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‘Those Who Cannot Change their Minds Cannot Change Anything’*

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:43 a.m. On Saturday night in the plains of Kansas, a rousing Monster Energy NASCAR Cup conclusion provided an ornate exclamation point to what had been heretofore uneventful. Several times before the KC … Continue reading

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Big Red Gets Devilish in Soccer

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 9:52 a.m. Red Devil soccer has developed gradually over the years. I was away, writing oddly about race cars that go around and around, for most of its history, but it has been … Continue reading

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Atlanta on TV and in Memory

Clinton, South Carolina, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2:17 p.m. I love Atlanta. I love Griffin, where I stayed in the Best Western for most of 20 years, and I love Hampton, where Atlanta Motor Speedway is, and where I used … 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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Whoever Heard of a Red Devil Heaven?

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Life is back to normal. I’ve returned from my restorative road trip. Tuesday night found me back in my normal element, watching the Clinton Red Devils play and driving back home to dicker … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Clinton’s Greatest Hits

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 9:54 a.m. Happiness, happiness. Everybody’s looking for happiness. As I looked around the perimeter of The Sponge, Clinton High School’s beloved field of dreams and antiquity, that’s what struck me. Lots of smiling … 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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Sometimes the Ball Bounces Funny

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, December 18, 2015, 10:45 a.m. One of the curious aspects of sports is it is mostly a product of humans. The humans are inside bulky automobiles, at the end of sticks, heavily padded, and/or assisted by … Continue reading

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When This Old Town Seems Young

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, August 21, 2015, 11:27 a.m. Tonight Clinton High School opens its varsity football season at home against A.C. Flora of Columbia. The Red Devils defeated the Falcons in the first round of the 2013 3A playoffs … Continue reading

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‘Oh, We Miss You on the Old Side of Town’ *

Clinton, South Carolina, Friday, July 10, 2015, 9:18 a.m. It is not my intention to recount my one unfortunate weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Sure, there was the traffic nightmare, and the best example of a track thinking all it needed … Continue reading

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