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Quartet Of Pirates Named C-USA All-Academic

Quartet Of Pirates Named C-USA All-Academic

IRVING, Texas Nov. 3, 2011 – East Carolina seniors Jessica Abshire, Kimmy Cummings and Amanda Malkiewicz, along with junior Caty Butler were named to the Conference USA All-Academic Teams, according to an announcement from the league office Thursday morning. Abshire and Malkiewicz earned their third-straight academic honor, while Cummings is on the squad for the second-straight season. Abshire and Cummings received spots on the C-USA All-Academic first-team. Both are three-time members of the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. A triple major in management information systems, business marketing and business management, Cummings holds a 3.90 GPA and earned a place on the All-Conference first team as a midfielder. Abshire holds a perfect 4.0 GPA as an elementary education major. Butler, a second-team […]

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Pirates Drop A Pair Of Dual Meets To N.C. State

Pirates Drop A Pair Of Dual Meets To N.C. State

GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 2, 2011 — The East Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped their respective meets with N.C. State at Minges Natatorium on Wednesday night. The men’s team fell to 2-2 on the season by a score of 132-104, while the Pirate women are now 3-2 after a 137-106 defeat. “We had some very fast swims tonight,” Pirate head coach Rick Kobe said. “I’m very pleased with how we competed and how we performed. Our kids posted some very impressive times tonight and I’m very proud of our showing.” In the first individual event of the meet, ECU freshman Megan Rossi set the school record in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:09.66 in second-place, […]

First Flight Men’s Win East XC Regional Championship

First Flight Men’s Win East XC Regional Championship

OBX Outer Banks, NC – The First Flight High School men’s and women’s team celebrate with finishing first in the men’s race and third in the women’s race at the NCHSAA 2A East Regional Meet on Oct. 29 at Boyd Lee Park, in Greenville. By Jordan Hennessy Photo/Graphics Editor The First Flight High School men’s cross country team dominated in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A East Region Championship Meet Oct. 29 at Boyd Lee Park, in Greenville. The FFHS men competed against 11 other coastal Carolina schools, defeating their closest competitor by 13 points. First Flight notched 76 points to Croatan High School’s 89, Richland’s 90 and Swansboro’s 91. The teams from all four schools move on […]

ECU Advances To Semifinals With 2-1 Win Over UCF

ECU Advances To Semifinals With 2-1 Win Over UCF

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Nov. 2, 2011 – Kimmy Cummings and Amanda Malkiewicz each scored goals on a pair of Jessica Abshire assists to lead fifth seed East Carolina (11-7-1) to a its first-ever win over fourth seed UCF (11-4-5) Wednesday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex during the first round of the 2011 Conference USA Championships. Box Score l Post-Game Quotes With the win the Pirates advance to the semifinals and will square off against the winner of No. 1 Memphis and No. 8 Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. (ET) Friday, November 4. Cummings’ shot from the right flank ricocheted off the left post and in as ECU opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Cummings’ ninth goal of the season […]

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North Carolina Symphony Offers Musical Adventure for Kids, Nov. 19

North Carolina Symphony Offers Musical Adventure for Kids, Nov. 19

Orchestra and Actors Take the Stage for “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” First of Three NCS Kids Concerts in 2011/12 NEW TIME: Performances Begin at 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. RALEIGH, N.C.—The 2011/12 edition of the North Carolina Symphony’s popular NCS Kids Young People’s Concerts kicks off later this month with an hour-long musical mystery tale. Now, with a new start time, area families can add to a beloved holiday tradition with great live music from the state’s premier orchestra. Maestro William Henry Curry leads the Symphony in two performances of “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” a Classical Kids Live! production perfect for families with children ages four and up. The concerts take place in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on […]

SwampDogs Presented with CPL Organization of the Year Award

SwampDogs Presented with CPL Organization of the Year Award

Fayetteville, NC – At the bi-annual Coastal Plain League meetings the Fayetteville SwampDogs accepted the award for the honor of 2011 CPL Organization of the Year. Lew and Darrell Handelsman were on hand to accept the award from CPL Commissioner Pete Bock. Each year the award is voted on by the league office, each team’s front office, coaches and players. “I’m extremely proud to receive this honor,” Said Darrell Handelsman. “All the credit goes to Jeremy Aagard, Mark Wilderman and the staff of interns for the 2011 summer for all the hard work and effort they put in to make the All-Star Summer of Fun the best ever. This award is something all of our fans and sponsors can be proud of […]

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

By Jose Valle advertising editor It has a cast of 43 characters. It has a 50-page script. It has a total of 14 scenes. This year’s fall play… A 3000-year-old epic, “The Odyssey” tells of King Odysseus’ journey to his home of Ithaca after fighting the 10-year Trojan War.  Along the way he encounters many obstacles, including sirens, a sea monster and a cyclops. While the original version written by Homer is hundreds of pages long, the version the cast will be performing, adapted by Steven Fogell, is much shorter. “It’s not the boring, general overview of ‘The Odyssey’ you read in your ninth grade year,” junior Marley Brushwood, who will play the goddess Aphrodite, said. “It’s kind of a […]

Pirates Head To Rice For Volleyball Twinbill

Pirates Head To Rice For Volleyball Twinbill

HOUSTON, Texas Nov. 3, 2011- East Carolina embarks on its last road trip of the season, traveling to Houston for a pair of matches with Rice. The Pirates and Owls will face off Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. before ending the set the next day at 3 p.m. Matches 23-24: at Rice Dates Saturday, Nov. 5 | Sunday, Nov. 6 Times 7:30 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. Location Houston, Texas (Tudor Fieldhouse) Match Notes East Carolina Match Notes Statistics East Carolina Statistics | Rice Season Statistics Internet Coverage Saturday Gametracker | Sunday Gametracker | Saturday Live Video | Sunday Live Video Pirate Volleyball Central Gameday Central | Roster | Conference USA Volleyball | NCAA Volleyball “Like” ECU Volleyball on Facebook […]

North Carolina Book Awards Honor Works on War, Race and the Sixties

North Carolina Book Awards Honor Works on War, Race and the Sixties

RALEIGH – The conflicts resulting from actual combat, emotional growth, and spiritual turmoil are at the center of the books being recognized at the annual joint meeting of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association and the Federation of Historical Societies on Friday, Nov. 18 in Raleigh.  Keynote speaker Michael Parker, UNC-Greensboro, will discuss the making of his latest novel that is based on the life of Aaron Burr’s daughter, Theodosia. Each year the awards salute the best adult and student North Carolina writers, and one recognizes achievement in dramatic arts.  North Carolina native and Tony award winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long is the recipient of the Hardee-Rives Award for Dramatic Arts.  Other awards recognize contributions of community […]

ECU And Southern Miss Set For First-Place Showdown

ECU And Southern Miss Set For First-Place Showdown

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina will attempt to extend its home winning streak against Conference USA East Division opponents to 11 straight when it welcomes Southern Miss to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday for a pivotal 4:00 p.m. matchup. The Pirates have also tallied victories in 12 of their last 13 overall C-USA home contests, including triumphs against UAB (28-23) and Tulane (34-13) earlier this season. East Carolina Game 9: Southern Miss Date Saturday, November 5 Time 4:00 p.m. ET Location Greenville, N.C. (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium) Tickets Parking Game Tickets | Parking Information and Map Live Game Coverage Radio: Pirate IMG Sports Network or ECU All-Access Listen Live Television: CSS and WITN or ECU All-Access Watch Live Note: Viewers in the following states […]