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Today's Sports

  • Caraway resigns as head...

     After 23 years as a high school wrestling head coach, West Brunswick’s Jimmy Caraway has resigned, the longtime coach told the Beacon on Wednesday, May 30.

    “I’m retiring from wrestling coaching,” he said. “I’m not retiring from my teaching position and not retiring totally from coaching.”

    Caraway informed West Brunswick athletic director Jimmy Fletcher of his intention to resign as the head wrestling coach May 29.

  • West Brunswick’s Fields to guide...

    Amanda Fields racked up a slew of accolades during an illustrious softball career. After cementing herself as one of the best softball players and pitchers in West Brunswick High School history, she had a standout career at Charleston Southern University (S.C.) before playing professionally, including a stint in Greece.

    Fields, the daughter of West Brunswick’s longtime softball coach Joe Noble, is now earning honors as a softball coach.

  • McDowell, Nicoll represent...

     Five Brunswick County high school baseball players were named to either the first- or second-team Mideastern Conference all-league squads.

    Junior Mason Phillips of South Brunswick was the only Brunswick County competitor represented on the Mideastern Conference first team, while four local athletes earned second-team accolades.

    Owen McDowell and Hunter Nicoll landed on the second-team squad, while North Brunswick’s Landen Wright and Zachary Kelly of South Brunswick also received second-team honors.

  • Team OIFC enjoys success at King...

     See photos from early June's King Master fishing tournament in Biloxi, Miss. Team Ocean Isle Fishing Center enjoyed a strong showing with a first-place overall aggregate standing. 

  • Allen reflects on solid BCC...

     Brunswick Community College’s baseball team recently returned home from Enid, Okla., after traveling halfway across the country for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series last week.

    The Dolphins earned a first-round victory before dropping their next two games to finish the 2018 campaign with a 30-24 overall record.

  • Bullock finishes campaign with...

     Jieem Bullock capped a successful sophomore season in track and field with a pair of top-six finishes at last month’s 3A track and field state championship meet at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.

    Bullock sprinted and hurdled his way to a third-place standing in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.64, while also finishing with a sixth-place ledger in the high jump event by clearing the 6-02.00 mark.

  • No floundering around at annual...

     Once again, the Sudan Daredevils put on quite a show.

    You may notice the name “Sudan Daredevils” and ask yourself, “Are those the men that ride the go-carts over the Tahoe and ramp in the Christmas parade?”

    You’d be exactly right.

    This is also the same group that organizes and hosts an annual flounder fishing tournament at Shallotte Point in early June.

    As usual, the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club and the Daredevils subgroup ran a fantastic event.

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Beeler named Mideastern...

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team recently completed one of the best seasons in program history.

    The Lady Trojans won 23 consecutive games after a March 13 loss to Ashley before dropping a 3-2 decision against Cleveland in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs two weeks ago.

    For their efforts, several Trojan players and the two co-head coaches received postseason accolades from the Mideastern Conference.

  • Gentle resigns as West Brunswick...

     Kate Gentle, who guided West Brunswick’s varsity women’s lacrosse team to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in program history this spring, resigned from her post last week.

    Gentle, who is the only head women’s coach in West Brunswick history, has accepted the head coaching position at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School in South Carolina, she told the Beacon last week.

    Gentle guided the Lady Trojans to a 13-5 record, including an 8-4 mark in Mideastern Conference play, in 2018.