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Today's Sports

  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Brunswick Plantation Men

    Results from May 1. The group played a game of two low nets on par 4s and 5s and three low nets on par 3s. The team of Bryan Kanter, Gabby Grant and Butch Cadman finished in first place on the Dogwood/Magnolia course with a -26 mark, while Al Sansone, Marty Krygiel, Joe Longo and Jim Kocsi won first-place accolades on the Azalea/Magnolia course with a -27 mark.

     

    Carolina Shores MGA

  • West softball rolls to first-...

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity softball team rolled into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs on a 20-game winning streak.

    The Trojans reached 21 consecutive victories with relative ease as they dispatched Western Harnett in the first round of the postseason tournament Wednesday, May 9, in Shallotte.

    Sophomore Peyton Daniels keyed the offensive attack, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, four RBIs and two runs.

  • Beeler pitches Trojans into...

     SHALLOTTE – Junior right-hander Morgan Beeler wasn’t short on confidence following West Brunswick’s 9-0 second-round win over Fike High School on Friday, May 11, in Shallotte.

    “I think we’re going all the way,” Beeler said.

    If the diminutive flamethrower pitches the way she did against the Demons in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs, she might be right.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick softball...

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, snapped photos of West Brunswick's softball playoff games against Western Harnett on May 9 and Fike on May 11 in Shallotte. 

  • Rapidly-growing sport emerging...

     Two weeks ago when I made the trek to Holden Beach for the “Battle of the Beaches” pickleball tournament, I didn’t know what pickleball was.

    I guess I knew the general concept. Smaller court, smaller racquets or paddles, but similar to tennis. You have to smack a ball and keep it in between the lines, so in a sense it’s kind of like baseball, too! 

  • BCC advances to Region X title...

    It looked more like a football score, but the Brunswick Community College baseball team found a way to fend off Patrick Henry Community College in a Region X semifinal tournament game in Burlington on Sunday, May 13, in a game that lasted until roughly 12:50 a.m. into Monday morning.

  • Smith claims 400-meter crown at...

     South Brunswick’s Jelonnie Smith dominated the Brunswick County high schools track and field meet last month at North Brunswick High School in Leland.

    She’s made a habit out of collecting hardware at different meets throughout her career and last weekend’s 3A East Regional event at Mt. Olive University was no different.

    Smith blew by her competition in the 400-meter run to earn a first-place finish and regional championship in a time of 58.60 seconds, which was nearly two full seconds better than her next closest competitor.

  • Recognizing the efforts of a...
  • Notable scores, highlights from...

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues

     

    Beachcombers

  • ‘Cold, wet, windy’ doesn’t stop...

    When it rained, it poured cold, windy and tortuous at this year’s Boston Marathon.

    But even in harsh weather conditions Cari Van Winkle was unstoppable.

    The 36-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident finished her fourth marathon last Monday, April 16, in three hours, 39 minutes and 10 seconds, according to results posted on the 122nd Boston Marathon website.