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.

David Peterson Signs With Braves, Begins Pro Career In Rome

David Peterson Signs With Braves, Begins Pro Career In Rome

ROME, Ga. – Former College of Charleston pitcher David Peterson has signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Braves and will begin his pro career with the Rome Braves in Rome, Ga. Peterson was drafted by the Braves in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft.   A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., Peterson led the Cougars with 10 saves which ranked third in the Southern Conference in 2012. He finished with a 3.40 ERA and a record of 1-3 as the team’s closer. He finished his four-year CofC career ranked in the Top 10 in school history in wins (21), strikeouts (211), saves (10) and innings pitched (291.0).   The Rome Braves are the Class-A minor league […]

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Charleston Battery: Christmas in June to benefit Toys for Tots!

Charleston Battery: Christmas in June to benefit Toys for Tots!

Battery welcomes Harrisburg   Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery (8-3-0) takes on the Harrisburg City Islanders (4-2-4) Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM ($10 – $18, (843) 971-4625 / www.charlestonbattery.com).  The Battery enters the game in second position in USL PRO on the back of a convincing 3-0 win versus Antigua Barracuda FC in a game played at Blackbaud Stadium last Friday night.   Saturday’s game is the Battery’s Christmas in June Celebration presented by Crews Chevrolet to benefit Toys for Tots.  Fans can exchange a new toy for one game ticket at the stadium box office and at half time there will be a “Teddy Bear Toss” […]

College of Charleston Women’s Basketball Coach Adair Announces 2012 Signing Class

College of Charleston Women’s Basketball Coach Adair Announces 2012 Signing Class

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston women’s basketball head coach Natasha Adair has announced her signing class for 2012. The class includes three transfers and one who graduated from high school this past year.   Erin Hall (Wake Forest), Afreyea Tolbert (Northeastern), Breannah Davis-Bloom (Norfolk State) and Shannon Hines (RS Central High School) make up the class for the Cougars. Hines and Tolbert will be eligible to play immediately, while Hall and Davis-Bloom will have to sit out a season before playing.   Hall, a 5-8, redshirt junior guard from Norcross, Ga., played in 26 games for the Demon Deacons during the 2011-12 season. Against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hall had a career game with 16 points in […]

Gantt Named ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American, Joins Christian Powell On ABCA All-Atlantic Teams

Gantt Named ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American, Joins Christian Powell On ABCA All-Atlantic Teams

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston’s Marty Gantt was named an ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American, while joining CofC’s Christian Powell on the ABCA All-Atlantic Region teams.   A native of North Augusta, S.C., was tabbed for the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team after winning the SoCon Player of the Year Award and garnering a spot as a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American. In 2012, Gantt led the team with a .373 average with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 29 stolen bases. Gantt led the league and finished ninth in the country with 68 runs scored.   Appalachian State’s Daniel Kassouf (First) and Samford’s Brandon Miller (Third) were the only other SoCon representatives of the three All-America teams, while South Carolina’s […]

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Set To Perform on “The Talk,” “Better” and “Fox & Friends” All American Concert Series

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Set To Perform on “The Talk,” “Better” and “Fox & Friends” All American Concert Series

Los Angeles, CA –Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and rock guitar legend Neil Giraldo will appear and perform on The Talk on CBS on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm (ET). Known as one of the most influential couples in the music industry, the trailblazing duo will highlight their upcoming tour with Journey that’s set to launch on July 21st.  Other interview topics will include reflections from Benatar’s book, Between a Heart and a Rock Place (Harper Collins), and hit music featured in the celebrated movie, Rock of Ages.  There’ll also be a show-stopping musical performance. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will take the spotlight in New York City next week as they perform as part of the All […]

Sound Impressions Top 97 Billion Mark In Amazing Career Track With Radio & Retail

Sound Impressions Top 97 Billion Mark In Amazing Career Track With Radio & Retail

New Single “Right Back Atcha Babe” Continues Blockbuster 2012 Nashville, TN –Tim McGraw’s strong career history of connectivity with country radio continues on an amazing course of record breaking stats with the announcement today from Curb Records that his debut single Better Than I Used To Be from McGraw’s latest studio album Emotional Traffic has just been certified gold by RIAA.   Gold certification of the latest single follows McGraw’s most recent previous gold tracking earlier this year with Felt Good On My Lips, which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts for three weeks and set a new industry record. With a cumulative of 69 weeks at #1 over the course of 32 chart topping single releases, Felt Good On […]

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital Once Again Heals Sick and Injured For Return to Atlantic Ocean

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital Once Again Heals Sick and Injured For Return to Atlantic Ocean

We did it again! Rescue, rehabilitate, release; it’s what we do! And if you’re a sea turtle, the very best part of what we do is release. That’s what happened to fourteen fully rehabilitated patients on June 6th. After spending from several years to just a few short months under our care, six large Loggerheads, two small Greens and six Kemp’s of varying sizes were given a hearty breakfast, a farewell ceremony and then loaded into their chariots for a short trip to the beach. A crowd of volunteers, interns, externs and invited guests gathered at the hospital, ignoring the constant drizzle as they listened to Jean review the events leading up to the day. She spoke about the dedication […]

Marty Gantt Set To Play With Hudson Valley Renegades

Marty Gantt Set To Play With Hudson Valley Renegades

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – Former Cougar outfielder Marty Gantt has signed with the Hudson Valley Renegades after being drafted in the seventh round by the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this month. The Renegades play in the McNamara Divison of the Short-Season A New York-Penn League. A native of North Augusta, S.C., Gantt was the 2012 SoCon Player of the Year and a Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American. He led the team with a .373 average with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 29 stolen bases. Gantt and the Renegades open the 2012 summer season on Monday, June 18, against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

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Charleston Battery set for Antigua

Charleston Battery set for Antigua

Free t-shirt for the first 500 children courtesy of avVenta Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery takes on Antigua Barracuda FC Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM. The Battery will be looking to bounce back from last Saturday’s 2-1 road loss versus the Orlando City Lions. Its T-Shirt night on Friday presented by avVenta and the first 500 children through the turnstiles will receive a free Charleston Battery t-shirt.   The Battery (7-3-0) enters the match tied for second place in the USL PRO standings five points behind Orlando but having played one game less.   Antigua Barracuda (2-6-0) returns to USL PRO action on Friday after a one […]

2012 Charleston Classic Field Set

2012 Charleston Classic Field Set

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston will play host to the 2012 Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant on Nov. 15, 16 & 18, at TD Arena.   The CofC men’s basketball team will be one of eight teams competing in the tournament field which includes 2012 NCAA Tournament participants Baylor (Big 12), Colorado (Pac-12) and Murray State (OVC) as well as Auburn (SEC), Boston College (ACC), Dayton (A-10) and St. John’s (BIG EAST). The Cougars last participated in the tournament in 2008.   “The Charleston Classic is a first-class event held in a terrific location,” CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik said. “Having been a visitor here last year (as the head coach of the University of Tulsa), the […]