Today's Sports

  • PREVIEW: North remakes offense,...

    LELAND—North Brunswick High School enters the 2010 season with an experienced offense and a yet-to-be-tested defense.

    On offense, the Scorpions return four senior linemen: Tylan Kelly (6-0, 245), Joshua Richburg (5-11, 205), Robert Bowens (5-7, 208) and center Zach Sellers (5-11, 269).

    Jirese Thomas (5-10, 192) returns at fullback. Last year he averaged 10.4 yards a carry and gained 505 yards, second most on the team. He was a second-team all-conference selection.

  • Golf tournament briefs


    An all-you-can pizza and putt-putt golf event will take place from 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Bridge Grill in Sunset Beach. “Proceeds go to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Shirley Tacchetti said.


  • Results, scores from local golf...


    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Aug. 5 was one best ball on the par 4s and two best balls on the par 3s and par 5s.

    The winners at -20 were Tom Arney, Odie Johnson, Paul Salerno and Gary McDaniel. In second at -18 was the team of Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope, David Harper and a draw. The team of Harvey Hundley, Chuck Hornfeck and George Edwards finished third at -12.


  • The Hooters Carolina Series:...

    The Hooters Tour has several divisions in it: the Pro Series, Winter Series, Carolina Winter and Carolina Series. These are real tours with real professional golfers playing in them and believe me, they are fun to watch. 

    Last week, I spent some time with Chris Zeh, the tournament director for The Carolina Series of the Hooters Tour. The tour was making a stop at Oyster Bay and we had a chance to chat when he was setting up the course on Tuesday.  

  • Kids’ fishing tournament Aug. 21

    The South Harbour Village Kids’ Fishing Tournament, for those ages 12 and younger, will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 21 at South Harbour Village Marina, 4909 Fish Factory Road, Southport. All fishing will be done from the South Harbour Village Marina docks. South Harbour Village will provide the bait but participants must bring fishing poles. To register, call (910) 454-7486. There is no entry fee. Awards will be given.

  • Summer heat makes fishing...

    Local fishing continues to be affected by the summer heat, as well as a pattern of good days and bad days, which seems a bit unpredictable. Most anglers finding luck are having it in the early morning, or by battling with persistence through the heat in spots around structure and when the tide is moving fast.

  • Dog days and east wind don’t mix

    There’s just no way to paint this picture and make it look too bright; fishing has been tough. 

  • Jim Roach defined sportsmanship


    The First Tee has, at its foundation, established the Nine Core Values. These values (confidence, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, integrity, respect, judgment, sportsmanship and courtesy) are identified as positive and inherent to the game of golf.

    Sportsmanship: observing the rules of play and winning or losing with grace.

  • Golfer advances in EWGA...

    Pam Jobin, of Leland, has advanced to the finals of the Executive Women’s Golf Association Championship.

    The EWGA semifinal championship for the Carolinas area of the Executive Women’s Golf Association was played July 24 at the Verdae Greens Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. The first-place gross and net winners in each flight advance to the final round of the EWGA Championship, considered the largest amateur women’s golf competition in the United States. Jobin, competing in the second flight, shot a net 82 and finished second.

  • McCumbee finishes 10th in...

    Chad McCumbee finished 10th Saturday in the Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 31 drivers and was one of 11 drivers who completed all 200 laps.

    Joey Coulter won the race, beating Patrick Sheltra by 0.768 of a second on the 0.4375-mile oval. The win was Coulter’s first in ARCA Racing Series.

    Coulter is the 11th different winner in the 2010 season and the 10th first-time winner this season.