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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

    SANDPIPER BAY

    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.”