Today's Sports

  • USGA awards $20,000 grant to The...

     The United States Golf Association recently awarded a $20,000 grant to The First Tee of Brunswick County. The presentation was made June 16 at the Dennis Walters Show at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation.  

    On hand to represent the USGA was Dallas Clark. Since 1997, the USGA has provided more than $60 million in grants to more than 900 not-for-profit organizations that serve youth through golf and its values.  

  • New coach training, volunteer...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is in need of volunteers. The fall season is approaching and The First Tee is expanding its programs. New volunteers are needed to help assist with classes. You do not have to be a good golfer or even a golfer at all. You just need to care. Please attend our new coach training/volunteer orientation to learn more about our program at 2 p.m. July 21 at Cinghiale Creek (directions are available online on our website).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    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.


  • 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.