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Today's Sports

  • No-hitter, great catch highlight...

     Gray Cheers and Justin Wittkofsky combined on a no-hitter as Brunswick County routed Duplin County 12-0 Sunday in a second-round game of the N.C. Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament at Smithville Park in Southport.

    Cheers pitched three innings and struck out eight batters. He struck out the side in the second inning. He walked three. Wittkofsky pitched the final two innings and struck out four. He struck out the side in the fifth.

  • Leland Legion team 0-2 in state...

     

    The Leland Post 68 Junior American Legion Baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament over the weekend in Durham.

    In the double-elimination tourney, Post 68 made seven errors as it lost 8-6 to Kernersville in a first-round game July 16. Kernersville scored four runs in the first and led 6-2 after five innings.

    Post 68 scored in the sixth, but Kernersville scored twice in the seventh for an 8-3 lead. Post 68 scored three runs in the seventh and had the bases loaded with two outs before the game ended on a groundout.

  • McCumbee has season-best sixth-...

     Chad McCumbee had a season-best sixth-place finish in an ARCA race Saturday in Mansfield, Ohio.

    McCumbee started 13th out of the 31 drivers who raced in the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200. McCumbee finished one lap down in the 200-lap race.

    Max Gresham, a 17-year-old from Griffin, Ga., led the final 47 laps in winning in his third career ARCA Racing Series start.

  • Brunswick teams win openers in...

     SOUTHPORT—Four Brunswick County pitchers gave up three unearned runs as Brunswick beat Hope Mills 4-3 July 17 at Smithville Park in a first-round game of the N.C. Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament. Brunswick plays a second-round game at 5:30 p.m. Sunday

    And Brunswick beat Columbus County 11-1 in the N.C. Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament. Brunswick plays a second-round game at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. (Stories of both games will be online Sunday night.)

  • Local teens to attend The First...

    Greg Hensley and Harrison Taylor, from the First Tee of Brunswick County, have been selected to attend The First Tee PLAYer Advanced Academy, July 27-Aug. 3 at California State University at Monterey Bay. They are among 25 chapter participants, ages 14-18, selected to participate.  

    The First Tee has 204 chapters in the United States and abroad. The Brunswick County Chapter is the only one with two attendees.  

  • USGA awards $20,000 grant to The...

     The United States Golf Association recently awarded a $20,000 grant to The First Tee of Brunswick County. The presentation was made June 16 at the Dennis Walters Show at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation.  

    On hand to represent the USGA was Dallas Clark. Since 1997, the USGA has provided more than $60 million in grants to more than 900 not-for-profit organizations that serve youth through golf and its values.  

  • New coach training, volunteer...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is in need of volunteers. The fall season is approaching and The First Tee is expanding its programs. New volunteers are needed to help assist with classes. You do not have to be a good golfer or even a golfer at all. You just need to care. Please attend our new coach training/volunteer orientation to learn more about our program at 2 p.m. July 21 at Cinghiale Creek (directions are available online on our website).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Arcadian Shores: Low nets: Dennis Kean, 74; Reggie Auten, 76. Team two low nets: Auten, Kean, Dennis McCann and Larry Cecil, 15-under par. Golfer of the week was Reggie Auten.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Greens gasping in brutal heat

     This is an extremely hot summer, and we’re not even into August yet. Because of the intense heat, our golf courses are suffering and our golf course superintendents are working overtime to save their greens. 

    Trent Bouts, the media director for the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, issued a press release to members of the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association last week advising them of the current harsh weather conditions and the various steps that are being taken to keep our putting surfaces smooth and healthy. 

  • Fishing variety continues...

     Fishing has continued good throughout the area for a variety of species, despite water temperatures climbing well into the 80s.  

    In the backwater, the flounder, redfish and speckled trout have been biting. It is typical for the flounder and redfish to be good, but the surprising resurgence of speckled trout has many inshore guys scratching their heads.