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Today's Sports

  • Campers ride waves and learn...

     Marty Mentzer and Jesse McCrery have operated the Ocean Isle Beach Surf Camp longer than some of this year’s campers have been alive.

    Mentzer and McCrery, co-directors of the camp, teach campers ocean safety, surfing and environmental awareness to children in a fun environment, Mentzer said.

    Through two weeks of OIB Surf Camp, more than 20 children have attended the weeklong outings. Mentzer and McCrery awarded OIB Surf Camp’s 2018 J. Paul Smith Scholarship to Shallotte Middle School student Avery Clemmons.

  • Leland National captures...

     Leland National earned a clean sweep in last week’s District 5 Dixie Youth tournaments in the coach pitch, Minors (AAA) and Majors divisions.

    Multiple rain and lightning delays interrupted play June 25-26, but that couldn’t stop a trio of Leland National teams from capturing District 5 championships in last week’s tournament play at Leland Town Park.

  • Carolina National to host 2018...

    Carolina National Golf Club has hosted hundreds of golf tournaments throughout its rich history.

    The club can now add The Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions to its list as the Supply venue will play host to the annual competition pitting men’s and women’s club champions in Brunswick County against each other in a November two-day event.

    The 2018 Tournament of Champions is scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, with play beginning Nov. 10 about 9:30 a.m.

  • Hickman building culture and...

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is the older brother of Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman.

     

    SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity football team under first-year head coach Brett Hickman got its first taste of competition against other schools last weekend.

    The Trojans traveled to Wallace to compete in the Jeremiah Castille Character Camp, a 7-on-7 passing camp event that featured a handful of the top teams in southeastern North Carolina.

  • Davis aims to improve North...

     When Bryan Davis accepted his first head coaching position at Southwest Guilford in High Point several years ago, he inherited North Carolina’s longest active high school football losing streak.

    Playing against the likes of Dudley, Parkland, Glenn, Northeast Guilford and Andrews, Davis had his work cut out for him in a highly competitive region in The Tar Heel State.

    Davis faces a similar task at North Brunswick after accepting the head coaching position for the Scorpions in March.

  • Johnson leads West roundballers...

     West Brunswick’s varsity basketball team has had quite a June.

    The Trojans are competing in this weekend’s East Coast Invitational in Jacksonville against some of the best teams in North Carolina, including 2017 2A state champion Forest Hills and 4A state runner-up Heritage.

  • Trojans attend FCA team camp at...

     First-year head coach Brett Hickman has already diagnosed a problem with his West Brunswick football team.  

    Following a three-day Eastern North Carolina Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Team Camp at the University of Mount Olive last weekend, Hickman said he can already tell his squad struggles with mental preparation.

  • Medlin cherishes opportunity to...

     North Brunswick head baseball coach Dustin Medlin finished his school’s baseball season in early May.

    After a disappointing season for the Scorpions on the diamond, Medlin had the opportunity to coach some of the best players in southeastern North Carolina during the Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase last week in Greensboro.

    Medlin, a North Brunswick alum and former county player of the year, assisted former Topsail head coach Aaron Rimer on the Region 2 team that featured a trio of Brunswick County players.

  • Krofchick, crew of “Lil’ John”...
  • Junior Team OIFC squad secures...

     I’m continuing my recap of the June 15-16 Jolly Mon King Classic, an annual fishing tournament based out of Ocean Isle Beach. Sure, we’ve talked about the Jolly Mon in great detail for the last two weeks, but this is a story you probably didn’t hear or read about.