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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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