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Today's Sports

  • Bob Marston makes hole-in-one at...

    Bob Marston of Lockwood Folly Country Club, the recent winner of the Golden Boys Sy Schaffler Invitational Golf Tournament, made a hole-in-one Saturday on the 16th hole.

    Marston used an 8-iron from 132 yards, and the ball dropped into the hole on the fly.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

    The Aug. 21 league day play was a blind-partners game, using net scores after the start of play.

  • Beacon, ATMC gear up for...

    High school football is getting ready to kick off and The Beacon and ATMC want to make sure everyone is ready for another season.

    The Beacon recently teamed up with ATMC to produce a preseason coaches’ show.

    ATMC Channel 3 began broadcasting the coaches’ show 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, and will continue every night at 7 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 23.

    During the hour-long show, Beacon reporter Caroline Curran tackles all things football with local coaches and players.

  • Army veteran wins medal at...

    The one sport Kevin Coleman played when he was in high school in the late 1970s in Washington, D.C., was basketball. He returned to Washington last month to catch a flight for a basketball tournament in Omaha, Neb. This time, he played in a wheelchair.

    Coleman was one of hundreds of veterans participating July 25-29 in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The games are the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world, and they were presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

  • Floyd deserves explanation

    Never assume anything.

    About the only thing I remember from my high school geometry class was my teacher, Mr. Luzzi, saying in response to questions about cosines and cotangents, “Never assume anything.”

    I have no idea why I remember that advice. But it was advice I should have followed last week.

  • Black drum providing good...

    The period of time between the summer doldrums and the quick-action fishing of the fall can be a confusing one for anglers. Uncertainty dominates, as both the weather and the annual migrations of fish are notoriously unpredictable.

    Everyone knows a variety of factors—including water temperatures, fall storms and the inevitable movement of large schools of fish—mean great fishing is just around the corner. But what do you do in the meantime?

  • Golf action

    Vince Brown scored a hole-in-one Aug. 12 on the 163-yard 12th hole of the Sea Trail Byrd course using a 5-wood.

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a three low-nets tournament Aug. 15 at Carolina Shores. Winning the gold medal with a score of 192 (minus 24) was the team of Bill Cameron, Jim Beairsto, Ed Hennessey and Dennis Davidson. Low gross with a score of 83 was the team of Bob Byrne, Stu Cleveland and Randy Cogdill. Low net was Dennis Davidson (63). Davidson was also voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Tripp Isenhour revisited

    A saying goes like this: “You know it’s a bad day when you get to work and there’s a ‘60-Minutes’ news team sitting in your office.”

    You don’t want that to happen unless you just won the Mega-Millions Lottery.

    When the media train their searching spotlight on someone, the results can be brutal. If you’re a PGA pro with a wife and three small children, your life can be made into a living hell.

  • Birdies for Jon Paul Hayes

    Dalton Gore is preparing to travel to Pebble Beach and participate in the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, presented by Nature Valley, as a representative for The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    He is taking with him his own dreams and the hopes and dreams of the hundreds of volunteers who have made a positive impact in his life. We are all wishing him well.

  • BB&T Jamboree set for this...

    West Brunswick and South Brunswick will be among the teams competing in the 22nd annual BB&T Football Jamboree Friday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    The prep scrimmage is a fundraiser for 10 southeastern North Carolina high schools and student scholarships.

    The Jamboree begins at 5 p.m., with a cheerleading showcase featuring 10 schools, including West Brunswick and South Brunswick.

  • David Sandifer Scholarship Golf...

    Pat Sandifer, widow of longtime county commissioner David Sandifer, joked she had to nail the back door of David’s office shut so he wouldn’t sneak out and play golf instead of work.

    “He played every opportunity he got,” Pat Sandifer said.

    It’s a fitting tribute then, she said, that an upcoming golf tournament includes two of his passions—golf and education.