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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick County North Debs to...
  • Tracking summertime fishing...

     With the summertime heat finally settling in for good, we’re here at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center starting to plan on the season’s fishing pattern. Two of those patterns to track are smaller King mackerel in large numbers just about anywhere you drop a bait and the larger numbers of Spanish mackerel on the beach.

  • Buddy Ball event serves as a...

     We should all take a step back today and think about how fortunate we are.

    I’m guilty of it. I’m sure if you’re honest with yourself, you are, too.

    Let me explain.

    How many of you are familiar with the term “first world problems?”

    For instance, if you hear someone say, “They didn’t have my favorite wine on my first-class flight from New York City to Paris,” that’s considered a first world problem.

    Or how about this one?

  • Leland National remains unbeaten...

     ASH – Leland National captured the Dixie Youth District 5 championship without suffering a loss.

    Through two rounds of this week’s state tournament at Waccamaw Park in Ash, Leland National has continued its winning ways.

    The 10-year-old all-star squad from northern Brunswick County knocked off South Stanly in the first round Saturday, July 7, before edging Whiteville 2-1 in a winner’s bracket contest Sunday, July 8, in front of a large crowd.

  • Buddy Ball takes center stage at...

     ASH – It’s been eight years in the making.

    Jeep and Belinda Wilson approached then-Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth assistant coaches William “Little Man” Powell and Brian McDowell about launching a “Buddy Ball” league.

    Buddy Ball would pair special needs youth in Brunswick County with Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth baseball players once a week for an hour-long game.

  • Beach lover Boles leads cleanup...

    Jordan Boles spent four years in the mountains of The Tar Heel State during her time as a student at Appalachian State University.

    Her heart is now at the beach.

    Boles, the marketing director for Carolina Surf School, an Ocean Isle Beach-based company, led a beach cleanup July 3 that she had planned a couple of months in advance.

  • West Brunswick’s Fields to guide...

    Amanda Fields racked up a slew of accolades during an illustrious softball career. After cementing herself as one of the best softball players and pitchers in West Brunswick High School history, she had a standout career at Charleston Southern University (S.C.) before playing professionally, including a stint in Greece.

    Fields, the daughter of West Brunswick’s longtime softball coach Joe Noble, is now earning honors as a softball coach.

  • Junior Team OIFC squad secures...

     I’m continuing my recap of the June 15-16 Jolly Mon King Classic, an annual fishing tournament based out of Ocean Isle Beach. Sure, we’ve talked about the Jolly Mon in great detail for the last two weeks, but this is a story you probably didn’t hear or read about.

  • Krofchick, crew of “Lil’ John”...
  • Johnson leads West roundballers...

     West Brunswick’s varsity basketball team has had quite a June.

    The Trojans are competing in this weekend’s East Coast Invitational in Jacksonville against some of the best teams in North Carolina, including 2017 2A state champion Forest Hills and 4A state runner-up Heritage.