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NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

RailHawks Host Silverbacks in NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3   CARY, NC August 29, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-5L, 9pts) return to NASL action on Saturday August 30th to take on southern rival, Atlanta Silverbacks (2W-2T-3L, 8pts) at WakeMed Soccer Park. Saturday’s match-up is schedule to kick-off at 7:30pm and will be featured as the NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3. The RailHawks currently sit in fourth place in the NASL Combined Standings after winning three of their last five games. The top four teams qualify to the Championship (the league’s four-team post-season tournament). The RailHawks most recent victory was this past weekend in Florida when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0. Since the inception […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Playoffs in sight, Wilmington edges up in rankings WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final four playoff positions, the Hammerheads recently moved into seventh place after claiming a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night. TICKETS: Wilmington Hammerheads FC (USL PRO) This will be the second time Wilmington and Sacramento meet on the pitch in just over a week after Republic FC hosted the Hammerheads and took a 2-0 victory on the West Coast in front of sold-out crowd at Bonney Field. Thomas Stewart opened the scoring in the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC clinched a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night at Legion Stadium. The recent victory pushes Wilmington into seventh place in the league rankings as they continue to compete for one of the remaining playoff positions. The Hammerheads entered Thursday’s contest following a string of matches on the West Coast that brought home their first victory since mid-July. Wilmington put the pressure on Orlando within minutes after Philadelphia Union loanee Corben Bone put the ball in the net past goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo in the 3rd minute. Orlando responded with several opportunities as they tried to balance the attempts taken on goal by Wilmington, but none found the […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ blunders lead to loss in extras

Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ blunders lead to loss in extras

DAVID LYON GOES 3-FOR-3, HOME RUN SHY OF CYCLE   MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 28, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, suffered the loss 4-3 to the Winston-Salem Dash in an eleven-inning game on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans decreased their magic number to three games in order to clinch the second half Southern Division title, as the Salem Red Sox lost to the Frederick Keys. David Lyon was a home run away from the cycle in Thursday’s contest. After a scoreless first, the Dash (29-37, 59-76) picked up a leadoff double from Keon Barnum in the second inning. With two outs, Pelicans’ starter Chad James thenhit a […]

Myrtle Beach Pelicans put four on Postseason All-Star Team, Gallo named MVP

Myrtle Beach Pelicans put four on Postseason All-Star Team, Gallo named MVP

GALLO NAMED MVP; ALFARO, GARIA, AND WILLIAMS ALSO MAKE ROSTER MYRTLE BEACH, SC August 28, 2014 – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that four Pelicans have been named to the Carolina League Year-End All-Star team, and slugging third baseman Joey Gallo has also been named league MVP, despite a call-up to Double-A before the All-Star Break. The Pelicans, tied with the Potomac Nationals, had the most players named to the team, as catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfielders Chris Garia and Nick Williams also made the All-Star roster. Gallo still leads the league in homers with 21, doing so in just 58 games with the Birds. Gallo, 20, won Carolina League […]

No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks Topped by No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28

No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks Topped by No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28

Jones grabs career-high 113 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions Final Stats COLUMBIA, SC August 28, 2014 – No. 9 South Carolina saw its 18-game home winning streak end tonight to No. 21 Texas A&M, 52-28 at Williams-Brice Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.  Aggie sophomore quarterback Kenny Hill passed for a school record 511 yards and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns and senior wide receiver Nick Jones had a career-high 113 yards receiving and two touchdowns. On a third-and five on the opening drive, Hill stepped up in the pocket to create time and found an open Ricky Seals-Jones over the middle where he weaved his way […]

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

  Friday, August 29 Stats   Video 5 p.m. Furman vs. Seattle www.CofCStats.com  n/a 7:30 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at CofC www.CofCStats.com Charleston Network Sunday, August 31 12 p.m. Furman vs UC Santa Barbara www.CofCStats.com  n/a 2:30 p.m. Seattle at CofC www.CofCStats.com Charleston Network   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team is set to begin its 40th season of competitive soccer with the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic which will draw CofC, No. 18 UC Santa Barbara, Seattle and Furman to Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island for a fully-slated Labor Day weekend. CofC Men’s Soccer Weekend Preview OPENING THOUGHTS… Head Coach Ralph Lundy: “Santa Barbara year in and year out are in the top […]

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Click Here For 2014-15 CofC Men’s Basketball Schedule   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago. The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight in 2014.   CofC will then rekindle an old Southern Conference rivalry in its official season opener at Furman on Friday, Nov. 14, in Greenville, S.C., followed by its home opener against Gardner-Webb on Monday, Nov. 17, at TD […]

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

2014-15 UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball Schedule (PDF) WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – UNCW men’s basketball skipper Kevin Keatts will carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association schedule that features several of the league’s heavyweights in the first month of the new year. The energetic Keatts took over the helm of the program last April and has hit the ground running, restocking the roster, conducting summer and preseason workouts, and assembling a competitive non-conference schedule to go along with the grueling CAA slate. “We were looking for a good way to challenge the guys before the conference schedule and we’ve accomplished that,” said Keatts, who […]

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

TYGA announces the TYGA Tots Tournament Program

WEST END, NC August 27, 2014 – The Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA), a division of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA), is proud to announce the expansion of its junior golf tournament program.  TYGA has created a new series of one day events for junior girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age called the TYGA Tots. These events will be conducted across NC and will consist of 9-hole tournaments played under a modified Stableford scoring system. TYGA and CGA are dedicated to playing within the USGA Rules of Golf.  For this reason TYGA TOTS will use the modified Stableford scoring method which allows juniors to learn how to play the game within the Rules […]