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  •  Kasin Medford did everything in his power to deliver West Brunswick its first varsity football victory of the 2017 season.

    In the end, not even a career night from the senior running back was enough as the Wolfpack scored on a two-point conversion with less than four minutes left in the game and held on for a 29-28 victory Friday, Aug. 25, at Legion Stadium in Whiteville.

    Medford set career highs in rush attempts (24), rushing yards (209) and touchdowns (three) in the loss.

  •  Island Market owner Marc Kaplan, Sunset Beach Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall and several others joined forces to launch the inaugural Youth Fishing Day at Sunset Pier last week. See more photos from last week's action in next week's edition of the Beacon. 

  •  The Socastee Braves, out of Myrtle Beach (S.C.), pounded out another varsity football victory against a Brunswick County team, this time defeating the North Brunswick Scorpions 43-20 at Garry Bishop Stadium in Leland on Friday, Aug. 25.

    A week earlier, the Braves defeated the West Brunswick Trojans by a similar score, 39-14, in Myrtle Beach.

  •  Yes, I got into a Twitter feud with Chipper Jones. THE Chipper Jones, arguably the greatest switch-hitter of all time and Braves legend Chipper Jones. I’ve got to give you all some context. Here’s the backstory.

  •  By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

     

    A year ago, the Socastee Braves couldn’t contain a potent West Brunswick offensive attack and the Trojans rolled to a big season-opening win over the Braves.

    During the 2017 season opener Friday, Aug. 18, on a steamy summer night in Myrtle Beach (S.C.), it was the Trojans who couldn’t contain Socastee’s high-powered offense as the Braves rolled to a 39-14 victory over West Brunswick.

  •  WHITEVILLE – Whiteville’s Will Hinson sent the game’s opening kickoff high into the summer sky during the Wolfpack’s season opener against North Brunswick.

    The ball caromed off a Scorpion player’s shoulder pad and hit the turf. Whiteville’s Cameron Smith scooped up the fumble and returned it inside North’s 30-yard line.

  •  Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  •  The North Brunswick High School varsity volleyball team dropped its first two contests of the 2017 season.

    Coastal Christian High School defeated the Scorpions 25-8, 25-10, 25-18 in a three-game sweep Aug. 15 in North’s season opener.

    Alleigh Himes led North Brunswick with four kills, while contributing an ace and two digs.

    Jordyn Rascoe played a solid overall game for the Scorpions as she amassed nine digs and one ace, solo block and one block assist.

  •  Football (varsity)

    *all games begin at 7 p.m.

     

    Aug. 25 vs. Socastee

    Sept. 1 at East Bladen

    Sept. 8 vs. North Johnston

    Sept. 15 OPEN

    Sept. 22 at Laney

    Sept. 29 vs. West Brunswick

    Oct. 6 at Ashley

    Oct. 13 at South Brunswick

    Oct. 20 vs. Hoggard

    Oct. 27 at New Hanover

    Nov. 3 vs. Topsail

     

    Football (junior varsity)

    *all games begin at 6:30 p.m.

     

    Aug. 24 at Socastee

  •  See photos from West Brunswick's season-opening loss against Socastee.

  •  As stated in many previous columns, weather patterns off our coast influence how good or bad the fishing will be. Particularly during the warmer months, rough weather will cause our targeted game fish to feed less. However, lately we’ve had stable, calm weather pattern, and fishing off the Brunswick County coast has improved dramatically.

  •  The West Brunswick High School Dance Team was so impressive during team dance camp in Shallotte, it earned a bid to Orlando for next year’s national championships.

    The squad participated in a “home dance camp” in Shallotte as National Dance Alliance (NDA) instructors traveled to West Brunswick from July 23-27 to teach the team 13 dances in four days, dance team coach Michelle Davis said.

  •  Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Calabash resident and fantasy football expert Jeremy Hardee.

     

  •  Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Brick Landing Ladies

  •  Recently the board of directors of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation, Inc., held their annual retreat at the Carolinas Leadership Academy, which is located at The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.

    The Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation governs, leads and oversees the Brunswick County, Grand Strand and Eastern North Carolina First Tee programs.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff Jon Ingram is hosting the 6th Annual Flatfish Roundup on Aug. 19 at the Southport Marina.

    There is an entry fee of $100 per boat.

    Several cash prizes will be awarded following the fishing competition including a $1,000 guaranteed award, the first prize for snagging the largest fish.

    The second prize is $700, which is awarded to the person who catches the second largest fish.