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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick loses in N.C. Junior...

      SOUTHPORT—Hope Mills won two games against Brunswick County in taking the N.C. Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state championship.

    Hope Mills had to win two games to win the title and advance to the Junior Dixie Boys World Series, and it did so by beating Brunswick 3-1 in seven innings July 20 and 5-4 in nine innings July 21.

    Below are summaries of the games, played in 90-degree heat at Smithville Park.

     

    HOPE MILLS 3

    BRUNSWICK 1

  • Sea Trail LGA has Rally for the...

     On July 14, 104 golfers played in Sea Trail LGA’s 14th annual Rally for the Cure Tournament, which raised $8,233 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Surrounding the 18th green of the Maples Course were 198 flags, placed in memory of friends and family affected by cancer.

  • Ocean Ridge has member-guest...

     The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played a member-guest tourney July 12 at Lion’s Paw. The theme was Mon-Tee Carlo Madness. The tournament consisted of 46 two- women teams playing a best-ball low gross, low net format. The tournament director was Patsy Mays. 

    Low gross winners were Ocean Ridge member Shelly Haskins and guest Susie Hurley at 74. Runner-up was Lorraine Crosby and her guest Joan Sheldon at 77. 

    Low-net winners were Betty Coffini and guest Mary Ard (56), finishing one stroke ahead of Peggy Jones and Beverly Mastrovich.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at the Meadowlands. Low nets: Fred Ortiz , 67; Dennis Davidson, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Stu Cleveland, Bill Cameron, Ortiz and a draw were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Fred Ortiz.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Athletics director says BCC will...

     The buzz was out. Brunswick Community College would soon have men’s and women’s golf teams. 

    St. James Plantation had agreed to be the home course. Anthony Pagliari, the head PGA golf professional at the Member’s Club, would be the lead coach. Al Arrigoni, the executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County and PGA pro, would be the assistant coach. 

    I was thrilled and delighted when I heard the news. A National Junior College Athletic Association golf team in Brunswick County. Imagine that.

  • A fish to target in summer is...

     Brunswick County inshore anglers are in the stranglehold of a familiar summer pattern right now: early morning bites, nothing happening during the hot days and powerful thunderstorms roaming at night. I wouldn’t say fishing is bad, but not much is happening while the sun is high in the sky.

  • Summer trade winds make tough...

     Mother Nature is balancing the weather equation once again. We had several incredible weeks of weather in mid-June and now we are paying for it in mid-July. 

    As is typical for the summer, a high-pressure ridge has set up to our west, known as a Bermuda high. This high-pressure system brings us a southerly flow, which drives up the heat and humidity and brings the southwest trade winds. These winds are what bother us fishermen the most, as the more the wind, the bigger the seas. 

  • Dub Fulford wins at Myrtle Beach...

    After taking a couple weeks off, the drivers of Myrtle Beach Speedway delivered a thrilling night of racing Saturday.

    The eager participants of the bike race took the track before the pre-race ceremony. Adam Fulford Jr. won his fourth Young Gun bike race of the year. Along with Fulford in the Young Guns Series were Easton Swain, Glenn Evans and Joshua Carlyle. The Hot Rod series was won by first-timer Jamie Lynchfield. Jeffry Carlyle, Christopher Chestnut, and Hudson Hale also competed.

  • Leland Legion team 0-2 in state...

    The Leland Post 68 Junior American Legion Baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament over the weekend in Durham.

    In the double-elimination tourney, Post 68 made seven errors as it lost 8-6 to Kernersville in a first-round game July 16. Kernersville scored four runs in the first and led 6-2 after five innings.

    Post 68 scored in the sixth, but Kernersville scored twice in the seventh for an 8-3 lead. Post 68 scored three runs in the seventh and had the bases loaded with two outs before the game ended on a groundout.

  • Season looking brighter for...

     Halfway through the ARCA Racing Series season, there is a brighter outlook for Chad McCumbee.

    McCumbee had a season-best sixth-place finish in an ARCA race Saturday in Mansfield, Ohio. And the next race—July 31 at Pocono Raceway—is where McCumbee has won in ARCA competition and has four top-four finishes in his career.

    McCumbee started 13th out of the 31 drivers who raced Saturday in the Tim Richmond Memorial ARCA 200. McCumbee finished one lap down in the 200-lap race on the one-half mile paved and banked track.