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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Florence, South Carolina including the Florence RedWolves (CPL baseball).

Gene Cone & Jordan Gore To Play For Petit Cup In Coastal Plain League

Gene Cone & Jordan Gore To Play For Petit Cup In Coastal Plain League

COLUMBIA, SC August 13, 2014 – South Carolina outfielder Gene Cone and infielder Jordan Gore will play for the 2014 Petit Cup Championship in the Coastal Plain League as members of the Florence RedWolves vs. the Peninsula Pilots.  The two rising sophomores begin a three-game playoff set on Friday, Aug. 14 at Florence with game two on Saturday at Peninsula and an if necessary game slated for Sunday, Aug. 16. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball (SEC Baseball) Cone was one of the top hitters in the CPL this summer and has continued swinging the hot bat with a .417 average (10-for-24) in the playoffs as well as five runs scored.  Cone walked and scored the game-winning run on Tuesday in […]

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

SUMTER, SC July 24, 2014 Sectional Qualifying Sunset CC     Sumter, SC Final Results   Carolinas Junior Qualifying (6,450 yards, par 70, 70.8/129)        Place   Name                                                                       Score 1     John Freeman (2016), Asheville, NC                           31-35–66 2     Alex Mahaffey (2015), Greenville, SC                         35-36–71 3     DJ Thornton (2014), Huntersville, NC                          36-36–72 T4    Christian Bailey (2017), Matthews, NC                        37-36–73 George Schmitt (2015), Elon, NC                               34-39–73 Zack Swanson (2017), Waxhaw, NC                           39-34–73 T7    Chris Taylor (2015), Rock Hill, SC                              34-40–74 Mark Johnston (2015), Lewisville, NC                         36-38–74 T9    Cole Hargett (2016), Blythewood, SC                         38-37–75 Drew Weary (2018), Bluffton, SC                               37-38–75 Jackson Bailey (2014), Matthews, NC                        37-38–75 Matt Lehman (2016), Bluffton, SC                              36-39–75 Michael Freeman […]

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile to participate in Charity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway

Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile to participate in Charity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway

DARLINGTON, SC July 14, 2014 – This Saturday night, July 19, Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile will be behind the wheel of a 3,300-lb. stock car when he competes in the first-ever Necktie Invitational Celebrity Race at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC. Wile will be racing in a street stock racecar wheel-to-wheel with other well-known Pee Dee area community leaders, including (in alphabetical order):   Wayne Byrd, Darlington County Sheriff Jim Gray, Chief of Police for the Marion Police Department Todd Hardee, Darlington County Coroner Major Hulon, Dillon County Sheriff John Isgett, President of Raceway Automotive Group Dan E. Lockemy, Host of ‘That’s Racin’ on WEGX Eagle 92.9 FM Mel Pennington, Mayor of City of Hartsville Melvin Warren, Major […]

Florence RedWolves’ offense comes to life to hand Marlins 10-4 loss

Florence RedWolves’ offense comes to life to hand Marlins 10-4 loss

FLORENCE, SC June 9, 2014 – The Morehead City Marlins gave up a 3-1 lead on Monday, as the Florence RedWolves exploded for eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings to send the Marlins to their fourth straight loss. The RedWolves scored five runs in the fifth, and another three in the sixth to come roaring back from an early deficit. They finished the game with 10 runs on 12 hits as they rolled to their second straight win. Marlins starter Sam Mersing, who worked his way out of danger for the first four innings, was not able to limit damage in the fifth. Mersing allowed a hit, walk and hit a batter to load the bases with one […]

ECU Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Francis Marion, 3-0

ECU Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Francis Marion, 3-0

Kelsey Reeves records three points (1 G, 1 A) in the victory Box Score GREENVILLE, NC September 13, 2013 – Behind its largest scoring output of the season, the East Carolina women’s soccer team defeated Francis Marion University, 3-0, Friday evening at the ECU Soccer Stadium. The Pirates recorded their second shutout of the season, and their first since defeating Davidson, 2-0, in the season opener. East Carolina (3-2-2) outshot Francis Marion (0-5) 19-3 in the contest. The first 30 minutes saw both sides fight for possession, where the Pirates took just two shots but held the Patriots to none. ECU broke through in the final five minutes of the first half when senior midfielder Katelyn Custer scored her first […]

Jon Curran outlasts James White in playoff, wins Honda Powersports Classic

Jon Curran outlasts James White in playoff, wins Honda Powersports Classic

Florence, SC August 11, 2013 – The final nine holes on Sunday are where golf tournaments are won and legends are made.   Jon Curran has many years before he becomes a legend of the game, but his final nine holes in the Honda Powersports Classic at the Country Club of South Carolina on Sunday instantly made the Vanderbilt alumnus a mythical figure on the NGA TOUR.   Curran of Tequesta, Fla., went to the 11th hole in the final round trailing James White by three strokes, shot a 6-under 30 on the back nine to join White in a playoff and won his third event of the season on the first extra hole.   “A few years ago, I […]

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Three-way tie in Honda Powersports Classic

Three-way tie in Honda Powersports Classic

Florence, SC August 10, 2013 – Moving Day lived up to its name in the third round of the NGA TOUR’s Honda Powersports Classic at the Country Club of South Carolina as a trio of golfers bypassed second-round leader Kevin Aylwin and jumped atop the leaderboard in the $150,000 event on Saturday. James White, a former Georgia Tech standout, made the biggest move of the day, carding nine birdies and no bogeys en route to matching Spence Fulford’s competitive course record with a 63 in the third round. The 2012 co-winner of the Byron Nelson award jumped from T17 to T1 with the low round and will be looking for his first NGA TOUR victory on Sunday.   Kent Bulle, […]

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Kevin Aylwin moves out front in Honda Powersports Classic

Kevin Aylwin moves out front in Honda Powersports Classic

Florence, SC August 9, 2013 – Former University of North Florida standout Kevin Aylwin backed up his opening-round 66 with a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the outright lead in the NGA TOUR’s Honda Powersports Classic at the Country Club of South Carolina.   Aylwin, the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., posted six birdies, one bogey and an eagle on the 7,062-yard, par-72 layout in the second round to reach 13-under par and will carry the lead into the weekend of his NGA TOUR debut.   After holding a share of the first-round lead, Jon Curran, Hunter Green and J.C. Horne shot 5-under 67s on Friday and slipped into tie for second at […]

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Cluttered leaderboard in Honda Powersports Classic

Cluttered leaderboard in Honda Powersports Classic

Full-field scores 2nd round tee times Florence, SC August 8, 2013 – With one of the deepest fields of the season, it made perfect sense that  there was a longjam atop the leaderboard of the Honda Powersports Classic at the Country Club of South Carolina following the first round on Thursday. Roberto Diaz, J.C. Horne, Joseph Kinney, Hunter Green, Danny Evelyn and Jon Curran all carded 7-under 65s on the 7,062-yard, par-72 layout in the opening round and hold a share of the lead in the $150,000 event.   Diaz and Curran were the only leaders to post bogey-free rounds. Diaz, a former USC-Aiken standout from Myrtle Beach, traversed the longtime Web.com Tour host site without a blemish and rolled […]

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Fayetteville SwampDogs Secure Playoff Berth with Win

Fayetteville SwampDogs Secure Playoff Berth with Win

Fayetteville, NC August 4, 2013 – The SwampDogs are playoff bound after shutting out the Florence RedWolves 6-0 to close out the 2013 home regular season thanks to a career night at the plate from center fielder Brian Celsi (California).   After winning, the SwampDogs mathematically eliminated the Wilson Tobs from post-season contention and the four teams are set in the East.   Fayetteville wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the first inning. John Rooney (Siena) drew a leadoff walk against Brandon Cook (Broward) and Mitchell Kranson (California) would single to right field to put the first two runners on base.   After Ransom LaLonde (St. Edward’s) successfully hit a sacrifice bunt, Celsi would drive in the first […]

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