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Keselowski keeps Sprint Cup title hopes alive with dramatic win at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — In a must-win situation at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski did exactly that, preserving his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes with a victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500.With the right side of his car damaged in the wreck that brought out the first caution flag of the afternoon, Keselowski persevered, taking the lead during the first attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish and winning the race in the second overtime — after a wreck that ended the title run of Keselowski’s former boss, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

 

Peters holds on for Truck Series victory in wild race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Holding off all challengers in a race that went four-wide on the final two laps, Timothy Peters won the Fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.Peters arrived at the finish line .143 seconds ahead of second-place starter and finisher Tayler Malsam. Spencer Gallagher ran third, followed by Tyler Reddick and Ryan Blaney, who trimmed 13th-place finisher Matt Crafton’s lead in the series standings to 1...

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Shooting sports offered to interested SC schools

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools.The DNR Scholastic Clay Target Sports (SCTS) is a team based youth development program that uses the shotgun sports of trap, skeet, and sporting clays to instill life skills such as discipline, safety, teamwork, ethics, self-confidence and other life values.Following the proven scholastic approach used in the National Archery in the Schools program, DNR is ...

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Johnson’s Sprint Cup championship defense ends at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jimmie Johnson stood on pit road at Talladega Superspeedway late Sunday afternoon and “vividly remembered” missing a meal.It was a luncheon press conference in 2011, the year that a five-year Johnson reign as NASCAR champ was coming to an end, with Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards in a two-driver duel going into the season finale.He noted “how much that ate at me to watch it on TV and not be a part of it.” And now, he said, &#...

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Early-season migratory bird seasons approved by Natural Resources Board

The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese.The 2014-2015 seasons must still meet approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and be published in the Federal Register in order to become final.For more information, visit the DNR website at www.dnr.sc.gov/hunting.html or write to Early-Se...

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Patriots rally but fall short against Pendleton, 17-14

POWDERSVILLE — A slow start and failing to score until the fourth quarter led to the Powdersville High School Patriots downfall against the Pendleton Bulldogs last Friday with a final score of 17-14.After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs controlled the ball and the clock for much of the game, scoring a field goal in the second, and a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarters. The Patriots attempted to rally in the fourth, scoring two touchdowns, but it was too li...

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Daniel comes out strong, defense seals win over BHP

CENTRAL — The Daniel Lions (6-1, 3-1) were looking to avenge their loss to Wren on Oct. 3 as Belton Honea Path (5-2, 3-1) came calling and what looked to be the makings of a blowout developed into a tight game as Daniel took the region win 28-20.Daniel had not lost a regular season matchup, reeling off 24 straight before the loss to Wren and the Lions recovered against the Bears, looking to remain undefeated in Western AAA play.Joe Durham opened the scoring for Dan...

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Liberty takes down Blacksburg, readies for Woodruff

LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils scored a decisive 23-14 victory on the road at Blacksburg on Friday, which brought a much needed win for Coach Kyle Stewart’s team in regional play.Liberty (3-4, 1-3) took charge of ball, scoring in every quarter and maintaining the lead through out the entire game. Fans said it was a good change of pace for the Red Devils who have been struggling somewhat this season.Players and fans alike are hoping the momentum from Friday&...

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Pickens loses to Seneca, set to host #19 Daniel this week

PICKENS — The Pickens Blue Flame lost to Seneca on the road Friday despite an impressive comeback in which Coach Chad Seaborn’s players put up 14 points in the fourth quarter.Seneca (6-1, 3-1) took an early 7-0 lead in the first and held Pickens (2-5, 2-2) to six in the second ending the half 14-6, Bobcats. The Blue Flame was held scoreless again in the third while Seneca was not flashy, but consistent in scoring touchdowns in every quarter. The final score was 28-20 wi...

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Wren rolls over West-Oak, 60-3

WESTMINSTER — The Wren Golden Hurricanes continued to post points in gale force fashion travelling to West-Oak to hang 60 points on the Warriors last Friday.Wren (7-0, 4-0) took an early lead in the first on the ground and held a 6-0 when Golden Hurricanes QB Kelly Bryant struck for the first of several TD passes, hitting Bailey Rodgers from 37-yards out to extend the Wren lead to 12-0.The second quarter wasn’t much better for the Warriors (2-5, 0-4) as Wren ...

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Green Wave falls to Westside, 15-13

ANDERSON — The Easley Green Wave travelled to Anderson to face Westside in region play and just didn’t have enough on offense to get the job done, falling in a close one, 15-13 in region play.It was a scoreless first half as the Rams (5-2, 4-0) and Easley (2-5, 1-2) swapped field position but little else as neither team was able to threaten to open the scoring.It wasn’t until a mishap by the Green Wave in the third quarter, and ultimately the difference...

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Punt, Pass and Kick winners

The Pickens County Recreation Department held Punt, Pass & Kick on Sept. 20 at Pickens High School. First place winners will advance to the Sectional Competition at a later date. Shown are, seated from the left, Cora Levy, first place, 8/9 girls; Ally Niles, first place, 10/11 girls; Morgan Johnson, second place, 10/11 girls; and Molly Fowler, second place, 8/9 girls. Middle row are, from the left, Jensen Howard; Elijah Cox, first place, 8/9 boys; and Dustin Mann. Back row are, from the left,...

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