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Today's Sports

  • Sam Hickman wins BCTA spring...

     Sam Hickman completed a sweep of the regular season and the playoffs in the Brunswick County Tennis Association spring session at St. James.

    The top eight players in order of finish on the ladder were Sam Hickman, Richard Pearce, Phil Edwards, Ron Watts, Ed McKinnon, Dana Leavitt, Cal Evans and Americus Crawford.

    Lamarr Hardy, Rick Sanders, Dave Gongora and Jack Randolph had other commitments and could not play, allowing Evans and Crawford to enter the playoffs.

  • Golfer wows local crowd

    On June 16, Dennis Walters came to the Reserve Club at St. James Plantation and delighted a large crowd of kids, parents and retirees. There were gasps of amazement, chuckles of amusement and even a tear or two as the paraplegic golfer worked his magic with precision golf shots, humor and a personal story of hope. His famous dog Bucky was an integral part of the performance.   

    The Dennis Walters Show was sponsored by The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Local team brings home more than...

    By 0.60 pounds, the crew aboard Do Work, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic Sunday. Combined with other winnings, the crew won $21,787.

    The crew of Jon Hayes, Tim Clemmons, Jeff Beck and Rickey Beck caught the largest king mackerel, 33.65 pounds, out of the 306 boats that fished in the tourney. The tourney was based out of Ocean Isle Fishing Center. 

  • West routs New Hanover

     West Brunswick scored five runs in the first inning en route to a 14-3 victory over New Hanover June 22 in a Junior American Legion Baseball game.

    West finished with 15 hits. Dustin Darguzas had a double and a triple in finishing 4-for-4 with four RBIs as the Trojans improved to 9-3 overall.

    Landon Tilley was 3-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Ryan Sykes was 2-for-3 with a double with one RBI. Hunter Howard doubled and had one RBI. Timmy Powell tripled. Cameron Smith and Eric Hill each had a hit and one RBI. Kyle Powers and Andrew Pait also had hits.

  • West Brunswick routs Hampstead...

     West Brunswick scored 10 runs in the second inning and went on to beat Hampstead Post 167 16-3 June 17 in a Junior American Legion Baseball game.

  • Golfers support literacy council

     On June 5, almost 90 supporters of literacy teed it up at the Traditional Golf Properties’ course at the Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia for the 20th annual playing of the Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament. 

    Staff from Carolina National, especially pro Ray Newton and assistant Cheryl Brankel, facilitated the day’s event.

  • Isley finishes second in N.C....

    The 46th Toshiba North Carolina Open had everything a major championship should have in the Carolinas: a dynamic group of competitors, a challenging course and a dramatic finish. 

    David Rogers, an apprentice out of Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., caused the drama.  

    Although he’d scored consistently throughout the three-day tournament, Rogers was still flying under the radar coming into the final round June 10 at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis. 

  • Brunswick Plantation has third...

     Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort sponsored its third annual member-member golf tournament May 31-June 3. The women played on May 31 and June 2 and the men played on June 1 and June 3.

    Day one was a two-person captain’s choice with 50 percent of the lowest handicap deducted from the two-person team score. Day two was stroke play with each two-person team using 80 percent of its combined tournament handicap deducted from the score.

  • Golf action

     The Beachcombers played at Beachwood Golf Course. Low gross: Stu Cleveland 82, Paul Michal and Charlie Shore 83, Bob Byrne 84, Hal Riebesehl 85, Randy Cogdill 89. Low nets: Riebesehl 63, Byrne 64, Cleveland and Bob Smith 65, Ed Hennessey 67, Michal 68, Dennis McCann, Ed Nocella and Shore 69. Team two low nets per hole: Ed Kinney, Dennis Davidson, Smith and Riebesehl were 33-under par. Golfer of the week was Riebesehl.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • The First Tee: A credit to...

     I’m so proud I could burst. 

    In five short years, The First Tee of Brunswick County has become one of the premier chapters in the country. Imagine that. 

    Out of 204 chapters scattered across the United States and abroad, we are ranked near the top. We have great kids, wonderful volunteers, a real commitment from our business community, and two founders (Rusty and Carol Petrea) who are indefatigable in their support and leadership.