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Tickets Available For 29th Annual Pigskin Pigout Party, Spring Game

Tickets Available For 29th Annual Pigskin Pigout Party, Spring Game

Official Pig-Out Page GREENVILLE, N.C. March 21, 2012 – Tickets for the 29th Annual Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party are now available. The traditional event, set for April 11-15 and sponsored by Trade-Wilco Hess, is highlighted by East Carolina’s spring football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday, April 14. Other features include a golf tournament, barbecue, live entertainment, kids’ games, the famous Pig Cookin’ Contest and the return of a carnival and fireworks. Additionally, a Pigskin Pig-Out Cornhole Tournament and an ECU alumni football game and swim meet will be introduced for the first time this year. Meal plates, which includes award-winning Eastern Carolina-style barbecue, sides and a drink, and football game tickets can be purchased through ECU’s Online […]

No. 25 ECU Tops No. 11 N.C. State On The Diamond, 6-5

No. 25 ECU Tops No. 11 N.C. State On The Diamond, 6-5

GREENVILLE, N.C. March 20, 2012 – Philip Clark laced an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth to break a four-all tie and No. 25 East Carolina (15-4) held off a late rally by No. 11 N.C. State (15-4) on Tuesday night to claim a 6-5 victory at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Box Score l Live Chat Replay l Post-Game Interviews and Highlights After relieving freshman Jeff Hoffman, who made his first career start, junior Andy Smithmyer (2-0) threw three scoreless innings of relief allowing just one hit while fanning five batters earning his second win of the season out of the bullpen. Drew Reynolds preserved the victory for the Pirates posting his team and Conference […]

Special Olympics Basketball Skills Day Today

Special Olympics Basketball Skills Day Today

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL SKILLS DAY TODAY March 21 9 am – 1 pm Hanover Gym @ UNCW A basketball skills clinic will take place at UNCW’s Hanover Gym (attached to Trask Colosieum) today from 9 am – 1 pm. Special Olympics athletes, both kids and adults will be participating. For more information, call 431-4849.       Marian Doherty Recreation & Downtown Services 302 Willard Street Wilmington, NC 28401 910.341.3237 TTY Relay   Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/wilmingtonrecreation

Join The Pirates For 2012 Summer Camp

Join The Pirates For 2012 Summer Camp

GREENVILLE, N.C. March 19, 2012 – The East Carolina women’s basketball program will hold a variety of camps this summer at Minges Coliseum. ECU Head Coach Heather Macy will serve as the host for the camps as well as provide instruction, along with the rest of the women’s basketball staff and team members. Team Camp Brochure Individual Camp Brochure The first session is a Day Camp scheduled for June 18-21. The camp is for ages 8-15 and the cost is $195 per camper. The price includes lunch each day and a camp t-shirt. Campers will be instructed on fundamentals and will take part in games, competitions and even swimming. The Position Camp (June 29-30) is designed for athletes in grades […]

Canes Reassign Bobby Sanguinetti to Charlotte

Canes Reassign Bobby Sanguinetti to Charlotte

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). This completes the second NHL recall of the season for the 24-year-old Sanguinetti, who played in the Hurricanes’ 4-3 win at Winnipeg on Sunday. The Trenton, NJ, native has skated in three games for Carolina this season, and has played eight career NHL games with the New York Rangers and the Hurricanes without registering a point. Sanguinetti (6’3”, 190 lbs.) leads all Charlotte defensemen, ranks second among Checkers skaters and is tied for seventh among all AHL blueliners this season with 37 points (8g, […]

North Carolina Symphony to Tour Western North Carolina This Spring

North Carolina Symphony to Tour Western North Carolina This Spring

“Beethoven and Beyond,” including Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, Presented in Lexington, Mars Hill, Cherokee, Flat Rock and Chapel Hill, April 24-28 RALEIGH, N.C.—Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony head west to Lexington, Mars Hill, Cherokee and Flat Rock, April 24-27, with “Beethoven and Beyond,” a program focusing on great works by Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner and Liszt. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The final performance of the tour brings the orchestra closer to home for an April 28 concert at Memorial Hall, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, beginning at 8:00 p.m. “As we near our 80th anniversary in May 2012, I can’t think of a better way of celebrating this orchestra’s […]

Women’s Golf Finishes 11th in Pinehurst Challenge

Women’s Golf Finishes 11th in Pinehurst Challenge

PINEHURST, N.C. – The College of Charleston women’s golf team posted the sixth-best final round as they moved up and finished 11th at the Pinehurst Challenge Tuesday. North Carolina State won the tournament with a team score of 1-over 865 as they beat runner-up Maryland, who shot 18-over. The Cougars shot rounds of 307-304-299=910 (+46). Senior Leigh Whittaker led the Cougars for the tournament as she came back from an opening round 77 to shoot 73-73 in the next two rounds and finish at 7-over and tie for 17th. Junior Anna Martin also shot 73 on the final day and fellow junior Vanessa Koechli shot 74. Up next the Cougars travel to Browns Summit, N.C. for the Bryan National Intercollegiate […]

Battleship Easter Egg Hunt Carnival – April 6, 2012

Battleship Easter Egg Hunt Carnival – April 6, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announces their 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt Carnival on Friday, April 6, 2012, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, with the last ticket sold at 1:00 pm. Hippity Hoppity down the Battleship trail for a fun Spring event with continuous games and egg hunts every 20 minutes.  New this year will be two bounce houses and a professional face painter.  A petting zoo will also be on hand with the cutest little chicks around.  All this is included for only $5 per person, with kids 2 and under free.  Don’t forget to bring your camera and take pictures with Buddy the Battleship Bunny. Partners Jammin 99.9 and Once Upon A Child help make […]

Pirates Finish Sixth At Callaway Match Play Championships

Pirates Finish Sixth At Callaway Match Play Championships

Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships BRADENTON, Fla. March 20, 2012 – The East Carolina men’s golf team wrapped a successful week at the Callaway Match Play Championships with a sixth-place finish Tuesday after falling to No. 6 seed Indiana, 3.5-1.5, at the Concession Golf Club. Harold Varner picked up ECU’s only win on the day, defeating Chase Wright, 1-up. The two were all square through 16 holes when Varner birdied No. 3 to go ahead. Each individual then pared the final hole to complete the match. Varner finished 2-1-1 on the week. Adam Stephenson halved with the Hoosiers’ David Mills to give ECU half a point. Indiana’s Brant Peaper defeated David Watkins, 3 and 2, while Corey Ziedonis defeated Ryan Eibner, […]

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SwampDogs Announce New Voice for 2012

SwampDogs Announce New Voice for 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs are pleased to welcome Tyler Olsson into the fold for the 2012 season as the team’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. Olsson will graduate in May from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, with degrees in both journalism and radio/TV/film communications. He spent last season as a broadcaster for the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League, and has called TCNJ baseball games on the school’s radio station since his freshman year. With Camden, Olsson had an opportunity to call both play-by-play and color commentary while also maintaining the Atlantic League rosters and writing game recaps. He was able to work with many former Major Leaguers on the roster and learned the […]