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Today's Sports

  • Local event will bring bowling...

     The PBA50 Storm Invitational is a new end-of-season tournament for 12 elite “seniors” stars who excelled during the 2018 PBA season.

    Planet Fun Bowling and Entertainment Center in Shallotte will play host to this year’s event, which is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30.

  • Alas, the 2018 Atlanta Braves...

     With a five-and-a-half-game lead and 10 games left on the schedule, I figured the Braves were in pretty good shape of clinching the National League East crown.

    Still, I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the historic Atlanta sports teams collapses, so I’ll re-visit a few of those in this column.

    The most obvious breakdown is brought to you by the Atlanta Falcons, who squandered a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl two years ago to the hated New England Patriots.

  • Johnson excited about basketball...

     In Ty Johnson’s inaugural season as West Brunswick’s head boys’ basketball coach, he emphasized defense to his first team.

    The Trojan players responded, yielding fewer than 50 points per game in one of the premier conferences in southeastern North Carolina.

    However, the Trojans struggled on the offensive end and finished with a sub-.500 record and failed to qualify for the state playoffs.

  • Football coaches ‘picking up the...

     It’s not often their respective football teams aren’t at least near the top of Bryan Davis’ and Brett Hickman’s priority lists in the month of September.

    Considering the impact and aftermath Hurricane Florence brought to southeastern North Carolina, that’s exactly what has happened for two Brunswick County high school head football coaches.

  • Two local programs heading in...

     On the surface, the start of the high school football season for two of our local programs doesn’t look like much.

    West Brunswick is now 1-1 with a home win over Socastee (S.C.) and a 14-7 heartbreaking loss at the hands of Whiteville.

    North Brunswick stumbled out of the gate and dropped a 41-7 game against Whiteville in Week 1 before suffering a 39-20 setback against Socastee this past Friday night.

    I’ve got to tell you, though, West and North have impressed me through two weeks of the season.

  • Youthful Trojans extend winning...

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick’s varsity soccer team improved to 6-1 with a victory over South Columbus on Monday, Aug. 27, in Tabor City.

     

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ soccer team didn’t win its fifth game of the 2017 season until Sept. 14.

    The Trojans are close to matching last season’s win total in the next week after three consecutive wins last week extended the squad’s winning streak to five games.

  • Kicking-game miscue dooms...

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick and Whiteville spent the majority of last Friday’s non-conference high school football game locked in a 7-7 draw.

  • Scorpions drop to 0-2 after loss...

     After dropping its season-opening game 41-7 against Whiteville, North Brunswick traveled to Socastee (S.C.) trying to reverse its fortune early in the season.

    The Braves raced out to a 20-0 first-half lead over the Scorpions, but North Brunswick under first-year head coach Bryan Davis rallied to pull within one possession twice in the second half.

    Ultimately, Socastee returned a fumble for a touchdown to seal North Brunswick’s fate in the fourth quarter in a 39-20 Braves’ victory.

  • West Brunswick volleyball squad...

     

    West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team stumbled out of the gate, responded to win the third set but ultimately fell in four sets to drop its 2018 season opener against Whiteville.

    The Wolfpack stormed ahead in the first set and seized a 25-19 victory before securing a hard-fought 25-22 decision in the second set.

    West Brunswick dominated play in the third set and claimed a 25-14 victory before dropping the fourth and final stanza 25-21 to fall to 0-1 on the season.

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from North Brunswick's home varsity volleyball match against Trask last week in Leland.