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Today's Sports

  • Unstable weather leads to...

    Not much has changed with fishing here in Brunswick County. Last week our region did experience a push of cooler weather that ignited a short-lived beachfront king mackerel bite. Other than that run, it has been all about the summertime heat. For some, these hot, humid conditions might mean good days to lay on the beach and tan, but for fishermen, it means tough fishing.

  • Trojan football embarks on post-...

     Anthony “Bubba” McCray recently competed in the 2017 East-West All-Star Game. During that game, he took a handoff around the left side and scampered for 37 yards, the longest carry of the contest for his East squad.

    Football fans in Shallotte are going to miss the sight of McCray blazing past defenders, his dreadlocks flopping in the wind on the way to a 60-yard touchdown run.

    You see, West Brunswick High School football is back, but McCray is gone.

  • High school squads prepare for...

     WILMINGTON - Three county high school football teams have waited an entire offseason for this night.

    The 31st Annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off the 2017 high school football season Friday night at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    West Brunswick squares off against New Hanover in the first scrimmage contest of the evening, while county foes North Brunswick and South Brunswick meet in the third tilt.

    Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the first scrimmage begins at 5:30 p.m.

  • County squads prepare for 2017...

     West Brunswick High School is coming off one of the most successful seasons in the last 20 years of the football program.

    The Trojans, who enter their third season under the leadership of head coach Kelly Williamson, finished the 2016 campaign with a 9-4 record. They advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs before dropping a tight contest against Jacksonville.

  • Football season is upon us

     You’ve seen the posts on Facebook. It’s a list of questions and you’re asked to copy and paste, then re-post with your own answers. I finally completed one of those posts a couple of nights ago and one question stuck out like a sore thumb. No, not the question about being kissed under fireworks, but this one, “What’s your favorite season?”

  • Former Trojan holds camp to...

     By her own admission, part of Alicia Johnson’s heart is in the Dominican Republic.

    She is in Santo Domingo through the first week of August with a group from First Baptist Church of Shallotte.

    In an effort to raise money for her fifth trip to the Dominican with First Baptist, the former West Brunswick High School cheerleader held the inaugural “2017 Mini Cheer Camp” for girls ages 3-13.

  • Hot Corner with Supply resident...

    Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Supply resident and Chicago Cubs junkie Seth Gearhart.  

     

  • Golf roundup - Aug. 3, 2017...

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Kuchar falls short with family...
  • BCC student works on grounds...

     Most college students spend their summers working odd jobs and taking their free time with their toes in the sand.

    Chase Bell, a student in Brunswick Community College’s horticulture and turfgrass management program, spent at least part of his summer shagging fly balls from major leaguers and hamming it up with the likes of New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

    Bell, a 25-year-old from Georgia who’s been in the BCC turfgrass program for one year, applied for an internship during the 2017 spring semester to work in Jupiter, Fla., for the summer.