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Today's Sports

  • The column has been paid foree

    (This lead paragraph is presented to you by a company selling a revolutionary weight-loss pill.)

    I remember watching sports on TV when most of what you saw was athletic competition.

    (These transition paragraphs are brought to you by a beer company.)

    Now it seems every five minutes of a sports program on TV—and especially on radio—is interrupted with the announcement that some part of it has been paid for or presented by or sponsored by a Fortune 500 company (or, since the stock market crash, the Fortunate 400-Or-So companies.)

  • Locals win best-of-breed in AKC...

    The 2008 AKC Carolina Youth Challenge took place Nov. 8 in Hallsboro. Many youngsters from the county had entries in the challenge, and four of the entries won best of breed.

    In the Black and Tan division, the winner was Roxy. The owner is Jeremiah Frazier, of Ocean Isle Beach. The handler is Ryan Michael.

    In the English division, the winner was Bear Branch Booger Man. The owner is Thomas Inman, of Ash. The handler is Eric Anthony.

    In the Plott division, the winner was Maple Gully Sissy. The owner and handler is Doogie Hewett of Supply.

  • Yellow Jackets end South...

    MARSHVILLE—The third-seeded Marshville Forest Hills Yellow Jackets ended South Brunswick’s football season Friday night in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2-AA playoffs. The 11th-seeded South Brunswick Cougars, playing without injured quarterback Zack Alcorn, lost 35-14.

    Alcorn suffered a knee injury in the Cougars’ playoff victory the previous week over Orange High School.

  • North Brunswick JV football team...

    To those who thought the North Brunswick High School junior varsity football team would be unable to repeat its county and conference champions, the Scorpions proved everyone wrong.

    North completed another stellar season Nov. 6 when it beat West Bruswick 26-0. The victory completed a sweep of county teams (North beat South 34-20) and gave it a record of 9-1. The only loss was to Whiteville—ending an 18-game winning streak—and the two teams finished the season tied for first at 5-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

  • Gossett, Cumbee 1-2 in Seneca...

    Supply drivers finished 1-2 in Street Stocks during the Seneca 400 weekend of racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    According to results from the speedway, Clay Gossett was first and Dean Cumbee second in the Nov. 22 race. Kent Bellamy was third, David Hatchell fourth and two-time track champion Tommy Poole fifth.

    In Mini-Stocks, Brian Powell was first, followed by Lucas Williams, Chad Campbell and track champion Dub Fulford of Shallotte. Harry Floyd, of Ash, was seventh; Jason Floyd, of Ash, ninth; and Willie Fulford of Supply, 10th, in the 27-car race.

  • West splits two duals in first...

    West Brunswick opened its home wrestling season by splitting two duals Nov. 25. West, with four seniors in the 14-match lineup, lost its opening dual to South View 58-13. The Trojans then beat North Brunswick 65-12.

    Against South View, West had three winners. At 112, Dylan Bernier won by pin with 2:01 left in the second period. At 125, Caleb Hawkins won 8-4. At 170, Joey Moreno won 14-3.

    Three other Trojans lost by decision: Aldo DeNardi, 8-5 at 145; Brian Murdaugh, 5-3 at 160; and Seth Strickland, 11-0 at 215. West’s other wrestlers lost by pin.

  • The fish don’t mind,...

    The weather has been anything but stable over the past couple of weeks. There have been a few tolerable days in which fishermen have been able to venture offshore, but for the most part we’ve been relegated to boat maintenance.

    The shame of it is the fishing is actually very good right now. Over this past weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing Center hosted Capt. Kyle’s Thanksgiving Speckled Trout Classic. Despite a cold, soaking rain all day long, participants turned up with good catches of trout. The results were based on the heaviest three fish aggregate:

  • Advice on how to catch red drum...

    Cold weather means different things to different anglers. While some folks have put their rods away to wait for spring, others are still out there experiencing great action on schooled-up red drum. These drum, often called redfish, provide year-round sport for shallow-water anglers when other fish have run to warmer climates.

  • 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.