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Today's Sports

  • AJGA brings best junior golfers...

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching some of the finest junior golfers in the world come and play in the American Junior Golf Association Preseason Tournament at St. James Plantation. Ninety-six golfers between the ages of 12 and 17 played the 36-hole event at The Founders Club. Forty came from the Carolinas, but the rest came from all over the United States and abroad, some from as far away as Thailand, Ontario, Columbia (South America) and Singapore.  

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    Race April 28 benefits Girls on the Run
    The Naberdodge.com 5K Run is set for 8 a.m. April 28 at Ocean Isle Beach. The race, on East First Street and East Second Street between Monroe Street and Raleigh Street, benefits the Girls on the Run, Girls on Track and Stride programs in Brunswick County. The fee for the race, presented by the Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County, is $25 until April 19, $30 April 20-26 and $35 on race day. Register at SPORToften.com (keyword is GOTR and STRIDE 5K).

  • It’s time to start the fishing...

    With the amazingly wild warm weather we have had this winter and early spring, it’s hard to declare a start to the fishing season that the weatherman says never closed. Although conditions have been perfect for weeks and the fish have been co-operating, what’s missing are the fishermen.
    I can only imagine the number of baby fish being born because of the lack of fishing pressure; so if there is a silver cloud to the high fuel prices keeping fishermen off the water, maybe that’s it.

  • Here are some mistakes to avoid...

    The Brunswick County piers are seeing their best run of sea mullet (whiting) since the 1980s, although not many anglers are taking advantage of it and not many of them are doing the exact right things.
    I can tell you the sea mullet are there, though, since I spent last weekend catching them until I couldn’t lift my arm and saw other folks having similar results.

  • Feeding station set up at OIFC...

    Staff Report

    Last year the N.C. Marine Fisheries designated AR460 (Artificial Reef 460) as OIFC/Jolly Mon Reef in honor and appreciation of the work done by Ocean Isle Fishing Center to enhance and promote the fisheries. (AR460 was established by the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association 3 miles off Ocean Isle Beach.)
    At the presentation ceremony, Capt. Brant McMullan said, “Our goal at OIFC will be to make this the best artificial reef along the coast and we will put our minds to work to come up with a plan to make that happen.”

  • Tyler Zeller to play in local...

    Staff Report

    ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the ACC All-Stars will play a team of local basketball all-stars 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym on the Brunswick Community College campus.
    The ACC All-Stars include Duke’s Miles Plumlee, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and UNC seniors. The ACC All-Stars will face a Brunswick County All-Star team (roster below).

  • Ocean Flippers win S.C. Junior...

    Staff Report

    At the state championships in Rock Hill, S.C., the Ocean Flippers, based in Little River, S.C., won team level 10 with the highest all-around score of the meet from Gilly Hogue, of Surfside, S.C., with a 38.00.
    The Flippers also won level 9 with the highest score of 37.025 from April Bass, Carolina Beach. It had another level 9 winner, Marley McCall, 10, of North Myrtle Beach.

  • BCC coach nominated for YMCA...

    Staff Report

    Ashlyn Burke, head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director for Brunswick Community College, has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Achievement Award.

  • Youth volleyball celebrates...

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club had an end-of-season celebration March 25 at Cape Fear Academy.
    “The club was established to offer volleyball opportunities for girls ages 12-18 from all areas and walks of life,” said Melissa Everitt, the club founder. “Even though we were named Brunswick Juniors, we pulled girls into the club from all over this area, including North Myrtle Beach, Pender County, Topsail and many from Wilmington. We practiced and held tournaments at the BCC Fitness Center. It was a great setup.”

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond...

    Baseball
    April 9: 10 a.m.: Durham Riverside vs. North Brunswick (Game 1); 1 p.m.: Scotland County vs. South Brunswick (Game 2); 4 p.m.: South Stanly vs. West Brunswick JV (Game 3); 7 p.m.: Harrell’s Christian Academy vs. West Brunswick (Game 4).
    April 10: 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3 (Game 5); 1 p.m.: loser Game 2 vs. loser Game 4 (Game 6); 4 p.m.: winner Game 1 vs. winner Game 3 (Game 7); 7 p.m.: winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (Game 8).