Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs


    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for spring youth tennis lessons. Lessons are at Smithville Park and Ocean Isle Beach Park. Age group and times vary by location. All classes are from 3:45-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Class fee is $60. Call Ruthie McHugh at (910) 253-2583 to register. 

  • Hood wins Strausbaugh Award

    The 2010 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner is Mac Hood, PGA general manager of Meadowlands Golf Club and Farmstead Golf Links.

  • Tim Bringard attends Toro Future...


    The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort have become partners with The First Tee to create an exciting program for The First Tee participants to explore a variety of career opportunities within and outside the golf industry.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at the Valley at Eastport. The winners at 2.5 points were Bill Cameron, Jim Ritter and Gary Gutheil. In second at 2 points were Dan O’Connell, Hal Riebesehl, Jack Goin and Stu Cleveland. Lowest gross for the day was Gary Gutheil, 87, and Jack Goin, 89. Lowest net was Jack Goin with a 66. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.


  • Walking the course: Good for you

    Golf is a walking sport. In the early days of golf, players carried their clubs. 

    Courses designed before the advent of golf carts have a short walk from the green to the next tee. A regulation golf course is about 5 miles long from the first tee to the 18th green.   

    The electric golf cart was first manufactured during World War II, when gasoline was rationed. It was originally designed to allow women to go shopping and bring their groceries home. Soon golf courses discovered it, and before long little electric golf carts were widespread.  

  • Red drum active in winter weather

    The cold weather has slammed into North Carolina’s inshore fishing but there are still drum to be found in the backwaters. Wintry winds and frigid temperatures have kept many anglers away from the water, although redfish are still out there for the taking.

    Capt. Mark Dickson, of Shallow Minded Inshore Charters, poles the inshore waters looking for red rum this time of the year and he says they are schooled up nicely and prowling shallow water.

  • Bowling results


    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Nov. 29: Wayne Branch 216, 267, 226, 709 series; Keith Croom 212, 223, 247, 682 series; Kevin Williams 279, 194, 196, 669 series; Jeff Williams 212, 200, 220, 632 series; Karen Moshoures 219, 220, 620 series; Dar Anuszewski 185.

  • Calabash VFW Dart League

    The Calabash VFW steel tip Dart League results for Nov 11: First: Joan Elmire, Hank Olson and Lee Harrison. Second: Mike Walton, Pete McGerr and John Hinkman. Third: Darleen Riley, Jerry Morano and Tom Kelleher.  

    Results for Dec. 7: Rosie Thomas, Jerry Morano and Lee Harrison were first. Second: Rich Murray, Ken Yusko and Larry Hager. Third: Tom McCormack, Ray Ketcham and Gene Faessler.

  • North Brunswick’s boys start...

     LELAND—North Brunswick outscored West Brunswick 12-0 in taking a 19-7 lead and then held off the Trojans’ fourth-quarter rally in a 63-59 conference boys’ basketball victory Dec. 14.

    Junior forward Legrande Roseborough scored 20 points and junior guard Jeremy Young 16 for the North (1-1, 3-4). Senior guard Jamelle Batts and senior forward Jermon Bryant each scored 11 points.

    For West, which remained winless, seniors Quan Bates scored 12 points, Roman Smyth 10 and Marquis Johnson 9.

  • Fisher leads Scorpions to...

      LELAND—Led by senior guard Tyera Fisher, North Brunswick forced several turnovers in the third quarter in taking 34-20 lead en route to a 51-33 victory over West Brunswick in a conference basketball game Dec. 14.

    Fisher finished with 26 points, eight steals and six rebounds. Senior forward Jolanda White had 10 points and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Daja White had eight rebounds and five assists as North improved to 2-0 in the conference.

    For West (1-1 in the conference), senior center Kayla Padgett scored 20 points.