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Today's Sports

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick prepares...

     West Brunswick scrimmaged Myrtle Beach High School (S.C.) last weekend in preparation for the 2018 season, which begins Friday, March 2, at Carolina Forest High School (S.C.) in a weekend round-robin tournament. 

  • Hutchinson’s 19 points lead...

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team opened the season with 10 wins in its first 11 games.

    Since that time, not much has gone right for head coach Walter Shaw’s club.

    The Dolphins suffered an eight-game losing streak that spanned from the end of December through the last week of January and BCC has only one win in conference play.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick High...

     West Brunswick competed in last weekend's Marine Chevy Quick Stick Lacrosse Invitational in Jacksonville.

  • West Brunswick Booster Club...

     Early last month, I received a text message from West Brunswick High School Athletic Director Jimmy Fletcher.

    “It’s that time of year again,” Fletcher wrote in the text.

    Yes, indeed.

    Fletcher and other West Brunswick High School officials have scheduled the annual Booster Club raffle drawing and dinner for Saturday, March 10, inside the school’s cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.

    I encourage all of our Beacon readers to carve out a free night next Saturday to purchase a $100 ticket.

  • Lady Trojans fall in first round...

     West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball team completed its most successful season since the 2005-06 campaign when it dropped its first-round state playoff game to Harnett Central last week.

    Harnett Central overcame a halftime deficit and stymied West Brunswick’s offense down the stretch to earn a 54-47 win to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state basketball playoffs.

    Trojan senior Natyra Gore led all West Brunswick scorers with 19 points, while junior center Breanna “B.B.” Mercer netted 18.

  • Superstar Hyman guides Lady...

     Katisha Hyman has given her opponents fits in women’s basketball on the junior college basketball level this season.

    The sophomore guard continued to do so during Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team’s recent three-game winning streak.

    Following a two-game losing streak, the Lady Dolphins reeled off a trio of consecutive wins by double figures behind their remarkable second-year guard.

  • Dolphins win finale of four-game...

    After a three-game sweep of East Carolina’s club team on opening weekend, the Brunswick Community College (BCC) baseball team dropped five of its next six games before last weekend’s victory in the finale of a four-game stretch over three days.

    BCC competed in a three-day, four-game event that featured the Dolphins, Walters State Community College, Cecil Community College and Florence Darling Technical College in Florence, S.C.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick...

     See photos of the West Brunswick High School varsity cheerleaders at last week's game in Boiling Spring Lakes against South Brunswick. 

  • PHOTOS: NCHSAA Wrestling 3A East...

     Sports editor Sam Hickman's photos from last week's 3A East Regional wrestling tournament in Shallotte. Four Brunswick County wrestlers secured regional championships and 13 grapplers claimed berths to this week's state tournament in Greensboro. 

  • Lady Trojans reach 15-win...

     West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball squad clinched its first winning season since 2009-10 two weeks ago and reached the 15-win plateau in its regular-season finale Feb. 8 in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    The Lady Trojans defeated South Brunswick 48-3 in each team’s final Mideastern Conference game before the league tournament was scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.