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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick County Pre-Majors...

     Mike Alderson has coached Dixie Pre-Majors baseball in Brunswick County for more than 25 years and he can’t remember a local team winning a state championship.

    Until now, that is.

    Alderson, an assistant coach to head coach Woody Dunn on this year’s Brunswick County Pre-Majors team, celebrated with his club July 16 as the local boys defeated Gaston County, 8-2, in the championship round to advance to this week’s Dixie Pre-Majors World Series in Chipley, Fla.

  • Leland National falls one win...

     Leland National stormed through the District 5 Tournament in early July to earn a berth in last week’s Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament in Kenansville.

    After outscoring opponents 98-1 and allowing just one base hit during the district tournament, Leland National entered the state event as one of the heavy favorites to represent North Carolina at this year’s Dixie Youth World Series in Lumberton.

  • The time my son played catch...

     My son loves baseball.

    This was apparent this past Saturday night, July 28, when I took Huck to watch the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans square off against the Lynchburg Hillcats in a minor league baseball game.

    Fortunately, a friend and one of my Dad’s former football players at West Brunswick High School, had a few tickets in the “beach” portion of the Pelicans’ stadium, so this allowed Huck to roam around the area. It would’ve been nearly impossible to watch a baseball game from the bleachers with my 2-year-old son.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.