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Today's Sports

  • Now is the time to try your hand...

    I have always been a big proponent of night fishing. With the recent heat wave that has greeted us with June’s arrival, there is no better time to try it. Most people have two big reservations about fishing after sunset: it is either inconvenient or they just don’t believe fish bite after the sun goes down.

  • Golf action

    Lange wins Ed Riedel Memorial Tournament at Meadowlands

    The Players Golf Association held the fourth annual Ed Riedel Memorial Golf Tournament June 12 at the Meadowlands Golf Course.

    Finishing first with a net 65 was Bob Lange. In second by a match of cards was Bob Davis with a 66 over Jack Gorman. In fourth by a match of cards was Nick Samela with a 67 over George Griffin.

    Closest-to-the-pin winners were Pat Jones at No. 5, Bob Butkevicius at No. 8, Bill Favro at No. 11 and Ron Weatherton at No. 15.

    MEADOWLANDS MISSFITS

  • Playing a real gem of a course...

    There are many fabulous benefits in knowing how to play golf. The best of these benefits occurs when you are invited to play at a friend’s golf course.

    This is not true of other sports or activities. If your best friend is a bowler and he invites you to bowl with him, that’s great, but all bowling alleys are the same, measuring 41.5 inches wide by 60 feet long.

  • Champions determined in Spring...

    The Brunswick County Tennis Association (BCTA) held its end of the Spring Tennis League round robin May 17 at South Brunswick High School. The round-robin format includes a random pairing of players who play five games then rotate to the next partner. There were 48 players (which is a record number for BCTA) attending the event and the six courts at SBHS were full all morning. It was a picture perfect day for tennis with the temperature in the 70s and not much wind.

  • Three county swimmers win gold...

    Three Brunswick County swimmers won gold medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games, which ended June 8 in Raleigh and Cary.

    Nearly 600 athletes from across the state competed in aquatics, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball. Unfortunately, because of extreme heat, competition in athletics and softball was canceled.

  • All-County teams highlight top...

    The county athletes of the year in baseball, softball, soccer and track had stellar seasons.

    Wally Kamfolt, who helped lead the West Brunswick Trojans to the Mideastern Conference championship, is the Baseball Player of the Year.

    Heather Carter, who pitched the Lady Trojans to 14 of their 19 victories, is the Softball Player of the Year.

    Alexandra Young of South Brunswick, an all-state player, is the Soccer Player of the Year.

    Shawn Sanders of North Brunswick, who won four events at the county track meet, is the Male Track Athlete of the Year.

  • McCumbee optimistic as he heads...

    A sixth-place finish in the Sam’s Town 400 Friday in Texas moved Chad McCumbee into eighth place in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings. He will try to improve on that position in the Cool City Customs 200 Saturday in Michigan.

    McCumbee and Team MRD are optimistic as they head to this 2-mile banked oval. These tracks have been a strong suit for the team.

    “This is a cool place to go to,” McCumbee said. “Most of the major manufacturers are based in the area, so it’s good when you can run well in front of them.

  • Are independent tracks on the...

    “The days of the independent NASCAR track owners have all but passed,” is the way a Dover Speedway stockholder described his track’s current situation

  • Points leader Poole wins Street...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Points leader Tommy Poole of Brunswick County finished first Saturday in the Street Stock race at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Poole finished ahead of Brunswick County’s Kent Bellamy. Clay Gossett was third, David Hatchell fourth and Dean Cumbee fifth.

    In Mini-Stock, Brian Bryant beat points leader Dub Fulford of Brunswick County. Ronnie Campbell was third.

    In Limited Late Model, points leader Randall Roberts, Kevin Barnhill and Dal Wright once again finished 1-2-3. Jeremy Wilson was fourth and Tony Powell fifth.

  • But, Jack, what do we do now?

    While packing and unpacking, and organizing and reorganizing, I came across something I wrote many years ago (before there was an Internet). The timing was wonderful, especially for this weekend. So allow this to be my formal introduction to you.