Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Tale of Two Williamses, Mostly

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:10 p.m. It’s been a lively week for your local high school basketball reporter. The writer yearns mainly to write and for something to happen that he finds intriguing. In my stories at … Continue reading

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Latest Adventures from Courtside

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 10:42 a.m. Another Tuesday, another high school basketball game. Another Monday, another national championship football game. The Clinton High School boys won. They’re 8-4. The Clinton girls lost. They’re 1-13. It’s about right … Continue reading

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I Reckon Things Will Get Back to Normal

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 11:12 a.m. Today is the day of mourning and rationalization in South Carolina. The Clemson fans, having carefully nurtured a feeling of destiny and invincibility, maxed out their credit cards for the once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading

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The Distance Is Great But the Effort Is There

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, January 9, 2016, 12:05 a.m. The basketball teams that represent Clinton and Laurens District 55 high schools and Presbyterian College are familiar, as I have been writing about them since football died its inglorious area deaths, and … Continue reading

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The Great Game of Basketball in All its Flawed Grandeur

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, January 7, 2016, 10:12 a.m. Last night I didn’t have a basketball game about which I was scheduled to write. Naturally, there were two I wanted to see. And a girls’ game I watched, anyway. Lest … Continue reading

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For My Clemson Friends, Bound for Phoenix and Brimming with Dreams of Glory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 5, 2016, 10:06 a.m. Based on my social-media feed, I would estimate that approximately 10,000 people from here in town are going to watch Clemson play Alabama for the national college football championship in Glendale, … Continue reading

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A Glut of Games

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 3, 2016, 12:13 a.m. I’m watching West Virginia play Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, which is aptly sponsored, and I feel I can say this with fairness because I’ve stayed in a … Continue reading

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