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Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:05 AM
LEXINGTON -- For one play in the second half, the Greenwood High School football team had defending Class AAAA Division I state champion Dutch Fork on the ropes.
  • Tommie special to Emerald
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:39 AM

    Will Tommie leads with his foot.

     

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:32 AM

    Before playing Silver Bluff last Friday night, the Abbeville High School football team was not getting much respect.

     

  • Revenge fuels title for Team Rawlings 9U
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:34 AM
    Brian Wood looked at a disappointed team. It was Aug. 3, and his Team Rawlings 9U squad just lost its second game of the Global World Series by five runs against the Summerville Sharks.
    With their next game about 30 minutes away, Wood couldn’t let his team dwell on defeat. So, he gave the typical coach advice. 

  • KEEPING STRIDE
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:27 AM
    NINETY SIX - Rod Johnson lost fumbles on his first two rushing attempts, according to Ninety Six High School coach Mike Doolittle
    The Wildcats running back then received a pep talk from Doolittle.
    If, “pep talk” is what you want to call it. 

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:29 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee
    Largemouth and Spotted Bass: Slow to fair. Guide Brad Fowler reports that bass fishing has slowed on Lake Jocasse as water temperatures have warmed, although the general pattern remains pretty similar. Early in the morning fish are chasing bait pretty well around shallow, flat points, and throwing topwater lures around shallow water has been producing. During the day fishing turns into a slower grind where fish can be found in 20-30 feet of water off the ends of places where they were schooling earlier. Shakey head worms, drop shot rigs and Carolina rigs can all catch bass.
    Lake Keowee
    Catfish: Hit and miss. Captain Chris Simpson reports that the big fish bite is starting to get a bit more predictable, but with another wave of fish still likely to spawn it may not get very consistent for another week or so. In contrast, the small fish “numbers” bite has been really good. For both big and little fish the best action has come in the 40-60 foot range. Free-line drifting is traditionally a method for targeting smaller fish, while anchoring on points and humps in the key depth range will catch both bigger and smaller fish. To target bigger fish pieces of tougher bait such as gizzard shad, white perch and bream should be used – even relatively small pieces of these baits will stay on the hook a time even if small fish are munching on them, giving a big fish time to locate the bait, run off the small fish and eat. In contrast, to target small fish a range of baits including very small pieces of cut herring and threadfin shad, shrimp, catalpa worms, chicken liver or marshmallows dipped in stinkbait will work. 

  • HIGH HOPES
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:24 AM
    DUE WEST -- Erskine College hosted the Upstate Volleyball Classic for high school teams from all over the upstate.  Sixteen teams  participated in the tournament, including seven teams from the Lakelands.
    Abbeville, Greenwood and Dixie all won their first three matches, and their coaches said they thought their teams were doing really well. Each of the three coaches thinks their team will do really well during the regular season. 

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:11 AM
    A few thoughts from the Sports Lounge.
    Susan Thompson, who announced her retirement from coaching girls basketball at Greenwood High School, was a true player’s coach.
    Sure, she coached the Eagles to 299 victories, eight region crowns and two Upper State championships.
    But that’s not what makes her a player’s coach. 

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:08 AM
    McCORMICK -- The Lincoln County High School football team continued its dominance of its counterpart from across Lake Thurmond, routing McCormick 49-8 Friday night at McCormick High Stadium.
    The scoring starting early for the Red Devils as Jamar Norman scampered 69 yards for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage to put Lincoln County in front 7-0. 

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:06 AM
    PETTICOAT JUNCTION — Silver Bluff’s first drive against Abbeville on Friday ended in an interception, and the rest of the season opener didn’t go any better as the Bulldogs fell 21-0. 

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:05 AM
    LEXINGTON -- For one play in the second half, the Greenwood High School football team had defending Class AAAA Division I state champion Dutch Fork on the ropes. 

  • STOMPED
    Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:02 AM
    DUE WEST -- It was a perfect night for the home team, and one that could not end fast enough for the visitors.
    Dixie clobbered the Calhoun Falls 54-0  in the season’s opening week Friday night at the Henry Oates Athletic Stadium. 

  • Ninety Six ready for home opener
    Friday, August 22, 2014 1:19 AM
    It’s sinking in with Mike Doolittle, even at the Ninety Six High School football team’s Thursday breakfast. 

  • Friday, August 22, 2014 1:15 AM
    ABBEVILLE -- The first game of the year for the Abbeville High School football team pits the Panthers against a team that they have an extensive history with. 

  • PANTHERS’ HYPE MAN
    Friday, August 22, 2014 1:09 AM
    Stand on the sidelines during an Abbeville High School football scrimmage, jamboree or game, and there is no doubt who you will hear yelling and hollering on the sidelines, imploring his teammates to keep hitting, to keep playing hard. 

  • Greenwood meets Dutch Fork at Battle on the Bluff
    Friday, August 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Dan Pippin does not have the luxury of easing into his first season as the coach of the Greenwood High School football team.
    Pippin took over for Gene Cathcart this summer after Cathcart took the job at Seneca after six years in Greenwood.