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Today's Sports

  • God, family, work, kick butt

     I will see Father’s Day through a different lens this year. For the first time, I may actually receive a gift as I’ve been a Dad to my rough-and-tough little Huck Man for last 11 months or so. There’s not a present in the world that could make me as happy as my big guy does every morning when I see his smiling face.

    I’ve said this before on social media and to my friends and family and I say with the utmost sincerity, if I can be half the father to Huck that my Dad was to me, I’ll be doing an incredible job.

  • Carlyle tabbed league player of...

     West Brunswick’s 2017 season ended with a 2-1 loss in extra innings against Topsail in the fourth round of the state baseball playoffs. With the loss came the conclusion to one of the finest individual careers in the baseball program’s history.

    Johnathan Carlyle had put on a West Brunswick uniform for the last time. He accomplished nearly every individual goal one can accomplish during a high school baseball career, one that was capped with yet another Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Player of the Year award.

  • Benton, Noble sweep conference...

     Fresh off a 25-win season and the program’s first ever trip to the eastern regional finals, the players and coaches on West Brunswick High School’s varsity softball team were essentially locks to receive several postseason awards.

    Those accolades started to roll in last week.

    Senior shortstop McKenzie Benton was named Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Player of the Year and head coach Joe Noble earned the league’s coach of the year honor, according to a league press released issued Wednesday, June 7.

  • North Brunswick’s Medlin named...

     Dustin Medlin inherited a successful baseball program when he accepted the head-coaching job at North Brunswick more than five years ago.

    He has taken the program to new heights, including a state championship appearance, in his stint as the Scorpions’ skipper.

    Medlin led an 18-win team that captured the East Central Conference regular-season championship, earning him the league’s coach of the year award.

    North Brunswick didn’t have its most talented team during Medlin’s time as head coach, the coach said.

  • Local kids receive BEMC...

     Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) has awarded three local students Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships to attend summer basketball camps at two Atlantic Coast Conference schools.

    Morgan Bellamy and Hailey Woodard will attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University and Abel Yuricek will attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on full scholarships from BEMC, according to a BEMC news release issued Tuesday, June 6.

  • Boaters can never be too careful...

     Often times, people overlook the dangers involved with watersports activities. Whether it’s fishing, wakeboarding, jet skiing or hunting, unfortunate events do occur on the water and without proper education and experience, an incredibly fun day on the water can turn to a disaster within minutes. Unfortunately, this past week I experienced this good to bad transition first hand while working at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center (OIFC). 

  • Clearing up misconceptions about...
  • Brunswick County to host six...

     Brunswick County will play host to ball players from across the Tar Heel State later this summer.

    Town Creek District Park will play host to the North Carolina Junior Dixie Boys and Dixie Boys state tournaments July 8-12 in Winnabow.

    The state Dixie Pre-Majors and Dixie Majors state tournaments will be played July 8-12 at Scorpion Field at North Brunswick High School in Leland.

    The Dixie Youth Majors (ages 12 and under) and Majors Small League tournaments will begin July 15 in Leland.

  • Surviving another season of...

     Another church league softball regular season is behind us and we have plenty of strawberries (the scrapes, not the delicious fruit) and sore right arms to prove it.

    I have played with my church, Eastside Fellowship, for the past three seasons. We’ve improved dramatically during that time.

    If memory serves me correctly, we lost our first game of the season three years ago by a narrow margin, 28-3.

    We made the decision lots of churches in the league have to make and it’s not an easy one.

  • 2017 Brunswick County Gator...

     These are the gold medal winners in the Brunswick County Senior Games. This year’s Senior Games competition began in May and qualifiers will compete in the North Carolina Senior Games in the fall. Lack of space prevents the Beacon from listing the silver and bronze medal winners. You can see a list of all winners and participants at this link  -- http://bcparks.recdesk.com/RecDeskPortal.

     

    Jan Abbott: bowling singles, pickleball mixed doubles, tennis mixed doubles

    Roger Albizu: table tennis doubles