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Today's Sports

  • Golf Gab: A cancer survivor’s...

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department stores and fashion boutiques will be selling special pink clothing and jewelry. M&M candies will come in shades of pink and white. NFL players are wearing pink shoes, pink gloves and pink caps. During this time, numerous ladies golf associations in Brunswick County will host a Rally for Cure Golf Tournament. 

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel...

    The last day to register for the 2010  U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at the Southport Marina. The tournament had been scheduled for the first weekend  in October but was postponed because of the weather. Tournament fishing days are Oct. 15-16. This is a captain’s choice tournament, which means participants can fish both days. 

  • 34.77-pound mackerel is winning...

    The eight annual Rumble in The Jungle King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, presented by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club, took place Saturday at Harborgate Marina. A total of 102 boats entered the one-day competition, and 61 of those entries weighed in a fish.

  • Redfish, flounder best bets for...

    Fall fishing has finally arrived in Brunswick County, and the lower water temperatures have fish in a feeding frenzy. The best bets so far have been on redfish and flounder, while king and Spanish mackerel and bluefish are roaming with increasing frequency.  spot and still waiting on the big runs.

  • Oyster Festival road race is...

    The 30th annual Oyster Festival Road Race is 8 a.m. Oct. 16 at Ocean Isle Beach. Runners may compete in the 1-mile fun run, the 5K or the 10K. Registration closing date is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. The fee is $35.

    The course is flat asphalt with some areas of hard sand. The start and finish lines are near the community center. All race participants will be able to use their race number for free entry into the N.C. Oyster Festival that day. The first 400 to register will get a free special edition road race T-shirt. Walkers are welcome. Pets and skates are not allowed. 

  • Bowling scores

    WEEKLY SCORES FOR PLANET FUN

    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker-279-248-227-754, Branden Carter-269-225-225-719, Avery Brewer-264-256-711, Jeffrey Evans-259-235-223-717, Jonathan Lowery-258-212-639, Michael Ward-256-227-658, Sam Harris-256-631, Gary Armistead-248-233-652, Len Mishue-246-228-227-701, Chris Arcaro-244-235-637, Jeff Harrelson-238-226-645, Lee Olson-234-214-205-653, Jack Villaca-230-621, George Jacobs-234, Don Ruth-222, Rick LaChance-210, Brian McCall-209, Randy Brown-203, Angeline Johnson-205-567.

  • South Brunswick moves closer to...

     The South Brunswick High School volleyball team moved closer to a conference championship by beating West Brunswick 25-23, 25-13, 25-21 Oct. 13.

    West entered the match with one conference loss, and that was to South. South has two conference matches left this season.

     “I dreaded coming over here,” South coach Wesley Kidd said. “I dreaded having to play this match, but as a competitor, that’s what you live for.”

  • West Brunswick beats North 3-2...

     

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored two goals and junior forward Ben Schilz added one just before halftime in giving West Brunswick a 3-0 lead on the way to a 3-2 victory Monday night at home against North Brunswick in a conference high school soccer game.

    The victory avenged a 6-3 defeat at North and put West 4-3 in the conference, 5-9-1 overall, but West coach Tripp Smith was exasperated the Trojans gave up the three-goal lead.

  • McCumbee eighth in Rockingham...

    ROCKINGHAM—In the last race of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series, Chad McCumbee raced as high as second before finishing eighth Saturday in the American 200 presented by Black’s Tire and Auto Service at Rockingham Speedway.

    “It was a great performance,” he said Monday. “We had the best car on the race track a lot of the race. I think a lot of people took notice.”

    McCumbee, who started 13th out of 41 drivers, was one of 12 drivers to complete all 200 laps on what he considered his home track on the ARCA circuit.

  • Trojans unable to stop East...

     ELIZABETHTOWN—East Bladen scored on all five of its second-half possessions in beating West Brunswick 54-35 Friday night in a high school football game.

    “Coach Fletcher and myself both believe in defense, and there wasn’t a whole lot played out here tonight,” East Bladen coach Lenon Fisher said.

    “They’re a good football team,” Fletcher said. “We just didn’t match them score for score.”