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Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 AM
This is going to be a special season for Lakelands fall college sports programs.
At 5:30 Sept. 22, the 550-seat soccer facility at the Jeff May Complex will be named “Van Taylor Stadium,” for the coach who is leading the Lander men’s soccer program for the 30th year.
During that time, Taylor’s Lander program has won almost 70 percent of its matches. Last season, the Bearcats were a top regional seed and reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16. Taylor, who actually was a star goalkeeper at Erskine, is the reigning region coach of the year.     
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    This is going to be a special season for Lakelands fall college sports programs.
    At 5:30 Sept. 22, the 550-seat soccer facility at the Jeff May Complex will be named “Van Taylor Stadium,” for the coach who is leading the Lander men’s soccer program for the 30th year.
    During that time, Taylor’s Lander program has won almost 70 percent of its matches. Last season, the Bearcats were a top regional seed and reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16. Taylor, who actually was a star goalkeeper at Erskine, is the reigning region coach of the year.      

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:11 AM
    A few thoughts from the Sports Lounge.
    Susan Thompson, who announced her retirement from coaching girls basketball at Greenwood High School, was a true player’s coach.
    Sure, she coached the Eagles to 299 victories, eight region crowns and two Upper State championships.
    But that’s not what makes her a player’s coach. 

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:06 AM
    Gerald Doolittle has long been known as an authority for predicting high school football games in the state of South Carolina.
    For the 48th year, Doolittle releases his week-by-week predictions, most notably for the High School Sports Report.
    Believe me, he gets a lot more right than he does wrong.
    His percentage of correct picks is 75.2 percent the first 47 years. 

  • Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:11 AM
    In this day and age, especially when player-unionization could be on the horizon in the NCAA, the voice from the collective college athletic body appears to be this: “Don’t intimidate us into winning. Build an atmosphere where we WANT to win.” 

  • Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here’s your helmet. Here’s your shoulder pads.
    Now, the locker room’s over there. 

  • 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. 

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