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Wilmington Hammerheads Set For Richmond Kickers

Wilmington Hammerheads Set For Richmond Kickers

WILMINGTON, NC July 31, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to take on the Richmond Kickers for their final match of a three-game series this season on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. The Hammerheads and Kickers concluded their first meeting in June at City Stadium with a 2-2 draw after a pair of Hammerheads goals were collected late in the second half to equalize with a pair of goals from Richmond’s Matthew Delicâte scored in the first half. Two weeks later, the Kickers traveled to Wilmington for their second matchup ending in 1-1 tie after Tom Parratt leveled the score in the 60th minute.   The Hammerheads enter Friday’s match following a 2-0 loss […]

Posted in: Events, Soccer, Wilmington NC
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Ranked 9th by Coaches

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Ranked 9th by Coaches

Carolina Opens Fall Camp Friday COLUMBIA, SC July 31, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released by USA Today. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks football (SEC) The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Defending national champion Florida State was an overwhelming pick to repeat as national champions, collecting 56 of the 62 first place votes and 1,543 points overall. Alabama (1,455), Oklahoma (1,382), Oregon (1,314) and Auburn (1,271) round out the top five. Ohio State (1,267), UCLA (1,085) and Michigan State (1,050) begin the second five, just ahead of South Carolina. Baylor (965) rounds out the top 10. In […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Football
Matt Vogel and Wilmington Sharks Blow Wilson Tobs Away 8-1

Matt Vogel and Wilmington Sharks Blow Wilson Tobs Away 8-1

WILMINGTON, NC – On the same day Sharknado 2: The Second One was set to be unleashed upon movie theatres around the country, the Wilmington Sharks created a tornado of their own at Buck Hardee field on Wednesday night, as they sent the Tobs seeking shelter early and often. The first inning was essentially a microcosm of the game as a whole. Matt Vogel struck out three Tobs in the top of the first, and Steven Linkous and Nate Moorhouse each drew walks to kickstart the Sharks offense in the bottom of the first inning. A double steal from the two most dangerous running threats in the Coastal Plain League put two runners in scoring position. Jake Kusz knocked one […]

Two-run ninth finishes Morehead City Marlins

Two-run ninth finishes Morehead City Marlins

FAYETTEVILLE NC July 30, 2014 – The Marlins held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the ninth on Thursday against Fayetteville, but fell apart in the inning allowing two runs to score without recording an out as the Swampdogs took the game by a 5-4 score, handing Morehead City their fourth straight loss. Matt Tindall, who had been three for three in save opportunities, came on to attempt to secure the final three outs for Morehead City. Tindall allowed the leadoff man Sam Hall to reach by a single, then walked a batter before an error scored the tying run. Shortyl after, a wild pitch—the third of the inning for Tindall—allowed Jacob Whiting to score the winning run. […]

Second Round of 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

Second Round of 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship

65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship Camden Country Club Camden, SC Round Two Results   CAMDEN, SC July 30, 2014 – Henry Shimp of Charlotte, North Carolina takes the lead upon conclusion of the second round of play in the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship. Shimp’s second round, 67, is the low round of the tournament. “I hit my approach shots closer today,” said Shimp, a rising junior in high school, when talking about his second round compared to his first round 72. Shimp’s good friend and golfing buddy, Nolan Mills of Charlotte, NC, will join him in the final grouping for the final round of the 65th Carolinas Junior Boys’ Championship hosted by Camden Country Club in Camden, SC. Mills […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Golf
5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship Round One Results from River Landing in Wallace, NC

5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship Round One Results from River Landing in Wallace, NC

WALLACE, NC July 30, 2014 – First round results of the 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by River Landing (Landing) in Wallace, NC on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 (6909 yards, par 36-36—72, 73.4/133). Former East Carolina University standout Eric Brady of Cary fired a seven-under par 65 on the Landing course to take a one shot lead after the first round of the North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship. Brady carded six birdies and an eagle versus one bogey in his round. Reigning North Carolina Amateur champion, Joshua Martin of Pinehurst and Thomas Eldridge of Raleigh each posted a six-under par 66 to share second place.   Patrick Cover of Huntersville stands […]

Lewis Brinson’s slamami breaks the tie in the sixteenth

Lewis Brinson’s slamami breaks the tie in the sixteenth

PELICANS SWEEP P-NATS WITH WIN IN LONGEST GAME OF 2014   WOODBRIDGE, VA July 30, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, knocked off the Potomac Nationals in a 16-inning affair 10-6 on Wednesday afternoon at Pfitzner Stadium. Lewis Brinson launched a grand slam in the top of the sixteenth frame to put the Pelicans ahead, who swept the Nationals in Woodbridge for the first time since 2006. The Pelicans (21-19, 66-43) never trailed on Wednesday. The club led 1-0, 2-1, by as many as five runs at 6-1, and ultimately by a 10-6 score.   With two outs in the ninth inning, Jose Leclerc surrendered a two-run blast to the Nationals center fielder […]

Durham Bulls unveil “Wil he, Won’t he rehab?” Ticket Pack

Durham Bulls unveil “Wil he, Won’t he rehab?” Ticket Pack

Wil Myers-Themed Package Includes Two Weekend Games, Playoff Date and Bobblehead DURHAM, NC July 30, 2014 – With the potential of a rehab appearance by 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers on the horizon, the International League Champion Durham Bulls have unveiled a new ticket package possibly giving fans a chance to see the North Carolina native return to the DBAP while also providing an opportunity to secure playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public. The “Wil He, Won’t He Rehab?” Pack consists of two weekend games in August on the 16th and 31st, a first round playoff game on September 5th, and a Wil Myers bobblehead for only $25. Plus, if Myers […]

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Upbeat Charleston Battery return to Rochester

Upbeat Charleston Battery return to Rochester

CHARLESTON, SC July 30, 2014 – When the Charleston Battery deplane in Upstate New York  on Thursday afternoon ahead of Friday’s matchup at Sahlen’s Stadium in downtown Rochester (7:35 p.m., 910 AM ESPN Radio or streaming live on the Rochester Rhinos YouTube channel), they’ll be headed toward one of their most interesting matchups of the season. On the one hand, Charleston — a youthfully inconsistent 6-8-6 squad — that has nonetheless produced seven points in its most recent three matches and hoisted itself back into the thick of the playoff race. On the other, the 8-7-6, Rochester Rhinos, a traditional league power currently entrenched at the 5th spot in the USL PRO table — a seemingly comfortable perch constructed entirely […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
CGA Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

CGA Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship

58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship Hope Valley CC     Durham, N.C. Round 2 Results   DURHAM, NC July 30, 2014 – Round one co-leader Jessica Spicer of Bahama, NC shot a round four under par 68 to separate herself from the pack heading into the final round of the 58th Carolinas Junior Girls’ Championship.  Spicer, a rising high school junior, has a seven shot lead after her two day total of one under par 143 on the Donald Ross designed course at Hope Valley CC in Durham, NC.  Spicer got off to a steady start making four straight par, then birdied the par 4 fifth hole.  Spicer made the turn from the front side with a one under par 35.  On […]

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