Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • BCC rallies past Rockingham

    SHALLOTTE—As one Rockingham Community College coach was heard muttering upon leaving the West Brunswick High School gym Saturday evening, “You can’t win games if you play only 20 minutes.”

    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins proved that wrong, storming from 20 points down to take a 103-79 victory in a Carolinas Junior College Conference game.

    The visiting Eagles (0-3 conference, 6-5 overall) led 41-21 with 6:24 to play in the first half. The Dolphins (3-1 conference, 13-2 overall) cut the margin to 12 points, 52-40, at the intermission.

  • BCC Lady Dolphins now down to...

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick Community College women’s basketball coach Kenneth White didn’t have to look too far down his bench Saturday in the Carolinas Junior College Conference game with Louisburg College at the West Brunswick High School gym.

    He only had one reserve and assistant coach Keisha Lighty on the bench with him.

    The defending conference champion Lady Hurricanes romped to a 101-40 victory to improve to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in the league. BCC fell to 2-9 overall and is winless in eight conference games.