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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:52 AM
HILTON HEAD ISLAND -- So much for a week of working for the department of transportation.
Matt Martin, this is your life: step away from your office in Abbeville and onto the links -- Harbour Town Golf Links, to be exact -- as a PGA Tour caddie for your older brother, Ben Martin.
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 12:52 AM
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND -- So much for a week of working for the department of transportation.
    Matt Martin, this is your life: step away from your office in Abbeville and onto the links -- Harbour Town Golf Links, to be exact -- as a PGA Tour caddie for your older brother, Ben Martin. 

  • Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's hard to imagine what more could be asked of a volleyball coach in his second year with a team.
    Or, allow me to be more specific: a coach in his second year with a team — in its second year of existence. 

  • Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:24 AM
    Hey, have you heard? Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam is gay.
    Surely, you have heard it once — or a couple hundred times — from the gazillion other instances they've mentioned it in the media. 

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Jan. 31 postgame fight involving Ware Shoals and Tamassee-Salem high schools' boys' basketball teams was a nightmare.
    Instead of shaking hands, they traded fists. 

  • Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gene Cathcart and Chris Liner have a bond beyond coaching.
    All it took to notice that was a 2010 Greenwood Touchdown Club meeting the night area football coaches were to talk about their seasons. 

  • Saturday, February 01, 2014 12:05 AM
    Kermit Smith won't know what to think today.
    Neither will Chris Anderson.
    While putting their collective baseball caps together the previous nine years, they took Belmont Abbey and Lander University's programs to unprecedented heights. 

  • Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:52 PM
    This year’s Index-Journal Emerald City Classic gives Lakelands fans exactly what they want to see.
    And that is this: Lakelands high school basketball players.
    Nothing but Lakelands high school basketball players.
    And, it’s about time. 

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:00 PM
    A 60-mile bicycle ride from Aiken to Greenwood Fire Department Station 1 arrived an hour early Wednesday. No matter that the 27 police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel had been part of an expedition, peddling 100 miles per day since the Carolina Brotherhood Cycling Tour began Saturday in Rocky Mount, N.C.
    Rest was over. The next mission was at hand. 

  • Friday, August 09, 2013 8:04 PM
    Vincent Yockel was on his way to becoming one of Clemson University's most celebrated basketball players.
    Yockel's future wife, Nancy, though, had no idea who he was, as a Tigers junior, while on a blind date with him. 

  • Monday, June 03, 2013 8:00 PM
    It was meant to be the apex of Finis Horne's career.
    There he stood in front of a crowded room just more than two years ago at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center ready to make his speech on being inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. 

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2013 8:00 PM
    Erskine College's Anna Dailey tries to focus on Friday's lacrosse match.
    "We'll treat it like any other game, just come out and do our best and try to get better," she said.
    But Friday's 5 p.m. match against Saint Leo - the first at home since the program's first coach, Kristie Quigley, and her unborn son were killed in a bus accident last month - is much more than that. 

  • Saturday, December 08, 2012 6:57 PM
    We look for ties that bind us.
    Some kind of connection, you know, that helps us remember why we're here.
    Or there.
    Or anywhere. 

  • Saturday, December 01, 2012 7:35 PM
    COLUMBIA - The bedlam died down at Williams-Brice Stadium, and the Greenwood High School football team's wait for a coronation had begun.
    It was a wait that went on for more than 48 minutes of regulation - the Eagles outlasted Northwestern 31-24 in overtime Saturday to win the Class AAAA, Division II state championship. It was also a wait for the seniors that lasted more than three years. 

  • Friday, November 30, 2012 8:11 PM
    COLUMBIA -- For all the things that went right for Abbeville High School's football team during its past two state championship victories, almost as many things went wrong in Friday's denied bid for a third consecutive crown. 

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