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Sports

  •  Marty Mentzer and Jesse McCrery have worked as surfing instructors for more than 50 years combined. This is a picture of OIB surf campers, which included attendees from Minnesota, Colorado and South Africa.

  •  Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  •  As the weather only got hotter last week, so did the local fishing action. Scroll through the mini-slideshow to see fishing pictures that were submitted for the July 27 edition.

  •  Leland American captured the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament championship last week in Leland. Dixie Youth leagues across the Tar Heel State with fewer than three teams compete in a small league all-star state tournament. 

  •  As a golf professional, people often ask me if I ever had a desire to play golf at the tour level. I did give the mini tours a run for a few years when I lived in South Florida. However, I never had the “it” factor. The “it” factor is a competitive desire to be the best and beat your competition like a drum. Deep down I am a helper and never had the drive to put on the boxing gloves. Therefore, I am a golf instructor or as I like to think of it, a golf coach. 

  •  Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Winding River resident and ATMC TV sports analyst Jay Combs, who spent more than 20 years as a sports broadcaster in the Baltimore area.

     

  •  The Southport-Oak Island All-Stars finished second in the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament last week in Leland. This group of all-stars has finished no worse than second in the state tournament in each of the last five seasons. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's tournament action. Photos were contributed by Keith Green. 

  •  OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 24-27. McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years. Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

    For more information, call 508-9122 or email oibsurfcamp@yahoo.com.

     

    Pickleball clinic offered

  •  West Brunswick High School hosted its annual Little Girls Cheer Camp last week at the Shallotte high school. Scroll through the slideshow to see five pictures from last week's event.

  •  This past week the fishing has revolved strictly around the fluctuations in weather. Our coast has gone from mild temperatures with sunny skies to miserably hot, windy conditions and now has set into a rainy tropical pattern that is forecasted to be here most of the week. Believe it or not, these fluctuations do affect how fish behave and feed.

  •  TOWN CREEK – A dozen 13-year-old boys walked down the right-field foul line with their heads hung in despair. The coaches walked around the team huddle and consoled the young men who had won their first three tournament games before dropping two straight contests and falling two wins shy of the ultimate prize.

  •  There are lots of things I’d like to say this week and I couldn’t decide on what exactly to write about for this week’s edition of “Just a bit outside.”

    Therefore, I’m going to write a little about a whole lot of things. Let’s see where this week’s “seven degrees of separation” takes us.

  •  Planet Fun Youth Bowlers Kaan Kurt, Lara Kurt, Madison McCall and Chandler McCall competed at the 2016 Teen Masters High School Championships July 1-7 at the Sawgrass Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  •  Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Ocean Isle Beach resident and cancer survivor Kimmie Durham.  

     

  •  Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  •  The 2017 North Carolina Dixie Pre-Majors state tournament was held last week in Leland. The Brunswick County all-star squad lost in the championship game and claimed a second-place finish. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's championship game. 

  •  Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from the North Carolina 2017 Dixie Junior Boys State Tournament that was held in Winnabow. The Brunswick County 13-year-old all-star team finished the tournament in second place after dropping the best-of-3 championship series against Dallas. 

  •  Highlights from local fishing action.