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Today's Sports

  • May has been great for catching...

    Local water temperatures are now holding in the upper 60s, and that has really kicked the fishing season into high gear. So far the biggest news has been the consistent action on large chopper bluefish. This is the best May I can remember for folks hauling in the big blues. In addition, almost any other fish you want to target is out there and active.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The weekly tournament was May 5. Format was one best net on the par 5s, two best nets on the par 4s and three best nets on the par 3s. Bill Kosanke, Chuck Dixon, Bob Mularczyk and Larry Agrimonti were first at -31. Cal Calhoon, John McGuirt, Ken Horton and Jack Blair tied for second at -26 with Greg Strickland, Alan Morrissey, Bill Healy and Eric Nelson. John McGuirt won two skins. Ken Horton, Ted Lide, Bill Kosanke and Larry Agrimonti each won one skin.

  • Brick Landing Rally for a Cure...

    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association had its annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament April 23. Fifty-four men and women participated and raised $1,860 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports breast cancer research and awareness programs.

  • Tournament of Champions to be...

    On Sept. 12, 2002, the very first Golf Gab ran in this newspaper. Since then, I have had a whole lot of fun writing about golf-related topics. I’ve met professional golfers (even Arnold Palmer once), superintendents, golf course architects, new golfers, single-digit players and ordinary people who triumph over diversity to play the game of golf.

    On trips, I’ve taken my notebook and camera with me and written about golf in Arizona and Bermuda and Texas and Georgia. If I ever get to Scotland (my dream of all dreams), I will report from there.

  • Four county softball players to...

    Four top-level county high school softball players will continue their careers next season at Southeastern Community College.

    The four—South Brunswick’s Brittany Spivey and West’s Courtney Clewis, Emily Gore, Stacy Jackson—signed letters of intent May 6 to play for coach Gary Sykes’ Rams, an NJCAA Division I program entering its second season next year.

  • North Brunswick finishes 12-0 in...

    LELAND—The North Brunswick High School baseball team completed a perfect conference season by beating South Columbus 7-0 Friday night.

    On Senior Night, Tyler Smith gave up five hits in six innings as the Scorpions finished 12-0 in the Waccamaw Conference. Junior outfielder Daniel Graham homered and tripled as North improved to 19-4 overall.

  • South soccer team stays perfect...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick scored five goals in the first 20 minutes and went on to beat Heide Trask 8-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Monday evening.

    The victory on Senior Night kept the Cougars unbeaten in the conference. They play their last conference game on May 6 at home against Fairmont.

    Junior Ashley Briggs scored the first goal five minutes into the game. Passes from sophomore Kelly Taylor and junior Jess Falor set up the goal.

  • Watson pitches North to Waccamaw...

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship May 5 when it beat South Brunswick 9-3.

    Trey Watson pitched a no-hitter through five and one-third innings before giving up three hits and three runs in the sixth. Watson struck out three, walked one and hit two.

  • Once again, Shaw makes BCC proud

    Whenever professional coaches receive awards or national recognition, the first statistic often mentioned is either championships won or games won. Properly so. Rings and banners are a good measure of a coach’s career.

    But for high school coaches and community college colleges, another standard is equally important: What have you done to further the student-athlete’s educational career?

  • Hard to beat the feisty action...

    The big fishing news in the last week has been the arrival of some serious bluefish schools to the area. Up and down the coast, anglers are catching blues of all sizes. The piers have done particularly well, and a lot of anglers are getting in on the bluefish action.