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Today's Sports

  • Time to dust off rods and reels

    March is the “official” beginning of the spring fishing season. It is time to dust off the rod and reels, clean the boat and start thinking about the first trip of the season.

    It seems like February gets longer every year and I, for one, am tired of fixing and getting ready.

    Last Friday, the weather broke and I had the chance to head offshore with local fishermen Daniel and Laura Russ and some of their friends who were in town from Iowa.

  • For a change of pace, take a...

    Golf is a great game, folks. Competition can be anything from a blood-and-guts, four-days-of-medal-play championship to a silly social event that gives everyone some laughs and a good time.

    Personally, I think a good tournament schedule includes some of each.

    We all enjoy going out there and really testing ourselves against the course or against other players. Most golfers like to play serious golf. What other sport can a retired schoolteacher (or accountant or lawyer) learn to play in their golden years? And then excel at it?

  • Golf action

    Lidgard, Fiore share first in Meadowlands Missfits event

    Marlene Lidgard and Anne Fiore were the most honest golfers in the Meadowlands Missfits “Honesty” tournament Feb. 25 at Meadowlands.

    Prior to teeing off, each player predicted her final gross scores and those hitting them correctly or coming closest to the actual scores were declared the winners. Any player with a double bogey or higher on the final two holes was disqualified.

    Both Lidgard, who picked a 96, and Fiore, who chose 100, picked their scores on the nose to tie for first.

  • BCC baseball piling up wins

    SHALLOTTE—The biggest challenge for Brunswick Community College’s baseball team in its inaugural season has little to do with pitching, hitting or fielding. It’s mental preparation.

    With a roster comprised of 17 freshmen and one sophomore, coach Robbie Allen said it’s been a struggle to keep the team fired up and focused for every inning of every game.

  • Dolphins beat Spartanburg in...

    WILMINGTON—Brunswick Community College used its depth to set a quick tempo and advance to the championship game of the Carolinas Junior College Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament.

    The Dolphins sent 12 players in and out of the lineup on Saturday and wore down Spartanburg Methodist in their 81-65 semifinal victory at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center.

    “It just came down to our depth and running the ball,” said BCC coach Walter Shaw.

  • BCC cruises past Clinton

    WILMINGTON—The simple pre-game “How are you doing coach?” was met with “I’ll let you know in a few hours.”

    It was Friday, the quarterfinal round of the Carolinas Junior College Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center and you could sense the urgency engulfing Brunswick Community College coach Walter Shaw.

    And after dispatching Clinton (S.C.) Junior College 86-69 to advance to a semifinal match-up with Spartanburg Methodist College, Shaw’s demeanor didn’t changed.

  • BCC women lose play-in game

    Brunswick Community College was eliminated in the play-in game of the Carolinas Junior College Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament last week in Wilmington.

    Denmark (S.C.) Technical College defeated the Lady Dolphins 62-57 Thursday at Ashley High School. BCC ended the season on a 12-game losing streak and finished 2-20 overall.

    Jasmine Monroe scored 18 points, Robin Smith had 12, Temere Williams had 11, Chrissy Campbell had 10 and Tiara Brodie had nine for the Lady Dolphins.

  • Bowling

    Jenrette, Jordan set pace with 740 series at Brunswick County Bowling Center

    Eric Jenrette and Robert Jordan each bowled a 740 series, two of four 700 sets turned in last week at the Brunswick County Bowling Center.

    Jenrette had games of 226, 247 and 267 for his 740. It was one of three 700s rolled in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League on Feb. 25.

    Jordan rolled his 740 in the Williams Carpet Classic League on Feb. 29. He had games of 247, 268 and 225.

  • Mount Calvary, Pleasant View...

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

    Mount Calvary posted wins against Shallotte First Baptist and Sharon Methodist to run its record to 10-0. Pleasant View beat Beach Assembly and Mount Olive to move to 9-0.

    Feb. 25 scores

    •Mount Calvary 67, Shallotte First Baptist 51. McReese Vereen scored 16 points and Thomas McMillian added 14 for Mount Calvary. Leading scorers for First Baptist were Justin Whiteside with 11 points and Richie Caison with 10.

  • Simmons traded to Bulls

    Brunswick County native Cedric Simmons was sent to the NBA’s Chicago Bulls last week as part of a three-team trade involving 11 players and a 2009 draft pick.

    Simmons, a former West Brunswick High School and N.C. State University standout, is now with his third team since being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

    He made his debut with the Bulls Sunday in Houston and played two minutes and scored two points.