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Today's News

  • Poole wins for eighth time at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Points leader Tommy Poole of Brunswick County won for the eighth time in Street Stock racing July 12 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Poole finished ahead of Dean Cumbee (second in points), Clay Gosssett, David Hatchell and Kent Bellamy.

    In Mini-Stock, Terry Evans won for the second time. Mark Evans was second, Lucas Williams third, Dub Fulford fourth and Harry Floyd fifth.

    Dub Fulford leads in points and Adam Fulford is second, 52 points behind.

  • BCC tryouts a success for 10 players

    When Robbie Allen held tryouts last month for his Brunswick Community College baseball team, he was hoping to find some help at certain positions, but he was uncertain which positions would be filled.

    “I didn’t know what to expect,” he said.

    The tryouts turned out better than expected. Of the 35 who tried out at West Brunswick High School, Allen decided to invite 10—two catchers, two outfielders, two infielders and four pitchers—to play for the fall team.

    “I was surprised we got 10 altogether,” he said.

  • My mighty, majestic home run

    A popular prelude to the Major League Baseball All-Star game is the home-run contest. Several players get their chance to swat grooved pitches as far they can, and it is a treat for the fans at the All-Star site and television viewers to see how many home runs these players can hit.

  • Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good when fishing

    There’s a common saying among tournament fishermen, “I’d rather be lucky than good.” If you are a fisherman you understand exactly what this means. So much of fishing is about circumstance. Right place, right time and then having the fish bite your line instead of someone’s beside you. Also the factors that lead up to catching a particular fish can be a tangled web of fortune and misfortune, but somehow you end up where you are and then the fish bites. As such, let me tell you the story of one of the most unbelievable days of fishing in my life.

  • Speckled trout, pompano best bets for summertime fishing

    Inshore fishing has settled into a summertime pattern, which means while angling in the heat of the day isn’t going to be your best bet, there are plenty of fish out there to be caught. A lot of bait is in the water now, and you can bet that many of these little critters are being gobbled up by something. A noticeable continuation in the speckled trout fishing and strong showings of some big pompano are the best things going, but other species are out there for the catching as well.

  • Golf action

    OCEAN RIDGE LGA

    Linda Van Horn had a hole-in-one July 10 on hole No. 3 on the Lion’s Paw Golf Course. She used a 9-iron from 100 yards to sink the shot. This is her third hole-in-one within a year. The first was on Lion’s Paw No. 11 and the second on Panther’s Run No. 2.

  • All things to all people: Sea Trail Resort offers three courses

    Editor’s note: This is one in a series of occasional stories about golf courses in the county.

    There are more than a dozen golf course communities in Brunswick County, starting at Magnolia Greens in Leland and running all the way down to Carolina Shores in Calabash. Each has a distinct flavor and appeal, each has varied functions that serve its residents.

    Some are small like Brick Landing (18 holes); others are huge, like Ocean Ridge, which is working on a fifth course to add to its mega complex of “Big Cat” links.

  • Trojans trip up first-round foes in playoffs

    The Southwest Trojans moved into the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs by routing Leland 10-0 on Friday and Ashley 16-6 on Saturday.

    The Trojans began the second round Tuesday and need to win two games to advance to the third round, which will take place this weekend in Cary. Winners in Cary go the state tournament.

    Here are summaries of the two routs:

    TROJANS 10

    LELAND 0

  • Post 68 swept from playoffs Sunday night

    LELAND—Brunswick County Post 68’s American Legion baseball season ended Sunday night in a 9-6 loss to Wilmington Post 10.

    The loss was Post 68’s third straight in the best-of-five series in the first round of the playoffs. The loss was a stunning and swift end to a season in which Post 68 won 17 of 22 games.

  • WBHS football fundraiser golf tourney July 26

    The fifth annual fundraising golf tournament for the West Brunswick High School football team will start at 8:30 a.m. July 26 at Brierwood Golf Club.

    Participants may sign up as late as the day of the tournament. Hole sponsorships are still available.

    The cost is $50 per person, and the cost covers fees for a cart and a complimentary breakfast and lunch. As with any golf tournament of this kind, there will be door prizes. For more information, contact Jimmy Fletcher at 209-3516 or Brierwood at 754-4660.