

  • Weather not only threat to...

     

    The nights have continued to get colder, bringing the water temperatures below 50 degrees in many of our backwater areas. The rain also continues to fall, as each passing front brings us mild moist air. Even with water temperatures hovering in the upper 40s, speckled trout seek shelter in many of our shallow water areas during the coldest part of the winter. Why? There are several theories why speckled trout will continue to go into shallow water this time of year.

  • Golf getaway to the Crystal Coast

     For the past few years, I’ve gone on a gal’s golf trip to the Crystal Coast and we’ve had a blast. ­There’s wonderful golf, beautiful beaches, old coastal towns to explore, historic sites and fabulous seafood.

    Where is the Crystal Coast?

    It begins just north of Wilmington and runs up to the Outer Banks; 85 miles of unspoiled coastline between the Outer Banks and our own beloved Brunswick Islands. It’s a fabulous getaway if you don’t want to fly or drive long distances.

  • McCumbee starts race season at...

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 18th in the season-opening IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge race Friday, Jan. 23, at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee was the qualifying driver in the ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson racing and started the race 25th in the Street Tuner class. The race was 2 hours, 30 minutes on the 3.56-mile course.

  • Trojans defeat Laney, improve to...

     

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 18-0 by beating host Laney 67-66 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 23. West scored the winning points on an offensive rebound in the final seconds.

    For West, 7-0 in the conference, senior Saadiq Johnson scored hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. He sank 10 of 13 free throws.

    Gray Cheers scored 22 points. He sank eight of 10 free throws. He sank seven straight in the fourth quarter.

  • Leland wins county middle school...

     Staff Report

    LELAND — Leland Middle School won the county middle school wrestling championship Saturday, Jan. 24, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland scored 161 points, Shallotte 130, Cedar Grove 129 and South 119.

    Leland won seven titles, South five, Shallotte four and Cedar Grove two.

    The meet also had for the first time a division for girls. South’s Madelyn Barberia and Cedar Grove’s Mary Jane Weatherly and Cheyenne Espinoza wrestled in it. Barberia finished as champion.

     

    Results

  • Swimmers compete in final home...

     BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick swim teams finished second to Topsail in a meet Friday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the girls’ meet, Topsail scored 121 points, South 96 and West Brunswick 10.

    In the boys’ meet, Topsail scored 105.50 points, South 92.50 and West 40.

    Five South swimmers reached regional standards in their events.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers improve...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team beat Topsail 58-12 Jan. 21, improving to 20-0.

    “It’s pretty exciting,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “20-0, I’m pretty happy with. Be we can be better. We need to wrestle better.”

    West already had beaten the Pirates 54-24 in a conference dual this season, so this match had no consequences on West’s conference record (5-0). Indeed, Topsail forfeited six matches in this dual. Before a sparse crowd on Senior Night, the Trojans won five of the eight wrestled matches.

  • Trojans improve to 17-0 in boys...

     

     

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    LELAND — West Brunswick’s opponents will be glad to get rid of the Trojans’ senior moments.

    “Senior moments” usually describe lapses in memory for the elderly.

    But for these teenagers, senior moments are when Gray Cheers and Saadiq Johnson take over a game and deliver performances they will never forget.

    The fourth-year basketball players led West to a 72-51 victory over North Brunswick Jan. 20.

  • North Brunswick beats West...

     NBHS 36

    WBHS 32

    North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 36-32 in a girls’ varsity non-conference basketball game Jan. 20.

    For North (8-6), sophomore Jada Bellamy scored 10 points. Sophomore Unique Hines scored seven points and senior Nikayla Ramsay scored six points. No one else scored more than four points.

    For West (4-9), Lelaini Emile scored nine points, Bre Small six and McKenzie Benton four.

    No one else scored more than four points.

    North led 18-13 at the half and 29-22 after three quarters.