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OBX Summer Action Firing at Ramp 30!!

OBX Summer Action Firing at Ramp 30!!

We have been locked in a Bermuda High all week with strong SW winds firing during the afternoon hours.  Yesterday the wrap began to hit at Ramp 30 providing for some fun outer bar surf in strong SSW wind prompting sails under 5m size!There was a n…

Wilmington Sharks Announce Meet-And-Greet, $1 Beers

Wilmington Sharks Announce Meet-And-Greet, $1 Beers

As the Wilmington Sharks chase the franchise record in home wins*, the club has announced that Saturday night’s contest against the Wilson Tobs will feature $1 beers. After a very supportive crowd at the usual Fat Tony’s Thirsty Thursday, when the game…

Pitching Again Works in Wilmington Sharks’ Favor

Pitching Again Works in Wilmington Sharks’ Favor

A first inning run against Ross Whitley was no problem, as the Wilmington Sharks (9-5, 25-16) came back to take a 3-1 win over the Florence RedWolves (7-9, 20-24) at Buck Hardee Field on Thursday night.
A crowd of just under 2,300 fans saw the visitors…

SwampDogs Win 8th Straight in Petersburg

SwampDogs Win 8th Straight in Petersburg

Petersburg, VA – The Fayetteville SwampDogs won their eighth consecutive game on Wednesday night, defeating the Petersburg Generals 6-0 behind another strong outing from Layne Somsen (South Dakota State). Somsen improved his record to 5-0 on the season, joining fellow All-Star and teammate Dan Smith (Monmouth) to earn an undefeated record on the year. He worked through seven innings, picked up six strikeouts and allowed no runs. The Dogs got on the board early, scoring three runs in the first inning. Joe Ciamacco (Ohio State) led off the frame with a walk and promptly stole second base. After John Howell (Binghamton) reached base after swinging at a wild pitch, he advanced to second on an errant throw, scoring Ciamacco from […]

SwampDogs See 8-Game Win Streak Fade

SwampDogs See 8-Game Win Streak Fade

The Fayetteville SwampDogs lost 8-1 to the Peninsula Pilots on Thursday night, ending a season-long eight-game win streak in Hampton, Virginia. The Dogs stranded eleven baserunners and committed four errors in their first loss since July sixth.
Josh Ho…

NT Terry Williams Suspended From ECU Football Program

NT Terry Williams Suspended From ECU Football Program

GREENVILLE, N.C. July 19, 2012 – East Carolina sophomore nose tackle Terry Williams has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities effective immediately following a drug-related arrest according to an announcement from head football coach Ruffin McNeill Thursday afternoon. The decision came hours after McNeill and ECU athletics officials were made aware of late Wednesday night charges of possession of marijuana and intent to sell released by the Simpson (N.C.) Police Department. Possession & intent to sell marijuana are serious drug addiction and offenses. They could of been avoided. “I have suspended Terry as a result of a poor decision and conduct that is certainly not in line with the standards we have in place at East Carolina,” McNeill said. “Representing […]

Posted in: Football, Greenville NC
Carolina Linebacker Darius Lipford Injures Knee

Carolina Linebacker Darius Lipford Injures Knee

Chapel Hill, N.C. – University of North Carolina junior linebacker Darius Lipford injured his left ACL during a rehab session on Thursday, July 12, and will undergo reconstructive surgery that will require him to miss the 2012 season.   Lipford, a native of Lenoir, N.C., originally injured the knee in the Independence Bowl vs. Missouri on Dec. 26, 2011. Surgery is scheduled for August.   Lipford will redshirt this season and have two years of eligibility remaining. Lipford started four games at outside linebacker in 2011 and made 42 tackles.

‘Canes Agree to Terms with Tim Wallace

‘Canes Agree to Terms with Tim Wallace

Forward agrees to one-year, two-way pact to join Hurricanes organization RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Tim Wallace on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Wallace $700,000 at the NHL level, or $105,000 at the minor-league level, for the 2012-13 season.   “Tim is a versatile forward and played well with Tampa Bay to finish the year,” said Francis. “He has a good amount of pro experience and should challenge for a spot with the Hurricanes in training camp.”   Wallace, 27, split the 2011-12 season between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, […]

Posted in: Hockey, Raleigh NC
Cummings And Milner Earn C-USA Scholar Athlete Awards

Cummings And Milner Earn C-USA Scholar Athlete Awards

IRVING, Texas July 19, 2012 – East Carolina graduate Kimmy Cummings and rising junior Matt Milner have both been selected as the Conference USA Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year for their respective sports, according to an announcement Thursday by league commissioner Britton Banowsky. The C-USA honor is presented to the top student-athlete in each conference-sponsored sport. The award is based on academic achievement (grade-point average), athletic success and service. Scholar-athletes were selected from Conference USA’s 12 institutions and 20 sports (combining indoor and outdoor track field). Cummings is the second ECU women’s soccer athlete to take home the honor following Nicole Moore in 2009, while Milner is the first Pirate football player to earn the Scholar Athlete Award sharing honors this year with […]

Michael Murray Named Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach

Michael Murray Named Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach

Michael Murray has been named assistant men’s tennis coach at East Carolina University, announced head coach Shawn Heinchon on Thursday. Murray joins the Pirates after spending five years as the head boy’s and girl’s varsity tennis coach at Forsyth Cou…

Posted in: Greenville NC, Tennis
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