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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun

  • Sea mullet are a dependable...

    The early spring Brunswick County pier and surf action has been dominated by the good news of strong sea mullet runs. Last year was a good year for them, too, and with catches of spot and croaker seeming to decline each year, they are rapidly becoming our most dependable panfish.
    Sea mullet, also called whiting or Virginia mullet in North Carolina, are a generally small but delicious fish caught from the northern Atlantic Ocean beaches (where northern anglers call them kingfish) all the way down around into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Spring fishing making an early...

    There is no doubt spring is firmly here. It has pretty much been here since November.  
    The interesting story this season is going to be how the fish react to such a mild winter.  Last winter was extremely cold and the resulting fishing was below average. Will the opposite hold true this season? One fact is for sure: the fish will be arriving well ahead of schedule.
    There are reports of good catches of Mahi-mahi off Charleston, S.C., which means those fish are soon to be off our coast; typically not seen until May.  

  • Shock wins twice in shutout games

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock U12 soccer team won its last two games in shutouts.
    On March 17, the Shock won 4-0.
    “Kira Frawley scored two goals using her tremendous speed and simply outran the defense on both occasions and put each scoring opportunity into the net,” coach Mark Giordano said.
    Mia Adcock and Ashley Oakes also scored.

  • Sports calendar

    The Brunswick Paddle Out March 31
    The Brunswick Fun Plunge Paddle Out and Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. March 31 at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center. Donation fee for adults is $15 and the donation fee for children is $8. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

  • Brunswick basketball players win...

    Staff Report

    Two Brunswick basketball players and two Brunswick basketball teams won gold medals in the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Eastern Basketball Tournament March 17 in Johnston County.
    Warren Williams and Marcus Small won gold medals in basketball skills.
    Heather King won a silver medal in basketball skills. Anna Scheitrumpf won a fourth-place ribbon in basketball skills. Maurice Edge won a fifth-place ribbon in basketball skills.

  • Trojans lose to Whiteville in...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team lost two matches last week, losing 9-0 in a non-conference match against Laney and 5-4 to Whiteville in a conference match. West is 2-3 in the conference. South won two matches and is 5-0 in the conference, 11-1 overall. Summaries are below.

  • West golfer Hensley wins...

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    LELAND—Playing in rain in the first six holes and in sunshine in the final 12, West Brunswick senior Greg Hensley shot a 73 and won by one stroke the second Waccamaw Conference golf match of the season March 19 at Magnolia Greens.
    Hensley shot 1-over par on the 6,023-yard course.

  • West girls, North boys win track...

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick girls and the North Brunswick boys won track-and-field meets March 22 at West.
    In the four-team girls’ meet, West scored 109 points and North 88. In the boys’ meet, North scored 133.3 points and West 95. South Columbus and East Bladen also competed.
    The Lady Trojans won nine events.
    West senior Jasmine Jackson won four events: the 200 (28 seconds), the high jump (4-feet-8), the long jump (15-4.5) and the triple jump (29-9).
    Shelly Chavis won the 800 (2:56) and 2-mile (15:58).

  • Trojan golfers win at Land-O-...

    By Alan Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    Week two of the Waccamaw conference golf season heated up between the top two ranked teams, West Bladen and West Brunswick. On March 20, the Knights beat the Trojans 316-318 at Magnolia Greens Golf Course to remain in first.
    On March 22, the Trojans won a scorecard tiebreaker after each team finished even with 317 strokes at Land-O-Lakes Golf Club.