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Today's Sports

  • BCC hoops still rolling

    Watch out for the Brunswick Community College buzz saw.

    The men’s basketball team continued to chew up the competition last Saturday, posting a 100-92 victory at Clinton (S.C.) Junior College.

    It was the ninth consecutive win for the Dolphins, who are cruising toward what could be their best season ever at 11-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 21-2 overall.

    BCC coach Walter Shaw said Saturday’s game went back and forth before the Dolphins pulled away at the end.

  • Dolphins thump Devils for 20th...

    SHALLOTTE—Fresh off an overtime win against the defending conference champion, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team was ripe for a letdown.

    But there was no letdown—just another beat-down—when the Dolphins hosted archrival Cape Fear Community College last Wednesday in the West Brunswick High School gym.

    Myles Holley and Leon Spencer combined for 33 points and 22 rebounds in the 98-77 victory. It was the eighth win in a row for BCC, which improved to 10-1 in the Carolinas Junior College Conference and 20-2 overall.

  • BCC women drop three more on road

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team’s losing streak reached nine in a row this past week as it dropped three Carolinas Junior College Conference road games.

    At week’s end, the Lady Dolphins were winless in league play (0-16) and 2-17 overall with their last win coming Dec. 13 against the Mount Olive College JV.

  • Bowling

    Roberts leads bowlers with 700 series

    Ricky Roberts had a 296 game and 700 series to highlight action in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League at the Brunswick County Bowling Center on Jan. 28.

    Robert also had a 225 game in the series.

    McDONALD’S AMUSEMENT

  • Cavaliers recall Simmons

    Cedric Simmons is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    The Cavaliers recalled Simmons on Jan. 10, eight days after assigning him to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.

    Simmons, who has been recovering from an ankle injury, played in three games with the Vipers and averaged 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game.

    Simmons is a former West Brunswick High School and N.C. State University standout and was a first-round pick of the New Orleans Hornets in the 2006 NBA Draft.

  • Edwards discusses preseason...

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The first week of preseason testing has ended, and a problem with tires was a major concern to some drivers.

    Carl Edwards, driver of the Roush-Fenway Ford, was one of those drivers who encountered problems.

    “Testing has gone pretty well,” Edwards said. “We’ve never been lightning fast down here. The drafting is fun. The cars slide around quite a bit. Ours stayed pretty free so it was fun to drive.

  • Foote takes on parenting

    Barry Foote has been a fixture at the Leland Hot Stove League banquet since its inception four years ago.

    The North Carolina native was a catcher who played 10 years of big league baseball in the '70s and '80s. He later managed in the minors and coached in the majors for 10 more years.

    Some people say Foote only comes to the hot stove banquet for the free food, but I think there’s more to it than that. Although he has never been the event’s keynote speaker, he always has something interesting to say.

  • Trout, drum a tasty winter treat

    Fresh fish in the winter is a great luxury, but you have to be able to cook what you catch.

    Fortunately, a couple of the fish still swimming around out there earn high marks on the table.

    Species like speckled trout and black drum are great eating fish that are active right now, so you can have off-season sport with them and then go home to cook your own catch.

    Sea trout are not related to freshwater trout at all, but are members of the saltwater family that includes the drum and croaker.

  • Giant bluefin missing in action

    You may remember last week’s column on my weather philosophies.

    If so, you may have noticed that we have had a series of weak cold fronts pass through the area. As a result, we haven’t had much of a window for good fishing conditions.

    When these weak fronts pass, the weather doesn’t get very bad, but it doesn’t get very good either, at least as far as wind and sea conditions go.

  • Pine needles line courses in...

    One of the many benefits to getting older is having adult children. Gene and I can share in our four daughters’ careers, families, achievements, joys and sorrows.

    These are fellow human beings, miraculously emancipated from the nest and living on their own, yet they are tied to us in a lifelong bond of love and concern and (yes!) fun.

    Our oldest daughter Karen is a landscape designer in Richmond, Va. A few weeks before Christmas, she called and asked me to attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore in January.