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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick to defend title in...

    Two Brunswick County teams will be participating in July 17-22 at Smithville Park in Southport in the North Carolina Dixie Boys Baseball state tournaments.

    Brunswick is the defending champion in the Dixie Boys tournament (for 14-year-olds). Brunswick plays a first-round game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Field 2 against Columbus County. 

    If Brunswick wins, it plays a second-round game at 3:15 p.m. Sunday on Field 2 against either Dallas or Duplin County. If Brunswick loses its first-round game, it plays at 12:15 p.m. Monday on Field 1 in a loser-out game.

  • Debs lose in finals; Angels...

    The Brunswick County Debs softball team lost twice Monday in the finals of a qualifying tourney for the Dixie Softball World Series, which begins July 31 in Vancleave, Miss.

    The Debs (16- to 18-year-olds) reached the championship finals of the North Carolina Dixie Debs Softball state tournament in Cherryville.

    Brunswick was one of four teams in the double-elimination tourney. The Debs opened the series by beating South Stanly 3-1 Saturday.

  • Leland Post 68 advances to...

     LELAND—The Post 68 Junior American Legion Baseball team beat West Bladen 4-2 Friday night in completing a three-game playoff sweep that advanced Leland to the state tournament.

    Winning pitcher T.J. Faircloth gave up three hits and one earned run in four-plus innings. He walked three and struck out one.

    Reliever Dylan Reed pitched no-hit, shutout baseball in the final three innings. He walked two and struck out two.

  • Club 25 Tourney played at Crow...

     Diane Belair (Prestwick) shot a 75 and won the Club 25 Tournament June 22 at Crow Creek. Barb Cleghorn (Whispering Pines) was second and Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) third. Heidi Cherry (Myrtle Beach National) and Barb Guhl (Pine Valley) tied for fourth. Candace Cochrane (Sandpiper), Judy Nicoletti (Sandpiper), and Marie Strickler (Carolina Shores) tied for sixth.

  • Brookers win Ocean Ridge member-...

     The 2010 Ocean Ridge MGA member-guest tourney was played June 26-27 on Tiger’s Eye Golf Course. Thirty-eight two-man teams participated in the event, which included 14 teams of father-son or father-son-in-law. 

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

     Brierwood

    The team of Rita DuGan, Ron Arvidson and Larry Boyer finished first at 1-under par in the Brierwood 9-hole mixed scramble June 30. At even par was the team of Sharon Beavers, Jean Bowen, Glen Green and Bob Nobes and the team of Deloris Gausch, Liz Boyer, Ralph Trimmer and Morris Hall. 

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION LGL

  • Family reunions are a time for...

     Our first family reunion was in 1976 in Quebec, Canada, at a cottage on the Ile d’Orleans on the St. Laurence River just outside of Quebec City.   

    About 35 of us assembled there, some stayed in the summer cottage my husband’s Aunt Ann owned, others brought their campers. A few stayed in a motel down the street. 

  • Hensley attends The First Tee...

    From 204 chapters worldwide, The First Tee selected 29 students to attend the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The inaugural First Tee Training Program took place June 1-5 and included golf instruction in full swing, short game, course management, mental preparation and physical training.

    Of the 29 students, The First Tee chapters from 12 states were represented: California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Early morning and night fishing...

     A cool front came in last week and made temperatures more bearable again, and we are still holding in the low 90s. 

    Water temperature is still extremely high everywhere, however, and what was a solid few weeks of fishing all over has turned into more of the usual summer pattern, with fish very deep or inactive during a large part of the day. Early morning and night fishing are the best options now.

  • Inspirations Dance Centre...

     Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Gold” and “Platinum” ratings for six group dances, two duets and six solos in a recent competition. 

    The Extreme Company received a platinum first place and sixth overall for its jazz dance “Aha!” and a platinum first place and fifth overall for its contemporary dance “Slow Me Down.”