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Today's Sports

  • Dolphins eliminated from NJCAA...

     After winning its opening-round game in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series this past weekend in Enid, Okla., the Brunswick Community College varsity baseball team dropped consecutive games and was eliminated from postseason play.

    BCC captured the Region X championship last week with a lopsided victory over Patrick Henry Community College (Va.) in the title game and advanced to the NJCAA World Series for the second time in four years.

  • Gentle resigns as West Brunswick...

     Kate Gentle, who guided West Brunswick’s varsity women’s lacrosse team to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in program history this spring, resigned from her post last week.

    Gentle, who is the only head women’s coach in West Brunswick history, has accepted the head coaching position at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School in South Carolina, she told the Beacon last week.

    Gentle guided the Lady Trojans to a 13-5 record, including an 8-4 mark in Mideastern Conference play, in 2018.

  • Sudan Daredevils prepare to host...

     I know many of you are excited about the flounder fishing season here in Brunswick County.

    Is there a better way to kickoff this year’s flatfish season than participating in the 35th Annual Flounder Tournament of the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club?

    I’ll let you be the judge of that.

    I spoke last week with Shriners Bob Gunter and Ron Jessie about this year’s event, which is scheduled for June 8-9 at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Weintraub helps lead growth of...

     SHALLOTTE — It’s easy to understand why Les Weintraub still loves baseball all these years later.

    He is a self-proclaimed “Bronx” kid who once, along with his two buddies, received a ride home from Yankee Stadium from former New York great Joe Pepitone.

  • Analyzing the risks of sport...

     One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting hurt.

  • Notable scores and highlights...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Brunswick Plantation MGA

  • Dolphins hammer PHCC in Region X...

     Dylan Holmes spent most of the Region X Tournament last week in Burlington serving as Brunswick Community College’s backup catcher.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn earned the majority of the starts behind the plate for Robbie Allen’s BCC club, but Holmes made his most significant opportunity count on the biggest stage.

    Holmes, who catches for Dolphins’ ace Trent Joiner, found himself in the starting lineup for the May 15 championship game against Patrick Henry Community College.

  • Trojans’ postseason run ends...

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick’s bid to secure a second consecutive trip to the 3A East Region finals came to a heartbreaking end Friday, May 18, in Shallotte as Cleveland seized an early lead and held off a pair of West Brunswick rallies for a 3-2 win, ending the Trojans’ season and 23-game winning streak.

    Cleveland’s Julia Wiggs struck out six batters in a complete-game effort and smacked a two-run home run in the top of the first inning for the Rams, who advanced to the regional finals.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick softball...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, snapped photos of West Brunswick's softball playoff games against Western Harnett on May 9 and Fike on May 11 in Shallotte. 

  • Beeler pitches Trojans into...

     SHALLOTTE – Junior right-hander Morgan Beeler wasn’t short on confidence following West Brunswick’s 9-0 second-round win over Fike High School on Friday, May 11, in Shallotte.

    “I think we’re going all the way,” Beeler said.

    If the diminutive flamethrower pitches the way she did against the Demons in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs, she might be right.