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Today's Sports

  • Good time to put flounder...

    Flounder fishing really picked up in late August, and the tasty flatfish are the hottest bite out there right now. There are plenty of stocky redfish biting, and Spanish mackerel are hitting along the shore in the early mornings, but it is the flounder that have local anglers the most excited. Fishing for flounder should continue to be strong right through the fall.

  • Fall fishing looms as September...

    I have dusted off my blue jeans and unboxed my sweatshirts. I have my reels spooled and hooks sharp. The time is near for fall fishing to begin.

    The last couple of weeks the offshore fishing has not been incredible. We have been catching plenty of Spanish mackerel, amberjack and barracuda, but when it comes to the king mackerel and grouper, the fishing has just been plain tough. Much of this due to an anomaly known as a thermocline that formed about three weeks ago.

  • Roy Pace Golf Links: A good idea...

    PGA Golf Professional Roy Pace came to Brunswick County a few weeks ago for the dedication of the Roy Pace Wee Links Course at Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    Before the opening ceremonies, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Roy in the Learning Center. I came away in awe.

    This is a good guy with a long history as a PGA Tour Player, a club pro, award-winning teacher, writer, president of a chapter of The First Tee in Texas, and now the designer of Wee Links Golf, a concept I believe will bring golf into mainstream U.S.A.

  • Golf action

    THE BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Captain’s choice was the game of the day. First at 7-under par were Hal Riebesehl, Bill Cameron, Ed Hennessey and Dennis Butler. Second at 6 under were Stu Cleveland, Fred Ortiz, Bob Brownley and Paul Michal. Third at 3 under were Bill McDavitt, Larry Bollinger and Jim Beairsto.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • The Roy Pace Wee Links and...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County home course is The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek near Shallotte. On Saturday, Cinghiale Creek officially opened a new 2-acre outdoor practice area to complement its 18-hole golf course for the youth. It is called the Roy Pace Wee Links and Driving Range.

    A large crowd of chapter volunteers, guests, parents, and youth were on hand to see the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The guest of honor, and the namesake for the new course and range, was Roy Pace from Longview, Texas. He is the president and PGA golf instructor of The First Tee of the Piney Woods.

  • West rally falls short

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    SOCASTEE, S.C.—Three passes from the Socastee 30 fell incomplete in the final 16 seconds and West Brunswick’s rally fell short, 21-17, in a season-opening football game, played over two days because of a storm. Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game Friday night.

  • West’s football game...

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    SOCASTEE, S.C.—West Brunswick’s season-opening football will resume at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game with Socastee Friday night.

  • Cougars lose

    South Brunswick lost 28-14 Friday to Ashley. Here are photos of some of the action.

  • Lady Trojans 4-0 after beating...

     

    By MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Led by Keri Nolan’s 29 assists and 11 kills and by Kenzie McDuffie’s 23 points and six acces, West Brunswick swept New Hanover 25-19, 25-9, 25-23 in a nonconference volleyball match Aug. 26.

    The victory improved the Lady Trojans’ record to 4-0.

    Nolan and McDuffie each had a team-high four digs in the victory, one in which West played one of its best games of the early season.

  • Trojan soccer team wins home...

    Playing its second soccer game in two nights, West Brunswick’s defense and fitness were tested by Dixon, but the Trojans prevailed 2-1.

    A sliding Chip Mendoza scored off a ball by Corey Bell 40 seconds into the game Aug. 19, and early in the second half Bell scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Jesse Mayo.

    For West coach Tripp Smith, the game showed how resilient the Trojans can be—they lost the night before 6-1 to Laney.