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Newberry County Touchdown Club kicks off this month

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NEWBERRY — The hot summer weather can only mean one thing: Football season is just around the corner. With the upcoming football season, the Newberry County Touchdown Club will soon be underway.Each year, the Touchdown Club holds monthly meetings to recognize student-athletes from Newberry County for their efforts on and off the football field.A change in leadership roles will begin with this new season. Austin Willingham will move from his position as vice president to president of the club and Matt DeWitt will assume the vice president position.Three years ago, Mayor Foster Senn was looking for someone to replace him as president, a position he had held since 1998, Willingham said.

 

Newberry picked seventh in SAC preseason poll

ROCK HILL — The Newberry Wolves’ volleyball team has been predicted to finish seventh in the South Atlantic Conference this season as the annual preseason coaches’ poll was released Monday. Sophomore Logan Hayward has been named second team preseason all-SAC.The Wolves are coming off a strong 2013 campaign where they advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.Newberry finished the season with an 18-13 overall record and 12-10 in th...

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Newberry County schools compete in swim meet

Swimming teams from Mid-Carolina High School, Newberry Academy and Newberry High School competed at a swim meet this past Monday.A swimmer from Newberry Academy uses a sidestroke in this race.A Newberry High School swimmer comes up for air as he competes.A swimmer from Mid-Carolina High School pushes to reach the finish line.

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Newberry College nets 14 signees for 2015 season

NEWBERRY — Fourteen newcomers have been signed to the Wolves’ baseball roster for the 2014-15 academic year to bolster the already strong roster as the Wolves look to improve on a strong 2014 season.Newberry College head baseball coach Russell Triplett announced the following additions:Michael Gonzalez is a 5-foot-11, 180 pound outfielder from Wilsonville, Ore. Gonzalez played the last two seasons at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., and was named first team...

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Late restart catapults Gordon to Michigan victory

BROOKLYN, Mich. — So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon.The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.Gordon, who faced questions about his struggles on restarts earlier this season, passed Joey Logano at the start of lap 183 and kept his Chevrolet in front when Logano got next to him on the following lap. Logano fell back after falling out of...

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Forgettable day at Michigan for Larson

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Sunday was a rough day on the track for rookie Kyle Larson.It got worse when he looked at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.An early pit lane collision with Dale Earnhardt Jr. damaged the left front of his No. 42 Chevrolet and his race ended on lap 98 when he hit the turn 4 wall. His car caught fire as it rolled to a stop but he was not injured.The last-place finished d...

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Chris Buescher claims first career Nationwide win At Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio — The math didn’t add up.Crew chief Scott Graves was in NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chris Buescher’s ear, telling him he was two laps shy of making the finish. The thing was Buescher was in the lead by more than two seconds when he got the news.“Not going to lie. Scott about had my nerves shot there at the end,” Buescher said after Saturday’s race. “We were trying to save all we could there knowing that we wer...

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Millan named assistant soccer coach at NC

NEWBERRY — Diego Millan has been named the assistant women’s soccer coach at Newberry College.Millan joins the Wolves program following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cerritos College.Millan has also spent time at Bishop Amat High School, joining the team as the varsity girls’ assistant coach in 2012. His other coaching stint includes three years as the goalkeepers coach at ECC Compton Center.

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Patriot Golf Day tourney is Aug. 30

PROSPERITY — The second annual Patriot Golf Day Tournament will be held Aug. 30 at the Mid Carolina Country Club, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.The tournament is jointly supported by the Professional Golf Association of America and the United States Golf Association. Proceeds will go to support Folds of Honor, a charity organization that provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving the United Sta...

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NHS loses to Emerald in jamboree

NEWBERRY — The Newberry High Bulldogs fell 7-0 to the Emerald Vikings at the Greenwood High Jamboree.After being held to a three-and-out to start the game, Newberry punted as an Emerald bad snap 10 plays later prevented a 41-yard field goal from being good with 10:50 left in the 20-minute contest.Newberry quarterback Yafari Werts was intercepted two plays later as the pick was returned 47 yards to the Bulldog’s 13. The Vikings got the game’s only score ...

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Washington catches another game-winning TD

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Former Newberry College wide receiver Corey Washington proved to be the New York Giants’ hero late in the game again when he caught his third straight game-winning touchdown in the Giants’ 27-26 win over Indianapolis on Saturday night.He has also caught a 73-yarder against Buffalo and a 3-yarder against Pittsburgh.In the three games so far, Washington has caught seven passes for 116 yards, including three catches for 20 yards agains...

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Newberry College names new cross-country coach

NEWBERRY — Phil Peterson has been hired as the men’s and women’s cross country coach for the 2014 fall season at Newberry College.Peterson is an experienced running coach in the Midlands, having worked as the head coach of client running programs for Strictly Running since 2001. He has also assisted at Dutch Fork, Richland Northeast and Eau Claire high schools in the past eight years, where he coached three cross country state champions and three state track champ...

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