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Today's Sports

  • Hill, Napolitano receive first-...

      Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill and Nick Napolitano have received first team all-conference honors.

    Napolitano was one of four Wingate University football players on the All-South Atlantic Conference team. A senior defensive end, Napolitano is second in the NCAA Division II in forced fumbles (six).

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, leads the SAC forced fumbles (six). He is third in quarterback sacks (7.5). He is fourth in tackles for loss (14). This season he had 65 tackles, fifth most for the Bulldogs.

  • Shallotte father-son team wins...

     Editor’s note: Shallotte residents Brian Aycock, 42, and son Austin Aycock, 15, fishing aboard Hail Yeah/OIFC won the small boat class in the Southern Kingfishing Association National Championship Nov. 8 in Biloxi, Miss. Brian Aycock wrote about it for The Beacon.

    By Brian Aycock

    Special to the Beacon

  • Talk of the town has been the...

     Brunswick County has endured a few days of bone-chilling temperatures in the past week. Northeast winds swept across our area on Friday, Nov. 14, yet the fish continue to bite. From the beach to the Gulf Stream, the fish are feeding.

  • North’s Graham signs with UNCG;...

     LELAND — North Brunswick baseball seniors Chris Graham and Shelton Perkins signed baseball national letters of intent Nov. 18. Graham, an outfielder, signed with UNC Greensboro. Perkins, a pitcher and shortstop, signed with East Carolina University.

    Both were members of the Scorpion team that finished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs two seasons ago. Perkins was a Class 2A All-State selection in 2014 by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Sight fishing for redfish

     The clear, cold shallow water looked more like a two-way mirror than the hot, dirty water we have seen most of this year. The last few live mullet rested in the live well before receiving their last assignment for the year. The conditions were perfect as we made our last few adjustments with the trolling motor and then allowing the wind to slide us closer to the redfish.

  • Two North Brunswick softball...

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball players Stacy Fodrie and Preston Ellenberg signed letters of intent Nov. 17 to continue their careers in college.

    Fodrie signed with Appalachian State University and Preston Ellenberg signed with Averett University, an NCAA Division III team in Danville, Va.

    “They’re definitely going to be huge assets for Appalachian State and Averett University,” North head softball coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “They’re good people. The character is there. They work hard.”

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Queens...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior golfer Cameryn Smith signed a letter of intent Nov. 17 to continue her career at Queens University of Charlotte.

    She is the first West Brunswick female to sign a golf scholarship

    Smith said she contacted Nancy Capps, the associate head women’s golf coach, early in the summer. Capps, a former LPGA Tour player who was the USGA Public Links champion in 1982 and runner-up in 1983, watched Smith golf and that led to a campus visit.

  • Verhoosky and Boob win...

     

    On a cold November weekend beset with freezing temperatures, wind and sprinkles of rain, Mona Dye Boob of Brierwood and Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly won the 11th annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

    Boob shot a consistent 165 (82-83) in finishing ahead of Barbara Sauter of St. James, who shot 168 (88-80). Connie Koch of Carolina National finished third with a score of 175 (86-89).

  • Meo remembered for life of...

     Joe Meo, a popular golfer in this area, died Nov. 8 at age 97.

    Meo was born May 5, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and wife Ann moved to Carolina Shores from New Jersey in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    During the funeral Mass Friday, Nov. 14, Rev. D. Anthony Droze used a phrase from a World War II documentary in describing Meo as “a trophy of God’s grace.”

  • Trojans lose playoff opener 42-...

     

    SHALLOTTE —  Connor Stough threw four touchdown pass and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3-AA state football playoffs Friday, Nov. 14, at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Tigers, 9-3 and the No. 12 seed in the East bracket, advance to play either No. 13 Eastern Guilford or No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Trojans, the No. 5 seed, finish 5-7.