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  • 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.

  • Fish data collection has useful...
  • Cape Fear defeats BCC in men’s...

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear Community College beat Brunswick Community College 70-70 in a NJCAA Division I Region 10 men’s basketball game Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (0-3, 9-11), Carson Smith scored 18 points, Jaquan Grissett 17 and Taylor Buffkin 10. JacQues Chambers scored eight points, Robin Moore six, Cortell Busby five, Natjee Pritchett four and Kevin Rowell two. 

    The Dolphins trailed 38-30 at the half, but after a technical foul four straight free throws by Smith gave BCC a 40-38 lead.

  • West Brunswick’s boys’...

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 16-0 by beating host Ashley 60-54 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 16.

    For West, 6-0 in the conference, Gray Cheers scored 20 points and Saadiq Johnson 13.

    Nasir Murray scored seven points, Josh Woodard four, Jon Jordan four, Tyquan Hill four, Shermonde Fulwood three, Alex Clarida two, Da’Quane Burgess two and Tyler Stanley one.

    Ashley led 15-14 after the first quarter and 29-27 at the half.

  • BCC women lose to Cape Fear

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear beat host BCC 76-64 in a women’s NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game Thursday, Jan. 15.

    For BCC (1-5, 5-9), freshman D’Asya Wilson scored 18 points, sophomore Monica Smalls 15 and freshman Brianna Baham 13. Anshonee Addison scored six points and Courtney Pearsall, Baylee Simpson and Asha Graham scored four points each.

    The Dolphins led 11-10 with 11 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half but the Sea Devils rallied and outscored BCC 16-2 in taking a 26-13 lead with 4:14 left.

  • Eric Morgan new golf pro at...

     On Jan. 1, Eric Morgan became the new head golf professional at Lockwood Folly.  

    Lockwood Folly is a Willard Byrd design built in 1988 on the site of an old hunting preserve. The course sits on the Lockwood Folly River and runs through old live oaks and tall pines with ponds and a lot of wildlife. It is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

  • Protect your boat from bone-...

     It is safe to say 2015 has started off abnormally cold. Temperatures last week plummeted to below freezing and dipped into the single digits in some places. These temperatures caused Brunswick County residents to stay hunkered down in the warmth of their homes most of the weekend. In addition to most folks opting to stay inside, it seemed the fish made the executive decision to do the same.

  • Fishing in stained waters