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Today's Sports

  • The pumpkin bread event

    Did you ever notice that trouble comes in bunches? In a young struggling family, the washing machine will break and the transmission in the truck will fall out the week before Christmas. A middle-aged woman will need a root canal just when her mother is scheduled for a hip replacement.  

    Ten days before Christmas, I experienced a profoundly exasperating series of events. It was the pumpkin bread that started it all. 

  • Sports briefs

    Bowl Challenge at Planet Fun

    The Brunswick Beacon ACC Basket-BOWL Challenge will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Planet Fun. The eight-week bowling league begins 7 p.m. Jan. 13. The championship team of four bowlers wins four tickets to the ACC Basketball Tournament March 10-13 in Greensboro. The cost is $13 per week. Call (910) 755-2386 for more information.

    Youth tennis lessons set

  • BCC baseball field could be...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team is scheduled to play its 2011 home opener at noon Feb. 12 against Hartford Community College at West Brunswick High School.

    It most likely will be last time the Dolphins open their season at West.

    Working is progressing on the field and stadium at BCC, said Robbie Allen, the head baseball coach and athletics director at BCC.

  • West Brunswick swept by...

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team lost 54-30 Whiteville in a conference game Jan. 4. The 30 points are the fewest West has scored this season.

    West trailed 14-5 after one quarter. Willie Bellamy scored 10 of Whiteville’s points.

    The lead was 18-5 when a score by West’s Markel Jones and two baskets by Taylor Buffkin cut the lead to 20-11. Whiteville outscored West 4-1 the rest of the quarter and led 24-12 at halftime.

  • Lady Dolphins finish 1-1 in home...

     The host Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team put on a defensive and offensive show Dec. 29 and easily handled Baltimore Community College 77-29 in the Southport Hampton Inn Holiday Classic.

    Although the Lady Dolphins had only one day of practice since the Christmas break, they led 34-13 at halftime in the game on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Harrison Taylor at the Hank...

    Last April, Harrison Taylor of Shallotte won a two-year scholarship to the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. 

    Harrison left his parents, Valerie and Scott Taylor, brother Chandler, his West Brunswick High School friends and went to live five hours away in Hilton Head Island. It was a daunting task for this young man who had grown up in a close-knit family in a small rural town.  

  • Calabash VFW dart league results

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Dec. 14. First: Shirley Kelleher, Brenda Williams and Tom Kelleher. Second: Darleen Riley, Richie Thomas and Joan Elmire. Third: Joe Lenz, Dennis O’Brien and Andy Kocsis. 

    On Dec. 21, Barbara Ketcham, Joe Pinkowski and Lee Harrison were first. Second: Barbara Clark, Craig Sweetman and Joe Lenz. Third: Winnie Kosmel, Ken Anderson, and Richie Thomas.

  • Patience is key to catching...

    Cold weather dominates the fishing report but it doesn’t stop the catches.

    Anglers are still taking redfish in the backwater shallow creeks and that action has not slowed down. I have heard just a few reports of scattered trout running the tides near the bridges (and those were undersized), so I can’t say the trout bite is on…but the redfish are really making up for it.

  • Sports briefs

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team is offering two youth basketball clinics in January at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. 

    BCC coach Ashlyn Burke and her team will conduct the clinics. The first clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15. BCC plays Spartanburg Methodist at 1 p.m. that day. The second clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 29. BCC plays Louisburg College at 1 p.m. that day.

  • Lockwood Folly hires Ruth as new...

    Lockwood Folly Country Club at Holden Beach has hired a new head golf professional, Jeff Ruth, who begins his job in January. 

    Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and brings to Lockwood a wealth of experience and excellence in the golf industry, including Titleist Performance Fitness Instructor and Ping’s South Carolina Regional Clubfitter of the year.