Today's Sports

  • Bodenheimer wins Forsyth County...

    In his first competitive tournament, Kellan Bodenheimer, 12, won the Forsyth County Junior Open golf tournament in Winston-Salem. 

    Bodenheimer, competing in the Cubs’ division for those 12 and younger, played nine-hole layouts July 13-15 at Winston-Lake, Tanglewood and Reynolds Park. He shot a 134 for the three-day event and won by three strokes. 

    Bodenheimer is the grandson of Jim and Kay Bodenheimer of Ocean Isle Beach and Lewisville. 

    He is making plans to compete in the Jim Roach Memorial golf tournament Aug. 28 at Brierwood.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...


    The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Stu Cleveland and Paul Michal, 89. Low nets: Bob Smith and Hal Riebesehl, 68; Jim Beairsto, 69. Team (four players total nets): Smith, Riebesehl, Dan O’Connell and Beairsto. Player of the week was Bob Smith.


    The team of Marianne Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Chuck Hornfeck and John Beavers finished first at 2-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble July 21. Carola Hornfeck, Sharon Beavers, Ralph Trimmer and Bob Nobes finished second.

  • Sandpiper Bay voted 2010 Golf...

     I’m as pleased as punch and proud as a peacock.    

    One of our own Brunswick County golf courses has been named “2010 Golf Course of the Year” by The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. This is the first time a North Carolina Course has received this honor. 

    Last week I went to Sandpiper Bay and spoke with Tim Tilma, the general manager; Richard Kascsak, the head golf professional; and Jay Varallo, the superintendent. It was a round-table of smiles, a few high fives and several thumbs up. 

  • Flounder tourney set for July 31

     Members of the Cape Fear Flounder Tournament Committee have organized the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s first flounder tournament, which will be July 31 at Southport Marina. 

    Don Hughes is the chairman of the tourney, which has an all-cash guarantee of prizes. This is a boat-only tournament. All fish must be taken on a rod and reel. Entry fee is $100 per boat, with optional $50 tournament within a tournament fee.

  • Pompano provide great day...

     Local anglers are in the middle of a hot summer, and fishing is best in the early mornings or around sunset. 

    One species that can be caught during the day, however, are pompano. This year the pompano were late showing up in our waters but they are present now and will get more numerous as we pass August and go toward the fall.

  • Offshore fishing gets back to...

     “Normal” is a loose word in reference to fishing. I’ve been fishing for many years, and I still struggle when someone asks me what he can expect to catch on any given day. 

    The problem is fish have minds of their own and tails that can lead them most anywhere. I’ve read science that says fish have a brain the size of a pea. I’ve been out there hunting fish on many days when I felt as if I had the brain the size of pea and they were nothing short of genius. 

  • Hale wins seventh race of season

    A full moon hung over Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 24 as the drivers completed another weekend of Saturday night racing.

    Before the full moon, Bryant Barnhill took his first bike win of the season. Barnhill has become a regular competitor of the Hot Rods bike division. The Young Guns participants are gaining momentum, as Adam Fulford Jr. continues on his winning streak. Jack Barnhill had a close second, with Easton Swain and Hudson Hale rounding up the field.

  • Inspirations Dance Centre...

     Inspirations Dance Centre participated in the Marvonna Talent Competition Finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Mega Xtreme” and “The Max” ratings for three group dances, one duet and seven solos. 

  • Ex-Trojan nominated for Good...

    When Jordan Lancaster played football at West Brunswick High School, he usually was involved in community service. 

    “He did some tutoring with little kids,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher recalled. “He went to elementary schools and read to kids. He always worked in the church. He just was a great kid.”

  • Injured Tew helps Brunswick win...

     One of the keys to Brunswick winning the state championship was the effort of its pitchers, and Carson Tew in particular.

    Kevin Harris started the loser-out game July 22, against Dallas, and Carson Tew, scheduled to pitch in relief, started at third.

    But those plans fell apart.

    “My ribs were hurting me when I was throwing from third base,” Tew said. “I didn’t know what to do, so I sat out.”