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Today's Sports

  • Denmark defeats short-handed...

    SHALLOTTE—It looks like the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team will achieve its goal of making it through the entire season, but only by a whisker.

    After canceling two recent non-conference road games due to a lack of healthy players, the Lady Dolphins only had five in uniform for Sunday’s contest against Denmark (S.C.) Technical College.

    BCC gave Denmark Tech all it could handle—despite finishing the game with four players on the court—before falling 70-61. It was the 10th loss in a row for the Lady Dolphins.

  • Bowling

    Clardy leads bowlers with 759 series

    Michael Clardy rolled a 759 set as the classic leagues at the Brunswick County Bowling Center produced three 700 series in the past week.

    Clardy had games of 259, 244 and 206 in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League on Feb. 11.

    Maurice Webster bowled a 742 and Rhonda Sabiston a 713 in the Williams Carpet Classic League on Feb. 15. Webster had games of 203, 233 and 279 while Sabiston rolled 264, 257 and 192.

    McDONALD’S AMUSEMENT

  • Mount Calvary, Pleasant View...

    Brunswick County Men’s Church Basketball League leaders Mount Calvary and Pleasant View kept their undefeated records in tact last week.

    Mount Calvary defeated Dixon Chapel 72-32 on Friday to improve its record to 7-0. Pleasant View was an 84-51 winner over Jennies Branch last Thursday to move to 6-0.

    Feb. 12 scores

    *New Beginnings 72, Shallotte First Baptist 29. Tim Mokma scored 19 points and James Ward added 14 for New Beginnings. David Batten led First Baptist with 10 points.

  • This week in Brunswick sports

    Thursday, Feb. 14

    Brunswick County Men’s Church Basketball League at Waccamaw Elementary School: Sharon Methodist vs. Pleasant Grove, 7 p.m.; Shallotte Presbyterian vs. New Beginnings, 8 p.m.; Pleasant View vs. Jennies Branch, 9 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 15

    South Brunswick at Whiteville in JV girls, JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys basketball, 4 p.m.

    North Brunswick hosts West Brunswick in JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys basketball, 4:30 p.m.

    West Brunswick at East 3A Regional Wrestling Championships, South Central High School, 5:30 p.m.

  • West, South celebrate...

    SHALLOTTE—One of the most important victories of the year for West Brunswick High School athletics didn’t happen on a court or field. It happened in a meeting room.

    The school was notified last week it will no longer be a member of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference when the next realignment takes effect at the start of the 2009-10 school year.

    “I’m excited. I think it’s going to be great for our program. It’s good for our kids,” said West Brunswick athletics director Marcia Heady.

  • NASCAR rookies bring a lot to...

    Although NASCAR's off-season is probably the briefest in professional sports, to a race fan, it seems to last forever.

    Mercifully, it is now over. The Daytona 500 on Feb. 17 will mark the official opening of the 2008 race season.

    For the moment, it is a clean slate, but don’t hold your breath. Before too many laps and weeks have passed, this fresh page will be filled with scuffs and skid marks, fines and feuds, and plenty of traded paint.

  • Remembering three dynamic...

    The Daytona 500 has undoubtedly produced more dramatic finishes than any other race on the NASCAR circuit.

    The 1959, 1990 and 1998 races stand out as being especially dramatic. These three events represented the closest finish, most unlikely winner and most emotional win by a driver.

    In the first Daytona 500 race in 1959, fans were treated to something that each year still brings millions of fans to NASCAR races—close competition. That first race didn’t end, technically, for three days.

  • McCumbee set for '08 racing...

    Shortly after the checkered flag dropped on the 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series finale in Homestead, Fla., Chad McCumbee and MRD Motorsports wasted little time in making preparations for the 2008 season.

    Finishing the 2007 season on a positive note left everyone anticipating the arrival of the 2008 season, according to a press release.

    The team spent the majority of the off-season putting together a fleet of Chevrolet Silverados for a strong 2008 campaign.

  • For flowers and others, it'...

    The world has changed a whole lot since I graduated from college. Opportunities abound for women today that were inconceivable back then.

    I was a journalism/sociology major but, alas, couldn’t find anyone who would pay me to write in New York City (where my then fianc, Gene, had secured a job).

    Time was of the essence, so I took a job with the Department of Welfare at the Tremont Welfare Center near Yankee Stadium in the South Bronx. In retrospect, it was a great opportunity for a little wet-behind-the-ears farm girl, and I learned a whole lot in that first year.

  • Junior wins debut with Hendrick...

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the story of the night for the 30th Running of the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona.

    Making his Hendrick Motorsports debut, Earnhardt Jr. led 47 of 70 laps in a hard-fought battle of two- and three-wide racing to capture the win.

    Finishing out the top five were Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Reed Sorensen.

    Earnhardt Jr. became a two-time winner of the Budweiser Shootout and brought back some “old style” passing with the new car.