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Today's Sports

  • Pro profile: Brett Thomaswick of...

     Brett Thomaswick has been the head golf professional at Sandpiper Bay for six months and he loves his job.

    A giant of a man at 6 feet, 6 inches, Brett grew up in Ford City, Pa., just north of Pittsburgh. He played basketball and baseball in high school. When he was 17, his father (an avid golfer) took him to an exhibition match at La Trobe Country Club. Brett was standing on a slight knoll behind one of the greens when Arnold Palmer hit a shot that flew the green and rolled right to him.

  • ’Tis the season to go bluefin...

     Amid holiday shopping and festivities, there have been rumors of large fish migrating unexpectedly off Brunswick County’s coast. If you are thinking of a species of tuna, you are on the right track. ’Tis the season of bluefin tuna fishing.

  • Good fishing in winter weather

     Most outdoorsmen are putting their coveralls on to go sit in the deer stand or duck blind. Here along our coast you will still see plenty of boats cruising up and down the waterway chasing after some good wintertime fishing. The weather has been mild so far this year, making for more pleasurable fishing conditions. This week is looking chilly with the north winds blowing steadily. Our water temperatures are hovering just a little bit above average, but this next cold front should get us around the 50-degree mark.

  • Cold brings on the bite

     The boat had nearly an eighth of an inch of frost on its surface, creating an ice-skating rink. The north winds were blowing just hard enough to make your face feel as if someone was throwing needles at you. The air temperature was in the low 30s, making things a bit uncomfortable. However, the water temperature was still hovering just above the 50-degree mark, which is perfectly comfortable for speckled trout, black drum and redfish.

  • Great fishing over Thanksgiving...
  • Pressure defense leads to BCC...

     BOLIVIA — A loose strand of nylon net dangled from the hoop on the Brunswick Community College end of the court.

    But there wasn’t anything loose about BCC’s pressure defense as the Dolphins beat Wake Tech 77-62 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym Nov. 25.

  • Be thankful for the Brunswick...

     At the end of November, most people focus their attention to cooking the perfect turkey rather than fishing. However, this time of year can produce impressive inshore, near shore and offshore fishing if you can get away from the kitchen.

  • Speckled trout, redfish prime...

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday is usually the last celebration for most vacation homeowners in the Brunswick Islands. After this last celebration, many will winterize their homes and will return just before the Easter holiday to get things back up and running again. Just because everyone leaves does not mean that the fishing stops. The fishing can see some really good days for those willing to deal with the cooler temperatures. Speckled trout and redfish are the two prime targets through the winter months.

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m...

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.

  • Talk of the town has been the...

     Brunswick County has endured a few days of bone-chilling temperatures in the past week. Northeast winds swept across our area on Friday, Nov. 14, yet the fish continue to bite. From the beach to the Gulf Stream, the fish are feeding.