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Today's Sports

  • Trojan golf tournament a good...

    So how does a $50 investment turn into $700,000?

    It starts by playing in the John Murphy Trojan Football Golf Tournament.

    The sixth annual tournament, a popular fundraiser for the West Brunswick High School football program, has check-in and complimentary breakfast at 7:30 a.m. July 25 at Brierwood Golf Club.

    The fee is $50 per golfer. Foursomes will be paired if a group has three or fewer golfers. The tournament has a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call West football coach Jimmy Fletcher at 209-3516.

  • Brunswick's all-stars

    Four county athletes are expected to compete next week in the East-West All-Star games.

    John Mendoza (West Brunswick) is on the East roster for the East-West All-Star game July 21 at the UNC Greensboro soccer stadium.

    Ryan Hill (West), A.J. Ferguson (South Brunswick) and Greg Gilbert (South) are on the East roster in the East-West All-Star football game July 22 at Grimsley High School.

    The games feature the top graduating seniors in the state, regardless of school classification.

  • Learning fundamental baseball

    The substitution seemed insignificant.

    The Brunswick County Dixie Boys team had just scored a run to take a 6-2 lead in the third inning over Dunn in the first-round game Saturday of the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    With two outs, Tanner Sellers singled. Manager Randall Morrison then had pinch runner Travis Oliver enter the game. He stole second and later scored on Ricky LaChance’s single. Brunswick went on to win 12-2 in six innings.

  • Brunswick's Dixie Boys...

    SOUTHPORT—Brunswick’s Junior Dixie Boys baseball team (13-year-olds) is 2-0 in games through Monday in the state tournament being played this week at Smithville Park.

    Brunswick’s Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) are 2-1 in games through Monday night.

    The winners of each tourney advance to its group’s World Series. Below are summaries of Brunswick’s games.

    DIXIE BOYS (14s)

    BRUNSWICK 12

    DUNN 2

  • BCC hires women's...

    Ashlyn Burke will be the head women’s basketball coach for Brunswick Community College this season. Burke currently serves as the program and events coordinator for the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center and will be adding coaching to her duties.

    Burke’s previous coaching experience includes the Trask Middle School girls’ basketball team for two years; basketball camps at UNCW, Chowan University, Spartanburg Methodist College and South Columbus High School; and several years as an individual- skills coordinator.

  • McCumbee 11th in Kentucky NASCAR...

    Chad McCumbee nearly had his fifth top-10 finish of the season, finishing 11th Saturday in the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. A late-race collision dropped the SS Green Light Racing team driver out of the top-10 with three laps to go.

    McCumbee started 19th and patiently waited for the handling of his truck to improve during the early stages of the race. A bold move by the Bobby Dotter led SS Green Light team moved the tiwi Chevy into the lead on lap 36.

  • Shallotte, Leland begin state...

    Leland and Shallotte begin play this week in N.C. Dixie Youth Baseball for 12-year-olds at West Robeson.

    The week-long double-elimination tournament begins Saturday.

    Leland will play the District 2 champion at noon Saturday. At a different field, Shallotte will play the District 7 champion at 11 a.m. Saturday. Brackets are available on the Dixie Youth Web site youth.dixie.org, and on page 3B.

  • Brunswick team to represent...

    The Brunswick West Dixie Debs advanced to the Dixie Debs Softball World Series by defeating West Stanly 4-2 July 7 at Cape Fear Optimist Park in Wilmington. They are going to the World Series for the second straight year.

    Heather Carter pitched all seven innings and allowed two hits as her curveball and fastball were both working. She walked three and had five key strikeouts for the victory.

  • Summertime fishing can be a...

    Summertime fishing can be tough. Fish are sluggish during the heat of the day and the most productive hours come and go quickly in the morning or just before sunset. Some species, like speckled trout, stage a quick morning bite and then are gone from an angler’s radar, while others, like pompano, occur mainly in dribs and drabs while the sun is high in the sky.

  • Avoid hottest part of day, use...

    Although the hot weather has been occasionally broken up by a thunderstorm or two, we are definitely locked into a consistent summer pattern when it comes to fishing.

    Fish continue to be caught, including some nice-sized trophies, but I’d be lying if I told you this was the easiest time of the year for the sport. Still, if you avoid the hottest part of the day and go after them with live bait, you can probably find enough action to get you through until fall.