https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sports/rss.xml en Scorpions win second straight; Trojans fall to Hoggard https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/scorpions-win-second-straight-trojans-fall-hoggard <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nb_football_1b.jpg" alt="Kwesi Clarke" title="Kwesi Clarke" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<em>Editor&rsquo;s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is the older brother of Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You couldn&rsquo;t tell North Brunswick&rsquo;s defense hadn&rsquo;t played a snap of varsity football in almost a month during last week&rsquo;s Mideastern Conference opener against Ashley.</p> <p> The Scorpions stoned the Screaming Eagles for four quarters and pitched a shutout for the first time this season as North claimed an early lead, one it wouldn&rsquo;t relinquish in a 20-0 victory.</p> Trojan volleyball squad aiming for first win https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/trojan-volleyball-squad-aiming-first-win <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/katelyn_fulford_volleyball_1b.jpg" alt="Katelyn Fulford" title="Katelyn Fulford" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;West Brunswick&rsquo;s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first victory of the 2018 campaign after dropping a pair of matches in its return to competitive action after a long layoff.</p> <p> After missing nearly a month due to Hurricane Florence, the Trojans returned to the hardwood Oct. 3 against South Brunswick.</p> <p> The Cougars defeated West Brunswick 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 in a four-set affair.</p> <p> Topsail defeated the Trojans 25-10, 25-9, 25-17 on Oct. 4 as the Trojans dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in Mideastern Conference play.</p> Cardwell wins U.S. Open tournament; Fall Brawl slated for this weekend https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/cardwell-wins-us-open-tournament-fall-brawl-slated-weekend <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/u.s._open_kmt_1b.jpg" alt="Dieter Cardwell and his Tide Line Fishing Team mates captured the first-place prize at last weekend’s U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. The squad reeled in a 37.20-pound King and earned more than $107,000 in prize money. " title="Dieter Cardwell and his Tide Line Fishing Team mates captured the first-place prize at last weekend’s U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament. The squad reeled in a 37.20-pound King and earned more than $107,000 in prize money. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;The annual Fall Brawl King Mackerel Tournament will be hosted at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend, right on the heels of the recently-completed U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament in Southport.</p> <p> Registration and the captain&rsquo;s meeting for the 2018 Fall Brawl King Classic will be held Friday, Oct. 12, with competition beginning on Saturday, Oct. 13, and ending Sunday, Oct. 14.</p> Once again, Brick Landing golf course open for business https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/once-again-brick-landing-golf-course-open-business <p> &nbsp;OCEAN ISLE BEACH &ndash; There&rsquo;s nothing quite like hosting your club championship less than a week after re-opening to the public.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s exactly what happened at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club in the last two weeks, when head golf professional Trey Ernstes and his staff re-opened the course Friday, Sept. 21, and then played host to the club championship Thursday, Sept. 27.</p> <p> The course closed June 29 to re-build its greens and complete other projects around the course.</p> Williams defeats Duke in PBA50 Storm Invitational finals https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/williams-defeats-duke-pba50-storm-invitational-finals <p> &nbsp;A pair of bowling legends met in the finals of the PBA50 Storm Invitational that took place in Shallotte last weekend.</p> <p> Bowling hall of famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Norm Duke met in the championship showdown with Williams Jr. emerging victorious with a 259-237 win in the final match.</p> <p> The event, which was broadcasted live on FloBowling, showcased the top 14 bowlers this season on the PBA50 Tour. Although a PBA50 Tour title was not awarded through the Storm Invitational, it did feature a first-place prize of $10,000.</p> High school fall sports schedules revised post-Florence https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/high-school-fall-sports-schedules-revised-post-florence <p> &nbsp;Brunswick County Schools students have missed more than three weeks of school after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of southeastern North Carolina in mid-September.</p> <p> Due to the missed time, local high school coaches and athletic directors have worked with local athletic directors, conference officials and North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) authorities to reschedule games that were postponed during and after Hurricane Florence.</p> Local event will bring bowling legends to Shallotte https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/local-event-will-bring-bowling-legends-shallotte <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/duke_norm2.jpg" alt="PBA legend Norm Duke is expected to compete in this weekend’s PBA50 Storm Invitational, a 14-person bowling tournament at Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte. " title="PBA legend Norm Duke is expected to compete in this weekend’s PBA50 Storm Invitational, a 14-person bowling tournament at Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte. " align="left" hspace="6" width="246" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The PBA50 Storm Invitational is a new end-of-season tournament for 12 elite &ldquo;seniors&rdquo; stars who excelled during the 2018 PBA season.</p> <p> Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte will play host to this year&rsquo;s event, which is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30.</p> Inshore fishing heating up after Hurricane Florence makes landfall https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/inshore-fishing-heating-after-hurricane-florence-makes-landfall <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hardcastle_taylor_prince.jpeg" alt="Mark Hardcastle, Bobby Taylor and Cass Prince pose with seven wahoo they caught while fishing on the boat Rent Money in the waters off Brunswick County. The trio’s biggest fish topped the scales at more than 60 pounds. " title="Mark Hardcastle, Bobby Taylor and Cass Prince pose with seven wahoo they caught while fishing on the boat Rent Money in the waters off Brunswick County. The trio’s biggest fish topped the scales at more than 60 pounds. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The inshore fishing hasn&rsquo;t missed a beat since Florence came through. In fact, I&rsquo;d say it has gotten better. Inshore fish, and in particular red drum, spend much of their lives in brackish and at times even fresh water. Our area&rsquo;s waters are obviously being affected by all the river runoff from Florence&rsquo;s heavy rainfall. It has turned the inshore and nearshore waters a dark brown.</p>