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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Golf roundup

     Scores and highlights reported by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Sunbelt Senior Tour coming to...

     The Sunbelt Senior Tour has been around these parts for 19 years. Founded by Don Barnes, the Sunbelt Senior Tour originally played most of its events in and around the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, S.C., and areas immediately to the north and south).

    This year, the Sunbelt Senior Tour will play at Brick Landing on Aug. 4-7.

    The Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour prides itself on being the No. 1 developmental tour for players seeking to play on the Champions Tour.    

  • Braves’ top pick in draft...

     When the Atlanta Braves recently signed 18-year-old first-round draft pick Braxton Davidson — who received a $1.70 million signing bonus — Billy Best probably felt as if he had slammed a walk-off home run.

    Best, a Leland native, is a scout for the Braves and he scouted Davidson.

    “I was extremely happy for the kid,” Best said.

    The Braves had taken pitchers with their first selection in five of the previous six Major League Baseball first-year player drafts, and in this draft 19 of their 40 picks were pitchers.