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Today's Sports

  • November is a great time for...

    All the rain lately has hindered anglers, but in periods of brief sunlight they’re finding the fish are still hitting.

    We’ve begun moving into the cold-water period of the fishing season, and that means a lot of species on the move. It’s the last chance to catch some, and the beginning of looking for others to school up in bunches.

  • Clemmons' work, talent...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Michael Holcomb knows why Kaitlin Clemmons was offered the chance to play softball at Barton College.

    “Her work ethic,” Holcomb said.

    He should know. He is the coach of the Carolina Gators, the 18-U travel softball team for which Clemmons is a catcher and a second baseman.

    “She is the first to be there and the last to leave,” he said Nov. 12 after Clemmons had signed her letter of intent at South Brunswick High School.

  • Special Olympian bowlers begin...

    The first Special Olympics adult bowling series of the season took place Nov. 10, at Planet Fun.

    More than 80 special-needs participants from the county participated in the event. Special-needs bowlers will bowl for five weeks in this local series. More than 20 of them will qualify to participate in the North Carolina State Special Olympics in Raleigh next year.

    The Special Olympics adult bowling series is a collaboration between the Brunswick Interagency Program and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. The program is funded by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • South Brunswick's season...

    East Rowan halfback Chris Moore scored on a 9-yard run in overtime, ending the season for South Brunswick in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A football playoffs Friday.

    “It was a hard-fought battle,” South coach Roman Kelley said. “We had our chances and did not take advantage of them.

    East Rowan won the coin toss for the start of the overtime and deferred possession. The Cougars faced a fourth-and-goal at the 5 and decided to attempt a field goal. Andrew Bates’ kick was good and it gave South an 11-8 lead.

  • BCC loses home opener

    Johnston Community College hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to clinch an 85-81 victory over Brunswick Community College in the Dolphins’ home opener Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    JCC trailed 49-34 at the half but outscored BCC 51-32 in the second half. BCC played most of the second half without Terneil Rhodes, who injured himself while completing a dunk.

    For BCC, Tyree Graham scored 22 points, Alan-Michael Thompson 13, Marcus Graham 10, Rhodes nine and Chris Smith eight.

    The loss dropped BCC’s record to 2-2.

  • McCumbee to make 100th start in...

    This Friday at the Miami-Homestead Speedway, SS Green Light Racing’s Chad McCumbee will reach a milestone in his NASCAR racing career. The Ford 200 will mark his 100th start in NASCAR’s top-three series since making his truck series debut in California in 2006.

  • McCumbee finishes 15th at Phoenix

    The Lucas Oil 150 on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway had plenty of promise for Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light team. They had a new truck, a great starting position and the support of tiwi and Valvoline promoting the “Fuel Proof Guarantee” on their No. 07 Chevrolet.

    But Friday proved unlucky for McCumbee, as an ill-handling truck resulted in a 15th-place finish. He earned $12,605. In 20 starts this season, he has won $263, 584.

    Kevin Harvick won the NCWTS race for a second straight year at the 1-mile track.

  • Pro Profiles: Mac Hood, a...

    Mac Hood, director of golf and general manager of Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club, laughingly calls himself “the accidental pro.”

    You see, Mac did not begin as a golf professional but worked in Wall Street for 10 years, rising to director of operations at Lebenthal & Co., where he supervised a staff of 23.

  • Golf action

    The Brick Landing Men’s Club weekly tournament was Nov. 10. The format was flighted individual stroke play. Flight one: Gene Bonstein, net 69; Dave Biesack, net 71; Al Zyga, net 73. Flight two: Larry Agrimonti, net 64; Bill Shanley, net 69.

  • Mona Dye, Peter Allen win...

    Mona Dye, of Brierwood, and Peter Allen, of St. James Plantation, were repeat winners in The Brunswick Beacon’s Tournament of Champions, played Saturday and Sunday at the Members Course at St. James.

    MEN’S DIVISION

    Allen shot a round of 69 on the first day of competition. The seven birdies he carded in that round put him far enough ahead of the field to allow him an eight-stroke victory. He finished with a two-day score of 143 to seal his victory for the second year in a row.