Today's Sports

  • Golf action

    Calabash VFW League conducts team event at Farmstead

    Lee Harrison, Pete McGerr, Rich Murray and Willie Keefe took first place with a plus 3 in the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Members League modified Stableford tournament Jan. 14 at Farmstead.

    Jack Goin, Bill McCormick, Arthur Dobbs, and E. Giampietro were second at plus 1 .

    Herb Johnson, Dennis Wise, Tony Nye and Bill James came in third at minus 2.

    Harrison and John Koester won two skins each and Jim Boone and Nye one apiece.

  • Lady Dolphins drop two to Wilkes

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team lost back-to-back road games last weekend and may have lost one of its few remaining players to injury.

    Tiara Brodie twisted her knee during Saturday’s 84-72 setback at Wilkes Community College and did not play in Sunday’s rematch, which Wilkes won 58-53.

    Brodie, a freshman guard from Goldsboro, joined the team earlier this month after sitting out the first semester. But she played in just two games before re-aggravating a knee injury that has required surgery in the past.

  • Smith leads Elks bowling league

    Kurt Smith rolled a 266 game as part of a 694 series to highlight play in the Calabash Elks bowling league at the Little River (S.C.) Lanes.

    Other top scores: Chuck Korthas 224641, Al Nendza 214585, Ray Wartman 243580, Donald Critz 224571, Mavis Dushane 223583, Mary Morrone 182538, Joan Igrassio 476, Rita Kreutter 179472, Paulette Carriker 203459.


    Top scores: Bob Morley 192571, Vince Niland 212562, Bob

  • Simmons completing rehab

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned Brunswick County native Cedric Simmons to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.

    “We are happy to have the ability to put Cedric in game situations like this,” Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry said in a Jan. 2 press release.

    “This gives Cedric a great opportunity to finish the last step of his rehab from his ankle sprain.”

  • Teams gear up for '08 season

    Decorations have been packed away, New Year’s resolutions decided and the calendar flipped.

    This week the Sprint (formerly Nextel) Cup teams begin on-track preparations for the 2008 season. And while team members may still swap how-I-spent-my-holiday-vacation stories, it’s time to re-fire the engines.

    Monday marked the start of NASCAR Preseason Thunder—the sport’s annual January test sessions. First Up: The Sprint Cup Series, which kicks off its 2008 preparations at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Year without a tournament

    It’s a shame that for the first time since 1990 there will be no Brunswick County High School Wrestling Tournament.

    This year’s event was set for Jan. 16 at South Brunswick High School, but it had to be canceled because it fell during the week of final exams and there was no way to reschedule it.

    “I’m kind of disappointed, not necessarily for me or the coaches, but I’m disappointed for the kids,” West Brunswick coach Jimmy Caraway said at Saturday’s Scorpion Heritage Classic in Leland.

  • In January, follow the forecast

    You don’t normally equate calm seas with fishing in January, but it does happen and on a pretty regular basis.

    Many fishermen put up their boats and fishing equipment by November and shift gears to hunting or focus in on work.

    However, there is a growing contingency of fishermen that are taking advantage of the great winter fishing our area offers and, believe it or not, the great fishing weather we get in the winter.

  • When it comes to winter fishing...

    Another relatively mild winter may be upon us, and on warmer days people get the urge to fish.

    Yes, there are fish out there. In fact, if you like quiet angling with a bit of a challenge but a potentially big upside, this time of the year is for you.

    Winter fishing is often a feast or famine deal. One great example is the puppy drum.

  • Brunswick Community College turf...

    I’ve been hearing good things about the turfgrass management program at Brunswick Community College.

    So last Friday, I drove to Supply and spent the morning with Dean Bennett, director of the horticulture and turfgrass management program, and Jace Myers, an instructor in the program.

    These are two nifty young men who are enthusiastic about both the expansion of Brunswick Community College and their role in growing the horticulture and turfgrass program there.

  • Golf action

    VanHorn, Stamboni win Presidents Cup

    Linda VanHorn and Nance Stamboni, the Flight C winners, scored a 2-up win against Flight A champs Pat Brooks and Frankie Neal in final of the Ocean Ridge Ladies President’s Cup tournament.

    The match-play event was played over a 24-week period.

    In the semifinals, VanHorn and Stamboni defeated Flight B winners Grace Loyack and Ginny Ward while Brooks and Neal beat Flight D winners Pam Bank and Gwen Fitzgerald.