Throughout last season, Emerald cross country coach David Payne wondered whether his girls team could pull together enough runners to field a complete team.
Saluda resumed its game Saturday morning against Strom Thurmond and overcame a significant deficit in the fourth quarter to secure a 22-21 comeback victory.
Saluda trailed Strom Thurmond 14-8 in Johnston when Friday night’s game was called early because of lightning. The game will continue at 10 a.m. today with the fourth quarter left to play.
ABBEVILLE — Abbeville led 10-7 with 1:21 left in the second quarter before the Panthers’ season opener against Lincoln County finished early because of lightning. The two teams will not reschedule in order to finish the remainder of the contest.
Abbeville opened last season with a dominating 57-0 win against traditional Georgia Class 1A powerhouse Lincoln County. With the win, Panthers coach Jamie Nickles passed the late Dennis Botts as the school’s all-time winningest coach.
Ware Shoals’ season-opening game against SCISA team Oakbrook Prep may not look like a favorable matchup, considering how last year’s opener went. The Hornets lost 44-8 to Oakbrook this time last year.
High expectations have been placed on the talented young core at McCormick, and those newcomers will be in action for the first time tonight against Crescent.
Greenwood coach Dan Pippin ended practice Thursday by telling his team how much he looked forward to a Friday night game. He said the feeling of excitement at school more than makes up for a few stressful days earlier in the week.
First-year Abbeville girls tennis coach Rodney McAlister is thrilled about the program he’s inheriting. The Panthers are returning all of their top players from last year and are looking to continue their recent run of success this season.