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Today's Sports

  • Slow play in the summer: Move it

    This has been a brutal summer thus far and it’s not over yet. 

    Many of us are so crazy or committed (that’s probably the operative word, as in need to be committed) that we still play golf when the temperature climbs into the 90s. 

  • Adam Fulford leads in Mini Stock...

    BY BOBI SUMMERS

    Special to the Beacon

  • Brunswick Batting Center opens...

     After years of thought, Mike Alderson and Brian Alderson have opened the Brunswick Batting Center on Red Bug Road, just off Highway 17.

    “I’ve had a business plan for this since 2003,” said Mike Alderson, who has coached the West Brunswick baseball team to 311 victories and a state championship in 2004. “We talked about it every year. B.A. got me excited about it again. So B.A. and I said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

  • Local surfer Knox Harris...

     Knox Harris, an Ocean Isle surfer who learned the trade from his dad, is having success in the pro-am division.

    Harris, 16, recently competed and won the Wrightsville Beach Reef Pro-Am competition July 16 at Wrightsville Beach.

    Harris’ parents, Sarah, a local realtor, and Ray, who owns Sharky’s restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, have allowed Knox to move to Wrightsville Beach, where the waves are better and he can practice every day.

  • Brunswick County wins Dixie Boys...

    BEAUFORT, S.C.—The Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team played team baseball in defeating the Bossier City team from Louisiana 17-7 Wednesday night and winning the Dixie Boys World Series.

    The game, which was scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, was delayed after a sudden deluge that flooded the field around 4 p.m. The heavy rain continued until about 4:30 p.m. and local officials stated the game would be played sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., but the game would be played. Twelve workers got the field in decent shape.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

    The Beachcombers played a three-man team net tournament at Diamond Back on Friday, July 29. The winners with a score of 219 were Dan O’Connell, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. In second were R. Auten, Dennis McCann and Larry Cecil. Lowest gross was Gary Gutheil, 86. Lowest net was Tom Culverwell, 69. Tom Culverwell was voted golfer of the week.

  • Tour trip mixes fishing,...

    I spent the most of last week doing nothing but fishing with the folks in Brunswick County, riding surf to pier and jumping from boat to boat with old friends and new. I barely slept but it was well worth it.

  • Tour trip mixes fishing,...

    I spent the most of last week doing nothing but fishing with the folks in Brunswick County, riding surf to pier and jumping from boat to boat with old friends and new. I barely slept but it was well worth it.

  • John Pridgen: Golf course...

    John Pridgen is the golf course superintendent at Thistle Golf Club. He's been there since the course opened 13 years ago; in fact, he was there during the construction and growing-in period. He was there when a third nine holes was added later. 

  • Brunswick finishes second in...

     

    SENECA, S.C.—Monroe, La., scored four runs in the first inning off three Brunswick County errors and went on to win the Junior Dixie Boys World Series 8-3 Aug. 3 at the Shaver Complex.

    Louisiana finished unbeaten in the Series, and Brunswick’s only losses were to it. In four  of its five victories, Louisiana scored at least 13 runs. But head coach Ryan Flemister said the team did not hit the ball as well in the state tournament as it did in the World Series.