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Today's Sports

  • Southport crew wins $25,980 in...

    Reel Time, captained by Samuel T. Rees of Southport, won the Yellowfin-OIFC.com Jolly Mon King Classic, catching a 38.15-pound king mackerel Father’s Day. Including tournaments within the tournament, the crew won $25,980.

    Reel Time also finished first in the 23-foot boat division. Another member of the boat, Samantha Nowell, finished first in the ladies’ division.

    The two-day tournament attracted competitors on 305 boats and took place Saturday and Father’s Day. Capt Brant McMullan of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center organized the event.

  • Rees and Crew win Jolly Mon King...

    Samuel Rees and crew members Preston Nowell, Chad Malpass, Samantha Nowell and Jessica Rees of the Reel Time arrived to the Jolly Mon weigh-in at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center on Sunday afternoon with a smile on their face. Capt. Samuel Rees deferred from taking the fish out the fish bin for pictures, citing he “knew it was going to be close.”

  • Follow these simple rules for...

    Summer is really upon us now, with scorching-hot days being the rule. Anglers who know how to fish the edges of the day and keep things simple are catching the most fish.

    This isn’t the time of the year to just wander upon a pier at noon with five rods and a big cooler and expect to go home happy. Instead, you have to remember the sunscreen and a few simple rules for summer fishing to have success.

  • B.J. Maloy grows Evolve Golf by...

    Last month, B.J. Maloy, founder and CEO of Evolve Golf, was named among the “Top 40 Under 40” executives for 2009 by Sporting Goods Business magazine. This award recognizes young business people who are leaders in the sporting goods market.

    B.J. was selected from more than 500 nominees, based on criteria of years of service, level of responsibility attained, accomplishments and commitment to teamwork. He was noted to have made a direct and positive impact on the sporting goods industry as a whole.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Winners of the Beachcombers’ 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Carolina Shores with a score of 113 (-23) were Stu Cleveland, Bill Cameron, Ed Hennessey and Gary Gutheil. Low gross for the day were Jim Bearisto, 84; Paul Michal and Gary Gutheil, 86. Low nets were Jim Bearisto, 64; Paul Michal and Bill Cameron, 68; and Dan O’Connell, 69.

    BRICK LANDING

  • First Tee golfers Taylor, Gore...

    Harrison Taylor has been selected to represent The First Tee of Brunswick County at the 2009 Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Eugene, Ore. The academy takes place July 28-Aug. 4 for the first time at the University of Oregon.

  • Bolivia fisherman wins Sudan...

    Wes Knox, of Bolivia, finished first in the 26th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament. He caught a 29.77-inch flounder that weighed 11.14 pounds. He won $1,500.

    The Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club put on the tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

    Twenty-eight county children are receiving free care from the Shriners, who dedicated this tournament to Vernon Ward.

  • Memories of a visit to...

    I just received an e-mail from the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. They are having a new event on Father’s Day this year, the Hall of Fame Classic. This game will consist of old-timers and not-so-old-timers. They will play the game at Doubleday Field.

    Some of the scheduled players are Bob Feller, Phil Niekro, Ferguson Jenkins, Brooks Robinson, Paul Molitor, Steve Finley and Kevin Maas.

  • Trojans hold off Post 68 in the...

    LELAND—The West Trojan Junior American Legion baseball team beat Leland Post 68 6-4 Monday evening.

    West (4-4) scored its first run in the third inning. Damian Burney led off and was hit by a pitch from Tommy Price. Josh Cortes singled him to second. Burney scored when there was an error when Markel Jones reached on a fielder’s choice. Leland ended the game by getting a bases-loaded double play by Price, catcher Matt Lowy and first baseman Zack Mintz.

  • Leland Post 68 wins two of four...

    The Leland Post 68 American Legion baseball team won two of four games last week, improving to 3-4. Summaries are below.

    POST 68 9

    WALLACE 3

    Post 68 scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to winning 9-3 Friday at Wallace.

    Adam Herring finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Logan Tripp was 1-for-3 and scored three runs. Ryan Morgan was 2-for-3 with a two-run double. Mikhail Wheeler had a two-run single.