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Today's Sports

  • Fundraising for fitness

    Talking Friday morning with his bike-riding friends outside the Flying Pig Coffee House on Oak Island, Larry Snead was interrupted by someone who handed him a $25 check. The money was a donation to the funds Snead’s year-old bicycle team has been raising through Bike MS.

    “We got five new recruits this morning,” Snead told the donor. “I have two more checks in my pocket.”

    And Snead probably will have more checks for the Raleigh chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by the time his fundraising drive ends in early October.

  • A good walk unspoiled

    Bemused, I read the e-mails of the golf results sent to me Sept. 5—the day Tropical Storm Hanna hit the area.

    My thought: Perfect British Open weather. Wish I were out there playing, too.

    At least four leagues completed their rounds that day, just before the heavy rain and gusty winds smothered the county. And I suppose they were thinking the same thing I was: So this is what it’s like to play in the British Open. Great.

  • Fall fishing has arrived in...

    Finally, the water has cleared, the air has cooled, the north winds are blowing and it is time to go fishing.

  • Not feeling up to par? It could...

    A few weeks ago, as I was grabbing a muffin prior to a Club 25 event at The Lakes, a group of gals from Lockwood Folly collared me and suggested I do a column about heart attacks and women.

    They said that a couple of ladies from Lockwood had sought medical help just in time to avert a serious heart attack. What made it interesting was their symptoms were not the usual ones associated with cardiac problems. No chest pain, no pains in the left arm.

  • Golf action

    CAROLINA SHORES LGA

    Results of the Carolina Shores LGA Club Championship, played Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

    First flight, gross: Judy Nicoletti (151). First flight, net: Phyllis Welch (135). Second flight, gross: Betty Kibblehouse (186). Second flight, net: Bev Farmarco (149). Third flight, gross: Sue Greiner (210). Third flight, net: Nancy Sneska (152).

    On Sept. 18, Judy Nicoletti had the fewest putts (25) and low gross (76). Phyllis Welch had the low net (68).

    Dottie Russo chipped in at No. 2. Birdies: Dawn Rubin at No. 2 and Judy Nicoletti at Nos. 4 and 7.

  • BCC wins first-ever volleyball...

    With five Brunswick County players on the roster, the Brunswick Community College volleyball program played and won its first-ever match Sept. 10.

    Before a crowd that filled nearly three-fourths of one side of the West Brunswick High School gym, the Dolphins beat the Lenoir Community College Lancers 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22.

  • Yarbrough wins Myrtle Beach...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Shallotte driver Sam Yarbrough clinched the Late Model Stock Car championship Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Yarbrough drove conservative races in the final Whelen NASCAR Late Model Stock Car races of the season at the historic track. Yarbrough, driving his family-owned Late Model, made sure the championship would be his by finishing fifth in the first race and eighth in the second.

  • Inspiring others to run

    After talking about running to Joe Yalch, you’d probably be inspired to run 3 miles.

    At South Brunswick High School, at least 28 students are willing to do so as members of the Cougars’ cross-country team.

    Twenty-eight—that’s the size of some Class 1-A football teams.

    Yalch, in his first year as head cross-country coach, is an inspiration himself. He decided he wanted to run a marathon, and did so two years ago—after he trained rigorously.

  • Dispelling myths about fish and...

    With the fall fishing season just about upon us, it is time to re-examine our local inshore fishing myths. I have addressed some of these before, but since they crop up every autumn, now is a good time to dust them off and either debunk or certify them. Once the fish start hitting, I’m in it for myself and I’m not telling you anything.

  • Couple's trip to Quebec...

    In the winter months when it’s cold outside, many of us sit in front of our fireplaces and plan trips. I have a suggestion. Instead of thinking of Alaska or far west or a Caribbean Island, why not plan a trip to Quebec for next summer? Then, when the temperature and humidity soars on the Carolina coast, you’ll be playing the links in slacks and a sweater.

    My husband and I have been to Quebec three times—on our honeymoon, then for a family reunion and just a few weeks ago for a second romantic trip a deux.