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Today's Sports

  • Scorpions drop to 0-2 after loss...

     After dropping its season-opening game 41-7 against Whiteville, North Brunswick traveled to Socastee (S.C.) trying to reverse its fortune early in the season.

    The Braves raced out to a 20-0 first-half lead over the Scorpions, but North Brunswick under first-year head coach Bryan Davis rallied to pull within one possession twice in the second half.

    Ultimately, Socastee returned a fumble for a touchdown to seal North Brunswick’s fate in the fourth quarter in a 39-20 Braves’ victory.

  • West Brunswick volleyball squad...

     

    West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team stumbled out of the gate, responded to win the third set but ultimately fell in four sets to drop its 2018 season opener against Whiteville.

    The Wolfpack stormed ahead in the first set and seized a 25-19 victory before securing a hard-fought 25-22 decision in the second set.

    West Brunswick dominated play in the third set and claimed a 25-14 victory before dropping the fourth and final stanza 25-21 to fall to 0-1 on the season.

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from North Brunswick's home varsity volleyball match against Trask last week in Leland. 

  • Looking forward to yet another...

     America’s largest nationwide golf fundraiser, Patriot Golf Day, is right around the corner. Professionals from Crow Creek and Brick Landing are among those helping to raise funds.

  • West Brunswick set for non-...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick committed three turnovers and several self-inflicted mistakes in a Friday, Aug. 17, victory over Socastee (S.C.).

    First-year head coach Brett Hickman knows his squad won’t be able to overcome similar transgressions against Whiteville, which opened its 2018 season with a resounding 41-7 win over North Brunswick last Friday.

  • North volleyball squad drops...

     North Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the 2018 season after dropping its first two non-conference games of the campaign last week.

    Trask raced out to a 10-1 lead in the first set of a Thursday, Aug. 16, non-conference matchup and the Scorpions couldn’t recover from the early deficit.

  • Therrien’s stingy goalkeeping...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity soccer team improved to 2-1 after securing a pair of shutouts to cap a strong opening week.

    The Trojans opened the 2018 campaign with a 2-1 loss against perennial power Jacksonville on Aug. 15, but rebounded with two 2-0 wins.

    West Brunswick knocked off Whiteville in its first road game of the season Aug. 16 before earning a clean sheet against North Lincoln at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte on Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Simmons’ remarkable debut leads...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – Prior to last Friday night, junior running back Austin Simmons had never logged a single rush attempt at the varsity level.

    Some two hours after West Brunswick opened its 2018 varsity football season against Socastee (S.C.), Simmons had 44 carries to his name.

    He made them count.

  • Great fishing continues off...

     I looked back through my fishing reports of years past and I couldn’t find any reference or mention that compares to the consistently good King mackerel fishing we’ve had this entire summer. And usually as I expect things to slow down a bit in August, they’re actually getting better. The pogies are plentiful on the beach, the weather is decent and the fishing is great.

  • West Brunswick prepares for...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – Brett Hickman accepted the West Brunswick head coaching job in March and has worked since then to improve the program’s culture.

    Hickman was pleased with his team’s competitiveness during the BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 10, at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.