Sports

Phillies no-hit Atlanta

September 2, 2014

Cole Hamels, together with three Philadelphia Phillies’ relievers,  no-hit the Atlanta Braves Monday, winning 7-0. Hamels went six innings and threw 108 pitches; he struck out seven, walked five, and hit one batter.  Then, relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a perfect inning to close out the 11th combined no-hitter in big league history.  It was…

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Seneca’s Ernst wins Portland Classic

September 2, 2014

Seneca’s Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea’s I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. Kim, the…

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Georgia dominates Clemson in second half; Furman wins game, loses QB

August 30, 2014

In a performance that will surely cast him as an early favorite for the Heisman Trophy, Georgia’s Todd Gurley scored four touchdowns and set a school record with 293 all-purpose yards, leading No. 12 Georgia to a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson on Saturday night at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Gurley ran for 198…

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West-Oak, Seneca win in openers

August 29, 2014

In 96.3 WGOG’s High School Football Game of the Week Friday, the West-Oak Warriors opened the season with a 21-7 victory over inter-county rival Walhalla at Warrior Field in Westminster. Landon Owen led the way for the Warriors by scoring all three of his teams touchdowns. Walhalla scored its only points on a 15 yard scoring…

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Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

June 13, 2014
Former Walhallan’s son draws All-Star invite

 Princeton University basketball player Clay Wilson’s Oconee County relatives have received the news that the rising senior is getting the chance to compete this summer in international competition. He’s Clay Wilson, son of former Walhallan Dean Wilson Owasso, Oklahoma and nephew of 96.3/WGOG account executive Ann Anderson of Walhalla. Clay Wilson has an invitation to…

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Michael Gettys a 2nd round MLB pick

June 6, 2014

A high school outfielder drafted by the San Diego Padres has ties to Oconee County residents. Gainesville High School, Georgia standout Michael Gettys was the 51st player chosen in the second round of Major League Baseball’s draft of high school and collegiate players. He’s the grandson of Wayne and Donna Morton of Westminster and great…

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Legion baseball tonight

June 5, 2014

American Legion baseball tonight in Walhalla!  The home nine will take on Easley, with first pitch at 7:30 at the high school field.

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Agency rules Northwestern players can unionize

March 27, 2014

*A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board issued a stunning ruling Wednesday that could completely change big-money college sports, finding that Northwestern University’s football players have the right to unionize. The main question before the regional director, Peter Sung Ohr, was whether football players on full scholarships are considered employees under federal law, and he…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Upsets mark day one of Tournament

March 21, 2014

As usual, lots of people’s brackets were demolished on the first full day of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Thursday, with three big upsets by Harvard, North Dakota and Dayton. Number 12 Harvard defeated fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57, the second year in a row the Ivy League school had a big upset. North Dakota State, which…

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Tigers win in round one of NIT

March 19, 2014

Playing in its first postseason game since 2011, Clemson put on an offensive display in front of an intimate crowd at Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday, winning 78-66 to advance to the second round of the NIT. The Tigers face the winner of Wednesday’s contest between Boston University and Illinois. Clemson hosts the winner of that contest on a date and time to be named later. _________________________________________________________________________________________…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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