Today's Sports

  • A surprise while fishing with...


    The waterways are already starting to get busy with weekend traffic. The next two weeks will be our last calm before the storm. Fishing season has been in full swing for several weeks, but summer vacation begins June 1. The waterway will be packed with joy riders, skiers and fishing boats commuting from one spot to another. It is time to tighten down the screws and get ready for the busy season.

  • Sunset Beach race photos
  • C.B. Aycock ends West Brunswick’...

     PIKEVILLE —  C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 5-4 Saturday, May 17, in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    Aycock (17-9) scored what proved to be the winning run on a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    West (13-12) was held to four hits in loss, the final game of Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

     “We played tough,” Alderson said. “It was a good game.”

  • Scorpions win twice in softball...

     The North Brunswick softball team beat Red Springs 13-2 May 13 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A state playoffs.

    North finished with seven hits and eight walks.

    Kasey Klutz was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Shenice Harrison was 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Preston Ellenberg was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Stacy Fodrie was 1-for-2. Summer White was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

    Macey Bordeaux was 1-for-2 with a double. Valerie Renna had one RBI.

  • Lady Trojans win twice in...

     SHALLOTTE — Call it “Rookies to the Rescue.”

    Although the entire lineup contributed, three West Brunswick freshmen belted hits

    for a come-from-behind 9-6 win over West Craven in the first round of the state

    playoffs Wednesday night, May 14.

    “It’s a sign of a good team to keep battling back,” West Brunswick coach Joe Noble

    said. “Caroline (Gore) came in and shut ’em down, and three of our freshmen had big


  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament Friday, May 9, Panthers Run.

    The winners with a score of 193 (-23) were Paul Michal, Bob Brownley, Bob Smith and Tom Culverwell. Second were Tom Quick, Sid Silvers, Ed Nocella and Gary Gutheil at 194. Low rounds: Bill McDavit, 84, and Gutheil, 85. Net: McDavit, 62; Gutheil, 67; Smith and Culverwell, 69. McDavit is golfer of the week.


    Brierwood MGA

  • It is time to become a beach bum

    The temperatures in our area go from one extreme to another in a hurry. It seemed as if the cold weather was never going to go away earlier this year and now we already have had several days in the 90’s. The warmer temperatures continue to bring more action and life to our backwater marsh. Redfish, trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead and Spanish mackerel are all species that can be targeted this time of year.

  • Trojans open baseball playoffs...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team beat Swansboro 4-3 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state playoffs May 14.

    West trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth but took a 4-3 lead after a standup triple to right field by Chandler Taylor, a wild pitch and sophomore Zachary Johnson’s home run to center.

  • Scorpions open baseball playoffs...

     LELAND — The North Brunswick baseball team opened the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A state playoffs by beating Red Springs 14-0 in five innings May 13.

    For North, starter Kevon Perkins gave up two hits, walked one and struck out six in four innings. Blaine Hollis pitched the final inning.

    Every batter reached base for the Scorpions, who took advantage of Red Devil errors in scoring 12 runs in the third inning.

  • Three Scorpions sign with...

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior baseball players Tyler Barnes, Randy Clark and Jared Strange signed letters of intent May 13 to enroll at Southeastern Community College.

    Barnes is a first baseman and pitcher. Clark is a shortstop and pitcher. Strange is a second baseman. Last season they helped the Scorpions finish second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A state baseball playoffs. This season they led the Scorpions to a first-place finish in the East Central Conference.