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Today's News

  • Dub Fulford, Poole win at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Tommy Poole of Brunswick County won for the sixth time this season in the Street Stock race Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Poole, the points leader, finished ahead of David Hatchell, Kent Bellamy, Dean Cumbee and Clay Gossett.

    Dub Fulford of Brunswick County won for the third time in the Mini-Stock race. Dub, the points leader, finished ahead of Willie Fulford, Mark Evans, Adam Fulford and Lucas Williams.

  • Summer school for young team

    The weather is so hot that for a moment you hope you could hear these words over the public-address system at the West Brunswick High School baseball field: “Game canceled.”

    Instead, you pay two dollars for a drink and a Snickers candy bar (“Not going anywhere for a while?”) and get set to watch the Southwest Trojans play New Hanover in a Junior American League baseball game.

  • Champions determined in Spring Tennis League

    The Brunswick County Tennis Association (BCTA) held its end of the Spring Tennis League round robin May 17 at South Brunswick High School. The round-robin format includes a random pairing of players who play five games then rotate to the next partner. There were 48 players (which is a record number for BCTA) attending the event and the six courts at SBHS were full all morning. It was a picture perfect day for tennis with the temperature in the 70s and not much wind.

  • Three county swimmers win gold in Special Olympics

    Three Brunswick County swimmers won gold medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games, which ended June 8 in Raleigh and Cary.

    Nearly 600 athletes from across the state competed in aquatics, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball. Unfortunately, because of extreme heat, competition in athletics and softball was canceled.

  • Helpful tips for upsizing summertime baits

    By this time of year, throughout many parts of the country, bass have seen a fair amount of fishing pressure. Common sense tells us bass in this situation can become harder to catch and luring them to bite requires downsizing both line and bait. While this may be a good tactic for most places, targeting pressured bass in summer doesn’t always require picking up a spinning rod and a finesse bait.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic this weekend at Ocean Isle Beach

    It is Jolly Mon tournament time.

    This weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing Center will host the annual Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic fishing tournament. The Jolly Mon tournament has become one of the Southeast’s largest King Mackerel tournaments, last year registering 360 boats from all over the Southeast to compete for the first-place prize of more than $25,000. Of course, there are more places than first: the tournament actually pays for the largest 31 kings caught.

  • Flounder tournament has a close finish

    The winner of the 25th annual Flounder Tournament was decided by 0.01 pounds.

    Jeff Shaver’s winning weight of 7.27 pounds edged Randy Parnell’s weight of 7.26 pounds.

    Ricky Lefler was third (6 pounds). He also had the five heaviest fish (19.39 pounds.)

    Mickey Cochran was fourth (6.30 pounds). Adam Sellers was fifth (6.29). Ken Parrish was sixth (5.77).

    The Edith Pigott Lady Angler award, sponsored by Guy C. Lee & Co., was won by Traci Bruce (3.13 pounds).

  • Now is the time to try your hand at night fishing

    I have always been a big proponent of night fishing. With the recent heat wave that has greeted us with June’s arrival, there is no better time to try it. Most people have two big reservations about fishing after sunset: it is either inconvenient or they just don’t believe fish bite after the sun goes down.

  • Golf action

    Lange wins Ed Riedel Memorial Tournament at Meadowlands

    The Players Golf Association held the fourth annual Ed Riedel Memorial Golf Tournament June 12 at the Meadowlands Golf Course.

    Finishing first with a net 65 was Bob Lange. In second by a match of cards was Bob Davis with a 66 over Jack Gorman. In fourth by a match of cards was Nick Samela with a 67 over George Griffin.

    Closest-to-the-pin winners were Pat Jones at No. 5, Bob Butkevicius at No. 8, Bill Favro at No. 11 and Ron Weatherton at No. 15.

    MEADOWLANDS MISSFITS

  • Playing a real gem of a course at Jumping Brook in New Jersey

    There are many fabulous benefits in knowing how to play golf. The best of these benefits occurs when you are invited to play at a friend’s golf course.

    This is not true of other sports or activities. If your best friend is a bowler and he invites you to bowl with him, that’s great, but all bowling alleys are the same, measuring 41.5 inches wide by 60 feet long.