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Today's Sports

  • Sunset Beach race photos
  • Scorpions win twice in softball...

     The North Brunswick softball team beat Red Springs 13-2 May 13 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A state playoffs.

    North finished with seven hits and eight walks.

    Kasey Klutz was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBIs. Shenice Harrison was 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Preston Ellenberg was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Stacy Fodrie was 1-for-2. Summer White was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

    Macey Bordeaux was 1-for-2 with a double. Valerie Renna had one RBI.

  • Lady Trojans win twice in...

     SHALLOTTE — Call it “Rookies to the Rescue.”

    Although the entire lineup contributed, three West Brunswick freshmen belted hits

    for a come-from-behind 9-6 win over West Craven in the first round of the state

    playoffs Wednesday night, May 14.

    “It’s a sign of a good team to keep battling back,” West Brunswick coach Joe Noble

    said. “Caroline (Gore) came in and shut ’em down, and three of our freshmen had big

    hits.”

  • VIDEO: Colin Minor wins state...

     GREENSBORO — South Brunswick senior Colin Minor successfully defended his North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state championship in the shot put Friday, May 16, at N.C. A&T State University.

    Minor put the shot a personal-record 58 feet, 6 inches, winning the event by 3 feet.

    The victory matches the two titles won by brother Ryan (2010 and 2011).

  • Floundering around in June

     

    It has been a typical spring season for the Brunswick islands. The winter cold overlapped well into our spring season, stunning the migration and growth of bait. It has been harder than usual to find finger mullet, shrimp and menhaden. These are all staple food sources for our flounder when they start to travel from the ocean into our backwater looking for an easy meal.

  • 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.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    Hurricane Arthur drenched the area July 3, but many golf leagues had their events either before or after that day. Below are summaries submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Prevent heat stroke in the dog...

     Dear friends and fellow golfers, we are in July and August, the hot and humid months, here on the Carolina coast. That’s great because we have the beach, boating, fishing and perhaps a pool to hang out in. We have backyard cookouts and pig roasts and just sitting on the back porch and vegging out with a cool drink and good friends. 

  • Hurricane passes and mullet...

     The fishing column has been absent the last couple weeks but not because of the lack of fishing action. We are in the peak of our busy season and traffic should remain steady until mid-August. We have just experienced our first close call this season with a hurricane and we should be thankful for the near miss. Folks on the Outer Banks got the worst of it, but it could have been much worse. Let’s hope this is the first and last one we have to deal with this season.

  • In Jolly Mon King Classic, tough...

     By Derek Treffinger

    The big weekend has come to an end. Tournament anglers slide their boats back onto the trailer either licking their wounds or counting the cash they won from the big king mackerel tournament last weekend. For some of you that are unaware of the event, the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic took place Thursday, June 26, through Sunday, June 29, out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.