Today's Sports

  • McCumbee eighth ARCA dirt-track...




    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100- in DuQuoin, Ill.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts.

    Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second.

  • North loses in overtime

     ROCKY POINT—The North Brunswick Scorpions lost a shootout Friday night against the Trask Titans. On a clear and breezy night, Trask won the game 34-33 in overtime on an extra point.

    Two North Brunswick touchdowns were called back because of penalties, and fumbles cost the Scorpions their third straight win. Jirese Thomas ran for 153 yards, making it his third straight game of more than 100 yards.

  • South Brunswick improves to 3-0

     TOPSAIL—The South Brunswick Cougar football team remained the only unbeaten team in the county after beating Topsail 28-3 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game.

    “We are 3-0,” South coach Roman Kelley said, “but our goal is to be 1-0 each week.”

  • BCC loses volleyball opener to...

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost its opening match of the season to defending NJCAA Division II Region 10 champion Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday.

    CVCC, whose middle hitter, Francesca Edgerton, was the 2009 Division II Region 10 Player of the Year, beat the Dolphins 25-12, 21-25, 25-13, 25-21 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC fell behind 10-1 in the first game, and for most the match it was playing from behind.

  • West uses big plays to beat...

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—West Brunswick scored on four straight possessions as it won for the first time this season, beating North Myrtle Beach 30-14 in a nonconference high school football game Friday night.

    West quarterback Quan Bates scored on a 60-yard run and a 12-yard in gaining 115 yards. Bradley Bell scored in the second half on a 10-yard run and a 20-yard run.

  • North Brunswick beats Lejeune 4-...

     LELAND—North Brunswick scored four first-half goals and went on to beat Lejeune 4-1 in a nonconference soccer game Sept. 1.

    Lejeune stunned the Scorpions by scoring three minutes into the game. After that score, North dominated the rest of the 40-minute half.

  • Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tourney...



    The inaugural Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament was played Saturday at Brierwood Golf Club. This was the first time in recent memory Brunswick County had a large field of local youth and adults competing in a stroke play tournament.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf...


    Results of the Modified event Friday at Brierwood. In first with 13 points were Paul Michal, Ed Kinney, Fred Ortiz and Gary Gutheil. In second with 9.5 points were Jim Beairsto, Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne. Best over their points were Kinney (7) and Cameron (6.5). Gross: Gary Gutheil, 86; Stu Cleveland, 87. Net: Ed Kinney, 66; Bill Cameron, 69. Ed Kinney was voted golfer of the week.


  • CGRA and Hall of Fame inductions

    I serve on the board of directors of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. 

    That sounds like a huge honor (it is!) and the CGRA sounds like an august body of learned writers who regularly pontificate on the world of golf in the Carolinas. 

    Actually, these are regular folks who love and write about golf. 

  • Close can be good, too close is...

    Did you see all the yellow butterflies out this weekend? This is the first sign fall is coming. And although the daytime temperatures didn’t feel completely fall, the morning air and sky did remind me of great days ahead. 

    However, the water temperatures are still hot, and it will take quite a few cold fronts to get the water back into the 70s, which in turn will spark all the fisheries to become much more active.