Today's Sports

  • Fish free in North Carolina...

    Fish for free in all public waters, including coastal waters, from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth of July. While everyone, residents and nonresidents, can fish in public waters on this date without a license, all other fishing regulations, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions, apply.

    Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and started in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day, which always falls on July 4, was created to promote the sport of fishing.

  • Yoga will keep you flexible and...

     Years ago, I had some serious back issues so I worked with a personal trainer who helped me strengthen the muscles that kept my spine aligned and strong. I remember my trainer saying that without muscles, we’d all be a pile of bones on the ground, that keeping my core muscles strong would help keep my bones (think spine) aligned. 

    John Wolchek, my trainer, taught me a series of back stretches I still do today. 

  • Sea Trail wins interclub event

     Sea Trail captured the opening event in 2010 for the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association tournament played June 22 on the Tiger’s Eye course at Ocean Ridge Plantation.

    Sea Trail, the 2009 CCIA Champions, narrowly defeated Ocean Ridge to take the early lead in the 2010 standings.

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • Taylor to attend Life Skills and...

    Chandler Taylor, a participant of The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Manhattan, Kan. The academy takes place July 13-20 at Kansas State University. Taylor was among 100 Chapter participants, ages 13-17, selected to participate in the academy experience. The First Tee has 204 chapters.  

    Taylor lives in Shallotte and will be a freshman in the fall at West Brunswick High School. 

  • Laney sweeps West in doubleheader

    The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team made seven errors over two games in 6-3 and 7-0 losses to Laney on Monday evening at West.

    Each team entered the game with one conference loss, and the two losses virtually end West’s hopes for a conference title. Only one team from the conference will advance to the playoffs, which begin next week. West is 10-6 overall.

  • Colin Minor and Ryan Minor win...

     Ryan Minor won the hammer throw, the discus throw and the shot put at the North Carolina USATF Junior Olympics state meet June 25-27 at N.C. A&T University.

    Competing in the young men division, Minor’s hammer throw was 189 feet, 9 inches. His discus throw was 151-8, 17 feet farther than the second-place mark. He put the 12-pound shot 56-2.5, more than 7 feet farther than the second-place mark.

    Minor is the current NCHSAA Class 3A state champion in the shot put. He was second in the discus at the 2010 state meet.

  • West Brunswick beats Post 68

     West Brunswick kept itself in the running for a division title by beating Leland Post 68 10-0 Thursday in a Junior American Legion Baseball game.

    West scored two unearned runs in the first inning and scored eight in the fifth to end the game. The victory avenged a 5-1 loss June 4 at North.

    Landon Tilley was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked two and struck out one.

  • The First Tee and school...

    For the five fourth-grade classes at Virginia Williamson Elementary School, every other Tuesday is The First Tee day. Students are bused to Cinghiale Creek, where they participate in a program that combines the fundamentals of golf with character education through the Nine Core Values of The First Tee Organization. This partnership of schools and The First Tee of Brunswick County is patterned after a chapter in California and is the first of its kind on the east coast.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played at Crow Creek. Low gross: Hal Riebesehl 83, Charlie Shore 84, Stu Cleveland 87, Fred Ortiz 89. Low nets: Riebesehl 60, Ortiz 61, Bob Smith 69.

    Team (one low net on par 5s, two on par 4s and three on par 3s): Cleveland, Riebesehl, Dan O’Connell and Ed Hennessey won at 24-under par.

    Golfer of the week was 85-year-old Hal Riebesehl, who shot an 83.


  • PGA profiles: John Brown at the...

     John Brown is one of the supermen of PGA golf professionals.

    He is one of 300 master pros listed by the PGA out of its 28,000 members and the general manager of St. James Plantation.