Today's Sports

  • Speckled trout season has begun

    December is here and that means speckled trout season in Brunswick County.
    Each year anglers begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and aggressive specks as they roam inshore and in the surf in large schools, hitting a variety of baits and lures and running the tides at both predictable and totally unpredictable times.
    Unfortunately, the biggest news in trout fishing this year is the new North Carolina size and creel limits. Recreational anglers can now keep only four speckled trout with a 14-inch size limit.

  • Fish are biting inshore, offshore

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Mother Nature did her part and gave us one of the nicest weather weekends we have had all year.
    It was beautiful. Offshore fishermen were finally given a multiple-day weather window to get offshore and take advantage of the area’s great late fall fishing. The Gulf Stream yielded good catches of wahoo with mixed in Mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna. The bite was not red-hot but respectable with most catches bringing in multiple wahoo, averaging in the 40- to 50- pound class.

  • Sports calendar

    BCC baseball camp
    BCC baseball camp will be Dec. 3 at West Brunswick High School. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $65 for ages seventh grade to 12th grade. More information is at www.gobccsports.com.

    Toys for Tots Dec. 10 at BCC
    On Dec. 10 the men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Toys for Tots games. The games are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Donate one unwrapped toy for free admission.

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons did not start and scored four points in Asefa Estudiantes Madrid’s 72-66 loss Nov. 27. He played 19 minutes and had seven rebounds.
    AEM is 3-6 and tied for 12th in the 18-team Spanish professional basketball league.

  • Shock finishes 4-0 in St. James...

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls soccer team took its undefeated record to Charleston, S.C., to play in the St. James Cup last weekend. For the Shock, this was its first out-of-state tournament. The Shock played two games Saturday, winning 2-0 and 2-0.
    In the first game Ashley Oakes and Mia Adcock each scored. In the second game both goals were scored by Kira Frawley.
    On Sunday the Shock played a semifinal and won 2-1. Both goals were scored by Hayley Giordano.
    In the championship game, the Shock won 2-0, with scores coming from Adcock and Frawley.

  • West Brunswick’s girls, boys...

     North Myrtle Beach outscored West Brunswick 16-4 in the final 3 minutes en route to a 75-61 victory Nov. 29 in a non-conference boys’ basketball game at West.

    The Trojans (1-2) made just 11 turnovers—North Myrtle Beach made 15—but West shot 36.4 percent for the game and was 8-for-30 in the second half. West’s top scorers were Taylor Buffkin (17 points, seven rebounds) and Geoffrey Gore (11 points, six rebounds).

  • Sports briefs

    Stingray tryouts are Nov. 27
    Tryouts for the Lady Stingrays 14U softball team will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Northwest District Park in Leland. Girls with birth dates on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are eligible to participate. Independent tryouts available by request if unable to make this date. For more information, contact Tony at (910) 386-8234 or Matt Chappell at  (910) 612-1635.

    Dixie youth meeting Nov. 28

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game of the day for Nov. 14 was one best ball net for the first six holes, two best balls net for the next six holes and three best balls net for the final six holes.
    The winning team at -19 was Bob Nobes, Mike Prokop, Dave Harper and Les Craft. In second at -11 was the team of Al Bloom, George Edwards, Odie Johnson and Chuck Hornfeck. In third at -7 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Bernie Gruzlewski and Ron Arvidson.

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    Special to the Beacon

  • Golf course superintendents...

    The annual Conference and Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents last week was a bases-loaded home run. In every aspect, by every measurement possible, the event was the best ever.
    Each fall, golf course superintendents from the two Carolinas and surrounding states gather in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for three days of meetings, seminars, continuing education classes, a golf tournament and a trade show.