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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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TUESDAY SPORTS: Tigers, Gamecocks head south for baseball

March 18, 2014

Top-ranked South Carolina (18-1) hits the road for a Tuesday non-conference tilt at The Citadel (8-12). First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston. The Clemson Tigers travel to Statesboro, Ga. for the first time since 1995 to take on high-powered Georgia Southern in a two-game, midweek series. First pitch…

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MONDAY SPORTS: NCAA Tournament field set

March 17, 2014

Florida has been named the top seed in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, joined by fellow Number 1 seeds Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia in the 68-team March Madness bracket released on Sunday. WichitaState is the first team to the enter the NCAA tournament undefeated since Nevada-Las Vegas in 1991. The defending champion, Louisville, drew…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Gamecocks win first tournament game since ’08

March 13, 2014

For the first time since 2008, South Carolina (13-19, 5-13 SEC) left its first game with a win at the SEC Tournament as freshman guard Duane Notice exploded for a career-high 23 points to lead the Gamecocks past Auburn (14-16, 6-12 SEC), 74-56, in the tournament’s opening game at the Georgia Dome Wednesday night. Also in double…

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: High School Baseball gets underway

March 12, 2014

High school baseball on Tuesday saw the Daniel Lions defeat the West-Oak Warriors 2-0 in Westminster. Daniel’s Wade Craig went all the way for the Lions on the mound. Elsewhere, Seneca’s Landon McClane also pitched a complete game to lead the Bobcats past Walhalla 6-0. In softball, West-Oak defeated Daniel 4-1. Hannah Price earned the…

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