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Today's Sports

  • Fishing continues to improve...

     

    Capt. Derek Treffinger

    It seems as if our fish population of Brunswick County has finally crept out of its winter haunts for good. This past week signified fish are around and they are hungry. Water temperatures along the beach climbed to a mild 65 degrees last weekend, providing the fish another reason to come closer to shore. No matter whether you were to fish inshore, nearshore or offshore, the bite has been better than what it was three weeks ago.

  • BCC beats Patrick Henry CC,...

     

    BOLIVIA —  The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 9-3 Sunday, April 19, at Founders Field.

    BCC scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth in taking a 3-2 lead. The Dolphins scored five in the seventh and one in the eighth on the way to the victory.

    BCC finished with 13 hits. Taylor Stephens had a hit, a walk and was hit by a pitch.

  • Shot put titlist Derrick Wheeler...

     LELAND — Coach Garry Bishop stood next to the table where North Brunswick senior Derrick Wheeler was seated and spoke about the traits that have made Wheeler a three-time state champion in the shot put.

    In North’s gym April 15 before many students and with family present, Wheeler was about to sign a letter of intent to attend N.C. A&T State University. Before Wheeler signed, Bishop read from two pages of notes about why Wheeler has succeeded. Among the traits: coachable, respectful, likable, dedicated.

  • Cook, St. Andrews finish regular...

     Troy Baranik

    St. Andrews SID

    Kim Cook pitched St. Andrews to a 2-0 victory as it swept its final two games of the softball season against conference foe Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) April 13 in Laurinburg.

    With the victories, SAU finished fifth and 12-8 in the AAC. The 12 victories are SAU’s most conference victories since the 2004 team also had 12 (but in Division II).

  • Trojans defeat Ashley in baseball

    West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-2 Tuesday, April 14, in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game in Wilmington.

    West scored four runs in the second and two in the third on the way to the victory.

    Charlie Carcich had three RBIs. Austin Turner had two hits. Zachary Johnson hit a double. Hunter Ashburn hit a triple. Gray Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

    Brett Babson was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up five hits and had eight strikeouts.

    West is 5-3 in the conference, 14-3 overall.

  • Magnolia Greens hosts first east...

    Golfers have an opportunity to hits the links to support the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) April 17.

    The MARSOC Foundation is bringing its fundraising golf tournament to the east coast and chose Leland to host the first event.

    The MARSOC Foundation East Coast Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Magnolia Greens Golf Course.

    George Rogers, CEO of national sponsor RQ Construction, said they decided on golf tournaments for fundraising because it allows people to help the cause while doing something they already enjoy.

  • Sloup receives Big South golf...

     Winthrop senior Jennifer Dilger and freshman Ashley Sloup have been voted to receive Big South Conference women's golf awards at the 2015 Big South Championship tournament in Georgetown, S.C.

    Sloup, a South Brunswick graduate, was voted to the All-Freshman team after averaging 78.74 strokes in 19 rounds. She had two top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes in Winthrop’s eight tournaments.

  • Spring fishing fires off

     This past week was a perfect example of what spring fishing is all about. The seas finally calmed and many anglers got an opportunity to go fishing for the first time this year. Most folks experienced their best luck with wahoo, mahi mahi and blackfin tuna in various places along the Gulf Stream. In addition to the hot Gulf Stream bite, anglers that fished in the 30- to 40-mile range had great luck as well. Almost every boat that went bottom fishing in this range brought back big black sea bass, vermillion snapper, triggerfish and amberjack.

  • Fast changes in our fishery

     The water temperatures have gone from the low 60s to the low 70s in a week. We have had winds from all directions last week, but the east winds really started over the weekend. Water color was great Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, but once the winds changed to the east our water went back to a dark brown. The only green water we are seeing in the Ocean Isle area is near the Shallotte Inlet and Tubbs Inlet during a rising tide. Conditions are changing quickly and the fishing also has been changing quickly.

  • Invisible homeless in county...

     A few weeks ago, my friend and neighbor, Stan Rogoff, spoke to me about the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition and its first golf tournament May 2 at Brierwood. Rogoff is on the board of directors and was hoping I would do a column about it.

    The problem was this: Brunswick County is filled with golf courses and fundraising events. Sometimes there are two or three charity golf tournaments in one weekend.

    If I wrote about all of them, I would write nothing else.