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Today's Sports

  • Finn begins to rebuild at South...

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — A winless 2013 football season has given some South Brunswick seniors a winning attitude as the 2014 season begins.

    New coach Daniel Finn praised the leadership of three seniors, which includes quarterback Cole Blackburn.

    “During practices he’s making our kids do things they should be doing when the coaches aren’t available,” Finn said. “He’s been a very pleasant surprise for us.”

  • New quarterbacks to lead...

     LELAND — Garry Bishop knows how to use talent. The latest proof of that was the indoor and outdoor state championships he coached the North Brunswick boys’ track and field teams in 2014.

    Entering his 21st season as head coach of the Scorpion football team, Bishop once again is assigning players to positions that fit their talent and will help North win football games.

  • Change in weather brings new...
  • Sunbelt Senior Tour players rule

     The Sunbelt Senior Tour came to Brick Landing last week and played a two-day rain-shortened tournament. I was there to watch most of it, and let me tell you, folks, these guys can play.

    Danny Edwards, a five-time PGA Tour winner, carded a 129 (65-64) in finishing first and winning $2,000. In second place was Roger Rowland (66-65— 131). Third place went to Tim Conley (70-64 — 134). Fourth place was a tie between John Whitty and Steve Ford. They both shot 36-hole a score of 5-under-par 137.

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Pebble...

     

    By Mike Gildea

    The crème de la crème … best of the best. That about describes Cameryn Smith, a golfer with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

     

    The national headquarters of The First Tee has announced that Smith, a senior at West Brunswick High School, is one of 81 participants ages 14 to 18 chosen nationwide to play at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the late September. She’ll be competing in The Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.

     

  • August is month to catch wahoo

    By Derek Treffinger

    It has been a long, hard week for fishermen along the Brunswick County beaches. The beginning of the week presented us a miserable 15- to 20-knot east wind that kept almost every fisherman stuck at the dock. Then to follow the wonderful wind we had, massive lines of wind, rain and thunderstorms hhovered over our coast almost all weekend. It seems we as fishermen cannot seem to catch a break here lately. However, there is one thing to look forward toward once this miserable weather ends: the fishing can only improve.

  • At Thistle Club, new things...

     

    I’d been hearing things about the Thistle Club for a while: new owners, new spec homes, golf course renovations and more.

    Like any good reporter, I decided it was time to track down those rumors and get the real scoop on what was happening over at the Thistle.

  • Golf Channel comes to The First...

     On Tuesday morning, July 29, Kelly Tilghman and Charlie Rymer of the Golf Channel came to The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    It was a totally awesome experience for the kids and coaches. They loved it.

  • Rules about anchored gill net...

     A few years ago, the harmful effects of sea turtle encounters with gill nets were brought to the mainstream. Technology has allowed concerned observers to capture video and pictures of all sorts of marine life destroyed by those careless with gill nets. Gill nets left unattended for several hours can capture and destroy many marine animals, such as sea turtles, dolphins, birds and sturgeon.

  • Cheer camp at West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE‑— Saying these cheerleaders performed before a receptive audience is like saying the beach has a lot of sand.

    Five age groups at the West Brunswick Cheer Camp received applause, whoops and hollers from family members and friends Wednesday, July 30, as their performance marked the end of the three-day camp.

    The 43 campers were showing off what they had learned.

    Katie Currie watched her daughter, Katybeth, 4, win the spirit award in the 3- to 4-year-olds division.