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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick County’s Junior Boys’...

     WINNABOW – Brunswick County’s Dixie Junior Boys All-Star team entered play Monday, July 16, in the driver’s seat for a spot in the state championship finals.

    Brunswick County earned a lopsided victory over Bladen County on Saturday, July 14, before knocking off Hope Mills, 6-5, in the second round Sunday, July 15.

  • Jones pitches Leland National to...

     ASH – Will Jones has pitched several great games in his young baseball career.

    None have been bigger than the complete-game no-hitter he fired last week in the championship game of the 2018 North Carolina Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament.

    Leland National entered the game as the only team in the tournament without a loss.

    Jones made sure it stayed that way.

  • Hickman pleased with progress as...

     SHALLOTTE – While they haven’t yet been fitted for shoulder pads, West Brunswick’s varsity football team won’t be strangers to competition when the season opens next month.

    The Trojans traveled to Carolina Forest (S.C.) for a four-team passing league tournament two weeks ago, their third 7-on-7 event of the summer.

    West Brunswick competed against three South Carolina teams: Aynor, North Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest.

    West squared off against Aynor in the first 30-minute game.

  • Leland National AAA team...

     I basically could’ve lived at Waccamaw Park in Ash the last week or so.

    The Brunswick County Parks and Recreation staff and the fine folks of Ash, including the Waccamaw Athletic Association and its members, did a fine job hosting this year’s Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament.

    I covered the event from start to finish, from the Buddy Ball game during opening ceremonies until the final pitch was thrown last Friday night.

  • Highest highs barely eclipse...

     This past weekend the annual Got’em On King Classic King Mackerel fishing tournament was hosted out of Carolina Beach. The tournament has been going on for at least 30 years and is one of the country’s largest events. Two hundred and twenty-five fishing teams signed up to compete in the 2018 event, which meant the competition would be strong and the prize payouts would be hefty.

  • Browns snare keeper flounder and...

     Holden Beach resident Ken Brown and his son Russ of New York show off a pair of keeper flounder and a red drum they caught with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service. The Browns caught a total of 12 flounder and one red drum using artificial bait in the canals, inlets and Intracoastal Waterway off Holden Beach. 

  • Kieran Meehan reels in sunfish

     Eight-year-old Kieran Meehan of Chattanooga, Tenn., caught a sunfish while fishing with his grandfather in a Bolivia pond. Meehan caught the fish while he was on a trip to Brunswick County with his father. They were visiting Meehan’s grandfather, who lives in Winding River. 

  • PHOTOS: Dixie Youth AAA State...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament at Waccaamaw Park in Ash. Leland National won the state title with a 2-0 victory over West Robeson American. 

  • PHOTOS: Dixie Boys State...

     Brunswick County hosted the 2018 North Carolina Dixie Boys State Tournament this week at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from this week's action. 

  • Buddy Ball takes center stage at...

     ASH – It’s been eight years in the making.

    Jeep and Belinda Wilson approached then-Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth assistant coaches William “Little Man” Powell and Brian McDowell about launching a “Buddy Ball” league.

    Buddy Ball would pair special needs youth in Brunswick County with Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth baseball players once a week for an hour-long game.