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Today's Sports

  • West season tickets on sale

    Season tickets for West Brunswick High School sports are on sale and can be purchased at the front desk in the school office or by calling athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740. 

    The all-season pass costs $50 and covers all sporting events for the 2010-11 school year at West except for N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs and the Easter baseball/softball tournament.

  • Byrd wins Hooters event at...

    Zack Byrd is known as the “Birdie Man” among the Hooters Carolina Tour Players. 

    Last  week he earned his nickname when he shot a sizzling 9-under score of 201 to win the three-day event at the par-70 Oyster Bay Golf Course in Calabash. He collected $3,700 for his efforts.

    Byrd carded a 69-64-68 over the three days of play and credits his coach, Mike Schroeder, with helping him keep the ball in play on the tough Maples design that weaves in and out of the surrounding marshlands.

  • Roberts wins bowling scholarship...

    LELAND—Two Thunder Alley bowlers won college scholarship money in the recent BPAC/GA Rising Stars Youth Scholarship Tournament. 

    Christian Roberts, of Bolivia, finished first in his division (170 single-game average and higher) and won $1,500. He is a student at South Brunswick High School.

    Amanda Buckner, of Leland, finished sixth in the same division and won $400. She is now a student at East Tennessee State University.

  • Brunswick All-Stars finish third...

     CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.—A pitch not thrown proved to be the most important pitch in the championship round game Aug. 4 between Brunswick County and Louisiana in the Dixie Boys World Series.

  • Brunswick All-Stars finish third...

     CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.—A pitch not thrown proved to be the most important pitch in the championship round game Aug. 4 between Brunswick County and Louisiana in the Dixie Boys World Series.

  • Scores, highlights from area...

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Farmstead. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 84, Charlie Shore 86 and Stu Cleveland 89. Low net: Fred Ortiz 69, Cogdill and Jim Beairsto 69. Team, two low nets on each hole: Ortiz, Bob Smith, Reggie Auten and Bob Brownley, 20-under par. Golfer of the week was Randy Cogdill.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Zack Byrd: Young phenom on the...

    I first met Zack Byrd in 2003 when he won the Carolinas Junior Championship. I sat in his home in Calabash and chatted with the young phenom, and his parents, Cindy and Steve. He was being home-schooled at the time because his junior golf schedule was so rigorous it would not allow him to attend a regular high school with any consistency. Each week, his dad or mom drove him to junior events all over the country. 

  • How’s the fishing? Something’s...

    Having been a professional fisherman for nearly 20 years, there is simply no replacement for experience in learning and understanding an area’s fishery. And to this day, I am still humbled at how foolish the fish can make me feel. However, I do feel as if time has afforded me the opportunity to experience year after year seasonal fish behavior and, as such, sort of get an idea about what the fish are doing. 

  • Night fishing is the way to beat...

     Brunswick County fishing has picked up a bit from the summer doldrums we have been in. Oppressive heat continues to make fishing best early in the morning or after sunset, but at least anglers have been catching some fish as they begin to turn their eyes toward fall.

    The piers have seen scattered catches of Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black drum and flounder with speckled trout showing up for some morning runs. There are some pompano in the surf along with the snapper blues and a few puppy red drum.

  • The First Tee and Parks and...

    The First Tee of Brunswick County chapter has formed many wonderful partnerships with local golf courses and organizations since 2005. The same holds true outside of the golf community. This includes Brunswick County Schools, Community in Schools, Brunswick County 4-H, Oak Island Parks and Recreation and ATMC-TV.

    The chapter recently formed a partnership with another youth organization, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. This partnership has already produced two exciting summer time opportunities to serve Brunswick County youth.