Today's Sports

  • Lady Trojans beat South Columbus...

     SHALLOTTE—Leilani Emile blasted a stinger to left field to end a three-hour, 11-inning softball marathon and give West Brunswick a 2-1 win over South Columbus on Thursday night, March 13.

    “She put it down the third-base line,” West softball coach Joe Noble said. “It was a great hit.”

    A shivering crowd, huddled under blankets in the bleachers, erupted in cheers. Temperatures were in the 30s, and a wicked wind made it even colder.

  • Graves wins Crow Creek Match...

     By Ray Schatz

    Special to The Beacon

    After 30 great matches over 40 days, the Crow Creek Men’s Golf Association played the final match of its third annual Match Play Championship on March 9 between Carl Graves (the Wisconsin Badger) and Ralph Eckley (the Virginia Tech Hokie). To reach this stage of the tournament, Graves and Eckley had to win their first four matches in this 32-player, single-elimination event.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    The Beachcombers played a two-nets tournament Friday, March 14, at Panther’s Run. The winners with a score of 123 (-21) were Ed Redman, Sid Silver, Tom Culverwell and Ed Nocella. Second were Hal Riebesehl, Scott McBean and Dan O'Connell at 129 (-15). Low score: McBean, 88. Net: McBean, 68, and Redman, 67. Ed Redman is golfer of the week.


    Brierwood WGA

  • International golf coming here

     Golf in our area is going international.    

    The Sea Trail Golf Resort was recently purchased by the Chinese and they are investing heavily into regenerating and restoring the complex. They hope to attract players from China, who will then come for vacations and perhaps later buy real estate.   

    Now, the Myrtle Beach World Amateur has scheduled an annual golf contest between China and the U.S.

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  • BCC’s Jones, Loman Players of...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team has swept National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Region 10 postseason honors.

    Walter Shaw, who coached the Dolphins to the regular-season championship and an overall record of 20-12, is the Region 10 Coach of the Year. This is Shaw’s 10th 20-victory season in 14 years.

    Montez Loman, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward, is the Region 10 Defensive Player of the Year.

    Cam Jones, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, is the Region 10 Player of the Year.

  • BCC rallies in ninth to beat SCC...

     Pinch hitter Timothy Brown’s two-run double to center field drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as Brunswick Community College beat Southeastern Community College 11-10 Sunday, March 9, at Founders Field.

  • Cape Fear beats BCC, earns berth...

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Cape Fear Community College beat Brunswick Community College 99-89 Saturday, March 8, to win the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Region 10 championship and advance to the national junior college basketball tournament.

    The Sea Devils will play in Hutchinson, Kansas, starting March 17, while the loss ends the season for the Dolphins.

    “It was a hotly contested game with a lot on the line,” said BCC coach Walter Shaw. “We just couldn’t get the ball in the bucket.

  • Brawl puts black eye on NJCAA...


     A Brunswick Community College men’s basketball player was arrested for sucker-punching an opposing player just after the regional championship game Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics gym.

    Kalil Stuart, a freshman from Durham on BCC’s team, was charged with simple assault and taken into custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center. He was released later Saturday under a $500 bond, said James Walton, chief of police at Brunswick Community College.

  • Trojans’ Cheers Co-Player of...

    Staff Report

    Mideastern Conference coaches have selected all-conference athletes in basketball, swimming and wrestling, and among the highlights is the selection of West junior Gray Cheers one of the MEC Players of the Year in boys’ basketball. Hoggard’s Trae Bryant is the other MEC  Player of the Year.

    West junior forward Saadiq Johnson is on the second team. West senior forward Zarie Hankins is on the third team. The Coach of the Year is West Brunswick’s Eric Davis. The Trojans finished 8-4 and tied for second in the conference.