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Green Wave looking to build on homecoming OT win

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EASLEY — In a nail-biting last-minute rally, the Easley Green Wave took Woodmont to overtime and ultimately came away with the 47-46 victory.Easley (3-5, 2-2) was trailing Woodmont 6-13 at the half, but a late comeback saw the Green Wave put 28 points on the board during the fourth quarter.A blocked Woodmont extra point by special teams and a rookie kicker took the game down to the wire, and ended regulation at 40-40.“That seems to be our destiny,” joked Coach Grayson Howell. “They’ve all been close.”Easley kicker Harley Hendrick earned his stripes with his first successful extra point kick being the game-winner.

 

Peters holds on for Truck Series victory in wild race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer Gallagher ran third, followed by Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney, who trimmed 13th-place finisher Matt Crafton’s lead in the series standings to 1...

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EHS recognizes senior volleyball players

Easley High School recognized four seniors recently for their years of dedication to the volleyball team. Shown are, front row from the left, Jordan Valentin, Katelyn Turner, Robin Bradley and Anna Bridges. Back row are, from the left, Kim Valentin, David Valentin, Kelly Turner, Jim Turner, Lori Bradley, Robert Bradley, Barry Bridges and Lori Bridges.

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Wren rolls over West-Oak, 60-3

WESTMINSTER — The Wren Golden Hurricanes continued to post points in gale force fashion travelling to West-Oak to hang 60 points on the Warriors last Friday.Wren (7-0, 4-0) took an early lead in the first on the ground and held a 6-0 when Golden Hurricanes QB Kelly Bryant struck for the first of several TD passes, hitting Bailey Rodgers from 37-yards out to extend the Wren lead to 12-0.The second quarter wasn’t much better for the Warriors (2-5, 0-4) as Wren ...

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Wren Hurricanes on track to continue gale force offense versus Walhalla

PIEDMONT — The Wren Hurricanes — undefeated at 7-0 and sitting at 4-0 in Western AAA play — hosts Walhalla on Friday and is looking to improve on its number three state ranking.A win would mean the Hurricanes would retain the lead for the region championship and give them a run for a state championship.Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Wren High School.Walhalla (2-5, 0-4) is going to have an uphill battle on its hands with the Golden Hurr...

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Patriots rally but fall short against Pendleton, 17-14

POWDERSVILLE — A slow start and failing to score until the fourth quarter led to the Powdersville High School Patriots downfall against the Pendleton Bulldogs last Friday with a final score of 17-14.After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs controlled the ball and the clock for much of the game, scoring a field goal in the second, and a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarters. The Patriots attempted to rally in the fourth, scoring two touchdowns, but it was too li...

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Easley looking for a win for Homecoming

EASLEY — Coming off a heartbreaking two-point loss at Westside, Easley will return home to host the Wildcats of Woodmont for homecoming.Easley (2-5, 1-2) has been struggling as of late, losing four of their last five games. But Coach Grayson Howell is cautiously optimistic about Friday’s game.“Woodmont is a lot like us,” Howell said during a phone interview. “They’ve struggled to win games. But they’re athletic and they play real...

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Harvick advances, tempers flare after the Charlotte race

CONCORD, N.C. — The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.With the dominant car in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick led 162 laps and survived a wild two-lap dash to the finish after the final caution en route to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and a free pass into t...

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Keselowski grabs Nationwide Series victory at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200.With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart on Lap 182. It was simply a matter of time before he passed Blaney, who had gained seven positions wi...

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Talladega is a must-win scenario for three notable drivers

CONCORD, N.C. — When the smoke cleared, the dust settled, and the fists stopped flying on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, three of the most high-profile drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were back where they started.Six days earlier, in a race at Kansas Speedway fraught with peril for Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders, six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, brash 2012 champion Brad Keselowski and perennial most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered ...

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Dabo’s All In Team Foundation awards $50K to Clemson breast cancer research

CLEMSON — Dabo’s All In Team Foundation announced Tuesday that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to breast cancer research taking place at the Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering (IBIOE).Located at Clemson University, IBIOE is a South Carolina-based interdisciplinary research and educational unit integrating faculty member activities from the five Clemson colleges. Its goal is the development of laboratory-engineered tissue systems that can be used to study ...

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Daniel comes out strong, defense seals win over BHP

CENTRAL — The Daniel Lions (6-1, 3-1) were looking to avenge their loss to Wren on Oct. 3 as Belton Honea Path (5-2, 3-1) came calling and what looked to be the makings of a blowout developed into a tight game as Daniel took the region win 28-20.Daniel had not lost a regular season matchup, reeling off 24 straight before the loss to Wren and the Lions recovered against the Bears, looking to remain undefeated in Western AAA play.Joe Durham opened the scoring for Dan...

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