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Today's Sports

  • BB&T Jamboree signals start...

    For high school football fans, the 23rd annual BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington means the start of the football season.

    This scrimmage is a fundraiser for 10 southeastern North Carolina high schools and student scholarships.

    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase that includes squads from West Brunswick and South Brunswick high schools.

  • Leland wins first two games in...

    The Leland Dixie Youth Majors baseball team has won its first two games in the Dixie Youth Baseball Majors World Series in Laurel, Miss.

    Leland’s team of 12-year-olds opened the series by routing Florida (San Antonio Pasco) 11-1 Saturday night.

    Leland, representing North Carolina in the 11-state tournament, scored four runs in the first inning, all with two outs, manager Bobby Scoggins said. Blaine Hollis hit a three-run home run.

    “Pretty much everybody else contributed,” Scoggins said. “We had a good night hitting.”

  • The First Tee teaches golf and...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County received its charter in 2005 and began programs in February 2006. Since then, the local chapter has grown and flourished through community support, donors, parents and guardians, and enthusiastic kids.

    Each year, more than 400 children are reached through after-school and Saturday programs and summer camps. Another 6,500 Brunswick County students receive the National Schools Program of The First Tee through their physical education classes.

  • Brunswick Debs finish 2-2 in...

    SUMTER, S.C.—Brunswick County reached the final six before losing 11-1 in six innings Monday night to host Sumter in the Dixie Debs Softball World Series.

  • 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.