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Today's Sports

  • BCC opens baseball season with...

     Brunswick Community College walked off its home field Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 record after sweeping East Carolina University’s club team in a weekend series in Supply.

    The Dolphins took two games from the Pirates during a Saturday, Feb. 10, doubleheader before a thrilling 10-8 walk-off win over the visitors Sunday, Feb. 11.

    After building a seemingly comfortable 7-2 lead after four innings in Sunday afternoon’s finale, ECU’s club team raced ahead with a six-run fifth-inning.

  • All is right with the world when...

     I was still in the bed last Tuesday morning when my phone rang. I saw it was my middle brother, Brett, on the other end, so I picked it up and before I could even say, “Hello,” he asked me if I wanted to go to the Carolina (North Carolina, the real Carolina) versus Duke game on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

    “Sure, I’d love to go,” I replied. “I’m certain I can’t afford it.”

    “Alright,” Brett said. “Just wanted to ask.”

  • Feb. 8: Sports briefs

     Waccamaw Athletic Association holding Dixie Youth registration

    The Waccamaw Athletic Association is holding Dixie Youth Baseball registrations on Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waccamaw Community Building at 5855 Waccamaw School Rd. NW in Ash. Prospective registrants are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to registration.

     

    Local First Tee offering PLAYER Card

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Boatwright enjoys successful...
  • Treffinger: February fishing...

    Believe it or not, February is finally here. Amidst the snow, sleet, high winds and the abnormal 65-degree sunny day, opportunities to go fishing offshore have been slim to none the past few weeks. Whether you’re a hardcore backwater angler or a novice offshore angler, the weather has not been conducive to spend the day fishing. However, there has been a handful of courageous fishermen who have bundled up and ventured offshore and have done surprisingly well.

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick varsity...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, snapped shots of North Brunswick's varsity basketball games last week against West Brunswick in Shallotte. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, captured photos from last week's varsity basketball games between county rivals West Brunswick and South Brunswick. 

  • New Hanover holds off Trojans in...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered last week’s game against New Hanover, which is unbeaten in Mideastern Conference play, with essentially nothing to lose.

    The Trojans played like it for 26 of the game’s 32 minutes, but the final six minutes proved pivotal in a 70-57 New Hanover victory.

  • Officials are the most unpopular...

     Bob Gardner, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and Que Tucker, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, released the following op-ed piece last week. I’ve included it in its entirety in this week’s column.

    From Gardner and Tucker, “They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.