Townhouse lost in cooking-pot blaze

A fire destroyed a townhouse at 25 Rudwick Circle in Goose Creek.

Mike Corvino, who graduated from Summerville High School and Charleston Southern University, will make his mixed martial arts professional debut tonight.

Corvino will take on Allen Little in one of 15 scheduled professional bouts tonight at Fight Night at the Point at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The 170-pound Corvino, who has a black belt in Shaolin Kempo karate, was 5-3 as an amateur fighter. Little was 5-1 as an amateur, but lost his only professional bout last November to Steve Montgomery.

General admission tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

Track

College of Charleston sophomore Dena O'Brien won the women's 5,000-meters for the second consecutive year with a time of 16:39.47 at the Southern Conference Track and Field Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

O'Brien broke her own league record of 16:46.59 that she set at last year's championship.

The Charleston women finished sixth, and The Citadel was 11th in the 12-team field.

On the men's side, The Citadel's Brunson Miller was named most outstanding track performer. Miller broke a 23-year-old SoCon record in the 400, posting a time of 46.97 en route to earning his seventh SoCon title and third consecutive in the event. The Bulldogs finished fourth overall.

--Patria Norman posted two individual victories and finished second in three other events to lead the Charleston Southern women to a third place standing in day one action at the Big South Track and Field Indoor Championships in Blacksburg, Va.

Liberty sits in first place with 81 points, while CSU is in third with 26 points, just 5.5 behind Coastal Carolina for second.

Tennis

The College of Charleston women dropped a 6-1 decision on the road to No. 26 South Carolina (6-1) at the USC Field House.

It marked the Cougars' (3-3) fourth nationally-ranked opponent in six matches played to start off a tough spring slate, which has included the likes of No. 14 Clemson, No. 3 Duke and No. 67 Winthrop.

C of C's lone point of the match came courtesy of senior Katie Lee, who returned to the lineup after recovering from a back injury during the fall. Lee defeated USC's Dina Guzairova in a third-set super tiebreaker, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (5), at No. 6 singles.

Softball

The schedule for the College of Charleston Cougar Classic at Patriots Point was amended due to unplayable field conditions on Friday. There will now be six games today and four on Sunday.

The Cougars now play two games today. The first will come against Virginia Tech at 11 a.m. followed by Louisiana Monroe at 1 p.m.

--Charleston Southern's game against Hampton was suspended at the end of the fourth inning due to rain with the Pirates leading, 4-3. The game will resume at 8 a.m. today.