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Today's Sports

  • Warm temperatures bring tough...

    As we enter the first week of August, most Brunswick County residents are more concerned about staying cool instead of their next fishing trip. This time of year brings unbearably hot temperatures to our region that give most of our predatory fish a bad case of lockjaw. These species, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, refuse to eat. Every year different bait presentations are tried, yet the fish do not bite as well as they do in the fall and spring. This leaves charter fishermen like myself with the question, “Will they decide to bite today?”

  • Brunswick West wins Dixie Debs...

    Brunswick West rallied from a 7-3 deficit and beat host East Ouachita (La.) South 12-7 in winning the Dixie Softball Debs World Series Aug. 5 in Monroe, La.

  • Four steps to catching Spanish...
  • Father-son champs are the Isleys

    Because I am a golf writer, I get updates and scores from the Carolinas Golf Association every week. For those new to the area or new to the game of golf, the Carolinas Golf Association was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golfers.

    It is the second largest golf association in the United States and has 700 member clubs in North and South Carolina. That’s huge, folks. At least 150,000 people are part of this organization.

  • McCumbee, McAleer win, take lead...

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer won for the second time this season in an IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race.

    McCumbee and McAleer finished first in the Street Tuner class Saturday, July 25, at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.

    They drove the No. 5 ModSpace Mazda MX-5 and gave C.J. Wilson Racing the lead in the point standings. Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

  • Gray Cheers plays in All-Star...

    GREEENSBORO — Gray Cheers finished his high school basketball career with the highest state honor possible: playing in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game.

    Cheers, a West Brunswick graduate, was one of 10 players on the East team in the game Monday night, July 20, at Greensboro Coliseum.

  • Brunswick West Belles finish...

    BURGAW — Brunswick West lost 6-3 to Lumberton in the title game Wednesday night, July 22, of the Dixie Softball Belles state tournament.

    After loading the bases in the top of the fourth inning, Lumberton scored four runs on a fielder’s choice, a single and a double in taking a 4-1 lead.

    Lumberton scored twice in the sixth in taking a 6-1 lead. Brunswick scored twice in the bottom of the sixth in cutting the lead to 6-3.

  • Brunswick West Debs win state...

    BURGAW — Brunswick West defeated Brunswick North 11-0 Wednesday, July 22, in the title game of the Dixie Softball Debs state tournament.

    The victory advanced Brunswick as North Carolina’s representative to the Dixie Debs World Series Aug. 1-5 in Monroe, La.

    Brunswick won state last year and finished second in the World Series. Members returning from that team are Caroline Gore, Skylar Wickel, McKenzie Benton, Myah Morse and Ashley Smith.

  • It’s flounder time
  • Jayla Rogers wins Magnolia...

    I’ve been writing this column for 13 years and each year brings wonderful surprises in the world of Brunswick County golf: new courses, renovations of older tracks; awesome green superintendents and golf pros and even a golf course designer (Tim Cate). We have hundreds of golfers and dozens of golf course communities. We have club champions and average players who have done wonderful things in their past lives, plus volunteers who make this a great community. I never run out of topics.