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Berkley® Ironsilk(tm) wins Best Line Award at ICAST

Berkley® Ironsilk(tm) wins Best Line Award at ICAST

ORLANDO, FL July 17, 2014 – The Berkley® IRONSilk™ monofilament line was awarded the Best Line Award at the 2014 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. As a leader in innovation and reliability in the line market, Berkley introduced the revamped line at ICAST 2014. No other monofilament fishing line stands up to wear and tear like IRONSilk. This line was built to be fished in the most abrasive environments like around zebra mussels, oyster beds, docks or rip rap. IRONSilk is up to 33 percent more abrasion resistant than other lines of the same diameter. For anglers, this means they can go to lines with smaller diameters without sacrificing any abrasion-resistant qualities. This opaque green line is tough as iron, […]

Posted in: Fishing
Lowcountry Resident to Receive Order of the Silver Crescent Prior to RiverDogs-GreenJackets Game on Saturday

Lowcountry Resident to Receive Order of the Silver Crescent Prior to RiverDogs-GreenJackets Game on Saturday

David Beasley to receive the state’s highest honor for community service CHARLESTON, SC July 17, 2014 – Lowcountry resident David Beasley will be honored with South Carolina’s highest award for community service — the Order of the Silver Crescent — prior to the Charleston RiverDogs’ Military Appreciation Night game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Saturday, July 19, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Beasley is being recognized for his long-time volunteer work with the American Red Cross as a platelet donor and for his involvement in other community activities that include the Adopt-a-Beach Program, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and the Riverland Terrace Neighborhood Association. “The Charleston RiverDogs and Riley Park are proud to serve as the site for this special […]

North Carolina Amateur Match Play Sectional Qualifying Results from Rocky River Golf Club in Concord, NC

North Carolina Amateur Match Play Sectional Qualifying Results from Rocky River Golf Club in Concord, NC

CONCORD, NC July 16, 2014 – Sectional qualifying results of the 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship hosted by Rocky River Golf Club in Concord, NC on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (6818 yards, Par 36-36—72, 72.9/137). Taylor Dickson of Gastonia, NC carded a six-under par 66 to claim medalist honors. The cut line fell at five-over par 77. 25 players advanced to the 5th North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship that will be played July 30-August 3 at River Landing (Landing course) in Wallace, NC. This championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association which is in its 105th year of serving amateur golf in the Carolinas. Place Competitor Score     Qualifiers     1 Taylor Dickson, Gastonia, […]

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Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

Second Round Results of the 58th Carolinas-Virginias Women’s Team Matches in Wilmington, NC

Second Round Results of the 58th Carolinas-Virginias Women’s Team Matches in Wilmington, NC

CAROLINAS LEADS ENTERING THE FINAL DAY OF THE 58th VIRGINIAS-CAROLINAS WOMEN’S TEAM MATCHES   WILMINGTON, NC July 15, 2014 – The 24-golfer Carolinas team owns a 15-point lead (43½-28½) over their Virginias counterparts entering Wednesday’s final day of the 58th Virginias-Carolinas Women’s Team Matches being conducted at Porter’s Neck Country Club. Carolinas won second day modified foursome matches by six points (21-15). Carolinas owned a nine-point advantage following Monday’s first day of modified four-ball matches.   Carolinas notched six wins and halved three other matches on day two; the team scored at least one-half point in 11 of the 12 matches for a second consecutive day.   For Carolinas, the tandems of Cecilia Fournil (Columbia, S.C.)-Savannah Hallman (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Wilmington NC
Charleston RiverDogs Opener Against Lexington Legends Postponed

Charleston RiverDogs Opener Against Lexington Legends Postponed

Series, homestand to begin with Wednesday doubleheader at 6:05pm at Riley Park CHARLESTON, SC July 15, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs and the Lexington Legends were postponed due to rain on Tuesday evening at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. This three-game series and seven-game RiverDogs homestand will start on Wednesday with a doubleheader that is scheduled for 6:05pm. There will be two seven-inning contests in the twin bill. Tickets for Tuesday’s contest may be exchanged at the Riley Park Box Office to any remaining RiverDogs home game in 2014. Video and audio coverage for Wednesday’s doubleheader will start on www.riverdogs.com shortly before the 6:05pm first pitch. 1250 WTMA will pick up the radio coverage at 7pm. BALLPARK FUN: The RiverDogs […]

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 15, 2014 – On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country’s cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17.   The quintessential surf town made National Geographic’s short list of America’s Last Best Beach Towns in its June/July 2014 issue. Also in June 2014, Wrightsville Beach was named by the Natural Resources Defense Council as one of its 35 Superstar Beaches for its clean ocean waters.   Wahine Classic organizers Jo Pickett of Crystal South […]

Carolina Golf Association NC Junior Boys’ 13 and Under Championship

Carolina Golf Association NC Junior Boys’ 13 and Under Championship

18th NC Junior Boys 13 & Under Championship Asheboro City Golf Course July 14-15, 2016   Match Play Results ASHEBORO, NC July 15, 2014 – Grayson Wotnosky of Wake Forest, NC captured his first CGA major title defeating Symon Balbin of Pinehurst, NC six and five in the championship match of the 18th NC Junior Boys 13 and Under Championship being hosted by Asheboro City Golf Course in Asheboro, NC.  Wotnosky never trailed in any of his four matches during the event winning four and two over Smith Brewer of Raleigh, NC, four and two over Wells Armes of Raleigh, NC, three and two over qualifying medalist Fulton Smith of Pinehurst, NC.  Balbin advanced to the championship match defeating Jack […]

8th Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls’ 15 & Under Championship

8th Carolinas Golf Association Junior Girls’ 15 & Under Championship

Country Club of Whispering Pines Final Results WHISPERING PINES, NC July 15, 2014 – Roshnee Sharma of Waxhaw, NC fired a final round 71 to win the 8th Carolinas Junior Girls’ 15 and Under Championship hosted by the Country Club of Whispering Pines in Whispering Pines, NC. Sharma used three birdies in her final round to hold off a back nine charge from her fellow competitor, Elizabeth Nguyen, from Pinehurst, NC. Nguyen finished in solo second after giving a Sharma a little bit of a scare, “she birdied three holes on the back and it was impressive,” said Sharma of Nguyen’s back nine play. Sharma stayed steady to finish her round capturing the title becoming the 8th Champion of the […]

SEC Network Digital Platform Begins Roll-Out

SEC Network Digital Platform Begins Roll-Out

Gamecock women’s soccer and volleyball to be featured on SEC Network digital platform. COLUMBIA, SC July 15, 2014 – The South Carolina women’s soccer and volleyball programs will each have the first three matches of their 2014 seasons featured on the new SEC Network + digital platform, ESPN and the SEC announced today. The women’s soccer home regular-season opener against Samford on Sun., Aug. 24, at 6 p.m., is the first South Carolina event on the new digital platform. The Gamecocks are also slated for coverage the following weekend when they host Boston University on Fri., Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m., and Milwaukee on Sun., Aug. 31, at 2:30 p.m., in Stone Stadium.   The first three volleyball matches of […]

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