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Today's Sports

  • Sports calendar (July 27, 2017...

    Pickleball clinic offered

  • Southport-Oak Island falls in...

     Two years ago, a Southport-Oak Island all-star team had to beat SouthPark twice to capture the 2015 Dixie Youth State Tournament crown and advance to the World Series.

    Southport-Oak Island did just that and advanced to a Dixie Youth World Series for the second time in three seasons.

    Fast forward to 2017 and this same group of kids found themselves in the same predicament in the Majors state tournament last week in Leland.

    The squad entered the tournament finals having to knock off SouthPark twice to secure the championship.

  • Playing a team game every day of...

     I could go on all day about how sports have impacted my life. Of course, it’s a bit ironic because my best sport was tennis. I was a good high-school tennis player and captured two eastern regional championships during my junior and senior seasons. I wasn’t even close to decent enough to play at the collegiate level, but it was a nice little career I put together.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Surf Camp photo

     Marty Mentzer and Jesse McCrery have worked as surfing instructors for more than 50 years combined. This is a picture of OIB surf campers, which included attendees from Minnesota, Colorado and South Africa.

  • Notable scores and golf...

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Local fishing action heats up

     As the weather only got hotter last week, so did the local fishing action. Scroll through the mini-slideshow to see fishing pictures that were submitted for the July 27 edition.

  • Leland American captures 2017...

     Leland American captured the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament championship last week in Leland. Dixie Youth leagues across the Tar Heel State with fewer than three teams compete in a small league all-star state tournament. 

  • The major differences in...

     As a golf professional, people often ask me if I ever had a desire to play golf at the tour level. I did give the mini tours a run for a few years when I lived in South Florida. However, I never had the “it” factor. The “it” factor is a competitive desire to be the best and beat your competition like a drum. Deep down I am a helper and never had the drive to put on the boxing gloves. Therefore, I am a golf instructor or as I like to think of it, a golf coach. 

  • Hot Corner with ATMC TV sports...

     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 Winding River resident and ATMC TV sports analyst Jay Combs, who spent more than 20 years as a sports broadcaster in the Baltimore area.

     

  • North Carolina 2017 Dixie Youth...

     The Southport-Oak Island All-Stars finished second in the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament last week in Leland. This group of all-stars has finished no worse than second in the state tournament in each of the last five seasons. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's tournament action. Photos were contributed by Keith Green.