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Today's Sports

  • Top tournament finishers battle...

    The second- and third-place finishers in the Jolly Mon King Classic earned their money Saturday. After they landed their prize catches, they had to battle through a ferocious storm.

    Keith Logan aboard Logan’s Love finished second (36.65) and collected $7,750. He thanked Hunter McCray of the Rod and Reel Shop on Holden Beach. Logan fished in the Gen. Sherman Wreck area. Logan, of Longs, S.C., landed his king mackerel about 7:15 a.m.

  • McMullan remembers friend who...

    Standing next to a wreath on an overcast Sunday evening, Brant McMullan began the awards ceremony for the Jolly Mon King Classic by talking about Scott Hewett.

    The eulogy was not the way McMullan thought he’d have to begin the ceremony at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center for the two-day tournament, of which McMullan was the director.

    But Hewett, the captain and owner of the Spring Run, died in a boating accident Saturday when he was caught in a fierce, fast-moving storm. He was 62.

  • 'The wind picked up&...

    Jamie Blue of Carthage and Joel Foster of High Point had an unforgettable fishing experience in the Jolly Mon King Classic Saturday.

    They are fortunate to still be alive to talk about it.

    They were among the competitors in the two-day tournament that attracted 294 boats. But a fierce, fast-moving storm Saturday morning capsized one boat and left one person dead. Two others from that boat were rescued.

    That more people did not die is remarkable, considering how powerful the storm was.

  • Dream of a lifetime comes true...

    When golf is your passion, your dreams revolve around golf.

    Maybe you dream about winning the club championship someday, or shooting an even par score. Maybe you hope to break 100 or 90 or 80.

    A beginner might want to get his handicap down to 30; a seasoned player might dream of getting down to single digits. A junior golfer may watch the U.S. Open and dream of being in the ranks of the PGA Tour someday; a seasoned golfer may dream of living long enough and playing well enough to shoot his age.

  • Golf action

    CLUB 25 CROW CREEK

    Mona Dye from Brierwood shot a 75 to lead Club 25 Ladies Golf League at Crow Creek on June 16. Sandy Hulberg (Lakes) was second and Mei Lu Pierce (Myrtle Beach National) was third. Kitty Fox (Lakes) and Suzanne Moro (Wacchesaw Plantation) tied for fourth, while Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing), Shari Hodson (Lakes) and Pat Shutzman (Carolina National) tied for sixth.

  • NASCAR says no more complaints...

    NASCAR has moved to limit negative complaints about the new car and other racing-related matters.

    NASCAR president Mike Helton had a mandatory meeting and told all drivers and car owners he was tired of hearing negative complaints about the new-generation car, problems with racetracks and other things.

    Apparently driver complaints reached a critical point with the powers-that-be after the Pocono race.

  • Dub Fulford, Poole win at Myrtle...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Tommy Poole of Brunswick County won for the sixth time this season in the Street Stock race Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Poole, the points leader, finished ahead of David Hatchell, Kent Bellamy, Dean Cumbee and Clay Gossett.

    Dub Fulford of Brunswick County won for the third time in the Mini-Stock race. Dub, the points leader, finished ahead of Willie Fulford, Mark Evans, Adam Fulford and Lucas Williams.

  • Summer school for young team

    The weather is so hot that for a moment you hope you could hear these words over the public-address system at the West Brunswick High School baseball field: “Game canceled.”

    Instead, you pay two dollars for a drink and a Snickers candy bar (“Not going anywhere for a while?”) and get set to watch the Southwest Trojans play New Hanover in a Junior American League baseball game.

  • Helpful tips for upsizing...

    By this time of year, throughout many parts of the country, bass have seen a fair amount of fishing pressure. Common sense tells us bass in this situation can become harder to catch and luring them to bite requires downsizing both line and bait. While this may be a good tactic for most places, targeting pressured bass in summer doesn’t always require picking up a spinning rod and a finesse bait.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic this...

    It is Jolly Mon tournament time.

    This weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing Center will host the annual Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic fishing tournament. The Jolly Mon tournament has become one of the Southeast’s largest King Mackerel tournaments, last year registering 360 boats from all over the Southeast to compete for the first-place prize of more than $25,000. Of course, there are more places than first: the tournament actually pays for the largest 31 kings caught.