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Today's Sports

  • Kyle Busch dominates at Dover

    DOVER, Del.—Toyota driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing tamed Dover’s Monster Mile Sunday. Busch led 158 laps of the 400-lap race and crossed the finish line nearly six seconds ahead of the runner-up, Carl Edwards.

    “The guys on pit road did a phenomenal job,” Busch said. “We didn’t have the best car at the start of the race. We had about a third-place car and they gave me what I needed to win the race.”

    It was Busch’s fourth win of the season but the first for him at Dover.

  • Deep NASCAR pool creates some...

    I was having a nice end-of-weekend lunch recently, and the stranger sitting next to me observed that Sunday afternoons are pretty boring when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are on Saturday night. I agreed.

    Then we moved on to the results of the previous night’s race, followed by a discussion of NASCAR’s Fab Four: Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and that other fellow. What’s his name again? Oh, right, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Then, the inevitable question — “Who’s your driver?”

  • Brunswick County drivers win...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Brunswick County drivers won four of the stock car classes Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    In Mini Stock, the Fulfords swept the top-three places. Adam was first, Dub second and Willie third. Terry Evans was fourth.

    In Street Stock, Tommy Poole was first, Dean Cumbee second and Kent Bellamy third.

    Brent Brinson won both of the 40-lap Late Model races. Sam Yarborough was second in the second race.

    Saturday will be Bell and Bell Night’s Pontiac Excitement Sun Fun 101.

    Mini Stock, 20 laps

    1. 71 Adam Fulford *

  • Cheers heard in gym, but not for...

    The grandfather stood at the lectern during the West Brunswick High School Senior Awards Program and with pride announced the winner of a scholarship from the organization he represented: his grandson.

    When they hugged, it seemed as if everyone else in the gym also felt the embrace.

    For most of the morning, the emotion was the same as dozens and dozens of scholarships were awarded to the WBHS Class of ’08.

  • The question: To fish or not to...

    An old fishing friend pulled up to the docks of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center the other day and we began rehashing old fish stories. We went through a laundry list of tall tales, and it became apparent we just aren’t fishing as much as we used to. This conversation was taking place as he fueled his boat, and one glance at the dollars-to-gallons ratio made it quite evident as to why we aren’t fishing as much.

    It is darn expensive.

  • Speckled trout making a run...

    Some local anglers have had tight lines and full bellies lately, as speckled trout have staged a nice run that will probably provide the best action until fall hits. Specks are being caught right now both from our ocean piers and around their usual inshore haunts. If you like to catch trout, this is the time to go after them, before warmer weather starts to curb their enthusiasm a bit.

  • Amateur Tour comes to Crow Creek...

    Last Saturday, Crow Creek was busy with serious-looking men of various ages heading for the practice tee and the putting green, clubs in hand. Greetings were called out, handshakes were given, but everyone had his game face on.

    The Amateur Tour had come to Brunswick County.

    I roamed around and chatted with the guys while I was waiting to speak with John Livoti, the tour director.

  • Brunswick County Literacy...

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is preparing for its 18th annual golf tournament on June 21. The tournament again will be at the Carolina National Golf Club, at Winding River in Bolivia.

    The tournament is the council’s most successful fundraising event. Last year, the council aided GED students through Generation NEXT. It also began Make Mine a Diploma, which is a dropout prevention program in partnership with Brunswick County schools and BCLC Baby Steps. BCLC gave 2,708 hours of volunteer service to 1,450 residents.

  • Golf action

    OCEAN RIDGE COUPLES

    Ocean Ridge Couples played a two-best-nets match (one from the men and one from the ladies) on May 25 on Panther’s Run.

    The winning team was Bob and Grace Bradicich and Walter and Carole Milnichuk (blind draw) at -23.

    In second were Walter and Carole Milnichuk and Tom and Marie Best at -18 (match of cards). In third were Frank and Dusty Burianek and Don and Peggy Rowland at -18. In fourth were George James and Ann Turner and Lynn and Bev Furman at -16 (match of cards). In fifth were Bob and Jane Kirkpatrick and Howard and Ruth Ray at -16.

  • Dixie Boys baseball results

    Leland Bulldogs 11

    Town Creek White Sox 6

    Matt Lowry led the Bulldogs in the victory May 19 with a triple, a double and a single. Lucas Ganey, T.J. Faircloth, Tyler Lewis and A.J. Jones all doubled and singled for the Bulldogs. James White and Chris Diaz also had hits. Lewis was the winning pitcher.

    For the White Sox, Terrell Stanley had a double and a single. Cody Ward had two singles. Darren Farris singled. Stephen Frink and Cody Tow homered.

    Southport Red Sox 7

    Southport Dodgers 6