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Today's Sports

  • 2016 BB&T Football Jamboree...

    The 2016 BB&T Football Jamboree will be Aug. 12 at Legion Stadium, according to South Brunswick athletics director Chris Roehner, who attended a jamboree meeting March 9.

    This is the schedule:

    4:45 pm: Cheer showcase

    5:30 pm: Football jamboree

    Game 1: North Brunswick vs. South Columbus

    Game 2: New Hanover vs. Wallace Rose Hill

    Game 3: Laney vs. Whiteville

    Game 4: Ashley vs. South Brunswick

    Game 5: Hoggard vs. West Brunswick

  • Softball schedule for Easter...

    This is the schedule as of March 9 for the annual Easter holiday softball tournament at West Brunswick High School, provided by coach Joe Noble.

    (Times, dates subject to change pending weather.)

    March 28: 10 a.m. South Columbus vs. Richmond County; 1 p.m. West Brunswick vs. Davie County; 4 p.m. East Columbus vs. Richmond; 7 p.m. West Brunswick vs. East Forsyth. 

    March 29: 10 a.m. East Columbus vs. Davie County; 1 p.m. South Columbus vs. Davie County; 4 p.m. South Columbus vs. East Forsyth; 7 West Brunswick vs. Richmond County.

  • West Brunswick’s Tristan Murphy...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Tristan Murphy has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Mars Hill University.

    A few years ago, it was unlikely Murphy would be playing college soccer.

    “My freshman year, me and four other players all had the chance to play college, but I was probably the least (likely) to go,” he said. “I was the last one on the list that would have gone. But I actually made it. I’m pretty excited.”

  • West Brunswick lacrosse teams’...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team began the second season in the program’s history March 8, losing 20-3 to Class 4A New Hanover.

    West senior Sarah Poulin scored two goals and sophomore Aubrey Mokma one. Senior Farris Carter assisted on Poulin’s second goal.

    West had several attacks near the New Hanover goal but was unable to finish all but three.

    West trailed 2-1, 6-2 and 13-2 in the first half and never had a chance to rally in the second half.

  • South Brunswick Islands Rotary...

    Each year, the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club hosts the Fore! Kidz Golf Tournament. The event raises money for various youth-related projects in Brunswick County.

    Anything for children always intrigues me, so last week I attended the weekly meeting of the SBI Rotary Club at Tamer’s Restaurant at Ocean Ridge Plantation. (It meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. each Friday.) I was impressed.

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club has about 70 members and is one of four clubs operating in Brunswick County (the others are in Shallotte, Leland and Southport).

  • West Brunswick begins tennis...

    Two West Brunswick tennis players made the all-tournament team as the Trojans finished 1-2 in three matches in the South Coast Classic.

    Seniors Aaron Littrell and Cameron Huffman were selected to the all-tournament team.

    West finished tied for third with South Brunswick. From South, Dalton Adams and John Pratt were selected to the all-tournament team.

    Garner Magnet High School won the six-team tourney. It beat West 9-0, Georgetown (S.C.) High School 6-3 and St. James (Murrells Inlet, S.C.) High School 7-2. St. James finished second.

  • Three resources to make offshore...

    Have you seen the weather forecast? 75 degrees?

    I had to double take while watching the news recently because this week Brunswick County is forecast to have daily high temperatures in the high 70s. Because of all this warm, calm weather, many of my fishing friends and other local anglers have contacted me to tell me they plan to fish in the Gulf Stream this week. Every conversation consists of, “You going this week?” or, “Where’s the water at?”

  • Trojans split two games in...

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick split two games in the Jeff Butler Baseball Tournament Saturday, March 5, at Mike Alderson Field.

    West lost the first game 13-4 to North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School.

    The Chiefs scored seven run in the first inning against starter Tyler McDuffie.

  • Trojans score in seventh, defeat...

    By Chandler Inions

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — A new calendar month proved just what West Brunswick’s Trojans needed as they shook off a rocky start to the softball season. After dropping their season opener 9-2 to non-conference foe Trask, the Trojans responded in stoic fashion with a rugged hard-fought win March 1, beating South Columbus 3-2.

    The low-scoring affair turned into a pitching exhibition between West’s Morgan Beeler and South Columbus Alexis Suggs.  

  • 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.