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Today's Sports

  • South Brunswick earns impressive...

     South Brunswick tripled its win total from a season ago with a 14-3 victory over 3A foe Topsail in a Mideastern Conference battle on Friday, Oct. 6, in Hampstead.

    Running back Bradley Wormuth led the Cougars with 119 rushing yards on 25 carries as the Cougars picked up their second consecutive league win.

    After having won just one game in 2016, the Cougars improved to 3-4 (2-1 in league play) after Friday night’s victory.

  • West Brunswick claims emotional...

     SHALLOTTE – Senior setter Payton Roberts tried to fight back the tears as she walked across the volleyball court during a Senior Night ceremony prior to West Brunswick’s varsity game against North Brunswick on Oct. 5 in Shallotte.

    When one of her underclassmen teammates read aloud a letter that Roberts wrote to her parents, coaches, teammates and friends, she lost that battle and tears streamed down the sides of her face.

    When the ceremony ended, Roberts wiped the tears away, hugged her mother and father and hit the court for warmups.

  • Hoggard blasts West Brunswick 45...

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity football team entered an Oct. 6 home contest against Hoggard as heavy underdogs, but hung with the powerful Vikings for the first 12 minutes.

    Hoggard struck quickly in the second frame and erased any hopes of a Trojan upset as the Vikings stormed to a 45-7 victory at M.H. Rourk Stadium to stay unbeaten on the 2017 season.

    The Trojan defense forced three consecutive Hoggard three-and-outs to begin the game, but the Vikings got rolling offensively on their fourth drive of the game.

  • New West boys’ basketball coach...

     SHALLOTTE – When Ty Johnson was hired as the new boys’ basketball coach at West Brunswick High School, he already had an idea to build a youth feeder program.

    He transformed the idea into a reality recently with the announcement of a West Brunswick Youth Basketball League that will hold its inaugural season beginning in November.

    The league will be made up of boys in fifth through eighth grades, but registration is limited to the first 100 boys who sign up.

    Registration ends Oct. 23, Johnson said.

  • Winning cures ills, losing...

     I’m sure we the Beacon has thousands of readers who are professional football fans, which brings me to this…

    No, I’m not going to talk about the national anthem or Colin Kaepernick or Mike Pence or “respecting the flag” or anything else.

    I’m going to write about something we’ve all heard and read plenty about, since the time we were young kids playing sports until now – sportsmanship.

  • Local youth compete in annual...

     Golf’s greatest PGA TOUR Champions players at the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee was conducted last week September 19 – 24, 2017. The 3-day, 54-hole tournament played at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course featured 81 PGA TOUR Champions players, 81 junior golfers (ages 15-18) from The First Tee and 162 amateurs.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • McDowell, Bethel earn Farm...
  • Trojans drop a pair of league...

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity boys’ soccer team plays several freshmen and sophomores in one of the toughest soccer conferences in the Tar Heel State.

    The team has exceeded preseason expectations, but ran into a pair of buzzsaws last week in Hoggard and Topsail.

    A powerhouse Hoggard squad handed West Brunswick (5-6-1, 1-4-1) a 9-1 defeat Sept. 28 in Wilmington.

  • Trojans secure critical...

     SHALLOTTE – A high school volleyball match can’t be any closer than West Brunswick’s conference match against Topsail on Sept. 26.

    The Trojans desperately needed a victory to stay alive in the race for one of the league’s two playoff berths for Class 3A teams.

    West Brunswick got just that with a heart-stopping 3-2 win over the Pirates in Shallotte last week.