Razorbacks Win Season Opener

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It was a typical nail-biting game Friday night between rival high schools, Walhalla and West-Oak. In the end, the Razorbacks christened their new facility in Picket Post with a 20-19 win over the Warriors from Westminster. The Razorback defense made the difference, forcing three turnovers, including an interception returned 90 yards for a score in the third quarter. West-Oak drove […]

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Razorback Football Kicks off Tonight on 101.7 WGOG

High School Football season kicks off tonight for Oconee County Schools. Walhalla will open the season and their new stadium by hosting the West-Oak Warriors. We’ll begin coverage on 101.7 WGOG at 6:30 with the Excel Rehab & Sports Razorback Coach’s Show, as Kris Butts previews the game with Walhalla Head Coach Jeremy Grogan. Elsewhere tonight, Seneca is home to […]

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Pickens County Man Drowns in Lake Keowee

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Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a 20 year-old Pickens County man drowned Tuesday on Lake Keowee near Fall Creek Landing. Addis identifies the victim as Micheal Kevin Pruitt of Six Mile. Oconee 911 was alerted at 5:32 PM Tuesday. Addis says the drowning happened at the island known as “The Rock”. Officials say three people were crossing to the island […]

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Coaches Headed to Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Football Coaches Association has announced its 2015 Hall of Fame inductees for its second class. The inductees are Doug Bennett, who coached at Sharon and Swansea High Schools; Shell Dula from Ninety-Six, Union, & Greenwood; Bettis Herlong of Saluda, Aiken, Johnston, Strom Thurmond, & Brookland-Cayce; Leon Maxwell from Latta, St. Stephens, and Bamberg-Erhardt; Johnny Roscoe, coach at […]

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Missing Boater Found

A boater on Lake Keowee has been arrested and faces multiple charges. Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King said a call came in around 4:30 Saturday afternoon from a man reporting a possible drowning. Crews spent time searching the lake between Fall Creek Landing and Keowee Town Landing.  The man rescuers were searching for was found safe in his home, around […]

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Second Autopsy Performed on Seneca Teenager

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A second autopsy was performed Tuesday on a Seneca man who died July 26 after being shot by a police officer during an undercover drug operation. Police say nineteen year old Zachary Hammond was trying to evade a police stop in the Hardees parking lot on By Pass 123 when he drove toward an officer. According to police, that officer, […]

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Police Arrest Two in Wal-Mart Shoplifting; Narcotics charges follow

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrest two women from Walhalla on Wednesday, after being called to Wal-Mart in Seneca to look into a possible shoplifting. Both women wound up being charged with possessing narcotics. Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 22 year-old Lindsay Rebecca Eades of Playground Road and 21 year-old Kristin Hope Carter of Snead Road, were booked into […]

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High School All-American Has Local Ties

A rising senior baseball player from Gainesville, GA with local ties has been named a High School All-American and will play in Wrigley Field in Chicago August 15. Jonathan Gettys, a left-handed pitcher with a 95 mph fastball, was selected to the Under Armour All-American Game and will play before scouts from all of the MLB teams. He is an LSU […]

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New Alignment Proposed to SCHSL

A new proposal for realignment came before the South Carolina High School League on Monday. Under the proposal, South Carolina would have a 5A classification for the first time. Locally, Daniel would move to Class 4A, while Class 3 A Region 1 will be made up of Seneca, Walhalla, West-Oak, Crescent, and Pendleton. The proposal, which we’re told is all […]

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Seneca hosting softball this weekend

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The City of Seneca is hosting the Dixie Softball State Tournament, which gets underway this weekend at the Shaver Recreation Complex. The tournament winner will represent the state at the World Series in Louisiana in August. Opening festivities are Friday, while play begins on Saturday. In American Legion play, Walhalla’s Post 124 defeated Lancaster 14-3 to remain alive in the […]

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