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Sumter County Friday night

While Mark Barnes wasn't pleased with the outcome of his first game as the head football coach at Sumter High School -- a 35-9 loss to York last week -- he has been very happy with its response in practice this week.

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Knights expect improved offense, defense in ‘15

Tylas Greene doesn't expect to see the same Sumter team take the field tonight as the one that lost to York 35-9 last week.

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Soph Mitch named USC starting QB

COLUMBIA- Connor Mitch finally won the quarterback job at South Carolina, and Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday the sophomore has a chance to keep it well beyond next week's season opener with North Carolina. Spurrier picked Mitch from …

No QB choice yet for Spurrier, Gamecocks

COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier said South Carolina's offense improved on Saturday, just not enough to show a clear frontrunner among the four players competing for starting quarterback. The Gamecocks coach …
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Tigers kicker Lakip out for first 3 games

CLEMSON (AP) - Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip will sit out the first three games of the season because of an offseason drug arrest. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Lakip, who was indefinitely suspended since June, will miss games against Wofford on …

Swinney: Mistakes have to be corrected

CLEMSON - Clemson held its first full-scale football scrimmage of the preseason in Memorial Stadium on Saturday, and while there were many outstanding performances, Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney said there are some mistakes that have to be …
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First deer hunt of season full of promise

It's a pretty big day in my life. On Aug. 23, 1980, I got married to my lovely bride, Sherri; that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 years ago, so let me wish my "lovely bride" a happy anniversary. Even after 35 years, she's still the one for …
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Gattis blasts 2 homers as Astros top Yanks 6-2

NEW YORK - Evan Gattis hit two home runs, Collin McHugh excelled once again and the Houston Astros exceeded last season's win total, beating the New York Yankees 6-2 Wednesday. McHugh (14-7) shut out the Yankees until Didi Gregorius hit a 2-run …