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Today's News

  • Callihan wins Ocean Ridge club championship

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s club championship tournament was played Oct. 27 and Nov. 1 on Lion’s Paw and Tiger’s Eye. In the championship flight, Bob Callihan won the title of 2010 Ocean Ridge club champion with a gross score of 158 (+14). Runner-up Dennis Miller shot a gross score of 160. The championship flight played from the white tees on Lion’s Paw and the blue tees on Tiger’s Eye.

  • Mike Gildea is making a difference

    BY HOLDEN PATTERSON
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    During my year and a half in the First Tee of Brunswick County, I have met some incredible players and mentors.

    In the summer of 2009, at a First Tee Summer Tour event at Panther’s Run, I had the pleasure to meet Coach Mike Gildea, who is a birdie-level coach. From that point on, we developed a close bond. Over the past week I had the opportunity to interview Coach Mike about golf, his early life and what the First Tee of Brunswick County has meant to him.

  • Lockwood Folly men play first President’s Cup

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its inaugural President’s Cup match play competition Nov. 1. Forty-eight golfers were split into the Red team and the Blue team. 

    Each of the 12 matches paired a Blue team white tee player with a gold (forward) tee player against a white and a gold team player from the Red team. Each of the 12 matches consisted of four points: team better ball, team alternate shot and two individual matches.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 83; Ed Kinney, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Kinney and Beairsto, 65s. Team two-man best ball: 1. Kinney and Paul Michal, 16 under; 2. Beairsto and Fred Ortiz, 11 under; Jack Goin and Cleveland, 8 under; Bob Smith and Hal Riebesehl, 6 under; Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne, 5 under. Golfer of the week was Kinney.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Redfish, trout now becoming more active

    The weather is just now beginning to feel like fall as the late inshore season progresses. Redfish and speckled trout will become the most active fish as the temperature falls, even as they become less widely disbursed. Anglers have to begin to narrow their target areas in hopes of finding trout and drum sitting on places where food can still be found.

  • Sandpiper Bay concludes President’s Cup

    After four qualifying rounds, the 12 finalists played off for the President’s Cup. There were six players in the low gross competition and six in the low net competition. The finals were played on the Bay course, with nine holes played twice.

    Gross division: Bob Nicoletti, 74; Lance Lewin, 78; John Radziewski, 81; Al Hooker, 84; Bob Bryce, 86; Mike Finkelstein, 90.

    Net division: Jim Creighton, 64; Jim Kearns, 71; Don Moore, 72; Tom Ioven, 78; Tom Townsend, 79; Doug Williams, 80.

  • Tournament of Champions

    On Nov. 13-14, the men’s and women’s club champions from Brunswick County will tee it up in the seventh annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions. The tournament will take place at the Members Club at St. James Plantation with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

    Each year, the Brunswick Beacon honors our champions with this special edition. We celebrate the Best of the Best, those men and women who ripped their drives, blasted out of sand and sank putts from 30 feet away. 

  • Brunswick Juniors Youth volleyball club to have tryouts

     The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club (BJVBC) will begin its season Nov. 13. The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club is a newly established USAVB club program and is part of the Carolina Regional Volleyball Association. 

    BJVBC serves juniors players in the coastal southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina areas. Players from public and private schools, all surrounding counties and experienced or inexperienced in volleyball are invited to try out for BJVBC.

  • Shallotte football teams win league conference titles

    Shallotte teams have won regular-season championships in the Brunswick Football League.

    In the Senior Division, the Shallotte Bucs beat the Lockwood Folly Chiefs 27-6 on Saturday and finished 7-0. The Bucs scored 188 points and gave up 30.

    The Town Creek Bulldogs finished second (6-1).

    The Shallotte Pirates beat the Leland Panthers 6-0 on Saturday and finished 2-5.

  • Sports briefs

    Elks Hoop Shoot has begun

    About 3,000 pupils in elementary and middle schools in Shallotte and Calabash are competing this month in the first stage of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest.

    The Hoop Shoot has divisions for boys and girls ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Contestants will shoot the for the best-of-25 free throws.

    The finals will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Shallotte Middle School.