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Community Sports

  • Local Cape Fear swimmers achieve time standards
    Three county swimmers in the Cape Fear Aquatic Club achieved USA Swimming national age group time standards in the first meet of the indoor season. Lucas Kuhn, in the boys’ 8U, and Teddy Johnson, in the boys’ 10U and McKenzie White in the girls’ 10U, met the marks in the three-day meet hosted by the Waves of Wilmington Swim Club. Kuhn was seventh in the 25-yard butterfly (22.55 seconds), eighth in the 25 freestyle (19:21), eighth in the 25 backstroke (24.79) and 15th in the 25 breaststroke (31.72).  These were personal-best times.
  • Sports briefs
    Sloup wins non-league match In a three-team nonconference golf match among the South Brunswick, Ashley and Hoggard high schools Oct. 7 at the St. James Plantation Founder Club, South’s Ashley Sloup was the winner, shooting a 49. The golfers played the back nine, a par-36 of 2,600 yards. South’s Stefanie Zapf shot a 51 and Madison Brendle and Abby Kjome 53s in leading the Cougars to the team victory over Ashley, 153-179. Molly Gore shot a 55.
  • Oyster Festival road race is Saturday
    The 30th annual Oyster Festival Road Race is 8 a.m. Oct. 16 at Ocean Isle Beach. Runners may compete in the 1-mile fun run, the 5K or the 10K. Registration closing date is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. The fee is $35. The course is flat asphalt with some areas of hard sand. The start and finish lines are near the community center. All race participants will be able to use their race number for free entry into the N.C. Oyster Festival that day. The first 400 to register will get a free special edition road race T-shirt. Walkers are welcome. Pets and skates are not allowed. 
  • Bowling scores
    WEEKLY SCORES FOR PLANET FUN Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker-279-248-227-754, Branden Carter-269-225-225-719, Avery Brewer-264-256-711, Jeffrey Evans-259-235-223-717, Jonathan Lowery-258-212-639, Michael Ward-256-227-658, Sam Harris-256-631, Gary Armistead-248-233-652, Len Mishue-246-228-227-701, Chris Arcaro-244-235-637, Jeff Harrelson-238-226-645, Lee Olson-234-214-205-653, Jack Villaca-230-621, George Jacobs-234, Don Ruth-222, Rick LaChance-210, Brian McCall-209, Randy Brown-203, Angeline Johnson-205-567.
  • Wilmington runners win BFA race
    Heather Magill, of Wilmington, won the annual Brunswick Family Assistance Sea Trail Plantation 5-Miler Sept. 11. Magill, 29, finished in 30 minutes, 42 seconds. Adam Rose, 32, of Wilmington, was the top male finisher and was second overall at 31:41. Gage Hicks, 20, of Little River, S.C., was third in 32:13. Sean Tracy, of Sneads Ferry, was fourth at 33:56. Andrea Rose, 31, of Wilmington, was the second-fastest female runner, finishing ninth overall in 36:03. Donna Dejong was the third-fastest female runner, finishing 11th overall in 41:03.
  • Chad McCumbee finishes eighth in ARCA race
    For the third straight ARCA race, Chad McCumbee finished eighth. McCumbee finished eighth Saturday in the Kentuckians Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway in Indiana. McCumbee started sixth out of 30 drivers. He completed 199 of the 200 laps. For the season, McCumbee has five top-10 finishes in 15 starts.
  • McCumbee eighth in ARCA Toledo race
    For the second straight week, Chad McCumbee finished eighth in an ARCA Racing Series race. McCumbee started 13th Sunday in the Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200 in Toledo, Ohio. He finished 196 of the 200 laps. Chris Buescher earned his second ARCA Racing Series victory of 2010. Buescher held off a challenge from Craig Goess to win by 2.6 seconds.
  • McCumbee eighth at ARCA dirt-track race
    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100 in DuQuoin, Ill. McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts. Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second. There were 11 cautions for 42 laps, and the average race speed was 72.735 mph.
  • Adam Fulford wins Mini-Stock title
    BY KASSIE HUGHES MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY Myrtle Beach Speedway crowned champions and ended its 2010 points season with exciting racing from all divisions Saturday. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series was the main featured event of the night with two 35-lap races. Jeremy McDowell won the pole, clocking in at 21.182 seconds, which is about 91 mph. McDowell shared the front row with Justin Milliken. 
  • Early accident ends McCumbee’s ARCA race
    An accident a few laps after the green flag waved ended Chad McCumbee’s race Friday in the ARCA Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. McCumbee started seventh out of 39 drivers. It was his best start of the season. He was credited with six laps and a 33rd-place finish. The accident occurred when Casey Roderick, who started third, hit the wall. This caused a chain reaction that led to Mikey Kile turning into McCumbee. McCumbee suffered heavy front-end damage and was forced to retire.