Charleston SC

Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

USL PRO: Late Goal Lifts Kickers to Victory

USL PRO: Late Goal Lifts Kickers to Victory

Victory against City Islanders moves Richmond into strong playoff position   RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Kickers took a crucial 2-1 victory on Saturday night at City Stadium as they moved above the Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL PRO standings and into fourth place as the season enters its final week. William Yomby scored the crucial goal in front of a crowd of 2,922, atoning for an earlier own goal that had drawn the City Islanders level in the first half.   As in their first meeting this season at City Stadium, the two teams traded goals early in the first half. The Kickers took the lead in the 13th minute as a deflected shot by Luke Vercollone came […]

Charleston Battery Clinches Playoff Spot

Charleston Battery Clinches Playoff Spot

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery’s 4-0 win on Saturday night versus the Rochester Rhinos has clinched the Battery a berth in the USL PRO Playoffs.  The Battery joins Orlando City and the Rhinos as the first three teams to advance to the post season. The playoff picture was given some clarity after Saturday night’s action, with the Rochester Rhinos and Charleston Battery both clinching berths in the playoffs after their clash at Sahlen’s Stadium. While the Battery took a 4-0 victory, snapping a five-game winless streak, both teams are now mathematically into the post season, with only seeding to play for in their final game of the season. The top six teams in USL PRO advance to the playoffs […]

10th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers

10th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers

10th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers presented by Piggly Wiggly Slated for August 25 Event to Feature Local Food Trucks; Advance & Discounted Tickets Are at Piggly Wiggly CHARLESTON, SC – For a decade now, The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry Fun. The festival, this year presented by Piggly Wiggly, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. Attendees can sample more than 100 varieties of beer including international ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners, specialty brews, and more to quench the taste buds of every die-hard beer enthusiast on Saturday, August 25 from 6-10pm at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The […]

Sam Redmond Joins Cougars from Wake Forest

Sam Redmond Joins Cougars from Wake Forest

Senior transfer provides high-level talent and experience to men's soccer roster

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Rory McIlroy wins 2012 PGA Championship by eight shots

Rory McIlroy wins 2012 PGA Championship by eight shots

On an extra-long Sunday at Kiawah Island, Rory McIlroy racked up an extra-big victory. McIlroy, at age 23, dominated the final round and won his second major by a PGA-record eight shots. KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Championship, routing the field by a record eight strokes Sunday for his second major title. McIlroy led throughout the final round at Kiawah Island, shooting a 6-under 66 and eclipsing Jack Nicklaus’ seven-shot victory in 1980. McIlroy sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to break the record and finish at 13-under 275. David Lynn shot a 68 to finish second. McIlroy won the U.S. Open last year at Congressional in a similar runaway, […]

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Rory McIlroy roars into PGA lead heading to final round

Rory McIlroy roars into PGA lead heading to final round

Rory McIlroy returned to The Ocean Course Sunday morning and completed a 5-under 67 to grab a three-shot lead over Carl Pettersson heading to the final round of the 94th PGA Championship KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — In a year when no lead seems safe, Rory McIlroy will be the man trying to hold on in the season’s final major. McIlroy made back-to-back birdies late in the third round and finished with a 5-under 67, opening a three-shot advantage at the PGA Championship. Players returned to Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course on Sunday morning after the third round was halted by rain late Saturday afternoon. McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, hasn’t finished higher than 40th in a major this […]

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2012 PGA Championship Eubanks: Saturday drama great while it lasted

2012 PGA Championship Eubanks: Saturday drama great while it lasted

Before Mother Nature decided she’d had enough, Saturday’s action at Kiawah Island was as good as it could be, says Steve Eubanks. An extra-long Sunday, though, could be even better. By Steve Eubanks, PGA.com KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – No matter how great the drama, Mother Nature always wins in the end. But, boy, was it dramatic while it lasted. A day after the Ocean Course lived up to its reputation as the hardest course in America, the wind died down and the birdies flew. Bo Van Pelt got out early Saturday and shot 67 to get to 3 under par. More than anything, Van Pelt’s round showed the leaders that a good number could be found out there. The course […]

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Donatelli leads Charleston Battery past Rhinos

Donatelli leads Charleston Battery past Rhinos

Rochester, NY – Tony Donatelli scored a first-half brace to lead Charleston to a 4-0 victory over the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at Sahlens Stadium. Amadou Samyang and Dane Kelly rounded out the scoring as the Battery handed Rochester it’s heaviest home defeat of the season. The win lifts the Battery (12-10-1) back into third place in the USL PRO standings and with one game remaining Charleston is one point behind the second place Rhinos who also have a single match left to play. The top six teams advance to the post-season with the top two receiving a bye into the semi-final round. Tony Donatelli played for Rochester in 2011 but was released after the season. His return to […]

CofC Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 3 Wake Forest in Exhibition

CofC Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 3 Wake Forest in Exhibition

Avery makes five saves against powerful national semifinal

Charleston RiverDogs Game Two Cancelled After Suns Take Game One

Charleston RiverDogs Game Two Cancelled After Suns Take Game One

Rains Come After 2-0 Win By Hagerstown CHARLESTON, SC – Bobby Hansen, Jr. tossed four scoreless innings for the Hagerstown Suns as they defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 2-0 in a rain shortened affair at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Saturday afternoon with 2,870 on hand.   The loss drops the RiverDogs to 61-54 (22-26 in the second half) on the season while Hagerstown now stands at 68-49 (26-22 in the second half).   The Suns picked up the game’s first run in the fourth inning off starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (7-10) when Justin Miller led-off with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. That was all Mitchell would allow, as he only gave up one hit and […]