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Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • Sea Trail wins interclub event

     Sea Trail captured the opening event in 2010 for the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association tournament played June 22 on the Tiger’s Eye course at Ocean Ridge Plantation.

    Sea Trail, the 2009 CCIA Champions, narrowly defeated Ocean Ridge to take the early lead in the 2010 standings.

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • Taylor to attend Life Skills and...

    Chandler Taylor, a participant of The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Manhattan, Kan. The academy takes place July 13-20 at Kansas State University. Taylor was among 100 Chapter participants, ages 13-17, selected to participate in the academy experience. The First Tee has 204 chapters.  

    Taylor lives in Shallotte and will be a freshman in the fall at West Brunswick High School. 

  • Laney sweeps West in doubleheader

    The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team made seven errors over two games in 6-3 and 7-0 losses to Laney on Monday evening at West.

    Each team entered the game with one conference loss, and the two losses virtually end West’s hopes for a conference title. Only one team from the conference will advance to the playoffs, which begin next week. West is 10-6 overall.

  • Colin Minor and Ryan Minor win...

     Ryan Minor won the hammer throw, the discus throw and the shot put at the North Carolina USATF Junior Olympics state meet June 25-27 at N.C. A&T University.

    Competing in the young men division, Minor’s hammer throw was 189 feet, 9 inches. His discus throw was 151-8, 17 feet farther than the second-place mark. He put the 12-pound shot 56-2.5, more than 7 feet farther than the second-place mark.

    Minor is the current NCHSAA Class 3A state champion in the shot put. He was second in the discus at the 2010 state meet.

  • West Brunswick beats Post 68

     West Brunswick kept itself in the running for a division title by beating Leland Post 68 10-0 Thursday in a Junior American Legion Baseball game.

    West scored two unearned runs in the first inning and scored eight in the fifth to end the game. The victory avenged a 5-1 loss June 4 at North.

    Landon Tilley was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked two and struck out one.