https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Trojans and Scorpions impress at 32nd Annual Jamboree https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/trojans-and-scorpions-impress-32nd-annual-jamboree <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/deandre_clarida_sheds_tackler.jpg" alt="De&#039;Andre Clarida sheds a tackler and picks up five yards on a speed-option play in the first quarter of West Brunswick&#039;s scrimmage against Hoggard." title="De&#039;Andre Clarida sheds a tackler and picks up five yards on a speed-option play in the first quarter of West Brunswick&#039;s scrimmage against Hoggard." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;Editor&rsquo;s note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman&rsquo;s older brother.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> WILMINGTON &ndash; There weren&rsquo;t many folks who expected North Brunswick and West Brunswick to hang with 4A teams Laney and Hoggard, respectively, in last week&rsquo;s 32<sup>nd</sup> Annual BB&amp;T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.</p> <p> Laney clobbered North Brunswick when the teams met in last year&rsquo;s regular season and Hoggard handed West Brunswick a lopsisded loss in 2017, as well.</p> Leland All-Star team finishes World Series in second place https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/leland-all-star-team-finishes-world-series-second-place <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/leland_aaa_second_place.jpg" alt="The Leland National AAA All-Stars pose for a photo after finishing the 2018 Dixie Youth AAA World Series in second place. " title="The Leland National AAA All-Stars pose for a photo after finishing the 2018 Dixie Youth AAA World Series in second place. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;The Leland National AAA All-Star squad played in almost 20 games in the past two months.</p> <p> The group blazed through the District 5 tournament unscathed and emerged undefeated from the state tournament last month at Waccamaw Park in Ash.</p> <p> For the first time in tournament play, the Leland All-Stars dropped a game at the 2018 Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton.</p> Sandpiper Bay to host annual golf fundraiser Sept. 20 https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/sandpiper-bay-host-annual-golf-fundraiser-sept-20 <p> &nbsp;The headline says it all without saying much of anything.</p> <p> No, this isn&rsquo;t another column about the upcoming high school football season, but another annual occurrence around this time of year.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s time to start thinking about an annual fundraiser that&rsquo;s held at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club every year in September.</p> <p> The Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, with an 18-hole golf scramble, silent auction, putting contest and luncheon?</p> West Brunswick prepares for season opener against Socastee https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/west-brunswick-prepares-season-opener-against-socastee <p> &nbsp;Editor&rsquo;s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman&rsquo;s older brother.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> SHALLOTTE &ndash; Brett Hickman accepted the West Brunswick head coaching job in March and has worked since then to improve the program&rsquo;s culture.</p> <p> Hickman was pleased with his team&rsquo;s competitiveness during the BB&amp;T Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 10, at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.</p> Great fishing continues off coast of Brunswick County https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/great-fishing-continues-coast-brunswick-county <p> &nbsp;I looked back through my fishing reports of years past and I couldn&rsquo;t find any reference or mention that compares to the consistently good King mackerel fishing we&rsquo;ve had this entire summer. And usually as I expect things to slow down a bit in August, they&rsquo;re actually getting better. The pogies are plentiful on the beach, the weather is decent and the fishing is great.</p> Washington wins national championship in two events https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/washington-wins-national-championship-two-events <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jayhlen_washington_long_jump.jpg" alt="Jayhlen Washington" title="Jayhlen Washington" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;Jayhlen Washington has added a pair of accomplishments to an already sterling track and field career.</p> <p> The former North Brunswick star who claimed 18 individual state titles in outdoor and indoor track and field state meets as a member of the Scorpions captured the long jump and triple jump titles at the Junior Olympic Track &amp; Field Championships two weeks ago in Greensboro.</p> <p> Washington, a member of the Cape Fear Flyers, claimed titles in the long jump (23-11) and triple jump (50-11.5), in his last attempt in both events.</p> Pardee optimistic in second year leading Trojan volleyball squad https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/pardee-optimistic-second-year-leading-trojan-volleyball-squad <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0704_0.jpg" alt="Marc Pardee guides his team through an intrasquad scrimmage during a July 26 summer workout at West Brunswick High School. Pardee’s squad finished the 2017 season with a 5-18 overall record, including a 4-10 mark in league play." title="Marc Pardee guides his team through an intrasquad scrimmage during a July 26 summer workout at West Brunswick High School. Pardee’s squad finished the 2017 season with a 5-18 overall record, including a 4-10 mark in league play." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;SHALLOTTE &ndash; West Brunswick&rsquo;s varsity volleyball team graduated four key seniors from last year&rsquo;s team that finished 4-18 and in sixth place in the difficult Mideastern Conference.</p> <p> Second-year head coach Marc Pardee is tasked with finding replacements for Kesha Driggers, Payton Roberts, Cierra Watts and Morgan Wayne, a quartet that played together on the varsity squad for more than two seasons.</p> <p> A year after finishing with a 4-10 league record, Pardee is looking forward to watching his 2018 team improve and develop.</p> Halftime: Appreciating weather that leads to excellent fishing conditions https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/halftime-appreciating-weather-leads-excellent-fishing-conditions <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/blakely_mahi.jpg" alt="Seven-year-old Blakely McMullan poses with the first Mahi Mahi she’s ever caught. McMullan caught the fish in 55 feet of water off Ocean Isle Beach. " title="Seven-year-old Blakely McMullan poses with the first Mahi Mahi she’s ever caught. McMullan caught the fish in 55 feet of water off Ocean Isle Beach. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;And just like that the first half of summer is behind us. Summer holds different meanings and memories for everyone that calls the Brunswick County coast home. At this stage in my life it means surviving the intensity of the tourist season.</p>