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LADY PATRIOTS. 25-2.  :::  LADY REBELS 24-2.  NCHSAA 2A SEMI FINALS SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS  GAME 2 :::: Lady Rebels win the series...

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NCHSAA Regional Semi Finals 2A Softball from Marshall, NC..  3  GAME Series  1460WHBK.com   1460 WHBK 22-2 Parkwood Lady Rebels vs Madison Lady Patriots 25-0 GREGG SOFTBALL FIELD ::: Location beside Madison Cty Fairgrounds. 1460 The TEAM : Announcers : Chris Kelly and Terry Shinn  ::: Dale Gamble Studio

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Marshall ,NC - on a HOT-HUMID night at GREGG Softball Field Home of the now 25-0, WHC 2A-1A Championsand NCHSAA Round 4 Regional Champions MADISON Lady Patriots Who punched their ticket Saturday May 20th, to face 2A PARKWOOD in Marshall this Tuesday at 6pm. The game was tied at 1 til Madison hit a 4 run 4th inning. One run was in earned R  S Central pitcher Haley White saw a pitch got away from her hitting Madison CF Ashley Hamlin that With the bases loaded allowed a run to score. It was part of a 4 run inning, senior catcher Brooke   Vilcinskas had a 2 RBI single and sophomore 2 B Bailey Cantrell had a BIG 2 out base hit and RBI .. That gave Madison the momentum they needed to advance to the state 2 A softball semifinals versus a very good Parkwood team. WINNING PITCHER in the game was Hannah Jennings she had seven Ks and walked only two. Jennings is 17-0 and ERA under 2. Game was carried LIVE  by Radio SEAY Broadcasting   1460 WHBK and streamed LIVE  1460WHBK.com. SEMI FINALS 2A Softball Playoffs AND as long as the Lady Patriots are battling for a State Title you can find it and follow it right here on your HOME for Local-Regional Sports Carolinasportsnut.com. And LIVE Radio-Internet 1460WHBK.com and on your radio

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McCormick Field to Implement New Smoking Policy

Concourse and Picnic Areas Join the Seating Bowl as Smoke Free

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April 5, 2017

ASHEVILLE--The Asheville Tourists and the City of Asheville are introducing a new smoking policy at McCormick Field for the 2017 season. The stadium’s concourse and picnic areas now join the seating bowl as smoke free zones. A new, previously undeveloped, section of land behind the 3rd base general admission grandstand is now the only designated smoking area in the ballpark. This policy also pertains to e-cigarettes.

“The amount of feedback from our fans about making the concourse and picnic areas smoke free has been considerable,” said Tourists President Brian DeWine. “We are happy that we were able to work with the City of Asheville to institute these changes.”

The new smoking policy goes into effect Opening Day; April 13, 2017 as the Tourists take on the Greenville Drive. Season ticket packages, flex ticket packages, and individual game tickets are currently available at the McCormick Field ServPro Box Office. For more information, contact the Tourists’ front office at (828) 258-0428.

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Jesus Gets The Gameball Sport Ministry will host the 6th Annual Crossover Cancer Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament April 28-30 at Madison High School. Jesus Gets The Gameball Ministry is run by Madison High School Assistant Football Coach Will Baxter. Proceeds from the tournament are donated to women in Wnc currently fighting Breast Cancer and have financial hardships. Open to High School males grades 9-12($200.00 per team)and men ages 18+($250.00 per team) To register or sponsor a team contact Will Baxter 828)242-0581 or email jesusgetsthegameball@gmail.com

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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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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.

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9/2 at Florida State TBA
9/9 vs. Fresno State TBA
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POST SIGNING Interview : Wednesday 3-29-2017 COUGAR DEN on the Mountain Heritage HS campus. Now a MHU Football Lion Junior Denton talks to Carolinasportsnut.com Chris Kelly. Sponsored by KEN WILSON Ford Canton NC 800-532-4631 , EDDIE McGill , TERRI Lyda , or any of the AWARD Sales Staff. KenWilsonFord.com NO BULL ! Just the best deal !

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Burnsville NC , Mountain Heritage Cougar RB/FS JUNIOR DENTON WHO RAN for over 1,450 yards and 13 TDS IN 2016 signed today to play football  with MARS HILL UNIVERSITY . He chose MHU over Emory and Henry and App State. TIM CLIFTON and his LION staff have now signed 19 football products from Western North Carolina. More with Junior Denton later as he is now a Mars Hill University Lion.... Photos. Carolinasportsnut.com. CHRIS Kelly 3-29-2017

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FORMER Madison Patriot and in 2016 Running Back and Defensive Back ( FS )  JUNIOR DENTION signs with MARS HILL UNIVERSITY. Denton 5-10 189 rushed for 1452 yards , 9.9 per carry and 13 Total touchdowns. DENTON told Carolinasportsnut.com and 1460 The TEAM WHBK first in his decision on MARCH 21st.

Denton joins a stable a of local WNC talent Head Coach TIM CLIFTON and staff has recruited in the 2017 Class.  Junior Denton is 11am this morning on the Mountain Heritage HS campus gym. Carolinasportsnut.com and 1460 The TEAM will be there to cover it. CLIFTON HAMLIN GRADING LLC , If you need it moved you better CALL Clifton Hamlin  828 989-9424 . Carolinasportsnut.com :::>>>>

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Carolinasportsnut.com told you FIRST that Mtn Heritage RB------FS Junior Denton committed and signed with MARS HILL UNIVERSITY to play his College Football . He is number 19 .Well the 20th LOCAL WNC High School product to sign is ERWIN Speedster WR C.J. THOMPSON . In 2 0 1 6 he caught about everything that was in the air. Thompson who stand 5-11 160 pounds and can fly caught  88 balls that tallied 1,247 yards and 18 trips to the enzone. On the other other side of the ball Thompson had 32 tackles for the E  R W  I  N Warriors. Mars Hill University Head Coach TIM CLIFTON has got a REAL Speedster and another at WR or slot.

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2017 Football Schedule Release: The Khayat Era Begins

BREVARD, N.C. – A new era begins for Brevard College as Head Coach Bill Khayat’s inaugural campaign at the helm of the football program is highlighted by a ten game slate, highlighted by five home games inside the friendly confines of Brevard Memorial Stadium.

The Tornados football season kicks off Sept. 2 with a road contest at non-conference Pioneer League affiliated Davidson Wildcats. This will be the first meeting between the two colleges on the gridiron. For the fourth time in Brevard College school history, the first since 2011 against Presbyterian, the Khayat led squad will open up against an FCS opponent that finished the 2016 season with a 2-9 campaign, with 8 losses in a row.

Sept. 9, 2017 will mark the Tornados home opener as the blue and white welcomes the Emory & Henry College Wasps to Brevard Memorial Stadium for the second non-conference contest between the two Division III programs. Brevard will be looking to avenge a 28-14 loss last season in Emory, Va., as the blue and white complete a home and home series against E&M, which competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

USA South Conference play kicksoff the following week, Sept. 16 when NadoNation travels for their first meeting ever with the Pride of Greensboro College  followed by a trip to LaGrange, Ga. to take on the LaGrange College Panthers, on September 23 and culminating with a home game against the Hawks of Huntingdon College. Greensboro finished 0-7 in conference play in 2016, while posting a 1-9 overall record with their lone win coming at home in week 3. Currently, the Tornados sit at 2-0 all-time against LaGrange, with their last meeting coming a decade ago. The 2017 Panthers feature a new head coach, as Matt Mumme departed for Nevada, while long-time LaGrange High School head man, Steve Pardue, takes over the helm, looking to improve on a 3-7 record last season. While Huntingdon takes to 2017 returning a solid nucleus of last seasons squad that closed out the 2016 season with a share of the USA South title, finishing 6-1 in league play and 9-2 overall.

October begins with an Oct. 7 homecoming showdown with NAIA affiliate Virginia University of Lynchburg Dragons. A relatively new program, VUL began football in 2011 and features their fourth head coach. After homecoming, the Tornados resume USA South play on the road against the Monarchs of Methodist Univeristy on Oct. 14, a program that finished 2016 at 2-4 in conference and 3-6 overall. Following Methodist, the Tornados welcome the Panthers of Ferrum College to Brevard, N.C. on Oct. 21. Ferrum finished 2016 at 4-3 in conference play, followed by a 6-4 overall record, including an opening win in the Crooked Road Classic against arch rival Emory & Henry. Brevard will close out the month of October with a trip to Rocky Mount, N.C. to take on the Battling Bishops of NC Wesleyan, a squad that finished 3rd in the USA South standings with a 4-2 league mark last season.

The Tornados close out the 2017 season at home Nov. 4 as they host the Cougars of Averett College for senior day. Averett finished the 2016 season at 5-5 overall, going 4-3 in USA South contests. Due to pre-existing game contracts, Brevard will not play the Maryville Fighting Scots, however the Tennessee native is featured on the 2018 Tornados schedule.

DATE
 TIME
 OPPONENT
 MASCOT
 SITE
 
09/02/2017
 7 PM
 at Davidson College
 Wildcats
 Davidson, N.C.
 
09/09/2017
 1 PM
 EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE
 WASPS
 BREVARD, N.C.
 
09/16/2017
 1 PM
 at Greensboro College*
 Pride
 Greensboro, N.C.
 
09/23/2017
 1 PM
 at LaGrange College*
 Panthers
 LaGrange, Ga.
 
09/30/2017
 1 PM
 HUNTINGDON COLLEGE*
 HAWKS
 BREVARD, N.C.
 
10/07/2017
 1 PM
 VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG
 DRAGONS
 BREVARD, N.C.
 
10/14/2017
 1 PM
 at Methodist University*
 Monarchs
 Fayetteville, N.C.
 
10/21/2017
 1 PM
 FERRUM COLLEGE*
 PANTHERS
 BREVARD, N.C.
 
10/28/2017
 1 PM
 At North Carolina Wesleyan*
 Bishops
 Rocky Mount, N.C.
 
11/04/2017
 1 PM
 AVERETT UNIVERSITY*
 COUGARS
 BREVARD, N.C.
 
*denoted USA South Conference Games

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