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Today's Sports

  • Great community support makes...

    I am sooooo glad I live in Brunswick County. This is an awesome place. The wide beaches face south. There are quiet rivers and rushing inlets and dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway. Because the climate is temperate, we play golf on more than 100 Grand Strand courses 12 months a year.

    The people of the Carolina Coast are friendly. They politely wave you through an intersection instead of stepping on the gas and playing chicken with you. Since moving here, I have not had anyone give me a dignitary salute when I make a clueless move with my car.

  • Golf action

    Brunswick Plantation played its third annual club championship Sept. 21-24. Dennis Radtke took first place in the men’s championship flight. George Tuccinardi finished second and Lee Marsh finished third after a playoff.

    Alcina Davis was first in the ladies’ championship flight. Mae Drezekin was second and Grace Byrne third.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Paul Swartz...

    Paul Swartz helped make the then-new Musselman High School in Inwood, W.Va., a winning athletics program in the mid-1950s. More than 50 years later, Inwood is still a small town (population 3,060) and it still remembers its sports stars.

    On Sept. 12, Swartz, who was one of those Applemen stars, was inducted into Mussleman’s third hall of fame class.

  • Jones scores four goals in...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Robert Jones scored four goals and Tyler Evans two as South Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-3 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Sept. 23 at Jack Campbell Stadium.

    Jones scored the first goal six minutes into the game off a corner kick from Tyler Fisher. Eight minutes later, another goal by Jones put South ahead 2-0.

    North cut the lead to 2-1 when Eric Spafford scored on a penalty kick. But South took a 3-1 lead when Jones scored off a deflection.

  • North loses; West-South game...

    North Brunswick lost 30-20 to Whiteville in a season-opening Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    North (2-4) plays host to West Brunswick Oct 2.

    West’s game with South Brunswick was postponed until 7 p.m. Monday.

  • West rallies to beat Ashley;...

    The West Brunswick High School football team showed in its first three games it has skill and talent and enthusiasm.

    Friday night, in a comeback victory over the Ashley Screaming Eagles, the Trojans showed the other aspects needed to be a championship team.

    “They showed me,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said, “that this team has a lot of character and a lot of toughness and a lot of willpower.”

  • Fishing is 'just plain...

    Before all you PETA fans get too excited about the title of this report, you may want to read further. After more than 15 years of fishing for a living, this past Sunday it finally hit me: Fishing is just plain cruel. Let me give you an example.

    I was guiding a nice group of guys from the Charlotte area for a day of fishing. The weather was such it limited us to staying within a mile or so of the beach, but no matter, because the Spanish mackerel and kings had been biting good along the beach front.

  • Golf action

    Greg Powell, of Whiteville, finished tied for fifth Sunday in the 16th North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association.

    On the par-71 Pinewood Country Club course in Asheboro, Powell shot 67-74-70—211 (-2).

    Paul Tucker, 30, of Waxhaw, shot a final round 4-under par 67 to win the event at 7 under. Sherrill Britt, of West End, and Paul Simson, of Raleigh, were two strokes behind.

    The top 30 scores and ties are exempt into the 2010 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship.

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  • West cross-country team's...

    Caleb Hawkins would have been proud.

    The West Brunswick boys’ cross-country team, winless last year, won for the first time this year in a four-team, 36-runner meet at West.

    The Trojans placed five runners in the top 10 and beat South Brunswick by two points, 31-33. North had 72 points and West Bladen 101.

    West’s runners wore black ribbons on their jerseys in memory of Hawkins. The three-sport athlete died May 12 of injuries suffered in an auto wreck.

  • Caddie's journal: The...

    From Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, I traveled with Dalton Gore as his chaperone and caddie to Pebble Beach, Calif., for the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. This was Dalton’s second trip to the event, and I wondered whether it would match the excitement and success of last year’s.

    Sunday, Aug. 30