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Today's Sports

  • More experienced Trojans enter...

     SHALLOTTE – Ty Johnson finished his first year as head coach of West Brunswick’s boys’ basketball program with several underclassmen playing significant minutes against the best teams in the Mideastern Conference.

    After finishing the season 12-13 and 5-9 in league play, Johnson is looking for several of those same players to help the Trojans make the leap into the league’s elite group of squads.

  • TOC highlights camaraderie and...

     I’ve been sports editor of the Beacon since last May. As of about 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, I have now completed a pair of Tournament of Champions events, an annual competition that pits the men’s and women’s club champions from Brunswick County golf clubs against each other in what amounts to a county championship match.

    Walker Isley of Oak Island Golf Club and Kyle Maday of Brunswick Plantation were the men’s and women’s winners of this year’s event. Their victories were certainly well earned.

  • Bell’s big night helps Trojans...

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

     

    BOILING SPRING LAKES – West Brunswick’s Trey Bell told his head coach in the days leading up to his squad’s rivalry contest against South Brunswick that, quite simply, he wanted the ball more.

  • Isley and Maday earn 2018...

     SUPPLY – There were competitors in the 2018 Tournament of Champions field who were club champions before this year’s men’s division winner was born.

    Walker Isley, a 16-year-old junior at South Brunswick High School and the men’s club champion from Oak Island Golf Club, posted a 75 in the second round and held off a late charge from Robbie Lennon of The Lakes to capture the 2018 Tournament of Champions men’s title.

  • Trojans drop 2-0 decision in...

     West Brunswick’s varsity soccer season came to an end Saturday, Nov. 3, in Greenville as J.H. Rose defeated the Trojans 2-0 in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs.

    Rose notched one goal in each half and goalkeeper Trey Burleson recorded four saves to keep West Brunswick out of the net.

    The Trojans finished the 2018 campaign with a 10-8 overall record and 3-5 ledger in Mideastern Conference play.

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  • Trojans use “Smoke” and mirrors...

     SHALLOTTE – It was all but certain West Brunswick would enter the fourth quarter of its regular-season finale against North Brunswick with a three-point lead.

    The Trojans had just forced a North Brunswick punt and took over possession with a first-and-10 at its own 39-yard line with only nine seconds left in the third frame.

    Once again, West Brunswick first-year head coach Brett Hickman went to the halfback pass when his team needed a spark.

    It worked to perfection.

  • Cougars shock North on last-...

     LELAND – After falling behind 7-0 early in the second quarter, North Brunswick’s varsity football team battled back Nov. 6 in a rivalry game against South Brunswick and claimed a 14-7 lead late in the first half.

    Even after the Cougars tied the game in the second half and took a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, North Brunswick still had its chances to win.

  • Silas Love leading Dolphins...

     If the first three games of Silas Love’s junior college basketball career are an indication of things to come, Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team could be a force to be reckoned with in Region X play during the 2018-19 season.

    The freshman forward from Raeford is averaging 22.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest for a BCC team that is off to a 2-1 start one week into the season.

  • Going Beyond the Pink staffers...

     SUNSET BEACH – Not even the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Michael could stop more than one hundred people from gathering at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club last week.

    Pink-clad golfers and other supporters met Oct. 10 at the Sunset Beach club for a nine-hole golf fundraiser to support Going Beyond the Pink, an organization based in southeastern North Carolina to aid individuals who are battling or who have battled breast cancer.