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Today's Sports

  • First BCC girls’ basketball camp...

     After each guest spoke and demonstrated drills at the first Brunswick Community College girls’ basketball camp, BCC women’s head basketball coach Ashlyn Burke asked the campers three things they learned. If they were unable to answer, they had to run from one end of the court to another before she again would ask the question. It was a way of combining exercise and reinforcing lessons, common at sports camps.

  • WBHS Little Girls’ Cheer Camp

     The WBHS Little Girls’ Cheer Camp had another big turnout, as nearly 170 girls participated in the three-day camp. The aspiring cheerleaders performed for family and friends June 30 in the West gym. Spectators filled one side of the bleachers to watch the performance. 

  • West Junior Legion team loses to...

     The West Brunswick Junior Legion baseball team lost 6-0 July 1 to Hoggard in the final game of the regular season.

    West, which split a nonconference doubleheader the day before to Durham Post 7, finished the regular season 11-7.

    West finished with five hits, and Ryan Sykes had three of them. He finished 3-for-3 with a single and two doubles. Dustin Darguzas and Andrew Pait had West’s other hits.

  • West's Simmons, Zio win...

    Two West Brunswick High School athletes and a coach participated in June in the XXIV Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

    Jesse Simmons, a rising junior, played for the Region 2 baseball team that won the bronze medal. Julianna Zio, a rising junior, played for the East soccer team that won the silver medal. Tripp Smith, the coach of the Trojans’ boys’ soccer team, coached the East boys’ soccer team that won the gold medal.

  • Schutzman wins ninth club title...

     Pat Schutzman has won the Winding River WGA club championship at Carolina National for the ninth time. 

    The championship was played June 21 and June 23 at Carolina National. All three courses were played over the two-day event. Despite the record-high temperatures, a field of 40 players competed in four flights and almost everyone finished. The Sunset Harbor fire department volunteer was at the site with ice, water and emergency equipment. 

    Beth Patria had a hole-in-one June 21 on eighth hole at the Heron Course.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     Winning the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association Stableford event Monday were Bob Nobes, Dave Harper, Odie Johnson and Bob Snopek (80 points). In second at 79 points was the team of George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and a draw. In third at 74 points was the team of Tom Arney, Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck and a draw.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    The team of Bob Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Hilda Hall and Carolyn Arney finished at 5-under par in the event June 23. Tom Arney, Morris Hall, Glen Green and Marianne Nobes were second at even par.

  • Adam Fulford wins fifth race...

    It was an exciting night for racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday night as two new faces visited victory lane. 

    To start the events on a hot and humid Saturday was the kids’ weekly bike race. The Hot Rod series winner was McKayla Sweeney, who traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Ohio to support Street Stock series driver Mark Hale. Adam Fulford won his third bike race of the season as he held off Jack Barnhill and newcomer Aiden Hetu, of Wilmington. 

  • Anglers having luck just about...

     Despite sweltering hot weather and high water temperatures, summer inshore fishing continues just as hot as the summer air. Anglers are having luck just about everywhere now, as many species are making up for a lackluster spring season by showing up as late but welcome visitors to the fishing season.

    Surf and pier action has been much better than it was in the spring. While fishing for sea mullet (whiting) has remained solid since the beginning of the spring, they are being joined in the surf now by feisty pompano and some unexpected spot.

  • Fish free in North Carolina...

    Fish for free in all public waters, including coastal waters, from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth of July. While everyone, residents and nonresidents, can fish in public waters on this date without a license, all other fishing regulations, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions, apply.

    Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and started in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day, which always falls on July 4, was created to promote the sport of fishing.

  • Yoga will keep you flexible and...

     Years ago, I had some serious back issues so I worked with a personal trainer who helped me strengthen the muscles that kept my spine aligned and strong. I remember my trainer saying that without muscles, we’d all be a pile of bones on the ground, that keeping my core muscles strong would help keep my bones (think spine) aligned. 

    John Wolchek, my trainer, taught me a series of back stretches I still do today.