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Today's Sports

  • COLUMN: Reflections from the...

     Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Christmas rush is on. This also means that the NASCAR season, 38 races over 10 months, has come to an end with Joey Logano and his No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil team being crowned champion.

  • COLUMN: Chasing a fantasy...

     After narrowly missing the playoffs in my fantasy football league (Road to Glory) a year ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t leave anything on the table this season.

    I play in a league with my oldest brother and several of my closest friends, so it’s always a great time, but it’s much, much more fun when my team is successful.

    Fortunately, I had the right recipe for success this season.

    After racing out to a 2-0 start, my team stumbled a bit as I dropped to 3-3 with a loss in Week 6.

  • Younts and Clarida lift Trojans...

     MURRELLS INLET – West Brunswick seized an 11-point halftime lead in a non-conference varsity boys’ basketball game against St. James (S.C.) on Nov. 28.

    After controlling the second quarter, it looked as if the Trojans might pull away from the Sharks in the second half.

    Instead, St. James used a 7-1 spurt to begin the third quarter, trimming the West Brunswick lead to 22-17 with more than six minutes left in the frame.

  • Beatty establishes new career...

     LELAND – What a difference a couple of nights makes.

    Just ask North Brunswick guard Davonte Beatty about how quickly things can change.

    Two nights after shooting a 5-of-21 from the field in a lopsided loss against Clinton, Beatty scored a career-high 30 points and knocked in five 3-pointers Friday, Nov. 30, in a 75-60 victory over visiting East Bladen.

  • Trojans take third in annual...

     SHALLOTTE – It didn’t take new West Brunswick wrestling coach Trent Taylor long to determine just how much the Caleb Hawkins Round Robin memorial tournament means to the school community.

    Taylor got his first taste of the annual event Saturday, Dec. 1, inside the West Brunswick High School gymnasium.

    The tournament is named for a West wrestler who died in his junior year of injuries he suffered as a passenger in an automobile wreck in May 2009.

  • Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting...

    Start wagging your tails! It’s the most “wonderfurful” time of year in the southeastern Carolinas! Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. marks the 23rd annual Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade in what I consider the friendliest coastal town in the world, Calabash, North Carolina! Before I share how fun and entertaining this year will be, let’s briefly revisit the event’s history.

  • 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.

  • Lewkowicz brings proven track...

     SHALLOTTE – There’s a fresh face leading the West Brunswick girls’ basketball program, but he’s no stranger to the sidelines.

    John Lewkowicz was named the Trojans’ head girls’ basketball coach after the resignation earlier this year of Dylan Johnson, who guided the Lady Trojans to their first winning season in several years during the 2017-18 campaign.

  • North Buncombe rolls Trojans in...

     West Brunswick’s men’s basketball team suffered a 39-point loss Saturday, Nov. 24, to North Buncombe in its season opener.

    The Trojans traveled to Asheville to compete against the Black Hawks in a Coaches vs. Cancer event, which was held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Asheville.

    North Buncombe raced out to a 28-7 advantage after one quarter and the Black Hawks never looked back, scoring 45 points in the first half alone, which was just shy of West Brunswick’s opponents’ points per game average last season.

  • Sounding like a broken record as...

    I seem to always write a column during the middle of August about my excitement for the upcoming high school football season.

    As you all know, I’m a big football fan, but I genuinely love all of the fall sports I cover as sports editor here at The Brunswick Beacon.

    West Brunswick’s volleyball team improved tremendously from the beginning of the season until the final three weeks (packing eight regular-season games into the final two weeks of the regular season was great fun for everyone, I’m sure).