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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Local bowler finishes second in...

     The Rising Stars Youth Scholarship Tournament finals took place July 25 at Planet Fun and a local bowler had a second-place finish.

    “It was a great tournament final,” Planet Fun owner Brian McCall said. “Planet Fun was packed with parents and participants attending the final roll offs.”

    One of the top finishers was local bowler Chandler McCall, who bowled 114 pins higher than his average and earned a $1,100 scholarship.

  • Brunswick Debs second in World...

     The Brunswick County West softball team finished second in the Dixie Debs World Series last week in Atoka, Tenn.

    Brunswick, representing North Carolina in the 11-state tournament for girls ages 16 to 18, lost to 17-9 to defending champion Alexandria, La., in the second game of a doubleheader July 30.

    Brunswick reached the finals in the double-elimination tournament by beating Alabama 5-2 July 29. Caroline Gore pitched six innings and was the winning pitcher. Kim Cook pitched the seventh.

  • West Brunswick Ponytails second...

     CARTHAGE — West Brunswick finished second in the Dixie Ponytails Traditional state softball tournament July 16 at Hillcrest Park. In the eight-team tourney for girls ages 11 to 12, West Brunswick finished 3-2.

    Brunswick opened the tourney July 12 by beating Fuquay-Varina 14-4. The next day, Brunswick beat Hoke 4-0.

    Brunswick lost 5-4 to Lumberton on July 14. In a loser-out game July 15 against Dunn, Brunswick won 2-0. The victory qualified Brunswick for the title game against unbeaten Lumberton, which Lumberton won 1-0.

  • Brunswick County Junior Dixie...

     The Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    In its first-round game July 12, Brunswick County lost 5-2 to Columbus County.

    In a second-round game July 13, Brunswick County lost 7-4 to Bessemer City. The loss eliminated Brunswick from the tourney.

    Against Bessemer City, Brunswick was held hitless for four innings and finished with three hits. Bryce Guyer had a hit. Hayden Hughes had a hit and two walks. Jacob Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

  • West Brunswick expected to hire...

     After much speculation, Bob Hanna will be the head football coach at West Brunswick High School, West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    Hanna is expected to be approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education on July 15, Fletcher said. The final holdup to Hanna’s hiring was the completion of the requisite background check.

  • West Brunswick expected to hire...

     After much speculation, Bob Hanna will be the head football coach at West Brunswick High School, West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    Hanna is expected to be approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education on July 15, Fletcher said. The final holdup to Hanna’s hiring was the completion of the requisite background check.