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Charleston Battery Squares Off With Wilmington On Thank You Heroes Night

Charleston Battery Squares Off With Wilmington On Thank You Heroes Night

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery squares off with the Wilmington Hammerheads Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, 971-4625 / www.charlestonbattery.com). The Battery (10-6) enters the game looking to bounce back from a pair of losses suffered last weekend versus the Charlotte Eagles.   Charleston lost 2-0 to the Charlotte Eagles on Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium and then on Saturday lost 1-0 in the return fixture played in Charlotte.   The Battery is currently in third position in the USL PRO standings two points behind the second place Rochester Rhinos and ten points behind the league-leading Orlando City Lions.  Charleston has played two games fewer […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Travel South to Charleston Battery

Wilmington Hammerheads Travel South to Charleston Battery

Hammerheads, Battery Make First Encounter This Season Wilmington, NC – After a 0-0 draw with the Rochester Rhinos Thursday night at Legion Stadium, the Wilmington Hammerheads travel to Charleston over the weekend to meet with the Battery for the first of three scheduled encounters this season. The match is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Blackbaud Stadium. After their match with the Rhinos, the Hammerheads still remain unbeaten at Legion Stadium this season with the results of a tie. Scoring opportunities by forwards Corey Hertzog and Cody Arnoux were made just shy of the goal posts and midfielder Mark Briggs sent a shot above the crossbar to keep the intensity high on the field. The Hammerheads are […]

Five Run Ninth Leads Wilmington Sharks to 7-6 Walk Off Win

Five Run Ninth Leads Wilmington Sharks to 7-6 Walk Off Win

Wilmington, N.C. – For the first time this season, the Wilmington Sharks (5-3, 21-14) completed a ninth inning comeback. It came at the hands of the Morehead City Marlins (2-8, 12-25), as the hosts scored five times in the ninth inning to walk off with a 7-6 victory.   Though the excitement started early, it was the final frame that was the clear highlight. Six hits, a fielder’s choice and a defensive error by the Marlins allowed Wilmington to put five runners across the plate. Two singles and a double by Zach Stephens, Connor Mitchell and Jeff May to start the inning gave the Sharks a breath of hope with one run home plus runners on second and third with […]

Jenny Garrity Steps Down as Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Jenny Garrity Steps Down as Head Women’s Tennis Coach

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW women’s tennis coach Jenny Garrity has resigned as head coach of the program. Garrity, the Colonial Athletic Association’s Coach-of-the-Year in both 2011 and 2012, completed her 16th season as a collegiate tennis coach and 13th year at UNCW in 2011-12. ”I’m not sure I can find the words to express how much my family and I have enjoyed our time in Wilmington and how much the relationships we have made mean to us,” said Garrity. “Each and every year, I strived to give my players a tremendous collegiate experience – on and off the court. However, the experience they have given me is something I will take with me forever. My players have all inspired […]

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2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at Tryon Palace

2nd Saturdays Fun July 14 at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July at Tryon Palace in New Bern is “Our Heritage by Hand.”  Artists include New Bern craftsman John Hodge who will demonstrate the art of carving decoys and songbirds; Phil Gaskins who specializes in carving canes and walking sticks; Lou Powell who carves unique works of art from cotton wood bark; Ed Campbell who specializes in glasswork; River Bend artist Alice L. Bilello, of Harbour Island Designs, will display and demonstrates her fine fashion jewelry; and painter Tessie Adams who paints lively works of art of Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu performers as well as many […]

Heather Macy Completes Women’s Basketball Staff

Heather Macy Completes Women’s Basketball Staff

GREENVILLE, N.C. July 10, 2012 – Ollin Dunford, Jill Poe and Rachel Stockdale have been named assistant coaches for the East Carolina women’s basketball program, according to an announcement Tuesday by head coach Heather Macy. Dunford joins the program after a season at UNC Wilmington where he helped the Seahawks to their second-consecutive 20-win season for the first time in program history and a berth in the WNIT. During his time off the court at UNCW, he assisted in community service and outreach initiatives and served as a keynote speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on numerous occasions. “I’m thrilled to welcome Ollin and his wife, Siobhan, to Greenville,” Macy said. “Ollin is an energetic and passionate coach. He […]

Charlotte Knights Tame the Durham Bulls 6-4 in Thursday’s Opener

Charlotte Knights Tame the Durham Bulls 6-4 in Thursday’s Opener

Fort Mill, SC – Dallas McPherson cleared the bases in the first inning and the Charlotte Knights started the second half on the right note. McPherson ripped a three-run double in a five-run first inning, Charlie Shirek (8-4, 3.50) allowed one earned run over six innings, and the Knights tamed the Durham Bulls 6-4 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Knights Stadium. Knights left fielder Tyler Kuhn ignited the offense early with a single off of Durham starter Jim Paduch (4-7, 5.45) and things began to fall into place early for Charlotte. Drew Garcia then followed with a single and after a walk to Dan Johnson, the Knights were in business early. With the bases […]

SwampDogs at RedWolves Postponed

SwampDogs at RedWolves Postponed

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Thursday night’s contest between the Fayetteville SwampDogs and the Florence RedWolves was postponed due to inclement weather, and will be played as part of a doubleheader at “The Swamp” on Monday, July 16th. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Florence, but the Dogs do not return there before the conclusion of the season. Per league rules, the game will be made up as part of a doubleheader during the RedWolves’ visit to Fayetteville next Monday night. The next SwampDogs’ home game is on Friday, July 13th, where it’s Freaky Friday at “The Swamp.” It’s salute to the Trunk or Treat at “The Swamp” in July, as fans should come dressed in costume to participate […]

SwampDogs Stage Late-Inning Comeback

SwampDogs Stage Late-Inning Comeback

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs (23-12, 5-2) improved to 13-5 at home this year with a 5-3 victory over the Wilson Tobs (13-24, 4-5) on Wednesday night. Fayetteville’s bullpen combined for three shutout innings to seal the win. The Tobs took a 1-0 lead in the second, but the Dogs tied it up in their half of the frame when Blake Beemer (Ball State) drove in Sal Giardina (Lynn) with an RBI-single up the middle. The 1-1 tie stood until the fifth, when Wilson added another run off starter Drasen Johnson (Illinois), and extended their lead to 3-1 after the top of the sixth. Reed Harper (Austin Peay) cut the deficit in half in the Dogss portion of the […]

Wilmington Sharks Summer Baseball Camp Starts Thursday

Wilmington Sharks Summer Baseball Camp Starts Thursday

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Sharks summer baseball camp started today, July 12. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 will join Sharks coaches Ryan McCleney and Jimmy Roesinger plus selected players to work on baseball skills. Each session, on July 12, 19 and 26, will last from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Parents may sign their kids up for one, two or all three days, with one day of camp costing $25, two days being $50 and the full three-day experience being $100. Hot dogs will be provided at the end of each camp day, and t-shirts will be given to attendees. The t-shirts will not be available on June 12, but can be picked up at a later […]

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