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Today's Sports

  • West golfer Patterson 5-over par...

     West Brunswick’s Landon Patterson shot a 5-over-par 76 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament May 11.

    He is tied for 25th in the two-day tourney at Longleaf. Six players shot a 75. The top score is 1-under par.

    Patterson was even-par on holes 1 through 9. He birdied the par-4, 395-yard first hole. He scored a bogey on the par-5, 525-yard fifth hole and scored a bogey on the par-4, 396-yard sixth hole. He scored a birdie on the par-3, 174-yard eighth hole.

  • Flounder looking at stiff...

     We have just experienced our first tropical system of the year and it is only May. It is my hope the tropics will be much like last year, making this our one and only system that affects our area this year.

  • Ana scuppers fishing activities

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As forecast, tropical storm Ana has officially unleashed its wrath on our county. This tropical depression not only created transportation problems and flooding but also brought the fast and furious fishing to a screeching halt.

    Before the storm, almost any spot in the ocean was producing some sort of catchable species. The Spanish mackerel were along the beach, the king mackerel were biting in the 20- to 40-mile range and the Gulf Stream bite was really picking up.

  • Get in the game: Nine-hole after...

     We live in a diverse area as far as golf is concerned. Some of our residents have played golf their whole lives; some have never touched a club. Others played years ago, then gave up the game for their careers and family and now want to start again.

    Brunswick County has a temperate climate and more than a 100 golf courses within an easy drive. Why not learn to play the sport? If you played years ago, why not take it up again?

    Take the plunge and get in the game.

  • BCC loses to Catawba Valley in...

     Catawba Valley Community College beat BCC 7-5 in a second-round game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 baseball tournament Saturday, May 9, in Kinston.

    BCC is 1-1 in the double-elimination tourney and is scheduled to play Lenoir CC at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

    BCC led 5-4 but the Red Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of third on the way to the victory.

    Catawba, which made five errors, outhit the Dolphins 8-7.

    For BCC, Taylor Stephens had two RBIs. Willie McRae and Dillon Steward each had one RBI. Chase Gehringer hit a double.

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  • Gulf Stream trip produces...

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

     

    It is safe to say the spring fishing has officially set in. The mahi mahi are biting in the Gulf Stream, the king mackerel are feeding depths of 80 100 feet and the Spanish mackerel have shown up in good numbers along the beach.

    In addition to all the great fishing, the weather finally decided to cooperate this weekend as well. Therefore, just about every angler in Brunswick County tried his or her luck on the action — including myself.

  • Spanish mackerel biting on the...

     The backwater action has been hit or miss for most of us lately in our immediate area. That is sure to change as the weather pattern has become more stable. Most of the action in the backwater has been coming from flounder and croaker. Most of those fish are too small to keep for the dinner table.

  • Mother’s Day gifts galore at...

     As the mother of four daughters and now the grandmother of 10 (seven boys and three girls), I love Mother’s Day.

    My husband always remembers the date and makes me feel truly special for being his wife and the mother of his children

    But you don’t have to physically be a mom to be honored as one. Plenty of aunts and grandmothers, sisters and neighbors have been surrogate moms by listening, counseling and just being there for a kid who needs an adult friend.    

  • West Brunswick second in MEC...

     

    LELAND — West Brunswick finished second in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship golf tournament April 28 at Magnolia Greens.

    West shot a 325 and finished 10 strokes behind Laney.

    The Trojans’ top golfer was junior Landon Patterson, who shot a 4-over-par 76 on the 6,200-yard course. He finished third overall.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan shot an 80, freshman Spencer Faircloth an 84, senior Drew Boyer an 87 and senior Cole Snyder an 85.