Former Upstate weathercaster dies

Keisha Kirkland, a former weathercaster with WYFF-News 4 died Wednesday after a long battle with lung cancer. Kirkland, a non-smoker, was initially diagnosed in 2008. She was a native of Danville, Kentucky. She had been under hospice care for the last few weeks. Keisha leaves behind husband, Levon, a Clemson Tiger football star who coaches linebackers at Florida A&M. The […]

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Boyd, Beasley, honored by Maxwell Club; Gurley to play Saturday; NBA season tips off

Clemson Quarterback Tajh Boyd and defensive end Vic Beasley have been named semifinalists for major college football awards given by the Maxwell Football Club of Pennsylvania. Boyd is one of 16 semifinal candidates for the Maxwell Award, which is given to the top college football player in the nation, while Beasley is one of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, […]

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Gamecocks defeat #5 Missouri in double overtime thriller; Clemson rebounds; LSU beats Furman

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier called on injured quarterback Connor Shaw in the third quarter Saturday night with the Gamecocks down 17-0 to the 5th-ranked Missouri Tigers and starter Dylan Thompson struggling. Shaw responded with 201 yards and three touchdowns, including three fourth-quarter drives as the Gamecocks scored on their final five possessions to stun the unbeaten Tigers 27-24 […]

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THURSDAY SPORTS: BoSox win game one; HS volleyball; Clemson announces ‘Purple Out’

*The Boston Red Sox took Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night at Fenway Park over the St. Louis Cardinals, romping to victory after a game-changing umpire decision in the first inning and against sloppy play by St. Louis, which made three errors. In the first, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright walked leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury, then Dustin Pedroia singled. David Ortiz hit […]

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: World Series begins tonight; Tiger baseball class ranked 16; Boyd denies betting allegations

*Boston pitcher Jon Lester and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright will take the mound for their teams Wednesday night when the Red Sox and Cardinals face each other in Boston’s Fenway Park in Game 1 of the World Series. It’s set to be a cold kickoff to baseball’s championship series, with temperatures to fall into the low ’40s and rain in the […]

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TUESDAY SPORTS: HS Volleyball; Early receives SoCon honor; 11/02 gametimes set

*The West-Oak Warrior volleyball team defeated Seneca 3-2 Monday night. The scores were 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 18-25 and 15-10. Elsewhere, Daniel downed Walhalla 3-1. The Lady Lions remain in a tie with Wren for tops in Western AAA, as they prepare to face Seneca Wednesday. If the Lions win, a tiebreaker with Wren awaits. ______________________________________________________________________________ *Furman plackekicker/punter Ray Early has […]

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