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Carolina Hurricanes to Host Draft Party at Rudino’s Sports Corner

Carolina Hurricanes to Host Draft Party at Rudino’s Sports Corner

RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today confirmed details for the team’s 2012 NHL Entry Draft Party at Rudino’s Sports Corner on Friday, June 22. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with NBC Sports Network’s television coverage beginning at 7 p.m. The Hurricanes hold the eighth pick in the draft’s first round.   The Draft Party will feature appearances by Hurricanes long-time television play-by-play voice John Forslund, former Carolina player and current Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator Shane Willis, Stormy, the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad and Ron the Ref. As in the past, there will be games, raffles and contests, including the annual Draft Challenge, where […]

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Wilmington Sharks Back In The Win Column

Wilmington Sharks Back In The Win Column

Wilmington, NC – With both the Florence RedWolves (6-11) and Wilmington Sharks (12-9) coming off losses, Tuesday night’s contest was important to each team but the home team came out on top with a 7-3 victory. The RedWolves took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but when the first two batters of the bottom half of that frame reached and scored for the Sharks they never looked back. Zach Stephens tagged a ball over the left field fence in the top of the third, before Grayson Atwood became the second batter to walk and then score. His run proved to be the game winner on Alex Freedman’s single. A second unearned run was scored in the […]

SwampDogs Can’t Seal It In Extra Innings

SwampDogs Can’t Seal It In Extra Innings

Wilson, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs lost a 10-inning heartbreaker on Tuesday night, falling to the Wilson Tobs 5-to-4 to drop their season record to 12-and-7 on the season. The Tobs led 1-to-0 after the first inning, and held that lead until the fifth frame. After Mike Tauchman (Bradley) reached on a fielder’s choice, he advanced to second during a Joe Ciamacco (Ohio State) run-down between the second and third base bags. Reed Harper (Austin Peay) hit a pop up that landed on the mound untouched by the Tobs’ defense that allowed Tauchman to score all the way from second. Wilson answered in the bottom-half of the frame, adding a run to take a one-run advantage. Andrew Parker (Towson) led-off […]

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Set To Perform on “The Talk,” “Better” and “Fox & Friends” All American Concert Series

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Set To Perform on “The Talk,” “Better” and “Fox & Friends” All American Concert Series

Los Angeles, CA –Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and rock guitar legend Neil Giraldo will appear and perform on The Talk on CBS on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm (ET). Known as one of the most influential couples in the music industry, the trailblazing duo will highlight their upcoming tour with Journey that’s set to launch on July 21st.  Other interview topics will include reflections from Benatar’s book, Between a Heart and a Rock Place (Harper Collins), and hit music featured in the celebrated movie, Rock of Ages.  There’ll also be a show-stopping musical performance. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will take the spotlight in New York City next week as they perform as part of the All […]

Columbia Blowfish Win in Ninth Over Morehead City Marlins

Columbia Blowfish Win in Ninth Over Morehead City Marlins

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gabriel Loweree launched an RBI double to left center field in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Columbia Blowfish (12-6) to a 3-2 victory over the Morehead City Marlins (7-15) Tuesday evening at Capital City Stadium. J.D. Osborne (1-0) earned the win for Columbia, tossing three innings and giving up just one hit and no runs. Evan Zerff (0-1) took the loss,  giving up one run in 1 2/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen. The Marlins opened the scoring in the second inning, scoring two runs. Robbie Rea led off with a walk and Chad Shannon followed with an infield single. The throw to first base on Shannon’s single was thrown errantly down the […]

OBX Outer Banks: Just Imagine Your Favorite Outdoor Place…

OBX Outer Banks: Just Imagine Your Favorite Outdoor Place…

OBX Outer Banks, NC – Now that the spell of NE winds have subsided on the OBX, we begin to look at the upcoming SW opportunities and wavesailing potential for the east facing beaches. However, one dark stain on opportunity to enjoy the best breaks on the islands is the current state of access ramp closures along the east facing beaches. Basically every ramp is closed except for Ramp 30. The following is a guest writeup by Keith McCulloch: Just imagine your favorite outdoor place..maybe it is a mountain, a stream, a river, a lake, a beach, or a trail. Maybe its a place where your mom or dad introduced you to when your were a kid. A place that […]

Journalist Uppalapati Comes in Close Second in State-Wide Competition

Journalist Uppalapati Comes in Close Second in State-Wide Competition

by xhorxhina zyka staff writer The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, founded in the late 1930s, recognized by academics, journalism and leadership skills, is an educational program which selects potential winners and runner-ups to become N.C. High School Journalist of the Year. “North Carolina Scholastic Media Association is the state high school association in Chapel Hill which serves students and teachers across the state,” said Monica Hill, director of NCSMA. For 2012, Resita Cox, co-editor of The Viking Press at Kinston High School, was named Rachel Rivers-Coffey N.C. High School Journalist of the Year. Cox represented the state in the National High School Journalist of the Year competition. One of the two alternates is Amulya Uppalapati, the senior managing editor […]

Seahawks Reach Agreement With IMG College

Seahawks Reach Agreement With IMG College

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The UNCW athletics department has reached an agreement with IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide, on a multi-year athletics sponsorship consulting partnership. IMG College is the leading multimedia, marketing and licensing/brand management company in America and represents more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships. Since its creation in 2007, IMG College has grown to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights of numerous collegiate properties, including Colonial Athletic Association members Delaware and Georgia State. “We’re pleased to partner with IMG College and look forward to continuing to expand our sponsorship portfolio,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW’s athletic director. “We’re confident that this partnership will result in maximized opportunities […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Head North for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Wilmington Hammerheads Head North for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Hammerheads look to continue in-form status Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Hammerheads take to the road again as they travel north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dayton, Ohio this weekend to take on the Riverhounds and the Dutch Lions. The Hammerheads are scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Chartiers Valley HS, and the Dayton Dutch Lions at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Miami Valley South Stadium.   The Hammerheads and the Riverhounds faced off at Legion Stadium once already this season back in April, allowing Wilmington their first win of the 2012 season with a 1-nil victory. The lone goal came from Hammerheads forward Andriy Budnyy in the 45th minute just […]

UNCW Surf Team Placed Third Nationally

UNCW Surf Team Placed Third Nationally

Wilmington, N.C. – For the second consecutive year, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Surf Team has placed third at the 2012 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships held Saturday, June 17 at Dana Point, Calif. Team member Tony Silvagni also placed first in the collegiate longboarding category.   The UNCW team was the highest placed collegiate team from the East Coast at the championships. The 2012 competition marks the team’s fourth straight year placing in the top four at the championships.   Competition scores are based on points collected by individual surfers for the team in their individual categories.   Coach Dylan McNamara said the surf team is comprised of a broad mix of students – future entrepreneurs, scientists and creative […]