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Today's Sports

  • Get going, get fit, get game

    Getting physically fit will not only help your golf scores, it will keep you from getting injured and improve the quality of your life.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played their annual Vinny Shea golf tournament May 4-6 at Santee, S.C. The format was team four low nets. First were Dennis McCann, Ed Kinney, Larry Bollinger and Larry Ward with a score of 291, beating by a match of cards Jim Beairsto, Bill McDavitt, Bill Cameron and Bob Bryne.
    May 5 results: Kinney, Cameron, Reggie Auten and Rick Givens were first at 282. Second were Bob Brownley, Byrne, Dick Conley and Charlie Shore at 283.

  • Are we talking about one big...

    My dad is one of the best I know at telling a fish story. It’s the fine art of molding the truth into a story completely based on actual events, but certain details may be left out or added that allow for the truth to take a form that best exemplifies how the mind wants to remember it.
    A fish story is innocent in nature and will never harm any unsuspecting listener. Growing up, I was raised on fishing stories, but a clear line was drawn between a fish story and a lie, a line I was taught never to cross and have lived by for the 30-something years of my life.

  • King mackerel, pompano, sea...

    King mackerel, pompano and sea mullet are being caught on Brunswick County’s ocean piers, adding to the already sizzling action on Spanish mackerel and bluefish.
    The eighth annual Rebel King Mackerel Tournament took place last weekend at the Ocean Crest Pier in Oak Island, and plenty of qualifying kings were landed from the pier during the weekend.

  • Gause, Trojans end baseball...

    The West Brunswick Trojans did not disappoint the sellout crowd Friday night as they easily handled South Columbus 8-1. This was their last game of the conference season.
    Major League Baseball scouts from the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians were also not disappointed in their observation of senior Jay Gause, the winning pitcher.
    Gause (4-1) pitched six innings. He allowed one hit, a single in the sixth inning, and struck out 11.

  • McCumbee 28th in Nationwide race...

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    After starting in the back row, Chad McCumbee raced to a 28th-place finish Friday night in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway.

    In his second Nationwide Series race of the season, McCumbee started 42nd out of 43 cars. He averaged nearly 166 mph during the race in The GPS Store/Garmin Ford.

  • West Brunswick softball team...

     The West Brunswick High School softball team beat South Columbus 11-1 Friday and clinched its first conference championship since the NCHSAA switched to fast pitch in the mid-1990s.

    West entered the final game of the conference season tied for first with Whiteville. If Whiteville lost its game Friday night, West would be the outright champion.

    On Senior Night, winning pitcher Carly White gave up seven hits in the five-inning game. She struck out six and walked no one. At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

  • West Brunswick baseball team...

     

     

    BLADENBORO—The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat West Bladen 11-2 May 4 in a conference game.

    Gavin Lane (7-1) was the winning pitcher, giving up no earned runs and four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out nine.

    Reliever Lorenzo Pigott gave up one hit in two innings and one earned run. He walked one and struck out three.

  • West Brunswick JV softball team...

    The West Brunswick High School junior varsity softball team completed a perfect JV season by beating South Columbus 13-2 Friday in Tabor City.

    The victory gave West a 12-0 record in the Waccamaw 2A/3AConference, 16-0 overall for the season in JV games.

    “Coach Davis and I are so proud of these young ladies,” coach Mark Jones said. “They had a fantastic season.

  • Basketball group donates to...

    The Brunswick County Senior Basketball League uses the Supply Elementary School  gymnasium twice each week after school is dismissed. Bill Davis, from Boiling Spring Lakes, collected funds from the players and made a donation to Dwight Willis, the  school’s principal and asked him to select where the money was needed.
    “We appreciate the basketball players’ generosity and be assured the donation will be  applied to a good cause,” Willis said. “We expect to identify a home for the donation soon.”