Today's Sports

  • Father-son champs are the Isleys

    Because I am a golf writer, I get updates and scores from the Carolinas Golf Association every week. For those new to the area or new to the game of golf, the Carolinas Golf Association was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golfers.

    It is the second largest golf association in the United States and has 700 member clubs in North and South Carolina. That’s huge, folks. At least 150,000 people are part of this organization.

  • McCumbee, McAleer win, take lead...

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer won for the second time this season in an IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race.

    McCumbee and McAleer finished first in the Street Tuner class Saturday, July 25, at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.

    They drove the No. 5 ModSpace Mazda MX-5 and gave C.J. Wilson Racing the lead in the point standings. Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

  • Gray Cheers plays in All-Star...

    GREEENSBORO — Gray Cheers finished his high school basketball career with the highest state honor possible: playing in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game.

    Cheers, a West Brunswick graduate, was one of 10 players on the East team in the game Monday night, July 20, at Greensboro Coliseum.

  • Brunswick West Belles finish...

    BURGAW — Brunswick West lost 6-3 to Lumberton in the title game Wednesday night, July 22, of the Dixie Softball Belles state tournament.

    After loading the bases in the top of the fourth inning, Lumberton scored four runs on a fielder’s choice, a single and a double in taking a 4-1 lead.

    Lumberton scored twice in the sixth in taking a 6-1 lead. Brunswick scored twice in the bottom of the sixth in cutting the lead to 6-3.

  • Brunswick West Debs win state...

    BURGAW — Brunswick West defeated Brunswick North 11-0 Wednesday, July 22, in the title game of the Dixie Softball Debs state tournament.

    The victory advanced Brunswick as North Carolina’s representative to the Dixie Debs World Series Aug. 1-5 in Monroe, La.

    Brunswick won state last year and finished second in the World Series. Members returning from that team are Caroline Gore, Skylar Wickel, McKenzie Benton, Myah Morse and Ashley Smith.

  • It’s flounder time
  • Jayla Rogers wins Magnolia...

    I’ve been writing this column for 13 years and each year brings wonderful surprises in the world of Brunswick County golf: new courses, renovations of older tracks; awesome green superintendents and golf pros and even a golf course designer (Tim Cate). We have hundreds of golfers and dozens of golf course communities. We have club champions and average players who have done wonderful things in their past lives, plus volunteers who make this a great community. I never run out of topics.

  • County softball teams set to...

    Six county teams have begun competition in the Dixie Softball state tournaments in Burgaw.

    Brunswick West and Brunswick North are competing in the Debs tourney. West Brunswick is competing in the Belles tourney. West Brunswick and Leland are competing in the Ponytails tourney.

    The Debs tourney consists of two other teams besides West and North: West Stanly and Cherryville. The winner advances to the Dixie World Series Aug. 1-5 in Monroe, La.

  • Brunswick Boys, Junior Boys lose...

    The Brunswick County Dixie Boys and Junior Boys Baseball teams lost in state championship games Thursday, July 16, at Smithville Park.

    Hope Mills beat Brunswick 9-6 in winning the Junior Boys state title.

    Hope Mills led 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth and then scored six runs in taking advantage of Brunswick errors.

  • Offshore fishing has been hit or...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger


    It is said that fishing off Brunswick County’s coast can be world class one day and absolutely miserable the next. This theory held true for most anglers who ventured offshore  last week in search of mahi-mahi, king mackerel and cobia.