Today's Sports

  • Cardwell wins U.S. Open...

     The annual Fall Brawl King Mackerel Tournament will be hosted at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend, right on the heels of the recently-completed U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament in Southport.

    Registration and the captain’s meeting for the 2018 Fall Brawl King Classic will be held Friday, Oct. 12, with competition beginning on Saturday, Oct. 13, and ending Sunday, Oct. 14.

  • Once again, Brick Landing golf...

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH – There’s nothing quite like hosting your club championship less than a week after re-opening to the public.

    That’s exactly what happened at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club in the last two weeks, when head golf professional Trey Ernstes and his staff re-opened the course Friday, Sept. 21, and then played host to the club championship Thursday, Sept. 27.

    The course closed June 29 to re-build its greens and complete other projects around the course.

  • Scorpions win second straight;...

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


    You couldn’t tell North Brunswick’s defense hadn’t played a snap of varsity football in almost a month during last week’s Mideastern Conference opener against Ashley.

    The Scorpions stoned the Screaming Eagles for four quarters and pitched a shutout for the first time this season as North claimed an early lead, one it wouldn’t relinquish in a 20-0 victory.

  • Trojan volleyball squad aiming...

     West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first victory of the 2018 campaign after dropping a pair of matches in its return to competitive action after a long layoff.

    After missing nearly a month due to Hurricane Florence, the Trojans returned to the hardwood Oct. 3 against South Brunswick.

    The Cougars defeated West Brunswick 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 in a four-set affair.

    Topsail defeated the Trojans 25-10, 25-9, 25-17 on Oct. 4 as the Trojans dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in Mideastern Conference play.

  • Williams defeats Duke in PBA50...

     A pair of bowling legends met in the finals of the PBA50 Storm Invitational that took place in Shallotte last weekend.

    Bowling hall of famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Norm Duke met in the championship showdown with Williams Jr. emerging victorious with a 259-237 win in the final match.

    The event, which was broadcasted live on FloBowling, showcased the top 14 bowlers this season on the PBA50 Tour. Although a PBA50 Tour title was not awarded through the Storm Invitational, it did feature a first-place prize of $10,000.

  • High school fall sports...

     Brunswick County Schools students have missed more than three weeks of school after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of southeastern North Carolina in mid-September.

    Due to the missed time, local high school coaches and athletic directors have worked with local athletic directors, conference officials and North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) authorities to reschedule games that were postponed during and after Hurricane Florence.

  • Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting...

    Start wagging your tails! It’s the most “wonderfurful” time of year in the southeastern Carolinas! Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. marks the 23rd annual Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade in what I consider the friendliest coastal town in the world, Calabash, North Carolina! Before I share how fun and entertaining this year will be, let’s briefly revisit the event’s history.

  • Smiths’ Dove Hunt attracts quite...

     I’ve got to be perfectly honest with all of you.

    I’ve never been one that was big on the hunting and fishing scene in Brunswick County.

    Most weeks when I begin reading the fishing report from our esteemed columnists Brant McMullan, Barrett McMullan and Austin Aycock, I might as well be reading something in another language.

    I don’t know anything about fishing and I sure as heck don’t know anything about hunting.

  • Trojans drop non-conference tilt...

     SHALLOTTE – Dixon High School is a 2A high school in the small town of Holly Ridge with fewer students than 3A West Brunswick.

    However, Dixon solidified its stature as one of the best boys’ soccer programs in North Carolina with a 3-0 win over the Trojans, who entered the Sept. 6 contest riding a seven-game winning streak.

    Dixon scored a trio of first-half goals, all of which occurred in the final 25 minutes of the frame, to build a 3-0 lead and held the Trojans scoreless for the shutout victory.

  • West runners secure second...

     West Brunswick’s boys’ cross country team is off to a hot start.

    For the second time in as many matches, the Trojans earned a team victory, this time in a clash of three Brunswick County high schools.

    The Trojans had four runners finish in the top 10 and edged North Brunswick in a three-team meet than also featured South Brunswick.

    Ryan Phelan, for the second consecutive meet, earned a top-three finish with a second-place standing and Ethan Reed finished the county meet in third place for the Trojans.