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Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • Tips to catch those lazy fish...

     Inshore fishing remains in the stranglehold of what fishermen refer to as the summer doldrums. There are fish present and feeding but everything becomes sluggish during the heat of the day, which can fool some folks into thinking there are no fish around. Instead of giving in, try these tips for summer fishing.

  • Hunting rules go into effect Aug...

    The proposed hunting and trapping rule changes approved by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission in March 2009 but delayed for legislative review will go into effect on Aug. 1.

    Along with these delayed rules, hunting, trapping and fishing rules proposed for the  2010-11 seasons, approved by the commission in March, go into effect on Aug. 1.

  • McCumbee 16th in ARCA race

    Chad McCumbee finished 16th in the ARCA Prairie Meadows 200 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway in Newton.

    McCumbee started 24th out of 38 drivers and finished 194 of the 200 laps. This was McCumbee’s sixth start of the season in the ARCA Racing Series. He has no top-10 finishes. 

    Tom Hessert, 24, took charge early and drove to his first career ARCA Racing Series victory.

    This was the ninth of 20 races this season. The next ARCA race is the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200 July 17 at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park.

  • Migratory game bird seasons set

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.

    Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides frameworks from which to choose the seasons and the commission selects the actual dates within these guidelines. The commission allowed public input on the seasons throughout June on its website, www.ncwildlife.org.

    The 2010-11 seasons for webless migratory game birds and waterfowl early seasons are the following:

  • Stanley commits to ECU

    South Brunswick High School senior football player Terrell Stanley has committed to play for the Pirates at East Carolina University. 

    The commitment is not binding. The first day to sign a letter of intent is Feb. 2.

    Stanley has grown in the last two years not only physically—now standing at 6-feet, 3 inches and weighing 266 pounds—but also emotionally.

  • 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.