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Today's Sports

  • Sign up for baseball, softball

    Shallotte Dixie Youth will conduct final registration for T-ball, baseball and softball on Saturday, Feb. 16.

    Players may sign up from 9 a.m. until noon at Calvary Baptist Church on N.C. 179 in Shallotte.

    The league is open to boys and girls age 4-12 who live in the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Calabash areas.

    Registration fees are $35 for T-Ball and $40 for baseball and softball. A copy of each child’s birth certificate is required.

    Waccamaw

  • Recreation briefs

    Senior softball

    The Slammers, a senior softball team in Brunswick County, will open the 2008 season Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a 10 a.m. practice at Shallotte Park.

    The team is entering its 13th season and is open to men 55 years and older who want to play slow-pitch softball for fun, exercise and camaraderie.

    Weekly games are played locally. Players also may choose to participate in tournaments with other teams from the Carolinas and in the North Carolina State Senior Games.

  • Inaugural season starts Saturday

    It’s finally time for the Dolphins to play ball.

    A years-long process to bring a baseball program to Brunswick Community College will come to fruition Saturday afternoon when the Dolphins take the field for their first real game.

    The inaugural season begins with a three-game series at USC-Sumter. Saturday’s doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a single game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

  • Champion hoping for healthy...

    It’s been almost two years since Stuart Champion’s left knee and baseball career took a dramatic twist.

    While practicing one day with his Louisburg College teammates, Champion came up out of his catcher’s stance to throw the ball to second base. It’s a throw he’d made hundreds of times during a lifetime in baseball.

    Only this time, when he stepped on a slippery home plate, his left knee gave way. He hyper-extended it and partially tore the meniscus, a piece of cartilage in the joint.

  • New season opens with ARCA race

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Are you ready for some racing?

    Speedweek, the weeklong racing celebration leading up to the Feb. 17 Daytona 500, kicks off Saturday.

    As it has since 1964, the ARCA RE/MAX Series will open its season at Daytona International Speedway with the 45th running of the ARCA 200.

    The event, live on Speed Channel at 4 p.m., serves as a show-opener for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series all-star race, the Budweiser Shootout.

  • Geographical discrimination

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association is conducting its wrestling dual team playoffs this week and two teams from our county made the field.

    South Brunswick, which was the top team in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference this season, earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 2A playoffs.

    West Brunswick, which tied for second place in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, earned a wild card berth in the Class 3A playoffs.

  • Winter fishing with Jerry and...

    “Hey Jerry, let's go fishing.”

    “What? Joe Bob you’re crazy. It’s chilly and the wind is howling and they're calling for rain. Besides I recorded the basketball game last night and I don't know what happened.”

    “Oh, you mean the one Carolina won or the one State won?”

    “Joe Bob, get out of my house.”

    “Look Jerry there ain't no point looking at basketball when the fish are biting.”

    “Fish? It's February. What fish do you think are biting?”

  • Kenneth Knight combines love of...

    As I’ve said many times before, I meet the most fascinating people in writing this column. Let me introduce you to a young man who is combining his love of golf and his love of art into a career.

    Kenneth Knight is a gifted artist who has painted portraits, murals and landscapes. He uses different mediums including airbrush. He is also a gifted golfer who shot a 3 over par at Thistle Golf Club, not an easy feat.

    Here’s his story. Kenneth started playing when he was 14 years old and it was instant love.

  • Golf action

    Sandpiper Bay hosts annual Super Bowl Scramble

    Bob Nicolletti, Cathi Birmingham, Mike Donovan and Jack Dobson teamed for a 60 on the Bay to Sand course to win the annual Sandpiper Bay Super Bowl Scramble on Feb. 3.

    Don Moore, Candace Cochrane, Tom Birmingham and Gordon Coulson were second at 62.

    Oliver Marky, Dan Alsup, Bill Lester and Perry Weedon finished third at 63 with Gene McDonald, Bob Eason, Lois Redman and Ron Redman fourth at 64.

  • BCC hoops still rolling

    Watch out for the Brunswick Community College buzz saw.

    The men’s basketball team continued to chew up the competition last Saturday, posting a 100-92 victory at Clinton (S.C.) Junior College.

    It was the ninth consecutive win for the Dolphins, who are cruising toward what could be their best season ever at 11-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 21-2 overall.

    BCC coach Walter Shaw said Saturday’s game went back and forth before the Dolphins pulled away at the end.