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Today's Sports

  • Stories to tell about ‘monster’...

    The fishing world around Ocean Isle Beach exploded this week with reports of big monster fish being caught. I had high expectations with a full moon and special clients coming in from West Virginia. Capt. Brant McMullan, Capt. Barrett McMullan and a unique crew of young children ventured 92 nautical miles offshore in search of a swordfish early last week. The crew was successful in landing a 245-pound swordfish, causing other anglers to ponder the idea to try out this fishery.

  • A week full of big fish in...
  • CCU second in S.H.A.R.E. King...

    Coastal Carolina’s fishing team has done it again.

    Last weekend it finished second in the S.H.A.R.E. King Mackerel Tournament, based out of Wrightsville Beach. As I stated in my column last week, the CCU fishing team earned top honors by placing first in the Got-Em-On King Mackerel tournament — and darn if it didn’t come out swinging again last weekend.

  • Coastal Carolina wins Got-Em-On...
  • Leland Ponytails photos
  • Bait pod fishery emerges off...

    As a charter captain, I strive to give my customers the most enjoyable fishing experience possible on every trip. Whether that be 60 miles offshore trolling for wahoo or catching pinfish off a dock along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, I attempt to put my best foot forward. This element of being a fisherman is surprisingly the easiest to me. Simply having a good attitude and putting in the most effort possible typically results in a good day of fishing.

  • Let’s talk about the fiasco at...

     

    Everyone in the world of golf is talking about the recent U.S. Open. It was Dustin Johnson’s first win in a major with a huge controversy over a rules infraction that ultimately penalized Johnson one stroke but did not cost him the tournament.

  • Windy conditions bring tough...

     It seems as if our coast may never catch a break from the bad weather this year. Two weeks ago, Tropical Storm Bonnie disrupted our fishing patterns, and just as the weather is about to settle down, Tropical Storm Colin is scheduled to graze our coast as well. The good news is that after a long span of bad, turbulent sea conditions, usually a long span of calm conditions soon follows. 

  • Ashley Sloup: A real winner

    I’ve known Ashley Sloup since she was in grade school and a charter member of The First Tee of Brunswick County. She was always smiling, interacting with the coaches, hitting the ball long and straight for a 10-year-old, and demonstrating the Nine Core Values of The First Tee in everything she did. I was on the board of directors then and we all speculated on where and how far she would go.

  • West Brunswick’s Carlyle, Spivey...

    West Brunswick’s Johnathan Carlyle and T.J. Spivey have swept Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball honors.

    Coaches voted for the conference awards. Athletes were chosen on the basis of conference game statistics.

    Carlyle, a junior pitcher, is the MEC Player of the Year.

    “Carlyle was very consistent for us all season,” Spivey said. “He picked up huge conference wins over Topsail, Hoggard twice and new Hanover twice, including the conference championship clinching win. His ERA was under 1 all season.”