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Area anglers fare well in Lake Hartwell tourney

LAVONIA, Ga. – Several Pickens County and Anderson County anglers fared well last weekend in the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Hartwell.Brandon Cobb of Greenwood, S.C., won the tournament with a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Cobb earned $6,807.In the pros, Brock Taylor of Pendleton came in second with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces and took home $2,253 for his effort....

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Pickens County pro anglers place in latest BFL tournament

ELBERTON, Ga. – Three Pickens County pro anglers placed in the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division tournament of 2014 held April 5 on Lake Russell.Butch Pitts of Watkinsville, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce on April 5 to win the tourney. Pitts earned $4,082.Eddie Whiten Jr. of Pickens came in fourth with five bass weighing 15 pounds, 12 ounces and won $952 for his efforts. Greg Glouse of Liberty came in ninth with five ba...

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New volleyball coach takes over helm at Easley High School

EASLEY — Easley High School introduced its new volleyball coach April 10 to an excited gathering of players and parents, naming Jessica Hamby as the new head of the school’s program.Athletics Director Gil Payne, in his first semester leading the Green Wave, announced his first hire with parents and players waiting with anticipation, and according to Payne, Hamby’s history of success should be a good fit for the program moving forward.

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Rookie Elliott wins at Darlington, tames ‘The Lady In Black’

DARLINGTON — It was clearly a case of David vs. Goliath when rookie Chase Elliott took on the legendary Darlington Raceway — the track known as “Too Tough To Tame” — and slayed it with vengeance.And, in accomplishing the feat, he took on veteran drivers the likes of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth to claim his second consecutive Nationwide Series win in the VFW Sportclips Help a Hero 200.It also marked the first time ever that Ell...

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Harvick goes from pole to Victory Lane at Southern 500

DARLINGTON — It started with the Pole Award and ended with the champion’s trophy. That’s how strong Kevin Harvick’s #4 Budweiser Chevrolet was at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.It was Harvick holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the second two-lap overtime to win the Bojangles Southern 500 at the legendary track known as “Too Tough To Tame.”It marked Harvick’s second win this season for his new team, Stewart-Haas Racing, and a...

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SWU to dedicate new track April 9

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University will dedicate and name its new track at 4 p.m. April 9.The facility, which includes 400-meter, eight-lane track, dual runways the long and triple jump, two shot put rings, and a hammer and discus area and soccer field, is located near the university’s entrance at S.C. Highway 93.Southern Wesleyan University President Todd Voss will also unveil conceptual drawings of the complex’ second phase.

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Pickens YMCA baseball registrationPICKENS — Baseball registration at the Pickens YMCA will end April 17, with late registration scheduled for April 18 through April 24. All practices and games are held at the Pickens YMCA, 2223 Gentry Memorial Hwy.Coed divisions offered are T-ball (ages 4 to 6) and Coaches Pitch (ages 7 to 9). Jersey, cap and trophy are provided as part of the registration fee and kept by the players. Costs are $45 for members and ...

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Lavenia Frances Mosley, 15, killed her first turkey on opening day with a pump shotgun. Mosley lives in Pickens and attends Pickens High School.

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PWA’s Azalea Festival comes with new course this year

PICKENS – The eighth annual Pickens Women Association Azalea Festival 5K Run/Walk will be held April 19 with a start time of 8 a.m.The course will begin at the corner of North Lewis Street and Main Street and will wrap through the side streets of downtown Pickens, around the grounds of Cannon Hospital and back to downtown, crossing over Main Street and ending at the new amphitheater.“We are very excited to have our race return to downtown Pickens,” said...

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Easley softball finishes second in tournament

AIKEN — After losing its first Region 1-AAAA game of the season last Friday, the Easley High School softball team rebounded strong and finished second in its division at the Triple Crown Invitational in Aiken.The Lady Green Wave opened the week with a 7-1 region victory over Westside. After winning seven consecutive region games, Easley dropped its first to a region foe as Woodmont came to town and posted a 6-3 victory.

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Will student-athletes have the ‘GPA to Play’ for the NCAA in 2016?

CLEMSON — Middle and high school coaches, administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and student-athletes can learn about the changes that will effect eligibility for the NCAA at the “GPA to Play” Athletic Eligibility Conference sponsored by Clemson University’s Athletic Leadership Program.The conference will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12, in the Student Senate Chambers on the Clemson campus prior to Clemson’s spring football game.

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