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Today's Sports

  • Feb. 8: Sports briefs

     Waccamaw Athletic Association holding Dixie Youth registration

    The Waccamaw Athletic Association is holding Dixie Youth Baseball registrations on Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waccamaw Community Building at 5855 Waccamaw School Rd. NW in Ash. Prospective registrants are asked to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to registration.

     

    Local First Tee offering PLAYER Card

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Boatwright enjoys successful...
  • Treffinger: February fishing...

    Believe it or not, February is finally here. Amidst the snow, sleet, high winds and the abnormal 65-degree sunny day, opportunities to go fishing offshore have been slim to none the past few weeks. Whether you’re a hardcore backwater angler or a novice offshore angler, the weather has not been conducive to spend the day fishing. However, there has been a handful of courageous fishermen who have bundled up and ventured offshore and have done surprisingly well.

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick varsity...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, snapped shots of North Brunswick's varsity basketball games last week against West Brunswick in Shallotte. 

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, captured photos from last week's varsity basketball games between county rivals West Brunswick and South Brunswick. 

  • New Hanover holds off Trojans in...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered last week’s game against New Hanover, which is unbeaten in Mideastern Conference play, with essentially nothing to lose.

    The Trojans played like it for 26 of the game’s 32 minutes, but the final six minutes proved pivotal in a 70-57 New Hanover victory.

  • Officials are the most unpopular...

     Bob Gardner, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and Que Tucker, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, released the following op-ed piece last week. I’ve included it in its entirety in this week’s column.

    From Gardner and Tucker, “They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers fall...

     FAYETTEVILLE – West Brunswick wrestlers fell one win shy of a spot in last weekend’s state championship dual.

    While the Trojans fell two wins short of the ultimate team goal, the West grapplers completed one of the best single seasons in school history with a 24-3 record and a trip to the 3A East Regional finals.

    Orange, a traditional powerhouse wrestling program in the Tar Heel State, defeated West Brunswick 41-31 in the region’s championship match Thursday, Feb. 1, at Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville.

  • Trojan girls split pair of...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick entered a Friday, Feb. 2, home game against New Hanover with a chance to finish the night tied for third place in the Mideastern Conference.

    Instead, the Wildcats dealt the Trojans one of their most lopsided losses of the season in a 67-33 decision.

    West Brunswick (14-8, 7-5) didn’t have a single player reach double figures in scoring and never threated New Hanover after falling behind by 10 points before the halftime break.