Category Archives: Sports

Newberry alumni turned NFL pros support school’s stadium fundraising efforts

NEWBERRY, S.C. (June 30, 2016) – More than 100 alumni and friends of Newberry College gathered on Friday, June 24, to officially kick off fundraising efforts for the College’s new athletic stadium project. The event, themed “A Night with Our Pros,” outlined plans for a new stadium construction project and recognized more than 25 Wolves…
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Fireflies Organize Youth Baseball Skills Camps

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Columbia Fireflies have scheduled two, three-day youth baseball skills camps this summer at Spirit Communications Park. The camps are scheduled for mid-July and mid-August. The first of the two Fireflies skills camps will take place Wednesday, July 13 - Friday, July 15 (Sign-up deadline: Wednesday, July 6). The second camp will…
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SC Whitmore School Announces Partnership with 100 Yards Football Academy

Columbia, SC - SC Whitmore School announced on Tuesday that they will serve as the education partner for the 100 Yards Football Academy, which was formally announced yesterday at a press conference in Greenville. 100 Yards Football Academy will be the football division of 22 Feet Group, a well-known basketball academy based in Greenville, South…
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2014 State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies and athletic events May 9-10

Columbia, S.C. (April 14, 2014) – The 2014 State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies and other athletic events will be held May 9-10 at Fort Jackson in Columbia. This event will bring together 1400 athletes, 250 coaches and hundreds of families, caregivers and volunteers. Athletes can compete at various levels in six sports; Aquatics, Badminton, Bocce,…
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Benedict College releases tentative 2016 football schedule

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Five home games and a trip to Division I Gardner-Webb University highlight the 2016 Benedict College tentative football schedule. The season opens on Sept. 3 against Livingstone, which returns to Columbia for the second year in a row. The following week, the Tigers will entertain Limestone College. The Saints went 2-8 last…
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Fireflies Introduce Four-Top Table Seats at Spirit Communications Park

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Spirit Communications Park will offer one of the most luxurious viewing options around the South Atlantic League during its inaugural season with the unveiling of the four top table seats. The seats – located at the top of sections 101 and 112 on the first and third base sides – provide an…
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Carolina Cougars basketball team names Butler head coach

Columbia -- Carolina Cougars Management Group LLC. announced that Dr. Kevin Butler has been named Head Coach for the upcoming season.  "We are very excited that Dr. Butler has agreed to join the Carolina Cougars “stated Allen Franklin, CEO.  "Coach Butler has had a very good career developing players in and out of the NBA."…
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New basketball team Carolina Cougars holding open tryouts

The Carolina Cougars, an expansion team in the American Basketball Association, are holding open tryouts for the 2016 season at Brooklyn Baptist Church Convention Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia. Tryout dates are April 23, 30 and May 7, 14. Registration is $75 per person in advance and $100 the day of the tryout.…
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Fireflies Invite fans to ‘Swing for Your Seats’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fireflies will give fans a chance to club the first home run in Spirit Communications Park history – and win a free ticket package in the process. Once a participant places a 25% deposit on season tickets or another ticket package…
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New Fireflies Stadium Behind the Scenes Tour March 31

Columbia, SC (March 16, 2016) -- Spirit Communications Park, the new home of the Columbia Fireflies, has been under construction for the past 18 months on Bull Street. The $37-million project will seat 8,000 fans and infuse a new spirit of unity in the City of Columbia. The Fireflies will be the first minor league…
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