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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

     Cape Fear Youth Day

    Registration is now open for Cape Fear Youth Day, which is scheduled Aug. 18 at Wellons Farm in Linden. Download an application online at www.CapeFearYouthDay.comor call (919) 608-3386. Registration is open to children ages 15 and younger. Prizes are available for attendees who register prior to Aug. 1. A parent or guardian must attend. Lunch will be provided to everyone.

  • Halftime: Appreciating weather...

     And just like that the first half of summer is behind us. Summer holds different meanings and memories for everyone that calls the Brunswick County coast home. At this stage in my life it means surviving the intensity of the tourist season.

  • Fin Planner team defends...
  • A local coach deserves community...

     Brad Watson has coached Dixie Youth baseball in Leland for nine years now.

    He’s been fortunate enough to coach multiple all-star teams that have advanced deep into state tournaments and fought for World Series berths.

    Perhaps none of those teams were better than Watson’s 12-and-under all-star squad that competed in last week’s Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament in Kenansville.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dixie Junior Boys team knocks...

     WINNABOW – Leland 13-year-old Kenny Frank only walked two batters during the Dixie Boys regular season and he struck out 32 opposing hitters as he sported a perfect 3-0 record on the mound.

    Frank continued his sterling pitching with a dominant showing in the 2018 North Carolina Dixie Junior Boys State Tournament last week at Town Creek Park.

  • 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.