Today's Sports

  • West and North notch top-20...

     The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at North Brunswick and West Brunswick high schools earned top-20 finishes at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A East Regional meet Saturday, Oct. 27, in Rocky Mount.

    West Brunswick had four runners on its boys’ team place in the top 100 of the region to secure a 17th-place finish in the team competition.

    Ethan Reed posted the Trojans’ best time with a 19:05.78 mark that earned him a 64th-place standing.

  • Trojans cap 2018 league schedule...

     SHALLOTTE – It was only fitting that a senior enjoyed perhaps his best game of the 2018 season in his final game in front of the home fans.

    Alex Younts, a four-year player on West Brunswick’s varsity soccer game, scored a goal and facilitated two more in the final Mideastern Conference contest of his career in the Trojans’ 4-1 win over county rival South Brunswick on Thursday, Oct. 25, inside M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • Hewett’s heroics hand Trojans 24...

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


    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity football team found itself in a precarious situation in a Mideastern Conference game against Laney on Thursday, Oct. 25.

    The Bucs scored on their opening possession and then recovered a surprise onside kick, staking Laney to a first-and-10 inside West Brunswick territory with a seven-point lead less than three minutes into the game.

  • High school fall sports...

     Brunswick County Schools students have missed more than three weeks of school after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of southeastern North Carolina in mid-September.

    Due to the missed time, local high school coaches and athletic directors have worked with local athletic directors, conference officials and North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) authorities to reschedule games that were postponed during and after Hurricane Florence.

  • Williams defeats Duke in PBA50...

     A pair of bowling legends met in the finals of the PBA50 Storm Invitational that took place in Shallotte last weekend.

    Bowling hall of famers Walter Ray Williams Jr. and Norm Duke met in the championship showdown with Williams Jr. emerging victorious with a 259-237 win in the final match.

    The event, which was broadcasted live on FloBowling, showcased the top 14 bowlers this season on the PBA50 Tour. Although a PBA50 Tour title was not awarded through the Storm Invitational, it did feature a first-place prize of $10,000.

  • Once again, Brick Landing golf...

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH – There’s nothing quite like hosting your club championship less than a week after re-opening to the public.

    That’s exactly what happened at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club in the last two weeks, when head golf professional Trey Ernstes and his staff re-opened the course Friday, Sept. 21, and then played host to the club championship Thursday, Sept. 27.

    The course closed June 29 to re-build its greens and complete other projects around the course.

  • Cardwell wins U.S. Open...

     The annual Fall Brawl King Mackerel Tournament will be hosted at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend, right on the heels of the recently-completed U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament in Southport.

    Registration and the captain’s meeting for the 2018 Fall Brawl King Classic will be held Friday, Oct. 12, with competition beginning on Saturday, Oct. 13, and ending Sunday, Oct. 14.

  • Trojan volleyball squad aiming...

     West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first victory of the 2018 campaign after dropping a pair of matches in its return to competitive action after a long layoff.

    After missing nearly a month due to Hurricane Florence, the Trojans returned to the hardwood Oct. 3 against South Brunswick.

    The Cougars defeated West Brunswick 25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 in a four-set affair.

    Topsail defeated the Trojans 25-10, 25-9, 25-17 on Oct. 4 as the Trojans dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in Mideastern Conference play.

  • Scorpions win second straight;...

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


    You couldn’t tell North Brunswick’s defense hadn’t played a snap of varsity football in almost a month during last week’s Mideastern Conference opener against Ashley.

    The Scorpions stoned the Screaming Eagles for four quarters and pitched a shutout for the first time this season as North claimed an early lead, one it wouldn’t relinquish in a 20-0 victory.

  • Smiths’ Dove Hunt attracts quite...

     I’ve got to be perfectly honest with all of you.

    I’ve never been one that was big on the hunting and fishing scene in Brunswick County.

    Most weeks when I begin reading the fishing report from our esteemed columnists Brant McMullan, Barrett McMullan and Austin Aycock, I might as well be reading something in another language.

    I don’t know anything about fishing and I sure as heck don’t know anything about hunting.