TUESDAY SPORTS: Seneca set to hire Cathcart
WGOG has learned Seneca High School plans to present Greenwood’s Gene Cathcart to the Oconee County School Board Tuesday night as its choice for the next Bobcat head football coach. We’re told Cathcart has family ties to Seneca. He will replace Wayne Green who resigned in late 2013.
The Clemson men’s basketball team heads to Pittsburgh Tuesday night for an ACC matchup at Peterson Events Center. Tip-off between the Tigers and the 22nd-ranked Panthers is 8:05 PM. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1958. Pitt is 11-0 at “The Pete” so far this season.
In the NBA Monday, Paul Millsap scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame LeBron James’ 30 points to beat the Miami Heat 121-114 at Philips Arena. Elsewhere, Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Charlotte held on to beat Toronto 100-95 for the seventh straight time at home.
Shrine Bowl WR Trevion Thompson (6-3 185) of Durham, NC committed to Clemson Sunday night via Twitter following his weekend visit to Tigertown. Thompson, a four-star, also looked at Ohio State, North Carolina State, West Virginia and North Carolina.
The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days Monday for his conduct after a brawl between the Canucks and the Calgary Flames on Saturday night, when he went into Calgary’s locker room at intermission after the first period. The NHL’s Colin Campbell said in a statement, “Mr. Tortorella’s actions in attempting to enter the Calgary Flames locker room after the first period were both dangerous and an embarrassment to the league. Coaches in the NHL bear the responsibility of providing leadership, even when emotions run high, and Mr. Tortorella failed in his responsibility to the game.” Tortorella will miss six games.
China’s Li Na and Canadian Eugenie Bouchard won their quarterfinal matches at the Australian Open Tuesday to advance to the semifinals. Fourth-seeded Na defeated 28th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-2, 6-2, while 19-year-old Bouchard, seeded at Number 30 in her first trip to the Australian Open, topped 14th-seed Serbian Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2. Bouchard and Li will face each other in the semis. On the men’s side, seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych defeated third-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.