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Today's Sports

  • Zacek throws ‘strange’ no-hitter...

     LELAND—David Zacek threw a six-inning no-hitter as North Brunswick beat South Columbus 11-1 March 29.
     “It was kind of a strange performance,” North coach Randy Fennell said. Zacek “cruised through the first,” Fennell said, but in the second inning, “his demeanor looked liked he was a totally different person.”
    Zacek walked four batters, giving South Columbus its only run. Zack eventually ended the inning with no more runs, but not before Fennell had talked to him.

  • Senior Games, Special Olympics...

    Staff Report

    The 24th Annual Gator Senior Games and SilverArts will begin at noon April 11 at Town Creek Park with the official lighting of the Senior Games torch by guest speaker U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre. Highlights also include a performance by the Brunswick County Gator and Gatorettes cheer team.

  • Trojans, Cougars win conference...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team improved to 4-4 in the conference by beating North Brunswick and West Bladen last week.
    The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team improved to 7-0 in the conference and 13-1 overall by winning three duals last week. South is seeking its third straight conference title and has five conference matches left. Summaries are below.
    West Brunswick 6
    North Brunswick 3
    March 27

  • BCTA has first junior tennis open

    David Stackhouse from Southport won the boys’ 16s singles tournament at the first Brunswick County Junior Tennis Open last weekend at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    The event was the first USTA-sanctioned junior tourney in the county and drew more than 55 players. Brunswick County Tennis Association, Sunset Properties, D&D Tennis and Papa Johns sponsored the tourney. Joan Cox was tournament referee and Ron Watts was tournament director.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    HumpDay Fun: Amy Harrelson 257-246-207-710, Jeff Kelly 236-222-650, Jeff Harrelson 237-204-617, Scott Broadway 224-203-610, Randy Brown 226, Ed Lunski 213, Ed Ambrose 210, Susan McCall 211-513, Brian Formyduval 207, Lonnie Perryman 206, Randy Lingerfelt 204, Glen Gray 204, Mike Kuapushinsky 203, Bill Raphael 201, Zach Bailey 201, Gene Marshburn Jr 200, Sam Harris 200.

  • Hensley, Trojan golfers second...

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    St. James Plantation Founders Club hosted the Waccamaw Conference boys’ golf tournament March 26. In beautiful weather, the West Brunswick High School men’s team finished second with 324 strokes. The Trojans were beat out for first by West Bladen with 310 strokes. Blake Baysden, who carded a 71 and finished first, led the Knights.
    South Brunswick was third at 362 and North Brunswick fourth at 396 in the seven-team tourney.

  • West baseball loses for first...

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick High School baseball team lost for the first time in the conference this season, falling 5-4 to Whiteville on April 3.

    Jesse Simmons and Markel Jones hit back-to-back home runs with one out in the third inning for the Trojans (6-1), but Whiteville scored all of its runs on home runs: Jacob Long hit a three-run home run, Zack Brown followed with a home run with two outs in the first inning and winning pitcher Hunter Smith hit was proved to be the winning home run in the fifth inning.

  • West baseball loses for first...

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick High School baseball team lost for the first time in the conference this season, falling 5-4 to Whiteville on April 3.

    Jesse Simmons and Markel Jones hit back-to-back home runs with one out in the third inning for the Trojans (6-1), but Whiteville scored all of its runs on home runs: Jacob Long hit a three-run home run, Zack Brown followed with a home run with two outs in the first inning and winning pitcher Hunter Smith hit was proved to be the winning home run in the fifth inning.

  • McCumbee fourth in sports car...

     Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished fourth in their class in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.

    McCumbee and Saini started 19th out of 40 cars in the ST (Street Tuner) class in the Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing. They finished all 68 laps at an average speed of 61.873 mph. SPEED will televise the race at noon April 8.

     “This whole process has really been a challenge for me, and because of that is has been a lot of fun,” McCumbee said Monday.

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Opening Day