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Today's Sports

  • Anglers seem to be cashing in...

    To watch the average bass tournament, the outcome is so often decided on who finds the best stretch of bank. But what happens when the shallow bite isn’t there? Where do you go when the fish have closed the bank?

  • Live bait will snare sluggish...

    It is a strange year for fishing when you can’t seem to talk about fish without talking about gasoline. Gas prices have become like the prices for a pack of live bloodworms: up and down, different in different places, but always outrageously high. If one day the price of a gallon of gas surpasses that of a bag of bloodworms, then nobody is going to be able to leave the house.

  • Guest days are great days for...

    Besides being a wonderful sport that nearly everyone can play at any age, golf is a great social venue.

    You might invite a friend to bowl or to play tennis with you, but you probably would not invite a friend to participate in your senior men’s ice hockey league. You might invite a friend to your club or neighborhood pool for the afternoon, but that visit would not involve swimming competitive laps. Imagine a basketball, football or baseball invitational tournament in which folks of all ages and abilities compete?

    I think not.

  • Golf action

    CAROLINA SHORES LGA

    The Carolina Shores President’s Cup was played July 10 and July 17. The Cup winner, by a match of cards, was Dawn Rubin with a net of 138. She also had the fewest putts (26) and low gross (79). She birdied No. 9 and No. 12. Runner up was Marlene Cleary (138). She had the low net (70).

    Chip-ins: Barb Juergens at No. 18, Sue Greiner at No. 6 and No. 13 and Carol Szarka at No. 2. She also birdied No. 2.

    CAROLINA SHORES NINERS

  • BCC community center takes shape

    SUPPLY—The construction of the athletic and aquatic center at Brunswick Community College has progressed so far you can almost hear children splashing in one of the two pools and see men and women exercising in the aerobics studios. You can imagine basketball players dunking basketballs in the gym and smell the pizza being sold at the concession stand.

  • In short time, barrel racer...

    When Kristen Smith, then 12, took a coffee table and set it up in an open space, her dad, Wayne, proudly anticipated what was about to happen. Kristen hauled another coffee table to the same area and set it across from the first table. Needing one more object to complete a make-believe pattern of barrels for a barrel race, Kristen grabbed a lawn chair and set it in a spot to complete the triangular pattern.

    “I thought it was great,” Wayne said.

  • Poole wins for eighth time at...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Points leader Tommy Poole of Brunswick County won for the eighth time in Street Stock racing July 12 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Poole finished ahead of Dean Cumbee (second in points), Clay Gosssett, David Hatchell and Kent Bellamy.

    In Mini-Stock, Terry Evans won for the second time. Mark Evans was second, Lucas Williams third, Dub Fulford fourth and Harry Floyd fifth.

    Dub Fulford leads in points and Adam Fulford is second, 52 points behind.

  • My mighty, majestic home run

    A popular prelude to the Major League Baseball All-Star game is the home-run contest. Several players get their chance to swat grooved pitches as far they can, and it is a treat for the fans at the All-Star site and television viewers to see how many home runs these players can hit.

  • Sometimes it is better to be...

    There’s a common saying among tournament fishermen, “I’d rather be lucky than good.” If you are a fisherman you understand exactly what this means. So much of fishing is about circumstance. Right place, right time and then having the fish bite your line instead of someone’s beside you. Also the factors that lead up to catching a particular fish can be a tangled web of fortune and misfortune, but somehow you end up where you are and then the fish bites. As such, let me tell you the story of one of the most unbelievable days of fishing in my life.

  • Speckled trout, pompano best...

    Inshore fishing has settled into a summertime pattern, which means while angling in the heat of the day isn’t going to be your best bet, there are plenty of fish out there to be caught. A lot of bait is in the water now, and you can bet that many of these little critters are being gobbled up by something. A noticeable continuation in the speckled trout fishing and strong showings of some big pompano are the best things going, but other species are out there for the catching as well.