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Today's Sports

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

  • Ocean coming to life for fall...

    Fall is officially here, and I, for one, have been holding my breath to see whether the fish were actually going to show up and respond to their annual fall migration patterns. This past summer has been tough fishing for a variety of species, namely king mackerel and grouper.

  • Sign of fall is yellow-bellied...

    It’s officially fall and spot are biting at our local Brunswick County piers. Reports have been coming in for the last two weeks of “yellow-bellied” spot runs up and down the coast.
    Spot are the most popular saltwater panfish in the Carolinas and hordes of them show up on Brunswick County piers each autumn around this time. Already reports are much better than the last two years, when spot fishing was slow.

  • Fishing calendar

    OAK ISLAND FALL CLASSIC OCT. 8

  • Ocean City Chevrolet makes...

    Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte is one of seven Chevrolet dealers from the Wilmington area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2011 baseball season, raising nearly $8,490 in total donations from the dealerships and private parties.
    In addition to monetary support, Ocean City Chevrolet provided Shallotte Dixie and Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball.

  • BCC women’s basketball team...

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team presents STARS—Striving to Achieve Results. This is for girls and boys ages 4-12 and meets 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, November through February at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the BCC campus. The fee is $25.
    The mission of the program, coordinator and head BCC women’s basketball coach Ashlyn Burke said, is to give children of any basketball skills level “the opportunity to become a fundamentally sound player on the court and a better person off the court.”

  • Surf Off attracts 135 competitors

    The 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival had the Oyster Fest Surf Off Sept. 10-11 at Ocean Isle Beach. Presented by Salty’s Surf Shop, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Surfing Association and Sharky’s, there were more than 135 competitors. Because of the popularity of this event, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Salty’s Surf Shop and the ESA will continue this event on a yearly basis in conjunction with the Oyster Festival, according to Kelly Matthews, the programs and events director for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Walker among Oyster Festival...

    Top-seeded Zach Ayscoe, of Raleigh, won the men’s 4.0 singles division at the Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament by defeating Darren Cranfill 6-2, 7-5 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park. Cranfill, from Advance, was the 2010 tournament champion.
    The second annual tournament was sponsored by Sunset Properties and D&D Tennis and presented by the Brunswick County Tennis Association, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. The tennis tournament was sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association.

  • West teams sweep conference...

     West Brunswick ended South Brunswick’s conference winning streak in a girls’ cross-country race Sept. 27 and the West boys remained unbeaten this season, beating South in a close race.

    South’s Carmen Hilliard won the 3.1-mile girls’ race of 42 runners in 20 minutes, 13 seconds, her best time this year. Any finish quicker than 20 minutes is usually good enough to place high in the state meet.

  • Sloup shoots a 39 to win...

     In the high school girls’ golf match Sept. 19 at Brierwood, South Brunswick’s Ashley Sloup was the only one to break 40, as she shot a 39 in winning the competition.

    This was Sloup’s second straight victory of the season.

    The Cougars also won the team competition, finishing at 140, as Christine Guseman shot a 49, Katie Narron a 52 and Tina Tolley a 53. The three-lowest scores comprise the total.