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Today's Sports

  • Hahl, Stricklers win Carolina...

    Art Hahl and Marie and Jerry Strickler teamed for a 66 to win Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club’s Two Thorns and a Rose or A Thorn between Two Roses Valentine’s Tournament on Feb. 9.

    Three teams tied with 68s. On a match of cards, second place was awarded to Donna and Harold Bowers and Loretta Swanson.

    Ed and Bernice Morris and Frank Talak took third.

    Longest drives went to Hahl and Marie Strickler.

    Closest to the pin honors went to Mike Van Dertoorn and Sharon White.

  • Golf briefs

    Singles golf

    The Wilmington Chapter of the American Singles Golf Association is planning a golf outing Sunday, Feb. 17, at Brierwood Golf Club in Shallotte. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    The tournament is open to single, legally separated, widowed or divorced individuals. Golfers may play once with the association without joining.

    To sign up for the tournament, call Bill Duncan at (910) 289-0117 or email wearldunc3@yahoo.com.

    Senior tournaments

  • Baseball team swept in opening...

    For Brunswick Community College, it was a rude welcome to the world of college baseball.

    The Dolphins opened their inaugural season last weekend by losing three consecutive games at USC Sumter. They committed 21 errors in the series and were outscored 34-6.

    “I saw a lot of jitters,” BCC coach Robbie Allen said Monday. “We have to get better defensively. We’re not going to win many ballgames making that many errors.”

  • BCC Dolphins continue on their...

    It seems like there’s just no stopping the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team.

    The Dolphins extended their winning streak to 11 games last weekend by sweeping a two-game road trip to western North Carolina.

    BCC crushed Rockingham Community College 112-63 on Saturday and followed it up with an 89-79 victory Sunday at Guilford Technical Community College.

  • Local bowlers Decker, McFee...

    Terry Decker and Chris McFee rolled 700 series to highlight action in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League last week at the Brunswick County Bowling Center.

    Decker had a 757 series with games of 223, 257 and 277 while McFee posted a 707 on games of 257, 216 and 234.

    MCDONALD’S AMUSEMENT

  • 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.