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Today's Sports

  • Sporadic fishing patterns

     

    By Capt. Jacob Frick

  • Backpacks Full of Blessings...

    Last year Brick Landing had its first Wings Backpack Tournament and this year, another one will take place Aug. 1. It’s a simple tournament in a captain’s choice format with men’s and women’s categories.

    Last year the tournament was rained out and, unfortunately, this year I will be away at that time. However, when I read the notice, I was intrigued. It told me about the Wings Ministry Backpack Program, which provides food to needy children in our community.

  • Brunswick Dixie Junior Boys win...

    STAFF REPORT

    The Brunswick Dixie Junior Boys won its first-round game in the state baseball tournament, beating Duplin County 12-2 in five innings Saturday, July 11, at Smithville District Park.

    Brunswick finished with six hits. Bradley Adams two hits. Tanner Babson had a double. Brandon Aycock had a single and one RBI. Shawn Smith and Deilon Frink also had hits.

  • Myrtle Beach Speedway season...
  • Hope Mills ends Brunswick’s...

    SHALLOTTE — Hope Mills beat Brunswick County 6-0 in nine innings Monday, July 6, on Mike Alderson Field and finished a three-game sweep in the first round of the American Legion Baseball playoffs.

    Brunswick was held to six hits and struck out 14 times against two pitchers. Chris Graham had a single and a double. Caleb Clemmons also had a double.

    Brunswick turned a double play but also made five errors.

    Hope Mills finished with 10 hits and no errors. It struck out seven times against three pitchers.

  • King mackerel and mahi mahi...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishing has steadily improved over the Fourth of July weekend in Brunswick County. After the hard southwest winds we endured practically all last week, our coast finally caught a break with a few days of 10- to 15-knot winds. This brought the seas down offshore and finally gave the top water game fish, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, a chance to eat.

  • Reminders about why sharks attack

    The hot question on my charters lately has been about the shark attacks. Many folks are curious to know what a fisherman thinks about it. Well, the facts are for the most part human beings are being human. Most of the attacks have happened close to either an inlet or a pier, or witnesses have seen baitfish splashing in the water before an attack.

  • Rivers Edge installing new greens

    Two weeks ago, the management of Rivers Edge made a difficult decision. They closed its beautiful course for July and August and installed new greens.

    “We’ve struggled with our SeaDwarf Paspalum greens since they were installed in 2009,” said Mike Buccerone, president of East Coast Golf Management, which manages Rivers Edge. “Our winters are becoming increasingly harsh and the greens just did not hold up. Each spring was a nightmare when the overseeding died out and the Paspalum was supposed to grow and flourish and did not.

  • John Daly: Broadcaster,...

    John Daly of Sunset Beach has been in print and broadcast journalism for most of his  life.  Today, he is on the cutting edge of creating content for companies in the “new media”.   

    Before I go any farther, let me explain that I am not talking about John Daly, the heavy-set blonde PGA Tour player, the long hitter who has had a rough and tumble lifetime of golf championships and controversy and four marriages.  That John Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 U. Open.   

  • Brunswick golfers beware of heat...

    By Elsa Bonstein

     

    The past few weeks have been excessively hot and humid in Brunswick County. Temperatures have been in the 90s almost every day and the heat index has been soaring above 100. I’ve seen ambulances at two golf courses recently and I’m worried about our golfers.

    We think we’re tough and we can take anything. We will play our weekly game, our match, our qualifying round and we don’t care how hot it is.