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Today's Sports

  • Willie Fulford, Poole win at...

    Saturday marked the fourth overall week of racing of the 2009 season at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and the third week for the Late Model Series.

    In the first Late Model feature, there were three leaders in the 50-lap shootout. Greg Hardee had the early lead. Hardee was passed by defending champion Rick Smith on lap 6. Smith led until lap 34, where Brent Brinson reeled in Smith and completed the pass for the lead coming off turn four. Brinson never looked back to pick up his third feature win of the season, followed by Smith, Ryan Hall, Robert Elliot Justin Milliken.

  • Fishing springs to life, thanks...

    Who knows whether Al Gore is right or wrong about global warming, but in all the mess of what we call weather, there is one theory I will claim to and stand by: Weather is a balance.

    As bad as it may have been in March and early April, it will eventually turn and be equally as good. And thus, the weather finally turned last week after months of wind and unseasonably cold weather. We have experienced a stretch of beautiful weather that looks to continue for some time. The result is the fish are finally getting their acts together and starting to do what they are supposed to.

  • Brunswick County fishing keeping...

    There has been a run of beautiful weather, and the fishing is keeping pace. Rising water temperatures have really kick-started the season and we are headed into May with a full head of steam as fish are hitting hard both inshore and out in the ocean.

    Last weekend, the piers reported their first decent catches of bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Blues and Spanish are targeted from the planks with pencil plugs like that old pier angler’s favorite, the Gotcha. Blues are known to like plugs with red on them, while Spanish react favorably to the shine of gold or silver.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Palmetto Greens. Low gross: 81, Hal Riebesehl; 82, Stu Cleveland; 85, Paul Michal; 87, Randy Cogdill; 88, Ed Kinney.

    Low nets: 58, Riebesehl; 62, Bob Smith and Kinney; 63, Reggie Auten; 64, Cleveland, Ed Hennessey and Bill Cameron; 67, Michal.

    Teams scored two low nets on each hole. Winning at 44-under par were Michal, Riebesehl, Auten and Cameron.

    RIEBESEHL EAGLES

    Hal Riebesehl had an eagle-2 on the par-4, 261-yard seventh hole at Palmetto Greens.

  • Meadowlands Missfits: Women...

    There are many, many golf leagues in Brunswick County. Each course has its men’s, women’s and mixed groups. If you add in the Elks, the VFW, the Fadeaways, the Calabashers, the Beachcombers, the Rebels, the Renegades, the Seniors, Ladybirds and Club 25, you can see there are literally dozens of tournaments being played each week.

    Despite dire warnings to the contrary, the game of golf is alive and well in Brunswick County.

  • Photos of the Brunswick County...
  • West's Evans, Frink county...

    West Brunswick’s Mariah Evans and Shanae Frink won championships in the county high school track meet April 21 at West.

    Evans won the 200-meter run and Frink the triple jump.

    Evans and Frink also ran on the winning 4x100 relay in a regional-qualifying time of 54.32, beating South by 0.08 seconds. Courtney Turner and Breana Gause also ran on the relay.

    South Brunswick’s girls won 13 of the 18 events and won the team title.

    Six of South’s victories met regional-qualifying standards.

  • West golfers win MEC 3-A title

    Led by all-conference golfers Harrison Taylor and Greg Hensley, the West Brunswick High School golf team Monday won the Class 3-A title of the Mideastern Conference.

    The championship qualifies West for the Class 3-A East Regional, to be played May 4 at Maccripine Country Club in Pinetops. The top three teams and the top three players not on those teams qualify for Class 3-A state championships May 11-12 at Keith Hills Country Club in Buies Creek.

  • West completes sweep of county...

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team completed a sweep of county teams by beating North Brunswick 4-0 Monday at West.

    Two West goals were disallowed because of offsides. The Lady Trojans improved to 8-8 for the year.

    West scored twice in the first half, the first goal eight minutes into the game on a pass from junior forward Taylor Ambrose to senior forward Mariah Evans. Her kick in the box went through the legs of the North goalkeeper.

  • Memory, Gause homer as West...

    JACKSONVILLE—Two-run home runs by Alex Memory and Jay Gause scored all of West Brunswick’s runs in a 4-0 victory Friday over White Oak in a Mideastern Conference baseball game.

    The low-scoring game was surprising, considering the Trojans had beaten the Vikings 17-0 last month.

    The victory improved West’s record to 7-1 in the conference, 16-3 overall, and keeps it in the running for the MEC title. West’s one MEC loss is to Laney, and the two teams have a rematch on Senior Night April 30 at West.