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Today's Sports

  • Dixie Chicken tournament raises...

    Area anglers were among the winners in the 11th Annual Dixie Chicken Funament, a multiple-species fishing tournament created in memory of Jim Caudle to raise funds for his namesake Artificial Reef Foundation.

    The tourney took place Memorial Day weekend at the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Hot weather brings change in...

     The hot days and climbing water temperatures have caused us to move into a summertime fishing pattern a bit quicker than I expected. That means active fish in the early morning and often at night with midday usually being a period of relatively little activity. 

    Fish will also be almost totally inactive when the tide is at low or full, biting again when the water starts moving rapidly.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic this...

     The time is once again here to welcome the annual Jolly Mon King Classic King Mackerel tournament to the area. The Jolly Mon will be hosted this weekend, June 18-20, from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at Ocean Isle Beach. 

    As has become tradition, the Jolly Mon offers fishermen from all over the southeast an opportunity to win cash and prizes, including the first-place prize typically more than $25,000. 

  • Former West star Eric Johnson...

    As West Brunswick High School senior pitcher Jay Gause seeks, and gets, advice about whether to sign with the Cleveland Indians or attend N.C. State University, one person has already expressed his thoughts.

    “I talked to his father a little while back and I talked to Jay,” said Eric Johnson, a West Brunswick and Western Carolina University football and baseball player drafted by the Indians in the third round of the June 1999 draft.

  • West beats Topsail, can’t beat...

    Lightning and rain caused the Junior American Legion Baseball game June 10 between West Brunswick and Ashley to be suspended with the score tied 8-8 in the sixth inning. 

    Bruce Clewis and Dustin Darguzas had hit two-run home runs in the fourth inning in giving West an 8-4 lead. But Ashley scored four runs with two outs in the fifth to tie the score.

    The game will be resumed June 21 when West plays at Ashley.

    West scored twice in the first on an error and then on a single by Clewis. Ashley scored in the second on a wild pitch.

  • Jolly Mon Classic this weekend

    Jack Holmes hears fishermen talking about it “every day.”

    What he is referring to is the record-setting performance by the McMullans in November 2009 at the SKA Mercury Tournament Trail’s Open Class National Championship in Biloxi, Miss.

    Holmes will have a chance to talk about it this week with Brant, Barrett and Rube McMullan during the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic.

    Holmes will be in Ocean Isle Beach for classic, which his 20-year-old Southern Kingfish Association sanctions.

  • Local anglers do well in...

     Ken Parrish, of Ocean Isle Beach, finished first in the 27th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament. He caught a flounder that weighed 9.88 pounds. He fished with Joey Belviso, of Pembroke Pines, Fla. First place was worth $1,500.

    The Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club put on the tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • McCumbee 17th in ARCA race

     Chad McCumbee finished 17th Friday in the ARCA Racing Series Racing for Wildlife 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

    McCumbee started 15th in the 41-driver field. He completed 98 of the 100 laps.

    This was McCumbee’s fourth race this season in the series.

    Mikey Kile led the final 26 laps for his first career victory in the series. The victory came in what was Kile’s 16th start in the series.

    The next race is July 10 at Iowa Speedway.  SPEED will televise the race, beginning at 9 p.m.

  • Graduation comes to The First Tee

    On Saturday, Dalton Gore and Richard Weinacht will receive their high school diplomas from South Brunswick High School. As a result of reaching this milestone in their lives, they will also celebrate another graduation as the first participants to become alumni of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Ocean Isle Beach team wins...

     Bald Head Island’s 19th annual Fishing Rodeo, June 3-5 on Bald Head Island, attracted 21 boats and crews from across North Carolina to compete for the top prize. Competitors fished for wahoo, tuna and dolphin.

    Capt. Barrett McMullan and crew from Ocean Isle Beach, fishing aboard the OIFC, reeled in the first-place prize of $7,560. The winning team caught a combined weight of 246.50 pounds.