Monthly Archives: January 2016

Just Another Night in the House Ross E. Templeton Built

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 5:50 p.m. I’m looking live at Presbyterian College’s Ross E. Templeton Center, where, at halftime, the Gardner-Webb University Bulldogs hold a tenuous, 25-23 edge over the homestanding Blue Hose in Big South women’s … Continue reading

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The Ty That Binds

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:37 p.m. Last night I was driving home from Anderson, pleased that the trip had been worth it because I’d had something to write. Laurens had upset third-ranked Westside, 69-64, for its sixth … Continue reading

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Blame the Names

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 28, 2016, 3:48 p.m. The high school basketball games blend together. Remember when Kiah Young hit the bucket from the corner? Who was that against? What was that great big kid from Greenwood’s name? When … Continue reading

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One Never Knows

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m. Basketball is like a box of chocolates. Or a bowl of cherries. Or a peck of pickled peppers. I find myself frequently intrigued by the events of Clinton and Laurens District … Continue reading

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Women Playing Basketball Artfully

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 24, 2016, 9:11 a.m. I make a lot of gametime decisions. A couple weeks ago, I couldn’t make up my mind between the basketball games at Clinton High School and Presbyterian College, so I watched … Continue reading

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Small Basketball Gets an Extra-Large Crowd

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:14 a.m. On Thursday afternoon, the largest crowd of the local basketball season watched the White teams play the Red. The games took place at Clinton Middle School, where both teams reside. Where … Continue reading

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Sometimes They Swish and Sometimes They Clank

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 21, 2016, 9:01 a.m. Eight point four seconds to play. Blue Hose with the ball. Charleston Southern up one. The Buccaneers stayed up by one. Markus Terry passed up a better shot than Reggie Dillard … Continue reading

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How It Came Alive

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 10:09 a.m. Tuesday took me by surprise. You see, I was holed up in the living room, writing the 24th chapter of my modern western, background provided by a succession of pirate movies … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Cam Newton

Clinton, South Carolina, Monday, January 18, 2016, 3:12 p.m. What do you know? It was a Sunday with the NFL playoffs going on, and I watched precious little football. My great-nephew was celebrating his 13th birthday at a bowling alley … Continue reading

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I Don’t Bite My Nails, but If I Did …

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 17, 2016, 9:49 a.m. I almost didn’t go. I had been going back and forth about it all day. What probably cinched it was New England pulling two touchdowns ahead of Kansas City, and I … Continue reading

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