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Myrtle Beach Pelicans avoid series sweep of Carolina Mudcats

Myrtle Beach Pelicans avoid series sweep of Carolina Mudcats

Faulkner matches Merritt with league-leading tenth win MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 21, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Carolina Mudcats 5-1 in the final game of a three-game series on Monday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Andrew Faulkner earned his tenth win of the season, tying Carolina’s starter Ryan Merritt for the Carolina League lead. David Lyon’s three-run home run capped off a five-run fourth inning leading the Pelicans to victory. The Mudcats (19-13, 48-51) continued their trend of scoring first in the series, chalking up one run in the third inning. Myrtle Beach southpaw Andrew Faulkner struck four Mudcats before James Roberts hit a leadoff solo shot to […]

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – The N.C. Museum of History announces that Duke Energy Education Travel Grants will be available this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum for public schools in central and eastern North Carolina. The travel grants are made possible by a $50,000 investment from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation. In addition to transportation grants, Duke Energy will award 100 tuition-free, online professional development workshops for classroom teachers across North Carolina. The museum offers eight different online courses throughout the year, and North Carolina educators can earn up to 40 contact hours of continuing education credits for each class completed. For details about class topics, go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org and click […]

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Final Results of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying in Pinehurst, NC

Final Results of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying in Pinehurst, NC

PINEHURST, NC July 21, 2014 – Final results of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia Course) on Monday, July 21, 2014.  Par 36-36—72 6088 yards  Course/Slope Rating:  73.8/135. Four players earn their way to the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship after battling wet and rainy conditions most of the day.  After a three hour delay Julie Streng of Greensboro, NC was able to shoot a 2-over par round of 74 to capture medalist honors.  Other qualifiers include Patty Moore of Charlotte, NC (76); Debbie Adams of Asheville, NC (78) and Kay Daniel of Covington, La (78).   First alternate is Susan Beaupied of Raleigh, NC (79).   The national championship will be contested at […]

TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial

TYGA Jack Ratz, Jr. Memorial

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – Final Results Wildwood Green GC       Girls’ 16-18 age division (back nine)        Place   Name                                                                  Score 1       Amanda Levy, Wake Forest, NC                             36 2          Caroline O’Neil, Cary, NC                                        46 3          Tabatha Herzig, Clayton, NC                                   60       Girls’ 14-15 age division (back nine)        Place   Name                                                                  Score T1        Riley Smyth, Cary, NC                                            36 T1        Susannah Ireland, Wake Forest, NC                        36 3         Janie Gooch, Raleigh, NC                                      43     Boys’ 16-18 age division (front nine) Place Name Score 1 *Patrick Stephenson, Four Oaks, NC 33 2 *Jacob Smith, Holly Springs, NC 34 2 *Matthew McDonagh Jr, Winston-Salem, NC 34 2 *Seth Lomison, Pfafftown, […]

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans suffer worst loss of the season to Carolina Mudcats

Myrtle Beach Pelicans suffer worst loss of the season to Carolina Mudcats

Mudcat Jerrud Sabourin hits for cycle MYRTLE BEACH, SC JULY 19, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, dropped a 17-2 decision to the Carolina Mudcats the first game of a three-game series on Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Carolina registered a season-high seventeen runs and eighteen hits, which included a cycle from Jerrud Sabourin, who had five hits on the night. The Mudcats (18-12, 47-50) jumped on the board first in the second inning. With one out, Myrtle Beach southpaw Luis Parra walked Jeremy Lucas. Alex Monsalve then doubled down the third base line to put Carolina out in front, scoring Lucas all the way from first.   Myrtle Beach […]

U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Final Results from Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, NC

U.S. Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Final Results from Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, NC

BUIES CREEK, NC July 18, 2014 – Final round results from U.S. Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Keith Hills Golf Club (Orange-Black) in Buies Creek, NC on Friday, July 18, 2014 (6717 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 72.2/132). Three qualifying spots and two alternate positions are available at this qualifying site. Reigning North Carolina Amateur Champion Joshua Martin of Pinehurst, NC fired a final round 69 to finish at five-under 139 to claim medalist honors and punch his ticket to Atlanta. Patrick Stephenson of Four Oaks, NC (142) and Harrison Rhoades of Raleigh, NC (143) claimed the other two qualifying spots.   The three qualifiers will advance to the United States Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, […]

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

PIRATE MAKES APPEARANCE DURING MUSEUM PROGRAM Calling all buccaneers ages 5 to 8! Meet a pirate and challenge him to a sword fight. Listen to tales of infamous seafarers, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Anne Bonney, and make a seaworthy craft during the program Pirates, Ahoy! at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday, July 26, from10 a.m. to noon. This seafaring, swashbuckling fun is$10 per child and $8 for N.C. Museum of History Associates members. Registration is required; call 919-807-7992 to reserve a spot. An adult must accompany the child. Kids can participate in solo sword “fights” with pirate re-enactor Wes Caudill. In these duels, they will use swords they make from foam pool toys that […]

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival RALEIGH, NC July 16, 2014 – From belly dancing to baklava, the event Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza will be a celebration of Lebanese culture. This free festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. With food, music, dance and activities for all ages, the event will overflow onto Bicentennial Plaza in front of the museum. The festival is co-sponsored by the Triangle Lebanese Association and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at N.C. State University. Parking is free on weekends. Watch traditional Lebanese dances performed by the Triangle Lebanese Association’s nationally recognized Dabke group. Dive into delicious authentic […]

Carolina Hurricanes hire David Marcoux as Goaltending Coach

Carolina Hurricanes hire David Marcoux as Goaltending Coach

Coached Vezina Trophy winner Kiprusoff in Calgary RALEIGH, NC July 15, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired David Marcoux (mahr-COO) as its new goaltending coach. “David has 25 years of experience as a goalie coach, and his results speak for themselves,” said Francis. “This completes what we feel is a very strong and experienced coaching staff.”   Marcoux spent six years as the goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames between 2003 and 2009, helping Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff become a Vezina Trophy and Williams Jennings Trophy winner, as well as a Hart Trophy finalist in 2005-06. The Flames originally acquired Kiprusoff in […]

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Carolina Hurricanes announce Development Camp Roster, Schedule

Carolina Hurricanes announce Development Camp Roster, Schedule

Entire 2014 draft class will attend camp, July 21-26 at PNC Arena RALEIGH, NC July 15, 2014 – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster and schedule for the team’s 2014 Prospects Development Camp, to be held from July 21-26 at PNC Arena. The camp’s evening on-ice sessions will be open to the media, and fans are welcome to attend the evening on-ice sessions from July 23-25. The week will be capped with a game and skills competition on Saturday, July 26, as part of the Hurricanes Summerfest celebration. For a complete schedule of Summerfest events that are open to the public, please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com. All seven of […]

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