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  •  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. 

  •  Highlights and photos from local fishing action.

  •  For 35 years, Mickey Crowley ran up and down the basketball court as a referee, officiating in some of the biggest college basketball games in the country.

    Now, the 83-year-old sits in his Carolina room at his home in Crow Creek and watches a squirrel run back and forth in the backyard.

    Crowley, a native of Queens, N.Y., is a member of six halls of fame and is widely regarded as one of the best college basketball officials of all time.

  •  Greg York, of High Point, is pictured with five nice keeper flounder he caught while fishing on the "Katch Buster" with Captain Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway, canals and inlets not far from the wildlife ramp at Ocean Isle Beach.  Of the 15 flounders they caught, the pair was able to keep the five pictured here. York used artificial bait to catch the flounder.

  •  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. Mondays through Thursdays: July 17-20 and 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.

     

  •  The most successful season in West Brunswick High School history came to an end in early June when the Trojans fell in the eastern finals, one win away from a berth in the state championship series.

    The accolades, however, haven’t stopped rolling as a trio of Trojans received all-district and all-state recognition last week.

    Rising junior Morgan Beeler and graduates McKenzie Benton and Haley Long made the 3A All-District and All-State teams, according to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.

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

     

    Beachcombers

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    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 Leland resident and assistant district attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District, Quintin McGee.