•  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.



  •  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.

  •  What a week of wild weather we’ve had here in Brunswick County! There were gusty and cool conditions throughout the weekend followed by muggy tropical storm weather coming from potential tropical storm “10.” The indecisive weather has not only confused beachgoers on what to wear, but also has left our region’s fish disoriented as to what to do next.

  •  See next week's edition for photos of more local fishing action.

  •  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.