Today's Sports

  • Golfers: Watch out for snakes,...

     Golf has inherent dangers: back sprains, errant golf balls, clubs that fly out of sweaty hands, carts that can overturn on steep hillsides. 

    But on the Carolina Coast, other dangers lurk in the ponds, lakes, marshes and pine forests, and we need to be aware of them.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

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



  • Cobia, here we come

     Derek Treffinger

    During the Memorial Day weekend, tourists and anglers alike flocked to the Brunswick beaches to have their first big vacation. While packing the beach chairs, sunscreen and coolers, they realize their favorite fishing rod isn’t packed up. Or will they even need it this year? The answer is yes.

  • McCumbee second in sports car...

     Chad McCumbee and teammate Stevan McAleer finished second May 24 in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.

    This was the team’s third straight top-three finish in the Street Tuner class for the team and keeps them contenders for the series championship. They entered the race third in points and now lead by seven.

    This was the fourth race this season of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. The International Motor Sports Association sanctions the series.

  • Trojans lose in fourth round of...

     PIKEVILLE — C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 3-0 May 23 in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state playoffs.

    Aycock, 19-2, advances to the East Regional. The Trojans finish 17-9.

  • West Brunswick seeking new...

    Staff Report

    Citing personal reasons, West Brunswick High School football  coach Scott Frazier resigned Thursday, May 22, after one season at West.

    “I have truly enjoyed my time here at West with both the staff and the players,” he said. “I have been very encouraged by the way these young men have worked in the off-season and look forward to seeing what great things they achieve in the future."

    Athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said he was surprised by the resignation.

  • Trojans’ Phillips to play...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Nicole Phillips has signed a letter of intent to attend William Peace University in Raleigh and play volleyball.

    “The coach (Kevin Daniels) has been interested in me for a long time and I think this is the best fit for me,” Phillips said. “As soon as (Daniels) found out I was going to commit, he said I would the head 2014 outside hitter. He thinks I will come in and make an immediate impact, which is what I want.”

  • South Columbus beats North...


    LELAND — The North Brunswick High School softball team swiftly advanced through the first two rounds of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.

    Unfortunately for the Scorpions, Bailey Dyson and the South Columbus Stallions waited for them in the third round.

    South Columbus scored eight runs in the third inning on its way to a  17-4 victory over North on Tuesday, May 20.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

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



    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament on Friday, May 16, at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 120 (-27) were Bob Brownley, Sid Silvers, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. Second were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter at 123. Low rounds: Silvers and Gutheil, 83; Keane, 84; and Scott McBean, 89. Net: Keane, 63; Gutheil, 64; Silvers, 67; Larry Cecil, 68; and McBean, 69. Keane is golfer of the week.


  • Conrad Broussard: Respected,...