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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick will play in Final...

    Brunswick County is 4-0 in the Dixie Boys World Series at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg, Va.

    Brunswick won two games Sunday—one that began at 10 a.m. and the other that began around 9 p.m. and ended at 10:55 p.m.

    On Monday afternoon, Brunswick beat Louisiana 9-3. In a night game, Brunswick routed Halifax County, Va., 15-5 in six innings.

    Brunswick, one of four teams left in the Series, will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday against Louisiana. The Series ends Aug. 4, with the title game at 5 p.m.

  • Wave rider: Powell continues to...

    Michael Powell continues to have the best months of his surfing career.

    In the sixth annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am event July 18 at Wrightsville Beach, Powell finished first and won $5,000.

    This victory came one month after Powell made college surfing history at the National Collegiate Championships at Salt Creek, Calif. Powell, competing for UNCW, became the first East Coast college surfer to win a national title.

  • West Angels finish second at...

    After losing its first game in a no-hitter, the West Brunswick Angels rallied and finished second in the eight-team Dixie Softball tournament in July for 9- and 10-year-olds.

    “It was good competition,” manager David Pridgen said. “All the games were very competitive.”

    West qualified for the state tourney by winning a district championship.

  • Brunswick reaches Final Four in...

     

       

    STAFF REPORT

    Brunswick County is 4-0 in the Dixie Boys World Series at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg, Va.

    Brunswick won two games Sunday—one that began at 10 a.m. and the other that began around 9 p.m. and ended at 10:55 p.m.

    On Monday afternoon, Brunswick beat Louisiana 9-3. In a night game, Brunswick routed Halifax, Va., 15-5 in six innings.

  • Calabash Presbyterian Church...

     The 10th annual Calabash Presbyterian Church Golf Tournament and Raffle took place July 1 at the Thistle Golf Club. Thirty-five teams competed in six flights (140 players total).

  • The First Tee’s fall programs...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County will begin its fall programs next month at Cinghiale Creek and six other affiliates. The parent orientation, class schedule and certification levels are below.

    PARENT ORIENTATION

    A parent orientation/registration meeting is mandatory if your child is a new participant to The First Tee. If your child has not participated in the spring/fall programs, you must attend a parent orientation/registration meeting to be eligible to register. The summer camp does not count as a spring/fall program.

  • Bodenheimer wins Forsyth County...

    In his first competitive tournament, Kellan Bodenheimer, 12, won the Forsyth County Junior Open golf tournament in Winston-Salem. 

    Bodenheimer, competing in the Cubs’ division for those 12 and younger, played nine-hole layouts July 13-15 at Winston-Lake, Tanglewood and Reynolds Park. He shot a 134 for the three-day event and won by three strokes. 

    Bodenheimer is the grandson of Jim and Kay Bodenheimer of Ocean Isle Beach and Lewisville. 

    He is making plans to compete in the Jim Roach Memorial golf tournament Aug. 28 at Brierwood.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf...

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Stu Cleveland and Paul Michal, 89. Low nets: Bob Smith and Hal Riebesehl, 68; Jim Beairsto, 69. Team (four players total nets): Smith, Riebesehl, Dan O’Connell and Beairsto. Player of the week was Bob Smith.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    The team of Marianne Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Chuck Hornfeck and John Beavers finished first at 2-over par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble July 21. Carola Hornfeck, Sharon Beavers, Ralph Trimmer and Bob Nobes finished second.

  • Sandpiper Bay voted 2010 Golf...

     I’m as pleased as punch and proud as a peacock.    

    One of our own Brunswick County golf courses has been named “2010 Golf Course of the Year” by The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. This is the first time a North Carolina Course has received this honor. 

    Last week I went to Sandpiper Bay and spoke with Tim Tilma, the general manager; Richard Kascsak, the head golf professional; and Jay Varallo, the superintendent. It was a round-table of smiles, a few high fives and several thumbs up. 

  • Flounder tourney set for July 31

     Members of the Cape Fear Flounder Tournament Committee have organized the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s first flounder tournament, which will be July 31 at Southport Marina. 

    Don Hughes is the chairman of the tourney, which has an all-cash guarantee of prizes. This is a boat-only tournament. All fish must be taken on a rod and reel. Entry fee is $100 per boat, with optional $50 tournament within a tournament fee.