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Abbeville’s Alex Temple celebrates after the Panthers won their close match against Dixie on Thursday. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Abbeville’s Alex Temple celebrates after the Panthers won their close match against Dixie on Thursday. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:43 PM
DUE WEST -- In the first two sets of their rivalry match with Dixie High School, Abbeville experienced a similar problem: the Panthers would build up an early lead but allow the Hornets to come back for the win.
So going into the third set, Abbeville coach Krystal Brown was set to give a pep talk. The only problem was her seniors beat her to it.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:35 AM
    History could be made tonight at the expense of the Abbeville Panthers.
    Abbeville travels to Christ Church tonight to play the Cavaliers, who are three-time defending Class A state champions. They are also riding a 41-game winning streak that ties the state record for consecutive wins, a record set by Summerville from 1978-80. With the win, Christ Church sets the record.
    Obviously, Abbeville has no desire to be the team that gives Christ Church the record. Panthers coach Jamie Nickles downplayed the streak and said he would not even bring it up, which is what a coach should say. In the grand scheme of things, this game does not mean a whole lot. Abbeville could lose tonight and be on the wrong side of history, but then rebound to win the Class AA Division II state championship. No one will remember losing to Christ Church then. 

  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:30 AM
    Ninety Six’s 41-20 victory against St. Joseph’s last Friday was the first test run for coach Mike Doolittle. But fortunately, he says the turnover has been quite easy since returning to the school. And a lot of that, he says, was based off respect and discipline.
    “The first lesson I had with them through the year was telling time,” Doolittle said. “It is better to be early than on time.” 

  • Friday, August 29, 2014 12:28 AM
    Tonight will be a historic night at Christ Church Episcopal School’s Carson Stadium.
    Abbeville travels to Greenville to battle the Cavaliers in a game that could set a state record. Christ Church tied Summerville’s nearly 40-year old mark for consecutive wins last weekend at 41. 

  • Greenwood cruises past Emerald
    Friday, August 29, 2014 12:24 AM
    The Greenwood High School volleyball team played flat and lifeless Thursday against Emerald.
    But, the Eagles had enough energy to put away the scrappy Vikings in three sets, winning 25-15, 25-27 and 25-20.
    “We were flat and not excited, not pumped up at all,” Greenwood Julie Cox said. “I hate that because when our team is excited and pumped up, we’re a fantastic and unstoppable team. When we’re flat, everybody is flat. 

  • STIRRING COMEBACK
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:43 PM
    DUE WEST -- In the first two sets of their rivalry match with Dixie High School, Abbeville experienced a similar problem: the Panthers would build up an early lead but allow the Hornets to come back for the win.
    So going into the third set, Abbeville coach Krystal Brown was set to give a pep talk. The only problem was her seniors beat her to it. 

  • TRUE LEADER
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:40 AM
    Temoris Coates has lofty expectations for the Greenwood High School defense. 

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:36 AM
    Coaches at Emerald and Greenwood high schools always talk about how their players know each other, no matter the sport, and that is the main thing that feeds the rivalry between the crosstown foes. 

  • Tommie special to Emerald
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:39 AM

    Will Tommie leads with his foot.

     

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:32 AM

    Before playing Silver Bluff last Friday night, the Abbeville High School football team was not getting much respect.

     

  • Revenge fuels title for Team Rawlings 9U
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:34 AM
    Brian Wood looked at a disappointed team. It was Aug. 3, and his Team Rawlings 9U squad just lost its second game of the Global World Series by five runs against the Summerville Sharks.
    With their next game about 30 minutes away, Wood couldn’t let his team dwell on defeat. So, he gave the typical coach advice. 

  • KEEPING STRIDE
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:27 AM
    NINETY SIX - Rod Johnson lost fumbles on his first two rushing attempts, according to Ninety Six High School coach Mike Doolittle
    The Wildcats running back then received a pep talk from Doolittle.
    If, “pep talk” is what you want to call it. 

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:29 AM
    FRESHWATER
    Lake Jocassee
    Largemouth and Spotted Bass: Slow to fair. Guide Brad Fowler reports that bass fishing has slowed on Lake Jocasse as water temperatures have warmed, although the general pattern remains pretty similar. Early in the morning fish are chasing bait pretty well around shallow, flat points, and throwing topwater lures around shallow water has been producing. During the day fishing turns into a slower grind where fish can be found in 20-30 feet of water off the ends of places where they were schooling earlier. Shakey head worms, drop shot rigs and Carolina rigs can all catch bass.
    Lake Keowee
    Catfish: Hit and miss. Captain Chris Simpson reports that the big fish bite is starting to get a bit more predictable, but with another wave of fish still likely to spawn it may not get very consistent for another week or so. In contrast, the small fish “numbers” bite has been really good. For both big and little fish the best action has come in the 40-60 foot range. Free-line drifting is traditionally a method for targeting smaller fish, while anchoring on points and humps in the key depth range will catch both bigger and smaller fish. To target bigger fish pieces of tougher bait such as gizzard shad, white perch and bream should be used – even relatively small pieces of these baits will stay on the hook a time even if small fish are munching on them, giving a big fish time to locate the bait, run off the small fish and eat. In contrast, to target small fish a range of baits including very small pieces of cut herring and threadfin shad, shrimp, catalpa worms, chicken liver or marshmallows dipped in stinkbait will work. 

  • HIGH HOPES
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:24 AM
    DUE WEST -- Erskine College hosted the Upstate Volleyball Classic for high school teams from all over the upstate.  Sixteen teams  participated in the tournament, including seven teams from the Lakelands.
    Abbeville, Greenwood and Dixie all won their first three matches, and their coaches said they thought their teams were doing really well. Each of the three coaches thinks their team will do really well during the regular season. 

  • 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. 

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:08 AM
    McCORMICK -- The Lincoln County High School football team continued its dominance of its counterpart from across Lake Thurmond, routing McCormick 49-8 Friday night at McCormick High Stadium.
    The scoring starting early for the Red Devils as Jamar Norman scampered 69 yards for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage to put Lincoln County in front 7-0.