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Frank Hill was the face of Emerald High School athletics from its inception until his retirement in 2004. The football stadium bears the coach’s name.

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Rain and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and a forecast showing thunderstorms later in the evening caused several Lakelands schools to postpone or cancel athletics events.

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Emerald girls basketball coach Merv Rollinson is stepping down after leading the Vikings to their first Upper State run in school history and turning the program around after winless seasons six years ago.

Emerald defensive end Nick Sheetz’ recruiting process was a long one. At times, it was confusing, but his future in college football always looked promising. Sheetz has reached the end of that process, and his destination is all the way across the country.

ABBEVILLE — It’s sometimes hard to be impressed with running back statistics from Abbeville High’s football program. With the Panthers’ A-bone formation — and plenty of talented backs to carry the ball — things get spread around a lot.