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Charleston Battery defeat Montreal Impact Reserves 1-0

Charleston Battery defeat Montreal Impact Reserves 1-0

CHARLESTON BATTERY ESCAPE MONTREAL WITH 1-0 WIN MONTREAL July 28, 2014 – Quinton Griffith’s pace earned the free kick, Jarad van Schaik put it deftly into the mixer, and Colin Falvey’s header in the 20th minute made the difference for Charleston Battery as the visitors took three precious points from the Montreal Impact Reserves Monday morning. The rare work-week start at 10:30 a.m. was a pattern-breaker for the Battery in several ways, giving them their second two-game winning streak of 2014, their first three-match undefeated streak of the season, and pushing them into a three-way tie with Orange County and Charlotte for the final USL PRO playoff spot. Playing just two days after their 2-0 home win over Arizona United FC, the Battery’s rescheduled […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
Nikki McCray Inducted into Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

Nikki McCray Inducted into Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame

KNOXVILLE, TN July 28, 2014 – South Carolina women’s basketball assistant coach Nikki McCray added another hall of fame induction to her accolades as the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame welcomed her as part of its Class of 2014 Thursday night at the Knoxville Convention Center. She was honored for her outstanding career as a Tennessee Lady Vol as well as her professional and international highlights. “I’m really excited about being inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame,” McCray said. “I feel like it’s a reflection of my career starting at Tennessee playing for the great Pat Summitt and of all the people who have influenced my life. It is another great blessing, and I’m humbled to […]

Posted in: Basketball, Columbia SC
Dawn Staley, A’ja Wilson Open USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

Dawn Staley, A’ja Wilson Open USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO July 28, 2014 – South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley and incoming freshman A’ja Wilson began their quest for a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship as the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team began training camp on Sat., July 26, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Staley is the team’s head coach, while Wilson headlines a trio of USA Basketball gold medalists on the team, which is on a mission to secure a seventh-consecutive gold medal at the event. “I’m excited to finally start this journey with this versatile group of U18 players,” Staley said. “We will utilize our players in a way that will increase […]

Dominic Bozzelli wins Southern Ontario Open with final day record 63

Dominic Bozzelli wins Southern Ontario Open with final day record 63

Auburn alum Bozzelli grabs 4th NGA win of the season MYRTLE BEACH, SC July 28, 2014: Southern Ontario Open – Results – All Golfers Player Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Purse 1 Dominic Bozzelli -17 70 67 67 63 267 $7,500.00 Pittsford 2 Will Strickler -16 70 65 64 69 268 $4,000.00 Dallas 3 Christopher Ross -15 69 69 65 66 269 $2,775.00 Dundas 4 Thomas Hay -14 69 65 68 68 270 $2,025.00 Langley T5 Colton Kalkanis -13 69 68 67 67 271 $1,975.00 Barrie T5 Justin Martinson -13 67 71 65 68 271 $1,975.00 Avondale 7 Sebastian Szirmak -12 69 71 67 65 272 $1,900.00 Toronto 8 Daniel Kim -11 65 71 67 70 273 $1,650.00 toronto […]

Posted in: Golf, Myrtle Beach SC
Carolinas Golf Association: Results For One-Day Tournamet at Legacy Golf Links

Carolinas Golf Association: Results For One-Day Tournamet at Legacy Golf Links

WEST END, NC July 28, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s One-Day Tournament at Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen, NC on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of individual stroke play, both gross and net. 100% of course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any amateur golfer who is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based upon handicap index, gender and age: Players may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible. For complete results of the […]

Posted in: Events, Fayetteville NC, Golf
Myrtle Beach Pelicans drop third straight series with loss to Salem Red Sox

Myrtle Beach Pelicans drop third straight series with loss to Salem Red Sox

NICK WILLIAMS BLASTS ELEVENTH HOMER IN LOSING EFFORT   SALEM, VA July 27, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, lost a third straight series for the first time this year with a 7-1 loss to the Salem Red Sox on Sunday night at LewisGale Field. Nick Williams smacked a solo home run, his eleventh, but Chad Bell suffered his first defeat of the season.   In a scoreless game in the third, the Red Sox (16-20, 49-55) got to the Pelicans starter. Jordan Weems drew a leadoff walk, then stole second, and reached third on a single from Dreily Guerrero. With men at the corners, Matty Johnson then doubled to left field, bringing […]

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

Charleston Battery travel to Montreal for Monday morning match

CHARLESTON, SC July 27, 2014 – Just hours after taking a morale-boosting three points from visiting Arizona United on Saturday night, Charleston Battery players and staff boarded a plane bound for Montreal and a rare morning match with the Impact Reserves on Monday at 10:30 a.m. The match was originally scheduled for Aug. 3 but was rescheduled last week to accommodate the Impact’s fixtures in CONCACAF Champions League. It will be broadcast live on 910 AM ESPN radio in Charleston, streaming online at www.charlestonsportsradio.com. Monday’s game caps an eventful seven days for the Battery. The team played well in a 1-1 home draw with second-place Richmond on Tuesday, then built on that performance with a 2-0 win Saturday night against an Arizona United […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer
Wilson Tobs: You’re Invited to Slugger’s Birthday Party TONIGHT at  5:00 pm

Wilson Tobs: You’re Invited to Slugger’s Birthday Party TONIGHT at 5:00 pm

Greetings! Happy Birthday Slugger!! WILSON, NC July 27, 2014 – This year is Slugger’s 16th season with us, and we want you to help us celebrate! Join us tonight at Fleming for his birthday and celebrate with Slugger, the Tobs and all of Slugger’s mascot friends. The Tobs take on the Fayetteville SwampDogs tonight at 5:00 pm. Gates open at 4:00 pm. Tonight’s game is sponsored by Bridgestone and Sweet Creations who will be providing Slugger’s birthday cake! How sweet! We hope to see you at the ball park! Shelby Zack, Media Relations Assistant Wilson Tobs Baseball Club

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Carolina RailHawks Dominate Ottawa Fury FC

Goals by Zack Schilawski and Nazmi Albadawi propelled the RailHawks to a 3-0 Victory   CARY, NC July 26, 2014 – A strong first half was all the Carolina RailHawks (1W-0T-3L, 3pts) needed to defeat Ottawa Fury FC (0W-1T-2L, 1pt) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. Two goals from Zack Schilawski gave the RailHawks the lead going into half-time, while an early second-half goal by Nazmi Albadawi secured the three points for the RailHawks. The RailHawks went into halftime with a 2-0 lead over the Ottawa Fury FC after Schilawski found the back of the goal twice. His first goal of the match came off a deflected cross inside the box from Enzo Martinez. The second goal of the match came […]

Posted in: Cary NC, Events, Soccer
Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

Dane Kelly lifts Charleston Battery 2-0 over Arizona United SC

CHARLESTON, SC July 26, 2014 — Dane Kelly scored two first-half goals to lift the Charleston Battery to a 2-0 victory over Arizona United SC at Blackbaud Stadium in front of a crowd of 4,464 on Saturday night. “We got our win here (at home),” said head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “We want to win the rest of our games at home and make a push for the playoffs. You’ve got to commend the players. They did their job tonight.” Charleston dominated possession from the start of the match and finally broke through in the 25th minute. Forward Dane Kelly possessed the ball in the midfield and pushed forward as Arizona keeper Evan Newton charged out to clear the ball. Kelly took […]

Posted in: Charleston SC, Events, Soccer