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Today's Sports

  • Weekend's fishing excellent...

    Can you believe this weather? Just as we get the fishing heading in the right direction. The good news is this weather held off until Sunday afternoon, and before its arrival, fishing was red-hot both near shore and offshore. The other good news is this cold snap hit early in the week, and as it looks now, by Friday, the winds are supposed to subside and temperatures are forecast to be back in the 80s. It looks like a great holiday weekend ahead.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Beachcombers results from May 8. Low gross: 90, Ed Kinney; 91, Hal Riebesehl. Low nets: 66, Ed Kinney; 67, Bob Smith. Team modified Stableford: +12, Kinney, Riebesehl and Smith. Golfer of the week: Ed Kinney.

    Beachcombers results from May 15 at Carolina Shores. Low gross: 88, Hal Riebesehl; 89, Bob Smith. Low net: 64, Bob Smith; 71, Riebesehl. Team two-best ball: Smith and Jim Beairsto won 1-up over Riebesehl and Stu Cleveland. In the four-man, two best nets, Cleveland, Smith, Riebesehl and Beairsto were 26-under par. Bob Smith was golfer of the week.

  • North Brunswick's Scorpions...

    LELAND—After being rained out Friday night, North Brunswick saw its opening-round baseball game in the state playoffs Saturday stopped in the fifth inning.

    But this time, the game was called short because of excessive runs.

    The Scorpions hammered Southwest Onslow 12-2 as they had double the number of hits as their opponents and played virtually a flawless game in the field.

  • McCumbee leads briefly, has...

    Chad McCumbee and the SS Green Light Racing team had high hopes for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 May 15. The night ended with McCumbee feeling more like he had just finished riding a roller coaster than a 200-mile NASCAR race. He finished 15th.

    Qualifying was halted when a brief rain shower rolled over Lowe’s Motor Speedway Friday afternoon halfway through the NCWTS qualifying session, giving McCumbee the eighth starting spot based on owners’ points.

  • North's Irwin catches on...

    A willingness to work hard on the baseball field and in the classroom has allowed Dakota Irwin to continue to pursue his dream of playing baseball.

    Irwin, a senior catcher for the North Brunswick High School baseball team, signed a letter of intent May 14 to play for Belmont Abbey College.

    The Crusaders, a Division II team, are nationally ranked and graduate their starting catcher this year. Those two factors helped make Irwin’s decision to attend the college.

  • May best month yet for catching...

    This has been the best May I can remember for big chopper bluefish. They have been coming up on the decks of the piers and out of the whitewater of the surf. Of course, many smaller blues have been caught as well.

  • North’s Irwin catches...

    A willingness to work hard on the baseball field and in the classroom has allowed Dakota Irwin to continue to pursue his dream of playing baseball.

    Irwin, a senior catcher for the North Brunswick High School baseball team, signed a letter of intent May 14 to play for Belmont Abbey College.

    The Crusaders, a Division II team, are nationally ranked and graduate their starting catcher this year. Those two factors helped make Irwin’s decision to attend the college.

  • Trojans open baseball playoffs...

    The West Brunswick baseball team begins the Class 3-A state playoffs Friday night at home against Wilson Hunt. West is the top 3-A seed in the Mideastern Conference. If it wins Friday, it will play a second-round game Tuesday at home, possibly against another top seed, D.H. Conley.

    For West coach Mike Alderson, a lack of competitive games heading into the playoffs is his main concern. West’s last game was May 6, when it beat Jacksonville 15-1 in five innings.

  • West opens baseball playoffs...

    The West Brunswick baseball team begins the Class 3-A state playoffs 6 p.m. Friday night at home (foe to be determined). Admission is $5.

    West is the top 3-A seed in the Mideastern Conference. If it wins Friday, it will play a second-round game Tuesday at home, possibly against another top seed, D.H. Conley.

    For West coach Mike Alderson, a lack of competitive games heading into the playoffs is his main concern. West’s last game was May 6, when it beat Jacksonville 15-1 in five innings.

  • Hawkins was a popular leader...

    Coaches describe Caleb Hawkins as a popular athlete, a leader who inspired his younger teammates because he competed to his fullest ability.

    Hawkins was one of three West Brunswick athletes in a single-car wreck May 7. He was the most severely injured of the three athletes and May 12 he was taken off life support at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was an organ donor.