Today's Sports

  • Leland wins another county...

     LELAND — The Leland Middle School wrestling team won the county wrestling championships Saturday, Feb. 8, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland (L) won six titles and scored 173 points. South Middle School (S) was second, winning five titles and scoring 144 points. Shallotte Middle School (SMS) was third, winning five titles and scoring 133 points. Cedar Grove (CG) was fourth, winning one title and scoring 98 points.

  • West Brunswick defeats South in...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The packed gymwent silent as Gray Cheers lay on his back on the floor for a few minutes.

    West Brunswick’s leading scorer had been undercut while driving the baseline and landed hard on his head and elbow, and blood trickled from a knuckle on his shooting hand.

    Teammates helped Cheers to his feet, the blood was cleaned off his hand, and he went on a tear scoring 21 points to lead West past South Brunswick 62-45 Wednesday night.

  • On the golf course, be aware, be...

    Every year or so, I write a column about slow play, praying that it will help move folks around the golf course faster. Everyone hates slow play and even the PGA and the USGA have come out with various campaigns and slogans recently. Most memorable are the “while we’re young” videos that have appeared during various televised golf tournaments.    
    Slow play is a persistent problem and we need to change our way of thinking about it.  Perhaps we need to ask ourselves if we are a problem.  

  • Winter redfish still biting

    After enduring last week’s ice storm, many of us are really starting to feel the effects of cabin fever. The weather finally made a turn and warmed up nicely this past weekend. Taking a look at the immediate forecast it appears that we may be coming close to the end of our roller coaster ride. Monday is going to be unusually warm, but temperatures start to level this week around our average for this time of year. Water temperatures have dipped into the mid-40s but should rebound a bit with a little sunshine.

  • Lady Trojans hold off Cougars


    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The West Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 52-45 in a Mideastern Conference game Feb. 6 at South. The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars.

    The Trojans beat Topsail 53-51 Saturday, Feb. 8, at West and that victory clinched the No. 1 from the conference for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs, which begin Feb. 24. West is 3-7 in the conference.

  • Trojans lose in second round of...

      SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team lost in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state duals Feb. 5 at West.

    This was the first time West was a host in the state duals. West won its first dual 40-28 against Southern Nash but lost 31-28 in the second dual to West Carteret.

    West finishes its team season 17-3. Southern Nash is 19-9 and West Carteret is 17-9.

    The Trojans wrestled its second dual without four starters, either out because of injury or weight.

  • Three county wrestlers win MEC...

     WILMINGTON — Two West Brunswick High School wrestlers won championships Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Mideastern Conference tournament.

    Freshman Porfirio Bautista won at 120 pounds and junior Campbell Alspaugh won at 132 pounds in leading the Trojans to a second-place finish.

    “Those two matches were huge for both of those guys,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “Those were two good kids they beat.”

    Bautista won 3-1 against Laney freshman Kevin Scravin. Bautista is 29-6. Scravin entered the tourney 13-13.

  • Missed free throws costly to BCC

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon Correspondent
    BOLIVIA — The things that are free were costly to the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team Wednesday night.
    The Lady Dolphins missed eight second-half free throws in a hard-fought, suspense-filled 75-72 loss to Wake Tech.
    The defeat drops the Lady Dolphins to 3-3 in the Carolina Junior College Conference, while the Lady Eagles improve to 4-2.
    The game was tied seven times and had 12 lead changes.

  • Course raters: A new perspective...

    Golf is a unique sport with an infinite number of variables.  
    Unlike other sports, golf is played on 5 miles of earth, over hills and valleys, across ponds and creeks. There are trees and bunkers and various grassy surfaces on the tee box, the fairway, the rough and the green.    

  • West football coaches honor...

     The West Brunswick High School football staff presented year-end awards Jan. 27 to players during a banquet at Highest Praise Church.

    West coach Scott Frazier said the Trojan football season was a metaphor for reality.

    “A lot of times life is like we started out this year: 0-5. The biggest question is what do you do when you’re 0-5? What do you in that circumstance as opposed to being undefeated.