.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Dolphins thump Devils for 20th...

    SHALLOTTE—Fresh off an overtime win against the defending conference champion, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team was ripe for a letdown.

    But there was no letdown—just another beat-down—when the Dolphins hosted archrival Cape Fear Community College last Wednesday in the West Brunswick High School gym.

    Myles Holley and Leon Spencer combined for 33 points and 22 rebounds in the 98-77 victory. It was the eighth win in a row for BCC, which improved to 10-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 20-2 overall.

  • BCC women drop three more on road

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team’s losing streak reached nine in a row this past week as it dropped three Carolinas Junior College Conference road games.

    At week’s end, the Lady Dolphins were winless in league play (0-16) and 2-17 overall with their last win coming Dec. 13 against the Mount Olive College JV.

  • Bowling

    Roberts leads bowlers with 700 series

    Ricky Roberts had a 296 game and 700 series to highlight action in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League at the Brunswick County Bowling Center on Jan. 28.

    Robert also had a 225 game in the series.

    McDONALD’S AMUSEMENT