Today's Sports

  • Buying new clubs: A great...

    Two months ago, I went out and bought myself a Christmas (birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and anniversary) present: new clubs.
    In this column I often stress the importance of lessons, of regular practice and using clubs that have been fitted to you personally.
    During the golf season, I take lessons and I practice. I enjoy pounding my driver and hitting wedges to a practice green. I like throwing balls into a bunker to see if I can get them all out without a single “leavey.” Putting to targets on a large practice green is fun.

  • Senior golf program continues in...

    Dates and courses have been set for the 55+ Senior Golf Program. Golfers play once a month at different golf course throughout Brunswick County for a reasonable fee and a chance to win prizes.
    Golfers can pick and choose which months they want to play.
    Of note, the Gator Games qualifier is April 26 at Brierwood Golf Club. This is for Brunswick Gator Senior Games participants only.

  • Scented baits are effective in...

    February is almost upon us and that means anglers are out tossing fishing lures trying to catch schooled up speckled trout and redfish. They are also out at boat shows and tackle shops buying the many different kinds of lures that are used to target specks and red drum today.

  • Sports calendar

    West varsity sports calendar
    Jan. 18: West wrestling at North Myrtle Beach, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 20: West basketball at Whiteville, 6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 21: West wrestling at Cape Fear tourney
    Jan. 24: West basketball vs. North Brunswick, 6 p.m.

  • Sports brief

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Garry Marion 258-222-209-689, Jeffrey Evans 280-224-680, Rick LaChance 290-672, Keith Jones 222-222-203-647, Jeff Kelly 226-604, Bryan Warner 213-200-600, Joyce Freeman 212-208-569, Zachary Bailey 234, Trevis Williams 226, George Kleinmann 218, Michael Oxendine 215, Tommy Guiterrez 213, Don Ruth 213, Bill Brothemarkle 213, Kelly Mintz 210-201, Thurston Etheridge 208, T J Thornton 204, Randy Brown 204, Collin Vanderburg 204, Arnold Sanchez 203-200, Terry Decker 203, Dennis Nicholl, John King 200.

  • Tickets on sale for Feb. 25...

     The popular West Brunswick Athletics Boosters Club reverse raffle banquet will take place Feb. 25 at the school cafeteria.

    Tickets are $100 for a dinner for two. The grand prize is $5,000. Contact West Brunswick athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740 to purchase tickets.

    Floyd said he hoped to sell at least 250 tickets.

    “If we sell 250, we’re rolling,” he said.

    The raffle netted about $13,000 last year, Floyd said.

  • McCumbee starts season Jan. 27...




    Chad McCumbee will try a different kind of racing this year—road racing.

    He will be part of C.J. Wilson Racing, which will head to the Daytona International Speedway later this month for the opening round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the GRAND AM 200, with a two-car effort and a full roster. McCumbee, Jason Saini, Bruce Ledoux and Marc Miller will all represent the C.J. Wilson Racing team.

    Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team is based in Austin, Texas.

  • BCC baseball players practice...

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team practiced Saturday for the first time on its new field.

    The Dolphins, the NJCCA Division II Region 10 regular-season champions in 2011, are scheduled to play their first games on the new field at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in a doubleheader against Catawba Valley Community College. (BCC is scheduled to open the season Feb. 9 at Louisburg.)

  • BCC women upset No. 5 Patrick...


    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team upset unbeaten Patrick Henry Community College 88-78 on Jan. 6. The loss was the first in 12 games for Patrick Henry, ranked No. 5 at the time in the NJCAA Division II poll.

    “It’s the biggest win in our history,” BCC coach Ashlyn Burke said.

    Julia Crews hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Emily Jackson scored 18 points and Shanita Hampton 14.

    The Lady Dolphins never trailed en route to the victory.

  • South girls finish 7-0 in swim...

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ swim team finished 7-0 in an eight-team swim meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “It’s amazing,” South coach Wes Cross said, “because we really weren’t concentrating on scoring. We were concentrating more on our relays—and we qualified all the relays we were trying for (the regional).”

    The regional is the qualifier for the state meet.