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Asheville World Cup Hot Spots

Asheville World Cup Hot Spots

2018 World Cup fever has hit Asheville. Soccer fans are turning out to cheer on their favorite teams, and they’re getting an especially friendly reception at Asheville’s local craft breweries. Here’s a quick look just three of the many locations to catch a match.

Asheville community events for Southern Conference basketball tourney

Asheville community events for Southern Conference basketball tourney

Events include the Downtown Dribble for children, a Cancer Awareness Day and an event honoring local veterans and law enforcement officers.

by February 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville sports, feature
Blue Ridge Roller Girls kick ass, punch ticket to November championships

Blue Ridge Roller Girls kick ass, punch ticket to November championships

The high-scoring Blue Ridge Roller Girls had the tournament MVP in Witchita.

by August 25, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Randy Moss at Spartan Race in Black Mountain

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Randy Moss at Spartan Race in Black Mountain

Moss, one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, ran the course and doused fellow competitors with a water hose on Saturday.

Asheville Tourists prepare to celebrate 100 years of baseball

Asheville Tourists prepare to celebrate 100 years of baseball

The biggest change at the ballpark this season is the addition of hundreds of new seats.

by April 4, 2015 9 comments Asheville sports
Asheville Pocket Guide: The new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center taking shape

Asheville Pocket Guide: The new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center taking shape

The new outdoor sports center will feature: climbing gym, a yoga studio, a beer tap, gear rental and more.

UnitedHealthCare Professional Cycling event to bring star riders to Asheville

UnitedHealthCare Professional Cycling event to bring star riders to Asheville

The premier U.S. professional cycling team will be in Asheville Dec. 5-15 for training camp. There’s also a public event Dec. 8 at The Orange Peel.

by November 24, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Beer Run: New Asheville running race series will start, end at WNC craft breweries

Beer Run: New Asheville running race series will start, end at WNC craft breweries

Race to the Taps will add a new dimension to the old B, double-E, double-R, U N.

Photo by Christopher Levy (@tennis_shots)

Asheville Tourists win the South Atlantic League championship

This is the second title in the past three seasons for the Asheville Tourists.

by September 15, 2014 1 comment Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists beat Sand Gnats and rain to play for SAL championship starting today

Asheville Tourists beat Sand Gnats and rain to play for SAL championship starting today

The Tourists are 2-5 against the Hagerstown Suns, who they will face off against for the championship.

by September 8, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Joe Mikulik argues home run call, gets ejected from Carolina League playoff game

Joe Mikulik argues home run call, gets ejected from Carolina League playoff game

Joe’s at it again.

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Fire destroys former football coach Mack Brown’s home in Avery County

Fire destroys former football coach Mack Brown’s home in Avery County

The former University of North Carolina and University of Texas football coach lost his home northeast of Asheville and memorabilia collected over his long coaching career.

by September 3, 2014 5 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
The Asheville Tourists will open their 2014 season on Thursday at McCormick Field. Pictured, from left: infielder Alec Mehrten; pitching coach Mark Brewer;  manager Fred Ocasio; hitting coach Mike Devereaux; and pitcher Zach Jemiolia. /Photo by Stewart O'Shields

Asheville Tourists: Playoffs! Division champions! All-Stars!

The Asheville Tourists are rockin’. Playoff ball starts on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the Tourists hosting the Savannah Sand Gnats.

by August 29, 2014 1 comment Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

The Asheville Tourists return to McCormick Field for the final three home games of the regular season on Aug. 26.

by August 22, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Mikulik, already known for classic on-field tantrums, literally loses his shirt and shoes (along with his temper) this time. Check out the video.

by August 18, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: First-place battle, Kyle Freeland’s debut, and Raimel Tapia’s hot bat

Asheville Tourists: First-place battle, Kyle Freeland’s debut, and Raimel Tapia’s hot bat

The Asheville Tourists begin the week with a four-game lead in the SAL’s Southern Division, but things could tighten up quickly.

by August 11, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: Winning streak ends, Dahl gets promoted

Asheville Tourists: Winning streak ends, Dahl gets promoted

Even steamrollers have to come to a halt eventually.

Asheville Tourists/ photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

Asheville Tourists: Crushing Sand Gnats, a first-place lead, and David Dahl’s rising profile

The Asheville Tourists are playing some great baseball and had a dramatic win Thurssday, winning 8-7 in the 14th inning.

Crossfit Asheville co-owner Shanna Duvall drafted into new professional sports league

Crossfit Asheville co-owner Shanna Duvall drafted into new professional sports league

Duvall will play in the National Pro Grid League, which was founded by a former co-director of the CrossFit Games as a way to make the sport of “functional fitness” more accessible to the public.

by July 10, 2014 4 comments Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: First-place battle, Jemiola’s wizardry and new seats coming

Asheville Tourists: First-place battle, Jemiola’s wizardry and new seats coming

McCormick Field is getting some nice upgrades in advance of this year’s SAL All-Star Game.

Asheville Tourists/ photo by IAN CASSELBERRY for ASHVEGAS.COM

Asheville Tourists: Q&A with outfielder David Dahl

Dahl leads the team in triples and ranks in the team’s top five in every other offensive category.

Red Bull announces BMX event at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch near Brevard

Red Bull announces BMX event at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch near Brevard

The event will showcase the best in dirt riding on a challenging course that includes 10 jumps, including one that will send riders up to 35 feet in the air.

by June 26, 2014 1 comment Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists/ photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

Asheville Tourists will host 2015 South Atlantic League All-Star Game

The Tourists return to McCormick Field on Monday for an eight-game homestand.

Asheville Tourists: Two T’s alumni make the majors and the ‘bobblearms’ are coming

Asheville Tourists: Two T’s alumni make the majors and the ‘bobblearms’ are coming

The Asheville Tourists return to McCormick Field tonight (Thirsty Thursday) for a four-game series with the Rome Braves.

Asheville brewery tasting rooms, restaurants prepare for World Cup fever

Asheville brewery tasting rooms, restaurants prepare for World Cup fever

Where are the best places to watch World Cup in Asheville?

Asheville Tourists: Road warriors, All-Stars and a call to the majors

Asheville Tourists: Road warriors, All-Stars and a call to the majors

The Asheville Tourists are on a roll.

Asheville Tourists: It’s time for Correlle Prime

Asheville Tourists: It’s time for Correlle Prime

Prime is batting .326 for the month of May, and his ISO is .273. Also, he’s fifth among SAL batters in slugging percentage.

Asheville Tourists: Ashley Graeter busts out, Pat Valaika promoted

Asheville Tourists: Ashley Graeter busts out, Pat Valaika promoted

The Tourists went 5-2 during their latest homestand. They’re currently in second place in the SAL Southern Division, with a 25-19 record.

Mountain Sports Festival set for May 23-25 in Asheville

Mountain Sports Festival set for May 23-25 in Asheville

Carrier Park will be bustling with action this weekend. Check it out.

Asheville Tourists: Dahl and Valaika stay hot, T’s alum Arenado thrives

Asheville Tourists: Dahl and Valaika stay hot, T’s alum Arenado thrives

Current Tourists outfielder David Dahl is turning heads with his home runs, while former Tourist Nolan Arenado his grabbing headlines with an extended hitting streak the big leagues.

Asheville Tourists: Q&A with shortstop Pat Valaika

Asheville Tourists: Q&A with shortstop Pat Valaika

Valaika has a .380 batting average, second best in the South Atlantic League. He’s been one of the Tourists’ most consistent hitters the first month of the season.

Asheville Half Marathon seeking volunteers for June run

Asheville Half Marathon seeking volunteers for June run

The event, which includes a 10k, is organized by the director of the popular Cooper River Bridge Run.

by April 29, 2014 3 comments Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists slumping, but fun awaits at McCormick Field

Asheville Tourists slumping, but fun awaits at McCormick Field

On May 2, the Tourists will wear Spider-Man themed jerseys (courtesy of Aaron’s Inc.) for their game against the Lakewood BlueClaws, in conjunction with the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Asheville Tourists: Ryan McMahon deserves our attention

Asheville Tourists: Ryan McMahon deserves our attention

The Tourists’ third baseman is playing too well to be ignored for long.

by April 17, 2014 0 comments Asheville sports
The Asheville Tourists will open their 2014 season on Thursday at McCormick Field. Pictured, from left: infielder Alec Mehrten; pitching coach Mark Brewer;  manager Fred Ocasio; hitting coach Mike Devereaux; and pitcher Zach Jemiolia. /Photo by Stewart O'Shields

Asheville Tourists feature top prospects for 2014 season

The boys are back in town, and the 2014 edition of the Tourists has several potential stars to follow.

River Ruckus II to bring hundreds of CrossFit athletes to UNC Asheville in April

River Ruckus II to bring hundreds of CrossFit athletes to UNC Asheville in April

CrossFitters will compete in four separate workouts over the course of a day, with an overall champion crowned. More than $2,000 in cash and prizes will be handed out.

by January 27, 2014 0 comments Asheville sports
Asheville Citizen-Times axes half-marathon, full marathon

Asheville Citizen-Times axes half-marathon, full marathon

Newspaper publisher Dave Neill said the 14-year-old half-marathon and 1-year-old full marathon didn’t make enough money to pay participating nonprofits.

by January 15, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
More new races coming to Asheville in 2014: Another half-marathon and a Spartan race

More new races coming to Asheville in 2014: Another half-marathon and a Spartan race

This follows recent news of a half-Ironman coming to Lake Logan next year.

by November 19, 2013 1 comment Asheville sports
Charlotte Bobcats set to play Atlanta Hawks in Asheville on Oct. 8

Charlotte Bobcats set to play Atlanta Hawks in Asheville on Oct. 8

The NBA teams will square off at the U.S. Cellular Center. The Bobcats are holding training camp at UNC Asheville.

by October 1, 2013 6 comments Asheville sports
Crossfit Pisgah to host Beer City Beatdown in Asheville on Oct. 12

Crossfit Pisgah to host Beer City Beatdown in Asheville on Oct. 12

The team competition will be held at Carrier Park on the French Broad River.

by August 29, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
Asheville’s Beer City Cup will bring 900 soccer players to town Labor Day weekend

Asheville’s Beer City Cup will bring 900 soccer players to town Labor Day weekend

The one-of-a-kind tournament for adult soccer players from around N.C. and seven other states offers cash prizes and Asheville’s famous brew.

by August 20, 2013 1 comment Asheville sports
Asheville loses out to Chattanooga for Ironman competition

Asheville loses out to Chattanooga for Ironman competition

Chattanooga will host the first full Ironman in the Southeast in September 2014.

by August 15, 2013 2 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Lauren Tamayo/Photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Citizen-Times: Hometown Olympic medalist Tamayo will go for gold again

Track cyclist Lauren Tamayo, a 2012 London Olympic silver medalist, has announced she’ll try to make it to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

by July 30, 2013 1 comment Asheville sports
Asheville fitness bootcamp, Ladies Gun Club, going co-ed and starting next session July 29

Asheville fitness bootcamp, Ladies Gun Club, going co-ed and starting next session July 29

The bootcamp is the work of Well.Fit Asheville.

Workouts on July 20 to benefit Asheville’s Infant Swim Resource Scholarship Fund

Workouts on July 20 to benefit Asheville’s Infant Swim Resource Scholarship Fund

There’s an obstacle course, hill climbs and swimming, all to raise money for the infant swimming program.

by July 15, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
Asheville’s lululemon, Wicked Weed team up for yoga-in-brewery event July 21

Asheville’s lululemon, Wicked Weed team up for yoga-in-brewery event July 21

The Real Men Do Yoga event starts at 11 a.m. The beer starts flowing at noon.

by July 15, 2013 2 comments Asheville sports
Asheville celebrity spotting: Rob Stone, former ESPN sports commentator now with Fox Soccer

Asheville celebrity spotting: Rob Stone, former ESPN sports commentator now with Fox Soccer

Stone was hanging at the Bier Garden recently.

by June 28, 2013 1 comment Asheville sports
Asheville to host USA Cycling Collegiate Road national championships in 2015-16

Asheville to host USA Cycling Collegiate Road national championships in 2015-16

The event will give Asheville’s bicycling scene a huge boost.

by June 27, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
Girls Gone Outdoors blog: Asheville bicyclist is racing in Tour de France

Girls Gone Outdoors blog: Asheville bicyclist is racing in Tour de France

Karen Chavez of the Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Brent Bookwalter, who lives in Asheville with his wife, is a pro cyclist and teammates with Cadel Evans, the 2011 Tour de France champ.

by June 26, 2013 0 comments Asheville sports
Hornsby transfers from UNC Asheville to LSU

Hornsby transfers from UNC Asheville to LSU

Hornsby’s move is the second shoe to drop following the move of former UNCA head coach to Wilmington.

by June 24, 2013 2 comments Asheville sports