Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sporadic fishing patterns


    By Capt. Jacob Frick

  • Backpacks Full of Blessings...

    Last year Brick Landing had its first Wings Backpack Tournament and this year, another one will take place Aug. 1. It’s a simple tournament in a captain’s choice format with men’s and women’s categories.

    Last year the tournament was rained out and, unfortunately, this year I will be away at that time. However, when I read the notice, I was intrigued. It told me about the Wings Ministry Backpack Program, which provides food to needy children in our community.

  • Brunswick Dixie Junior Boys win...


    The Brunswick Dixie Junior Boys won its first-round game in the state baseball tournament, beating Duplin County 12-2 in five innings Saturday, July 11, at Smithville District Park.

    Brunswick finished with six hits. Bradley Adams two hits. Tanner Babson had a double. Brandon Aycock had a single and one RBI. Shawn Smith and Deilon Frink also had hits.

  • Myrtle Beach Speedway season...
  • Hope Mills ends Brunswick’s...

    SHALLOTTE — Hope Mills beat Brunswick County 6-0 in nine innings Monday, July 6, on Mike Alderson Field and finished a three-game sweep in the first round of the American Legion Baseball playoffs.

    Brunswick was held to six hits and struck out 14 times against two pitchers. Chris Graham had a single and a double. Caleb Clemmons also had a double.

    Brunswick turned a double play but also made five errors.

    Hope Mills finished with 10 hits and no errors. It struck out seven times against three pitchers.

  • King mackerel and mahi mahi...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Fishing has steadily improved over the Fourth of July weekend in Brunswick County. After the hard southwest winds we endured practically all last week, our coast finally caught a break with a few days of 10- to 15-knot winds. This brought the seas down offshore and finally gave the top water game fish, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, a chance to eat.

  • Reminders about why sharks attack

    The hot question on my charters lately has been about the shark attacks. Many folks are curious to know what a fisherman thinks about it. Well, the facts are for the most part human beings are being human. Most of the attacks have happened close to either an inlet or a pier, or witnesses have seen baitfish splashing in the water before an attack.