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Sports in the Background

Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:53 p.m. Hmm. Missouri beat Auburn. A basketball game was on TV at 11 a.m. It was in Nashville. It was 10 there. I wasn’t paying much attention until the overtime. I was … Continue reading

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Down Go the Devils

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9:02 a.m. It’s still vivid in my mind this morning. The glitter of a large arena. A throng of fans, more rowdy than usual because they’re small-town folks come to the city, and … Continue reading

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In Everything but the Money

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:45 a.m. Some days are great. Some are awful. Some gotta win. Some gotta lose. Sometimes Goodtime Charlie’s got the blues.* I wish they’d had a Powerball on Tuesday. What they had Tuesday … Continue reading

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The Bounce of This Ball Is Truer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:57 a.m. The gym wasn’t full, but it’s a large gym. The first round of the Class 3A boys’ basketball playoffs matched Clinton, the top seed from Region 3, against Indian Land, the … Continue reading

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The Weekend Is Progressing Nicely

Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:04 a.m. It’s brisk and blustery here at Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, which overlooks the artificial surface of Coach Norman Harris Field, glistening as the sun shimmers off it’s Kelly green, and … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:21 p.m. If I had it to do over, I’d have worn an old pair of shoes. The rain was gone at K.C. Hanna Stadium in Laurens, but the new turf was squishy … Continue reading

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One … or Two … or Nah

  Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, September 2, 2016, 12:46 p.m. It’s raining outside. The wind is blowing. The electricity flickered once. Football is to be played, as best I know. My game tonight is Chapman (1-1) at Laurens (0-1). Clinton … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Reaches Clinton

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 27, 2016, 3:21 p.m. It’s the day after Clinton beat Laurens, and all through the town, still no one seems to have his feet on the ground. Or her feet. The hovering transcends gender, which … Continue reading

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Here’s to Our Old High School, Hail, Hail, Hail …

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 19, 2016, 11:20 a.m. Athletes arrive in as many gaits as Tennessee Walking Horses. They saunter. They trot. They amble. Some seem frightened. Some seem self-conscious. Some think the whole affair is hilarious. Everyone gets … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good, So Early

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5:57 p.m. I’ve seen the Red Devils and Raiders in combat mode. I guess it can be said that they are going on maneuvers. The first battle is between them on August 26. … Continue reading

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