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Today's Sports

  • Fishing action heats up with...

    The fishing has taken a dramatic turn for the better this past week.

    As is typically the case, we fishermen wait and wait, and then finally something/someone throws the switch, and the fish are magically here.

    The fact last week’s weather was stable and warm certainly didn’t hurt, and it offered fishermen a chance to get out and work on the fish.

  • Golf: The greatest game for...

    I love the Grand Strand of the Carolina coast with its 100-plus golf courses spread like green jewels along the lakes, inlets and waterways of the low country.

    This is a very fine golf resort. The best part is I, as a woman, can play any time I want. I can play golf Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings. I can also tee off between the hours of noon and 2 p.m.

    What about Wednesday, the historical “doctor’s day” at the course?

    No problem here.

    A men-only grill and bar?

    Naahhhh, not here.

  • Golf action

    Lockwood Folly Men

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association crowned Jerry Lyons its club champion after a two-day tournament May 3-4. Lyons shot a 157 gross score in the two-day tournament.

    Fred Krug won the senior club championship (age 62 and over). Don Kehoe is the super senior club champion (age 72 and over). Russ Kleinbauer is the net club champion.

    The Lockwood Folly Memorial Cup Match Play Tournament concluded May 2. Jim Platukis defeated Allen Ayling two and one to win the cup. George Gisel finished third and Beecher Washburn fourth.

  • Lenoir sweeps Dolphins

    Lenoir Community College, ranked No. 1 in the nation among community colleges and sporting a 46-7 record, defeated Brunswick Community College in three games last weekend.

    Lenoir won 13-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday.

    BCC 100 00—1 6 5

    LCC 261 4x—13 10 0

    LP: Chris Williamson.

    Leading hitters: LCC—Norton 3-for-4 (2 HR), Mills 2-for-4, Rouse 2-for-4, Chase 2-for-3. BCC—David Smeltzer 2-for-2, Chris Eason 2-for-3, Jeremy King 1-for-3.

    Lenoir won the second game Friday night 10-0.

  • Dolphins smoke Southeastern

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick Community College scored in every conceivable way—from a squeeze play to an out-of-the-park home run—on its way to a 10-0 rout of Southeastern Community College last Wednesday night.

    The Dolphins made the last home game of their inaugural season a memorable one.

    “We fired up a little bit tonight,” BCC coach Robbie Allen said.

    Charlie Gore was the torch, as the Dolphins’ leadoff batter finished just a triple shy of hitting the cycle.

  • Racer and 'the Rock'

    Supply native Chad McCumbee will be close to home and behind the wheel when racing returns to the North Carolina Speedway In Rockingham this weekend.

    He’ll compete in the Carolina 500 on May 4 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

    There haven’t been any NASCAR races in Rockingham since 2004.

    McCumbee is still racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series full-time, but the truck schedule allows him to drive this weekend for Andy Hillenburg.

  • Kyle Busch wins Talladega race

    TALLADEGA, Ala.—It was another wild finish for Talladega Speedway fans as Kyle Busch came from a lap down to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499, after a major last-lap wreck caused the race to end under caution.

    “First, Jeff (Gordon) and Juan (Montoya) helped push me,” Busch said. “We didn’t have as much power as the 20-car (Tony Stewart), but it was enough. I think this is the first time I’ve finished here without tearing up all the equipment.”

  • This NASCAR question is as...

    One of the most enjoyable things I do during the course of my normal work week in the Darlington, S.C., area is serve as part-time co-host of a morning sports-talk radio program, the Powerade Press Box (see, it really is all about the sponsorship, even in the small- to mid-market radio series.)

  • Diving among draws at Hard Rock...

    It’s not often we get to see people dive in person, so it was a treat to watch the divers in the Malibu Beach Party at Hard Rock Park Saturday.

    Although they didn’t match Olympic gold-medalist Greg Louganis, the young men in the show did a variety of pikes, tucks and twists that were entertaining to watch. Often diving two at a time, the guys had to hit small landing spots in the anti-Olympic-sized pool.

    Then they rushed back up the ladders and dived again and again. Anybody would have to be in great shape to do this three performances a day.

  • Anglers anxiously awaiting the...

    Now that we’ve broken the hot/cold cycle and spring is working toward summer, the fishing is finally starting to get on track.

    The near-shore waters have warmed to 68 degrees, and the offshore waters are 70-plus degrees. Water temperatures are one of the keys to fish migrations, and king mackerel fishermen out there know what 68 degrees means. That is considered in the optimal temperature range for kings, and it means it will be very soon these hard–fighting and good-eating game fish invade our waters.