Barth brothers to hold free kicking camp; Wil Baumann named to watch list for national award
 
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Connor and Casey Barth will hold a free football kicking camp in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon at Hoggard High School. Connor is currently the kicker for the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Casey holds the UNC Tar Heel career field goal record.

Kickin’ It with the Barth Brothers

Free Kicking Camp - All Ages

Sunday, July 13
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Hoggard (Scott Braswell) Stadium
4305 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington

 free T shirts for campers
 instruction and kicking demonstrations by Connor, Casey and other local kickers
 instruction on how to warm up, train & prepare mentally from local trainer Hudson Rose
 fun kicking competitions for each age group
 speeches and questions and answers at the end of camp
 all ages welcome
 bring a football and kicking tee if you have one

More info: stbarth1@earthlink.net

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RALEIGH, NC (NC STATE) -- NC State's senior duo of kickers has been named to the preseason watch lists for national awards. Niklas Sade has been named to the list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation’s top placekicker for the past 22 years, while Baumann has been named to the list for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the top collegiate punter.

Sade, who has started all 38 games of his career, holds the NC State record for extra points with 121 - the 16th-best mark in ACC history. He ranks fourth in school history in career field goals made with 43 and in PAT percentage with a .975 mark.

The Wake Forest native was a semifinalist for the Groza Award last season after posting the second-highest field goal total in school history with 19. He improved his field goal percentage from .565 (13-23) in 2012 to .826 (19-23) in 2013. Sade was the recipient of the team’s Governor’s Award, which is given to the Most Valuable Player.

The Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou “The Toe” Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.

Baumann, who has played in all 38 games of his career, and started 37 at punter (he was injured for one game and could not punt) ranks third in NC State history in career punts (206) and career punting yardage (8,144).

The Wilmington native(Hoggard grad) posted the 10th-best punting average in school history last season with a 42.2 yards per punt mark.

The Augusta Sports Council presents the Ray Guy Award, given to the collegiate punter of the year at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN in Orlando, FL.

The Ray Guy Award was created in 2000 to honor Thomson, Georgia native and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Guy. The Ray Guy Award winner is determined by a national voting body of sports writers, college coaches, sports information directors, and past Ray Guy Award winners.

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- The Fayetteville SwampDogs defeated the Wilmington Sharks 12-4 on Wednesday. Steven Linkous and Steven Linkous and Shawn Sanders led the Sharks with two hits apiece. Wilmington's next home game will be 7pm on Friday at the Shark Tank.

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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- Whiteville defeated Brunswick County 5-4 in game 5 of the best of 5 American Legion baseball playoff series. Whiteville advances to round two of the playoffs on Saturday. Whiteville will face Wilmington Post 10.

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SAO PAULO (AP) - Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.

Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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