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Abbeville’s Ashley Bond shows her 26-year-old cousin, Amber Koerber, the two medals she won in the recent Special Olympic USA Games in New Jersey. She won bronze and silver.
(SCOTT CHANCEY | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Abbeville’s Ashley Bond shows her 26-year-old cousin, Amber Koerber, the two medals she won in the recent Special Olympic USA Games in New Jersey. She won bronze and silver. (SCOTT CHANCEY | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:58 AM
Ashley Bond wears two bocce ball medals -- one silver, one bronze – from New Jersey’s recent Special Olympic USA Games.
Ask her to show them to you. She’ll be more than happy to do it.
“It was amazing,” Bond said. “I loved it.”
She’ll also show you the bracelets she made on her wrist.
  • Bond’s triumphs transcend sports
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:58 AM
    Ashley Bond wears two bocce ball medals -- one silver, one bronze – from New Jersey’s recent Special Olympic USA Games.
    Ask her to show them to you. She’ll be more than happy to do it.
    “It was amazing,” Bond said. “I loved it.”
    She’ll also show you the bracelets she made on her wrist. 

  • Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:30 AM
    Dixie High School softball coach Gary Stone raced like a bat out of hell, storming toward the mound.
    His Hornets had just won the Class A state championship against East Clarendon, and the celebration began. 

  • Friday, May 23, 2014 11:55 PM
    The focus of this year’s Lander University baseball team is embodied in a postgame conversation with Bearcats coach Kermit Smith just moments after his team beat USC Aiken in extra innings in last week’s NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. 

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    At what’s now known as John Nave Stadium at Legion Field, future Atlanta Braves like Dusty Baker and Dale Murphy once honed their skills for the big time.
    Greenwood owned their field of dreams. 

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014 1:09 AM
    Golf is a game of redemption.
    You hit one bad shot; you make up for it with the next. 

  • Friday, May 09, 2014 12:51 AM
    Who knew the golf course could be such a sanctuary?
    There stood Kelly Shon, with hardly anyone around her, practicing a few putts at Greenwood’s Links at Stoney Point.
    All that was important to her -- at the moment -- was finding that right line which guides a little white ball into the hole. 

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:39 AM
    The Erskine College men’s volleyball team faces 2010 national champion Stanford in an NCAA tournament “play-in” match tonight in Chicago. 

  • ONE SPECIAL TEAM
    Monday, April 28, 2014 1:17 AM
    Lander University shortstop Erik Lunde looked at his teammates in the dugout, rolled his eyes as if to say, “Not again.”
    There came playful taunts not long after the Bearcats’ baseball team clinched its first regular-season Peach Belt Conference championship. 

  • Monday, April 21, 2014 12:52 AM
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND -- So much for a week of working for the department of transportation.
    Matt Martin, this is your life: step away from your office in Abbeville and onto the links -- Harbour Town Golf Links, to be exact -- as a PGA Tour caddie for your older brother, Ben Martin. 

  • Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    It's hard to imagine what more could be asked of a volleyball coach in his second year with a team.
    Or, allow me to be more specific: a coach in his second year with a team — in its second year of existence. 

  • Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:24 AM
    Hey, have you heard? Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam is gay.
    Surely, you have heard it once — or a couple hundred times — from the gazillion other instances they've mentioned it in the media. 

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Jan. 31 postgame fight involving Ware Shoals and Tamassee-Salem high schools' boys' basketball teams was a nightmare.
    Instead of shaking hands, they traded fists. 

  • Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gene Cathcart and Chris Liner have a bond beyond coaching.
    All it took to notice that was a 2010 Greenwood Touchdown Club meeting the night area football coaches were to talk about their seasons. 

  • Saturday, February 01, 2014 12:05 AM
    Kermit Smith won't know what to think today.
    Neither will Chris Anderson.
    While putting their collective baseball caps together the previous nine years, they took Belmont Abbey and Lander University's programs to unprecedented heights. 

  • Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:52 PM
    This year’s Index-Journal Emerald City Classic gives Lakelands fans exactly what they want to see.
    And that is this: Lakelands high school basketball players.
    Nothing but Lakelands high school basketball players.
    And, it’s about time. 

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