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Today's Sports

  • Beatty establishes new career...

     LELAND – What a difference a couple of nights makes.

    Just ask North Brunswick guard Davonte Beatty about how quickly things can change.

    Two nights after shooting a 5-of-21 from the field in a lopsided loss against Clinton, Beatty scored a career-high 30 points and knocked in five 3-pointers Friday, Nov. 30, in a 75-60 victory over visiting East Bladen.

  • Trojans take third in annual...

     SHALLOTTE – It didn’t take new West Brunswick wrestling coach Trent Taylor long to determine just how much the Caleb Hawkins Round Robin memorial tournament means to the school community.

    Taylor got his first taste of the annual event Saturday, Dec. 1, inside the West Brunswick High School gymnasium.

    The tournament is named for a West wrestler who died in his junior year of injuries he suffered as a passenger in an automobile wreck in May 2009.

  • Younts and Clarida lift Trojans...

     MURRELLS INLET – West Brunswick seized an 11-point halftime lead in a non-conference varsity boys’ basketball game against St. James (S.C.) on Nov. 28.

    After controlling the second quarter, it looked as if the Trojans might pull away from the Sharks in the second half.

    Instead, St. James used a 7-1 spurt to begin the third quarter, trimming the West Brunswick lead to 22-17 with more than six minutes left in the frame.

  • COLUMN: Chasing a fantasy...

     After narrowly missing the playoffs in my fantasy football league (Road to Glory) a year ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t leave anything on the table this season.

    I play in a league with my oldest brother and several of my closest friends, so it’s always a great time, but it’s much, much more fun when my team is successful.

    Fortunately, I had the right recipe for success this season.

    After racing out to a 2-0 start, my team stumbled a bit as I dropped to 3-3 with a loss in Week 6.

  • COLUMN: Reflections from the...

     Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Christmas rush is on. This also means that the NASCAR season, 38 races over 10 months, has come to an end with Joey Logano and his No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil team being crowned champion.

  • Thompson begins stint at North...

     Alvin Thompson has worked as a boys’ high school basketball coach for most of his professional career.

    His latest stop has put him in charge of the boys’ program at North Brunswick High School, which opened the 2018-19 campaign with a 56-44 victory over Dixon on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    “We had our football players for maybe two days of practice,” Thompson said. “I thought our kids played hard. That’s always a plus regardless of the outcome.”

  • Love earns NJCAA Player of the...

     Silas Love, a freshman forward for Brunswick Community College’s men’s basketball team, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 12-18.

    Love poured in a career-best 43 points and snared 11 rebounds in a 108-86 victory over West Oaks Academy Prep on Nov. 16 in the opening round of the Cape Fear Classic, which was played on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Love also chipped in five assists during his record-setting effort.

  • Scorpion girls’ coach hoping for...

     In the last two seasons, North Brunswick head girls’ basketball coach Travis Fortune has endured both ends of the coaching spectrum.

    He guided former North Brunswick star Taylor Perkins and Co. to a conference championship during the 2016-17 campaign before enduring a rough losing season a year ago in the Mideastern Conference.

    Fortune said the Scorpions will probably fall somewhere between the success of his two most recent teams during the 2018-19 season.

  • Sounding like a broken record as...

    I seem to always write a column during the middle of August about my excitement for the upcoming high school football season.

    As you all know, I’m a big football fan, but I genuinely love all of the fall sports I cover as sports editor here at The Brunswick Beacon.

    West Brunswick’s volleyball team improved tremendously from the beginning of the season until the final three weeks (packing eight regular-season games into the final two weeks of the regular season was great fun for everyone, I’m sure).

  • North Buncombe rolls Trojans in...

     West Brunswick’s men’s basketball team suffered a 39-point loss Saturday, Nov. 24, to North Buncombe in its season opener.

    The Trojans traveled to Asheville to compete against the Black Hawks in a Coaches vs. Cancer event, which was held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Asheville.

    North Buncombe raced out to a 28-7 advantage after one quarter and the Black Hawks never looked back, scoring 45 points in the first half alone, which was just shy of West Brunswick’s opponents’ points per game average last season.