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Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Adam Fulford wins for sixth time this season
    After taking a weekend off, drivers at Myrtle Beach Speedway were back and ready for racing Saturday.
  • Milliken brings out the broom at Myrtle Beach Speedway
    BY KASSIE HUGHES MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY Justin Milliken had a two-win sweep Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Lucas Willliams won his first race Limited Late Model race of the 2010 season. Anxious and feisty were the only words to describe the Limited-Late Model drivers. With many drivers taking advantage to the new payout agreement, the field was the largest field of the season. 
  • McCumbee finishes 10th in Saturday’s ARCA race
    Chad McCumbee finished 10th Saturday in the Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. McCumbee started 13th out of 31 drivers and was one of 11 drivers who completed all 200 laps. Joey Coulter won the race, beating Patrick Sheltra by 0.768 of a second on the 0.4375-mile oval. The win was Coulter’s first in ARCA Racing Series. Coulter is the 11th different winner in the 2010 season and the 10th first-time winner this season.
  • Inspirations Dance Centre participates in Star Talent Nationals
     Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded High Gold and Platinum ratings for four group dances, two duets and six solos in the Star Talent Nationals July 10 at Brunswick Community College.  Savanna Moore received first overall teen soloist. Kaitlyn Haman received second overall teen soloist. Casey Rogers received third overall teen extreme soloist. Megan Houser won first overall senior soloist and Ashley Mitchell won first overall junior soloist. Auriella Rosendahl received sixth overall petite soloist.
  • Tyler Stanley is Campbell Camper of Week
    Tyler Stanley was named Camper of the Week July 11-15 at the Campbell University Boys Basketball School. David Dewey, a Campbell basketball player and one of the coaches at the camp, said the Camper of the Week was based an overall evaluation of the camper “through all aspects, from basketball skills, to attitude and character on and off the court.” Stanley, 12, is a student-athlete at Shallotte Middle School.
  • Wave rider: Powell continues to star in surfing
    Michael Powell continues to have the best months of his surfing career. In the sixth annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am event July 18 at Wrightsville Beach, Powell finished first and won $5,000. This victory came one month after Powell made college surfing history at the National Collegiate Championships at Salt Creek, Calif. Powell, competing for UNCW, became the first East Coast college surfer to win a national title.
  • West Angels finish second at state
    After losing its first game in a no-hitter, the West Brunswick Angels rallied and finished second in the eight-team Dixie Softball tournament in July for 9- and 10-year-olds. “It was good competition,” manager David Pridgen said. “All the games were very competitive.” West qualified for the state tourney by winning a district championship.
  • Hale wins seventh race of season
    A full moon hung over Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 24 as the drivers completed another weekend of Saturday night racing. Before the full moon, Bryant Barnhill took his first bike win of the season. Barnhill has become a regular competitor of the Hot Rods bike division. The Young Guns participants are gaining momentum, as Adam Fulford Jr. continues on his winning streak. Jack Barnhill had a close second, with Easton Swain and Hudson Hale rounding up the field.