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Today's Sports

  • Spend a lazy day drifting for...

    Temperatures are beginning to edge off ever so slightly, and with the annual appearance of the yellow butterflies, anglers know that fall isn’t far away. Fish are already active so, hopefully, when the first winds of fall hit, we’ll see a feeding frenzy from them.

    One fish anglers target heavily during this transitional time is flounder. That’s because they are active during the day and can be caught in a variety of places a number of different ways.

  • Fins and Skins tournament has...

    The third annual Fins and Skins tournament took place Aug. 28 at Woodland Valley Country Club. A record number 42 participants competed in the tourney. The weight of each entrant’s fish determined his handicap for the skins game. 

    In the fishing portion, participants caught 42 fish. Robert Fairweather caught the largest, which weighed 5-plus pounds.

    One pound: Randy Carpenter, Hector Contreras, Eric Hines and John Sandman.

  • BCC athletics department blood...

    The Brunswick Community College department of athletics sponsored the American Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 26 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “BCC athletics has several goals this year, and one is to increase community support in Brunswick County,” said Ashlyn Burke, the assistant athletics director and head women’s basketball coach.

    As athletes arrived on campus the first week of school, their first project was to sponsor the American Red Cross Blood Drive on their home court, Burke said.

  • McCumbee eighth at ARCA dirt-...

    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100 in DuQuoin, Ill.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts.

    Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second.

    There were 11 cautions for 42 laps, and the average race speed was 72.735 mph.

  • Adam Fulford wins Mini-Stock...

    BY KASSIE HUGHES

    MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY

    Myrtle Beach Speedway crowned champions and ended its 2010 points season with exciting racing from all divisions Saturday.

    The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series was the main featured event of the night with two 35-lap races. Jeremy McDowell won the pole, clocking in at 21.182 seconds, which is about 91 mph. McDowell shared the front row with Justin Milliken. 

  • Cougars beat Topsail, improve to...

    TOPSAILThe South Brunswick Cougar football team remained the only unbeaten team in the county after beating Topsail 28-3 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game.

    “We are 3-0,” South coach Roman Kelley said, “but our goal is to be 1-0 each week.”

  • College football roundup

    West Brunswick graduate Graham Purvis averaged 50.4 yards a punt in Gardner-Webb’s 28-14 victory over Brevard in Boiling Springs. The redshirt junior punted five times, and the longest punt covered 55 yards. Two of his punts landed inside the 20.

  • West wins conference-opening...

     LELAND—In a conference volleyball match between two volleyball teams that improve week by week, West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 28-26 Sept. 7 at North.

    “It definitely will build confidence in (us),” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “That’s what they need. They need the confidence that they can win these close games.”

  • McCumbee eighth ARCA dirt-track...

     

     

    STAFF REPORT

    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100- in DuQuoin, Ill.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts.

    Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second.

  • North loses in overtime

     ROCKY POINT—The North Brunswick Scorpions lost a shootout Friday night against the Trask Titans. On a clear and breezy night, Trask won the game 34-33 in overtime on an extra point.

    Two North Brunswick touchdowns were called back because of penalties, and fumbles cost the Scorpions their third straight win. Jirese Thomas ran for 153 yards, making it his third straight game of more than 100 yards.