•  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.

  • Meadowlands Golf Club is currently celebrating its 20th year of existence. The 18-hole course near the border of North Carolina and South Carolina border has celebrated the event each month this year with an outing for members. Club officials are inviting golfers to celebrate with them on Sept. 20 as Meadowlands is offering lunch and nine-hole rounds paired with hole-in-one prizes and much more, according to a news release issued Aug. 3.

  •  The Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church held its 17th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on July 17 at the Rees Jones Course in Sea Trail. The group raised $10,200 and distributed the proceeds to local South Brunswick charities. Recipients of the money raised were Brunswick Christian Recovery Center ($2,000), Brunswick Family Assistance ($2,000), Providence Home ($1,000), Matthew’s Ministry ($1,000), Brunswick County Street Reach ($2,000), Hope Harbor Home ($1,000), the Pastor’s Special Assistance Fund ($1,000), and the First Tee of Brunswick County ($200). 

  •  Blakely McMullan, a 6-year-old from Ocean Isle Beach, recently secured first-place finishes at the Wilmington Swim League Championships at Cape Fear Country Club.

    McMullan was a team member of the Southport/Oak Island Marlins swim team this summer. The season began in May and concluded at the championships, which were held the last week of July. The Wilmington Swim League is comprised of 13 teams, including the Marlins and 12 teams from the Wilmington area.

  • Not much has changed with fishing here in Brunswick County. Last week our region did experience a push of cooler weather that ignited a short-lived beachfront king mackerel bite. Other than that run, it has been all about the summertime heat. For some, these hot, humid conditions might mean good days to lay on the beach and tan, but for fishermen, it means tough fishing.

  •  Anthony “Bubba” McCray recently competed in the 2017 East-West All-Star Game. During that game, he took a handoff around the left side and scampered for 37 yards, the longest carry of the contest for his East squad.

    Football fans in Shallotte are going to miss the sight of McCray blazing past defenders, his dreadlocks flopping in the wind on the way to a 60-yard touchdown run.

    You see, West Brunswick High School football is back, but McCray is gone.

  •  WILMINGTON - Three county high school football teams have waited an entire offseason for this night.

    The 31st Annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off the 2017 high school football season Friday night at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    West Brunswick squares off against New Hanover in the first scrimmage contest of the evening, while county foes North Brunswick and South Brunswick meet in the third tilt.

    Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the first scrimmage begins at 5:30 p.m.