Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hey Batter Batter, Hey Batter Batter, Swing- It's Softball Season

Spring is here which can only mean one thing... Basketball season has wrapped up and softball is ramping up for a successful season.

Softball practices are starting this week, Thursday April 27th. Each year, we have improved. After adding stronger athletes to the roster this season we are hoping the Carolina Maulers are going to bring home even more W's this season.

We do not have a field in our area so we lean toward Greenville where there is a Miracle League field that offers a place for us to both practice and play games. Practices and games are held at Sunset Park, 211 Fowler Circle, Greenville, SC.

Our current season schedule includes the following games:

May 4th Scrimmage against Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation employees -Sunset Park

June 10-11 SouthEastern Slugfest - Sunset Park

July 8-9 National Wheelcats Softball Classic - Nashville, TN

August 5th Shepherd Slugfest - Atlanta, GA

August 23-26 Wheelchair Softball World Series - Ft. Worth, Texas

** Schedule is subject to change if additional games are added**

As always we are looking for seasonal sponsors to help offset the travel expenses for the tournament events. Feel free to make donations through the paypal button on our site or checks may be made payable to Carolina Tarwheels and mailed to 2404 Lynn Drive, Concord, NC 28025. If you are donating on behalf of a specific players please write that on the memo section of the check or paypal donation.

Thank you for your continued support Tarwheels followers!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's Time For Nationals! 

Sure, the Carolina Tarwheels do not have a team heading to Kentucky for the National tournament but we have 5  athletes that are! Pete Morgan and Eric Penninger are heading to Nationals representing the Winston Salem area on the Triad Trackers. Richard Travis and Felix Penn are representing the greater charlotte area playing for the Rollin' Hornets and being coached by Donnie Langford. 

Last week at the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference Tournament several Carolina Tarwheel athletes brought home some hardware! 

Donnie Langford - All Conference Class 3-3.5
Jennifer Langford- Award of Appreciation 
Pete Morgan- All Conference Class 4-4.5 and All Conference MVP
Eric Penninger- All Conference Class 4-4.5

In other adaptive sports news - 

Carolina Tarwheels athlete Steven Lister competed at the 2017 NPC Wheelchair Nationals which is a wheelchair body building event. Steven began his journey of body transformation at the end of the wheelchair basketball season last year in 2016. His hard work and dedication paid off awarding him the title of New IFBB Pro Wheelchair 2017 NPC Wheelchair Nationals Overall Winner. Huge congrats to Steven and his new motivational company called Ability in Me.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Holiday celebrations are over and it is time to focus on preparations for the Wheelchair Basketball National Championship Tournament on April 7th-10th in Louisville, KY.  Next on the schedule is the Blue Grass Invitational Tournament scheduled for Feb. 20-21, also in Louisville, KY. This is a tournament the Carolina Tarwheels have been attending for years. They always secure great competition and it is a great way to gauge our team against the other top dogs in the league.

We have another half-time exhibition coming up on Feb. 24th at the Men's UNC-Charlotte game. We would appreciate any of our local fans to break out your Carolina Tarwheels' apparel and come out to support the team.

We have began our fundraising efforts for our NWBA Championship tournament expenses. If you or your company are interested in helping the Carolina Tarwheels' raise the funds for the trip we greatly appreciate donations of any size. We can accept donations through our website; the paypal button on the right side of this page. Our second option is you may send a check made out to the Carolina Tarwheels;  mailed to 2404 Lynn Drive, Concord, NC 28025.

Thank you for your continued support of the Carolina Tarwheels!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tarwheel's players are looking strong with season opener -

After making the 11 hour trek South, November 14th Tarwheels played in their first tournament of the season in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Tarwheels typically start the season in early September so the players have been chomping at the bit to get some competition other than fellow Tarwheel players at practice! We did go down with a skeleton crew of 6 players. Sadly, one of which suffered a shoulder dislocation transferring before the games even got started. Considering we had 5 players and no subs. We are extremely proud of how the Tarwheels competed.

First on the schedule is Tampa Strong Dogs, Tampa has been a rival in the past due to them matching up well with the skill level of the Carolina Tarwheels. Over the past years the Tampa Strong Dogs and the Carolina Tarwheels have taken turns knocking each other out of the bracket for the race for National Champion. On this Day the Carolina Tarwheel's pulled ahead winning the game 51-36. Tarwheel's had three players with double digit points; #22 Lister leading with 18 pts, #24 Morgan with 13 pts and #44 Langford with 12 pts.

Next up was Sunrise Suns, they appear to more of a developmental team which is what this league is all about. Their outside game was weak, the Tarwheels took advantage of this by playing zone defense and letting their players shoot. Tarwheels were able to snag the rebounds and head down to run plays and score. Ending score 81-23, leading scorers #24 Morgan wit
h 32 pts #22 Lister with 26 pts #10 Travis with 16 pts.

Tarwheels ended the day playing the Ft. Lauderdale Sharks. The Sharks are a strong team, newer in the league but have a developed line up. Their coach said their first season was 2014 and they watched the Tarwheels play at their top level winning the National Championship and were looking forward to playing us and seeing how we matched up. Unfortunately for the Tarwheels, missing our big guy ( still out recovering from shoulder surgery) we didn't have anyone that could shut down the Sharks center. Though, it was a close game Sharks came out ahead of the Tarwheels by 10,  51-61 final score.

Tournament ended on Sunday November 15th, Tarwheels last game was against the Orlando Rollin' Magic. The Tarwheels hands and bodies were feeling the pain of having not played any games yet this season that morning. But after a few minutes into play their muscles seemed to loosen back up and forget about their blistered hands. Tarwheels took their third win of the weekend over the Orlando Magic with a 64- 51 lead. #44 Langford leads the scoring with 29 pts, and #24 Morgan with 13 pts.

The Tarwheels went 3-1 for the weekend. We feel it is a great start, lets us know where we are at currently. We are looking forward to getting more of our players healthy and ready to play for our next games.

Next on the schedule is a Division 3/ Championship Division Tournament the weekend of December 4th-6th.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Long drive to see some different teams!

The players took a day off work to head down south! Eleven hours later the team was checking in at the hotel and finding a place for dinner... with seafood! Steve Lister has been a personal tour guide as Ft. Lauderdale is his old stomping ground. He graduated from NOVA South Eastern University so he knows of some good places to see when not in the gym!

The tournament consists of six teams from the Florida region, except of course for The TarWheels. There's some excellent games going on, the TarWheels look to add some victories this weekend to the win column!

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