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Patriots corral Mustangs on turnovers, offensive assault

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POWDERSVILLE — The 2014 season kicked off in high fashion for the high-flying Patriots of Powdersville High School as they opened the 2014 season with a 41-20 win over the visiting Mustangs of Palmetto.First year starting quarterback Wesley Turner shrugged off the season opening jitters and led the Patriot offense on the ground and through the air, keeping the Mustang defense on its heels all night long and picking up his first career win as a starter.Defensively the Patriots did allow 20 points with most coming after the Powdersville offense had built a strong lead in the game.

 

Warriors volleyball hosts summer camp

High school students take to the courts to work on passing, setting, serving and other volleyball techniques. More than 60 middle school and high school students learned volleyball fundamentals from members of the Warriors volleyball team during the camp, led by SWU head volleyball coach Julia Reininga.A young player gets into defense mode during volleyball camp July 28-31 at Tysinger Gymnasium on Southern Wesleyan University’s Central campus.

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Undefeated Wren took down T.L. Hanna 54-40 last Friday at home in a game featuring two high powered offenses. Wren travels to Easley to take on The Green Wave this Friday. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.

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Blue Flame still searching for a win

LIBERTY — The Pickens Blue Flame is still searching for its first win after a 27-16 loss to Liberty on Friday.Pickens (0-3) led 16-13 at halftime, but couldn’t hold on as Liberty (2-0-1) came alive and scored two unanswered touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters.“It’s a win, and that’s always a good thing,” Red Devils Coach Kyle Stewart said during a phone interview. “We made some mistakes that we’ll be addressing duri...

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Daniel nips Emerald, faces unbeaten Westside next

CENTRAL — For a while it looked as if the Daniel Lions might not rebound in time before finally taking control of the ball, the clock and the game in the second half to rally for a win against the Emerald Vikings.Heading into the third quarter, Emerald held a tight 17-14 lead and opened the second half with a score stretching the Lions’ deficit to 10 points, 24-14 and leaving the Daniel defense reeling.It didn’t take long for Daniel to recover and the d...

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Green Wave offense stalls in loss to Seneca

SENECA — The Easley Green Wave was looking to rebound and get on the winning side of football life again but fell to Seneca on the road 21-6, dropping their overall record to 1-2.Following an offensive explosion for 52 points in week one over county rival Pickens, the Green Wave struggled offensively, posting a mere six points in a 35-6 loss to Daniel. The offense was able to eke out only a single touchdown in the loss to the Bobcats, continuing the Green Wave’s offensi...

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Sports Announcements

Ride to the RockPICKENS – The second annual Ride to the Rock cycling event, held by the Pickens Rotary Club, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Pickens Presbyterian Church parking lot.Cyclists can choose between a 40k, 60k or 100k course, all of which will take riders through Pickens County, including Scenic Highway 11. The rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles and rest stops.Participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, for...

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Liberty heads into Razorback country on Friday

OCONEE COUNTY — Liberty (2-0-1) will travel to Walhalla (1-1) to take on the Razorbacks on Sept. 12. Red Devils Coach Kyle Stewart is looking forward to the challenge of facing off with a team that runs a similar style of offence.“I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a short game,” Stewart said during a phone interview. “Walhalla likes to run the ball, and we’re also very run orientated. The clock is just going to keep on running.”...

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Logano defies odds with career renaissance at Penske

For every Kyle Busch, there’s a Casey Atwood. For every Kyle Larson, there’s a Todd Kluever.For every young talent who shows enough in his first moments in the limelight to tell you he’s a certain star, there’s a young talent who fades quickly into obscurity, retaining a connection to the sport only as the answer to a “What ever happened to…?” question.And then there’s Joey Logano.It’s not Logano’s &#...

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NASCAR by the numbers

6: The number of victories recorded by Team Penske drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year. It’s the first time a Ford team has won more than five races in a single year since Carl Edwards’ nine-victory season for Roush Fenway Racing in 2008.21: The number of top-five finishes posted by Joey Logano in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races in 60 starts since his arrival at Team Penske to start the 2013 season. In his previous 147 starts, Logano had 16 top fives...

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SWU wins appeal, off to year two of NCAA process

CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is moving to the second year in the membership process to become a full NCAA Division II institution after all.SWU President Dr. Todd Voss made the announcement after receiving word from the NCAA after SWU appealed the initial decision from July to remain as a first year candidate. The appeal was sent to the membership committee who overturned their decision from July.

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Sports Announcements

Ride to the RockPICKENS – The second annual Ride to the Rock cycling event, held by the Pickens Rotary Club, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Pickens Presbyterian Church parking lot.Cyclists can choose between a 40k, 60k or 100k course, all of which will take riders through Pickens County, including Scenic Highway 11. The rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles and rest stops.Participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, for...

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