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Today's Sports

  • Offshore fishing gets back to...

     “Normal” is a loose word in reference to fishing. I’ve been fishing for many years, and I still struggle when someone asks me what he can expect to catch on any given day. 

    The problem is fish have minds of their own and tails that can lead them most anywhere. I’ve read science that says fish have a brain the size of a pea. I’ve been out there hunting fish on many days when I felt as if I had the brain the size of pea and they were nothing short of genius. 

  • Hale wins seventh race of season

    A full moon hung over Myrtle Beach Speedway on July 24 as the drivers completed another weekend of Saturday night racing.

    Before the full moon, Bryant Barnhill took his first bike win of the season. Barnhill has become a regular competitor of the Hot Rods bike division. The Young Guns participants are gaining momentum, as Adam Fulford Jr. continues on his winning streak. Jack Barnhill had a close second, with Easton Swain and Hudson Hale rounding up the field.

  • Inspirations Dance Centre...

     Inspirations Dance Centre participated in the Marvonna Talent Competition Finals in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Mega Xtreme” and “The Max” ratings for three group dances, one duet and seven solos. 

  • Ex-Trojan nominated for Good...

    When Jordan Lancaster played football at West Brunswick High School, he usually was involved in community service. 

    “He did some tutoring with little kids,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher recalled. “He went to elementary schools and read to kids. He always worked in the church. He just was a great kid.”

  • Injured Tew helps Brunswick win...

     One of the keys to Brunswick winning the state championship was the effort of its pitchers, and Carson Tew in particular.

    Kevin Harris started the loser-out game July 22, against Dallas, and Carson Tew, scheduled to pitch in relief, started at third.

    But those plans fell apart.

    “My ribs were hurting me when I was throwing from third base,” Tew said. “I didn’t know what to do, so I sat out.”

  • Brunswick wins N.C. Dixie Boys...

     SOUTHPORT—Against all kinds of obstacles, Brunswick County won the N.C. Dixie Boys Baseball state championship July 22 at Smithville Park.

    The victory advanced Brunswick to the Dixie Boys World Series for 14-year-olds in Christiansburg, Va., which begins July 31.

    Brunswick entered the final day of the state tourney having lost 10-0 the day before to the team it had to play July 22 in the loser-out game: Dallas. The game was to begin at noon on a day in which the heat index reached 100 degrees.

  • Brunswick loses in N.C. Junior...

      SOUTHPORT—Hope Mills won two games against Brunswick County in taking the N.C. Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state championship.

    Hope Mills had to win two games to win the title and advance to the Junior Dixie Boys World Series, and it did so by beating Brunswick 3-1 in seven innings July 20 and 5-4 in nine innings July 21.

    Below are summaries of the games, played in 90-degree heat at Smithville Park.

     

    HOPE MILLS 3

    BRUNSWICK 1

  • Sea Trail LGA has Rally for the...

     On July 14, 104 golfers played in Sea Trail LGA’s 14th annual Rally for the Cure Tournament, which raised $8,233 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Surrounding the 18th green of the Maples Course were 198 flags, placed in memory of friends and family affected by cancer.

  • Ocean Ridge has member-guest...

     The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played a member-guest tourney July 12 at Lion’s Paw. The theme was Mon-Tee Carlo Madness. The tournament consisted of 46 two- women teams playing a best-ball low gross, low net format. The tournament director was Patsy Mays. 

    Low gross winners were Ocean Ridge member Shelly Haskins and guest Susie Hurley at 74. Runner-up was Lorraine Crosby and her guest Joan Sheldon at 77. 

    Low-net winners were Betty Coffini and guest Mary Ard (56), finishing one stroke ahead of Peggy Jones and Beverly Mastrovich.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at the Meadowlands. Low nets: Fred Ortiz , 67; Dennis Davidson, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Stu Cleveland, Bill Cameron, Ortiz and a draw were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Fred Ortiz.

    BRICK LANDING LGA