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Pirates End Diamond Devil Invitational With 5-3 Victory

Pirates End Diamond Devil Invitational With 5-3 Victory

TEMPE, Ariz. March 11, 2012 – A day after taking a 3-0 lead and falling to New Mexico State, East Carolina completed a comeback of its own Sunday morning against Valparaiso, rebounding from a 2-0 deficit to top the Crusaders 5-3. The Pirates (10-13) scored three times in the top of the fifth to take the lead as sophomore Kristi Oshiro drove in classmate Rebecca Lee for the game-winning run. Freshman Sarah Christian earned the win, throwing the final four innings and limiting Valparaiso (11-8) to four hits and one run. Box Score | Box Score in PDF Format Live Chat Replay Freshman Courtney Smith started in the circle and went the first three innings, allowing two runs, one earned, […]

ECU Tied For Third After 36 Holes At JMU Eagle Landing

ECU Tied For Third After 36 Holes At JMU Eagle Landing

ORANGE PARK, Fla. March 10, 2012 – The East Carolina women’s golf team dropped one spot and is tied for third after 36 holes of the 2012 JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational. The three-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by James Madison University, is being played at the Eagle Landing golf Club a Oakleaf Plantation (Par 72 / 6,286 yards) in Orange Park, Fla. Round 2 Results Playing in cooler temperatures with overcast skies and gusting wind conditions, ECU shot a 14-over par 302 and dropped one spot at 20-over 596. Opening-round leader South Florida held on to the lead but by the slimmest of margins, as the Bulls are at 8-over 584, one shot ahead of Maryland at 9-over 585 after the Terrapins shot […]

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Softball Drops a Pair in SoCon Opener

Softball Drops a Pair in SoCon Opener

Cougars bested in both ends of a doubleheader at Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The College of Charleston softball team dropped a pair of games to Chattanooga in a Southern Conference season-opening doubleheader at Frost Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars took a tough 11-1 loss in the opener and regrouped well for the second but still found themselves on the wrong side of a 2-1 decision. The teams conclude the series set with a single game at Frost Stadium on Sunday, March 11 starting at 2 p.m. Ashton Jarrett (Hanahan, S.C.) was 3-for-5 between the two games for the Cougars. Kristy Giragosian (Charlotte, N.C.) extended her hit streak to five games with a hit in both contests. Kelsey Hodgson (Woodstock, […]

ECU Edges Charlotte For Second Straight Road Win

ECU Edges Charlotte For Second Straight Road Win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. March 8, 2012 — The East Carolina men’s tennis team posted its second straight road win with a 4-3 victory over Charlotte at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex on Thursday. Both programs are now 10-4 on the season. The Pirates captured the doubles point when John Schmitt and Patriek Wolterbeek posted a 9-7 win over Paul Cisti and Anthony Davison at the No. 3 position after the two teams split the first two flights. Joran Vliegen and Niels Cleeren recorded the first win of the day as they defeated the duo of Alex Calott and Jack Williams, 8-5, at the No. 1 spot. Nicolas Soriano and Mario Martinez were defeated at No. 2, 8-4, by the 49er tandem of […]

Rastivo’s MVP Performance Sparks Tar Heels Past Princeton

Rastivo’s MVP Performance Sparks Tar Heels Past Princeton

Junior goalkeeper Steven Rastivo makes 16 saves in 9-8 win.   BALTIMORE, MD. — Steven Rastivo made 16 saves to earn Most Valuable Player honors of the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-off Classic as eighth-ranked North Carolina defeated 14th-ranked Princeton 9-8 at M&T Bank Stadium. Princeton outshot the Tar Heels 43-22 in the game but Rastivo proved to be a stone wall in the cage to keep the Tigers at bay, including a seven-save performance in the fourth quarter alone.   The win was a needed one for the Tar Heels who had lost back-to-back games to Lehigh and Penn. UNC improves to 5-2 on the season while Princeton fell to 2-2 on thecampaign. The win was the first ever for […]

#67 UNCW, CSU Women’s Tennis Match Halted By Rain

#67 UNCW, CSU Women’s Tennis Match Halted By Rain

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – The 67th-ranked UNCW women’s tennis team was locked in a 2-all battle with Charleston Southern when rain halted play late Friday at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.   The Seahawks, 6-4 this season, split the first four singles matches with the Buccaneers before rain showers forced play to stop.   Sophomore Angie Sekely whipped CSU’s Angelica Sidorenko, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles and freshman Alyssa Ritchie cruised past Marija Dzakovic, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4 singles for UNCW’s two victories.   In other action, CSU’s Olga Makhova defeated UNCW’s Christina Lee, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 1 singles and Yvonne Huber stopped Kelly Cameron, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 3 position. ‘ The Seahawks kick off a […]

Online Classes Provide For Further Education

Online Classes Provide For Further Education

by murphy grant and taylor seal staff writer and business manager In a little more than a month current underclassmen will begin signing up for next year’s classes. According to the counseling center, students need to be aware of the factors that play into enrolling in an online class. An online course is defined as one for which all regularly scheduled classroom time is replaced by required activities completed at distance and managed online, according to Highline Community College. Many different programs offer online classes, including Apex, North Carolina Virtual Public School and select institutions of higher learning. “Online classes can benefit students in several ways: the opportunity to take classes we do not offer at FFHS, the chance to […]

College of Charleston Softball Opens SoCon Play at Chattanooga

College of Charleston Softball Opens SoCon Play at Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The College of Charleston softball team is set to open its Southern Conference campaign with a three-game set against defending league champion Chattanooga with a doubleheader at Frost Stadium on Saturday, March 10 and single-game finale on Sunday, March 11. College of Charleston (10-8 overall, 0-0 SoCon) @ Chattanooga (11-8 overall, 0-0 SoCon) Saturday, March 10 – 1 p.m. (doubleheader) Sunday, March 11 – 2 p.m. Frost Stadium (Chattanooga, Tenn.) GLANCING AT THE COUGARS The Cougars enter the series with a 10-8 record after a memorable 11-inning win over NC State on Wednesday, March 7. In their final set of at bats in the doubleheader conclusion, freshman Hope Klicker (Walla Walla, Wash.) belted a two-run home run […]

Butts Captures Third Career All-America Honor

Butts Captures Third Career All-America Honor

BOISE, Idaho March 10, 2012 – Junior jumps specialist Tynita Butts earned her third career All-America honor early Saturday morning, finishing seventh in the high jump at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships in Boise, Idaho. She produced a mark of 1.81 meters at the Jacksons Indoor Track and tied for third-highest jump but ended up seventh due to taking all three attempts to clear the height. Butts has garnered All-America status each season of her collegiate career, beginning with a seventh-place result at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships and following that performance with a fourth-places showing at the 2011 outdoor national meet. She is the first three-time All-America in program history. The Alexandria, Va., native capped off her indoor campaign […]

April Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

April Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

April brings best-selling author Dr. James M. McPherson to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Widely known as a pre-eminent Civil War scholar, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. McPherson will present a lecture on April 29 at the museum, so sign up early to reserve a seat. During another April program, a performance will take you on a musical tour of Latin America. Pianist-composer Alejandro Santoyo will play traditional folk music. Folk pottery traditions in North Carolina will be highlighted in a program presented by Charles Zug, author of Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina. He will present an informal lunchtime lecture. Take advantage […]

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