Today's Sports

  • Golf action

     The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Stu Cleveland 79, Gary Gutheil 84, Bob Byrne 86 and Jim Beairsto 88. Low nets: Cleveland 62, Byrne and Beairsto 66, Gutheil and Dick Cecil 69.

    Team (one low net on each hole): Byrne and Beairsto, 14-under; Reggie Auten and Ed Hennessey, 13 under; Cleveland and Hal Riebesehl, 11 under. 

    Golfer of the week was Cleveland.


  • The Great Golf Experiment:...

     I’m sick of bad golf. I hate shanks, skulls, chili-dips, three-puts and leavies in the bunker. I hate losing brand new golf balls in water hazards and hitting banana ball slices that sail out-of-bounds into flowerbeds in other people’s yards.

    Worst of all, I hear myself constantly complaining about my poor golf. Last week, one of my dear friends asked me whether I wanted “a little cheese with my whine?”

    So now, by gosh and by golly, I’m doing something about it.  

  • Baitfish should keep fishing...

     Fishing is heating up right now and should be strong throughout June until we hit the usual summertime doldrums, when the water temperature rises off the charts. 

    Currently, however, there is good fishing to be had on the piers and inshore as baitfish and shrimp fill the local waters and most fish species are active and aggressive.

  • Mahi, kings, cobia providing...

     Last week’s offshore low pressure storm did not offer much opportunity for fishermen to get offshore, but by the weekend, the winds had subsided and the fish and fishermen were ready. 

    Nearshore, Yaupon Reef off of Yaupon Beach was a hot spot for king mackerel fishing action. The area typically seas good action from kings in the early summer, and the abundance of baitfish in the area has helped to make this year no exception. 

  • Dub Fulford gets first victory...

    Myrtle Beach Speedway celebrated Memorial Day weekend by bringing all five racing divisions back to the track for racing May 29.

    To entertain the crowd while the drivers had their weekly drivers meeting, the track had its third bike race of the 2010 season. Four of the five participants started from turn four, while one participant started at the halfway point due to the age difference. 

  • Brunswick County Gator Games...

    The 22nd annual Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and SilverArts had 265 participants in 80 athletic artistic events. The first-, second- and third-place winners in each age category male and female, qualified to compete against the 54 other local Games in Raleigh and other areas of state this fall.

    The Gator Senior Games and SilverArts began April 7 with opening ceremonies at Town Creek Park and ended on May 20 at county government center with the celebration social and medals ceremony. 

  • Inspirations Dance Centre wins...

     Inspirations Dance Centre participated in Marvonna Talent Competition in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Mega Xtreme” and “The Max” ratings for one group dance, one duet and seven solos. 

  • West Brunswick splits...

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team split a home doubleheader Friday with South Columbus, winning the first five-inning game 3-1 but losing the second 6-5.

    In the first game, West scored all its runs in the first inning. Markel Jones led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch and stole third. Timmy Powell singled him home. He stole second and Ryan Sykes followed with a single. With one out. Bruce Clewis singled to right field, driving in a run. With two outs, Andrew Pait singled to right field, driving in a run for a 3-0 lead.

  • West Brunswick senior athletes...

     West Brunswick High School athletics director John Floyd used one word to describe the accomplishments of Trojan athletes this season: “Outstanding.”

    He was referring specifically to the offers colleges made to Trojan athletes.

  • West Brunswick wins season...

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season by beating the Hoggard-Wilmington Vikings 11-2 Thursday.

    Starter Landon Tilley pitched three shutout innings, giving up one hit. He walked none and struck out two.

    Ryan Sykes pitched two innings, giving up a two-run home run.

    Bruce Clewis pitched the final two innings, striking out five.