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Today's Sports

  • Dalton Gore qualifies for First...

    Dalton Gore, a rising junior at South Brunswick High School will fly on Aug. 23 to Monterey, Calif., to compete in the Wal-Mart First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.

    Each First Tee participant is teamed with one Champions Tour player and two amateurs in a 54-hole tournament played at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Del Monte Golf Course.

  • West Brunswick Debs finish 0-2...

    West Brunswick, representing North Carolina, finished 0-2 in the Dixie Debs World Series.

    West Brunswick lost its first game, 7-2, to host Alexandria, La., on Sunday morning at the Johnny Downs Sports Complex. Alexandria had opened the World Series on Saturday morning and beat Florida 7-6.

  • Brunswick advances to Junior...

    SOUTHPORT—With two of his players ready to dump an orange bucket of ice drink on him, coach James White never moved.

    He welcomed the dousing as his Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team celebrated a 13-5 rout of Columbus County and a state championship July 24.

    The victory qualified Brunswick for the Junior Dixie World Series, which begins Aug. 2 in Bluffton, S.C. Brunswick will play Arkansas at 4 p.m. at Oscar J. Frazier Park.

    “It was a good job by everyone,” White said.

  • Title for West Brunswick Debs...

    Jeff Carter remembers the first time his daughter, Heather, pitched in an N.C. Dixie Girls state championship softball game. She was playing in the 9- and 10-year-old Angels division in Shallotte. The score was 1-1. The bases were loaded. The count was 3-2. The next pitch would decide the game.

    Jeff went to the pitcher’s mound to try to calm Heather.

    “She said, ‘Daddy, I just don’t want to throw this pitch.’

    “I said, ‘You gotta throw it. If it’s a ball or whatever, you gotta throw it.’ ”

  • McCumbee returns to Nextel Cup...

    With the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series not racing this weekend, Chad McCumbee will drive the No. 45 Marathon Oil Dodge for Petty Enterprises in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Sunday at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. The NASAR Sprint Cup race will be televised on ESPN beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Olympics jog memory of sports...

    He was skinny—like me. A famous athlete—which I wanted to be.

    I wanted to be the center of attention, and this skinny runner was getting all the attention I craved.

    I was in elementary school, and the collegian Jim Ryun gave hope of athletic acclaim to this 76-pounder. It seemed every month leading up to the 1968 Summer Olympics, Ryun was setting record after record in distance running. During 1966 and 1967 he set world records in the 880-yard run, the 1,500-meter run, the one-mile outdoor run and the one-mile indoor run.

  • All about spadefish, pigfish and...

    The middle of summer is a lot like the middle of winter when it comes to fishing. It is less a question of what you want to catch than of what is willing to bite.

    Fortunately, while familiar species may be hard to find under the sun, there are several other kinds of fish that show up in the warm water and can provide an alternative to leaving a pier empty-handed. Since these fish are as great tasting as our more familiar targets, you need to know what you have if you pull one up.

  • Great weather, great fishing...

    As I had hoped, last week’s bad weather was balanced by incredibly good weather this past week. As a result, the fish, too, decided to balance themselves as well, and they went on the feed this week.

    The king mackerel bite turned on red-hot at many favorite locations. The Jungle and 65-Foot Hole were two of the best, but Christina’s ledge, 390/390 and Shark Hole were also producing good fish.

  • Youth program teaches golf, life...

    I have been involved with youth programs for most of my life. Gene and I had four daughters and for years we were immersed in Girl Scouts, church youth groups, softball teams, gymnastics, a children’s choir, and the junior golf program at our club.

  • Golf action

    SANDPIPER BAY MGA

    On July 21 Al Bowman, 79, beat his age by five strokes, shooting a 74 for the day. Bowman was playing with Ralph Bowman, Hal Foley and Butch Reeves.

    On July 23, the game was “Man in the Box.” Post the three best balls per hole but each player must be designated to play every fourth hole, where his score must be used. Post just three best balls for holes 17 and 18.