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Today's Sports

  • A successful trip with Capt....

     Linda Gillis of Shallotte, Tony Stanley of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Kerry Moyer of Harrod, Ohio, show off the keeper trout they reeled in after a cold and windy fishing trip. They were fishing the canals of Ocean Isle Beach with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service. They used artificial bait and reeled in a total of 16 trout during the trip. 

  • Trojan girls place third in...

     The Dixon High School Christmas Tournament was a war of attrition of sorts for West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball team.

    The Trojans weren’t at full strength in any of the team’s three tournament games.

    Despite the injuries and missing a player due to a pre-planned family vacation, West Brunswick collected a pair of wins and a third-place finish in the three-day event.

  • Mooney chronicles West Brunswick...

     David Mooney is a man I’d call the unofficial historian of West Brunswick High School basketball.

    He actually used to cover the Trojans for the Beacon. He called me one day last week after reading one of my game recap stories in the Beacon about West Brunswick holding the ball for nearly the entire third quarter against Cape Fear Academy in a high school basketball contest.

    He told me that was not unprecedented for a local high school game. North Brunswick had tried the same strategy about 45 years ago against the Trojans (to no avail, it turns out).

  • Fishing group braves wintry...

     Keith Rumsey, John Holmes and Jeff Rumsey braved the winter elements during a recent fishing trip. They are posing with a catch of four wahoo, four blackfin tuna and one skipjack tuna. The three men made the catches while fishing with Capt. Derek Treffinger aboard the OIFC Carolina Cat.

  • Trojan boys’ squad finishes...

     West Brunswick celebrated a 36-point win over East Columbus last week in the championship game of the Holiday Classic at Brunswick Community College.

    The team’s two games in a holiday tournament at Draughn High School in Valdese were much closer than the Trojans’ blowout victory over the Gators a week ago.

    First-year head coach Ty Johnson’s squad dropped a tight contest against Draughn, the host team, before knocking off Johnson’s alma mater, North Wilkes High School, in a third-place game Thursday, Dec. 28.

  • West Brunswick basketball games...

    The varsity high school basketball games scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 3, between West Brunswick and North Brunswick have been postponed.

    With a winter storm approaching, Brunswick County Schools officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, that schools would be closed on Wednesday.

    The games will be rescheduled, but a date has not been determined, West Brunswick athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

  • Local First Tee offering PLAYER...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is now selling a 2018 PLAYER Card. The card unlocks tremendous value by providing major discounts on green fees at nearly 30 premier courses throughout Brunswick County and, for the first time, a 20-percent discount on the purchase of top brand golf balls through usedgolfballrecovery.com.

    The PLAYER card provides access to more golf opportunities while “protecting your pocketbook,” according to a First Tee news release issued last week.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Calabash Three Putts

    Results from Dec. 18 at Crow Creek. Bernie Solich secured a first-place finish with a +7 mark, while Pat Eagan, Dave Dunbar and Wayne Averill tied for second place with a +4 ½ ledger. Andy Turlington won the closest-to-the-pin competition on No. 6. Billy Harder was closest to the pin on No. 13.

     

    Carolina Bogey Busters

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from West Brunswick's 77-41 win over East Columbus in last week's Holiday Classic title game inside the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College. 

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick varsity...

     Photographer Jim Moore took pictures at the 2nd Annual Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Holiday Classic high school basketball tournament last week at Brunswick Community College.