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HS Football FRIDAY NIGHT September 22nd in EAST FLAT ROCK :
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HSF Clinton 12 Abbeville 49 Final
HSF Greenwood 51 Aiken 14 Final
HSF Hendersonville 27 Burns 21 Final
HSF Broome 0 Byrnes 34 Final
HSF Riverside 39 CCES 49 Final
HSF Blue Ridge 6 Chapman 58 Final
HSF Berea 26 Chesnee 29 Final
HSF Patton 28 E. Rutherford 21 Final
HSF Seneca 7 Easley 23 Final
HSF Strom Thurmond 17 Emerald 26 Final
HSF Crescent 28 Fox Creek 48 Final
HSF Hillcrest 7 Gaffney 42 Final
HSF Mann 0 Greenville 63 Final
HSF Woodruff 0 Greer 56 Final
HSF Mauldin 10 Hanna 21 Final
HSF B. Springs 30 Laurens 14 Final
HSF Tuscola 49 N. Henderson 12 Final
HSF Mid-Carolina 21 Ninety Six 23 Final
HSF BHP 28 Palmetto 21 Final
HSF Liberty 20 Powdersville 27 Final
HSF S. Caldwell 14 R-S Central 23 Final
HSF Union Co. 0 Ridge View 38 Final
HSF Dorman 42 Rock Hill 21 Final
HSF Dixie 28 SCA 6 Final
HSF CFC 8 SCS 48 Final
HSF Eastside 49 Southside 0 Final
HSF Northwestern 14 Spartanburg 40 Final
HSF Anderson Cavs 8 St. Joe's 36 Final
HSF Carolina 0 Wade Hampton 60 Final
HSF Blacksburg 6 Walhalla 30 Final
HSF Greenwood Christ. 33 Ware Shoals 20 Final
HSF Landrum 20 West-Oak 9 Final
HSF Daniel 17 Westside 38 Final
HSF Wren 37 Woodmont 21 Final

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Hanahan snaps three-game skid with 20-14 win over St. John's

Hanahan (2-3) spoiled a homecoming of sorts for St. John’s first-year head coach Josh Harpe, a former assistant coach under Hanahan head coach Charlie Patterson. The loss also was the first of the season for the Islanders after a 3-0 start.

Hanahan's Quincy Mitchell breaks away from St. John's defenders for a touchdown during their football game Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Hanahan High School. Paul Zoeller/Special to the Post and Courier

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Summerville blanks Goose Creek, 24-0

Against the Gators, running back Darryl Hancock jump-started the Green Wave offense by going 33 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the opening drive, a two-play, 41-yarder. Hancock finished with 122 yards on 15 carries.

Charleston Restaurant Week is NOW through Thursday, September 21st! Book your reservations today! #CHSrestaurantweek.

Summerville quarterback Jonathan Bennett passes to receiver Andre Banks against Goose Creek on Friday.

Ashley Ridge holds off West Ashley, 24-21

In a back and forth game at Wildcat Stadium Friday night, the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes held off the West Ashley Wildcats 24-21 in a game that was not decided until the final minute.

No. 1 Fort Dorchester spreads touchdowns around in 68-7 rout of Wando

Running back Drew Parker, receivers Raquan Simmons and Justin Williams and backup quarterback De’Andrae Sabb all scored two TDs in the game. Senior starting QB Dakereon Joyner threw a pair of TD passes and rushed for another TD.

Oceanside outscores Wade Hampton and coach Jerry Brown, 42-21

MOUNT PLEASANT — It was the first time anyone other than quarterback Sam Hartman had delivered Oceanside’s pregame speech. Motivation can be drawn in a lot of ways.

Oceanside quarterback Sam Hartman threw for a season-high 471 yards and six touchdowns.

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Stratford claims first victory, 49-35, at James Island

Stratford used a timely fumble recovery in the third quarter to finally pull ahead of James Island for a 49-35 win, the Knights' first of the season. (Read more)

Cathedral 42, Laurens Academy 12

Cathedral’s quarterback Dennis Grove rushed for 130 yards with four touchdowns, and threw for 90 yards and two touchdowns. (Read more)

Friday's Scores

Abbeville 49, Clinton 12

Airport 25, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 15

Andrew Jackson 28, North Central 0

Andrew Jackson Academy 36, Holly Hill Academy 6

Ashley Ridge 24, West Ashley 21

Baptist Hill 18, Cross 14

Barnwell 34, Swansea 14

Beaufort 9, May River 7

Beaufort Academy 52, Northside Christian 26

Belton-Honea Path 28, Palmetto 21

Ben Lippen 42, Porter-Gaud 28

Bethune-Bowman 44, C.A. Johnson 20

Blackville-Hilda 44, Denmark-Olar 6

Bluffton 37, Hilton Head Island 34, 2OT

Boiling Springs 30, Laurens 14

Burke 34, Lake Marion 26

Cane Bay 23, Timberland 6

Carvers Bay 47, Andrews 28

Cathedral Academy 42, Laurens Academy 12

Chapin 38, Brookland-Cayce 20

Chapman 42, Blue Ridge 24

Cheraw 29, Central 20

Chesnee 29, Berea 26

Chester 40, Lower Richland 39

Chesterfield 48, Indian Land 25

Christ Church Episcopal 49, Riverside 39

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 57, Florence Christian 56

Coastal Christian Prep 46, Calhoun Academy 16

Colleton County 48, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 12

Columbia 24, W.J. Keenan 7

Creek Bridge 40, C.E. Murray 0

Crestwood 34, Marion 6

Darlington 36, Lake City 8

Dillon 34, Wilson 14

Dillon Christian 28, Williamsburg Academy 0

Dixie 28, Spartanburg Christian 6

Dorman 42, Rock Hill 21

Dreher 42, Calhoun County 21

Dutch Fork 49, River Bluff 9

Easley 23, Seneca 7

Eastside 49, Southside 0

Edisto 20, Scott's Branch 18

Emerald 26, Strom Thurmond 17

First Baptist 45, Academic Magnet 0

Fort Dorchester 68, Wando 7

Fox Creek 48, Crescent 28

Gaffney 42, Hillcrest 7

Georgetown 26, St. James 23

Gray Collegiate Academy 37, Pelion 0

Green Sea Floyds 61, Military Magnet Academy 3

Greenville 63, J.L. Mann 0

Greenwood 51, Aiken 14

Greenwood Christian 33, Ware Shoals 20

Greer 56, Woodruff 0

Hammond 54, Orangeburg Prep 12

Hanahan 20, St. John's 14

Hannah-Pamplico 20, Timmonsville 16

Hartsville 21, Marlboro County 14

Hemingway 67, Waccamaw 6

Hilton Head Christian Academy 28, Colleton Prep 14

Hilton Head Prep 29, Palmetto Christian Academy 14

James F. Byrnes 34, Broome 0

Jefferson Davis Academy 14, Summerville Faith Christian 7

Lamar 43, East Clarendon 6

Landrum 20, West Oak 9

Latta 28, Kingstree 13

Laurence Manning Academy 40, Heathwood Hall 19

Lewisville 40, Eau Claire 16

Manning 20, South Florence 0

Mitchell County, N.C. 57, Carolina Wildcats (Private) 5

Mullins 37, Johnsonville 2

Nation Ford 14, Lancaster 7

Newberry 22, Fairfield Central 21

Ninety Six 23, Mid-Carolina 21

North Augusta 42, White Knoll 14

North Charleston 42, Allendale-Fairfax 20

North Myrtle Beach 41, Socastee 7

Oceanside Collegiate Academy 41, Wade Hampton (H) 21

Patrick Henry Academy 30, Clarendon Hall Academy 28

Powdersville 27, Liberty 20

R.B. Stall 36, Garrett Academy of Technology 0

Richard Winn Academy 52, Newberry Academy 6

Richland Northeast 28, A.C. Flora 21

Ridge Spring-Monetta 46, North 0

Ridge View 38, Union County 0

Robert E. Lee Academy 45, Pee Dee Academy 21

Saluda 27, Batesburg-Leesville 0

Silver Bluff 35, Midland Valley 7

South Aiken 42, Lugoff-Elgin 0

South Pointe 33, Buford, Ga. 27

Southside Christian 48, Calhoun Falls 8

Spartanburg 40, Northwestern 14

Spring Valley 20, Lexington 7

St. John's Christian Academy 58, Providence HomeSchool 32

Stratford 49, James Island 35

Summerville 24, Goose Creek 0

Sumter 49, Lakewood 21

T.L. Hanna 21, Mauldin 10

Thomas Sumter Academy 32, Augusta Christian, Ga. 28

Trinity Byrnes School 42, Oakbrook Prep 7

Wade Hampton (G) 60, Carolina High and Academy 0

Walhalla 30, Blacksburg 6

Westside 38, D.W. Daniel 17

Whitmire 36, Branchville 16

Williston-Elko 54, Estill 0

Wilson Hall 35, Cardinal Newman 0

Wren 37, Woodmont 21

York Comprehensive 28, Fort Mill 21

 

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HEADLINER GAME in WEEK 4 of the 2017 HS Footballseason in WNC

2-1  BREVARD
2-1 MADISON
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A New Record was set!!!!
In records that go back to 45 years, the Patriots had never scored 70 points in a game, a mark that was established Friday night in a 70-42 win over Rosman.
 
The previous school record was 68 points in 2009, also vs. Rosman. According to the N.C. High School Athletic Association record book, Madison’s 590 rushing yards was the second-most ever by a WNC school. The local mark of 647 rushing yards in a single game is held by Rosman in a 2003 game vs. Andrews. Info from Vonne Leroy Gray  Madison County NC

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UPSTATE DON BOSCO NJ @ BYRNES DUNCAN . SC

DUNCAN — Reggie Shaw wasn’t able keep the tears away following Byrnes’ 24-21 come-from- behind victory over Don Bosco (N.J.) on Friday.

With the the ups and downs he experienced throughout the day, he wasn’t expected to.

“I lost my aunt this morning,” Shaw said. “It is also my dad’s birthday, so there was a lot going on with my family. She had been sick for a while. We were hoping and praying that she would be able to come to a game, but she got to see a great game tonight.

“I am happy that we finished well and found a way to win. We came through so much adversity and tried to give the game away for the first three quarters, but hats off to our guys.”

Trailing 21-7 in the fourth quarter, Byrnes turned three interceptions and a punt block into 17 points to earn the victory.

“We worked all summer on being able to finish, and it showed tonight,” said A.J. Rogers, who had two fourth-quarter interceptions. “With our heart, we know how to finish.”

Byrnes fell behind for the first time this season when the Ironmen took the game’s opening drive 80 yards and scored on a three-yard run by James Jobson.

The Rebels tied the contest early in the second quarter on a 35-yard pass from Brock Carroll to Ben Henson, but Don Bosco regained the lead with just under three minutes to play in the half on two-yard run by Jobson.

Byrnes (3-0) advanced to the 5-yard line just before halftime, but without a timeout was unable to set up for a field goal.

“I told our kids at halftime that we were going to find out what we were made of,” Shaw said. “It’s easy to play hard and win when you are up, but when your back is against the wall you find out what you are made of.”

Don Bosco pushed the lead to 21-7 midway through the third quarter on Jobson’s third touchdown, and held that lead until the fourth quarter.

On the verge of building a three-touchdown lead, the Ironmen were instead stopped on an interception by Rogers at the 1. Five plays later, Rahjai Harris took a short pass from Carroll, broke two tackles and raced 78 yards for a score to cut the lead to 21-14.

“When we were down 21-7, we knew we had to keep fighting and find a way to finish,” Harris said. “Coach told us at halftime that we had to have heart, and we did. The offensive line picked it up. The defense picked it up. We played with heart and finished strong.”

A blocked punt on the next Don Bosco possession gave the Rebels the ball at the 3, and Harris tied the game on the next play.

Linebacker Khalid Jones hauled in an interception three plays later, setting up the game-winning drive. With 2:15 remaining, Luis Hernandez booted a 25-yard field goal, his first game-winner since his freshman year.

Don Bosco’s last hope was ended on an interception by Rogers.

“They were one of the most physical teams I have ever coached against,” Shaw said. “We knew coming in that they were very strong, and it took us a while to get used to that. We don’t see it very often.”

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#7 MYERS PARK MUSTANGS wins on the Road in OT

CREDIT Charlotte Observer Sports and Tim Donelli Sports Writer

August 25, 2017 11:52 PM

Ardrey Kell coach Kyle Brey didn’t win his first game Friday night, but the Knights’ first-year coach had plenty to be encouraged about. Myers Park prevailed in overtime 23-20, but the upstart Knights went toe-to-toe with the favored Mustangs before losing in overtime.

Myers Park quarterback Brayden Hawkins ran 3 yards into the end zone for the winning points on the Mustangs’ first possession of overtime. Myers Park, No. 7 in the Observer’s Sweet 16, held Ardrey Kell to a field goal on the Knights’ first overtime possession.

Mustangs coach Scott Chadwick was subdued after the game.

“Right now we have to understand that we’re doing a few things that are keeping us from being a good football team,” said Chadwick. “With the penalties and the turnovers, until we get that stuff fixed, we’re not going to be as good as we can be. For them (the Knights) to have a tough week last week and then able to come back and play the way they did, you have to give Ardrey Kell a lot of credit.”

Ardrey Kell was coming off a 28-0 loss last week at Weddington.

Friday, in a very even first half, the defense dominated for both teams. Neither the Knights nor Mustangs started a drive in opposing territory.

Myers Park waited until just four seconds were left in the first half to get the game’s first score. Brayden Hawkins found wide receiver Elijah Bowick for a 4-yard touchdown pass to give the Mustangs a 7-0 halftime lead.

Trailing the Mustangs throughout most of the game, the Knights finally tied the game at 10-10 on David Owens 45-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Then with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter, Ardrey Kell quarterback Luke Hefferly found wide receiver Cedric Gray for a 7-yard touchdown to tie the game at 17.

Ardrey Kell’s defense forced four Myers Park turnovers and the Knights’ offense had none.

“When I took this job I said this is going to be a defense-first program.” said Brey. “We have a defense that can create turnovers and our offense learned last week that we need to (do) an unbelievable job with ball control. That’s how championships are won.”

Three who mattered
Ardrey Kell QB Luke Hefferly: Went 14-of-20 for 118 yards and one touchdown, including 11-of-14 for 80 yards and his score in the second half.

Myers Park running back Khamal Howard: Rushed for 63 yards on 18 carries and caught a 43-yard pass in the fourth quarter to set up the Mustangs’ go-ahead touchdown.

Ardrey Kell linebacker David Owens: Returned a Myers Park fumble 45 yards for one of the Knights touchdowns.

Quote: “The foundation for Ardrey Kell football is being laid. It’s going to take a little bit of time but it was a great flash tonight of what the future might look like.” – Ardrey Kell Coach Kyle Brey.

Records: Myers Park (2-0, 0-0) Ardrey Kell (0-2, 0-0)

What’s Next: Myers Park will host Providence Friday while Ardrey Kell will host Marvin Ridge.

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KAEDIN ROBINSON SENIOR DB/RB A C REYNOLDS has transferred to CHRIST SCHOOL. GREENES Head Coach Mark Moroz confirms. Robinson torn his ACL in the Rockets first high school football scrimmage on August 8th. The now Greenes weapon is a Divison 1 college football prospect and is being recruited by the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner Webb Univ. Rocket Head Coach Shane Laws supports Robinson move and transfer giving FULL support. Kaedin Robinson is a ALL WNC Football selection.

MURPHY HS BULLDOGS DB/WR TANNER CREELMAN is out six to eight week after he broke his right ankle and tearing ligaments in right leg. Creelman is a solid wide out and defensive back and will be missed. MURPHY travels to FRANKLIN this FRIDAY August 25th  kickoff 7:30. LIVE Radio on 104.1 WNCC FM Franklin.

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CONWAY SC HS Head Football Coach will not return in 2017

For the first time in more than three decades, the Conway High School football team will have someone other than Chuck Jordan calling the plays.

When Conway opens the season Friday night against Georgetown, Jordan will not be on the sideline. The Horry County School District decided to keep the embattled head coach on administrative leave until the end of his current contract, which is set to expire on Nov. 30.

Jordan, 60,  was arrested on June 8 on charges of third-degree assault and battery stemming from an incident that involved a student – Ka’Brian Hickman – on school grounds in May. Hickman, 17, was charged with disturbing school.

The charges against Jordan and Hickman were dropped on Aug. 2, which opened the door for Jordan’s return.

However, the school district decided against bringing Jordan back as football coach. Under the state’s Teacher & Employee Retention Incentive program, Jordan’s contract was set to expire at the end of November.

Jordan, who has served as the school’s athletic director and head football coach, compiled a 278-143 mark in 34 seasons. Jordan’s 278 victories are eighth-most in state history.

Calls to Jordan's cell phone and his attorney, Tommy Brittain, were not returned.

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Big week for Brevard athletics. Men's soccer moves to 3-1, volleyball opens conference play with a W and football caps it off with big win!

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16 South Carolina high school football players suspended - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Sixteen players have been suspended for a fight at a high school football game in South Carolina.

Local media outlets reported that eight players from Summerville High School and eight from Spartanburg High School have been suspended by the South Carolina High School League for their involvement in two scuffles in last weekend's season opening game.

Summerville won the game 41-40.

There was a fight after one touchdown in the first half. There was another scuffle at the end of the game.

The Summerville players will serve the suspension in their next game, Sept. 1 against Berkeley High.

Spartanburg players will be suspended for this week's game against T.L. Hanna of Anderson.

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LOW COUNTRY Football CANE BAY over GOOSE CREEK

GOOSE CREEK — Whatever disadvantage Goose Creek had by not playing last week was magnified Friday night by a wet ball.

The muddy playing surface at the Gators' John Fulmer Field, compliments of heavy rain on Friday afternoon, was more to Cane Bay High School’s liking, especially in the first half. The visiting Cobras discovered plenty of traction on the way to a 22-7 victory.

“I hate playing (the first week), but when you get a team this week that didn’t play last week, it’s a huge advantage,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “It’s first-game mistakes. Bobbled snaps and stuff like that happen in the first game. I think that worked in our favor tonight.”

The Cobras, who lost 34-20 to Ashley Ridge last week, used a two long scoring drives in the opening half to gain some control and went on to beat their Berkeley County counterparts for the second year in a row. Each of the scoring drives covered nearly 90 yards and combined to chew up over 12 minutes of clock.

“Last week, we weren’t a very good football team,” Zehr said. “Our coaches did a good job all week and our kids worked their butts off. They realized we made a lot of mistakes that could have prevented that.

"Making this much improvement in one week reinforces what we’ve been telling them for a while now.”

Cane Bay (1-1) goes to Stratford on Friday while the Gators (0-1) continue a tough opening stretch at Sumter.

“It’s not going to get any easier,” Goose Creek coach Chris Candor said. “You don’t feel good losing. They were just more physical than we were but you’ve got to keep working. I do think our kids played hard.”

Cane Bay drew first blood with a time-sustaining drive right out of the gate, going 88 yards in 13 plays. The Cobras converted multiple third downs, the last coming on fullback Mack Dudley’s 26-yard scamper on a third-and-6 to the Goose Creek 3. Dudley led all rushers with 77 yards.

Quarterback RJ Roderick carried it in on the next play. Ryder Wishart’s extra point gave the Cobras a 7-0 lead with 4:59 left in the opening quarter.

Cane Bay went one yard further on a five-minute drive in the second quarter, going 89 yards in 11 plays to score on Roderick’s 1-yard plunge. He ripped off a 24-yard run to set up the score, which put the Cobras on top 13-0 with 4:53 remaining in the first half. He finished with 62 yards rushing.

Goose Creek continued to slosh in the mud on its next drive and had to punt from its own end zone. A short boot set up the Cobras at the Goose Creek 25 with 2:34 remaining and Wishart knocked home a 33-yard field goal on the last play of the half, increasing the advantage to 16-0.

Cane Bay had 173 yards at half to 33 for Goose Creek.

Cane Bay extended its lead to 22-0 in the third quarter after a bad snap by Goose Creek. The ball shot past the punter into the end zone and Cane Bay’s De Francis fell on the football at the 5. Two plays later, Dudley plunged in from the 1.

Goose Creek avoided the shutout with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tavion Major to Koron Suber with 3:35 left.

Major was 7 of 14 for 74 yards and led Gators rushers with 28 yards.

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Mountain Heritage quarterback Trey Robinson gets by Erwin's Tristian Brank Thursday night in Burnsville. Mountain Heritage won, 51-13

Reynolds 8 at Shelby 29 Final.

Shelby Crest 20 at Roberson 14 Final.

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North Buncombe 20 at Madison 42 Final.

Enka 0 at Pisgah 35 Final.

Hendersonville 29 at West Henderson 28 Final.

Asheville 16 at Webb (Tenn.) 26 Final.

Rosman 12 at Brevard 27 Final.

East Henderson 41 at North Henderson 44 Final.

Murphy 21 at Franklin 28 Final.

Avery County 6 at McDowell 43 Final.

Cannon 14 at Mitchell 27 Final.

Tellico Plains (Tenn.) 30 at Andrews 21 Final

Cherokee 49 at Chocktaw Central (Miss.) 31 Final.

Copper Basin (Tenn.) 0 at Hayesville 13 Final.

North Georgia (Ga.) 0 at Robbinsville 61 Final.

Smoky Mountain 16 at Swain County 35 Final

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CLICK to READ Dutch Fork Independence Football Game August 18th as former Patriots head coach and his team lay down the HAMMER !

Credit :   Langston Wertz Jr  Sports Writer Charlotte Observer covering HS Football in Charlotte

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Daniel edges Berkeley with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney in stands

Credit POST and COURIER Charleston SC

MONCKS CORNER – Berkeley came into the 2017 season with high expectations in coach Randy Robinson’s second season at the helm. The Stags were voted preseason No. 5 in Class AAAA and were expected to be one of the better teams in the Lowcountry.

But a slow start and some unfortunate breaks saw visiting Daniel defeat Berkeley, 17-10, in the season opener at Gerald Moody Field.

“Everything we did wrong is fixable. It’s just disappointing to start out this way,” Robinson said.


Robinson was the coach at Daniel before moving to Berkeley before the 2016 season. It’s the second straight year the Lions have knocked off the Stags in the season opener.

Daniel coach Jeff Fruster, who was on the staff under Robinson, thought his team controlled the line of scrimmage.

“I knew the game was going to come down to who controlled the line of scrimmage,” he said. “We performed well early, they performed well late but we did enough to outlast them tonight.”

It was a disastrous second quarter that doomed the Stags.

Berkeley struck first thanks to two big pass plays from first-year starting quarterback Eric Tuttle. The junior signal-caller connected with Dervon Pesnell on a 53-yard completion to move the Stags to the Lions 21-yard line, then two plays later found DJ Chisolm in the corner of the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead with 9:43 left in the half.

Chisolm led the Stags with 51 yards rushing on eight attempts and he caught three passes for 56 yards.

But Daniel dominated the rest of the half. The Stags only ran 20 plays in the first half, 10 in each quarter.

The Lions responded quickly and scored on their next three possessions. Bryson Smith got things rolling by returning the ensuing kickoff 98 yards to tie it back up at 7.

The Stags then had their third three-and-out in five possessions to put Daniel back in business at its own 44-yard line. Romaun Myers capped a nine-play, 56-yard drive with a 9-yard scamper to give the Lions a 14-7 lead with 4:26 remaining in the half.

Tyler Venables, son of Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, intercepted a Tuttle pass at midfield two plays later. Brent Venables and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, whose son also plays for Daniel, were in the stands.

Justin Olvera connected on a 44-yard field that just cleared the crossbar with 13 seconds left in the half to give Daniel a 17-7 lead.

“We didn’t play well starting out but all of a sudden the second quarter we kind of melted down on both sides of the ball,” Robinson said. “They held the ball most of the quarter and we just couldn’t get off the field. The long field goal to go up by 10 was big.”

The Stags had a couple of breaks go against in the second half. The first came when it appeared Cam Myers scored on a 70-yard pass play from Tuttle. But the play was whistled dead when Myers helmet was ripped off at the 20-yard line.

Berkeley had to settle for a 26-yard field goal from Taete Murry to make it 17-10 with 5:43 remaining in the third quarter.

The Stags had one final chance to force a tie or go for the win after they drove to the Daniel 2-yard line in the waning seconds. On fourth down, Chisolm reached the end zone from two yards out but holding was called on the play.

After the penalty was marked off, the Stags final pass attempt fell incomplete in the end zone.

“I hope after we watch film, it will be a little bit of an embarrassment how poorly we played in some spots,” Robinson said. “We’re capable of a lot better and we know we are. We just didn’t play real well.”

Daniel 0 17 0 0 – 17

Berkeley 0 7 3 0 - 10

B – DJ Chisolm 21 pass from Eric Tuttle (Taete McMurry kick)

D – Bryson Smith 98 kickoff return (Justin Olvera kick)

D – Romaun Myers 9 run (Olvera kick)

D – Olvera 44 FG

B – McMurry 26 FG

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OFFICIAL Tuesday JUNE 27th SIDNEY GIBBS who ran for 1,750 and 19 Touchdowns as a sophomore TB . Missed 2016 due to a torn ACL has transferred from OWEN HS to CHRIST SCHOOL in Arden. The now former Warhorse Football TB will have 2years left in high school career. WLOS TV   Asheville ABC 13 STAN PAMFILIS ABC 13 Sports and CHRIS KELLY here on Carolinasportsnut.com worked on this story in a joint effort..GO to my FaceBook page ( CHRIS KELLY ) or our own here at Carolinasportsnut.com/FaceBook and check out Stan and the video courtesy of WLOS TV 13 Asheville.. Fred McCormick Photo Black Mountain News

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Marion native Greg Holland makes the MLB All-Star team

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Monday, July 3rd 2017

 

DENVER, CO (WLOS) — Former Western Carolina University pitcher, Greg Holland has earned his third All-Star game appearance.

Holland is having a fantastic season for the Colorado Rockies. He's leading MLB with 26 saves, plus he's got 40 strikeouts in just 32 games he's pitched in this season.

Holland's previous two All-Star appearances happened when he was pitching for the Kansas City Royals.

Former Asheville Tourist, and now Rockies third baseman, Nolan Arenado also made this year's All-Star team.

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NFL Sundays won’t be the same without Chris Berman

David Richard/APIt was one of those special nights, a reward for a job well done, a life well lived. Best known as “Boomer” to sports fans of America, Chris Berman had Citi Field box seats by the dugout for himself, his 30-year-old son Doug, and Doug’s fiancee Clare. It was the eve of Berman’s 62nd birthday and they were going to watch the Mets play the San Francisco Giants, his favorite team since his days as a boy in New York’s Westchester County.

It was Tuesday, May 9, and Berman, ESPN’s original franchise player, was enjoying the early months of a victory lap, accepting daily congrats after stepping down from his 31-year position as host of the network’s NFL game-day studio programming.

He was in the office of Giants manager Bruce Bochy about 15 minutes before game time when he got a text asking him to call ESPN security. He called immediately.

“It was ominous,’’ Berman recalled in an interview this past week. “They never call me. They said, ‘The Connecticut State Police are looking for you.’ I was like, ‘What did I do?’ and they said, ‘You didn’t do anything. It’s about your wife.’ My stomach sank. I knew she had driven to have lunch with her sister that day. But they couldn’t tell me anything else.’’

Berman left his contact information with the network security folks and went to his seats to join Doug and Clare. He shared no details of the disturbing phone call. In the early innings, a Mets security official approached Berman and walked him to an office under the stands. There, Berman finally connected with the State Police and his worst fears were confirmed. Kathy Berman, Chris’s wife of 33 years, had been killed earlier in the day when her Lexus collided with another vehicle in Woodbury, Conn., near where she grew up. Kathy had been on her way home to Cheshire after lunch with her sister. The passenger in the other car, 87-year-old Edward Bertulis, also perished.

Who knows what any of us would do in this situation?

In shock, Berman returned to the box seats.

“By the time I got back to the stands it was the fourth inning,” Berman said. “So here was my son and his fiancee and they have hot dogs and beers and birthday cards. And so for a half-hour, we just did that. We had our hot dogs and our beer and I opened the birthday cards. But I didn’t know where I was. Then I said, ‘We have to take a walk,’ and the three of us went underneath the stands and into the Mets offices. They left us alone. I hope nobody has to go through the experience of telling their kid that one of their parents is gone. There’s no book on that. So that happened and then I called my daughter, Meredith, who was home with her boyfriend. I’d had coffee with Meredith earlier in the day. Both of our kids live in Brooklyn. We told her and then we drove to Brooklyn and then the five of us left for home [Cheshire] at 10:30 at night. We got there after midnight. Nobody slept. Three days later was Mother’s Day and 2½ weeks later our son got married on May 27th. And there you go.’’

The 2017 NFL season officially kicks off in less than two weeks and for the first time since 1986, Berman will not be part of ESPN’s football programming. Winner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Award, and a six-time honoree as national sportscaster of the year, Boomer has been the face of America’s football weekends since the earliest days of ESPN. He joined the network one month after it launched in 1979 and was the Swami for 38 years. He famously teamed with grid partner Tom Jackson starting in 1987 and served as host of “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown,” and “NFL Primetime.” He made bold predictions, branded players with kooky nicknames, and wove all forms of pop culture into his rapid-fire highlight sections. Long before anyone coined the expression, Boomer was must-see TV for sports fans.

“I love the guy,’’ said Scott Zolak, who came to the Patriots in 1991 and survived nine NFL seasons, most of them as a backup quarterback. “I grew up in Western Pennsylvania watching Chris Berman. When I first heard him say my name on TV— it was a play off the Kinks’ ‘Lola’ with him saying, ‘Z-O-L-A, Zo-lak!’ I felt like I had finally made it in the NFL.’’

Zo speaks for the ballplaying brotherhood. If you were a professional athlete coming of age any time in the last 30 years, hearing Berman say your name was validation that you were in the big leagues. Piano players dreamed of making it to Carnegie Hall. Rock bands wanted to hear their stuff played by Casey Kasem on “American Top 40.” Ballers coveted the reward of a nickname from Boomer.

Things seemed almost perfect in Berman’s post-career world in the spring of 2017. The announcement of his “reduced role’’ triggered a series of tributes during the NFL playoffs. Folks in Bristol named a studio in his honor the week before Super Bowl LI, then aired an hourlong Berman prime-time feature (“He Did Go All The Way’’) three days before the Patriots and Falcons jousted. At NRG Stadium on game day, the Swami’s final pick was . . . Patriots by 6 points.

While the confetti was still flying after the Patriots’ 6-point overtime win, Bill Belichick walked over to the set of “NFL Primetime” and joined Randy Moss, Steve Young, and Boomer for 12 minutes.

“We hadn’t even started highlights yet,’’ said Berman. “He told me he wanted to send me out on a good note. I told him, ‘Apparently you don’t want me to leave because you extended this game into overtime.’ ’’

Less than three months later, Belichick, accompanied by his partner Linda Holliday, and his daughter Amanda, attended the memorial service for Kathy Berman at Seymour St. John Chapel in Wallingford, Conn.

Katherine Alexinski grew up in Middlebury, Conn., and was an elementary school teacher for a dozen years before she married Chris Berman in 1983. She retired from teaching to raise their two children in Cheshire, near ESPN’s Bristol campus. Kathy and Chris planned to spend three months in Maui during the first year of his “reduced role” at ESPN.

“We had a lot of things planned,’’ said Chris. “We went ahead and had the wedding and that was uplifting even though Doug didn’t have a chance to dance with his mother. Kathy’s not there now and there’s a lot coming down the pike all of a sudden.

“I don’t know if it’s hit me. It’s like when Jimmy V [Jim Valvano] made that speech about, ‘You laugh, you cry.’ You do all of that, often before breakfast . . . I’ve lived a pretty charmed life. Professionally and personally. I haven’t had this. Our children never had health issues. So you wonder, why had the bad stuff dodged us, and not others. Now it’s not.

“But I’m so buoyed by the strength and the warmth of the human spirit and all the people who have reached out to us. I’m blown away by it and that’s a lesson I’ll take to my grave. In a lot of ways that’s what’s helped me get through it.

“Belichick is a good example. I think the first time I talked to Bill for a long time was in ’98 when [Bill] Parcells didn’t go to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, which was something the losing coach of the Super Bowl always did. So Bill [Belichick] went. He and I were standing on the deck of the [USS] Missouri in Pearl Harbor and we talked for 20 minutes. I knew him some but not a lot. It was fitting because of his dad’s Navy background and there we were on the deck of ‘Old Mo,’ as he called it. That cemented something. When we sign up for our job, we don’t sign up for interesting times like that.’’

So, what is life like now without the TV platform he’s had for so many decades?

“I’ve already decided I’m going to feel good about the professional part,” Berman said. “It will be strange not going through something I’ve done my whole career. I’m already at home with where the non-football will bring me.’’

Berman will be in Foxborough when the Patriots open their championship defense a week from Thursday at Gillette Stadium.

“The Krafts have been great,’’ he said. “Robert and Jonathan invited Meredith and I to come to that game. And the next night after the game, I’m going to Ireland with seven guys to play golf for a week. I didn’t schedule that to avoid missing opening week. But if all goes as planned, the first two NFL Sundays I’ll kind of be in the dark. I don’t even know if I’ll get scores. But this trip wasn’t, ‘Hey, I got to get out of Dodge.’ This fell in my lap.’’

But what about the rest of us? What about a Boomer-free football season?

“It may be strange for the viewers, but that’s not for me to say,’’ he said. “Life moves on and unfortunately I found that out on a lot of levels. They’ll do fine and I hope I’m fondly remembered when we get into the fall. Like, ‘We enjoyed hanging out and getting football from him and his gang.’ That’s what I hope people remember.’’

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Dolphins sign QB Jay Cutler

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said on Saturday that he reached out to Cutler after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill injured himself on Thursday during practice. Gase was Cutler's offensive coordinator with the Bears back in 2015. The two are close friends as Gase attended Cutler's retirement party back in June.

Chicago released Cutler in March and he decided to join the Fox No. 2 announcing team along with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.

Cutler is familiar with Gase's offense so it probably won't be much of a learning curve.

In 15 games in 2015, Cutler threw for 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. At the league meetings in March, Gase said he still believes Cutler has something to offer an NFL team. Cutler was limted to only five games due to injury, Cutler threw 1,059 yards, four touchdowns against five interceptions.

In March at the league annual meetings, Gase said Cutler still had a lot to offer an NFL team.

"I do, because obviously, my experience with him was very good," Gase said. "I guess I don't get all the hatred towards him. I see a guy that worked hard and did everything he could to try to help his team win and sacrificed his body. To me, he was an athletic quarterback that could throw the ball and when you got to third down, you could call the worst play possible, and he was going to get you the conversion. He made a lot of the things that we did look really good. I guess I just don't get it. I think he has a lot to offer a team. I think he's a starting quarterback in the NFL, but that's just my opinion."

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Ezekiel Elliott ‘surprised and disappointed’ by NFL’s decision to suspend him 6 games

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Mark Schlereth to join Fox Sports 1

Photo Credit : KIRBY LEE USA Today Sports

ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth poses for a photo on the red carpet at the ESPN the Party event in the Houston arts district. ESPN is losing another media personality. Mark Schlereth is leaving the World Wide Leader in sports to join Fox Sports 1. Schlereth announced his move today, via Twitter.

Stink, as he is lovingly(?) called by friends and colleagues doesn't have a set role, but if he is moving as a studio analyst that means FS1 could be moving toward a more traditional NFL studio show. That's different from FS1's current editorial direction of two people yelling the hottest, fiery takes possible.

Of course, Schlereth did some how figure out a way to make Jordan Spieth's Masters collapse about Cam Newton. That's some pretty difficult mental gymnastics, but shows that the former Denver Broncos lineman could fit right in with his new colleagues at Fox.

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LATE Yesterday and just a week before NFL Training camp CAROLINA PANTHERS owner Jerry Richardson decided to hire a NEW GM. In this case , not a new general manager  but familiar face and former Panther general manager Marty Hurney. Hurney was there from 2002-2012 , and thIs time til further notice it is just 2017 as interim general manager. The former GM has also been running and head man of 730/97.5 ESPN Charlotte. Guess that role will change a bit. PANTHERS hit NFL training camp July 26th in Spartanburg. And we here at Carolinasportsnut.com will continue to keep tabs on this story.. Chris Kelly July 18 2017 Carolinasportsnut.com

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Published: August 3, 2017

Former ESPN anchor Gary Miller says he's coming to work in Cincinnati, which means he will become the new sports anchor at WKRC-TV (Channel 12), WVXU reports.

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Game Leaders
Mars Hill
Pa: David Salmon - 296
Ru: Malik Prescott - 85
Rec: Craig Rucker - 186
Lenoir-Rhyne
Pa: Jarrod Kellar - 289
Ru: Nelson Brown - 140
Rec: T.j. Smith - 95
Team Stats
Lenoir-Rhyne
Mars Hill
Passing Yards
289
359
Rushing Yards
196
157
Turnovers
1
0
Time of Poss.
33:40
26:20
full stats
Sep 16, 2017


MARS HILL, N.C. – The Lions' football team won their home and South Atlantic Conference opener Saturday afternoon over Lenoir-Rhyne, 43-28 at the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium. Big plays were key in Mars Hill's victory.

David Salmon completed 15-28 passes for 296 yards and three touchdown passes in the win. Craig Rucker caught eight passes for 186 yards and two touchdown receptions. Keshaun Taylor was on the receiving end of three passes for 93 yards and one score while also throwing one touchdown pass that covered 44 yards to Rucker. Malik Prescott rushed 18 times for 85 yards and one score. Preston Lockwood led MHU with a game high 15 tackles followed by Tray Smith with nine stops (7 solo), a pass break-up and a forced fumble. Jerjuan Edwards and Andrew Wilkins added seven tackles apiece. Wilkins tallied three pass break-ups. The Lions accumulated 516 yards of total offense in the win, 359 in the air.

Jarrod Kellar threw for 289 yards completing 25-51 pass attempts and four touchdowns. Nelson Brown rushed for 140 yards on 20 carries averaging seven yards per carry. T.J. Smith caught five passes for 95 yards and one score. Kyle Duggar led the Bears defense with seven tackles followed by Max Boyd who recorded four tackles, a sack and two tackle-for-loss.

Penalties plagued both teams in the contest. Mars Hill had 18 penalties for 159 yards while the Bears suffered 13 penalties for 166 yards.

Salmon found Kedar Bryant on a 19-yard touchdown strike with 7:35 left in the first quarter to give the Lions a 7-0 lead. On Mars Hill's next possession, the Lions were pinned down to their own five yardline after a 41-yard punt by Hayden Burgiel. Two plays later, the Bears defense caught Prescott in the endzone for a safety and L-R cut the lead to 7-2 with 3:03 left in the first period.

The Bears took the lead with 8:33 left in the second quarter after Kellar found Smith on a 35-yard touchdown strike. Exactly one minute later, Salmon threw a 70-yard pass to Taylor to give the Lions a 14-9 lead with 7:33 on the clock. Kellar and Brown connected on a 19-yard scoring pass play with 5:35 left in the half to put the Bears back on top, 16-14. A 21-yard field goal by Tyler Stewart sent the teams into the locker rooms with the Lions holding a 17-16 advantage at the intermission.

The third quarter belonged to the Lions. Mars Hill outscored the Bears 20-6 in the third stanza to seal the win. Rucker hauled in a 67-yard pass from Salmon with 9:33 left in the third frame to extend the Lions' lead to 24-16. Sam Carmargo caught a 14-yard pass from Kellar at the 5:37 mark to bring the Bears within two points (24-22) of the Lions after a failed PAT pass by Kellar. That was as close as L-R would get down the stretch. Taylor scored on a 48-yard end around rush with 1:46 left in the third period to make the score 31-22. Taylor then hit Rucker on a 44-yard pass with nine seconds left in the third quarter to put the Lions up 37-22, after the Lions' PAT kick missed wide right. Kellar hit Carmargo with 12:33 on the clock in the final period on a seven yard touchdown pass with 12:33 left in the final quarter. After a failed PAT pass by the Bears, MHU maintained a 37-28 lead. That ended the scoring for the Bears. Prescott added an impressive 17-yard touchdown rush with 9:55 left in regulation to end the scoring in the contest and make the final tally, 43-28 in favor of the hosts after MHU missed another PAT kick attempt.

Mars Hill will play at SAC rival Catawba next Saturday, September 23. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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ALLEN and NEWSOME LEAD WCU in 42-27 ROAD win at GWU

Team 1 2 3 4 F
Western Carolina (2-1)  7 14 14 7 42
Gardner-Webb (0-3 )  0 13 0 14 27
9/16/2017 Boiling Springs, NC Ernest W. Spangler Start: 6:05 PM End: 8:45 Attendance: 6152 81 Clear, warm

Scoring Summary
First Quarter WCU GAWB
WCU 10:38 TD Connell Young 17yd PASS (Will Horton KICK) 7 0
Second Quarter WCU GAWB
GAWB 13:13 FG SCHUMACHER, P. 29yd 7 3
WCU 5:40 TD Detrez Newsome 7yd RUSH (Will Horton KICK) 14 3
GAWB 1:15 TD MAXWELL, T. 34yd RUSH (SCHUMACHER, P. KICK) 14 10
WCU :36 TD Detrez Newsome 84yd RUSH (Will Horton KICK) 21 10
GAWB :00 FG SCHUMACHER, P. 44yd 21 13
Third Quarter WCU GAWB
WCU 7:25 TD Steffon Hill 39yd PASS (Will Horton KICK) 28 13
WCU 3:24 TD T. Robinson 9yd PASS (Will Horton KICK) 35 13
Fourth Quarter WCU GAWB
GAWB 13:40 TD BLACKMON, J. 2yd RUSH (SCHUMACHER, P. KICK) 35 20
WCU 1:25 TD Corey Holloway 1yd RUSH (Will Horton KICK) 42 20
GAWB :04 TD ROLLINS, B. 35yd PASS (SCHUMACHER, P. KICK) 42 27

Quick Stats
Team Totals WCU GAWB
First Downs 17 22
Rushing 7 15
Passing 7 7
Penalty 3 0
Net Yards Rushing 211 229
Rushing Attempts 34 45
Average Per Rush 6.2 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns 3 2
Yards Gained Rushing 250 263
Yards Lost Rushing 39 34
Longest Rush 84 34
Net Yards Passing 224 139
Completions - Attempts - Int 14 - 23 - 1 14 - 29 - 1
Average Per Attempt 9.7 4.8
Average Per Completion 16.0 9.9
Passing Touchdowns 3 1
Longest Pass 41 35
Total Offense Yards 435 368
Total Offense Plays 57 74
Average Gain Per Play 7.6 5.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost 1 - 0 0 - 0
Penalties: Number-Yards 5 - 37 7 - 45
Punts - Yards 4 - 152 6 - 210
Average Yards Per Punt 38.0 35.0
Net Yards Per Punt 38 35
Inside 20 3 3
50+ Yards 1 1
Touchbacks 0 0
Fair Catch 1 2
Longest Punt 54 56
Blocked Punts 0 0
Kickoffs - Yards 7 - 395 5 - 300
Average Yards Per Kickoff 56.42857142857143 60
Net Yards Per Kickoff 37.285714285714285 42.2
Touchbacks 0 1
Out of Bounds 0 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  0-0-0 0-0-0
Average Per Return 0.0 0.0
Kick returns: Number-Yards-TD  3-69-0 7-134-0
Average Per Return 23.0 19.1
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD  1-29-0 1-29-0
Average Per Return 29.0 29.0
Fumbles: Number-Yards-TD  0-0-0 0-0-0
Average Per Return 0.0 0.0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 26:24 33:32
1st Quarter 05:14 09:46
2nd Quarter 06:41 08:19
3rd Quarter 06:04 08:56
4th Quarter 08:25 06:31
Third-Down Conversions 7 of 11 (0.636)  6 of 16 (0.375)  
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 (0.000)  2 of 3 (0.667)  
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 2-2
Rushing Touchdowns 2 1
Passing Touchdowns 2 0
Field Goals 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Turnovers on Downs 0 0
Total Points 28 10
Sacks By: Number-Yards  3-23 2-20
PAT Kicks 6-6 (1.000)  3-3 (1.000)  
Two-point Conversions 0-0 (0.000)  0-0 (0.000)  
Overall PAT Percentage 1.000 1.000
Field Goals 0-0 (0)  2-2 (1.000)  
Longest Field Goal 0 44
Blocked By 0 0

Individual Stat Leaders
Passing Comp/Att Yds TDs INT Long Sacked/Yds
Western Carolina
12 - Tyrie Adams 14 / 23 224 3 1 41 2 / 20
Gardner-Webb
12 - MAXWELL, T. 14 / 29 139 1 1 35 3 / 23
Rushing Yards/Att (Avg.) Gain/Loss TDs Long
Western Carolina
21 - Detrez Newsome 146 / 16 (9.1)  157 / 11 2 84
12 - Tyrie Adams 37 / 10 (3.7)  57 / 20 0 19
2 - Connell Young 18 / 2 (9.0)  18 / 0 0 13
Gardner-Webb
12 - MAXWELL, T. 111 / 16 (6.9)  140 / 29 1 34
21 - BERNARD, K. 41 / 7 (5.9)  41 / 0 0 14
18 - BLACKMON, J. 38 / 10 (3.8)  42 / 4 1 13
Receiving Yards/Rec (Avg.) TDs Long
Western Carolina
5 - Terryon Robinson 102 / 5 (20.4)  1 41
1 - Steffon Hill 90 / 4 (22.5)  1 39
Gardner-Webb
15 - ROLLINS, B. 40 / 2 (20.0)  1 35
81 - COLLINS, B. 35 / 2 (17.5)  0 18

Boiling Springs, N.C. - Running back Detrez Newsome scored two touchdowns, rushing for 146 yards to go over 3,000 for his career as Western Carolina used a strong offensive effort and timely defense to down Gardner-Webb, 42-27, Saturday night at Spangler Stadium.

The Catamounts (2-1), who came in as the FCS leader in total offense, averaging 630 yards per game, finished with 435 against the Runnin' Bulldogs (1-2). Western Carolina also snapped a seven-game road losing streak, recording its first victory away from home since the season finale of 2015.

Newsome, who finished with 217 all-purpose yards in the win, posted scoring runs of 84 and seven yards, extending his school record for total touchdowns to 42 - 33 of which have come on the ground - while posting his 13th career 100-yard rushing game.

Quarterback Tyrie Adams was 14-of-23 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns and an interception, adding 37 rushing yards. Adams spread the ball around to four different players with redshirt senior Terryon Robinson posting a game-high 102 yards receiving and a score. Classmate Steffon Hill just missed the century mark with four catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, while Connell Young also caught four passes for 30 yards, breaking a would-be tackle at the goal line for a receiving score.

With the Catamounts ahead 14-3, Tyrell Maxwell ran 34 yards in the second quarter for Gardner-Webb's first touchdown of the season, but Newsome responded on the ensuing possession with his 84-yard score to swing momentum back. WCU led 21-13 at halftime.

Adams threw touchdown passes of 39 and 9 yards in the third quarter for a 35-13 lead. Gardner-Webb got within 35-20 but Maxwell was intercepted by Marvin Tillman - his second of the year - and led to Corey Holloway's short TD run for a 42-20 bulge with under six minutes left. WCU's defense has five picks through the first three games - just one shy of its 2016 total.

Defensively for the Catamounts, safety JerMichael White paced the squad with a career-high 12 tackles including seven solo stops, adding a pass break-up, while linebacker Daniel Riddle finished with 10 tackles with one for loss coming on a sack. Defensive back Tra Hardy and linebacker Tahjai Watt both finished with six tackles including a team-high two tackles for loss as the Catamounts finished with 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage with three sacks.

Freshman placekicker Will Horton connected on six of his PAT attempts while redshirt junior Ian Berryman handled most of the kickoff duties in addition to punting.

Western Carolina (2-1) returns home next Saturday to open Southern Conference play as the Catamounts host preseason Player of the Year, quarterback Devlin Hodges, and the Samford Bulldogs (2-1) on Family Weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 pm and will air both on the Catamount Sports Network and ESPN3.

Defense Tkl TFL/Yds Sack/Yds brup qbh Int/Yds
Western Carolina
22 - JerMichael White 12 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 0 0 / 0
58 - Daniel Riddle 10 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 0 0 / 0
43 - Kendall White 9 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 0 0 / 0
8 - Tra Hardy 6 2 / 11 1 / 8 0 0 0 / 0
29 - Marvin Tillman 8 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 0 1 / 29
Gardner-Webb
51 - DUNBAR, K. 9 3 / 22 2 / 20 0 1 0 / 0
46 - PEGUES, J. 8 0.5 / 3 0 / 0 0 0 0 / 0
39 - HORNE, C. 6 1 / 3 0 / 0 0 0 0 / 0
20 - MINES, D. 5 1 / 4 0 / 0 0 0 0 / 0
6 - ADAMS, T. 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 1 / 29

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LARRY BROWN SPORTS " 0OPS comment by ESPN LEVY

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; ESPN Sportcenter announcer/analyst Steve Levy during Monday Night Football between the Arizona Cardinals game against the New York Jets at University of Phoenix Stadium. ESPN announcer Steve Levy did not have his best moment on Saturday night.

Levy, a host turned play-by-play announcer, was on the call for the Clemson-Auburn game Saturday. Clemson QB Kelly Bryant went down with a potential injury in the second quarter, though he returned on the team’s next drive to lead Clemson to a touchdown.

Levy, reflecting on Bryant’s return from what initially appeared to be a serious injury, said the QB was “Deondre Francoising [Bryant],” which was his way of saying he was writing Bryant off for the season with an injury. Francois was declared out for the season after suffering a knee injury in FSU’s loss to Alabama.

There was no reason to refer to Francois in that context. Unsurprisingly, many fans didn’t appreciate the comment from Levy.

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DUKE Football Wins

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Brittain Brown rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in his college debut, Daniel Jones accounted for three scores and Duke opened the season by routing North Carolina Central 60-7 on Saturday night.

Shaun Wilson also had a short TD run and Bryon Fields Jr. returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in the highest-scoring performance by a David Cutcliffe-coached team.

“We didn’t really face or suffer any first-game concerns or sideline issues or looking like we weren’t lined up correctly,” Cutcliffe said. “It gives you a chance to take this film and get better. We’re not correcting things that ... shouldn’t even be correctable at this stage.”

The Blue Devils led 40-0 midway through the second quarter, scored on their first seven drives, held a 524-158 advantage in total yards and claimed their sixth lopsided victory in six meetings of this FBS-vs.-FCS crosstown series.

Jones finished 19 of 25 for 213 yards with a 54-yard TD pass to Aaron Young, a 24-yarder to Johnathan Lloyd and a 4-yard scoring run.

Wilson and Fields scored for the Blue Devils on consecutive snaps. Wilson capped Duke’s opening drive with his 1-yard score, and on the first play of the Eagles’ drive that followed, Fields jumped in front of Micah Zanders’ pass and returned it for his third career touchdown to make it 14-0.

Isaiah Totten had an 81-yard touchdown run for the Eagles after they fell behind by 40.

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WCU Football NEW Uniforms they will wear in 2017 HOME opener on September 9th vs Davidson College in Cullowhee

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SEST - SHORT TRACK NEWS

All  Photos other than Carolinasportsnut.com provided by SEST Official Photographer KEITH Anderson . All Rights Reserved by SOUTHEAST Super Truck Series - Carolinasportsnut.com

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Kingsport (TN) Speedway - Press Release: 9/8/17

Wayne Hale of Bluff City, Tenn., captured his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature win of the season Friday at Kingsport Speedway.

Derek Lane of Kingsport, Tennessee, recorded his first-ever NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature win Friday at Kingsport Speedway.

Wayne Hale (No. 19) noses former Roush Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie-of-the-Year Danny O'Quinn Jr. (No. 96) out for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car victory by about one-foot in the first of two twin 35-lap features Friday at Kingsport Speedway.

Photos courtesy of official Kingsport Speedway photographer Randall Perry.

 

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series ‘Championship Night’ wraps up season at Kingsport Speedway

By Robert Walden
Kingsport Speedway - Media/Public Relations

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2017) — The 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing season at Kingsport Speedway began on a sunny Saturday afternoon back in March, and concluded Friday with Championship Night presented by Richmond Gear and Toyota of Kingsport.

While the temperature was unseasonably chilly in the Model City with everyone in attendance bundled up trying to stay warm, the racing action was heated at “The Concrete Jungle” as both Wayne Hale of Bluff City and Derek Lane of Kingsport became first-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature race winners this season.

All Kres VanDyke had to do was take the green flag in the first race and that would secure his second Late Model Stock Car track championship, but he looked to close the season out by trying to add another victory to his total of nine wins and reach double figures.

In the first of two twin 35-lap features, VanDyke jumped out to the lead at the start over Nik Williams, Hale, former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Danny O’Quinn Jr. and Joey Trent. Hale quickly got around Williams for second just a couple of laps in, while a little further back Trent was trying to maintain his position and hold Robbie Ferguson off.

Ferguson moved to inside of Trent racing into the first turn on lap 5, and over the next three circuits they raced side-by-side before Ferguson took the fifth spot. Racing up off (turn) two on lap 9, O’Quinn passed Williams to move into third in the running order. The event’s first caution waved on lap 10, when Bruce Blessing’s engine went up in smoke and dumped fluid on the track.

Off the ensuing double-file restart, VanDyke powered back out into the lead over O’Quinn and Hale, with Williams and Ferguson trailing. With VanDyke riding out front seemingly in command, his car suddenly slowed midway down the backstretch on lap 25 with transmission issues and the field sped past him as he made his way around to the pit opening at exit of the fourth turn.

O’Quinn moved into the lead over Hale, Ferguson, Williams and Trent. But first misfortune for Williams when he slowed and entered the pits on lap 25, and just five circuits later Ferguson spun with a flat tire to bring the caution out.

The stage was set for a five-lap shootout for the win, and what unfolded was an all-time classic finish between O’Quinn and Hale. With O’Quinn taking the white flag, racing into the first turn Hale drove in to the inside.

Battling side-by-side down the backstretch into the third turn, it was anyone’s guess who would gain the advantage accelerating off the fourth turn back to the stripe. In a photo finish Hale barely edged O’Quinn out for the win by one-foot (margin of victory 0.019 seconds), with Austin Peters, Derek Lane and Trent rounding out the top five.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Allen Hawkins, Sawyer Frady, Darrin Silver, Billy Light and Ferguson.

In the second 35-lapper, Frady (who had NASCAR Cup Series legend Dave Marcis in his pits) grabbed the early lead over Hawkins and Lane. Lane passed Hawkins for second on lap 5 and closed right in behind Frady, while Hawkins was feeling pressure from several drivers including Trent, Hale, O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke.

Lane moved past Frady to take the lead on lap 8 and, with the door open the line of Trent, Hale, O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke all dropped both Frady and Hawkins back in the running order.

O’Quinn moved around both Hale and Trent working lap 10 to settle into the second spot behind leader Lane, with Ferguson and Williams also advancing past Hale and Trent soon after. With the race reaching lap 20, Lane was showing the way out front over O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams, Hale and VanDyke.

But just as in the first race, transmission trouble once again sidelined VanDyke on lap 25 as he slowed and entered the pits. The top four of Lane, O’Quinn, Ferguson and Williams were running nose-to-tail, with Hale about six car lengths behind.

With the flagman showing five fingers to the field for five laps remaining, would Lane be able to maintain his position leading the race? Indeed he would, as he hit his marks and never missed a beat en route to capturing his first-ever NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car feature win over O’Quinn, Ferguson, Williams and Hale.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Trent, Frady, Peters, Silver and Hawkins.

While it looked like the Modified Street feature winner’s trophy would be going back across the mountain to North Carolina with either Jason Leatherwood or Alan Rich, the duo tangled while battling for the lead on the white flag lap in turn four and wrecked. Trey Lane of Kingsport had a clear view of the incident and he capitalized on the situation to capture his first-ever victory over Rusty Clendenin, Jared Broadbent, Paul Shull and Royce Peters. The night proved to be special for Lane, as his older brother Derek also visited victory lane in the second Late Model Stock Car feature. … Peters, who recording a division-leading six victories this season, captured the Modified Street championship over Broadbent, Shull, Kevin Wolfe and Clendenin.

Keith Helton of Piney Flats recorded his third straight “Toyota of Kingsport” Pure 4 win, but the real story was how the divisional championship played out. Kenny Absher of Kingsport scored the apparent race win over Helton, Billy Byington, Jason Ketron and Billy Ketron. But when Absher, his teammate Byington and the Ketron brothers refused to go through post-race technical inspection, they were disqualified and thus the victory went to Helton over Larry Stapleton, Michael Nelson, Bucky Smith and Chris Stine. … However, Absher still captured the Pure 4 championship over Billy Ketron, Kevin Darnell, William Hale and Jason Ketron.

Kevin Canter of Abingdon, Virginia, successfully defended his Mod 4 championship in style as he captured his division-leading seventh feature win this season over Joshua Gobble, David Brown, Kirby Gobble and Billy Duty. … Canter won the title over Duty, Chris Amburgey, Hershell Robinette and Jessie Amburgey.

Jamie Meadows sped to an apparent Pure Street feature win over Doug Austin and Peter Alley. But when the trio refused to go through post-race technical inspection they were disqualified and it shook up more than just the final race results. Jay Swecker of Kingsport inherited the victory over Jason Herron, Dustin Smith, Bobby Durbin and Bobby Talbert. Austin and Swecker entered the night tied for the points lead, but with Austin’s disqualification and Swecker getting the win, he also captured the Pure Street championship.

KINGSPORT SPEEDWAY – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT PRESENTED BY RICHMOND GEAR & TOYOTA OF KINGSPORT

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES - LATE MODEL STOCK CAR (Race #1 - 35 laps)

1. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

2. Danny O’Quinn Jr. #96-Abingdon, VA
3. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

4. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

5. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

6. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

7. Sawyer Frady #99-Mills River, NC

8. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

9. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

10. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

11. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

12. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA

13. Steven Deskins #12-Sevierville, TN

14. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

15. Bruce Blessing #00-Gate City, VA


NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES - LATE MODEL STOCK CAR (Race #2 - 35 laps)

1. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

2. Danny O’Quinn Jr. #96-Abingdon, VA

3. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

4. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

5. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

6. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

7. Sawyer Frady #99-Mills River, NC

8. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

9. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

10. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

11. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

12. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

13. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA

14. Steven Deskins #12-Sevierville, TN

Did Not Start: Bruce Blessing #00-Gate City, VA

MODIFIED STREET (30 laps)

1. Trey Lane #40

2. Rusty Clendenin #40c

3. Jared Broadbent #74

4. Paul Shull #48

5. Royce Peters #42

6. Scott Franklin #7

7. Rick Utsman #12

8. Kevin Wolfe #17

9. Bruce Crumbley #33

10. Dustin Dowell #89

11. Jason Leatherwood #29

12. Alan Rich #03

13. Sam Hurd #44

“TOYOTA OF KINGSPORT” PURE 4 (30 laps)
 
1. Keith Helton #74

2. Larry Stapleton #15

3. Michael Nelson #17

4. Bucky Smith #99

5. Chris Stine #10

6. Craig Phelps #00

7. Kevin Darnell #4

8. Jimmy Thomas #14

9. Paul Stanley #40

10. Jason Francis #6

11. Levi Cox #1

12. Josh Collins #77

13. Richard Quillen #13

14. William Hale #47

15. Mitch Gibson #94

16. Michael Blair #84

17. Alexcia Ray #99

Disqualified: Kenny Absher #11, Billy Byington #11w, Jason Ketron #28, Billy Ketron #26

MOD 4 (30 laps)

 
1. Kevin Canter #3

2. Joshua Gobble #77

3. David Brown #13

4. Kirby Gobble #57

5. Billy Duty #1

6. Chris Amburgey #17

7. Darrell Whitehead #43

8. Jessie Amburgey #7

9. Hershell Robinette #9

10. Brad Ball #88

PURE STREET (25 laps)

 
1. Jay Swecker #77

2. Jason Herron #22

3. Dustin Smith #5

4. Bobby Durbin #2

5. Bobby Talbert #67

6. Anitra Little #31

7. Virgil Young #13

Disqualified: Jamie Meadows #11, Doug Austin #18, Peter Alley #7

Did Not Start: Ryan Hyatt #24

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OCTOBER 14th TRI COUNTY Speedway

Saturday night October 14 at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, NC, will be another big night for our Mini-Cups. They will be battling it out for 50 laps and a big pay check. Spread the word out to other drivers. You can refer to our website for complete list of rules www.southeasttrucks.net

50 Lap race: 25 Laps - then 5 minute break - then 25 more Laps

Purse will be: $350.00 to win...
2nd - 250.00
3rd - 125.00
4th - 75.00
5th - 50.00
6th - 35.00
7th - 35.00
8th - 35.00
on so on...this purse is based on an eight or better car count.

 

Top 3 cars will be teched and further if need be - please refer to the rules on southeasttrucks.net.

Also; we will be looking at the following and more if need be:
Head
Carb
Weight

(All Photos provided by the SEST Series Photographer Keith Anderson)

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John Tweed of Greeneville led flag-to-flag en route to capturing his first-ever Steel Head Late Model feature win Saturday at Volunteer Speedway. Tweed is President and CEO of Landair Transportation headquartered in Greeneville, but when the weekend rolls around he enjoys getting behind the wheel of a dirt late model at “The Gap.”

John Tweed (No. 5) and Mike Weeks (No. K37) battle for the lead during the Steel Head Late Model feature Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

Tim Byrd of Jonesborough recorded his first Crate Late Model feature win of the season Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

Chris Rickett of Morristown captured his division-leading sixth Modified Street feature win Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

On-track Fan Appreciation Night photos.

Tweed, Byrd, Sise, Rickett, Adams, Keck capture Volunteer Speedway ‘Fan Appreciation Night’

By Robert Walden
Volunteer Speedway Media/Public Relations

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — With Volunteer Speedway offering $5 grandstand admission Saturday for the always popular Fan Appreciation Night, the largest weekly crowd of the season enjoyed an action-packed six division racing program with a total car count of 115 gathered in the pits.

 

John Tweed of Greeneville captured the Steel Head Late Model victory, while Tim Byrd of Jonesborough recorded the Crate Late Model win. Zach Sise of Knoxville took the Sportsman Late Model victory, with Chris Rickett of Morristown getting the Modified Street win. Don Adams of London, Kentucky, captured the Open Wheel Modified win, with Eli Keck of Corryton recording the Classic victory.

 

Chase King was fastest in Steel Head Late Model qualifying at 13.477 seconds, with Greg Estes second quickest on the clock to nail down the outside front row starting berth for the 30-lap feature. Following two flawed attempts to begin the race by King and Estes, the second row of Bobby Mays and John Tweed were moved up a row to let them try getting the field up to speed.

 

During the week Tweed serves as President and CEO of Landair Transportation headquartered in Greeneville, but when the weekend rolls around he enjoys getting behind the wheel of a dirt late model at “The Gap.”

 

On the start Tweed powered into the lead over Estes, Eddie King Jr., Mays and Mike Weeks. Outside the top five Chase King, Layne Clifton, John Llewellyn, Jody Horton, Michael Smith, Josh Henry and Jason Cardwell were jockeying for position.

 

With Tweed in command out front leading, running positions were being exchanged between King Jr. and Weeks, with Weeks moving into second and setting his sights ahead on Tweed. Mays got around King Jr. for the third spot on lap 17 racing off the second turn down the backstretch and he quickly closed in behind Weeks.

 

Tweed was feeling pressure from Weeks, but he remained calm and hit his marks lap-after-lap to maintain his advantage at leading the race. A late caution on lap 28 set the stage for a classic shootout for the win, when Llewellyn slowed exiting the fourth turn onto the front straightaway.

Tweed smashed the loud pedal to rocket out ahead over Weeks and Mays on his way to capturing his first-ever Steel Head Late Model victory, and on the white flag lap racing off the fourth turn to the flag stand Mays shot to the inside of Weeks to barely nose him out for an apparent second-place finish. But it proved to be disappointment for Mays when crossing the scales post-race and his car weighed 10 pounds light and was disqualified.

Tweed got the win over Weeks, King Jr., Estes and Chase King.

 

Tim Byrd jumped out into the lead at start of the 30-lap Crate Late Model feature over Josh Henry, Tim Maupin, Ross White and Danny Yoder. The event’s first caution waved on lap 3 when Preston Whitehead spun in the fourth turn.

 

On the ensuing restart, with Byrd flexing his muscles to show the way out front, Maupin’s night ended prematurely with a broken rear axle sending him into the pits. Byrd owns three Crate Late Model championships (2013, 2015 and 2016) at Volunteer Speedway, but the current campaign has not produced results he’s accustomed to.

But Byrd finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together to capture his first win of the season by leading flag-to-flag, with White, Rusty Ballenger, Henry and Mack McCarter rounding out the top five finishers.

 

Zach Sise scored his first-ever win at “The Gap” last month and starting the 20-lap Sportsman Late Model feature from the front row he was looking to take another trophy home. Pole-sitter Matt Tharp and Sise led the stellar 25-car field to green and it was Sise grabbing the lead over Tharp, while Jed Emert, Brad Seagle, Chris Coffey, Andy Ogle, Kevin Lewis, Rex Coffey, Heath Alvey and Warren McMahan battled for real estate behind the front-running duo.

With Sise showing the way out front, Tharp was riding on his back bumper and on occasion sticking his nose underneath the leader in the corners, hoping young Sise would make a mistake. But the 17-year-old Sise clicked off flawless laps en route to recording his second feature win on the season over Tharp, Seagle, Emert and Ogle.

 

Austin Atkins jumped out to the lead at start of the 20-lap Modified Street feature over Chris Rickett, Kurt Owens, Brad Davis and Jeffrey Melton, setting the pace out front for the first eight laps, Atkins tangled with a slower car while working lapped traffic between turns one and two and came to a stop high in the banking to bring the caution out.

 

Back under green Rickett led Owens and Davis, while behind them battles for position involved Melton, Shannon Emery, Wayne Rader, Parker Estes, Nick Presley, Jon Cook and Blake Kelley. Tough luck for both Davis and Melton with the laps winding down, as Davis spun while negotiating lapped cars between turns three and four on lap 16, and Melton was spun between turns one and two and had to be towed into the pits with apparent rear-end issues.

But there would be no denying Rickett from capturing his division-leading seventh win of the season over Owens, Emery, Rader and Estes.

 

Shon Flanary set fast-time over a strong 17-car Open Wheel Modified field in qualifying at 14.751 seconds, but it was Don Adams powering into lead at the start. While Flanary kept pace with Adams in the early going, he was eventually passed for the runner-up position by Chase King. Adams was chased to the checkered flag by King, Flanary, Brad Hall and Jeff Hamby.

 

Eli Keck captured his second Classic victory on the season over Chris Worsham, Jesse Hickman, Tony Trent and Chris Nix.

 

VOLUNTEER SPEEDWAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 – FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

 

STEEL HEAD LATE MODEL (30 laps)

 

1. John Tweed #5

2. Mike Weeks #K37

3. Eddie King Jr. #39

4. Greg Estes #31

5. Chase King #44

6. Michael Smith #4

7. Josh Henry #70

8. Jody Horton #56J

9. Jason Cardwell #07

10. Layne Clifton #23

11. Ellery Leake #34

12. Gary Crittenden #18

13. John Llewellyn #2

14. Mitchell Childress #71

15. Dale Reed #52

16. Trevor Sise #73

17. Kevin Jackson Jr. #20

 

Did Not Pass Post-Race Technical Inspection (Light At Scales): Bobby Mays #25

 

Did Not Start: Brandon Tipton #4

 

CRATE LATE MODEL (30 laps)

 

1. Tim Byrd #24

2. Ross White #0

3. Rusty Ballenger #29

4. Josh Henry #B00

5. Mack McCarter #51

6. Gary Crittenden #18

7. Drew Kennedy #K37

8. Brad Hall #52

9. Chris Chandler #88

10. Jordon Horton #56J

11. Kenny Ford #61

12. Taran Hurst #22

13. Michael Jenkins #31

14. Danny Yoder #2

15. Preston Whitehead #81

16. Tim Maupin #3

17. Josh Fields #11

18. John Llewellyn #2

Did Not Start: Chuck McMurray #00, Wesley Johnson #16

 

SPORTSMAN LATE MODEL (20 laps)

 

1. Zach Sise #9

2. Matt Tharp #43

3. Brad Seagle #31

4. Jed Emert #98

5. Andy Ogle #68

6. Rex Coffey #2

7. Heath Alvey #7

8. Chris Coffey #97

9. Warren McMahan #33

10. Brandon Miller #89

11. Kevin Lewis #K15

12. Tyler Smith #32

13. Floyd Self #3

14. Grant Corum #49

15. Ray Jarnagin #773

16. Adam Mitchell #50

17. Nicholas Shelton #9

18. David Bullington #20

19. Richard Adkins #73

20. Tyler Pearson #00

21. Kyle Manis #25K

22. Cory Summers #18

23. Chris Long #75

24. Justin Talley #23

25. Tony Jones #25

 

Did Not Start: Michael Boyd #3

 

MODIFIED STREET (20 laps)

 

1. Chris Rickett #36

2. Kurt Owens #14

3. Shannon Emery #M2

4. Wayne Rader #01

5. Parker Estes #31

6. Nick Presley #69

7. Blake Kelley #K5

8. Jon Cook #0z

9. Kaleb Trent #3

10. Chris Brady #77

11. Brad Davis #88

12. Mike Williams #119

13. Shawn Henry #C5

14. Logan Cobb #4

15. Jeffrey Melton #4M

16. Sam Ferguson #1

17. Tony Reed #17

18. Charles Bates #27

19. Chris Hickman #9

20. Tracy Wolfe #11

21. Landon Steele #18

22. R.J. Mayes #6M

23. Austin Atkins #14

24. Brandon Johnson #J5

 

OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED (20 laps)

 

1. Don Adams #90

2. Chase King #7

3. Shon Flanary #98

4. Brad Hall #47

5. Jeff Hamby #15

6. Joey Cotterman #29C

7. Wayne James #4

8. Jody Puckett #J3

9. Greg Brown #313

10. Tyler James #J4

11. Jamie Mosley #11

12. Jeff Akard #00

13. Don Scalf #77

14. Dustin Diden #112

15. Dustin Duncan #21

16. Coty Adams #2

 

Did Not Start: Terry James #J1

 

CLASSIC (20 laps)

 

1. Eli Keck #8

2. Chris Worsham #78

3. Jesse Hickman #69

4. Tony Trent #501

5. Chris Nix #77

6. Shaun Sise #59

7. Richie Overholser #18

8. Russell Hefty #0
9. Lee Merritt #14

 

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Volunteer Speedway (Recording Only): 423 235-5020 www.VolunteerSpeedway.com
Volunteer Speedway (General Manager): 865-257-7223
Joe Byrd (Tech Official): 865-776-1798

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Ferguson, McCarty split NASCAR Late Model twins at Kingsport Speedway

By Robert Walden
Kingsport Speedway - Media/Public Relations

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Aug. 25, 2017) — With the 2017 racing season winding down at Kingsport Speedway and schools around the region back in session, “The Concrete Jungle” hosted Back to School Night at the Races presented by Precision Electrical Company, Select Seven Credit Union, along with K&N Performance Parts.

Veteran Robbie Ferguson of Jonesborough and two-time defending track champion Ronnie McCarty of Kingsport each captured crowd-pleasing NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car victories. Both Ferguson and McCarty each had one win on the season, and they also each had several top-five finishes. But neither had visited victory lane since back at beginning of the season over the first two races.

Current point leader and nine-time winner this season Kres VanDyke set fast-time at 15.125 seconds in qualifying to earn pole position, with McCarty second quickest at 15.132.

McCarty jumped out to the lead at start of the first 35-lap LMSC race over VanDyke and Nik Williams. While the lead trio began to put some distance between themselves and their closest challengers as the race reached the halfway distance, it was a good four-car battle for position among Wayne Hale, Austin Peters, Joey Trent and Ferguson back behind them.

 

With the race running clean-and-green and the laps winding down, McCarty was feeling pressure from VanDyke for the lead. Lap-after-lap VanDyke was glued to McCarty’s back bumper racing off the corners down the straightaway, and tried sticking his nose underneath racing up off the turns.

Racing down the backstretch into the third turn on lap 28, VanDyke made contact with McCarty between turns three and four which resulted in the leader spinning and also getting into McCarty was Williams to bring the caution out. Both McCarty and VanDyke restarted from the rear of the field, while Williams remained in the pits.

 

Going back green proved disastrous for Trent as his engine went up in smoke dumping oil down the front straightaway and around turns one and two, which produced a lengthy red-flag situation to allow track crew to clean the liquid up.

Hale and Peters were on the front row for the double-file restart, with Hale winning the drag race into the first turn to move ahead over Peters and Ferguson. Ferguson quickly disposed of Peters to move into second behind Hale, and on lap 32 racing off the fourth turn Ferguson drove the Dalton Direct Carpets/Quality Heat & Aire/Hedgecock (Race Cars) Racing Enterprises/RW Race Engines/No. 40 Ford Fusion, past Hale for the lead and recorded his second win of the season over VanDyke, who barely nosed out Hale for the runner-up spot. Finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, were McCarty and Peters.

“Just an awesome run for our team and it’s a great deal to finally get back here in victory lane,” said the 56-year-old Ferguson after climbing from his car and sitting on the roof waving the checkered flag to cheers from the crowd. “I want to thank my car owner Ken Daffron who owns Dalton Direct Carpets for allowing me the opportunity to drive such a good hot rod, along with sponsor Sonny Brown who owns Quality Heat and Aire for his support.

“My old crew chief from back many years ago, Larry Collins, has recently started helping us and we’ve really got our car working exceptionally well. I’m fortunate to have Larry along with Mark Williams, Jeff Herron and Jason Herron in the pits because they all are very knowledgeable about preparing a race car.”

The top eight finishers from the first race were inverted for the second 35-lapper, placing Billy Light and Darin Silver on the front row. Before one lap was complete, Silver spun in the fourth turn following contact from behind to bring the caution out. But that would prove to be the only yellow period during the finale.

Finally under green, Peters grabbed the lead over Light, McCarty, Ferguson and Williams. Light quickly began dropping backward as he was quickly overtaken by McCarty, Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke.

McCarty got to the inside of Peters on lap 6 between turns three and four to take the lead, which also opened the door for Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke to also get past him as he was trapped on the high-side.

With the race reaching the halfway distance the top four cars were running nose-to-tail around the .375-mile banked concrete oval. McCarty, driving a car with significant front-end damage (minus nosepiece, hood and both front fenders) following his incident in the first race was the hunted with Ferguson, Williams and VanDyke chasing.

But the 30-year-old McCarty, driving the Ron’s Mobile Home Parts & Service - Kingsport/Chilli’s - Kingsport/UNDR Industries/A-Hood Bonding - Kingsport/Corner’s Nest Antique Mall - Elizabethton/Price & Ramey Insurance - Kingsport/Moon Tuxedo/Wheel Chill/Signs by Roach - Kingsport/Charlie Long Race Engines/Marlowe Racing Chassis/Performancenter Racing Warehouse/No. 5 Ford Fusion, never allowed Ferguson to get (stick) his nose underneath him racing up off the corners, hitting his marks and clicking off flawless laps en route to capturing his second win of the season over Ferguson, Williams, VanDyke and Hale.

“Even with our car minus the body pieces, we still had a really good race car tonight,” said a smiling McCarty as his car was going through post-race technical inspection. “Not having the hood, front fenders or nosepiece, it was almost like I was driving a NASCAR Modified. I really thought we were going to win the first race, but the deal with (Kres) VanDyke put an end to that. After my crew worked on the car in the pits while under caution removing the damaged pieces, we were able to get back on-track and salvage a fourth-place finish.

“Back in the pits before the finale, we had a lot to do getting the car ready for battle. We were on a mission, because we really felt like we had one (win) taken away from us in the first race. Never say quit, that’s our race team because we’re not going down without giving it our best effort. We got around Austin (Peters) there early to take the lead and I just managed to stay out front and hold (Robbie) Ferguson, (Nic) Williams and (Kres) VanDyke off to park it in victory lane. I want to thank my Dad and Mom (Ron and Gina McCarty) for all they do for me, along with my crew chief Mark Ketron, team members Kellie Hooper, Mike Loyd and Doug Finley, and great support from my fiancée Patricia Dygert.”

Alan Rich jumped out to the lead in the 30-lap Modified Street feature and appeared headed toward a visit to victory lane. Rich paced the field for the first 25 laps before tangling with the lapped car of Paul Shull between turns three and four and spinning to bring the caution out.

Both Rich and Shull restarted from rear of the field. Rich was obviously upset with Shull, and showed his displeasure by spinning Shull just a couple of laps back green flag racing which led to him being parked in the pits by track officials.

Royce Peters of Kingsport captured his sixth feature win of the season and built his points advantage over Jared Broadbent and Shull, who both finished outside the top five. With Peters getting the victory, it was an exciting three-car battle for position racing off the fourth turn behind him with Rusty Clendenin coming home in the runner-up spot, followed by Jason Leatherwood, Scott Franklin and Rick Utsman.

The usual key players week-in and week-out in the “Toyota of Kingsport” Pure 4 division once again led the way, with Keith Helton of Kingsport recording his second consecutive feature win over points leader Kenny Absher, Billy Ketron, Jason Ketron and Bucky Smith.

Kevin Canter of Abingdon, Virginia, battled with the Gobbles throughout the 30-lap Mod 4 feature before assuming control of the race around the halfway distance. Canter, defending division champion, captured his sixth win of the season over Joshua Gobble, Kirby Gobble, Hershell Robinette and Chris Amburgey.

Jay Swecker took the initial lead in the 25-lap Pure Street feature before Doug Austin of Castlewood, Virginia, moved to the point on lap 3, and once out front Austin never looked back en route to claiming his division-leading sixth victory. Austin was chased to the checkered flag by Swecker, Jason Herron, Dustin Smith and Bobby Talbert.

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NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES - LATE MODEL STOCK CAR (Race #1 - 35 laps)

1. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

2. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA
3. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

4. Ronnie McCarty #5-Kingsport, TN

5. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

6. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

7. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

8. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

9. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

10. Jamie Harrison #76-Church Hill, TN

11. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

12. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

13. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

14. Joshua Gobble #7-Abingdon, VA

15. Sam Hurd #11-Kingsport, TN

 

Did Not Start: Lee Tissott #27-Asheville, NC

NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN SERIES - LATE MODEL STOCK CAR (Race #2 - 35 laps)

 
1. Ronnie McCarty #5-Kingsport, TN

2. Robbie Ferguson #40-Jonesborough, TN

3. Nik Williams #32-Greeneville, TN

4. Kres VanDyke #15-Abingdon, VA

5. Wayne Hale #19-Bluff City, TN

6. Austin Peters #66-Kingsport, TN

7. Derek Lane #28-Kingsport, TN

8. Joey Trent #26-Gray, TN

9. Darin Silver #12-Spruce Pine, NC

10. Jamie Harrison #76-Church Hill, TN

11. Billy Light #8-Bluff City, TN

12. Rick Pannell #33-Kingsport, TN

13. Allen Hawkins #14-Kingsport, TN

14. Joshua Gobble #7-Abingdon, VA

15. Sam Hurd #11-Kingsport, TN

 

Did Not Start: Lee Tissott #27-Asheville, NC

 

MODIFIED STREET (30 laps)

 
1. Royce Peters #42

2. Rusty Clendenin #40

3. Jason Leatherwood #29

4. Scott Franklin #7

5. Rick Utsman #12

6. Trey Lane #40

7. Chris Tunnell #6

8. Bruce Crumbley #33

9. Paul Shull #48

10. Kevin Wolfe #17

11. Jared Broadbent #74

12. Alan Rich #03

13. Dennis Deese #24

14. Same Hurd #44

 

“TOYOTA OF KINGSPORT” PURE 4 (30 laps)

 
1. Keith Helton #74

2. Kenny Absher #11

3. Billy Ketron #26

4. Jason Ketron #28

5. Bucky Smith #99

6. Billy Byington #11

7. Chad Jeffers #38

8. Kevin Darnell #4

9. Jimmy Thomas #14

10. Larry Stapleton #15

11. Josh Collins #77

12. Paul Stanley #40

13. William Hale #47

14. Craig Phelps #00

15. Jason Francis #6

16. Alexcia Ray #99

17. Richard Quillen #13

18. Levi Cox #1

19. Chris Stine #10

20. Dylan Bates #6

21. Michael Blair #84

22. Brandon Sutherland #5

 

MOD 4 (30 laps)
 

1. Kevin Canter #3

2. Joshua Gobble #88

3. Kirby Gobble #77

4. Hershell Robinette #9

5. Chris Amburgey #17

6. Jerry Miller #01

7. Larry Bowens #18

8. Billy Duty #1

 

PURE STREET (25 laps)
 

1. Doug Austin #18

2. Jay Swecker #77

3. Jason Herron #22

4. Dustin Smith #5

5. Bobby Talbert #67

6. Bobby Durbin #2

7. Ryan Hyatt #24

8. Jeremy Draughn #7

9. Anitra Little #31

10. Peter Alley #7

11. Virgil Young #13

12. Chris Neeley #2
 

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SUPER K , Kenneth HEADEN UPSTATE Native won the SouthEast Super Truck Series TRUCK RACE August 19 at ANDERSON Motor Speedway. A SEST Truck Champion over the years Kenneth Headen was the Winner.

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SOUTH EAST SUPER TRUCK SERIES IS AT  HALFWAY MARK IN 2017. We caught up recently JOHN GALLMAN and JASON COCHRAN. Zoom ! Carolinasportsnut.com
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#4 Super Truck Driver WADE DAY at Lonesome Pine Speedway 7-29 :: Photo KEITH " Eagle Eye " Anderson SEST

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SEST Lonesome Pine 7-29

Southeast Super Trucks Official Results Lonesome Pine Raceway July 29, 2017 Keith Anderson SEST
 
1. 22R Kenneth Headen 
2. 4 Wade Day 
3. 13 Dakota Slagle 
4. 17 Greg Bohanon Jr 
5. 22B Duke Bare 
6. 21 Jamie Barbery 
7. 2 Ronnie Davis 
8. 5 Toby Hollifield 
9. 66 Bennie Davis 
10. 82 Lee Saunders 
11. 76 Jamie Harrison 
12. 54 Shelby Bohanon 
13. 16 Tyler Worley 
14. 99 David Messer 
15. 55 Jason Cochran 
16. 02 Don Davis

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SEST LONESOME PINE Speedway

By GERALD HARRIS SEST

The mountains in Virginia will roar to life this Saturday night as the Southeast Super Truck Series rolls into Lonesome Pine Raceway. And guess what?  It's just 5 bucks to get in. Yes, you read that right 5 BUCKS! Bring your family, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors.

The Southeast Super Truck Series is known as the "Most Awesome Show On Wheels". And that we are, every division puts on one of the best races you will ever see. The drivers in each and every series are the most competitive drivers out there, mixed with high adrenaline they won't fret to let you down.

The 2017 Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship is taking shape with more and more top notch drivers locked in both the Super Stocks and Super Trucks. In the Super Stocks there has been a different winner in every race, except one. Ashton Higgins is the only repeat winner so far this season picking up both wins the two times the series visited Tri-County Motor Speedway, John Gallman was the first winner of the year at Anderson. Derek Lane a Tennessee native won at Newport, and locked himself in the chase, Tyler Worley picked up a win at Anderson, and the most recent winner Wayne Webb two weeks ago at Newport. So all 5 drivers are locked into the Chase, along with Everett McMahan who punched his ticket by finishing in the next position.

The Super Trucks has also been a wild ride so far. Lee Tissot picked up the first win of the season at Anderson and Newport, Jason Cochran dominated at the first Tri-County Motor Speedway, Kenneth Headen captured the win at his home track Anderson, Dakota Slagle pulling off a stellar win at the second Tri-County race, and Wade Day winning the most recent race at Newport, however he was already locked in due to finishing in the next position behind Tissot's second win. And with Day winning and already locked in, the Chase invitation went to Ed Surrett.

Who will be the next driver to lock into the Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship? Come on out to Lonesome Pine Raceway this weekend and find out for yourself! The Southeast Super Truck Series Presented by Textron Off-Road and City Chevrolet will be a night to remember, not to mention the 3rd installment of the #GrippEnergyAllStarTour.

Again it's only 5 bucks, also come meet all the drivers during the on track Autograph session before the green flag falls. We hope to see you all there.

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A change starting July 15th for SEST TYLER WORLEY of Fairview NC

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John Gallman JOHN GALLMAN drives the #81 machine in the Super Stock Divison

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UPDATE and conversation with John Gallman and CHRIS Kelly.. 7-15-17 -  CLICK to listen to interview

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SEST Super Stock WINNER WAYNE WEBB / Anderson NEWPORT Speedway

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Newport Speedway 7-15-17 , WAYNE " Spider " WEBB in the #88 Super Stock machine lead from start to finish and won the S E S T , SouthEast Super Truck Series SUPER STOCK Event in Newport , Tennessee. #9 ASHTON HIGGINS stayed on his bumper but just couldn't pass Webb. Webb has won Newport Speedway Championships and over 100 wins at that fast track and after the win SEST KEITH Anderson spoke to him , sponsored by KEN WILSON FORD Canton
NC , 800 532-4631

 

CLICK to LISTEN to WEBB interview www.carolinasportsnut.com Chris Kelly - Keith Anderson and Wayne Webb Super Stock Event

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#9 HIGGINS Super Stock Divison

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SOUTHEAST Super Truck Series Featured interview , with #9 ASHTON HIGGINS talking with Chris Kelly Carolinasportsnut.com

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#9 Ashton Higgins

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#4 WADE DAY. SEST TRUCK Divison

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SEST Truck Race Winner NEWPORT Speedway 7-15

SOUTHEAST SUPER TRUCKS SERIES in Newport , Tn TRUCK RACE saw #4 WADE DAY dominated the 75 lap race before a large crowd of SEST fans at Newport Speedway. 2015-2016 Defending SEST Truck Champion Lee Tissot came in second in the #88 , and Asheville native too Ed Surrett brought the #8 truck home third. SouthEast Super Trucks were roaring in Newport , Tennessee. After the race , SEST Photographer KEITH ANDERSON subbed as Track Announcer and was part of Carolinasportsnut.com team coverage POWERED by Ken Wilson FORD 800-532-4631  ... ::::

CLICK to hear Carolinasportsnut.com and SEST Victory Lane interview with CHRIS Kelly , and KEITH Anderson talking to #4 WADE DAY the Truck Race Winner !

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Southeast Super Trucks / Southeast Super Stocks / Carolina Vintage Racers / MINI CUP 50 LAP $350. PAYOUT RACE / "PLUS Support Divisions Races!" / SEST GRIPP Energy All-Star Tour / Jeff's Auto Sales Race To The Chase for the 2017 Championship - SATURDAY 07-15-2017 @ NEWPORT SPEEDWAY "Where the ACTION on this 4/10th of a mile HIGH BANKED BULLRING Will GRIPP your Thirst for a GRIPP Energy Drink of your favorite flavor! "Are you thirsty for Action?" Then get a GRIPP ! Also Visit www.jeffsautosalesllc.com

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SouthEast Super Trucks Series

by Keith Anderson

This Saturday night the Southeast Super Truck Series invades Newport Speedway. The Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship is heating up as more and more drivers are locking into the Chase Playoffs. The Super Trucks will be battling it out for the  $3,000 Championship on top of the nice trophy and all of all of the prizes. Lee Tissot, Jason Cochran, Kenneth Headen, and Dakota Slagle all have won by winning and advanced, Wade Day locked in by being the next driver in line.

And in the Southeast Super Stocks John Gallman, Ashton Higgins, Derek Lane, Tyler Worley all advanced by winning and our most recent invitee Everette McMahan, into the Jeff's Auto Sales Chase For The Championship. Remember you don't have to have competed with us to win and lock in, Derek and Dakota both just came and won our most recent two races. So come on out and see who the next driver will be to be entered into the Chase.

Get there early, because it's round #2 of the Gripp Energy All-Star Tour. And on top of all of the other excitement, the Mini-Cups will be battling it out for 50 laps and some cold hard cash, $350 to win. This being one of their biggest races to date. It's going to be a awesome night of racing, we will sell you the whole seat, however you will only use the edge because the "Most Awesome Show On Wheels" will be one of the races you won't want to miss.

Divisions Racing are Front Wheel Drive, Carolina Vintage Racers, Mini-Cups, Southeast Super Stocks,  and Southeast Super Trucks. Gates open at 4, Qualifying starts around 5:30, On-Track Autograph session/ Fan & Driver Meet Greet at 6 and the Green Flag drops at 7.

Admission Prices:
Adults - $12
Seniors  - $8
Children Ages 6-12 - $6
5 & Under Free
Trackside - $15

We hope to see you there.

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WORLEY 7-1 WIN 2 ??

UPDATE : After a closer look and more SEST investigation , the SouthEast Super Stock Divison Officials DQ #16 TYLER Worley for non sanctioned cam under the hood in race at TRI COUNTY Speedway on 7-1-2017. So Tyler WORLEY #16 Chevrolet Racing Team still has one win here in 2017 in a tight SEST Super Stock Racing Series. Carolinasportsnut.com will look into this story more SATURDAY July 15th at NEWPORT Speedway. CK 7-7-2017

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Dakota Slagle WINS at TRI COUNTY SPEEDWAY :: Story from NESBITT Racing

Dakota Slagle was the winner last night at Tri-County Speedway with the SEST Series. Dakota would like to thank his primary sponsor Southern Sun Construction. The Nesbitt Team would like to thank Leicht Race Cars, Leicht Designs, Eugene Leicht, Alan's Jewelry & Pawn, Universal Construction, Asheville Bolt and Screw, Davis Automotive and Towing, Brisco Laser Cutting, Daytona Performance, Hendren Racing Engines and McGunegill Engine Performance,  We would also like to thank the crew  Lewis Slagle, Taylor Nesbitt, Mike Anderson, Steven Fisher, Corky Hollifield, Ronnie Davis, Mark Fisher, and our crew chief Martin Nesbitt!!  It feels great to be back in victory lane!!  Thanks to everyone for their continued support!!

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CREDIT Keith Anderson Race Story on TYLER Worley :: PHOTO Carolinasportsnut.com

Jeffrey Worley Racing and driver Tyler Worley in the #16 Southeast Super Stocks Series "were not" saying rain, rain, go away at Tri-County Motor Speedway Saturday night (7-1-17). The SESS Series race event was over half way complete when the rain came and the rain dance begun as they sung! :) The Worley racing team scored their second win for 2017 in the Jeff's Auto Sales Race to the Chase. Now the team is more excited than they can stand or swim. To top their second victory off Billy Worley and Tyler Worley both cerebrated Birthday's with the family with the gift of the winning trophy and the pay day check.
It is unfortunate at times racing see's changing weather patterns that can jeopardize a racing event, but with many safety concerns track officials have to make important decisions for teams and fans.
It surprises me to hear some people make thundering comments when rain cancels an event. I have experienced and heard of rain outs and rain delays since I was a kid for crying "rain drops" out loud. It is up to ALL you fans to encourage others to support short track racing and not make a fool out of your self complaining... Complain to God, he sends us wonderful rain to help things grow, replenish the streams and provide us with water to drink ! We enjoy the sport of racing because it's entertainment and the people that bring it to you are grateful to be a part of the sport. Why? We all work many hours, weeks and years to continue what you enjoy. Racing, it's not just a sport, for some it's a way of life ! Live with us or live without us...better yet be apart of the working racing family and get use to it! Work at being a consistent loyal fan, period! At what price would you pay for a ticket if short track racing was gone ?
Congratulations to the #16 Team ! You can take a nice  relaxing shower from the rain barrel now ! :)  
Keith H. Anderson / RACE WRITER/SEST/SESS/CVR's/MC Series Photographer
Photo TYLER WORLEY #16 CSN / Jeff Myers / Jeff Caldwell / Jerry Long Jr. "Please share with friends/family/other team members/sponsors"
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SEST MINI CAR DIVISION # 7. ANTHONY PRICE . Photo and Design by KEITH Anderson Official photographer of the SouthEast Super Trucks Series ::

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Fairview , NC TYLER WORLEY #16 in the SouthEast Super Truck Series SUPER STOCK DIVISON fought through challenges and picked up his second win of 2017 putting his Chevrolet - In Victory Lane at ANDERSON MOTORSPEEDWAY in Williamson , SC. Next RACE JULY 3rd in Kingsport , Tn.  southeastsupertrucks.net  Photos by BRIAN DODD 6-17-17

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Fairview , NC TYLER WORLEY #16 in the SouthEast Super Truck Series SUPER STOCK DIVISON fought through challenges and picked up his second win of 2017 putting his Chevrolet - In Victory Lane at ANDERSON MOTORSPEEDWAY in Williamson , SC. Next RACE JULY 3rd in Kingsport , Tn.  southeastsupertrucks.net  Photos by BRIAN DODD 6-17-17

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SEST Mini Divison  : WINNER #6 Anthony Price SUPER STOCK Divison : WINNER #28 Derrick Lane 1st Win SEST CAROLINA Vintage Series : WINNER #4 PETE Mussina " DONUT MAN " Pete's first win in the Carolina Vintage Series 6-3-17 Newport LEGENDS CARS : #9  WINNER ASHTON HIGGINS POWERED BY KEN WILSON FORD IN CANTON NORTH CAROLINA SEST TRUCKS : WINNER #27 2015=2016 SEST Champion LEE TISSOT TISSOT took the LEAD on LAP 17 and dominated rest of the race. LEE TISSOT ASHEVILLE , NC Congrats Lee !  CSN

LEE TISSOT in VICTORY LANE Newport Speedway Newport Tn LEE talks to the NEWPORT Announcer . Apologize we had no name to ID him in the race coverage package at NEWPORT Speedway.. Carolinasportsnut.com :: Carolinasportsnut@gmail.com Email :::

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NESBITT RACING #92 SEST SUPER TRUCKS SEST RONNIE CRATE TALKS '' TAYLOR '' SUBBING FOR DAD MART NESBITT SATURDAY 6-3 NEWPORT SPEEDWAY :: ALL SEST POWERED BY KEN. WILSON FORD

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NEWEST and HOTEST YOUNG RACING ASHTON HIGGINS #9 SEST SUPERSTOCK DIVISON :: ALSO PICTURED SEST TEACK ANNOUNCER RONNIE CRATE :: 6-3-2017

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DERRICK LANE #28 SUPER STOCK WINNER

College Basketball News

Double-header basketball tourney comes to U.S. Cellular Center


by Chris Womack
Thursday, September 14th 2017

 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Another big event is headed to Asheville's U.S. Cellular Center.

Four area teams will come to Asheville in December for a tip-off event called The Mountain Invitational. UNC Asheville, Western Carolina, Wofford and High Point will play a double-header on Dec. 17.

The hope is if one of these teams is selected for the NCAA Tournament in March a victory in this tournament could help their seeding.

UNCA coach Nick McDevitt said it's not just a boost for the teams on the court.

"It's going to be a nice event, particularly from an economic impact on our city and the surrounding towns and community. But I also think its good for a lot of college basketball fans in the area. I think this can be a wonderful event," McDevitt said.

Tickets to The Mountain Invitational are on sale. General admission tickets are $12.50, and courtside seats go for $33.50.

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UNC Asheville Men's Basketball Sends Care Package to Houston

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UNC Asheville men's basketball is one of many college basketball programs across the country stepping up to help the relief efforts in Houston. The Bulldogs responded after University of Houston men's basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson asked his colleagues across the country to help in the relief efforts.

A package (pictured above) is shipping out today, Coach. Our thoughts and prayers are with the city of Houston #HOUSTONSTRONG

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Thomas Listed Among Top-10 in Mid-Major College Basketball at Position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville men's basketball senior Ahmad Thomas has been ranked among the top-10 small forwards in mid-major college basketball by CBB Central.

Thomas is described by Kevin Sweeney of CBB Central as "one of my favorite players to watch in college basketball. He plays with such incredible energy and toughness, and is an elite perimeter defender. Not only that, but he has improved his offensive repertoire drastically as well to make him one of the top wings in the Big South and across the country. His improvement from the 3-pt arc a season ago was incredibly impressive and speaks to just how hard a worker Thomas is."

Listed as a guard by UNC Asheville, Thomas is one of many that Sweeney sees in mid-major college basketball that "spend significant time at multiple positions, whether it be guys on the small side who also see action at shooting guard or 'big wings' who are also deployed as small-ball 4's."

A first-team Big South All-Conference and NCAA Division I NABC District 3 selection, Thomas averaged 18.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.3 assists per game in the 2016-17 season.

The 2016-17 Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year will enter his senior season in the 2017-18 season with 1,098 points and 519 rebounds. The 56th player in Big South Conference history to score over 1,000 points and collect over 500 rebounds, Thomas with 189 steals in his career is nearing becoming just the sixth player in league history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 steals. Thomas' 99 steals this season for the Bulldogs is a program record.

Thomas finished last year fourth in the country in total steals with 99 and fifth in steals per game at 3.00. The junior do-it-all Thomas led the Big South Conference in field goal percentage at 54.4 percent shooting (243-of-447).

In addition to Thomas finding his way into the top-10, UNC Asheville's MaCio Teague just missed the cut of the top-10 at the shooting guard position according to CBB Central.

A first-team Big South Conference choice and NABC All-District 3 selection also, Teague finished his freshman season averaging 15.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

A Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team member, Teague ended his first year in a Bulldog uniform with 509 points to become just one of seven players in league history to record 500 or more points during their freshman season. At one point during Big South Conference play this past season, Teague connected on 29 consecutive free throw attempts.

In putting together his Freshmen All-America season, Teague scored in double figures in 25 of UNC Asheville's 33 games. The Cincinnati, Ohio native scored 20 or more points in eight games.

In total, Teague finished in the top-10 in the Big South Conference in free throw percentage (second-88.6), field goal percentage (fourth-46.8), minutes played (fourth-34.1), three-point field goals made (sixth-70), scoring (seventh-15.4) and assists (ninth-2.7).

The UNC Asheville men's basketball program picked up its sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

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McDevitt Announces Addition of Thorpe to 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Roster

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Nick McDevitt recently announced the addition of LJ Thorpe to the 2017-18 men's basketball roster.

LJ Thorpe, Guard
6-foot-4, 215 Pounds
West Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach High School)

The 6-foot-4 combo guard finished his senior season averaging 14.1 points, 7.2 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game. He had four triple-doubles.

For his efforts during his senior season, Thorpe was tabbed first-team All-Conference and All-Palm Beach County. He was chosen first-team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post. He was a Sun-Sentinel first-team All-County selection.

One year earlier as a junior, Thorpe averaged 13.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Thorpe was tabbed first-team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post as a junior as well as first-team All-Conference and All-Palm Beach County. He was a second-team All-County choice by the Sun-Sentinel.

Thorpe joins a UNC Asheville men's basketball program that picked up their sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

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FORMER Brevard College WBB Coach named NEW Head Coach at ERSKINE COLLEGE

Due West, SC – On Monday, Erskine College Vice President for Athletics Mark Peeler announced the hiring of Shannon Reid as head women's basketball coach.
 
"We are really fortunate to be able to attract a coach of Shannon's quality. Not only was she a great player in our league but she has proven to be an exceptional leader as a head coach. Shannon is a perfect fit for the mission of Erskine as well as having an understanding of the obstacles we face here. I am excited to see her future contributions to Fleet Athletics and our student-athletes," commented Peeler.
 
Prior to Erskine, Reid served as the head coach at Brevard College from 2008-2016.  At Brevard, she had three All-Conference players, the SAC Freshman of the Year, four 1,000 point scorers, one All-American, and the All-Time leading scorer in program history.  Reid also served as an assistant coach at the University of Albany, Clayton State, and USC-Aiken before becoming a head coach.
 
Shannon graduated from Pfeiffer University in 2003 with a B.A. in Sports Management, while excelling on the court for the Falcons.  She was the 2003 Pfeiffer University Athlete of the Year, as well as a two-time Most Valuable Player, CVAC Conference Player of the Year, four-time All-Conference, scored 1,000 career points, and led the Falcons to their first NCAA tournament appearance.  She will also be inducted into the Pfeiffer University Hall of Fame in September of this year.  Following graduation, Shannon played professionally in Drogheda, Ireland in 2003-2004.
 
On being named head coach, Reid said "I am extremely thankful and blessed for the opportunity to be the next head women's basketball coach at Erskine College. I would like to thank President Gustafson and Athletic Director, Mark Peeler, for the opportunity to coach the game that I love, at a college that I have long admired. The current Flying Fleet roster is made up of a very talented group of student-athletes who I know will be eager to work hard and build on their recent success on the court and in the classroom.  I look forward to engaging in this community and growing our Fleet family as well as leading the program to new heights."

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UNC Asheville Men’s Basketball to Participate in 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Defending Big South Conference regular-season co-champion UNC Asheville men's basketball will participate in the 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off.

UNC Asheville will be one of the non-bracketed teams in the 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off along with Austin Peay, Fairleigh Dickinson, Monmouth and Oakland City.

The Bulldogs as part of the NIT Season Tip-Off will travel to Rhode Island (Nov. 11), Vanderbilt (Nov. 17) and Austin Peay (Nov. 19). The Bulldogs will play host to Monmouth on Nov. 22.

UNC Asheville will release full details of its non-conference schedule in the near future.

The UNC Asheville men's basketball program picked up their sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

To purchase your tickets today, please visit HERE.

The NIT Season Tip-Off is one of 11 college basketball events owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

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Three UNC Asheville Men’s Basketball Student-Athletes Named to NABC Honors Court

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

2016-17 NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three UNC Asheville men's basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court that was released on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

The three UNC Asheville men's basketball student-athletes recognized are graduated senior forwards Will Weeks and Giacomo Zilli and rising senior guard Kevin Vannatta.

The accolades from the NABC are the second in as many weeks for the Bulldogs, who were noted for their performance in the classroom during the 2016-17 athletic year by earning the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award on July 12, 2017.
 
The fifth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, recognize outstanding academic achievement by teams with cumulative grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season.
 
In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade-point averages of all men's basketball student-athletes who competed during the 2016-17 season.

The UNC Asheville men's basketball team finished the 2016-17 athletic year with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.094.

"These three student-athletes represent our program the right way," UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Nick McDevitt said. "They work hard in all of their endeavors. In addition to being a big part of our championship teams, they shine in the classroom as well."

The NABC Honors Court recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

Weeks graduated from UNC Asheville in May of 2017 with a degree in Management. He closed out his career owning a 3.588 grade-point average.

During UNC Asheville's road win at Longwood on Feb. 11, 2017, Weeks became the 83rd player in Big South Conference history to surpass 500 rebounds. Weeks ended his time as a Bulldog with 537 career rebounds. He closed out his Bulldog career with 805 total points.

Weeks played in 33 games in the 2016-17 season, starting 22. He averaged 6.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. In UNC Asheville's thrilling home win over Winthrop on Feb. 9, 2017, Weeks picked up his lone double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-best 12 rebounds. He just missed on a triple-double in the contest as he also dished out a career-high-tying six assists.

Zilli graduated in May of 2017 from UNC Asheville as a double major in Management and Economics. He concluded his time at UNC Asheville with a 3.964 grade-point average.

A key four-year contributor for UNC Asheville men's basketball, Zilli was chosen as the 2014-15 and 2016-17 Big South Men's Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year.

This past season, Zilli averaged 4.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. He made 13 starts on the year for the Big South Conference regular-season co-champion Bulldogs.

Zilli along with Vannatta were two of only 10 selected to the 2016-17 DI-AAA ADA Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team.

Vannatta enters his senior season with the Bulldogs owning a 3.94 grade-point average as an Accounting major.

Vannatta was named to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® 3 Men's Basketball first-team in addition to being tabbed as a DI-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete. Vannatta also represents UNC Asheville and the Big South Conference on the NCAA Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Last season, Vannatta played in all 33 games on the season, starting 32. He finished his junior campaign averaging 9.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and team-best and league fifth-best 3.3 assists per game. Vannatta's 110 assists on the year were also a career-best. Vannatta led the Big South in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.93). He enters his senior season with 913 career points.

The UNC Asheville men's basketball program picked up their sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

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ALERT "SHANNON REID named WBB Head Coach at ERSKINE College

Due West, SC – On Monday, Erskine College Vice President for Athletics Mark Peeler announced the hiring of Shannon Reid as head women's basketball coach.
 
"We are really fortunate to be able to attract a coach of Shannon's quality. Not only was she a great player in our league but she has proven to be an exceptional leader as a head coach. Shannon is a perfect fit for the mission of Erskine as well as having an understanding of the obstacles we face here. I am excited to see her future contributions to Fleet Athletics and our student-athletes," commented Peeler.
 
Prior to Erskine, Reid served as the head coach at Brevard College from 2008-2016.  At Brevard, she had three All-Conference players, the SAC Freshman of the Year, four 1,000 point scorers, one All-American, and the All-Time leading scorer in program history.  Reid also served as an assistant coach at the University of Albany, Clayton State, and USC-Aiken before becoming a head coach.
 
Shannon graduated from Pfeiffer University in 2003 with a B.A. in Sports Management, while excelling on the court for the Falcons.  She was the 2003 Pfeiffer University Athlete of the Year, as well as a two-time Most Valuable Player, CVAC Conference Player of the Year, four-time All-Conference, scored 1,000 career points, and led the Falcons to their first NCAA tournament appearance.  She will also be inducted into the Pfeiffer University Hall of Fame in September of this year.  Following graduation, Shannon played professionally in Drogheda, Ireland in 2003-2004.
 
On being named head coach, Reid said "I am extremely thankful and blessed for the opportunity to be the next head women's basketball coach at Erskine College. I would like to thank President Gustafson and Athletic Director, Mark Peeler, for the opportunity to coach the game that I love, at a college that I have long admired. The current Flying Fleet roster is made up of a very talented group of student-athletes who I know will be eager to work hard and build on their recent success on the court and in the classroom.  I look forward to engaging in this community and growing our Fleet family as well as leading the program to new heights."

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McDevitt Adds Long to UNC Asheville Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Nick McDevitt recently announced the hiring of Wes Long as an assistant coach.

Long comes to UNC Asheville after spending the past couple of seasons at VCU. He also spent two seasons working at Chattanooga before joining the staff at VCU.

"I am very excited to have Wes Long join our basketball staff here at UNC Asheville," McDevitt said. "He has been a very successful coach, at many different levels and in varying capacities, including being the head coach at Queens University for five seasons."
 
During his time at VCU, Long was part of a staff that helped guide the Rams to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and the Atlantic 10 regular-season crown in the 2015-16 season.
 
Before joining the staff at Chattanooga, Long spent a total of nine years at Queens University of Charlotte with him serving as head coach of the top-level NCAA Division II program during his last five years with the Royals. Long had a record 75-66 as head coach at Queens.
 
Long led the Royals to back-to-back regular-season Conference Carolinas titles in 2010-11 and 2011-12. The 2010-11 championship was the first conference regular-season title for Queens since 2003. The 2010-11 team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Off the court, Long's student-athletes had five of the seven highest GPA's in program history during his tenure at Queens.
 
"Wes is a talented basketball coach that has a great deal of knowledge about the game, but he is an even better family man and someone our players will be able to look to for guidance as they grow on and off the floor," McDevitt said. "I have had the pleasure of knowing him for about a decade now and have always admired how he approaches both his professional and personal life with integrity and in a first-class manner. He is a great addition to UNC Asheville."      

A native of Mauldin, S.C., Long played and coached as an undergraduate at Clemson. He was a walk-on for the 2000-01 season before spending his final three seasons as a student assistant. He was a member of the Clemson team that defeated then No. 1 North Carolina, 75-66, in 2001.

Long graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Clemson in 2004. He added a master's degree in Business Administration from Queens in 2007. Married to the former Martha Wahlman, the couple welcomed a daughter, Abbie Grace, in August of 2016.

"Martha and I are thrilled to join the Bulldog family," Long said. "It isn't often you find the combination of a wonderful community, highly-successful program and high-quality people that UNC Asheville offers. Coach McDevitt is one of the finest leaders I know, and the opportunity to work with him at such a terrific place is a blessing. We are humbled to be here and look forward to working with the staff to continue the program's great tradition."

Long joins a UNC Asheville men's basketball program that picked up their sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

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UNC Asheville Athletics Unveils Fall Season Tickets Package

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

2017-18 Season Ticket Brochure

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville athletics has unveiled its tickets plans, special offerings and prices for the fall of 2017.

This fall UNC Asheville athletics is offering a special tickets package that includes men's and women's soccer and volleyball for just $75.

Season tickets are still available for each of the three sports at $40 each, but the new offering allows fans to enjoy all three at a discounted rate.

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for basketball season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

To purchase your tickets today, please visit HERE.

An All-Sport Pass that includes men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball and baseball is also available.

To learn more about the season ticket offerings, please click on the brochure above or below.

For more information about UNC Asheville athletics, please visit uncabulldogs.com.

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DECEMBER 17th , 2017 , it's ROY Williams vs RICK Barnes drop the cage. JUST KIDDING. But Coach Williams will bring his defending National Champion TarHeels to Knoxville , Tn to face Coach Barnes an d his Tennessee volunteers tipoff TBA. Tennessee Basketball tips off November 22 in the Pre Season Battle 4 Atlantic Basketball Tournament at Paradise Island in the Bahamas.. November 22nd -24th..  CSN

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Gov. Roy Cooper evokes Woody Durham in declaring June Aphasia Awareness Month

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Flash Back Story worth noting from NC Gov Cooper and legendary former '' VOICE of the TARHEELS WOODY Durham

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Major Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
WBB Contact: Mitchell Miegel (mmiegel@unca.edu)

 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville women's basketball student-athlete Chatori Major was recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as she was named to the 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar second-team.
 
"Chatori's recognition as one the Arthur Ashe Junior Sports Scholar recipients is exciting for both Chatori and our women's basketball program," said UNC Asheville women's basketball head coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick. "Her work in the classroom and on the court has earned her several accolades throughout her career and this one ranks right at the top. She is a great example of how hard work and determination lead to success. Chatori could not have achieved this level of success without her commitment in the gym and diligence in her studies. She is a great example of what it truly takes to be a student-athlete at the highest level."
 
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis. In addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership.
 
Major, who graduated from UNC Asheville in May, finished the fall semester with a perfect 4.00 grade-point average and posted a 3.64 cumulative GPA. The Camp Lejeune, N.C. native was a Health and Wellness major during her tenure at UNC Asheville.
 
During her four-year career with the Bulldogs, she played 118 games, including a career-best 34 games during her senior season. Major joined the elite 1,000-point club during her final season, which she accomplished on Feb. 21, 2017 against Winthrop. She was the 16th Bulldog and 106th Big South Conference player to eclipse 1,000 points.
 
As the team leader in minutes played (1,102), field goals made (164), three-pointers made (78), steals (45), points scored (468) and points per game average (13.8), she was named to her second consecutive Big South All-Conference first-team in 2017. She capped off her senior campaign by setting a program record for three-pointers in a single season, which led the Big South Conference and ranked 62nd in the country.

To learn more about UNC Asheville women's basketball, please visit uncabulldogs.com.

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Matta abruptly out at Ohio State, reportedly still wants to coach

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THAD MATTA was an Assistant Coach under BENNY DEES at WESTERN CAROLINA before the Head Coaching job at Ohio State

Hours after it was reported that Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta would coach one more season and retire, the school announced that Matta was out as coach, effective immediately.

The school announced in a release that Matta was leaving effective immediately. At a press conference, athletic director Gene Smith called the decision “mutual,” saying Matta would be heavily involved in the search for his successor.

When asked if he was done coaching, Matta did not sound like a man who was retiring. He notably refused to say he wouldn’t coach again, instead responding “never say never” and affirming that his focus was on his health. A source indicated to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that Matta did not want to stop coaching.

When asked about the timing of the change, Smith cited Matta’s struggles to land top recruits due to speculation about his future, with the decision being reached within the last week. Matta said he agreed with Smith’s assessment that a coaching change would be beneficial when the subject came up.

The timing is extremely strange, and indications are that this was not necessarily Matta’s idea. The original report on Matta’s future made a lot of sense, but it’s quite late for a major college coaching search at this juncture.

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GRAYSON ALLEN STAYS AT DUKE FOR SENIOR YEAR BASKETBALL RUN

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Bulldogs Come in at No. 22 in Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings for 2017-18

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Monday, April 10, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

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2016-17 Season is One That McDevitt and Bulldogs Will Remember Fondly (Click Link to Access)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – After a very strong 2016-17 season, the UNC Asheville men's basketball team comes in at No. 22 in the Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings looking ahead to the 2017-18 season.

The Bulldogs are the only Big South Conference team among the top-25 in the early look into the next year of college basketball.

UNC Asheville head coach Nick McDevitt and his staff guided the Bulldogs to their sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having now collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

The 2016-17 Bulldogs collected the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games.

UNC Asheville Men's Basketball Individual and Team Awards in the 2016-17 Season
MaCio Teague – Big South Player of the Week (Dec. 27)
Ahmad Thomas – Big South Player of the Week (Dec. 12, Feb. 13 and Feb. 26)
MaCio Teague – Big South Freshman of the Week (Nov. 21, Jan. 2, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13)
Kevin Vannatta – CoSIDA Academic All-District Three Team
Ahmad Thomas – Preseason All-Big South Conference
Kevin Vannatta – Preseason All-Big South Conference
Donovan Gilmore – SAAC Representative at NCAA Convention
Kevin Vannatta – Big South's NCAA National SAAC Representative
Giacomo Zilli – Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year
MaCio Teague – Big South Freshman of the Year
Ahmad Thomas – Big South Defensive Player of the Year
MaCio Teague – Big South All-Conference first-team
Ahmad Thomas – Big South All-Conference first-team
MaCio Teague – Big South All-Freshman Team
Bulldogs Ranked as high as 19th in CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25
Big South Conference regular-season champions
CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament No. 1 seed
Ahmad Thomas – NABC District Three first-team selection
MaCio Teague – NABC District Three second-team selection
Nick McDevitt – NABC District Three Coach of the Year
Giacomo Zilli – DI-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete
Kevin Vannatta – DI-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete
Nick McDevitt – Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award finalist
MaCio Teague – Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America team selection

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Teague Selected to Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Men's Basketball Contact: Brian Hand (bhand1@unca.edu)

PHOENIX – Big South Conference Freshman of the Year MaCio Teague has been selected to the Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team as presented by CollegeInsider.com.

"MaCio is a very driven young man and he is willing to put in the work that is required to be successful at the college level," UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Nick McDevitt said. "We're very proud of him and all of the work that he has put in. He deserves this honor."

A first-team Big South Conference choice and NABC All-District 3 selection also, Teague finished his freshman season averaging 15.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Teague ended his first year in a Bulldog uniform with 509 points to become just one of seven players in league history to record 500 or more points during their freshman season. At one point during Big South Conference play this past season, Teague connected on 29 consecutive free throw attempts.

In putting together his Freshmen All-America season, Teague scored in double figures in 25 of UNC Asheville's 33 games. The Cincinnati, Ohio native scored 20 or more points in eight games.

In total, Teague finished in the top-10 in the Big South Conference in free throw percentage (second-88.6), field goal percentage (fourth-46.8), minutes played (fourth-34.1), three-point field goals made (sixth-70), scoring (seventh-15.4) and assists (ninth-2.7).

2017 KYLE MACY FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Bam Adebayo Kentucky
Bryce Aiken Harvard
Jarrett Allen Texas
Lonzo Ball UCLA
Kamar Baldwin Butler
Keith Braxton Saint Francis PA
Miles Bridges Michigan State
De'Monte Buckingham Richmond
Zach Collins Gonzaga
Jarron Cumberland Cincinnati
De'Aaron Fox Kentucky
Markelle Fultz Washington
TJ Haws BYU
Jonathan Isaac Florida State
Josh Jackson Kansas
Peter Kiss Quinnipiac
Anthony Lamb Vermont
T.J. Leaf UCLA
Lauri Markkanen Arizona
Malik Monk Kentucky
Josh Okogie Georgia Tech
Justin Patton Creighton
Landry Shamet Wichita State
Dennis Smith NC State
Jayson Tatum Duke
MaCio Teague UNC Asheville
NOTE: Due a tie in the voting there is one additional player on the Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team.

 

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Akron hires former Illinois coach Groce to replace Dambrot

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Akron has hired former Illinois coach John Groce to take over its program.

Groce replaces Keith Dambrot, who surprisingly left his alma mater last week after a successful run to coach at Duquesne.

Groce is familiar with the Mid-American Conference after spending four seasons at Ohio. He went 85-56 at the school and twice led the Bobcats to the NCAA Tournament. Ohio upset Michigan in the 2012 tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16.

Illinois fired Groce last month after five seasons. He finished with a 95-75 record, but the Fighting Illini went just 39-53 in conference play.

Akron's program was one of the MAC's strongest under Dambrot, who became increasingly discouraged that the league could only get one NCAA bid.

The Zips made the NCAA field three times under Dambrot, but lost in this year's MAC championship to Kent State and played in the NIT.