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Hurricanes to open Sunday

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College will kick off its 2015 football season on Sunday with a road contest against Jireh Prep.

Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. at Rocky River High School in Matthews (just east of Charlotte).

This will be the first game for new head coach Trevor Highfield -- a long-time assistant within the program.

Due to some cancellations, the Hurricanes will play only three home games this fall -- the first of which will be Oct. 3 versus Palmetto Prep at Patterson Field on the campus of Louisburg High School

INDUSTRIAL TOURNEY: The Franklin County Industrial Appreciation Superball Golf Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 8 at Olde Liberty Golf and Country Club in Youngsville.

A shotgun start will begin at noon. Dinner and awards will be at 6 p.m.

The winning team will receive $100 per member. There will also be cash prizes for longest drive and closest-to-the-pin.

For more information or to register, contact Lori Duke at (919) 554-1863.

K-VA: The Kerr-Vance Academy varsity boys soccer team notched a 3-0 shutout win at Wayne Christian on Monday evening.

The Spartans controlled the ball most of the game but had trouble finishing at times.

Jordan Smith preserved the victory with two great saves one each in the first and second halves.

"We did a good job of getting the ball up the field, but need to spread the field more and pass more accurately," senior midfielder Joseph Burnette said.

The Spartans opened the scoring about 10 minutes into the match when Rafael Negron found the back of the net off of an assist from Drew Griggs.

Despite controlling play for most of the rest of the half, the Spartans would fail to score again until right at the halftime buzzer.

Negron scored again on a last second fast break off of an assist from Evan McGhee to make the score 2-0 at the half.

Jack Cheever added a security goal about 11 minutes into the second half off of a corner kick from Valentin Ortiz.

Smith preserved the shutout by stopping a one-on-one goal just a few minutes later that could have shifted the momentum to Wayne Christian.

Sophomore goalie Cam Pritchett came in with about 10 minutes left, receiving significant time in net and preserving the shut out.

"We won the game, and that's good," Spartan Coach Devon Honeywell said. "But we have a lot of work to do."

Honeywell stressed the need to eliminate unforced turnovers and to remain more focused throughout the game.

"We're still a work in progress with a very young team," Honeywell said. "But I had another opportunity to give a lot of the younger players some more varsity experience."

The Spartans return to action Friday at home versus The Oakwood School.

CANES: The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes have announced that individual-game tickets for all 2015-16 preseason and regular-season Hurricanes games at PNC Arena will go on sale to the public on Sept. 10 at noon.

The public onsale will follow an exclusive individual-game buying period for Hurricanes season ticket holders that will begin Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.

Season ticket holders can take advantage of the exclusive presale through Caniac Account Manager or in-person at the PNC Arena Box Office by showing their Season Ticket Holder ID card.

Beginning Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 14, fans spending $50 or more on Hurricanes merchandise at The Eye team store will receive a voucher for two free tickets to one of the team's two preseason games at PNC Arena.

Fans must spend $50 or more after any applicable discounts and vouchers must be redeemed at the PNC Arena Box Office by Sept. 28.

Seat locations for redeemed vouchers are at the sole discretion of the PNC Arena Box Office.

The Carolina Hurricanes begin the 2015-16 regular season at Nashville on Oct. 8, and will play their home opener against the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 10 at PNC Arena.

MOOSE TOURNEY: The Louisburg Moose Lodge 2256 Annual Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 25 at The River Golf and Country Club in Franklin County.

A four-person superball format will be utilized.

Registration will be from 9-11 a.m., with a shotgun start beginning at 11 a.m.

Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

Fee includes green fees, cart, lunch and dinner.

Mulligan packets will be available.

The team winner will receive $1,000, followed by $600 for second place and $400 for third place.

Registration is limited to 28 teams, with proceeds going to benefit community service projects.

For more information or to register, call Johnny King at (919) 496-8668 or EH Smith at (919) 495-5390.

CANES GOLF: Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the Kids 'N Community Foundation, has announced that registration is now open for the 17th Annual Kids 'N Community Golf Tournament.

The 2015 tournament will take place at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on Sept. 14, and will have an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

Hurricanes players, coaches, broadcasters and management will join each participating foursome.

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