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Dixon Youth Baseball and Softball League – Officer Election Meeting

Dixon Youth Baseball and Softball League – Officer Election Meeting

Sneads Ferry, NC – The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department’s Dixon Youth Baseball / Softball District will hold an officer election meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Stump Sound Park (1771 Hwy 172, Sneads Ferry) at 7pm. The meeting is open to the public, but nominations and voting limited to adults 18 and over who reside in the district or have children attending school in the district.

SwampDogs Sweep Doubleheader In Columbia

SwampDogs Sweep Doubleheader In Columbia

Columbia, SC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs swept the Columbia Blowfish in a doubleheader on Sunday night, improving their season record to 16-8 and 3-0 against the Blowfish on the year. The Dogs took the first game of the twin bill, 3-2, behind a strong pitching performance by Dan Smith (Monmouth) and some timely hitting. Sal Giardina (Lynn) ripped a base hit to plate Zach Gawrych (Tampa) in the first inning, as Gawrych extended his league-leading run total to 23 on the season. The RBI was Giardina’s 21st on the year, also good for most in the Coastal Plain League. Columbia answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the frame, knotting it up at one run apiece. […]

Area Military Families Often Unaware of Life Insurance Benefits for Veterans

Area Military Families Often Unaware of Life Insurance Benefits for Veterans

Veterans Benefit Recovery Helps Survivors, Beneficiaries Obtain Money from Policies That Often Go Unclaimed JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – With more than 6,000 U.S. military fatalities to date stemming from recent conflicts overseas – and more than 48,000 wounded in action in those conflicts – it’s now more important than ever for survivors of disabled veterans to know about life insurance policies that could mean benefits that otherwise would go unclaimed. Veterans Benefit Recovery (VBR), an organization that helps survivors and beneficiaries research and obtain the insurance benefits that belong to them, is running an awareness campaigns about these issues in the Jacksonville, N.C., area. Jacksonville, home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point Naval Air Station, is also headquarters […]

Carolina Hurricanes’ 2012-13 Regular-Season Schedule Released

Carolina Hurricanes’ 2012-13 Regular-Season Schedule Released

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League today announced the 2012-13 regular-season schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open the season with a six-game road trip beginning on Oct. 13 at Winnipeg, prior to their home opener at PNC Arena on Friday, Oct. 26, against the New York Rangers.   The Hurricanes will play just two home games in October before beginning the season’s second month against the New York Islanders at PNC Arena on Friday, Nov. 2. Seven of the team’s 15 games in November will be played at home, including a Southeast Division match up against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Hurricanes will welcome […]

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Morehead City Marlins Take First, Drop Second Against Steamers

Morehead City Marlins Take First, Drop Second Against Steamers

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins (9-16) and Edenton Steamers (16-7) split a double-header Sunday evening at Big Rock Stadium, as the Marlins took game one by a score of 4-3 before the Steamers came back to win game two 8-2. In game one, the Marlins fell behind the Steamers 2-0 in the top of the first but came back quickly. After scoring one run in the first inning, Corey Bass launched a two-run home run to left field to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. Then in the fifth inning, Edenton scored on an RBI-single by Mike Camporeale to tie the game before the Marlins took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame on […]

Morehead City Marlins Come From Five Down, Win in Walk-Off Fashion

Morehead City Marlins Come From Five Down, Win in Walk-Off Fashion

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins (8-15) erased a five-run deficit with a five-run fifth inning and defeated the Petersburg Generals (10-12) 6-5 in 10 innings on Sal Annunziata’s walk-off double Saturday night at Big Rock Stadium. After the Marlins had two outs and nobody on in the tenth, Geoff DeGroot and Sam Ott worked back-to-back walks which set the scene for Annunziata to blast the game-winning double to center field. David Lucroy (1-1) earned the win in relief, tossing five innings of hitless baseball while striking out seven and walking just two. The Generals got on the board first, scoring one run in the first inning, two in the second inning and two more in the fourth […]

SwampDogs Pick Up 14th Win

SwampDogs Pick Up 14th Win

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs improved to 14-8 on the season with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Columbia Blowfish on Saturday night. A packed house witnessed the ninth victory at home this year for the Dogs, as Fayetteville took the first meeting between the two clubs on the season. Andrew Parker (Towson) got the Dogs on the board with a two-run blast in the second inning, his first home run on the year. The SwampDogs added a run in the fourth inning, when Reed Harper (Austin Peay) led off the frame with his first triple of the season before scoring on Blake Beemer’s (Ball State) RBI single. The Blowfish managed to score a run in the fifth and […]

Carolina Hurricanes Select Nine Players on Day 2 of NHL Draft

Carolina Hurricanes Select Nine Players on Day 2 of NHL Draft

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today completed their activities at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA, by selecting nine players in rounds 2-7. Carolina selected five forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders on the draft’s second day after having traded the eighth overall pick to Pittsburgh on Friday in the deal that brought center Jordan Staal to the Hurricanes.   Carolina used its first of two second-round picks (38th overall) to select left wing Phil Di Giuseppe (5’11”, 197 lbs.) from the University of Michigan. Di Giuseppe, 18, notched 11 goals and earned 15 assists (26 points) in 40 games with the Wolverines during his freshman season, and was an honorable mention […]

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Cougars Honored On SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team

Cougars Honored On SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The College of Charleston had 15 student-athletes honored on the 2012 Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team released by the league office on Thursday.   The five-time SoCon champion CofC women’s tennis team had three of its own represented on the list in senior Caroline Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), junior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) and sophomore Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.). All three are members of the CofC Honors College and tied for the highest grade-point average of all spring honorees with a perfect 4.0 in psychology, physical education and communication respectively.   Eleven of the 15 Cougars recognized on the academic all-conference team held a 3.5 GPA or better including senior men’s tennis player and 2012 NCAA Doubles […]

Marlins and Steamers Rained Out

Marlins and Steamers Rained Out

EDENTON N.C. – The game between the Morehead City Marlins and Edenton Steamers scheduled for June 22 has been rained out and the game will not be made up. The game marked the last scheduled meeting between the two teams at Edenton this half of the season, and because of scheduling conflicts will not be made up. The Marlins and Steamers play a double-header in Morehead City on Sunday evening beginning at 6:05 p.m. The Marlins are back home tomorrow night as they host the Petersburg Generals on Show Your Smile Night presented by Sanborn Orthodontics. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. as Matt Sutor has the live broadcast on CPL WebPass beginning approximately 10 minutes prior to first […]

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