WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Seneca softballers to sign with Erskine; WMS wins flag football title; Gamecocks come close in Waco

November 13, 2013

Congratulations to Seneca High School softball players Brittany Reynolds and Sydney Smith. Both girls will sign letters of inent Wednesday to play on the diamond at Erskine College.

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Congratulations also to the Walhalla Middle School Flag Football Intramural squad. They are winners of the double-elimination tournament championship. The team consists of 7th graders Jason Ford, Chaseton Iseli, Josh Glenn, Kenly Hall, Seth Ellenburg, Sam Burrell, Adam Long and Cade Crenshaw. Eighth graders on the team are Zach Booker, Tyler Harber, Mariah Gray, Wesley Smith, Ryan Grant, Tyler Jankowy, Andrew Addis, and Zach Roberts.

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South Carolina battled No. 23 Baylor to the wire before coming up just short in a 66-64 loss at the Ferrell Center in Waco Tuesday afternoon. Freshman guard Sindarius Thornwell saw a pair of shots fall just short in the final seconds, and forward Michael Carrera was fouled attempting a put-back at the final horn, but officials determined the infraction occurred after time had expired.

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Sophomore Stephen Croone poured in a career-high 30 points and freshman William Gates, Jr. added 18 points to lead Furman to a 75-64 victory over Gardner-Webb in non-conference men’s basketball action Tuesday night on YP Court at Timmons Arena. The win improved the Paladins to 2-0 on the season while the Runnin’ Bulldogs dropped to 0-2.

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Another big headline Tuesday night as #2 Michigan State downed #1 Kentucky 78-74.

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Clemson basketball is back in action Wednesday night. The Tigers will face Delaware State at 7:00 PM. It’s the fourth all-time meeting between the two schools. Clemson has won the previous three.

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Last week, former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles told police he was shot as the victim of a robbery. The next day the Richland County Sheriff’s department said that wasn’t true. On Tuesday, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Miles’ gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Lott said Miles will be charged with filing a false police report and arrested after he is physically recovered from the wound. If convicted Miles could face up to five years in prison.

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Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Clint Hurdle were named Major League Baseball’s Managers of the Year Tuesday in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. In his first season with the Indians, Francona beat out John Farrell of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox — his former team — for the American League honor in a close vote, after leading the Indians to a 24-win improvement over last season and to the playoffs for the first time in six years. Hurdle won by a wide margin in the National League after taking the Pirates to the playoffs in their first winning season since 1992.

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Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said at a news conference Tuesday that the city will demolish Turner Field in 2017 after the Braves move to Cobb County. The surprise announcement of that move came from the Braves organization on Monday.

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A 17-year-old Arizona high school football player died Monday from a traumatic brain injury that he’d suffered two days earlier during the fourth quarter of a game. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella was injured during his team’s blowout 60-6 loss to Arizona Lutheran in a first-round playoff game in which he’d scored their lone touchdown. Youvella collapsed on the field two plays after a pass play in which he was brought down with a hard tackle.

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The Miami Dolphins said Tuesday that they’d delayed their planned meeting Wednesday with Jonathan Martin at the request of the NFL, which wants to meet with him first. ESPN reported that Ted Wells, who was appointed by the NFL to conduct an independent investigation of Martin’s bullying allegations against several teammates, Richie Incognito in particular, is scheduled to meet with Martin on Friday.

 

 

 

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