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Today's News

  • Lady Dolphins drop two to Wilkes

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team lost back-to-back road games last weekend and may have lost one of its few remaining players to injury.

    Tiara Brodie twisted her knee during Saturday’s 84-72 setback at Wilkes Community College and did not play in Sunday’s rematch, which Wilkes won 58-53.

    Brodie, a freshman guard from Goldsboro, joined the team earlier this month after sitting out the first semester. But she played in just two games before re-aggravating a knee injury that has required surgery in the past.

  • Foote takes on parenting

    Barry Foote has been a fixture at the Leland Hot Stove League banquet since its inception four years ago.

    The North Carolina native was a catcher who played 10 years of big league baseball in the '70s and '80s. He later managed in the minors and coached in the majors for 10 more years.

    Some people say Foote only comes to the hot stove banquet for the free food, but I think there’s more to it than that. Although he has never been the event’s keynote speaker, he always has something interesting to say.

  • Smith leads Elks bowling league

    Kurt Smith rolled a 266 game as part of a 694 series to highlight play in the Calabash Elks bowling league at the Little River (S.C.) Lanes.

    Other top scores: Chuck Korthas 224641, Al Nendza 214585, Ray Wartman 243580, Donald Critz 224571, Mavis Dushane 223583, Mary Morrone 182538, Joan Igrassio 476, Rita Kreutter 179472, Paulette Carriker 203459.

    SANDPIPER BAY

    Top scores: Bob Morley 192571, Vince Niland 212562, Bob

  • Trout, drum a tasty winter treat

    Fresh fish in the winter is a great luxury, but you have to be able to cook what you catch.

    Fortunately, a couple of the fish still swimming around out there earn high marks on the table.

    Species like speckled trout and black drum are great eating fish that are active right now, so you can have off-season sport with them and then go home to cook your own catch.

    Sea trout are not related to freshwater trout at all, but are members of the saltwater family that includes the drum and croaker.

  • Giant bluefin missing in action

    You may remember last week’s column on my weather philosophies.

    If so, you may have noticed that we have had a series of weak cold fronts pass through the area. As a result, we haven’t had much of a window for good fishing conditions.

    When these weak fronts pass, the weather doesn’t get very bad, but it doesn’t get very good either, at least as far as wind and sea conditions go.

  • Pine needles line courses in Brunswick County

    One of the many benefits to getting older is having adult children. Gene and I can share in our four daughters’ careers, families, achievements, joys and sorrows.

    These are fellow human beings, miraculously emancipated from the nest and living on their own, yet they are tied to us in a lifelong bond of love and concern and (yes!) fun.

    Our oldest daughter Karen is a landscape designer in Richmond, Va. A few weeks before Christmas, she called and asked me to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore in January.

  • Golf action

    Calabash VFW League conducts team event at Farmstead

    Lee Harrison, Pete McGerr, Rich Murray and Willie Keefe took first place with a plus 3 in the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Members League modified Stableford tournament Jan. 14 at Farmstead.

    Jack Goin, Bill McCormick, Arthur Dobbs, and E. Giampietro were second at plus 1 .

    Herb Johnson, Dennis Wise, Tony Nye and Bill James came in third at minus 2.

    Harrison and John Koester won two skins each and Jim Boone and Nye one apiece.

  • South falls at Dixon

    Dixon defeated visiting South Brunswick 42-34 in a non-conference high school wrestling match last Wednesday.

    Both teams took victories in seven weight classes, but Dixon squeezed the maximum number of points out of its wins with six pins and a forfeit. The Cougars had four pins.

    Winners for South Brunswick were Jeremy Roundtree at 119 pounds, Charlie Martin at 125, Sammy Roundtree at 130, Paul Ikalowych at 140, Kyle Kackenmeister at 145, David Cochran at 215 and Thomas Mecham at heavyweight.

    Dixon 42

    South Brunswick 34

  • Trojans lose 'heartbreaker' to Bucs

    West Brunswick had one of the state’s top-ranked high school wrestling teams on the ropes last week but couldn’t deliver the knockout punch.

    Laney won the final three bouts—including a tiebreaking pin in the final weight class—and posted a 38-32 victory against the visiting Trojans in Tuesday’s Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match.

    “It was a heartbreaker,” said West Brunswick coach Jimmy Caraway. “We just didn’t win the close ones. We had three close matches that we just didn’t pull out.”

  • Jackson leads Bucs

    Shatara Jackson scored 26 points as Laney defeated West Brunswick 47-37 in a high school girls’ basketball game last Tuesday in Shallotte.

    Jackson, a senior guard, scored at least six points in each quarter and had eight steals as the Lady Buccaneers improved to 3-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 10-3 overall.

    West Brunswick coach Cherry Woodbury said Jackson’s ability to steal the ball and convert at the other end was the difference in the game.