Today's Sports

  • Brinson Breaks Smith’s winning...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Car parades, kids’ bike races, special appearances and peek-a-boo shower clouds made this years’ Sun Fun 101 far from typical Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    The weekly bike race was won by 14-year-old Jason Grainger, of Shallotte. He took the checkered flag after battling it out with last week’s winner, Adam Fulford, and Brandon Patterson. Grainger is the son of Willie Grainger, who races in the Street Stock division.

  • Be safe while boating; Follow...

    Boating season is upon us now, and as a local on water assistance provider for the entire Brunswick County coastline, here are safety tips for boaters. 

    •Wear a life jacket. In 2008, the most recent year for which U.S. Coast Guard statistics are available, more than two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 90 percent were not wearing a life jacket.

  • County athletes selected for...

    Coaches in the Waccamaw Conference have selected the first-team and second-team all-conference players. Below is the list of county athletes who made all-conference in baseball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and track. Statistics, where provided, are from the coaching staff.



    West: Jay Gause, Gavin Lane, Hunter Allen and Lorenzo Pigott are on the first team.

  • Cleveland Indians select West...


    Jay Gause nearly slept through the biggest day of his young and promising baseball career. But the second round of the Major League Baseball draft began at noon Tuesday, and when Gause, a West Brunswick High School pitcher, hadn’t been selected by the seventh round in the early afternoon by any of the 30 teams, he napped.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Gause was awakened by a call from the Cleveland Indians informing him they had selected him in the 25th round.

  • McCumbee 15th in ARCA race

     Chad McCumbee finished 15th out of 36 racers in the ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Saturday in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee started 10th in his fourth race this season in the series. He completed 75 of 80 laps.

    Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 and then held the point on the final restart to grab his first victory in ARCA. His average race speed was 167.069 mph.

  • Zacek strikes out 11 as Leland...


    LELAND—David Zacek gave up one hit in six innings and struck out 11 batters—five straight in one stretch—as Leland Post 68 beat West Brunswick 5-1 in a Junior American Legion baseball game Friday.

    One unearned run was scored in the second inning against Zacek as Post 68 improved to 4-1.West dropped to 3-2.

    At the plate, Zacek was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Other top hitters for Post 68 were Greg Burton-White (2-for-3) and Gary Williams (2-for-3 with one RBI).

  • Trojan baseball, softball camps...

     The dates for the Trojan softball camp at the West Brunswick High School softball field are June 14-18 and June 21-25.

    Registration is limited to the first 10 campers for each age group per week.

    The age 8-and-younger session is 8-10 a.m. For those ages 9-10, the session is 10 a.m.-noon. For those ages 11-12, the session is noon-2 p.m.

  • BCC’s Tyree Graham signs with...

     Head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice announced June 3 that rising junior guard Tyree Graham, of Durham, has signed a scholarship agreement to attend Rutgers University and compete for the Scarlet Knights.

    A First Team All-Region 10 selection at Brunswick Community College this past season and a former North Carolina High School First Team All-State choice, Graham played his freshman season (2008-09) in the Big 12 Conference at Texas Tech University.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED BCC volleyball...

     Two county athletes signed letters of intent June 3 to play volleyball for Brunswick Community College.

    Kenzie McDuffie of West Brunswick High School and Nicole Ray of South Brunswick High School will be part of recently hired coach Melissa Everitt’s team at the school.

  • Thistle Club to host annual...

     The annual benefit tournament for The First Tee of Brunswick County will take place Sept. 21 at Thistle Golf Course in Calabash. 

    “This is the third year for this event, and we are delighted that Thistle Golf Club is hosting it once more,” said Walt Stachura, tournament chairman. “Last year we made over $50,000 for The First Tee, despite the downward economy. This year we hope to make it even bigger and better.”