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Today's Sports

  • West football coaches honor...

    The West Brunswick High School football team had its banquet Monday night at West, and five players received individual awards.

    Jake Boudreau received the Coaches Award. Assistant coach Yogi Hickman said the award, which has been handed out since at least 1994, goes not to the most talented or skillful player but to one who is dependable, someone “you know is going to do all the little things that nobody wants to do.

  • With new sponsor, McCumbee...

    Two weeks ago, Chad McCumbee didn’t think he would be racing at Dover International Speedway. The SS Green Light team did not have sponsorship for the AAA Insurance 200. But NASCAR technology provider inthinc and its tiwi brand stepped up to help the No. 07 team, and in their first race together, McCumbee drove to a seventh-place finish. He won $16,505. This season, he has earned $110,809.

  • Stable weather moves king...

    Stable weather has finally brought the king mackerel back to their normal summer stomping grounds, and this time, hopefully, for quite a while. What great weather we have had this past weekend and this week. The winds have been light and it’s been hot, but I was kind of ready for a little of the heat. It seems like forever that we have had topsy-turvy weather; one week hot, the next cold with lots of wind. Let’s hope that we can maintain the stability and the fish can feel as comfortable as possible, just before we swoop in and catch them.

  • Lookout for flatties; flounder...

    Flounder season is upon us, and reports are starting to come in about the flatfish being caught in all the usual spots. At the same time, speckled trout and redfish are staging their usually early-summer early-morning runs.

    One of the most common methods to target these fish is with live minnows. Different anglers, however, prefer to use different minnows, while some folks just use whatever is available. There are benefits to each of the different types of baitfish commonly utilized by flounder and trout anglers.

  • I've got friends in golf...

    Garth Brooks is one of my favorite singers, and I’ve practically worn out the “Fresh Horses” CD on which “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places” appears.

    I often hear a song and it stays in my head, emerging months or years later when I’m doing something that’s really fine.

  • Golf action

    Chris Serraro aced the 155-yard fourth hole at the Brunswick Plantation Azalea Course May 27. He used a 5-iron. It was his second hole-in-one. His playing partners were Walt Doney, Bob Castriota and Mike Lach.

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  • Roman Kelley introduced as South...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Calling it a “very significant day,” South Brunswick High School athletics director Chris Roehner introduced Roman Kelley as the new head coach of the Cougars’ football team on May 20.

    Roehner gave a history lesson to explain why the hiring is so significant.

    Roehner has been at South 12 years, and in his first five years, South had five different coaches. The last seven years, South has had two different coaches.

  • South’s Ervin Hall to...

    Ervin Hall wants to develop his basketball game, and that is one reason Hall, a South Brunswick senior, signed a letter of intent May 20 to attend Brunswick Community College and play for coach Walter Shaw’s Dolphins.

    Shaw’s program is attractive to recruits for at least two reasons: It is a winning program (three region titles in five years) and it is a successful program (eight sophomores this year will play at four-year colleges next year, and six of those are Division I teams).

  • North’s Jesse Riley...

    GREENSBORO—North Brunswick’s Jesse Riley finished second in the 200-meter sprint and third in the 100 Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state track meet.

    For Riley, the 200 was a race he thought he had a good chance to win. He finished in 22.20 seconds. Romar Morris of Salisbury was first in 21.85. South Brunswick’s Quan Ray was sixth in 22.69.

    Riley and Morris—later named the boys’ MVP—raced next to each other.

  • North beats Clinton, First...

    North Brunswick advanced to the fourth round of the Class 2-A baseball playoffs by beating First Flight 5-0 Friday. North played at Fairmont on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the Eastern Regional.

    North Brunswick (22-4) scored twice in the second inning and another in the third. The Scorpions added runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

    Trey Watson was the winning pitcher. Randall Rabon and Frank Walsh were 2-for-3.

    North Brunswick beat Clinton 8-5 May 19 in the second round in Leland.