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Hammerheads Travel to Richmond for USL PRO Quarterfinals

Hammerheads Travel to Richmond for USL PRO Quarterfinals

Wilmington, NC – After their victory over the Charlotte Eagles at Manchester Meadows Sports Complex in Rock Hill, SC on Sunday, the Wilmington Hammerheads claimed their spot in the 2012 USL PRO Playoffs. The No. 5 seed Wilmington will be traveling north to take on the No. 4 seed Richmond at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at City Stadium. The Hammerheads just missed their chance at hosting the quarterfinal match after losing their one and only home match this season at Legion Stadium versus the Eagles in the first of their back-to-back matches this past weekend. The Hammerheads hold a 2-1-0 record versus the Kickers in the regular season. Both wins were claimed at Legion Stadium, while the loss […]

Posted in: Events, Soccer, Wilmington NC
Nickname NHRA Top Fuel Driver Spencer Massey for Chance To Win a VIP Experience at O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals

Nickname NHRA Top Fuel Driver Spencer Massey for Chance To Win a VIP Experience at O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals

One creative NHRA fan will win a VIP experience to zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Countdown to the Championship opener, the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Sept. 14-16. The task: successfully nickname the 29-year old, affable Top Fuel pilot, Spencer Mas…

Charlotte Knights Tame the Bulls, Win Opener 9-6 Monday

Charlotte Knights Tame the Bulls, Win Opener 9-6 Monday

Durham, NC – Greg Golson, Hector Gimenez, and Josh Phegley all homered, Charlie Shirek earned his 11th win of the season, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Durham Bulls 9-6 on Monday night from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The win lowered their magic number to four games. Charlotte (77-54) scored for the first time in the third inning, highlighted by a Jose Lopez two-run double. With a 3-0 lead, the Knights continued to battle and would duplicate their third inning barrage in the fourth inning.With one out and two runners on base, Golson hit his sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot, to give the Knights a 6-0 lead. The Bulls battled back, however, […]

Olympic Medalists To Appear At The Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Olympic Medalists To Appear At The Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Medal Winning Divers to Throw First Pitches, Sign Autographs at Thursday’s Game DURHAM, NC – Olympic medalists and Duke student-athletes Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory will throw out ceremonial first pitches prior to Thursday’s Durham Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides. The duo will also sign autographs for fans on the concourse during the game. Abby Johnston, 22, captured a silver medal in London in the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard diving competition along with partner Kelci Bryant. Their medal was the United States’ first diving medal since 2000. Chapel Hill native Nick McCrory, 20, brought home the bronze in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final along with his partner David Boudia. The junior collected the Duke diving program’s first […]

Posted in: Baseball, Durham NC, Events
Christi Laite Selected To CAA Preseason Team

Christi Laite Selected To CAA Preseason Team

Junior right side hitter Christi Laite was named to the Preseason All-CAA Volleyball Team on Tuesday.

WPTK-AM 850 To Broadcast ECU Football In The Triangle

WPTK-AM 850 To Broadcast ECU Football In The Triangle

10,000-watt station will also carry the weekly Ruffin McNeill Radio Call-in Show GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Curtis Media Group and the Pirate IMG Sports Network have renewed an agreement for Raleigh’s WPTK-AM 850 to bring live play-by-play coverage of East Carolina football action to the Triangle this fall. Additionally, the 10,000-watt station owned by CMG also agreed to carry the weekly Ruffin McNeill Radio Call-in Show, becoming the ninth affiliate of the Pirate IMG Radio Network to air the popular Tuesday night broadcast. McNeill, in his third season as ECU’s head coach, and host Jeff Charles will make their 2012 debut on Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m. from Logan’s Roadhouse in Greenville. The show features in-depth game-by-game analysis from McNeill […]

Sergio Garcia Wins 2012 Wyndham Championship

Sergio Garcia Wins 2012 Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Rainy weather left Sergio Garcia stuck in central North Carolina for an extra day. Turns out it was worth the hassle — because he’s leaving with his first PGA Tour victory in four years. Garcia claimed a 2-stroke win Monday in the water-logged Wyndham Championship for his first victory on tour since the 2008 Players Championship. More From Stats & Info Putting was the key behind Sergio Garcia’s first PGA Tour victory in four years, according to Stats & Info. Blog He finished with a 66 to wind up at 18-under 262, claim $936,000 in prize money and maybe seal a spot on the European Ryder Cup team. “I think there were a lot of things going […]

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Late Home Run Gives Tides 5-4 Win Over Knights

Late Home Run Gives Tides 5-4 Win Over Knights

Norfolk, VA – The Charlotte Knights had a chance to sweep the Norfolk Tides with a win on Sunday. After getting off to a slow start in the finale, the bats came barreling back, but in the end, an eighth-straight win was not in the cards. Ryan Flaherty homered off reliever Deunte Heath (4-3, 1.45) in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Norfolk Tides avoided a two-game series sweep with a 5-4 win over the Knights on Sunday from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The loss snapped a season-high eight-game win-streak and kept Charlotte’s magic number at five games.RHP Scott Carroll started for the Knights and allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. Carroll allowed one […]

zMAX Dragway Celebrates Fourth Birthday; Remembers Milestones

zMAX Dragway Celebrates Fourth Birthday; Remembers Milestones

Four years ago today, Pro Stock racers Dave Connolly and Jeg Coughlin Jr. drove through the ribbon signifying the completion of zMAX Dragway, and the face of drag racing was changed forever.

Retired Farmer’s Handmade Car Collection to Appear at Food Lion AutoFair, Sept. 20-23

Retired Farmer’s Handmade Car Collection to Appear at Food Lion AutoFair, Sept. 20-23

America’s farmers are traditionally resourceful people who can make or fix anything with their hands. Raised on his family’s rural North Carolina farm, now 85-year-old Vernell Privette began building cars out of sheet metal and recycled com…