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Today's Sports

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

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  • Oh, the games golfers play

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    olf is a game that you can play by yourself. Grab your clubs, tee it up and what happens? You play against the course. Each hole has a numbered designation. There are 3-, 4-, or 5-par holes, with an occasional par-6 like the 18th at Farmstead. 

  • 23.6-pound king mackerel is top...

    I believe it was our eloquently speaking president who once said, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”  

  • Summer fishing almost as hot as...

    Summertime fishing is here, but the good news is the inshore action has remained almost as hot as the weather, as long as you fish the mornings and evenings and avoid midday. Flounder have been the most consistent fish, but there are plenty of other species hitting if you want to go early or late.

  • McCumbee extends string of top-...

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  • Milliken sweeps races at Myrtle...

    In NASCAR Late Model racing Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway, the two 35-lap races were swept by Justin Milliken, of Ocean Isle Beach. Milliken is a third-generation driver whose grandfather began his career in 1958. 

  • West sweeps Dixon in Junior...

    West Brunswick swept Dixon 9-7 in five innings and 16-3 in four innings in a Junior American Legion Baseball doubleheader June 21.

    West took advantage of Dixon errors to get leads in each game.

    In the first game, West scored two runs off three errors in a three-run second inning in taking a 4-0 lead.

    In the third inning, Dylan Darguzas drove in two runs on a bases-loaded single, and that put West ahead 6-0. In the fourth, a bases-loaded single by Dustin Darguzas gave West an 8-3 lead.

  • BCC baseball field could be in...

     Work has resumed on the BCC baseball field. BCC coach and athletics director Robbie Allen said drainage work began last week.

    “We’ll do the irrigation, the sod, dugouts and fencing,” he said about the next steps in the process.

    “We’ll have it ready to play on, hopefully, somewhere around September.”

  • County baseball players win gold...

     Three county baseball players won gold medals as members of Region 2 in the Powerade State Games this weekend, and all three made significant contributions to the championship effort.

    West Brunswick’s Markel Jones and Landon Tilley and North Brunswick’s Steven Linkous played for Region 2 in the four-day tourney of eight North Carolina all-star baseball teams. Each region consisted of players from several counties.

  • West beats Ashley on Jones’ 11th...

     Markel Jones’ leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning ended a nearly four-hour baseball game in humid weather Monday evening and gave the West Brunswick Junior American Legion Baseball team an 8-7 victory over Ashley.

    Jones’ home run also made a winner of reliever Hunter Howard. He pitched the final five innings, giving up three hits and no runs. He walked two and struck out seven.