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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Chevy dealer contributes to...

    Ocean City Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 season.

    Now in its third year, Chevy Youth Baseball is an initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.

    During the course of the season, Ocean City Cherolet will donate team-equipment kits that include equipment bags, baseballs, ball buckets and T-shirts.

  • Corbin Shell has top-10 finish...

    The last 2.5 miles—containing “the wall”—was the most difficult.

    But that is the challenge Corbin Shell enjoys.

    So after having ridden 97.5 miles of the 100-mile Brasstown Bald Buster Century bike ride, Shell prepared for the final steep stretch, a stretch containing a climbing grade of 24-26 percent—“the wall”— to the top of Georgia’s highest mountain.

  • Kahne wins Coca-Cola 600

    CONCORD—Kasey Kahne inherited the lead for the last time with three laps to go in the 400-lap Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, after the leader Tony Stewart hit the wall with a blown right front tire.

    Kahne had been the previous leader but fell behind Stewart after a round of late pit stops for fuel and was running about five seconds behind Stewart.

    It was the second win in a row for Kahne. Last week he won $1 million for winning the All-Star race, but it was the first points race win since the fall of 2006 for the driver of the Evernham-Gillette No. 9 Dodge.

  • IRL meets NASCAR—and...

    When the qualifying laps were completed, the front row for one of the biggest, most prestigious races of the entire season, run each year on Memorial Day weekend, featured a couple of familiar names. The No. 1 and No. 2 starters drive for Chip Ganassi Racing, while the drivers in the third and fourth positions call Roger Penske their boss.

  • Weekend doesn't diminish...

    MANSFIELD, Ohio—The Ohio 250 was less than ideal for Chad McCumbee and Team MRD. The team battled through a series of brake, tire and shock issues that has it looking forward to a new page in the championship race this weekend in Dover, Del.

    The team began the weekend with two decent practice sessions that had it about mid-pack for this week’s short-track battle at Mansfield Motorsports Park. Chad and Team MRD focused on race setups during practice that left them optimistic heading into Friday’s qualifying session and Saturday’s race.

  • All-conference voting needs to...

    Selecting players to an all-conference team forces coaches to make tough choices. But the task becomes more difficult when they are limited to the number of players that can be selected.

    Most conferences predetermine that number by where the team finished in the conference. The first-place team will get, say, four selections, and the last-place team will get one.

    That sounds fair, but is it?

  • Warmer water means more pompano...

    As the water warms, more and more pompano are being caught. Contrary to fishing lore, not every one of them is brought in on a gold hook, and not every bait used is a sand flea full of orange roe. If you happen to have a gold hook and a sand flea full of orange roe, then go for it. But even if you don’t, you still stand a good chance of catching some pompano from now until things get too cold for them in late fall.