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Today's Sports

  • What’s it cost to play...

    We’re all in a budget crunch right now and looking to save pennies whenever we can. The holiday season is upon us with gifts to buy, special meals to prepare and travel costs.

    When family and friends arrive for the holidays or a winter vacation in the mid-South, we want to take them out to play golf. Maybe a grandson just got a new set of clubs for Christmas and now wants to try them out. Perhaps a daughter-in-law is taking golf lessons. Maybe you have a long-standing golf bet with your older brother from Minnesota.

  • Despite cold weather, golfers...

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a tourney at Palmetto Greens. Low gross: 77, Matt Beairsto; 88, Geno Confort. Low nets: 67, Beairsto; 70, Reggie Auten; 72, Ed Hennessey; 73, Bob Smith; 74, Confort; 76, Hal Riebesehl.

    Team (three low nets each hole): First at -11, Beairsto, Confort, Riebesehl and Bob Byrne; Second at -9, Smith, Hennessey, Auten and a blind draw.

    Golfer of the week was Matt Beairsto.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Nov. 18.

  • Legends Golf Tour to come to...

    Amid depressing economic news, The Legends Golf Tour is planning to come to Brunswick County Sept. 28-30. The Legends Tour is the senior tour of the LPGA.

    Letters of intent have been signed and many people are working hard to make it happen. The site will be Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The beneficiary will be North Carolina Special Olympics.

    Legends Tour players include Amy Alcott, Sally Little, Beth Daniel, Rosie Jones, Jan Stephenson and Nancy Lopez. In short, these are the LPGA golfers fans followed and cheered for and who have since turned 45.

  • Lady Trojans open basketball...

    Who says you need a good night’s sleep to play well?

    Playing their second game in two nights—and after returning home around midnight from the first game Nov. 20 in Bladenboro—the West Brunswick High School girls basketball team beat the Fairmont Tornadoes 55-42 Friday night at West.

    The Trojans displayed an energetic defense and a teamwork-oriented offense. Two players scored at least 11 points: Sheena Suttlemyre had 16 points (and six rebounds, four steals and two assists). Breana Gause had 11 points (and seven rebounds).

  • The reds are coming, the reds...

    With colder water temperatures dictating inshore fishing, local anglers’ focus has fallen primarily on red drum and speckled trout.

    Of the two, redfish are already making a terrific showing while specks are popping up in their usual hit-or-miss style. Meanwhile, black drum are also being caught in many different locations and will probably be available no matter how cold the water gets.

  • Communications 101 for golf...

    Last week I attended the 2008 Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach.

    This is a four-day event that includes a golf tournament, seminars, exhibits, meetings and receptions. Because the Carolinas section of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association is the largest in the country, the Myrtle Beach, S.C., conference is second only to the national one, which will take place Feb. 2-7 in New Orleans.

  • A table set for seven

    The elegantly set tables, with the empty chairs waiting to be filled, the food ready to be served, remain in my memory whenever Thanksgiving nears.

    One of my earliest memories is of a trip our family made to visit Mom’s relatives “on the farm,” as we called it. The trip was about 90 minutes, but to the four of us with little wiggle room in the back seat of the car, it might as well have been 90 hours. To pass the time, we engaged in the spur-of-the-moment sport of elbow jabbing. (Another brother, the baby of the family, slept up front on Mom’s lap.)

  • Cougars get set for third round...

    After a thrilling 27-20 victory Friday night over the Orange Panthers in the second round of the Class 2-AA playoffs, the South Brunswick Cougars will play Marshville Forest Hills (10-3) this Friday.

    “Overall the kids did a great job,” an ecstatic Gordon Walters said Saturday. “Can you believe we are 10-2? The kids really follow the game plan.”

  • Northside ends North Brunswick...

    JACKSONVILLE—It was the coldest night of the year, and the North Brunswick football season ended on it, too.

    Give credit to the Monarchs of Northside High School, who had everything to do with stopping North Brunswick 27-0 Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A playoffs.

    The unbeaten Monarchs entered the game averaging almost 40 points a game, but the game started with both teams going back and forth throughout the first quarter.

  • BCC ranks in top 25; beats...

    Playing its first game since getting a top-25 ranking, the unbeaten Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Lenoir Community College 95-84 Nov. 20 at West Brunswick High School.

    Five players scored at least 12 points, and one of those players, sophomore guard/forward Cornell Holmes, scored all 14 of his points in the second half after a 53-53 tie.