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Today's Sports

  • 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).

  • Scorpion girls’ coach hoping for...

     In the last two seasons, North Brunswick head girls’ basketball coach Travis Fortune has endured both ends of the coaching spectrum.

    He guided former North Brunswick star Taylor Perkins and Co. to a conference championship during the 2016-17 campaign before enduring a rough losing season a year ago in the Mideastern Conference.

    Fortune said the Scorpions will probably fall somewhere between the success of his two most recent teams during the 2018-19 season.

  • Thompson begins stint at North...

     Alvin Thompson has worked as a boys’ high school basketball coach for most of his professional career.

    His latest stop has put him in charge of the boys’ program at North Brunswick High School, which opened the 2018-19 campaign with a 56-44 victory over Dixon on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    “We had our football players for maybe two days of practice,” Thompson said. “I thought our kids played hard. That’s always a plus regardless of the outcome.”

  • Love earns NJCAA Player of the...

     Silas Love, a freshman forward for Brunswick Community College’s men’s basketball team, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 12-18.

    Love poured in a career-best 43 points and snared 11 rebounds in a 108-86 victory over West Oaks Academy Prep on Nov. 16 in the opening round of the Cape Fear Classic, which was played on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Love also chipped in five assists during his record-setting effort.

  • TOC highlights camaraderie and...

     I’ve been sports editor of the Beacon since last May. As of about 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, I have now completed a pair of Tournament of Champions events, an annual competition that pits the men’s and women’s club champions from Brunswick County golf clubs against each other in what amounts to a county championship match.

    Walker Isley of Oak Island Golf Club and Kyle Maday of Brunswick Plantation were the men’s and women’s winners of this year’s event. Their victories were certainly well earned.

  • Bell’s big night helps Trojans...

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

     

    BOILING SPRING LAKES – West Brunswick’s Trey Bell told his head coach in the days leading up to his squad’s rivalry contest against South Brunswick that, quite simply, he wanted the ball more.

  • Isley and Maday earn 2018...

     SUPPLY – There were competitors in the 2018 Tournament of Champions field who were club champions before this year’s men’s division winner was born.

    Walker Isley, a 16-year-old junior at South Brunswick High School and the men’s club champion from Oak Island Golf Club, posted a 75 in the second round and held off a late charge from Robbie Lennon of The Lakes to capture the 2018 Tournament of Champions men’s title.

  • Trojans drop 2-0 decision in...

     West Brunswick’s varsity soccer season came to an end Saturday, Nov. 3, in Greenville as J.H. Rose defeated the Trojans 2-0 in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs.

    Rose notched one goal in each half and goalkeeper Trey Burleson recorded four saves to keep West Brunswick out of the net.

    The Trojans finished the 2018 campaign with a 10-8 overall record and 3-5 ledger in Mideastern Conference play.

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  • Trojans use “Smoke” and mirrors...

     SHALLOTTE – It was all but certain West Brunswick would enter the fourth quarter of its regular-season finale against North Brunswick with a three-point lead.

    The Trojans had just forced a North Brunswick punt and took over possession with a first-and-10 at its own 39-yard line with only nine seconds left in the third frame.

    Once again, West Brunswick first-year head coach Brett Hickman went to the halfback pass when his team needed a spark.

    It worked to perfection.