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St. Andrews Wrestling qualifies three for Nationals

St. Andrews Wrestling qualifies three for Nationals

By Troy Baranik Results Marietta, GA Feb. 23, 2014 – The St. Andrews University wrestling team was able to qualify three of its wrestlers for the NAIA Nationals on Saturday at the East Region Qualifier at Life University in Marietta, Ga. These are the first wrestlers to make it to NAIA Nationals in St. Andrews history since the program began in 2006. Head Coach Joe Baranik says that, “I’m very proud of these guys. They really worked hard and believed in themselves. This is great for the school as well. We didn’t qualify anyone last season and now we get three. I couldn’t be prouder of these guys.” Led by junior heavyweight Denzel Vaughan‘s 4th place finish, the Knights were […]

St. Andrews University Wrestling match vs. Liberty canceled; will not be made up

St. Andrews University Wrestling match vs. Liberty canceled; will not be made up

By Troy Baranik Laurinburg, NC Feb. 12, 2014 – The St. Andrews University wrestling team’s non-conference match vs. Liberty University (Va.) that was supposed to be wrestled Thursday evening in Lynchburg, Va. has been canceled due to worsening travel conditions because of the Winter Storm. The match will not be made up. The SAU wrestling team finished the regular season at 7-8 and will now prepare for their NAIA East Region Qualifier on Feb. 22 in Marietta, Ga.

SAU Wrestling loses heartbreaker to Truett-McConnell

SAU Wrestling loses heartbreaker to Truett-McConnell

By: Troy Baranik Cleveland, GA January 31, 2014 – The St. Andrews University wrestling team dropped a tough match to conference rival Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) on Friday evening falling 22-21. With the heartbreaking loss, SAU falls to 7-6 on the season and 3-4 in the East Region while the Bears improve to 2-4. Senior 125 pounder Chauncey Foster remained undefeated, however, as he won by forfeit to improve to 13-0 while 5 Knight wrestlers won on the evening. However, Truett scored just one more bonus point to take the match. After Truett won by major decision at 133, SAU’s freshman Tyran Taylor would win by forfeit at 141 before junior Kody Getkin won by a 6-2 decision at 149 to […]

SAU Wrestling vs. Truett-McConnell postponed Thursday

SAU Wrestling vs. Truett-McConnell postponed Thursday

Laurinburg, NC January 30, 2014 – The St. Andrews University vs. Truett-McConnell College wrestling match that was supposed to have been wrestled on Thursday at Cleveland, Ga. has been postponed due to the ongoing inclement weather in Georgia and surrounding areas. The conference match will now be wrestled on Friday, January 31 at 5 pm at Truett-McConnell.

Gentle Giant Andre Roussimoff Settled in Ellerbe

Gentle Giant Andre Roussimoff Settled in Ellerbe

RALEIGH, NC January 27, 2014 – On January 27, 1993, Andre the Giant, world-famous wrestler and Richmond County resident, died in France. Born Andre Roussimoff in Grenoble, France in 1946, he suffered from acromegaly, a result of a pituitary disorder that caused his body to over-produce growth hormones. He grew to be 7’4” and 500 pounds.  At 17, Andre moved to Paris, where he was discovered by a wresting promoter. He trained and worked hard at the sport. He enjoyed success in several countries and as a variety of personae before moving to the United States. Here he became “Andre the Giant,” an immovable force who debuted at Madison Square Garden in 1973. He grew to be a fan favorite […]

SAU Wrestlers top Darton for fifth straight win; Foster improves to 12-0

SAU Wrestlers top Darton for fifth straight win; Foster improves to 12-0

By Troy Baranik Albany, GA January 25, 2014 – The St. Andrews University wrestling team rallied back from a big deficit to top Darton College 24-21 on Saturday afternoon to extend their win streak to five matches. However SAU would drop their next match in the Darton Duals to region foe Campbellsville University, the #4 ranked team in the nation, 34-12. After senior standout 125 pounder Chauncey Foster got a takedown in the last second to win his bout and remain undefeated, Darton would go on to win the next five matches as they stretched their lead to 21-3. However SAU would not be done as they would use a pin from sophomore Denzel Leggett at 174 lbs., a forfeit […]

Two Champs lead SAU Knights Wrestling to Team Title

Two Champs lead SAU Knights Wrestling to Team Title

By: Troy Baranik Lexington, VA January 12, 2014 – The St. Andrews University wrestling team, led by individual champions Chauncey Foster (125) and Kody Getkin (149), went on to win the 3rd annual Washington & Lee Invitational on Saturday by 2 points over runner-up West Va. Tech. St. Andrews had 14 place winners at the tournament including 4 finalists, three thirds, five fourths and two fifth place finishers out of 17 competitors that St. Andrews entered. The Knights scored 127 team points in the 11 team field. Foster won his title in dominating fashion with 2 falls and a major decision victory to remain undefeated on the year at 8-0. Freshman Josh Greene also did well as he went 2-2 […]

Jeff and Matt Hardy Get Together with TNA, WCW, and ECW Stars for Charity

Jeff and Matt Hardy Get Together with TNA, WCW, and ECW Stars for Charity

At ‘Chinlock for Chuck’, every suplex, moonsault, and, of course, chinlock goes towards helping wrestler Chuck Coates, who has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Durham, NC – Wrestling stars Jeff and Matt Hardy, “Hurricane” Shane Helms, TNA stars Gunner and Christian York, ECW originals Steve Corino and CW Anderson, WCW star Lodi, among others, are coming together for a charity show to benefit their friend and long-time co-worker, Chuck Coates, who is recovering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. During a routine physical in 2006, a lump was discovered in his neck and shortly thereafter Coates was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, he was pronounced cancer-free as of Feb 2, 2007. In late 2011, Chuck started experiencing pains in his side and […]

Tai Chi and Boot Camp highlight new classes at Surf City Community Center

Tai Chi and Boot Camp highlight new classes at Surf City Community Center

SURF CITY, TOPSAIL ISLAND – Tai Chi makes its addition to the Surf City Parks & Recreation group exercise schedule in January along with a 6 am Boot Camp, another new winter highlight. Both classes begin Tuesday, January 8 at the Surf City Community Center. Instructor David Key will hold a special Tai Chi orientation at the Community Center on Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 am. There is no charge for this special event. Key has been a student of Yang style short form Tai Chi for over 17 years. He has also studied Medical Qigong. With his extensive teaching experience, David provides a relaxed learning environment and multiple approaches to mastering the basics. Tai Chi is a moving meditation […]

Battle in the South Championship Amateur MMA in Surf City

Battle in the South Championship Amateur MMA in Surf City

Surf City, NC – Surf City, North Carolina has long been known as a beautiful little beach town on Topsail Island where families have come year after year to enjoy fishing, surfing and swimming in the quiet Atlantic Ocean. After hours, live music at several local bars has been a favorite past time while tourists enjoy summer pleasures here in the Tar Heel state. As mixed martial arts takes over the Surf City Community Center grounds, the 1st of October will be the day to shatter the quiet! Amateur MMA will be in Surf City the evening of October 1, 2011 with 20 bouts scheduled and several titles up for grabs! As many locals will take on the challenges from […]

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