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Today's Sports

  • West Midnight Madness Friday

    The West Brunswick High School football team will have its first night of full-contact scrimmaging at midnight Friday at West.

    “We invite the public to come out,” athletics director John Floyd said.

    Trojan fans who want to purchase season tickets to West Brunswick High School games may call Floyd at 398-2740 to reserve them.

    “You call me and I am going put your name on a list,” Floyd said. “When you come to the first (home) game (Sept. 4), your tickets will be at the gate. You can pay at the gate.”

  • Fish and fishermen get back to...

    I thought the wind would never stop blowing. We missed almost an entire week of fishing trips because of strong southwest winds that kept seas running 3-5 feet and made fishing uncomfortable if not impossible.

    However, nature’s pendulum has swung back into our favor and as of Monday, the winds and seas subsided and have offered myself and Ocean Isle Fishing Center captains the opportunity to get back on the water and back to our jobs.

  • MacDonalds win Ocean Ridge...

    The Ocean Ridge Sunday Couples League played its annual club championship tournament July 19 and July 26. A third day was scheduled for Aug. 2, but stormy weather shortened the day to a nine-hole regular competition at Lion’s Paw.

    The July 19 couples event on Panther’s Run consisted of nine holes of alternate shot on the front nine, where both teed off, then selected the best drive and proceeded to alternate shots through the last putt on hole 9. On the back nine, the format was a two-person scramble, with two required drives from each player.

  • Brunswick eliminated from World...

    SENECA, S.C.—A one-run loss eliminated Brunswick County on Sunday from the Dixie Boys Baseball World Series.

    Despite home runs by Markel Jones and Travis Oliver, Amelia, Va., beat Brunswick, representing North Carolina, 6-5.

    “Obviously, I wish we could have done better,” manager Randall Morrison said. “These were a great bunch of young men to be associated with. All the coaching staff enjoyed being around them.”

    Against Virginia, Brunswick scored in the first and Oliver homered in the second.

  • Time to target black drum and...

    The weather has been playing some games with fishermen, but during good weather there is a lot of bait in the water. Unfortunately, the game fish are not quite as numerous as the finger mullet and frisky shrimp, and though it feels as if fall should be here, it isn’t yet.

  • Brunswick County golfers Greg Hensley and Landon Patterson have qualified to play in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Tour Championship.

    The two-day event will take place Aug. 12-13 at Monroe County Club.

    To be invited to the 84-player field for the championship, a golfer had to win one of the 18 tournaments and/or be one of the top seven players in points.

    The competition was intense: 900 rounds of golf played by 428 participants on 18 courses from June 23 to July 22.

  • Rivers Edge gets new great greens

    Rivers Edge is open for play.

    After struggling with inconsistent greens for several years, the owners and managers of Rivers Edge bit the bullet this summer and closed the course for two months to install new Paspallum grass.

    Rivers Edge has long been a local treasure, one of those courses that locals and visitors alike clamor to play. As one visiting friend said to me, “It’s worth the extra money. I love the course!”

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Crown Park. First: Dennis McCann, Bob Byrne, Fred Ortiz and Jim Beairsto at 5-under par. Second: a tie between the team of Bob Smith, Ed Kinney, Ed Hennessey and Paul Michal and the team of Reggie Auten, Hal Riebesehl, Danny O’Connell and a blind draw at 3-under par.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • John Green wins Super Senior...

    John Green, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the super senior division in the Carolinas PGA Senior Championship.

    The two-day tourney was played July 28-29 at the Thistle Golf Club at Sunset Beach. The Carolinas PGA Senior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play championship open to all senior PGA and members residing in North and South Carolina. The Championship was played on the McKay Course for the front nine and the Cameron Course for the back.

  • For Lady Dolphins' new...

    Having completed the dribbling drills at the recent Brunswick Community College basketball camp, the small group of players gathered for a huddle before moving on to the next drill. They gave a weak-hearted, low-spirited cheer and then dispersed.

    The coach of those drills called them back. She was dissatisfied with their attitude. So they huddled again. The cheer was louder, but robotic. They tried to disperse again, but the coach made them huddle again. This time, the cheer was enthusiastic, and they moved on to the next drill.