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Today's Sports

  • Sunbelt Senior Tour players rule

     The Sunbelt Senior Tour came to Brick Landing last week and played a two-day rain-shortened tournament. I was there to watch most of it, and let me tell you, folks, these guys can play.

    Danny Edwards, a five-time PGA Tour winner, carded a 129 (65-64) in finishing first and winning $2,000. In second place was Roger Rowland (66-65— 131). Third place went to Tim Conley (70-64 — 134). Fourth place was a tie between John Whitty and Steve Ford. They both shot 36-hole a score of 5-under-par 137.

  • August is month to catch wahoo

    By Derek Treffinger

    It has been a long, hard week for fishermen along the Brunswick County beaches. The beginning of the week presented us a miserable 15- to 20-knot east wind that kept almost every fisherman stuck at the dock. Then to follow the wonderful wind we had, massive lines of wind, rain and thunderstorms hhovered over our coast almost all weekend. It seems we as fishermen cannot seem to catch a break here lately. However, there is one thing to look forward toward once this miserable weather ends: the fishing can only improve.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County wins opener in...

     The Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team won its first-round state tournament game 5-3 against Hope Mills July 12 at Smithville Park.

    For Brunswick, Davis Julian was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jacksen McLeod was 2-for-2 with a walk and one RBI. Campbell Pryor was 1-for-2 with a walk and one RBI. Austin Reed walked and singled in three plate appearances. Owen McDowell also had one of Brunswick’s seven hits.

    McDowell was the winning pitcher, giving up three runs and eight hits in 4.1 innings. He walked two and struck out six.

  • West Brunswick hires volleyball...

     West Brunswick High School has filled coaching vacancies for volleyball and baseball. The school board on July 1 approved T.J. Spivey to be the baseball coach and Larry Salefsky to be the volleyball coach.

    Bob Hanna has been recommend to be the football coach, but he was not approved July 1 by the school board.

     

    Volleyball

    Salefsky, 28, most recently was the Coastal Carolina University assistant volleyball coach, accepting the job in August 2013. CCU ended the 2013 season 19-12.

  • 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