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  •  Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself, Coach Saffos.

  •  Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer and a day often regarded as one of rest and a time to party. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations and their contributions to the U.S. economy. The first Labor Day was held in 1882 when parades were intended to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. 

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

     

     

    Brick Landing Ladies

  •  See photos from the Aug. 25 event at Sunset Beach Fishing Pier. 

  •  Scroll through the slideshow to see pictures from West Brunswick soccer's shutout victory Aug. 29 over South Columbus.

  •  The West Brunswick High School varsity volleyball team lost its first four games of the 2017 season and had won only one of 13 sets before a conference match Aug. 29 at Topsail.

    The Trojans pushed their way into the win column in their first Mideastern 3A/4A Conference contest of the season with a 25-19, 13-25, 25-11, 28-26 victory over the Pirates last week in Hampstead.

    Senior setter Payton Roberts led the Trojans (1-6, 1-1) with 16 assists, six aces, a pair of blocks and three kills in the victory.

  •  SHALLOTTE – The North Myrtle Beach High School (S.C) varsity football team entered Monday night’s contest against Shallotte as the No. 3 ranked team in Class 4A football in the Palmetto State.

    The Chiefs justified that ranking and then some with a 38-12 victory Monday, Sept. 4, over the West Brunswick Trojans at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The game was originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1, but West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher moved the game to Thursday, Sept. 1, due to a bad weather forecast on Friday.

  •  SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity boys’ soccer team improved to 3-1 with an undefeated week.

    The Trojans defeated the South Columbus Stallions on Aug. 29 before handing the Whiteville Wolfpack a loss Aug. 30. West Brunswick capped its perfect week with a 3-0 victory Friday, Sept. 1, over South Columbus in Tabor City.

  •  Perhaps the only thing I enjoy more than football is fantasy football.

    That’s right. Three drafts are in the books for the 2017-18 season and here’s hoping I’ll be laying claim to at least a couple of championship trophies by the time Christmas rolls around.

    I’m going to break down my rosters for our readers and I’d appreciate constructive feedback. Tell me what you think by emailing shickman@brunswickbeacon.com.

  •  LELAND - The South Brunswick High School Cougar volleyball team defeated North Brunswick in a conference volleyball match Thursday, Aug. 31.

  •  As much as I love college and professional sports, there’s something special about high school athletics.

    I don’t know if it’s the innocence, the purity or the joy of a bunch of 14-to-17-year-olds working together on a playing field or if it’s something else.

  •  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 Ocean Isle Beach resident and former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offensive lineman John Surigao.

     

    Q: Here comes the token opening line. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

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

     

    Beachcombers

  •  West Brunswick head coach Kelly Williamson, left, and North Carolina Farm Bureau agency manager Rodney Brown, right, present West Brunswick running back Jacary Bethel with the player of the week award. Bethel, a senior running back and linebacker for the Trojans, racked up 80 rushing yards on 12 carries and a touchdown during West Brunswick’s season-opening loss Aug. 18 against Socastee.

  •  Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from Friday night's varsity football game between the West Brunswick Trojans and Whiteville Wolfpack. Whiteville earned a 29-28 victory on a late two-point conversion. Michelle Caulk contributed the photos.

  •  Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last weekend's opening games.

  •  BOILING SPRING LAKES – Despite an impressive performance on the offensive side of the ball, South Brunswick High School’s varsity football is still searching for its first win following a 39-36 defeat Friday, Aug. 25, at the hands of the West Bladen Knights.

    The Cougars (0-2) reeled off 21 straight points during a first-half onslaught in which South seized control of the game, but the Knights outscored the host team 32-15 in the game’s final 30 minutes.