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Today's Sports

  • 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.” 

  • Holmes selected to All-America...

    Brock Holmes is the first Brunswick Community College baseball player to be selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-America team.

    Holmes, in his freshman year, made third-team All-America in Division II. BCC coach Robbie Allen said Holmes deserved the recognition.

    “We were concerned about him, where his role was going to be in our rotation,” Allen said. “We were concerned as to whether or not he was even going to be in the rotation or be eligible to play for us.

  • Town Creek All-Stars play in...

     The North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball AA state tournament had first-round games Saturday at Town Creek Park. Host Town Creek played Kenansville in a first-round game and lost. Here are photos of some of the Town Creek players in action.