Today's Sports

  • Cougars shock North on last-...

     LELAND – After falling behind 7-0 early in the second quarter, North Brunswick’s varsity football team battled back Nov. 6 in a rivalry game against South Brunswick and claimed a 14-7 lead late in the first half.

    Even after the Cougars tied the game in the second half and took a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, North Brunswick still had its chances to win.

  • Hewett’s heroics hand Trojans 24...

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


    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity football team found itself in a precarious situation in a Mideastern Conference game against Laney on Thursday, Oct. 25.

    The Bucs scored on their opening possession and then recovered a surprise onside kick, staking Laney to a first-and-10 inside West Brunswick territory with a seven-point lead less than three minutes into the game.

  • Trojans cap 2018 league schedule...

     SHALLOTTE – It was only fitting that a senior enjoyed perhaps his best game of the 2018 season in his final game in front of the home fans.

    Alex Younts, a four-year player on West Brunswick’s varsity soccer game, scored a goal and facilitated two more in the final Mideastern Conference contest of his career in the Trojans’ 4-1 win over county rival South Brunswick on Thursday, Oct. 25, inside M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • West and North notch top-20...

     The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at North Brunswick and West Brunswick high schools earned top-20 finishes at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A East Regional meet Saturday, Oct. 27, in Rocky Mount.

    West Brunswick had four runners on its boys’ team place in the top 100 of the region to secure a 17th-place finish in the team competition.

    Ethan Reed posted the Trojans’ best time with a 19:05.78 mark that earned him a 64th-place standing.

  • 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. 3-4, with play beginning Nov. 10 about 9:30 a.m.

  • Magbie’s mad dash secures...

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


    WILMINGTON – It took almost two months, but West Brunswick’s varsity football team is a winner again.

    The Trojans overcame a seven-point halftime deficit and another six-point deficit in the third quarter to snare a 20-13 win Oct. 16 over Ashley.

  • Sports editor Sam Hickman stars...

     The fake movie title I used in the headline probably wouldn’t draw many folks to the box office.

    It seems innocuous enough, right?

    After all, I’ve spent many, many Thursdays roaming the athletic fields at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte throughout my lifetime.

    From 2002-05, I spent most of those days playing varsity soccer or tennis for hours and hours after school whether it was practice or game competition.

  • Trojan volleyball squad earns...

     SHALLOTTE – After starting the season with an 0-10 record, it would’ve been understandable if West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team mailed it in during the final week-and-a-half of the 2018 regular season.

    The Trojans did the exact opposite and produced their best volleyball of the season during the season’s final two weeks as West Brunswick notched three wins in its final six games, including a pair of wins in the final week of the regular season.

  • Trojans, Scorpions compete in...

     Long-distance runners from North Brunswick and West Brunswick high schools ran in the 2018 Mideastern Conference Cross Country Championships on Oct. 18 at Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington.

    North Brunswick earned a pair of seventh-place finishes as a team while West Brunswick finished the girls’ and boys’ runs in eighth place.

    Laney’s Natalie Tyner captured the individual title in the girls’ race while Paxton Chitty of Ashley finished in second place and Sloane Fleming-Hickey of Hoggard in third.

  • Going Beyond the Pink staffers...

     SUNSET BEACH – Not even the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Michael could stop more than one hundred people from gathering at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club last week.

    Pink-clad golfers and other supporters met Oct. 10 at the Sunset Beach club for a nine-hole golf fundraiser to support Going Beyond the Pink, an organization based in southeastern North Carolina to aid individuals who are battling or who have battled breast cancer.