Charleston SC

Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

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Marty Gantt Set To Play With Hudson Valley Renegades

Marty Gantt Set To Play With Hudson Valley Renegades

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – Former Cougar outfielder Marty Gantt has signed with the Hudson Valley Renegades after being drafted in the seventh round by the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this month. The Renegades play in the McNamara Divison of the Short-Season A New York-Penn League. A native of North Augusta, S.C., Gantt was the 2012 SoCon Player of the Year and a Third Team Louisville Slugger All-American. He led the team with a .373 average with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 29 stolen bases. Gantt and the Renegades open the 2012 summer season on Monday, June 18, against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

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Charleston Battery set for Antigua

Charleston Battery set for Antigua

Free t-shirt for the first 500 children courtesy of avVenta Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery takes on Antigua Barracuda FC Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM. The Battery will be looking to bounce back from last Saturday’s 2-1 road loss versus the Orlando City Lions. Its T-Shirt night on Friday presented by avVenta and the first 500 children through the turnstiles will receive a free Charleston Battery t-shirt.   The Battery (7-3-0) enters the match tied for second place in the USL PRO standings five points behind Orlando but having played one game less.   Antigua Barracuda (2-6-0) returns to USL PRO action on Friday after a one […]

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2012 Charleston Classic Field Set

2012 Charleston Classic Field Set

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston will play host to the 2012 Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant on Nov. 15, 16 & 18, at TD Arena.   The CofC men’s basketball team will be one of eight teams competing in the tournament field which includes 2012 NCAA Tournament participants Baylor (Big 12), Colorado (Pac-12) and Murray State (OVC) as well as Auburn (SEC), Boston College (ACC), Dayton (A-10) and St. John’s (BIG EAST). The Cougars last participated in the tournament in 2008.   “The Charleston Classic is a first-class event held in a terrific location,” CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik said. “Having been a visitor here last year (as the head coach of the University of Tulsa), the […]

South Carolina United Battery’s Pre-Academy and Developmental Academy teams achieve lofty goals for 2011-12 season

South Carolina United Battery’s Pre-Academy and Developmental Academy teams achieve lofty goals for 2011-12 season

Charleston, SC – The 2011-12 season will be remembered for firsts as South Carolina United and the Charleston Battery joined forces to raise the level of elite boy’s soccer in the state of South Carolina. On Monday, May 28th South Carolina United Battery’s Pre-Academy Team defeated Charlotte Soccer Academy 4-0 to claim the inaugural South East Pre-Academy League Championship.  Next up for the 14 team is a trip to Nationals in Chicago, Illinois July 27-31. Both the 16 & 18 US Development Academy teams claimed Southeast division championships finishing league play June 10th vs. Kendall FC at Blackbaud Stadium, in Charleston.  Both teams earned automatic berths for playoffs June 24-29 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.  This achievement is […]

Seago Announces 2012 Cross Country Schedule

Seago Announces 2012 Cross Country Schedule

CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston head coach for cross country and track & field Amy Seago has announced the schedule for the 2012 cross country season. 2012 Schedule (PDF)   The Cougars will open the season by traveling to Columbia, S.C. to compete in the USC Gamecock Invitational Aug. 31. The next week the team will host the College of Charleston Invitational.   “Our schedule this year is built around the events that will best prepare us for the Southern Conference and Regional Championships,” Seago said. “We will again host the College of Charleston Invitational at the Trophy Lakes course. Since we hosted the conference championship at the same course last year, our early competition will give us a […]

Josh Renfro Signs Free Agent Contract With Cardinals

Josh Renfro Signs Free Agent Contract With Cardinals

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior left-handed pitcher Josh Renfro has signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.   Renfro joins drafted teammates Marty Gantt (Tampa Bay), Christian Powell (Minnesota) and David Peterson (Atlanta) and fellow pitcher Kyle Owings (Arizona, FA) as Cougars selected by MLB clubs in 2012.   A native of Bradenton, Fla., Renfro was a Preseason All-SoCon selection in 2012. He recorded a team-best 11 strikeouts twice, including in a complete-game win over Wofford (3/16).   He finished his CofC career with a gutsy pitching performance in a 3-0 elimination loss to Georgia Tech in the NCAA Gainesville Regional. Renfro allowed just one run in 7.1 innings while striking out five Yellow Jackets.   In his […]

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Battery hosts Nottingham Forest – Saturday, July 28

Battery hosts Nottingham Forest – Saturday, July 28

Continues 20 year tradition of playing international exhibitions Charleston, SC – When the Charleston Battery takes on the two-time European champions Nottingham Forest at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, July 28 it will continue a twenty year tradition of Charleston hosting and playing international soccer teams.  The tradition began in the Battery’s inaugural season back in 1993 when Charleston defeated Jamaica’s Constant Spring FC 2-1 behind goals from Guy Norcott and Nigel James.   The Battery played a second international exhibition that season losing in May, 1993 1-0 to Latvian side, FK-RAF Riga.   In 1996 the Battery played a different type of international exhibition as it squared off with the US Olympic team as part of the USA’s preparations for […]

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Lions Maintain Division Lead

Lions Maintain Division Lead

Watson scores decisive goal as Orlando defeats Charleston 2-1 ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City moved five points clear at the top of the USL PRO standings as Jamie Watson’s second-half goal gave the Lions a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Saturday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.   The Lions gave a debut to on-loan addition Jean Alexandre, with the team from the San Jose Earthquakes, and the Haitian opened the scoring in the seventh minute as he headed home from Jerome Mechack’s cross. Charleston came into the game after the early setback, though, with Sallieu Bundu going close with a good volley that went just over the crossbar just before the half-hour mark.   The Battery tied […]

Lee Greenwood Reacts to NYC School Pulling “God Bless The USA” From Kindergarten Graduation

Lee Greenwood Reacts to NYC School Pulling “God Bless The USA” From Kindergarten Graduation

As Reported by Susan Edelman in the New York Post NASHVILLE, TN – “I wrote “God Bless the USA” about the love I have for this country and the struggle we have gone through to remain free.  Our country was founded on the principle that it welcomes people of all cultures and gives them the same rights we have as citizens. However, I feel compelled to echo the faith or our forefathers who all believed in God and a respect of a higher authority.  Personally, denying the children of PS 90 to sing “God Bless the USA,” offends me as a Christian.  My song is about hope, faith, spirit and pride. How could that be wrong on any level?” Read […]

Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” Now In Stores

Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” Now In Stores

Fifth Studio Album Features Hit Single, “Time Is Love” Turner To Perform on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show and PBS Special NASHVILLE, Tenn. – He’s had a knockout career, with over five million albums sold since his debut with Long Black Train, and now Josh Turner, country music’s most recognizable voice, steps into the ring again. Celebrating the release of his fifth studio album, Punching Bag (MCA Nashville), to stores nationwide today, Turner will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show on Wednesday, June 13 with additional upcoming television appearances listed below. MAVERICK magazine says, “It’s  always tough to bring something new to a musical genre, but Josh Turner has  achieved that near-impossible task again and again, yet has never  […]