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Today's Sports

  • The First Tee of Brunswick...

    Jennifer Weiler, senior director of Network Service and New Directions of The First Tee, and Tony Powell, director of the Central Atlantic Region of The First Tee, visited the Brunswick County chapter last week. Both praised the staff and the board of directors for a truly excellent operation.

    The two directors visited The First Tee Summer Leadership Academy at St. James and then spoke with local volunteers and board members at a dinner in their honor at Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick finishes 1-2 in World...

    BLUFFTON, S.C.— Brunswick County won its first game but lost its next two and was eliminated Monday night from the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series.

    Representing North Carolina in the national tournament for 13-year-olds, Brunswick County opened the World Series by routing Arkansas 16-4 in 90-degree heat Saturday afternoon at Oscar J. Frazier Park.

    Starter Tyler Lewis gave up two hits and one run in three innings. He struck out two and walked no one. A.J. Jones gave up three hits and three runs in the final two innings. He struck out one and walked no one.

  • McCumbee finishes strongly in...

    POCONO, Pa.—Chad McCumbee and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished 17th Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at the Pocono Raceway.

    The finish is the highest of McCumbee’s Sprint Cup career.

    For the second year in a row, rain disrupted a race at Pocono. The 2007 spring race was shortened because of inclement weather.

  • Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Points as of July 26

    Name, points, victories

    * denotes Brunswick County driver

    Street

    1. * Tommy Poole, 590, (9)

    2. * Dean Cumbee, 564, (2)

    3. * Kent Bellamy, 540, (1)

    4. * Clay Gossett, 484

    5. David Hatchell, 414

    Mini-Stock

    1. * Dub Fulford, 580, (4)

    2. * Mark Evans, 520

    3. * Willie Fulford, 480

    4. * Adam Fulford, 474, (3)

    5. Terry Evans, 466, (3)

    Limited Late Model

    1. Randall Roberts, 578, (6)

    2. Dal Wright, 552

    3. Kevin Barnhill, 514, (2)

    4. Sam Scarpelli, 460

  • Poole wins 10th race in Street...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Thomas Poole continued his domination in Street Stocks by winning for the 10th time Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Poole, a Brunswick County driver who is the defending points champion, finished ahead of Kent Bellamy, Clay Gossett, Dean Cumbee and David Hatchell.

    Poole leads Cumbee by 32 points for the season championship.

    In Mini-Stock, Brunswick County driver Adam Fulford won the third time, beating Mark Evans, Dub Fulford, Harry Floyd and Willie Fulford. Dub Fulford leads Mark Evans by 58 points.

  • Legion season in review

    Some highlights from the American Legion baseball season:

    Grand efforts: Alex Memory and Logan Tripp each hit grand slams, the first of their careers, during the Junior American Legion season. Memory’s slam in a 17-5 victory June 13 over Hampstead bounced off the black tarp behind the center-field fence at West Brunswick High School. Tripp’s slam scored the game-winning runs in the Trojans’ 10-0 victory July 11 over Leland Post 68.

  • Spanish mackerel easier to catch...

    Well, I’ve never been to Spain, but I do like catching Spanish mackerel.

    Spanish mackerel are the smaller cousins of the prized king mackerel, a big game fish for which our state is widely known. Although they don’t get as large as kings, Spanish are easier to catch, more colorful and better tasting. Like kings, they are a fish of the ocean, not going deep into inshore waters, but roaming close enough to the beach so they are often in range of pier and surf fishermen as well as those with small boats.

  • August raises temperatures,...

    It’s hot! No more description is necessary to substantiate that claim. Walk outside and you’ll be soaked with sweat in a matter of minutes. As a fisherman, it’s nice to get off the mainland and onto the water, where the breezes help to soften the heat. The fish thus far haven’t seemed to mind the heat too much as they continue to bite.

  • 2008 Jolly Mon King Classic: New...

    As a tournament fisherman as well as a tournament operator, I feel I have the highest level of responsibility to ensure the rules of my tournaments are followed.

    As such, and with the commitment to uphold the honor and integrity of the Jolly Mon King Mackerel Classic, the tournament committee has made the decision to disqualify the boat Takin It Easy, captained by Cameron Bowers, for failure to comply with tournament rules.

    The winner of the tournament is Keith Logan and crew of Logan’s Love.

  • After several years, Thistle...

    With a sagging economy, many golf courses are making drastic budget cuts. They are cutting back on services, limiting mowing, restricting the use of fertilizers and chemicals and cutting the hours of operations of their restaurants. To promote business, they are expanding tee times and giving cut rates and coupons to golfers.

    Construction around golf course communities has slowed in the last few months.

    Amid this quiet despair, The Thistle Golf Course is finishing its 15,600-square-foot clubhouse.