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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers fall...

     FAYETTEVILLE – West Brunswick wrestlers fell one win shy of a spot in last weekend’s state championship dual.

    While the Trojans fell two wins short of the ultimate team goal, the West grapplers completed one of the best single seasons in school history with a 24-3 record and a trip to the 3A East Regional finals.

    Orange, a traditional powerhouse wrestling program in the Tar Heel State, defeated West Brunswick 41-31 in the region’s championship match Thursday, Feb. 1, at Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville.

  • Trojan girls split pair of...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered a Friday, Feb. 2, home game against New Hanover with a chance to finish the night tied for third place in the Mideastern Conference.

    Instead, the Wildcats dealt the Trojans one of their most lopsided losses of the season in a 67-33 decision.

    West Brunswick (14-8, 7-5) didn’t have a single player reach double figures in scoring and never threated New Hanover after falling behind by 10 points before the halftime break.

  • Calisto named VFW High School...

     SHALLOTTE – Coach. Teach. Mentor.

    That’s the mantra Retired Col. Joseph Calisto, the senior army instructor for West Brunswick High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program, has tried his best to live by during his five-year stint at the Shallotte school.

    He’s done just that and more.

    For his efforts, he earned the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 2018 North Carolina High School Teacher of the Year Award.

  • Trojan wrestlers capture 2018...

     SHALLOTTE – After collecting his 300th career head coaching victory against Laney in early January, West Brunswick’s Jimmy Caraway said the win over the Buccaneers “meant nothing if we don’t beat North Brunswick.”

    He can stop worrying about a powerful North Brunswick squad as Caraway’s squad clobbered the Scorpions, 50-21, in a Wednesday, Jan. 24, match that determined the 2017-18 Mideastern Conference regular season champion.

  • North Brunswick hires Bryan...

    First-year head coach Darren Willis resigned from his post as head coach of the North Brunswick High School football team following a 1-10 season and the school has tabbed Bryan Davis the new chief of the Scorpion football program.

    North Brunswick athletic director Randy Fennell confirmed the decision in a news release issued Wednesday, Jan. 24.

    Davis marks the third Scorpion head coach in the last four seasons. Larry Brock and Willis, most recently, preceded the new coach.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys...

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