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Today's Sports

  • Forecast indicates it’s time to...

    The forecast hasn’t looked this pretty in a while. Temperatures are on the steady rise, nearly topping 70 degrees this week. Sure, a few cloudy, cool days are in the mix with a slight chance of rain. The rain chance is supposed to be significantly less than our last several events. This whole winter it seemed as if the rain would never stop falling. I am ready for some springlike weather and it looks as if we are going to get a few shots. I just hope it stays this way and this is not just a tease.

  • Red-hot wahoo action up north

    After consecutive weeks of cold, dreary weather, everyone in Brunswick County is ready for spring. This season may only bring warm weather and comfortable beach days for some, yet for hunters and fishermen, it means something different.

    About the first or second week of March is when I make my seasonal transition. To me it begins with turkey season. Breaking out my diaphragm call and scouting to see where a giant tom may be roosting. This process varies for many and I’ll admit much of my success is from reading how experienced hunters target big turkeys.

  • West Brunswick girls win opener...

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat South Columbus 9-0 in the Trojans’ season-opening game March 1.

    Junior midfielders Amberlee Fogel and Claire McNeil each scored three goals. Senior Tea Davis scored twice.

    Sophomore Mia Adcock also scored, taking the ball from West’s defensive end and dribbling across the field to the right side of the box before lofting the ball past the Stallion’s goalkeeper, completing a run of nearly 65 yards.

  • Trask beats Trojans in season...

    ROCKY POINT — West Brunswick lost 9-2 at Trask in a season-opening high school softball game Monday, Feb. 29.

    The Titans are a class 1A team with just about every player back from the 2015 team that finished 20-4. Senior pitcher A.J. Johnson held the Trojans to four hits. She walked one and struck out eight. West’s No. 6 though No. 9 hitters struck out seven times. West’s two runs were unearned.

  • Trask beats Trojans in season...

    West Brunswick lost 9-2 at Trask in a season-opening softball game Monday, Feb. 28.

    The Titans are a class 1A team with just about everyone player back from the 2015 team that finished 20-4. Senior pitcher A.J. Johnson held the Trojans to four hits. She walked one and struck out eight. West’s No. 6 though No. 9 hitters struck out seven times. West’s two runs were unearned.

  • BCC splits two games with Pitt

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College beat Pitt Community 6-5 in seven innings in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, Feb. 28, at Founders Field.

    Nick Yarbrough drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    Yarbrough doubled home Brett McMillan, who had doubled with one out and advanced to third on a wild pitch.

    Pitt rallied in the top of the seventh when the leadoff batter doubled. He advanced to third on a one-out groundout. The game ended when, after a wild pitch, the Pitt runner was tagged in a rundown.

  • Farmstead/Meadowlands site of...

    I am so excited. This year’s Tournament of Champions will take place Nov. 12-13 at the beautiful Farmstead/Meadowlands golf courses. This marks the 13th year of this prestigious event in which the club champions (men and women) from each of our clubs battle it out to decide who is the best of the best.

    The format is two days of medal play. No handicaps allowed. It is fun to watch and each year the event attracts more and more spectators.

  • Trojan girls show promise for...

    West Brunswick’s final game of the girls’ basketball season was an encouraging sign for next season.

    No. 4 Nash Central beat the No. 29 Trojans 55-52 in a first-round game Feb. 23 of the state playoffs, a game many expected to be a rout.

    The host Bulldogs entered the game unbeaten at home (10-0) and 20-4 overall.

    The Trojans, with three freshmen, three sophomores and no seniors on the roster, entered 9-14.

    The game was closer than many anticipated.

  • Trojans beat Guilford, lose to...

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans were able to hold off a fourth-quarter surging Eastern Guilford to advance to the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state basketball playoffs. The Trojans defeated the Wildcats 70-63 Thursday, Feb. 25.

  • BCC swept by Cape Fear

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team lost 103-86 to Cape Fear on Feb. 25 in the Dolphins’ last home game of the 2015-16 basketball season.

    BCC finishes 2-8 in NJCAA Division I Region 10 and is 13-17 overall. Britton Reed scored 29 points, Alex Brown 18, Eric Freeman 10 and Lysander Bracey 10. Daivon Gamble scored nine points. Leon Williams and Jahreim Smith each scored five points.