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Today's Sports

  • Looking forward to yet another...

     America’s largest nationwide golf fundraiser, Patriot Golf Day, is right around the corner. Professionals from Crow Creek and Brick Landing are among those helping to raise funds.

  • West Brunswick set for non-...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick committed three turnovers and several self-inflicted mistakes in a Friday, Aug. 17, victory over Socastee (S.C.).

    First-year head coach Brett Hickman knows his squad won’t be able to overcome similar transgressions against Whiteville, which opened its 2018 season with a resounding 41-7 win over North Brunswick last Friday.

  • North volleyball squad drops...

     North Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the 2018 season after dropping its first two non-conference games of the campaign last week.

    Trask raced out to a 10-1 lead in the first set of a Thursday, Aug. 16, non-conference matchup and the Scorpions couldn’t recover from the early deficit.

  • Therrien’s stingy goalkeeping...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity soccer team improved to 2-1 after securing a pair of shutouts to cap a strong opening week.

    The Trojans opened the 2018 campaign with a 2-1 loss against perennial power Jacksonville on Aug. 15, but rebounded with two 2-0 wins.

    West Brunswick knocked off Whiteville in its first road game of the season Aug. 16 before earning a clean sheet against North Lincoln at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte on Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Simmons’ remarkable debut leads...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – Prior to last Friday night, junior running back Austin Simmons had never logged a single rush attempt at the varsity level.

    Some two hours after West Brunswick opened its 2018 varsity football season against Socastee (S.C.), Simmons had 44 carries to his name.

    He made them count.

  • Great fishing continues off...

     I looked back through my fishing reports of years past and I couldn’t find any reference or mention that compares to the consistently good King mackerel fishing we’ve had this entire summer. And usually as I expect things to slow down a bit in August, they’re actually getting better. The pogies are plentiful on the beach, the weather is decent and the fishing is great.

  • West Brunswick prepares for...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – Brett Hickman accepted the West Brunswick head coaching job in March and has worked since then to improve the program’s culture.

    Hickman was pleased with his team’s competitiveness during the BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 10, at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

  • Sandpiper Bay to host annual...

     The headline says it all without saying much of anything.

    No, this isn’t another column about the upcoming high school football season, but another annual occurrence around this time of year.

    It’s time to start thinking about an annual fundraiser that’s held at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club every year in September.

    The Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, with an 18-hole golf scramble, silent auction, putting contest and luncheon?

  • Leland All-Star team finishes...

     The Leland National AAA All-Star squad played in almost 20 games in the past two months.

    The group blazed through the District 5 tournament unscathed and emerged undefeated from the state tournament last month at Waccamaw Park in Ash.

    For the first time in tournament play, the Leland All-Stars dropped a game at the 2018 Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton.

  • Trojans and Scorpions impress at...

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

     

    WILMINGTON – There weren’t many folks who expected North Brunswick and West Brunswick to hang with 4A teams Laney and Hoggard, respectively, in last week’s 32nd Annual BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    Laney clobbered North Brunswick when the teams met in last year’s regular season and Hoggard handed West Brunswick a lopsisded loss in 2017, as well.