MCCORMICK — In its preseason, the Emerald girls basketball team played three teams that were ranked in the top-10 of their respective classifications to prepare them for a tough season.

After a couple of empty possessions to start the game, the Calhoun Falls boys basketball team struck first on Tuesday, scoring a layup in transition. For the remainder of the first quarter, the Flashes lived up to their nickname, forcing turnovers and scoring quickly in transition.

Coming out of the halftime break, the Calhoun Falls girls basketball team led by six. The Flashes had forced turnovers and controlled the speed of the game, but they were struggling to make shots, especially in the paint.

Coming from Alabama, everyone knows who Cecil Hurt was. If you don’t recognize his name, you’ve definitely seen him on Twitter, seen him talking to any University of Alabama coach or have read one of his stories.

BELMONT, N.C. — The No. 5-ranked Lander women’s basketball team used a 57-point second half to break open an eight-point halftime lead and take a 95-68 victory over Belmont Abbey on Saturday night.

Even at 6 years old, Gary Odom’s goal was to play golf professionally. Though he never made the PGA Tour, Odom played on the Senior Mini Tour for several years, participating in the qualifiers for the U.S. Senior and British Senior tours.

DUE WEST — With less than a minute left in the game, Palmetto was threatening to make a comeback against Emerald in the final game of the Dixie High School Boys Preseason Invitational.

With another football season come and gone, the Greenwood Touchdown Club hosted its final meeting of the season to honor the 2021 All-Lakelands team on Monday.

Coming off a season full of unknowns in 2020, Lakelands football teams continued to battle their way through the unknown of COVID-19. Though some teams missed and constantly had to reschedule games, there was a sense of normalcy with the 2021 season.

With less than seven minutes left in the game, the Lander women’s basketball team led defending national champion Lubbock Christian by 10 points, but, like it did in the latter stages of the first half, Lander struggled to make shots, losing 76-72.