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Today's Sports

  • Flounder are biting in many areas

    The average water temperature in our area is holding in the lower 70s and that has triggered a good flounder bite. Shallow areas like Tubbs Inlet and Dunn Sound, S.C., and Hogg Inlet S.C., have all produced numbers of small flounder the last few weeks. As the water temperature has continued rise and is holding around 70 degrees even in our surf zones, deeper areas have started to show signs of life. Places like the Little River (S.C.) jetties, Shallotte Inlet and Lockwood Folly have all seen more flounder this week with solid keepers in the mix.

  • Middle school golf thriving in...

    What a difference a few years makes. When I first started writing this column almost 13 years ago, I remember speaking with Marcia Heady. At that time, she was the athletics director for West Brunswick High School.

    “We can’t get enough kids to field a golf team,” she moaned. “We have to beg kids to play. We hardly need tryouts. It’s sad, because we live in the golf capital of the world and our kids just aren’t into golf.”

  • Trojans win 17th straight game

    Staff Report

    West Brunswick won 10-0 in a five-inning baseball game April 19 at Laney, West’s 17th straight victory this season.

    West had nine hits and five walks. Johnathan Carlyle was 3-for-3 with RBIs. Tyler Stanley had two RBIs. Owen McDowell was 2-for-3. Tristan Lewis stole three bases. Cam Davis walked twice and scored twice.

    Winning pitcher freshman Dylan Jeffries gave up one hit in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

    West is 7-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 18-1 overall. Laney is 4-15 overall.

  • Offshore charter gets first king...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishermen often tell stories about events or weather patterns they have experienced. Typically, the story will start with “it was so rough” and end with “it was this close but got away” to amplify the intensity of the story.

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  • Oyster Bay: Going Strong from...

    Oyster Bay Golf Course in Sunset Beach has been one of my favorites since the early 1980s, when the course first opened. Designed by Dan Maples (who also designed Pearl East, Sandpiper Bay and the Maples Course at Sea Trail), Oyster Bay is a gem that requires the golfer to think before hitting.

  • Rough conditions lead fishermen...

    As we enter the second week of April, it seems as if weather patterns have yet to decide to be late winter or spring. One week we’ll experience rain with mild temperatures, then the following week we set a record-low temperature. For some, these fluctuations in weather result in fewer days to wear shorts and T-shirts. However, fishermen of Brunswick County receive an impact that is far worse than a change in wardrobe.

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  • Baseball seasons special for...

    Baseball season is upon us and one man in Brunswick County is doubly excited.

    Jerry Linnell lives across the pond from me at Brick Landing. He and wife Jane live on the fourth hole; Gene and I are on the third.

    Linnell is an avid golfer who didn’t have much time to play during his 32-year career in the U.S. Senate as an official reporter of debates for inclusion in the official Congressional Record. For the last 16 years before retiring, he was the chief reporter.

  • Golf course superintendents...

    Golf course superintendants are dedicated, highly intelligent, well-educated professionals, but most folks think they are grass cutters. OK, maybe they trim some bushes and rake a few traps, but it’s an easy job.