West-Oak, Seneca win in openers

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 run late in the third […]

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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 join the Global Sports/All Star […]

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Michael Gettys a 2nd round MLB pick

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 grandson of W-C and Kathleen […]

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Agency rules Northwestern players can unionize

*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 said yes, contending they, quote, […]

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Upsets mark day one of Tournament

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 is also a Number 12, […]

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Tigers win in round one of NIT

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. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Albany and NC state won […]

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Tigers, Gamecocks head south for baseball

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 is 6:00 PM Tuesday. _________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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MONDAY SPORTS: NCAA Tournament field set

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 a Number 4 seed. Play […]

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