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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