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Sports for 5/27/19

Last night, the Atlanta Braves rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3 in 10 innings. Brian McCann drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th to score the go-ahead run. The Braves tied the game with three runs in the 9th inning. Luke Jackson struck out two batters in the bottom of the 10th to earn the save. The Braves are off today and will welcome the Washington Nationals to SunTrust Park tomorrow at 7:20 p.m.

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Two teams from the state of South Carolina had a chance to punch their ticket into the NCAA baseball tournament over the weekend. Wofford needed just one win against Mercer to advance into the tournament, but Mercer beat the Terriers twice, 12-8 and 9-5, to win the SoCon Tournament and claim the automatic bid. Coastal Carolina took down Georgia Southern, 9-7, to win the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and move into the NCAA Tournament.

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The NBA Finals are now set, as the Toronto Raptors knocked out the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, 4-2, after rallying from a 2-0 series deficit. The Raptors will face the Golden State Warriors in the Finals starting Thursday at 9 p.m.

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Last night, the Coca-Cola 600 was run, and Martin Truex Jr. got the win, leading 116 laps. Joey Logano finished 2nd, followed by Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 5/24/19

Union County High School held their spring football game yesterday along with an alumni game. A large crowd turned out for the games.

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Last night, the Atlanta Braves went 13 innings before defeating the San Francisco Giants, 5-4. Braves rookie Austin Riley tied the game with a home run in the 8th inning and drove in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning with a two-out RBI single. Luke Jackson got the win for Atlanta, pitching 2 shutout innings and striking out 3. Atlanta improves to 28-23 on the season. Atlanta trails Philadelphia by 1-1/2 games.

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Around South Carolina in college baseball yesterday, Winthrop knocked off Presbyterian, 12-5, in the Big South Tournament. Furman took down Western Carolina, 9-7, in the Southern Conference Tournament. Wofford edged East Tennessee State, 2-1, in the Southern Conference Tournament. Clemson got a 7-1 win over Louisville yesterday in the ACC Tournament to boost their NCAA Tournament chances.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-7 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. Braves pregame starts at 7 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 8:15 p.m.

Sports for 5/23/19

In college baseball yesterday, the SEC Tournament began its double-elimination portion of the tournament. Georgia went into the 8th inning without a hit, and neither they nor Texas A&M had scored heading into the 9th. With two outs in the ninth, a two-run homer lifted #3 Georgia to a 2-0 win over #6 Texas A&M. In other SEC Tournament action, #2 Arkansas defeated #7 Ole Miss, 5-3. #1 Vanderbilt had no problems in taking down #8 Auburn, 11-1. #5 LSU and #4 Mississippi State went 17 innings before the Bulldogs came away with a 6-5 win over LSU. Today at 10:30, #7 Ole Miss faces #6 Texas A&M in an elimination game. At 2, #8 Auburn faces #5 LSU in an elimination game. In the winner's bracket, #2 Arkansas faces #3 Georgia at 5:30, and #1 Vanderbilt takes on #4 Mississippi State at 9.

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The ACC Tournament continued round-robin play yesterday. #12 Boston College upset #1 Louisville, 5-1. #2 Georgia Tech defeated #11 Notre Dame, 12-6. #5 North Carolina beat #9 Virginia 3-2 on a walk-off, bases-loaded hit-by-pitch. Today, Clemson faces #1 Louisville at 11 a.m. #4 Miami takes on #9 Virginia at 3. At 7, #3 NC State plays #10 Wake Forest.

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The Atlanta Braves used a six-run second inning to defeat San Francisco, 9-2. The Giants scored a run in the 4th and the 6th to close the gap to 6-2. The Braves scored three insurance runs in the 7th to cap the scoring. In the second, pitcher Max Fried hit into a fielder's choice that scored the first run. Ronald Acuna Jr. struck out but reached first on a wild pitch, with Ozzie Albies coming in to score. Dansby Swanson followed that up with a three-run homer, and Freddie Freeman followed with a solo shot to make it 6-0. Austin Riley hit a three-run homer in the 7th. Max Fried got his 7th win of the season, pitching six innings and giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. His ERA is now 2.88. The Braves moved to within 1-1/2 games of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. The Braves wrap up their series with the Giants today with a day game. First pitch is set for 3:45 p.m. Kevin Gausman (2-3, 4.31 ERA) takes on Madison Bumgarner (3-4, 4.21 ERA).

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Tonight, Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals features the Milwaukee Bucks at the Toronto Raptors. The series is tied at 2 games each. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. on TNT. The winner of the series will take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series at the San Francisco Giants. Braves pregame starts at 2:30, and the first pitch is set for 3:45. After the game, time permitting, we'll have Sports Talk until 8 p.m. 

Sports for 5/22/19

In ACC tournament baseball action yesterday, the Clemson Tigers fell to Boston College, 7-5, in 11 innings. Clemson took an early 1-0 lead before the Eagles made it 2-1 in the 3rd and 4-1 in the 5th. After Boston College made it 5-2 in the top of the 8th, Clemson rallied to tie the game in their half of the 8th. In the 11th, Boston College plated two runs to earn the win. Clemson will be back in action tomorrow against Louisville but have been eliminated from weekend action.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks baseball season is done after they fell to #5 LSU last night in the SEC Tournament, 8-6. South Carolina put 5 on the board in the 2nd inning but could not hold the lead, as the Tigers rallied for the win. The Gamecocks finished 28-28 overall, 12th place in the SEC.

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The Atlanta Braves looked good for much of their game last night against the San Francisco Giants, but bullpen woes led to a 4-3 loss. The Braves went up 1-0 in the first inning on a Nick Markakis RBI double. Evan Longoria tied it for the Giants in the bottom of the 1st with an RBI double. Brian McCann's sacrifice fly in the 6th put the Braves up 2-1, and a Freddie Freeman RBI single in the 7th extended the lead to 3-1. It would remain that way headed to the bottom of the 9th, when an RBI single cut the lead to 3-2. After that, a two-run single gave the Giants a walk-off win. Julio Teheran had a no-decision, pitching 5-2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Luke Jackson took the loss and the blown save, pitching 2/3 of an inning, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and striking out 1. Game 3 of the series is tonight at 9:45 p.m. Max Fried pitches for Atlanta, coming into the game with a 6-2 record and 2.86 ERA.

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The Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals on their home court last night, knocking off the Milwaukee Bucks, 120-102. The series is tied at two games each. Game 5 will be tomorrow night. The winner will face Golden State in the NBA Finals.

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The Stanley Cup Finals are now set, as the St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks last night, 5-1. The Blues won the series 4-2. They advance to face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-8 p.m. Tonight, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series in San Francisco taking on the Giants. Braves pregame begins at 8:30, and the first pitch is set for 9:45.

Sports for 5/21/19

Mike Soroka's ERA rose above 1 last night, but his 8 innings of two-hit, one-run ball were enough to lift the Braves to a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants last night. Sean Newcomb earned the save. Atlanta took an early 1-0 lead on a Ronald Acuna Jr. solo home run in the first inning. Austin Riley hit a two-run homer in the top of the 6th. Brandon Crawford hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 3-1. Acuna hit his second homer of the game in the 7th to cap the scoring. The Phillies won last night, so Atlanta remains 2.5 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. Tonight, the Braves and Giants get together at 9:45 p.m. Julio Teheran will pitch for the Braves against Shawn Anderson for the Giants.

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The Golden State Warriors punched their ticket to the NBA Finals last night, sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in four games in the Western Conference Finals. The final score last night was 119-117 in overtime. Stephen Curry scored 37 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Draymond Green also recorded a triple-double, with 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Golden State awaits the winner of the Milwaukee-Toronto series, which resumes tonight with Game 4. Milwaukee leads Toronto, 2-1. Tonight's game tips off at 8:30 on TNT.

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue tonight with the Western Conference Finals, as the St. Louis Blues host the San Jose Sharks. Face off is set for 8 p.m. St. Louis leads the series, 3-2. The winner will face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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In college baseball today, both South Carolina and Clemson are in action in their conference tournaments. South Carolina faces LSU in a single-elimination game tonight at 9 from Hoover, Alabama. Clemson will face Boston College today at 11 a.m. in round-robin play in the ACC Tournament.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-8 p.m. Tonight, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves are in San Francisco taking on the Giants. Braves pregame begins at 8:30, and the first pitch is set for 9:45.

Sports for 5/20/19

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2 in 10 innings. Atlanta gave up a solo home run in the top of the 10th and could not score in their half of the 10th. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman both hit solo homers in the contest, and all three Milwaukee runs came on solo shots, as well. The Braves hit the road for a 9:45 p.m. contest against the San Francisco Giants tonight. The Braves are 25-22. They will send Mike Soroka to the mound with a 4-1 record and a 0.98 ERA against Andrew Suarez, who makes his season debut for the Giants.

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In NBA action, the Toronto Raptors outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-112 in double overtime. Milwaukee leads the series, 2-1. Tonight, Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals will tip off on ESPN at 9 p.m. as Golden State visits Portland. The Warriors are looking to sweep the Trail Blazers.

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In college softball in the Tallahassee Regional, Florida State defeated South Carolina, 7-6.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks did clinch a spot in the SEC Tournament and will take on LSU tomorrow at 9 p.m. Clemson will take on Boston College in the ACC Tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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Kyle Larson won the All-Star Race in Charlotte this weekend. Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, and Bubba Wallace were the top 5. Aric Almirola finished 6th, followed by Austin Dillon, Alex Bowman, William Byron, and Martin Truex Jr.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:30, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to San Francisco to take on the Giants. First pitch is set for 9:45 p.m.

Sports for 5/17/19

Earlier this week, Union County High School announced that former assistant coach and former assistant coach at 5A state champion Dorman, Mitchell Moss, will be the new head basketball coach for the Union County High School varsity boys basketball team. In a statement, Moss said, "First off, I would like to thank my family--mom, dad, brothers, twin sister, and especially my wife, Destiny--for always being there and supporting me. I would also like to thank Coach Joe Pitt who gave me my first coaching job at Sims and allowed me to watch his practices and games. To Coach Will Hickson, thanks for believing in me and moving me up to be his varsity assistant for seven years. Coach Thomas Ryan, head coach at Dorman, who believed I could be a valuable asset to Dorman basketball and gave me the opportunity to join his staff. I am forever grateful. Thank you to the committee and school board for choosing me to lead the Union County varsity boys basketball program. It's a great opportunity to come back home to coach. I am honored to be the head boys basketball coach at Union County. The journey begins June 3rd. Together, we attack."

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The Atlanta Braves took down the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 10-2. The Braves are 23-21 on the season. Austin Riley went 3-4 with an RBI. Julio Teheran pitched 5+ scoreless innings, and the Braves won for the 5th time in their last six games. Adam Wainwright pitched 4 innings, giving up 5 earned runs. He struck out two and walked five.

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In the Western Conference Finals last night, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 114-111, to take a 2-0 series lead. Stephen Curry scored 37 points in the game. Golden State rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to take control of the second half. Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 23 points. Tonight, Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals features the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Toronto Raptors at 8:30 p.m. on TNT. Milwaukee leads the series, 1-0.

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In college baseball, the South Carolina Gamecocks were blasted by #5 Mississippi State last night, 24-7. The Gamecocks fall to 7-21 in the SEC. They are still tied for 12th in the SEC standings. The Clemson Tigers took down Wake Forest last night, 4-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Milwaukee Brewers at SunTrust Park. Braves pregame starts at 6:05 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 5/16/19

In softball last night, Union County High School fell to Battery Creek, 2-1, and giving the Dolphins the AAA state title. For the Lady Jackets, it was their 6th-straight appearance in the state championship, earning four titles along the way. Union County took the early lead on a Kristin Kicidis solo homer in the top of the 2nd. Battery Creek tied the game in the bottom of the 4th with a solo homer. Battery Creek later hit another homer to take the 2-1 win.

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The final regular season series for both South Carolina and Clemson get underway tonight. The Gamecocks will travel to Starkville, MS, to take on #5 Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. The Gamecocks are tied with Kentucky and Alabama for the final spot to get into the SEC Tournament. Clemson will close out the season at home against Wake Forest starting tonight at 6 p.m. Both series run Thursday through Saturday.

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The Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night, as Mike Soroka pitched a gem. The Braves shut out the Cardinals on three hits, winning 4-0. The Braves scored single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings and two more in the 8th. Ronald Acuna Jr. scored on a throwing error in the 3rd. Austin Riley hit a solo homer in the 4th, and Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer in the 8th. Mike Soroka pitched 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, issuing 3 walks, and striking out 3. He improves to 4-1 on the season with a 0.98 ERA. Luke Jackson got the save. The Braves and Cardinals are back at it tonight, with Julio Teheran on the mound for the Braves. He is 2-4 with a 4.26 ERA. Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for St. Louis. He is 3-3 with a 4.15 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. The Braves are in second place in the NL East, 2.5 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

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The Eastern Conference Finals tipped off last night, and Milwaukee defeated Toronto, 108-100, to take a 1-0 series lead. Tonight will be Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals, as Golden State leads Portland, 1-0. ESPN has the coverage starting at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals. Braves pregame starts at 6:05 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 5/15/19

The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets travel to Beaufort tonight to take on Battery Creek in game two of the state championship series. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The Lady Jackets lost game 1 and must win to advance to a winner-take-all third game at a neutral site.

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In NBA action last night, Golden State took down Portland, 116-94. The Warriors lead the Western Conference Finals, 1-0. Stephen Curry led the way with 36 points, shooting 12-23 from the field. Damian Lillard led the Trailblazers with 19 points.

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In college baseball yesterday, South Carolina defeated USC Upstate, 1-0, with a walk-off hit in the 9th. Clemson blasted Coastal Carolina, 14-3.

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The Atlanta Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 14-3. Three Cardinals hit three-run homers in the game. Mike Foltynewicz got the loss, giving up 8 runs in 4-2/3 innings. The Braves are 21-21 on the season, while St. Louis improves to 23-19. The Braves are 3.5 games behind the Phillies, tied with the Mets for second place. Washington is 8 back of Philadelphia.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS softball for you, as the Lady Jackets travel to Beaufort to take on Battery Creek. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and we'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups.  

Sports for 5/14/19

If the Lady Jackets are going to claim another state title this year, they'll have to do it the hard way. Battery Creek knocked off Union County last night, 2-1. It was a pitchers' duel through three innings. Battery Creek loaded the bases in the 4th and pushed across one run to give the Dolphins a 1-0 lead. In the 5th, a one-out walk came back to bite Union County, as the runner ended up scoring on a throwing error later in the inning to give Battery Creek a 2-0 lead. Makayla Grady led off Union County's half of the 5th with a walk. She moved to third on a bunt and scored on an RBI single to cut the deficit to 2-1, but Union County couldn't push across the tying run. Battery Creek had four hits and an error, while Union County managed just three hits and an error. Bailey Betenbaugh struck out 8 in 7 innings of work. Game 2 will be Wednesday night at 6 at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort. Game 3, if necessary, would be played Friday at a neutral location to be determined.

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The Atlanta Braves get back in action tonight at SunTrust Park, taking on the St. Louis Cardinals. The homestand will feature three games with the Cardinals and three games with Milwaukee. Mike Foltynewicz will take the mound for Atlanta. He is 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA. He will face Jack Flaherty, who comes in with a 3-3 record and 4.32 ERA. The Braves are 21-20 on the season, 3.5 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. St. Louis comes in 22-19, third in the NL Central, trailing the Chicago Cubs by 3.5 games. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

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In college baseball, the Clemson Tigers have their final road game of the regular season tonight, as they travel to Conway to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. They will close out the regular season at home against Wake Forest this Thursday-Saturday. The Gamecocks, fresh off their first winning series in the SEC this year, will host USC Upstate tonight at 7. They hit the road to take on Mississippi State Thursday through Saturday to close out the season. It is still up in the air as to whether they will make it into the SEC Tournament this year. They are currently tied with Kentucky and Alabama for the final spot in the tournament.

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The Western Conference Final in the NBA gets underway tonight, as the Portland Trail Blazers travel to take on the Golden State Warriors at 9 p.m. ESPN has the TV coverage. The Eastern Conference Final tips off tomorrow, with Toronto at Milwaukee at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow on TNT.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals. The pregame show begins at 6:05 p.m., and first pitch is set for 7:20.

Sports for 5/13/19

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets rallied from the brink of elimination Friday night to win the Upper State Championship and advance to face Battery Creek in the state championship series. The Yellow Jackets will host the Battery Creek Dolphins tonight at 6 p.m. Tickets for tonight’s game are $8. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Lady Jackets head to Beaufort to take on Battery Creek in game 2 of the series. If a third game is needed, it will be played at a neutral location on Friday. Let’s get a huge crowd out at Timken to support the Lady Jackets in their final home game of the year.

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The Lady Jackets were one strike away from elimination in game 1 of the Upper State Championship Friday night at Broome. The Lady Centurions scored 3 runs in the 3rd inning and held a 3-0 lead through 5. Union County broke through for one run in the 6th to make it 3-1. Kalli Petty doubled to open the inning. After two walks and two outs, Courtney Seymore drove in a run with an infield single that the shortstop couldn’t handle, and Kristin Kicidis drove in two runs with an RBI double to give the Lady Jackets a 4-3 lead. Broome loaded the bases in the 7th behind a single and a couple of walks before Bailey Betenbaugh struck out the final Broome batter to end the first game. After a short break, the two teams got after it again, with Broome again jumping out on top with single runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. Union County made it 2-1 in the bottom of the second, and they took the lead with three runs in the 3rd, courtesy of a Courtney Seymore two-run triple. Seymore came in to score on an errant throw to third.    They extended the lead with three more runs in the 5th and defeated Broome, 7-2. Makayla Grady, Kristin Kicidis, and Kalli Petty tallied 6 of the Lady Jackets’ 10 hits in the contest. Betenbaugh pitched two complete games, striking out 6 in the first game and 9 in the second, and giving up just four hits in each contest.

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Congratulations to Union County High School senior Day’vonn Briggs, who placed 5th in the boys 200-meter dash in the AAA state track finals on Saturday, finishing with a time of 22.23 seconds, just .05 seconds out of 3rd place and 1.09 seconds behind the winner.

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In college baseball over the weekend, the Clemson Tigers lost two of three to NC State. The Wolfpack took the opening game, 6-1. Clemson beat NC State on Saturday in 10 innings, 4-3. The Wolfpack took Sunday’s matchup, 8-3. Clemson is 30-22 overall and 13-14 in ACC play. The Tigers have their final road game of the regular season Tuesday night as they travel to Conway to take on Coastal Carolina. This Thursday through Saturday, they close out regular season play by hosting Wake Forest.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks snapped their 7-game losing streak and won their first SEC series of the season against Kentucky. The Gamecocks won Friday, 5-4, and clinched the series win with an 11-3 win on Saturday. They dropped Sunday’s contest, 6-2. South Carolina improves to 26-25 overall and 7-20 in SEC play. The Gamecocks host USC Upstate Tuesday night at 7 and close out the regular season on the road at Mississippi State Thursday through Saturday.

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The Atlanta Braves got their groove back in Arizona, taking 3 of the 4 games of the series. After losing Thursday in the opener, 3-2, the Braves beat Arizona 2-1, 6-4, and 5-3. The Braves improve to 21-20 on the season, 2nd in the NL East, 3 games behind Philadelphia. The Braves are off today before a homestand against NL Central foes St. Louis and Milwaukee.

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Kawhi Leonard hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Philadelphia 76ers, 92-90, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 4-3 series victory. The Raptors will take on the #1 seed Milwaukee Bucks in a best-of-seven series for the right to advance to the NBA Finals. In the other game 7 played last night, the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from an early 17-point deficit behind 37 points for CJ McCollum as Portland defeated Denver, 100-96, to advance to their first Western Conference Finals since 2000. The Trail Blazers will take on the Golden State Warriors, where for the first time in NBA history, brothers will meet in a conference final, as Stephen Curry of Golden State takes on Seth Curry of Portland.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have state championship softball for you, as the Union County High School Yellow Jackets will host the Battery Creek Dolphins at the Timken Sports Complex. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. We’ll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups for you.

Sports for 5/10/19

Union County High School’s softball team plays for the Upper State Championship tonight at Broome. The Lady Jackets come into the game needing two wins to advance to the state championship series on Monday, while Broome needs one win. First pitch of game 1 is set for 5:30 p.m.

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Statewide softball matchups tonight in class 5A has Fort Mill at Byrnes and Ashley Ridge at Lexington. In class 4A, Palmetto is at BHP and Colleton County travels to Hartsville. In class 3A, Union County is at Broome and Battery Creek hosts Hanahan. In 2A, Central travels to Ninety Six, while Andrews hosts Latta. In 1A, Dixie hosts McBee, and Lake View hosts Branchville.

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The state championship series matchups have been set for high school baseball. Game 1 in the series is scheduled for tomorrow. In Class 5A, Blythewood faces Dutch Fork. In 4A, Eastside takes on Midland Valley. In 3A, Crescent plays Bishop England. In 2A, Landrum takes on Oceanside Collegiate. In 1A, McBee faces Green Sea-Floyds.

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The Gamecocks and Tigers are in action this weekend. South Carolina hosts Kentucky, while Clemson travels to face NC State.

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The Atlanta Braves opened their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks with an extra-innings loss. Arizona won, 3-2. The Braves managed just 5 hits in the contest. After Arizona went up 1-0 in the 2nd, Atlanta answered with an Ozzie Albies RBI double in the 3rd. The game remained tied at 1 until the 9th. Josh Donaldson gave the Braves a 2-1 lead with a solo homer, but David Peralta tied it with a homer in the bottom of the 9th. AJ Minter failed to record an out in the 10th inning, giving up a hit and a walk and the game-winning RBI single. The Braves fall to 18-20, 4 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. The Braves and Diamondbacks get together again tonight at 9:40 p.m. Julio Teheran takes on Zach Greinke.

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Two NBA playoff series have been pushed to a deciding game 7 after last night’s action. Philadelphia evened their series with Toronto with a 112-101 win, and Portland did the same, defeating Denver, 119-108. Tonight, Golden State travels to Houston at 9 p.m. ESPN has the TV coverage for the game. The Warriors lead the series, 3-2.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS softball for you, as the Lady Jackets play for the Upper State Championship against Broome. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m., and we’ll be on the air around 5:20 p.m. Game two, if necessary, will follow. Union County must win twice to advance, while Broome needs just one win to move on to the state championship. After the games, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves continue their series at Arizona. First pitch is set for 9:40 p.m.

Sports for 5/9/19

Union County exacted revenge against Indian Land. In the first round of the Upper State Tournament, Indian Land blew out Union County, 10-3. The Lady Jackets returned the favor last night, winning 15-5. Union County jumped out to a 9-0 lead after 3 innings. Indian Land tried to make it interesting, scoring 5 runs in the 5th to close the gap to 9-5. Union County responded, scoring 3 runs in the 6th and 7th innings to put the game away. The Jackets scored 15 runs on 13 hits and committed 4 errors. The Lady Warriors had 5 runs on 6 hits and committed 5 errors. The Lady Jackets hit five home runs in the contest. Kailee Stepp and Ashanti Young led the Union County offense with 3 hits each. Stepp had two home runs and drove in 5 runs and Young had a homer and 3 RBIs. Adelynn Ferrell also homered for Union County. Courtney Seymore added 2 hits and Kristin Kicidis added 2 RBIs. Bailey Betenbaugh went the distance for Union County, striking out 7 and walking 4. In the game, Betenbaugh recorded her 700th career strikeout. Union County advances to the Upper State Championship Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Broome. Union County must win twice to advance to the state championship, while Broome needs just one win. In the lower state, Hanahan defeated Aynor, 7-4, to advance to the Lower State Championship at Battery Creek.

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In high school baseball, Crescent defeated Chapman last night, 10-3, to win the 3A Upper State Championship. In class 5A, Blythewood shut out JL Mann, 3-0. In class 4A, BHP defeated Eastside in the first game, 5-3, but Eastside won the 2nd and deciding game, 2-0. In class 2A, Andrew Jackson beat Landrum in the first game, 13-7, but Landrum defeated Andrew Jackson in the second game, 8-1. McBee shut out Dixie 2-0 on Wednesday.

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The Clemson Tigers used an 11-run 4th inning to blast The Citadel last night, 17-3. Next up for the Tigers is a weekend series at NC State. The South Carolina Gamecocks lost their midweek game to the Furman Paladins last night, 7-4. South Carolina hosts Kentucky this weekend in a three-game set. The Gamecocks haven’t won since beating Charleston Southern on April 23rd.

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The LA Dodgers completed their sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 9-4 victory last night. Mike Foltynewicz got the loss for Atlanta, pitching 6 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 5 hits, striking out two and walking four. He also gave up two home runs. Ronald Acuna, Jr., hit a two-run homer in the 4th, and RBI singles by Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman gave the Braves their final runs in the 7th. The bullpen allowed two runs each in the 7th and 8th innings. The Braves face the Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game series starting tonight at 9:40 p.m. Mike Soroka toes the rubber for Atlanta against Luke Weaver of Arizona.

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The Milwaukee Bucks eliminated the Boston Celtics last night and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 116-91 victory. Milwaukee won the series, 4-1. In the most tightly contested series of the playoffs so far, with neither team winning by more than 6 points, Golden State claimed a 104-99 victory over Houston to take a 3-2 series lead. Tonight, Toronto travels to Philadelphia for an 8 p.m. contest. Toronto leads the series, 3-2. Denver plays at Portland tonight at 10:30. Denver leads that series, 3-2. Both games can be seen on ESPN.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:25, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 9:40 p.m.

Sports for 5/8/19

The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team is back in action tonight in an elimination game at Indian Land. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The winner will advance to the Upper State Championship at Broome on Friday and would have to win twice to advance to the state championship. In the lower state, Aynor has a rematch at Hanahan in an elimination game, with Battery Creek awaiting the winner for the Lower State Championship.

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The high school baseball Upper State and Lower State championships will be decided today. In Class 5A, JL Mann is at Blythewood and Dutch Fork is at River Bluff. In Class 4A, BHP is at Eastside, while Midland Valley hosts Airport. In class 3A, Crescent hosts Chapman, while Strom Thurmond travels to Bishop England. In class 2A, Andrew Jackson travels to face Landrum, while Oceanside Collegiate will host Gray Collegiate Academy. In class 1A, McBee hosts Dixie, while Branchville travels to Green Sea-Floyds.

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The Clemson Tigers lost their midweek game to the Presbyterian College Blue Hose last night, 8-7. Jimmy Marcelli’s two-run homer in the 7th broke open a 6-6 game and gave Presbyterian their winning margin. Clemson falls to 28-20, while PC improves to 23-25. Clemson will host their final midweek home game of the regular season against The Citadel tonight at 6 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will host Furman tonight at 7 p.m. at Founders Park.

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The Atlanta Braves had no answer to Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu, who pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout, striking out 6. LA beat Atlanta, 9-0. The Braves also had no answer for Justin Turner, who went 4-5 with 6 RBIs and 3 home runs. The Braves will try to salvage a win in the series tonight in Los Angeles. First pitch is again set for 10:10 p.m. Mike Foltynewicz takes the mound for the Braves against Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.

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Clemson announced the Clemson Hall of Fame Class of 2019, and nine Tigers are entering this year. The class includes Clemson’s #2 all-time leading football rusher James Davis, All-American offensive lineman Dave Thompson, baseball All-American and former Major League player Brian Kowitz, former All-ACC basketball player K.C. Rivers, Jimmy Glenn, a finalist for the Hermann Award, the Heisman Trophy of college soccer,  and Mitch Sprengelmeyer, the first player in college men’s tennis history to win national Senior Player of the Year and the national Sportsmanship Award (Von Nostrand Award) in the same year.

Also included in the 2019 Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame Class are Karen Hartmann, a women’s track great who made the ACC 50-Year Anniversary team in 2002,  Nadra Simmons, a seven-time women’s swimming All-American, and Terry Don Phillips, Clemson’s award winning athletic director from 2002-12, who made the decision to hire Dabo Swinney as head football coach in 2008.

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The Toronto Raptors beat down the Philadelphia 76ers last night, 125-89, to take a 3-2 series lead. The Denver Nuggets grabbed the lead in their series, as well, beating the Portland Trail Blazers, 124-98, for a 3-2 series lead. Tonight, Boston is at Milwaukee at 8 p.m. on TNT. The Bucks lead the series, 3-1. Houston travels to Golden State at 10:30 for game 5 of that series, which is tied at 2. TNT has TV coverage of that game, as well.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS softball for you, as Union County travels to Indian Land to take on the Lady Warriors. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Sports for 5/7/19

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets baseball team saw their season come to a close at the hands of Chapman last night. The Jackets lost 10-0 in 5 innings. Chapman led 1-0 in the 2nd inning but broke the game open with 5 in the 3rd and 4 more in the 4th. The Panthers had 7 hits in the contest and no errors. Union County managed just three hits and had three errors. Willie Jeter had two of the hits for the Jackets. Garrison Hendrix went three innings for the Jackets, striking out 3. Kaleb Small and T.T. Kershaw also saw action on the mound for the Jackets. Even though the season has now come to an end, we congratulate Union County on a great season and on being one of the top 8 teams in the state in class AAA. Chapman advances to face Crescent in the Upper State Championship on Wednesday.

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Union County softball fended off elimination by shutting out perennial softball power Crescent last night, 4-0. Union County scored 4 runs on 6 hits and committed 3 errors. Crescent managed just 3 hits and committed one error. Union County plated two runs in the first and 2 more in the third to complete the scoring. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out 6 and walking 1. Adelynn Ferrell led the way for the Lady Jackets with two hits, driving in all four runs. Ryleigh Earls also had two hits for Union County. The Lady Jackets will travel to Indian Land Wednesday at 6 p.m. for an elimination game against the Lady Warriors. Indian Land fell to Broome last night, 5-1.  

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The Clemson Tigers will host Presbyterian College tonight at 6 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

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Last night, the LA Dodgers scored all their runs in the first 5 innings off Kevin Gausman and held off a Braves rally to claim a 5-3 victory over Atlanta. The Dodgers used an RBI groundout, a passed ball, an RBI single, a sacrifice fly, and an RBI double to build a 5-0 lead after 5 innings. A Freddie Freeman two-run homer in the 6th cut the lead to 5-2, and a Nick Markakis solo homer made it 5-3 in the 7th, but the Braves could get no closer. The bullpen did its job, holding the Dodgers to just two hits and issuing one walk over 3-2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Kevin Gausman drops to 1-3 with an ERA of 5. Tonight, Max Fried takes the mound for the Braves against Hyun-jin Ryu for the Dodgers. Fried is 4-1 with a 2.11 ERA, and Ryu is 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA. First pitch is set for 10:10 p.m.

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In the NBA Playoffs last night, the #1 Milwaukee Bucks took another step toward the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating Boston 113-101 to take a 3-1 series lead. Houston edged Golden State, 112-108, tying their series at 2. Tonight, Philadelphia is at Toronto at 8 p.m., and Portland is at Denver at 10:30. Both games will be on TNT. Both series are tied at two games apiece.

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In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Boston Bruins advanced to the Conference Finals with a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, winning the series, 4-2. Boston will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the next round. The Colorado Avalanche forced a deciding game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory over San Jose, tying the series at 3. Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dallas Stars are at the St. Louis Blues for a winner-take-all 7th game. The series is tied at 3.

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Tonight on WBCU, we’ll have Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:55 p.m., we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves are on the west coast taking on the LA Dodgers. First pitch is set for 10:10 p.m.

Sports for 5/6/19

If Union County’s baseball or softball teams are going to make it to the state championship this year, they’ll have to do it the hard way. Union County softball fell to Indian Land Friday night, 10-3. Indian Land scored 10 runs on 9 hits and had 3 errors. Union County had 3 runs on 6 hits and committed 6 errors. Union County jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Indian Land roared back with 5 in the bottom of the 1st. They made the score 6-1 in the 2nd. Union County plated single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings to cut the gap to 6-3, before Indian Land exploded for four more runs in the bottom of the 4th for the final margin. Ryleigh Earls, Kristin Kicidis, and Courtney Seymore had all the Lady Jackets’ hits, with two apiece. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched 6 innings, recording 8 strikeouts. Union County will host Crescent tonight at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. The Tigers fell to Broome, 5-2. The Union County-Crescent winner will advance to a Wednesday contest against either Indian Land or Broome, while the loser goes home.

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The Yellow Jackets baseball team fell to Crescent on Saturday, 5-4. Union County outhit Crescent, 10-8, and both teams committed two errors. Union County took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd and made it 3-0 in the 3rd. Crescent tied the game in the top of the 4th. Crescent took a 4-3 lead in the 6th, but Union County tied the game in their half of the inning. Crescent scored one more in the 7th to take the 5-4 win. Trey Parks and Garrison Hendrix led the way at the plate with three hits each. Rett Wages pitched 6 innings, striking out 3. Union County will host Chapman today at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. Chapman eliminated Camden on Saturday, 4-2. The Union County-Chapman winner will travel to Iva and take on Crescent for the Upper State Championship on Wednesday and would have to win twice to advance to the state championship. The loser goes home.

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In college baseball over the weekend, Clemson split its series with Gardner Webb. The Tigers won at home on Saturday, 10-2, but they lost on the road on Sunday, 9-7. Next up for Clemson is a home contest Tuesday night against Presbyterian College at 6 p.m. They host The Citadel Wednesday at 6, and then travel to Raleigh for a 3-game weekend series at NC State. The Gamecocks were swept by #4 Vanderbilt over the weekend. They lost a 22-11 slugfest on Friday. Saturday’s game was rained out, leading to a Sunday doubleheader, which the Gamecocks lost, 9-3 and 6-2. Next up for South Carolina is a Wednesday home game against Furman at 7 p.m. This weekend, South Carolina hosts Kentucky for a three-game weekend series.

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The Atlanta Braves swept the Miami Marlins over the weekend. They won 7-2 on Friday, 9-2 on Saturday, and 3-1 in 10 innings on Sunday. The Braves improve to 18-16 overall, second in the division, 1-1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. The Braves head to the west coast for a three-game series at the LA Dodgers. First pitch is set for 10:10 p.m. Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Atlanta against Walker Buehler for the Dodgers.

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In the NBA playoffs over the weekend, Milwaukee defeated Boston Friday night, 123-116, to take a 2-1 series lead. Portland knocked off Denver in an epic 4-overtime battle, 140-137, to lead their series, 2-1. On Saturday, Houston edged Golden State in overtime, 126-121, to get their first win in the series. Golden State leads, 2-1. Yesterday, Toronto got by Philadelphia, 101-96, to tie their series at 2. Denver beat Portland, 116-112, to tie their series at 2, as well. Tonight, Milwaukee travels to Boston for game 4 of their series at 7 p.m. on TNT. Golden State visits Houston in game 4 of their series at 9:30 on TNT.

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For the first time in its 145-year history, the winner of the Kentucky Derby was disqualified. Maximum Security was deemed to have impeded the progress of War of Will coming around the final turn, forcing Country House to have to take the turn wider than normal. Country House, at 65-1 odds, became the second-biggest longshot to win the Derby in its history. Code of Honor finished 2nd and Tacitus 3rd.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Union County High School baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets host Chapman at 6 p.m. in an elimination game. We’ll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups, and first pitch is set for 6 p.m. We’ll have updates on the Union County-Crescent softball game throughout the game, as well.

Sports for 5/3/19

It took 11 innings, but Mason Melton’s walk-off single scored Chandler Northern and sent Union County to the winner’s bracket with a 5-4 win. Camden broke out the bats first, scoring twice in the top of the first inning. Union County tied the game in the bottom of the 2nd. Camden added runs in the 6th and 7th to take a 4-2 lead and were 3 outs away from defeating the Jackets. Union County refused to back down, tying the game with 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th. After 3-1/2 scoreless innings, Melton’s RBI single sealed the win for Union County in the bottom of the 11th. Melton finished the game with 2 hits and 2 RBIs for Union County. Garrison Hendrix pitched 5 innings, Kaleb Small pitched 4, and TT Kershaw pitched two in the contest. Kershaw struck out three Camden batters. Union County will host Crescent Saturday at noon. Crescent rallied for a 6-3 victory over Chapman last night.

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Union County softball travels to face Indian Land tonight at 6 p.m. in the first round of the Upper State playoffs. Win or lose, the Lady Jackets will host either Crescent or Broome on Monday at 6 p.m. We’ll have tonight’s game for you on WBCU.

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The San Diego Padres shellacked the Atlanta Braves yesterday, 11-2, earning a split of the 4-game series. Mike Foltynewicz pitched 4-2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 runs, though only 2 of them were earned. He struck out 3. Reliever Shane Carle pitched the 6th inning, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs. San Diego broke open a 1-0 ballgame with 5 runs in the 5th and 5 more in the 6th to take an 11-0 lead. Atlanta scored its only two runs in the bottom of the 6th on a Nick Markakis two-run single. The Braves head to Miami to take on the Marlins this weekend. First pitch tonight is set for 7:10 p.m., and we’ll join the game in progress after UCHS softball.

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The Clemson Tigers have a home-and-home two-game series with Gardner Webb this weekend. The Tigers host the Bulldogs Saturday at 3, and they travel to Shelby, NC, on Sunday at 2. The Gamecocks host #4 Vanderbilt this weekend. Tonight’s first pitch is at 7, Saturday’s game starts at 8, and Sunday’s contest is at 1:30.

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Last night, Philadelphia knocked off the Toronto Raptors, 116-95. The 76ers lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1. Tonight’s schedule has Milwaukee at Boston at 8 p.m. on ESPN, and Denver at Portland at 10:30 on ESPN. Both series are tied, 1-1.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS softball, as Union County travels to Indian Land to take on the Lady Warriors at 6 p.m. After the game, we’ll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves are in Miami taking on the Marlins.

Sports for 5/2/19

Union County High School’s varsity baseball team is back in action tonight in the Upper State Tournament. Union County will host Camden today at 6 p.m. According to the bracket, win or lose, they will have a game Saturday against either Crescent or Chapman. Crescent plays at Chapman tonight. In the lower state, Strom Thurmond hosts Aynor and Bishop England hosts Gilbert.

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Union County High School’s varsity softball team claimed the District 3 championship last night with a 3-0 win over Chapman. Union County scored 3 runs on 7 hits and had no errors. Chapman managed 4 hits and committed 2 errors. Kailee Stepp and Bailey Betenbaugh had two hits each for the Lady Jackets, with Courtney Seymore, Adelynn Ferrell, and Betenbaugh driving in the runs. Betenbaugh pitched a complete game, striking out 6 and walking 3. Union County scored a run in the bottom of the 4th and added two more in the 5th for the win. Union County softball advances to the Upper State Tournament, where they will travel to Indian Land at noon on Saturday. Broome will host Crescent in the other game on Saturday.

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The Atlanta Braves got another stellar performance from Max Fried on the mound, and the Braves beat the San Diego Padres last night, 5-1. Atlanta went ahead in the first inning on a Dansby Swanson sacrifice fly. Manny Machado tied the game with a homer in the 4th. Ozzie Albies doubled in a run in the 5th to give the Braves a 2-1 lead. Ronald Acuna, Jr. padded the lead with an RBI infield single in the 7th, and Dansby Swanson followed with a two-run homer to put the game away. The Braves and Padres wrap up their series today at 12:10 p.m. We’ll join the game in progress after an abbreviated noon report. Mike Foltynewicz is back on the mound for the Braves, facing Matt Strahm of the Padres.

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NBA playoff action from last night saw the Portland Trail Blazers tie their series with the Denver Nuggets, knocking off Denver, 97-90. The series is tied at 1. Tonight, the Toronto Raptors travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. The series is tied at a game apiece.

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In hockey action, Carolina beat the NY Islanders, 5-2, to take a 3-0 series lead. Dallas knocked off St. Louis, 4-2, to tie the series at 2-2. Tonight, Boston is at Columbus, and San Jose is at Colorado.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the San Diego Padres. First pitch is set for 12:10 p.m., and we’ll join the game in progress after an abbreviated noon report around 12:35 p.m. Tonight, we’ll have Union County High School baseball, as the Jackets host Camden to open the Upper State Tournament. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Sports for 5/1/19

Regular season sports at Union County High School have ended for the year. Coming up tonight, the Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team will be in action against the Chapman Panthers for the District 3 championship. Union County needs one win tonight to advance to the Upper State Tournament, while Chapman must win twice. First pitch of the first game is set for 6 p.m., with the second to follow, if necessary.

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The question came up why the softball team is in District 3 while the baseball team is in District 4, but that all has to do with seeding. The #1 seed in Region 3 is placed in District 3, while the #2 seed is in District 4, the #3 seed is in District 1, and the #4 seed goes to District 2. Softball was the region champions, while the baseball team earned a #2 seed.

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In other softball action tonight, in District 1, Crescent hosts Chesnee. In District 2, Broome hosts Seneca. In District 4, Indian Land will host Woodruff.

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Union County High School baseball will be in action tomorrow night hosting Camden. In the other Upper State tournament game, Crescent is at Chapman. Winners and losers are slated to play on Saturday.

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There are no midweek games in college baseball this week. Clemson will play a home-and-home series Saturday and Sunday with Gardner-Webb. Saturday's game at Clemson will be at 3, and Sunday will be in Shelby, NC, at 2 p.m. The Gamecocks will host #4 Vanderbilt this weekend.

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The Braves fell to San Diego last night, 4-3. Julio Teheran got the loss for Atlanta. The Padres went up 1-0 early before the Braves scored two in the second for a 2-1 lead. San Diego tied the game in the 3rd and went ahead 4-2 in the 6th. The Braves scored one run in the 8th but could get no closer. Matt Joyce had a two-run single in the 2nd, and Ronald Acuna, Jr. had an RBI single in the 8th to provide the scoring for the Braves. Game three of the series is tonight at 7:20. Max Fried gets the start for Atlanta. He is 3-1 with a 2.30 ERA. We'll join the game in progress after UCHS softball.

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The Milwaukee Bucks evened their series with the Boston Celtics last night at a game apiece with a 123-102 win. Golden State took a 2-0 lead over Houston with a 115-109 win. Tonight, Portland is at Denver at 9 p.m. on TNT. Denver leads the series, 1-0.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have UCHS softball for you, as Union County hosts Chapman for the District 3 championship at the Timken Sports Complex. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Game two, if necessary, will follow. After the game, time permitting, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves host the San Diego Padres.

Sports for 4/30/19

There are no sports at Union County High School today. In Miracle League action, Joe’s Bobcat and Lawn Care faces Gillespie Milliken at 6, and Fantastics play Michelangelo’s at 7.

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The Union County High School varsity boys’ basketball team will have a new head coach next season. Coach Will Hickson made this announcement on his Facebook page:

“Sitting in Mrs. Dale Goff’s Math class in 1986-1987 I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Teach Math and Coach Basketball in Union. Well for 19 years plus 3 more volunteering I got to live my dream at Jonesville High School and Union County High School. Not many people are able to actually have their dreams come true. Well I did. I have met some of the greatest people I know during my time here and will continue to hold them near and dear to my heart. Man I love our kids! I have been fortunate to teach and coach the best kids in the country for 19 years. I hope I have made half the impact on them as they have me. I appreciate everyone who has supported me throughout the years. I will always be a Yellow Jacket. I have accepted a job in District 3 in Spartanburg. I will teach Math at The Middle School of Pacolet, Coach 7th Grade Football, and will be the Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach at Broome High School. I look forward to going and working in such a great district with such great people. I Can’t wait to get started doing what I do best, building relationships with the students and staff in District 3.”

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Union County High School’s baseball team advances to the Upper State tournament following their victory last night over Indian Land. It wasn’t easy, though, as Indian Land defeated Union County in the first game, 4-3 in 8 innings. Indian Land had 4 runs on 7 hits and committed 3 errors, while Union County scored 3 runs on 5 hits and had 5 errors. A costly error in the top of the 8th led to the Warriors scoring twice later in the inning. Union County rallied for a run in the bottom of the inning and had runners in scoring position, but they couldn’t push them across. Rett Wages pitched 5 innings and recorded 5 strikeouts. Garrison Hendrix pitched three innings, as well. TJ Betenbaugh led the way at the plate for the Jackets, recording two hits and an RBI. Game 2 was a much different story. Union County blasted the Warriors, 21-0 in 5 innings. The Jackets scored two runs in the first and second to take a 4-0 lead. They added 3 runs in the 4th, making the score 7-0. Union County exploded for 14 runs in the top of the 5th for the final 21-0 margin. Union County had 21 runs on 9 hits and no errors, while Indian Land had no runs on 3 hits and committed 4 errors. Garrison Hendrix had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Kaleb Small had one hit and two RBIs. Small pitched 4 innings, giving up 3 hits and recording 5 strikeouts and no walks. TT Kershaw pitched a perfect 5th inning to close out the victory. Union County advances to host Camden on Thursday. Camden defeated Emerald twice yesterday, 5-3 and 2-1. In other Upper State action, Crescent took the District 1 championship by defeating Broome, 3-2. Chapman advances as the District 2 champion, knocking off Woodruff yesterday, 9-2.

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Tomorrow, Union County softball plays for the district 3 championship, as the Lady Jackets will host Chapman at 6 p.m. Union County needs one win to advance, while Chapman has to win twice.

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The Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres last night, 3-1. Mike Soroka got the win for Atlanta, pitching 6 innings, giving up 1 run while striking out 8 and walking one. Ozzie Albies homered for Atlanta in the win.

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In the NBA last night, Philadelphia took down Toronto, 94-89, evening their series at a game apiece. Denver beat Portland last night, 121-113, taking a 1-0 series lead. Tonight, Boston is at Milwaukee, while Houston is at Golden State. Both games will air on TNT.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the San Diego Padres. Braves pregame begins at 6:05 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:20.

Sports for 4/29/19

Around Union County in sports tonight, the Union County High School varsity baseball team will host the District 4 championship in class AAA, as the Jackets welcome the Indian Land Warriors to the Timken Sports Complex. Union County needs one win to advance to the Upper State tournament, while Indian Land would have to win twice to advance. The first game will begin at 5 p.m., with the second game to follow, if needed.

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The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team will host the District 3 championship on Wednesday. They will host the winner of tonight's Chapman-Chester game Wednesday at 6. Union County needs one win to advance, while Chapman or Chester would have to win twice.

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In college baseball, Missouri swept South Carolina over the weekend, 5-2, 11-0, and 9-7. South Carolina falls to 24-20 on the season, 5-16 in the SEC. They will host #4 Vanderbilt this weekend. Clemson lost two of three to Georgia Tech over the weekend. Clemson lost 8-7 on Friday and 13-8 on Saturday. Sunday, Clemson salvaged a win, 11-7. They will have a two-game series against Gardner-Webb this weekend in a home-and-home series.

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In the NBA playoffs, the #4 Boston Celtics took down #1 Milwaukee, 112-90, to take a 1-0 series lead. The Golden State Warriors defeated #4 Houston, 104-100, to take a 1-0 lead. Tonight, Philadelphia is at Toronto at 8 p.m., as the Raptors have a 1-0 series lead. Denver hosts Portland at 10:30 tonight.

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The Atlanta Braves are in action tonight, as Mike Soroka toes the mound for Atlanta against San Diego. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School baseball for you, as Union County hosts Indian Land. We'll be on the air at 4:55 with the pregame lineups, and first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. Game two, if necessary, will follow. Time permitting, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves host the San Diego Padres.

Sports for 4/26/19

Around the county in sports today, the Union County High School boys' and girls' soccer teams are set for action. The girls will host York in the final match of the regular season. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity girls take the pitch at 7. The boys will be on the road at York, with the JV match starting at 5:30 with the varsity to follow at 7.

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We'll have Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball action tonight. Last night, Union County claimed a 5-0 victory over Chapman in the first round of the AAA District 3 playoffs. Bailey Betenbaugh tossed a no-hitter for the Lady Jackets, going 7 innings, walking two and striking out 7. Union County scored 5 runs on 5 hits and an error. Chapman had no runs or hits and committed three errors. Callie Petty and Ashanti Young led the Lady Jackets with two hits apiece, and Adelynn Ferrell had two RBIs. Union County broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the 4th with three runs. They added another run in the 5th and their final run in the 6th. Union County advances to a winner's bracket contest at home against Chester at 6 p.m. tonight. Chester defeated West-Oak yesterday, 2-1.

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In other softball action from last night, in District 1, Crescent defeated Fairfield Central and Chesnee beat Clinton. In District 2 games, Broome knocked off Emerald, 6-4, and Seneca shut out Camden, 9-0. In District 4, Indian Land topped Liberty, 4-2, while Woodruff blasted Carolina, 22-0.

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Union County baseball took care of business against Indian Land last night, breezing to a 12-3 win and advancing to the District 4 championship next Monday. The Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and added 6 more in the 3rd to make it 8-0. After Indian Land scored their first run to make the score 8-1, Union County added two runs in the 5th and 6th innings, while Indian Land scored single runs in the bottom of the 5th and 6th innings to make the final score 12-3. Union County scored 12 runs on 15 hits and 2 errors, while Indian Land had 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 errors. Rett Wages and TT Kershaw split mound duties. Wages pitched 5-1/3 innings, striking out 4. At the plate, Willie Jeter led the way with three hits, and Trey Parks drove in three runs. Union County now awaits the winner of Saturday's Indian Land-Chesnee contest. Union County needs one win to advance to the Upper State playoffs, while Indian Land or Chesnee would have to win twice. 

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In other baseball action last night, in District 1, Crescent beat Broome, 5-3, while Mid-Carolina eliminated Chester. In District 2, Chapman defeated Seneca 8-3, while Woodruff eliminated Fairfield Central. In District 3, Emerald downed West-Oak, 7-3, while Camden eliminated Carolina.

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In college baseball, Clemson heads to Atlanta to take on #11 Georgia Tech in a three-game series. The Gamecocks are on the road at Missouri this weekend.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to Cincinnati last night, 4-2, as the Reds won the series, 2-1. The game featured a rain delay. Cincinnati scored 1 run in the 3rd and 2 more in the 5th. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the top of the 8th to make the score 3-2, and Cincinnati scored an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th to seal the win. The Braves return home for a series with the Colorado Rockies at 7:20 p.m.

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In the NFL draft last night, three Clemson Tigers went in the first round. Clelin Ferrell went to the Oakland Raiders as the #4 pick. Christian Wilkins went to the Dolphins as the #13 overall pick, and Dexter Lawrence was drafted by the NY Giants at #17 overall. Kyler Murray of Oklahoma was the #1 pick and went to the Arizona Cardinals.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School softball for you, as the Lady Jackets take on Chester at 6 p.m. We'll have the pregame lineups for you at 5:55. After the game, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves host the Colorado Rockies. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 4/25/19

In local sports for today, the Union County High School track team will be at Emerald for a 5 p.m. meet. Boys golf will be at Clinton today at 4:15.

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Union County High School softball is in action tonight at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex in the first round of the AAA District 3 playoffs. Senior Night activities will take place this evening, as well. Win or lose, Union County will face either Chester or West-Oak on Saturday.

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Union County High School baseball will be in action at Indian Land tonight at 6 p.m. Indian Land defeated Pendleton on Tuesday to advance, while Union County defeated Chesnee, 5-4 in nine innings. If they win, they will advance to the district championship on Monday. If the Jackets lose, they will face Chesnee or Pendleton in a loser's bracket contest on Saturday. In other action tonight, in District 1, Broome visits Crescent in the winner's bracket, while Chester is at Mid-Carolina in the loser's bracket game. In District 2, the winner's bracket features Chapman at Seneca, while the loser's bracket has Woodruff at Fairfield Central. In District 3, West-Oak is at Emerald in the winner's bracket, while Carolina travels to Camden in the loser's bracket.

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Per SC High School League rules, only SC High League passes will be accepted at playoff games. Playoff tickets will be $5 each, and state championship tickets will be $8 each. All patrons watching the game must have a ticket. Parking and sitting outside the fence to watch the game still requires a ticket. They say to send someone in to purchase a ticket, or pay when someone comes out to check. The school can be fined for violating this policy.

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The Atlanta Braves got it done last night against the Cincinnati Reds, winning 3-1. Mike Soroka gave up one run in the first inning, giving up 5 hits. The bullpen held the Reds in check over the final 3-1/3 innings, giving up no hits or runs, walking just one and striking out three. The bullpen has struggled for Atlanta so far this season, but they did their job well last night. Ozzie Albies homered in the contest for the Braves.

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In NBA playoff action last night, the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz, 4-1, with a 100-93 victory. The LA Clippers knocked off Golden State, 129-121, staving off elimination. The Warriors lead the series, 3-2. Tonight, #2 Denver visits #7 San Antonio at 8 p.m., with the Nuggets leading the series, 3-2. 

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Today, we'll have Union County High School baseball for you, as the Jackets travel to Indian Land in the winner's bracket of the AAA District 4 playoffs. We'll be on the air around 5:55 with the pregame lineups, and first pitch is scheduled for 6. After the game, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as Atlanta wraps up their series in Cincinnati.

Sports for 4/23/19

The Union County High School baseball team will host the Chesnee Eagles tonight at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. This is the first game in the AAA District 4 playoffs. Win or lose, the Jackets will play again Thursday at 6 p.m. against either Indian Land or Pendleton.

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The Union County High School varsity softball team will be in action Thursday at 6 p.m. against Chapman. It will be Senior Night for the Lady Jackets as well as being the first playoff game.

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The SC High School League announced in a release yesterday that only SC High League passes will be accepted at playoff games. Playoff tickets will be $5 each, and state championship tickets will be $8 each. All patrons watching the game must have a ticket. Parking and sitting outside the fence to watch the game still requires a ticket. They say to send someone in to purchase a ticket, or pay when someone comes out to check. The school can be fined for violating this policy.

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The Atlanta Braves are back in action today after a day off. The Braves travel to Cincinnati tonight for a three-game series. Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Atlanta against Sonny Gray for the Reds. First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. tonight. We'll join the game in progress after high school baseball.

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In college baseball, Clemson is in action today against Winthrop at 6 p.m. They will turn around and host Tennessee Tech tomorrow at 6. This weekend, the Tigers will travel to Georgia Tech this weekend. The Gamecocks will be in action hosting Charleston Southern at 7 p.m. tonight.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have high school baseball for you, as Union County hosts Chesnee in the first round of the AAA District 4 playoffs. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and we'll be on the air at 5:55 with the pregame lineups. After the game, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves are on the road against the Cincinnati Reds.

Sports for 4/22/19

Around Union County in sports today, the varsity boys' tennis team will be at Newberry. Golf will face Clinton and Broome at 4:15 at Heddle's Hideaway.

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Union County High School baseball will host Chesnee on Tuesday in the first round of the AAA District 4 playoffs. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The second game will be played Thursday against either Indian Land or Pendleton in the double-elimination tournament.

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The Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets softball team will welcome in Chapman to the Timken Sports Complex on Thursday night for Senior Night.

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Last night, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 11-5. Josh Donaldson homered twice for the Braves. Freddie Freeman added three hits, as well. The Braves ended up with 16 hits in the contest. Atlanta is off today and will be in action Tuesday at Cincinnati.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 4/19/19

Around Union County in sports today, the UCHS varsity softball team will be playing for the fourth consecutive evening, weather permitting. Union County is set to host at 7 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex.

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The Union County High School JV and varsity softball teams both got wins last night over Woodruff. The JV squad defeated Woodruff, 13-1. Chloe Rector led the way with four RBIs. The varsity squad shut out Woodruff, 6-0. Bailey Betenbaugh shut down Woodruff on the mound.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to Arizona last night, 4-1, as the Diamondbacks completed a sweep of the Braves. Former Gamecock Christian Walker hit a two-run homer in the contest. The Braves will be in Cleveland tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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In college baseball last night, South Carolina fell to Texas A&M, 8-2. They'll be back in action tonight at 7 p.m. Clemson will host Duke tonight at 6 p.m. to start their series.

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NBA playoff action from last night saw Philadelphia go up 2-1 in their series, as they defeated Brooklyn, 131-115. San Antonio beat Denver, 118-108, to take a 2-1 series lead. Golden State defeated the LA Clippers, 132-105. The Warriors lead the series, 2-1. Tonight, Toronto takes on Orlando at 7. That series is tied at a game apiece. Boston takes on Indiana at 8:30. The Celtics lead, 2-0. Portland faces Oklahoma City at 9:30. Portland leads the series, 2-0.

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Today on WBCU, weather permitting, we'll have UCHS softball for you at 7. If it is rained out, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves take on the Cleveland Indians. Braves pregame begins at 5:55, and the first pitch is set for 7:10.

Sports for 4/18/19

In local sports today, the Sims Tigers baseball team will host Gaffney in their final regular season contest at 5 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. On Saturday, the Peachtree Conference tournament is scheduled at Timken. The JV and varsity softball teams are on the road at Woodruff today. The JV game starts at 5, with the varsity to follow at 7. We'll have the varsity contest for you on WBCU. It is the final contest of the regular season for the Lady Jackets. The varsity boys' golf team will host Clinton and Landrum at Heddle's Hideaway at 4:15 p.m.

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Last night, the UCHS varsity baseball team clinched a home playoff game with an 11-7 win over Emerald last night. T.J. Betenbaugh was named the Heartland of Union Player of the Game. The regular season is over, and the Jackets await their playoff opponent. The SC High School League will release the brackets later this week.

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The UCHS varsity softball team defeated Byrnes last night, 8-4. Union County held a 6-0 lead through 5 innings. Byrnes scored all their runs in the 6th inning. Courtney Seymore had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Lady Jackets. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched a complete game, striking out 7 in the contest.

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The UCHS JV softball team fell to Byrnes yesterday, 4-3. The scoring was over early, with Byrnes scoring all their runs in the first inning and Union County scoring theirs in the second. Holly Glenn led the way with two hits, and Nina Newton had two RBIs. Chloe Rector pitched 7 innings and recorded 8 strikeouts.

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In MLB action yesterday, Atlanta fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, 3-2 in 10 innings. The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a Brian McCann two-run double. After a solo home run in the 4th, Arizona tied the game in the 7th. In the 10th inning, a bases-loaded walk gave the Diamondbacks the go-ahead run.  

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In the NBA last night, Boston beat Indiana, 99-91, to take a 2-0 series lead. Milwaukee defeated Detroit, 120-99, taking a 2-0 lead in that series. Houston knocked off Utah, 118-98, and lead the series 2-0. Tonight, Philadelphia is at Brooklyn at 8 p.m. Denver is at San Antonio at 9 p.m. Golden State visits the LA Clippers tonight at 10:30 p.m. Each of those series is tied at a game apiece.

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Coming up today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves try to salvage a win in their series with Arizona. First pitch is set for 12:10 p.m. We'll join the game in progress following an abbreviated noon report. Tonight, we'll have Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we'll have UCHS softball for you, as Union County travels to Woodruff for the final game of the regular season. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

Sports for 4/17/19

Local sports for today has Union County’s JV and varsity baseball teams playing their final game of the regular season, as the Jackets host Emerald in a make-up game. The JV contest starts at 5, and the varsity will follow at 7:30. The JV and varsity softball teams will host Byrnes today. Both games start at 6, with the JV game played on Field 6.

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Union County’s varsity baseball team flirted with the ten-run rule in their 12-3 win over Gaffney last night. On Senior Night, Union County jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. Gaffney tied it in the 2nd, but Union County pushed 3 more across in their half of the 2nd, making the score 4-1. A six-run 4th inning broke the game open, and the Jackets led, 9-1. Gaffney answered with two runs in the 5th to close the gap to 9-3. Union County scored their final two runs in the 6th for the 12-3 win. Union County had 11 hits and 2 errors, while Gaffney managed just 5 hits and committed 4 errors. TT Kershaw, Mason Melton, and Garrison Hendrix combined to shut down the Indians. Kershaw and Melton recorded 4 strikeouts each. Kaleb Small and Chandler Northern had two hits each, and TJ Betenbaugh and Small both drove in two runs.

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The UCHS varsity softball team shut out Mid-Carolina, 11-0, in 5 innings. After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Jackets took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. The added four runs in the 3rd and five more in the 4th to seal the win. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched 4 innings, giving up one hit and striking out 6. Adelynn Ferrell pitched one inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. Betenbaugh and Ferrell led the way at the plate, as well. Betenbaugh had 3 hits, and Ferrell had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Makayla Grady and Kailee Stepp each drove in two runs.

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The UCHS JV softball team knocked off Mid-Carolina, 8-2. Mid-Carolina struck first, scoring twice in the first, but Union County answered with three runs of their own to take a 3-2 lead. They added a run in the 2nd and three more in the 3rd to make the score 7-2. Union County scored one more run in the 5th. The game ended after the top of the 6th inning. Janiya Glenn led the JV Jackets with 3 hits, and Kayla Sinclair drove in three runs. Chloe Rector pitched 6 innings, striking out 7 and walking one.

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The #16 Clemson Tigers fell in a marathon game Tuesday night in Athens. The #4 Georgia Bulldogs knocked off the Tigers in 20 innings, 3-2. The game was scoreless until Clemson scored their two runs in the top of the 6th. Georgia tied the game in the bottom of the 7th. 12 scoreless innings later, Connor Tate hit a walkoff single with one out in the 20th inning, scoring Tucker Maxwell for the winning run.

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South Carolina allowed just four hits while using a pair of home runs to defeat #17 North Carolina, 5-2. The Gamecocks recorded 13 strikeouts in the contest. South Carolina scored a run in the first and another in the 2nd for a 2-0 lead. They made it 4-0 in the 4th. North Carolina scored their runs in the 6th on a two-run homer, making the score 4-2. A solo home run in the 7th made the score 5-2.

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The Atlanta Braves fell in a shootout with Arizona last night, 9-6, as the bullpen let the game get away. After 3 scoreless innings, Arizona took a 2-0 lead in the 4th. Atlanta cut the lead in half with a Ronald Acuna, Jr. home run. In the 5th, Freddie Freeman had an RBI double, and Johan Camargo hit a bases-loaded double to make the score 5-2. Arizona retook the lead in the 7th with 4 runs. Ozzie Albies tied the game with a homer in the 7th. In the 9th, a solo home run and a two-run double gave Arizona the lead and the win. Game two of the series is tonight at 7:20 p.m. Kevin Gausman will face Zack Godley. We’ll join the game in progress after UCHS baseball.

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In the NBA Playoffs, the #2 Toronto Raptors evened their series with the #7 Orlando Magic at a game apiece with a 111-82 win last night. The #2 Denver Nuggets also pulled even with the #7 San Antonio Spurs with a 114-105 win in game 2 of their series. The #3 Portland Trail Blazers defeated the #6 Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-94, taking a 2-0 series lead. Tonight, #4 Boston hosts #5 Indiana at 7. #1 Milwaukee hosts #8 Detroit at 8 p.m., and at 9:30, #4 Houston hosts #5 Utah.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-7:25. At 7:25, we’ll have UCHS baseball, as Union County hosts Emerald. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. If time permits, we’ll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves and Diamondbacks continue their series. First pitch in that contest is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 4/16/19

In local sports today, Union County High School’s varsity baseball team will host Gaffney at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. This is their final non-region game of the season, and it will be Senior Night. Their final region contest is tomorrow night, as they host Emerald at 7:30 p.m. The varsity softball team wraps up region play tonight as they host Mid-Carolina. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity is scheduled for 7. They host Byrnes tomorrow and Chapman on Friday to end the regular season. We will have Friday’s contest for you on WBCU.

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Yesterday, the varsity baseball team improved to 6-3 in region play, as the Jackets avenged an earlier loss to Mid-Carolina, winning 3-1. The Jackets outhit Mid-Carolina, 6-5. Union County committed two errors, while Mid-Carolina had one. Rett Wages had a great game on the mound, pitching a complete game, striking out 8 and walking 1. TT Kershaw had two hits, and TJ Betenbaugh, Kaleb Small, and Chandler Northern drove in the runs. Union County broke through for two runs in the first inning. They made the score 3-0 in the 4th. Mid-Carolina scored their only run in the bottom of the 5th.

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The USC Union Lady Bantams wrapped up their published schedule of games yesterday against Belmont Abbey College. USC Union won the first game, 8-5, and survived a late rally by Belmont Abbey to win the second, 8-6. The Bantams baseball team has four games left on the schedule, as they will travel to face Florence Darlington Tech for doubleheaders Friday and Saturday.

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There were two NBA playoff games last night. The #3 seed Philadelphia 76ers beat the #6 Brooklyn Nets, 145-123, to even the series at 1-1. Philadelphia used a monster 3rd quarter to pull away. The 76ers outscored the Nets in the 3rd, 51-23. In the late game, LA Clippers rallied from a 31-point deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors, 135-131, and tie their series at a game apiece. LA scored a franchise-record 85 points in the second half to fuel the win. Golden State led 94-63 with 7:31 left in the third quarter before the Clippers began chipping away. Tonight, #2 Toronto hosts #7 Orlando at 8 p.m., with the Magic leading the series, 1-0. #2 Denver hosts #7 San Antonio at 9 p.m., with the Spurs leading, 1-0. At 10:30, #6 Oklahoma City visits #3 Portland, with the Trail Blazers leading, 1-0.

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The Atlanta Braves are back in action tonight, as the Braves host the Arizona Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m., and we’ll join the game in progress after high school baseball. Max Fried takes his 2-0 record and 0 ERA to the mound to face Robbie Ray, who is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA. The Braves are tied with Philadelphia for second in the NL East, trailing the NY Mets by ½ game.

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In college baseball, South Carolina faces #17 North Carolina tonight at 7 p.m.  The game will be played at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. The Clemson Tigers face #4 Georgia in Athens tonight at 7 p.m. at Foley Field. Georgia won their first meeting in Clemson, 5-3.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Union County High School baseball for you, as the Jackets host Gaffney at the Timken Sports Complex. We’ll be on the air with the pregame lineups around 5:55, and first pitch is set for 6. After the game, we’ll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as Atlanta hosts Arizona. First pitch is 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 4/15/19

Around Union County in sports, Sims Middle School baseball travels to Gaffney at 5 p.m. Union County boys' tennis is at Woodruff. Union County baseball will travel to Mid-Carolina at 7 p.m.

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Early Saturday morning, we lost a legend, as Bo Rabb, two-time SCBA Sportscaster of the Year, passed away. Known as "The Voice of the Jackets", his excited calls made each Jackets game more memorable. He was truly one-of-a-kind. He was not only a great co-worker but was truly part of our WBCU family. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go to his wife, his brother, and the rest of his family.

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Around the NBA last night, Boston took down Indiana in their first round matchup, 84-74. Boston leads the series, 1-0. Portland knocked off Oklahoma City, 104-99, taking a 1-0 series lead. The Milwaukee Bucks dominated Detroit, 121-86, to take a 1-0 series lead. Houston beat Utah, 122-90, with the Rockets leading the series, 1-0.

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Tonight, Brooklyn travels to Philadelphia at 8 p.m. Brooklyn leads the series, 1-0. The LA Clippers visit the Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m. Golden State leads that series, 1-0.

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In college baseball, the South Carolina Gamecocks lost their series to Florida over the weekend. Florida took game 1, 9-5. South Carolina won the second game, 6-3, before dropping the third game, 6-4. Clemson were swept by Florida State over the weekend, 6-2, 16-2, and 6-4. Clemson travels to Georgia tomorrow at 7 p.m., while South Carolina takes on North Carolina in Charlotte.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we'll have UCHS baseball, as Union County travels to Mid-Carolina for a 7 p.m. first pitch.

Sports for 4/12/19

If the weather permits, there are a few games scheduled today. Union County JV and varsity softball are on the road at Woodruff. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity teams get together for a 7 p.m. contest. The girls’ soccer teams are set to play at Woodruff. The JV match will start at 5:30, and the varsity match will follow at 7. The boys’ soccer teams will host Woodruff at 5:30 and 7. This weekend, weather permitting, we’ll have USC Union baseball for you, as the Bantams host USC-Sumter for doubleheaders both days. The first games will be played at 1 p.m., and the 2nd games are scheduled to follow at around 3:30 p.m.

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Chapman proved to be too much for Union County last night, defeating the Yellow Jackets baseball team, 10-7. Union County made it interesting with a rally in the bottom of the 7th inning, loading the bases with two outs and down 3, but Union County could get no closer. Chapman scored two runs in the first and 3 in the 2nd, making the score 5-0. Union County put two runners across in the bottom of the 5th, making the score 5-2. Chapman made it 6-2 in the 6th, and they broke it open in the 7th with 4 runs, making the score 10-2. Union County rallied, scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th. Union County had 11 hits and committed 6 errors in the game. Garrison Hendrix drove in 3 runs for the Jackets. Mason Melton pitched 5-1/3 innings, striking out 2.

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In a make-up game from earlier in the week, Union County’s varsity softball team defeated Emerald last night, 6-1. Union County had 7 hits in the contest and no errors. Emerald managed just two hits and committed three errors. The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. They made it 3-0 in the 3rd, and 5-0 in the 4th. Emerald scored its only run in the bottom of the 6th. The Lady Jackets capped the scoring with one more run in the 7th. Courtney Seymore and Bailey Betenbaugh each had two hits. Seymore drove in two runs. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched a complete game, giving up 2 hits, striking out 7 and walking 4.

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The Atlanta Braves dropped their series opener to the NY Mets last night, 6-3. The Braves got an RBI triple and a solo home run from Ronald Acuna, Jr. Johan Camargo also hit a solo shot. The Mets also hit two home runs, both with runners on base. Kevin Gausman took the loss, pitching 5-2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 runs, striking out 5 and walking 3. Tonight, the Braves and Mets continue their series. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. Kyle Wright will toe the rubber for the Braves, facing Zack Wheeler for the Mets.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks opened their series with the Florida Gators with a 9-5 loss. Florida scored six runs in the third inning to secure the win. Game two is set for tonight at 6:30 in Gainesville.  

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The Clemson Tigers head to Tallahassee this weekend to take on Florida State. First pitch tonight is set for 6 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Mets in game two of their four-game series. Braves pregame starts at 6:05 p.m., with the first pitch set for 7:20.

Sports for 4/11/19

Sims Middle School baseball continues today at the Timken Sports Complex against the Upstate Eagles at 5:30 p.m. Union County varsity baseball will host Chapman at 6 p.m. The JV and varsity softball teams will travel to face Emerald tonight. The JV game starts at 5:30, and the varsity will follow at 7:30. JV and varsity girls’ soccer will host Lewisville tonight. The JV match starts at 5:30, with the varsity contest to follow at 7. The JV and varsity boys’ soccer team will travel to Lewisville. The JV match is at 5:30, with the varsity to follow at 7.

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Union County’s varsity baseball team fell to Woodruff yesterday, 9-2. Woodruff jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the 3rd inning. Union County answered with one run in their half of the third. Woodruff added another run in the 5th and 2 more in the 7th, making it 9-1. Union County pushed one more run across the plate in the bottom of the 7th. Woodruff had 9 runs on just 5 hits and committed 1 error. Union County scored 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 errors. T.J. Betenbaugh and TT Kershaw each had two hits for the Jackets. Kaleb Small, Garrison Hendrix, and Rett Wages shared pitching duties. Small and Hendrix recorded three strikeouts.

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JV baseball defeated Woodruff, 7-3 in 5 innings. Brian Renwick and Tanner Hardin had two hits. Hardin drove in three runs for the Jackets. Connor Goings and AJ Rice each recorded two strikeouts on the mound for Union County. Union County scored single runs in the first two innings before Woodruff closed the gap to 2-1 in the 2nd. Union County pushed 3 more runs across in the 3rd to take a 5-1 lead. Woodruff made it 5-2 in the 4th. Union County added two more runs in the 5th, and Woodruff plated one more for the final 7-3 margin. Woodruff committed 4 errors in the loss.

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The varsity softball team handily defeated Newberry last night, 17-0. Adelynn Ferrell and Bailey Betenbaugh combined for the 2-hit shutout over five innings. Betenbaugh was perfect in her two innings of work, and Ferrell gave up 2 hits over 3 innings. Betenbaugh struck out 5 of the 6 batters she faced, and Ferrell struck out 3. Betenbaugh had 3 hits and 5 RBIs. Courtney Seymore added 2 hits. Kailee Stepp and Ashanti Young each drove in 2 runs. Union County struck for 3 runs in the 1st and 2 more in the 2nd for a 5-0 lead. They plated 10 more runs in the 3rd to make it 15-0. They added 2 more in the 4th before a scoreless 5th inning to close out the game. Union County had 14 hits and were walked 5 times in the contest.

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Back on March 28th, Jonesville Middle School’s baseball team closed out a great season with another win over Broome C, 12-4.  Bryant Whitlock and Nick Queen toed the mound for the Wildcats.  Whitlock had 3 hits, Queen had 1 hit, Jacob Robinson had 1 hit, Cameron Owens got 2 hits, Cayden Kingsmore had a hit, and CJ Brannon had 2.  Whitlock added 5 RBIs, while Queen, Robinson, Nick Ivey, Brannon, Kingsmore, and Tyger Suggs each added 1.

Jonesville baseball finishes 8-1-2 on the season.

Jay Voiselle said, "Head Coach Craig Stewart has done a great job with this program in his first year as head coach.  I know Coach Stewart is very appreciative of Coach Walt Whitlock Sr. and Coach Walt Whitlock Jr. for volunteering their time and effort on a daily basis to this team.  Finishing with the record that they finished with is very special for this program and we all are extremely proud of this team."

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Jonesville softball finished the season with a winning record with two big wins over Spartanburg in doubleheader action on Wednesday.

In game 1, Jonesville scored 16 runs in the first inning and didn't look back, as the Wildcats took game 1, 22-0.  Offensively, Ahlaysha Owens was 1-1, Sky Young went 2-2, Zoie Cromer was 3-3 with a HR and a double, Starr Young went 1-3, Kyleigh Woody was 1-1, Aubrey Revis was 1-1, Kyla Davis went 2-2 with a triple, and Rosalinda Trejo was 1-1.  Kyleigh Woody pitched an outstanding game for the Wildcats, allowing no runs on three hits and no walks through three innings. The Wildcats had great defensive efforts by Sky Young at shortstop and Aubrey Revis at catcher.

In game 2, with Jonesville holding a 3-0 lead, Karly Brown would kick off the 4th inning with a single that ignited the Wildcat bats, scoring 12 runs and leading to a 16-0 victory.  Offensively, Ahlaysha Owens was 1-2, Sky Young went 3-3, Starr Young was 1-3 with a double, Karly Brown went 2-2, Kyleigh Woody was 2-3 with a HR, Aubrey Revis went 1-2, Kyla Davis was 1-2, and Rosalinda Trejo was 2-2.  Pitching for the Wildcats in game 2 was Starr Young.  Young dominated, pitching 4 innings, giving up no runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. The defense for Jonesville was led by Karly Brown at 2nd base, and Aubrey Revis had another great game as catcher.

Jonesville softball finishes 6-5 on the season.  

Jay Voiselle said, "As always, we thank God for allowing us to be here and play/coach this game and for giving us this opportunity as a team to represent our district, school and community. We also would like to thank Coach John Young and Coach Debbie Esposito.  They volunteer their time and effort for these girls and Jonesville, and without them this wouldn't be possible."  

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The Atlanta Braves had their final game of the series in Colorado snowed out yesterday. A blizzard warning in Denver led to the postponement. The game will be made up on Monday, August 26th, at 3:10 p.m. Atlanta returns home to host the NY Mets in a four-game series. The first game is tonight at 7:20 p.m. We’ll join the game in progress after high school baseball. Kevin Gausman faces Steven Matz tonight.

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The NBA playoffs are now set. In the Eastern Conference, #1 Milwaukee Bucks faces #8 Detroit Pistons. #2 Toronto Raptors take on #7 Orlando Magic. #3 Philadelphia 76ers play #6 Brooklyn Nets. #4 Boston Celtics face #5 Indiana Pacers.  In the Western Conference, #1 Golden State will host #8 LA Clippers. #2 Denver Nuggets play #7 San Antonio Spurs. #3 Portland Trailblazers face #6 Oklahoma City Thunder. #4 Houston Rockets take on #5 Utah Jazz.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County hosts Chapman at 6 p.m. After the game, we’ll join the Braves in progress, as Atlanta hosts the NY Mets. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 4/10/19

The weather forecast forced the postponement of several local sports activities yesterday. Athletic Director Scott Sherbert told WBCU News the make-up schedule for those games. Yesterday’s JV and varsity baseball games at home against Emerald will be made up next Wednesday, April 17th. The varsity softball game at Emerald will be played Thursday at 6. The track meet at Woodruff was rescheduled to today at 5. Boys’ tennis at Emerald will be rescheduled, but we don’t yet have a date for that yet. The varsity girls’ and boys’ soccer games at home against Emerald have been rescheduled to today.

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Today’s local sports schedule includes Jonesville Middle School’s softball team hosting Spartanburg C for the final games of the season. The doubleheader will begin at 4:30 p.m. Jonesville baseball has already wrapped up its season. The Union County High School JV and varsity baseball teams will travel to Woodruff tonight. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity contest begins at 7:30. The game at home against Chapman, which was originally scheduled for tonight, has been moved to tomorrow night, instead. First pitch tomorrow will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Union County’s varsity softball team travels to Newberry today for a 6 p.m. contest. The track team has a meet at Woodruff today at 5 p.m. Boys tennis hosts Gaffney today. Boys golf travels to Newberry today at 4:15 p.m. for a match against Newberry and Broome. The varsity soccer teams will host Emerald today. The girls’ match starts at 5:30, and the boys’ match will follow at 7.

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The Atlanta Braves continued their winning streak last night, defeating Colorado, 7-1. Ronald Acuna, Jr. opened the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the 2nd. The Braves broke the game open in the 4th with a Freddie Freeman RBI single, followed by a Dansby Swanson 3-run homer. Ian Desmond singled in Trevor Story in the bottom of the 4th to make the score 5-1. In the 8th, Nick Markakis had an RBI single, and Charlie Culberson doubled in a run in the top of the 9th to cap the scoring. Max Fried earned his 2nd win of the season, as he pitched 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and a run, walking one and striking out four. Once again, the bullpen performed well, as three pitchers combined to shut out the Rockies over three innings, giving up just one hit and walking two, while striking out 6. With the win, the Braves move into 2nd place in the NL East, ½ game behind Philadelphia. The Braves and Rockies postponed today’s game due to a blizzard warning in effect for the Denver area, bringing gusty winds, rain, and snow. The game will be made up on August 26 at 3:10 p.m.  

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In college baseball, the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Charlotte 49ers last night, 5-4. South Carolina is now 20-13. Clemson will host Furman tonight at 6 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Sports Talk from 6:05-7:25. At 7:25, we’ll have Union County High School baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets travel to Woodruff today. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

Sports for 4/9/19

Weather has forced the postponement of Union County High School baseball, softball, and track today. Others may be affected, as well. If the weather allows, Varsity boys tennis plays at Emerald. The varsity girls and boys soccer teams are in action today hosting Emerald. The varsity girls match starts at 5:30, and the varsity boys will play at 7.

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The Miracle League of Union County had its opening day games rained out yesterday. They hope for better weather today, but the forecast looks iffy today, too. We’ll hope for the best. If they get to play, Joe’s Bobcat and Lawn Care will face Gillespie Milliken at 6, and Fantastics play Buffalo Pawn at 7.

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There is a new men’s college basketball national champion. Virginia defeated Texas Tech in overtime last night, 85-77, to clinch the school’s first basketball national championship. DeAndre Hunter led the Cavaliers with 27 points and 9 rebounds, and Kyle Guy added 24. Five Texas Tech players scored in double figures in the game. Virginia led by as many as 10 points in regulation, but Texas Tech stormed back in the second half to take a late lead. A clutch three-pointer by Virginia tied the game near the end of regulation. The Cavs pulled away in overtime, hitting free throw after free throw to clinch the win.

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The Atlanta Braves defeated Colorado 8-6 last night to open their three-game road series. The Braves never trailed in the ballgame, getting a 2-run homer by Ronald Acuna, Jr. in the 1st to take a 2-0 lead. Nick Markakis singled in two more runs in the 3rd to make it 4-0. A 2-run triple by Dansby Swanson and wild pitch in the 5th made it 7-0. Colorado stormed back, scoring all their runs in the bottom of the 5th. They started with a sacrifice fly, followed by a Mark Reynolds 2-run homer and a Trevor Story 3-run homer to close the gap to 7-6. Atlanta got an insurance run on a Dansby Swanson sacrifice fly in the 7th. Despite giving up 6 runs in 5 innings, Julio Teheran got the win, his first of the season. The bullpen pitched well, going 4 innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 3. The teams get together again tonight at 8:40 p.m. Max Fried gets the start for the Braves, while German Marquez toes the rubber for the Rockies.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-7:25. At 7:25, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves continue their series with the Colorado Rockies in Denver. Braves pregame starts at 7:25 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 8:40 p.m.

Sports for 4/8/19

With school back in session, one team gets back in action today if the weather allows. Jonesville Middle School softball will travel to Chesnee High School to face Chesnee C today at 5 p.m.

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Today is the opening day for the Miracle League of Union County’s spring season. All games will be played on Miracle Field at the Timken Sports Complex. At 6 p.m. tonight, Civitan faces Rippy’s. At 7, Michelangelo’s takes on Buffalo Pawn.

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Baylor is the 2019 women’s basketball national champions, as the Bears edged Notre Dame last night, 82-81. Notre Dame forged a late rally from down 17 points, and they had a chance to send the game to overtime, but they missed a free throw with under two seconds to go to seal the win for Baylor. It was Baylor’s third national championship.

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Tonight, Virginia or Texas Tech will become the newest men’s basketball national champion. Virginia hit three free throws to defeat Auburn, 63-62 on Saturday, while Texas Tech knocked off Michigan State, 61-51. Tipoff tonight is set for 9:20 p.m. on CBS.

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Wofford head basketball coach Mike Young has been named head basketball coach at Virginia Tech. Young was reportedly signed to a five-year contract worth $12 million.

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The Atlanta Braves took two out of three from Miami over the weekend. They shut out the Marlins Friday night, 4-0. They dropped Saturday’s contest, 4-2. The Braves used a walk-off, bases-loaded single by Dansby Swanson to claim a 4-3 victory on Sunday. The Braves improve to 5-4 on the season.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-7:25 p.m. At 7:25 p.m., we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to Colorado to take on the Rockies. First pitch is set for 8:40 p.m.

Sports for 4/5/19

The Atlanta Braves completed the sweep of the Chicago Cubs last night, winning 9-4. The Braves outhit the Cubs 13-5 in the contest. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 4th, when Brian McCann singled home Nick Markakis. A wild pitch, a bases-loaded double, and an RBI single made the score 6-0 after 5. A sacrifice fly in the 7th made it 7-0, and a two-run double by Nick Markakis in the 8th made the score 9-0. Chicago made it interesting in the top of the 9th, hitting a two-run homer, a solo homer, and a fielder’s choice groundout, but they could get no closer. Nick Markakis went 5-5 with 3 runs and 5 RBIs to lead the Braves. Max Fried pitched 6 innings of one-hit ball, walking none and striking out 5. The Braves, who improved to 3-3 on the year, will host the 2-5 Miami Marlins this weekend in a three-game series. First pitch tonight is at 7:20 p.m. Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Atlanta against Pablo Lopez.

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In college baseball yesterday, the opening game of South Carolina’s series at Alabama was postponed due to rain. The Gamecocks and Crimson Tide will play a doubleheader today. Game one will be at 2:30, and game two will be at 7. Game 3 is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. The Clemson Tigers host #8 Louisville this weekend. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Saturday’s first pitch will be at 5, and the final game of the series is Sunday at noon.

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Texas claimed the NIT championship last night, defeating Lipscomb, 81-66. The men’s Final Four is set to begin tomorrow night. #5 Auburn faces #1 Virginia at 6:09 p.m. on CBS. #3 Texas Tech takes on #2 Michigan State tomorrow night at 8:49 p.m. on CBS. The championship will be decided Monday night. The women’s Final Four is scheduled tonight on ESPN2. #2 Oregon plays #1 Baylor at 7, and #2 Connecticut faces #1 Notre Dame at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Marlins at SunTrust Park. Braves pregame begins at 6:05 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 4/4/19

There are no local sports going on today or tomorrow for the middle schools and high schools. Most teams will return to action on Tuesday.

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The Union County High School varsity baseball team hosted Newberry in a region contest last night. The Yellow Jackets shut out Newberry, 9-0. Union County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They added 4 more in the 5th and 2 in the 6th. Kaleb Small and Garrison Hendrix limited the Bulldogs to 5 hits in the contest. Small recorded 7 strikeouts, and Hendrix added 4 more. At the plate, TJ Betenbaugh and Chandler Northern both drove in two runs for the Jackets.

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The Atlanta Braves have their first winning streak of the season, having beaten the Chicago Cubs twice in a row. Atlanta claimed a 6-4 victory last night. The Cubs outhit the Braves, 12-8. Julio Teheran got a no-decision in the game, pitching 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 1 earned run, walking 3 and striking out 7. Cubs pitcher Jon Lester drove in the first run in the 2nd inning on a single. Atlanta scored twice in the bottom of the 3rd with solo home runs by Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies. Chicago’s Wilson Contreras hit a two-run homer off Jonny Venters in the 6th to take a 3-2 lead. A wild pitch in the 7th plated another run for the Cubs. Atlanta rallied in the bottom of the 8th for four runs, highlighted by a bases-loaded double by Johan Camargo that drove in 3 runs. A Dansby Swanson sacrifice fly made the score 6-4. The Braves go for the sweep of the Cubs tonight at 7:20 p.m.

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The NBA playoff teams are nearly set, though several are still competing for seeding. In the Eastern Conference, Milwaukee and Toronto have clinched their divisions and are the top two seeds. Philadelphia is #3, and Boston and Indiana are tied for #4. All have clinched playoff spots. The final three spots are up for grabs. Detroit is currently #6, half a game ahead of Brooklyn and Orlando, who are tied for #7. Miami is ½ game back, and Charlotte is 2-1/2 games back with 4 games left to play. All the Western Conference playoff spots have been clinched. Currently, Golden State is the only team to have clinched a division title, and they have the #1 seed so far. Denver is #2. Houston is #3, ½ game ahead of #4 Portland. Utah is #5, the LA Clippers are #6, and Oklahoma City is #7, ½ game ahead of #8 San Antonio.

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The NIT championship game is set for tonight, as Texas takes on Lipscomb. Tipoff is 7 p.m. on ESPN.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series with the Chicago Cubs. Braves pregame starts at 6:05 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:20. We’ll have all the action for you on WBCU.

Sports for 4/3/19

There are no middle school sports for today, but the Union County High School varsity baseball team plays its third game in three days, as the Yellow Jackets host Newberry in a region game. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

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Yesterday, the varsity baseball team completed the sweep of the home-and-home series against Broome. The Jackets beat Broome, 14-3. TT Kershaw had 5 hits and 3 RBIs in the win. In addition, Kershaw pitched 6-1/3 innings, striking out 5. Rhett Cannon recorded the final two outs for Union County, both strikeouts. Union County started slowly, scoring single runs in the first two innings. They broke the game open in the third, as 9 Jackets crossed the plate. Broome avoided the mercy rule by scoring twice in the bottom of the 5th, making the score 11-2. They made it 11-3 after the 6th. Union County closed out the contest with three runs in the top of the 7th. Union County scored 14 runs on 15 hits and 1 error, while Broome had 3 runs on 4 hits and 6 errors.

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The JV squad lost their second game in a row to Broome, 13-5. Like Monday, Broome jumped out to an early lead and held on for the win. Union County struck first, scoring one run in the first inning, but Broome exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the first. Union County cut the deficit to 6-3 in the top of the 2nd, but Broome scored another run, making it 7-3. Union County scored one in the top of the third, making the score 7-4, but Broome plated four runs in the third to make it 11-4. They added two more in the 4th, and Union County scored their final run in the 5th. Tanner Hardin led the JV Jackets with two hits, and Branson Cook had two RBIs. Riley Huggins and Dakota Prince split duties on the mound. Prince recorded 3 strikeouts, and Huggins had 1.

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The Atlanta Braves get back in action today, hosting the Chicago Cubs at SunTrust Park. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. Julio Teheran will face Jon Lester on the mound. Both teams are 1-3, and the Braves took the first game of the series on Monday, 8-0.

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In the NIT semifinals, #5 seed Lipscomb eliminated #6 Wichita State, 71-64. They advance to the championship game on Thursday against #2 Texas, who defeated #1 TCU last night, 58-44.

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The NCAA Women’s Final Four tips off on Friday, as #2 Oregon will face #1 Baylor at 7, and #2 Connecticut will face #1 Notre Dame at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County’s varsity baseball team hosts Newberry at 5:30 p.m. After the game, we’ll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves host the Cubs. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m.

Sports for 4/2/19

The Sims Tigers are back in action today hosting Broome at 4 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. The Union County High School JV and varsity baseball teams are back in action at Broome. The JV game will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the varsity contest starts at 6.

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Union County’s varsity baseball team knocked off Broome last night, 8-2. Broome scored a run in the first inning, but Union County answered with two runs to take a 2-1 lead. The teams traded runs in the 2nd inning, and Union County added another in the 3rd to make it 4-2. The Jackets broke the game open in the 5th, scoring 4 runs. Kaleb Small had 3 hits and TT Kershaw added 2 for the Jackets. Mason Melton pitched 5-2/3 innings, striking out 5. Garrison Hendrix pitched the final 1-1/3 innings.

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Union County JV lost badly to Broome yesterday afternoon, 19-4 in 5 innings. Broome opened the game with 3 runs in the first inning. Union County battled back in their half of the first, scoring twice to make the score 3-2. Broome added a run in the 2nd inning. In the 3rd, Broome broke the game open with 8 runs to take a 12-2 lead. Union County scored a run in the bottom of the 3rd to make it 12-3. The teams traded runs in the 4th, making the score 13-4. Broome closed the game with 6 runs in the 5th. Broome scored their 19 runs on 13 hits and had no errors. Union County scored their 4 runs on 6 hits and committed 5 errors.

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Coming into Monday, the Atlanta Braves were the final team in the major leagues still looking for their first win. They got it Monday night in their home opener against the Chicago Cubs. Pitching had been a sore spot in their series against Philadelphia, but Sean Newcomb and 4 Braves relievers combined on a 9-hit shutout, winning the game 8-0. Wes Parsons got the win for Atlanta, pitching a scoreless 5th inning. The Cubs committed 6 errors in the contest, two of which factored into the first two Braves runs. Ender Inciarte hit a home run following a fielding error on a foul pop-up the pitch before, and a throwing error on a fielder’s choice ground ball plated another run. Brian McCann hit a two-run single, and the Braves led 4-0. In the 3rd, Ronald Acuna, Jr. homered to make it 5-0. Another throwing error on a bases-loaded infield single plated two runs and gave the Braves a 7-0 lead. Ozzie Albies reached on an infield single in the 6th, driving in the 8th and final run for the Braves. The Braves are off today and will continue their series with the Cubs Wednesday night. Julio Teheran will face Jon Lester Wednesday at 7:20 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County travels to Broome to take on the Centurions. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. 

Sports for 4/1/19

It may be spring break, but some local sports continue this week. Sims Middle School baseball travels to face Broome today at 4 p.m. Union County High School JV and varsity baseball will host Broome today. The JV game starts at 3:30 p.m., and the varsity game starts at 6. We’ll have the varsity contest on the air tonight.

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On Friday, Union County’s varsity baseball team used a big first inning to get the win over Clinton, 6-3. The Jackets broke out the bats early, scoring four runs in the first inning. Clinton cut the lead in half in their half of the first inning, making the score 4-2. Union County added single runs in the 2nd and 4th innings, and Clinton scored one more in the bottom of the 5th to complete the scoring. Union County had 9 hits and 2 errors, while Clinton managed just 3 hits and committed 6 errors. TT Kershaw had three hits for the Jackets, while Kaleb Small and Trey Parks each had two hits. Parks had 2 RBIs, as well. Rett Wages pitched a complete game, striking out 9 batters in 7 innings and walking 2.

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The JV baseball team fell to Clinton Friday, 11-7. Union County led 1-0 in the top of the first, but Clinton broke through for 5 runs in the bottom of the first to take a lead they would not relinquish. TJ Glenn led Union County with 2 hits. Riley Huggins and Dakota Prince split pitching duties.

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The varsity softball team claimed a 6-1 win over Clinton Friday. Union County took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 3rd. They extended it with three runs in the 4th. Clinton closed the gap to 4-1 in the top of the 5th. Union County answered with their final 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th. Ashanti Young and Bailey Betenbaugh each had two hits for the Lady Jackets. Young drove in 3 runs and Courtney Seymore drove in 2. Betenbaugh pitched a complete game, striking out 18 batters and walking 1.

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The JV softball team left no doubt as to the winner of their contest Friday, defeating Clinton, 20-1. Union County jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. They broke the game wide open in the 2nd, plating 14 runners. They made the score 20-0 in the 3rd. Clinton scored their lone run in the top of the 4th, and the game ended there. Chloe Rector, Carley Sumner, and Nina Newton led the way with 3 hits each. Rector and Newton drove in 5 runs apiece. Chloe Rector pitched 2 innings, striking out 3. Riley Gregory pitched 1-1/3 innings, striking out 2.

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In college baseball over the weekend, the Clemson Tigers swept their series with Virginia Tech. The Tigers won Friday’s game, 6-4, and crushed the Hokies on Saturday, 14-1. They finished off Virginia Tech with a 12-9 victory on Sunday. The Tigers host Georgia Tuesday night at 6 p.m. The South Carolina Gamecocks dropped their series to #15 Auburn. Auburn knocked off the Gamecocks on Friday, 4-2, before the Gamecocks rebounded for a 4-0 shutout on Saturday. In the rubber game Sunday, Auburn got the better of the Gamecocks, 7-5. South Carolina will face NC State in Charlotte on Tuesday at 7.

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In Major League Baseball action over the weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies swept the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta lost the season opener on Thursday, 10-4. They dropped Saturday’s contest, 8-6, and fell on Sunday, 5-1. The Braves team ERA is 8.63, 3rd-to-last in the majors. They have allowed 8 home runs in three games. The bullpen gave up 13 of the 23 runs the Phillies scored in the series. The Braves look for their first win of the season as they host the Chicago Cubs tonight at SunTrust Park. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m., and we’ll join the game in progress after UCHS baseball.

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#1 Baylor knocked the SC Lady Gamecocks out of the women’s NCAA tournament in the Sweet 16. The Lady Bears won on Saturday, 93-68. #2 seeds Oregon and Connecticut have advanced to the women’s Final Four. The other two will be decided tonight, as #1 Baylor faces #2 Iowa tonight at 7, and #1 Notre Dame plays #2 Stanford tonight at 9.

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The men’s Final Four is set, with #1 Virginia facing #5 Auburn Saturday at 6:09 p.m., and #2 Michigan State plays #3 Texas Tech at 8:49 p.m. CBS has the TV coverage for both games. The championship game will be next Monday. It is the first-ever trip to the Final Four for Auburn and Texas Tech.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County travels to face Broome. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Sports for 3/28/19

In Union County sports today, the Sims Tigers baseball team hosts Dorman at 5 at Timken. Jonesville baseball hosts Broome C at 5 p.m. Jonesville softball heads to Boiling Springs Middle School to face the Boiling Springs C team at 4:45. The Union County High School varsity baseball team hosts Dorman tonight at 6 p.m. The track team has a meet at Chapman today at 5. Varsity boys’ tennis hosts Clinton today. Boys golf hosts Clinton and Broome at Heddles Hideaway at 4:15. JV and varsity girls soccer hosts Broome, with the JV match at 5:30 and the varsity at 7.

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Union County High School will host another signing day today in room 600 of the CATE Center. Two baseball athletes will be signing their letters of intent at 10. They will have a football signing at 10:15, golf at 10:30, and cheer at 10:45.   

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Union County’s varsity softball team knocked off Boiling Springs last night, 9-3. The Lady Jackets scored 9 runs on 9 hits and 2 errors. The Lady Bulldogs had 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 errors. Ryleigh Earls and Bailey Betenbaugh each had 2 hits. Kristin Kicidis, Kalli Petty, and Bailey Betenbaugh each drove in 2 runs. Betenbaugh pitched 5 innings with 10 strikeouts, and Adelynn Ferrell pitched 2 innings. Union County used two big innings to get the win. They scored 5 runs in the top of the 3rd and 4 more in the top of the 5th. Boiling Springs scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the 7th.

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In the JV contest, Union County claimed an 8-3 win in 4-1/2 innings. Union County outhit Boiling Springs 9-6 in the game. Carley Sumner had 3 hits and 4 RBIs to lead the way for Union County. Chloe Rector pitched 4 innings, striking out 3 and walking none. Union County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Boiling Springs cut the lead to 3-1 after 1. Both teams scored 2 in the 2nd, making the score 5-3. Union County added a run in the 4th and 2 more in the 5th to seal the win.

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Jonesville Middle School’s softball team split a doubleheader with Lewisville earlier in the week, with Lewisville winning the first game, 7-6, and Jonesville taking a 5-4 victory in the second.

Jonesville and Lewisville went toe-to-toe in game 1, with Lewisville scoring 3 runs in the final inning to take the win, 7-6.  Jonesville loaded the bases up in the last inning, but the Lewisville defense prevailed.  Starr Young pitched a complete game for Jonesville.  Ahlaysha Owens was 2-2, Zoie Cromer was 1-2, Starr Young went 1-1, Karly Brown was 2-2, Kyleigh Woody went 1-2, and Rosalinda Trejo was 1-1.

 

Jonesville and Lewisville were close again in game 2, with Jonesville prevailing, 7-6.  Opposite of the first game, Lewisville held the lead until the fourth.  After a base hit by Rosalinda Trejo, key hits by Zoie Cromer and Starr Young would bring Trejo home for the go-ahead run.  Jonesville would hold the Lions with defense, three up three down, to get the win in the final at bat for Lewisville.  Kyleigh Woody pitched a complete game.  Jonesville had great defensive efforts by Sky Young, Starr Young, Woody, Ahlaysha Owens, and Kyla Davis.  Ahlaysha Owens was 1-1, Starr Young was 2-3, Zoie Cromer went 1-1, Kyleigh Woody was 1-3, Kyla Davis went 1-1, and Rosalinda Trejo was 1-3.  

Jonesville softball is now 4-3 on the season.  They travel to Chesnee today for a 5:30 game.  

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It’s opening day for Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Braves start their defense of the NL East title in Philadelphia today against Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies. Braves pregame starts at 1:50, and first pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park. Julio Teheran gets the opening day start for the Braves, facing Aaron Nola of the Phillies.

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No more in-state schools remain in action in college basketball. Coastal Carolina fell to DePaul in the semifinals of the CBI tournament last night, 92-87. Zac Cuthbertson led the Chanticleers with 21 points.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to Philadelphia to open the season against the Phillies. Braves pregame starts at 1:50, and the first pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. After the game, we’ll have Sports Talk until 8 p.m.

Sports for 3/27/19

In middle school sports today, Jonesville’s softball team travels to Chesnee High School to take on the Chesnee C team today at 5 p.m. In high school sports, the JV and varsity softball teams will travel to Boiling Springs today. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity game is at 7. We’ll have varsity softball today for you on WBCU.

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Last night, Union County’s varsity baseball team traveled to Emerald and came away with a 9-1 victory. Kaleb Small pitched six strong innings for Union County, and Parker Northern had some outstanding defensive plays in the win. Union County improves to 3-2 in region play. They will host Dorman tomorrow at 6 p.m.

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Union County’s varsity softball team shut out Emerald last night, 10-0. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched a one-hit shutout, recording 13 strikeouts in 5 innings and walking 1. Adelynn Ferrell had three hits and two RBIs for the Lady Jackets. Kristin Kicidis had 2 hits and 4 RBIs. Union County scored 1 run in the bottom of the 2nd and 3rd innings to take a 2-0 lead. They broke it open in the 4th with 5 runs and closed out the scoring with 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th to win the game.

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The JV softball team used a 10-run first inning to cruise to a 16-2 victory over Emerald’s JV squad. Interestingly, according to the box score, Union County scored their 16 runs on just 4 hits and recorded 1 error. Emerald scored 2 runs on 1 hit and had 3 errors. Janiya Glenn had two hits for the JV Jackets, and Carley Sumner drove in 3 runs. Chloe Rector and Riley Gregory each pitched 2 innings. Gregory had 6 strikeouts, and Rector recorded 5. Union County scored 10 runs in the first inning and 6 more in the second. Emerald scored both their runs in the top of the 4th, and the game ended there.

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Union County High School will host another signing day tomorrow in room 600 of the CATE Center. Two baseball athletes will be signing at 10, they will have a football signing at 10:15, golf at 10:30, and cheer at 10:45.   

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In college baseball, Clemson knocked off Charlotte, 8-5. They scored 7 of their runs with two outs. The Tigers opened with a run in the top of the first and added 3 more in the 3rd to take a 4-0 lead. Charlotte hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third to make it 4-2 and tied the game in the 6th. Clemson made it 5-4 in the 7th, and they put the game away with 3 more in the 8th. Charlotte scored one in the 9th, but it was not enough. Clemson improves to 19-6 on the season, while Charlotte falls to 11-13. The Tigers head to Virginia Tech for a three-game weekend series.

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The Gamecocks did not have a good night last night, as they fell to North Carolina A&T, 2-0. A&T scored two runs in the third inning, and that was the difference in the ballgame. South Carolina had 5 hits in the contest, but they couldn’t push anyone across the plate. It was their first shutout loss of the season. The Gamecocks host Auburn in a three-game weekend series.

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In CIT action last night, both remaining in-state schools fell. Charleston Southern lost to Hampton, 73-67, to end their season. Presbyterian lost their quarterfinal matchup to Marshall, 83-66.

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Coastal Carolina faces DePaul tonight in the CBI semifinals at 8 p.m. In the other semifinal, Loyola Marymount faces South Florida tomorrow night.

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The NFL approved a rule change to allow pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to replay review and coaches challenges. The rule will be put into place on a one-year trial basis. Coaches can challenge calls prior to the final two minutes of the half. Anything inside the final two minutes will be initiated by the league’s officiating office. The rule change came on the heels of a controversial non-call in the NFC Championship Game that could have cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we’ll have UCHS softball for you, as the Lady Jackets travel to Boiling Springs for a 7 p.m. contest against the Lady Bulldogs.

Sports for 3/26/19

Sims Middle School softball hosts Dorman today at the Timken Complex at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School baseball hosts Landrum C today at 5 p.m. Union County JV and varsity baseball are in action today at Emerald. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity follows at 7:30 p.m. The Union County varsity softball team hosts Emerald tonight at 6 p.m. at Timken. The high school track team has a meet at Spartanburg today at 5 p.m. Varsity boys’ tennis hosts Broome today at the high school tennis courts. Boys golf has a home match at Heddles Hideaway today at 4:15 p.m. against Mid-Carolina, Newberry, and Broome. The varsity girls’ and boys’ soccer teams both travel to Emerald today. The girls match is at 5:30, and the boys match follows at 7.

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In the CBI tournament, Coastal Carolina scored the third-highest point total in tournament history, as the Chanticleers knocked off West Virginia, 109-91. Six Chanticleers scored in double figures, led by DeVante Jones with 32 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Coastal Carolina advances to the CBI semifinals for the second time in the last three years. They made it to the finals in 2017. They will travel to face DePaul on Wednesday.

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In the CIT tournament tonight, Charleston Southern faces Hampton at 7 p.m. The winner will face NJIT Thursday at 7 in the quarterfinals. Presbyterian plays their quarterfinal game tonight against Marshall at 7 p.m.

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The Atlanta Braves look to defend their 2018 NL East title this year, and it all starts on Thursday in Philadelphia against Bryce Harper and the Phillies. We’ll be on the air Thursday with the Braves pregame at 1:50 p.m., with first pitch set for 3:05 p.m. Just before 6, we’ll break in for high school baseball, as Union County will host Dorman at 6 Thursday. The Braves are off Friday and face Philadelphia again Saturday. Braves pregame begins at 2:50, with a 4:05 p.m. first pitch. Sunday, the pregame show starts at 5:50, and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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In college baseball today, South Carolina hosts North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m., and Clemson travels to take on Charlotte at 7.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-7:25. At 7:25, we’ll have Union County High School baseball for you, as Union County travels to Emerald to take on the Vikings. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

Sports for 3/25/19

Around Union County in sports today, the Sims Middle School Tigers baseball team travels to take on Dorman today at 5:30 p.m. They will turn around and host Dorman on Thursday. The Jonesville Middle School Lady Wildcats softball team travels to Blacksburg High School to take on Blacksburg C at 4:30 p.m. in a rematch of last Wednesday’s game, in which Jonesville won, 22-9. The Union County High School varsity boys’ tennis team hosts Emerald today at the high school tennis courts.

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Union County High School’s varsity baseball team cruised past Newberry Friday night, winning 14-1 in 5 innings. Union County had 14 runs on 14 hits and no errors, while Newberry scored one run on one hit and committed 5 errors. Trey Parks had a monster game at the plate with 4 hits and 5 RBIs. Kaleb Small had two hits and two RBIs, as well. Rett Wages and Garrison Hendrix split the pitching duties. Wages pitched 3 innings, striking out 6. Hendrix pitched 2 innings, striking out 4. Union County scored 3 runs in the first inning. Newberry scored their only run in the bottom of the first. Union County struck for 3 more in the 2nd inning to take a 6-1 lead. They scored four runs in the 3rd and 4th innings to seal the win.

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The varsity softball team blasted Newberry Friday night, 21-0 in 4-1/2 innings. The Lady Jackets’ 21 runs came on 17 hits, and they committed two errors. Newberry managed one hit and committed two errors.  Adelynn Ferrell pitched the shutout, going 5 innings with 3 strikeouts and no walks. Bailey Betenbaugh had 6 RBIs in the game. Ashanti Young added 4 RBIs, and Kailee Stepp had 3. Makala Grady, Kristin Kicidis, and Courtney Seymore were among several Lady Jackets with two hits. Union County had a monster first inning, scoring 13 runs. They added 3 in the 2nd and 5 more in the 4th for the 21-0 margin.

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Jonesville Coach Jay Voiselle provided reports on last Thursday’s contests for baseball and softball. On Thursday, Jonesville Middle School baseball got back in the win column with a 9-6 win over Dorman D team.  Tyger Suggs, Jacob Robinson, and Nick Queen pitched for Jonesville. Bryant Whitlock led all batters with 4 hits and 4 RBIs.  Jacob Robinson had 2 hits, while Nick Queen, Will Turner, JJ Brannon, and Jackson Fowler added a hit apiece.  Queen, Fowler, and Brannon also added RBIs.  Jonesville moves to 6-1-1 on the season.  

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In softball Thursday, Jonesville softball suffered their second loss on the season at the hands of Sims, 12-2.  Offensively for Jonesville, Sky Young was 3-3 with 3 singles.  Zoie Cromer was 1-2 with a double, and Sarah Henderson was 1-1 with a single.  Jonesville softball moves to 3-2 on the season as they face Blacksburg C today at 4:30 in Blacksburg.

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In college baseball, South Carolina dropped two of three to Tennessee over the weekend. They lost Friday, 15-5. They won on Saturday, 3-2. The Gamecocks dropped the rubber match on Sunday, 6-3. They will host North Carolina A&T on Tuesday at 7. Clemson won their series with Boston College. They beat the Eagles 8-1 on Friday and 9-5 on Saturday. They lost Sunday’s game, 3-2. The Tigers travel to take on the Charlotte 49ers Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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The #9 seed Clemson Lady Tigers defeated #8 South Dakota in the women’s NCAA tournament Friday night, 79-66, setting up a Sunday showdown with #1 Mississippi State. The Lady Bulldogs cruised to an 85-61 win, ending Clemson’s season.

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The #5 South Carolina Lady Gamecocks advanced to the Sweet 16 over the weekend. They knocked off #12 Belmont on Friday afternoon, 74-52. They then defeated #4 Florida State, 72-64. The Lady Gamecocks will face either #1 Baylor or #8 California on Saturday.

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Clemson’s run in the NIT tournament came to an end at the hands of #6 seed Wichita State, as the Shockers defeated the Tigers yesterday, 63-55. Marcquise Reed was the only Tiger in double figures with 18 points. Clemson shot 15-53 from the field and 2-14 from behind the arc. Their free throw shooting kept them close, as they hit 23-31 from behind the line.

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In CIT action yesterday, Presbyterian College defeated Robert Morris, 77-70. They will play again Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals against Marshall. Charleston Southern will face Hampton Tuesday at 7, as well. In the CBI tournament, Coastal Carolina travels to West Virginia tonight at 7 p.m. for a quarterfinal matchup.

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There’s not a lot of madness this year in the men’s NCAA tournament. #12 Oregon made it to the Sweet Sixteen with a 73-54 victory over #13 UC Irvine. The only lower seed to beat a higher seed in the 2nd round was #5 Auburn knocking out #4 Kansas, 89-75. #7 Wofford’s season came to an end Saturday, as they fell to Kentucky, 62-56. Sweet 16 matchups tip off on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, #4 Florida State faces #1 Gonzaga. #3 Purdue takes on #2 Tennessee. #3 Texas Tech faces #2 Michigan, and #12 Oregon tries to upset #1 Virginia. Friday’s matchups are: #3 LSU against #2 Michigan State, #5 Auburn vs. #1 North Carolina, #4 Virginia Tech facing #1 Duke, and #3 Houston against #2 Kentucky.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 3/22/19

Sims Middle School softball is set to host Boiling Springs today at 5:30 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. The Union County High School JV and varsity baseball teams will hit the road to face Newberry. The JV game is at 5, and first pitch for the varsity contest is 7:30. The UCHS varsity softball team hosts Newberry tonight at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. The JV and varsity girls’ soccer teams host Newberry tonight. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match follows at 7. The JV and varsity boys’ soccer teams travel to Newberry tonight. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match follows at 7.

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The UCHS JV softball team defeated Woodruff last night, 8-2, in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader. We don’t have a report on the second game. Union County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They added a run in the bottom of the 3rd to lead, 4-0. Woodruff scored both their runs in the top of the 4th. Union County battled back with 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th. The game ended after 5 innings. Carley Sumner and Nina Newton both had two hits for the Lady Jackets. Sumner drove in three runs, and Newton drove in two. Chloe Rector pitched 5 innings, striking out 4 and giving up two hits.

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We have a report on Jonesville baseball from Monday. Jonesville baseball suffered their first loss on the season Monday with a loss to Chapman, 9-6.  Bryant Whitlock and Nick Ivey led the bats for the Wildcats with 2 hits apiece.  Parker Wright and Nick Queen also added hits.  Whitlock and Ivey also added two RBIs each, while Queen added another.  Whitlock and Queen pitched for Jonesville.  With the loss, Jonesville baseball moves to 5-1-1 on the season.  Jonesville faces Dorman D at Dorman on Wednesday.

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We also have a Jonesville softball report from Wednesday. Jonesville softball got another win Wednesday night with a victory over Blacksburg C team, 22-9.  

Jonesville held an 8-7 lead heading into the bottom of the 4th.  Starr Young and Karly Brown led off the inning with singles, igniting a 10-run inning for Jonesville.  Blacksburg refused to be run-ruled, scoring two more, making it 18-9 heading into the bottom of the 5th.  With the bases loaded, Kyleigh Woody sent a shot into the gap to secure the win, hitting an inside-the-park, birthday-winning (Woody's birthday), grand slam to end the game, 22-9.  Woody also pitched a complete game for Jonesville. 

Offensively, Rosalinda Trejo was 1-1, Starr Young 2-4, Karly Brown 3-3, Kyleigh Woody 2-3 (HR), Aubrey Revis 3-3, Sarah Henderson 2-4.  

Jonesville softball is now 3-1 on the season.  Jonesville plays again at Sims on March 21st at 4:30 p.m. at Timken.

 

Fletcher Magee scored 24 points and broke the Division 1 record for career 3-pointers in leading Wofford to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win last night. The Terriers beat Seton Hall, 84-68, and advance to face Kentucky in the second round on Saturday. Magee hit 7 three-pointers in the contest, breaking a record set by Oakland’s Travis Bader in 2014. Magee has 509 career three-pointers, topping a list that includes J.J. Redick, Chris Lofton, and Stephen Curry in the top ten. Wofford vs. Kentucky tips off at 2:40 p.m. Saturday on CBS.

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There was only one major upset in the tournament on day 1. #12 Murray State blasted #5 Marquette, 83-64. In the category of minor upsets, #10 Minnesota downed #7 Louisville, 86-76. #10 Florida beat #7 Nevada, 70-61, and #9 Baylor defeated #8 Syracuse, 78-69. Other scores: #3 LSU 79, #14 Yale 74; #5 Auburn 78, #12 New Mexico State 77; #4 Florida State 76, #13 Vermont 69; #2 Michigan State 76, #15 Bradley 65; #6 Maryland 79, #11 Belmont 77; #4 Kansas 87, #13 Northeastern 53; #2 Kentucky 79, #15 Abilene Christian 44; #1 Gonzaga 87, #16 Fairleigh-Dickinson 49; #6 Villanova 61 #11 Saint Mary’s 57; #2 Michigan 74, #15 Montana 55; and #3 Purdue 61, #14 Old Dominion 48.

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In the NIT, #2 Clemson will host #6 Wichita State on Sunday at 2 p.m. We’ll have the game for you starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the pregame show.

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In CIT action, Charleston Southern held off FAU last night, 68-66. Quarterfinal matchups will be announced this weekend.

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In the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, #4 South Carolina will take on #13 Belmont at 1:45 p.m. today on ESPN2. Clemson plays tonight, as the #9 Tigers take on #8 South Dakota at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

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In college baseball, South Carolina travels to Tennessee for a 3-game series, while Clemson visits Boston College. We’ll have most of today’s game for you on WBCU, with the pregame show starting at 3:30 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 4 p.m. Network coverage will end at 6:45 p.m. due to their coverage of women’s basketball.

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On Saturday, we’ll have USC Union baseball for you, as the Bantams host USC Lancaster for a doubleheader at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Clemson Tigers baseball for you, as the Tigers travel to Boston College. Pregame show is set for 3:30 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 4. Coverage of the game will end at 6:45 p.m. due to network obligations. At 7:25, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County travels to Newberry. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

Sports for 3/21/19

Sims Middle School baseball will host Boiling Springs at the Timken Sports Complex today at 5 p.m. in a rematch of Monday’s contest. Sims softball hosts Jonesville at Timken at 4:30. Jonesville baseball will host Chapman C today at 5 p.m. Union County JV softball hosts Woodruff today in a doubleheader at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The high school varsity track team has a pre-region meet at Emerald today at 5 p.m. Varsity boys’ tennis hosts Newberry. Boys golf tees off at 4:15 at Lakeside against Clinton and Broome.

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In a game that went much differently from the season opener, Union County jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Whitmire Wolverines 12-1 last night in 5 innings. Union County scored their 12 runs on only 8 hits and did not commit an error. Whitmire scored 1 run on 4 hits and committed 2 errors. Union County jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the 1st. They made it 10-0 in the top of the 3rd and extended it to 12-0 in the 5th. Whitmire scored their only run in the bottom of the 5th. Kaleb Small led the Jackets with two hits and three RBIs. Mason Melton pitched 4-2/3 innings for the Jackets, striking out 4 and walking one. Rhett Cannon struck out the final batter of the game for the Jackets. Union County will travel to Newberry Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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The Union County JV softball team recorded an 8-3 victory last night. Union County led throughout the game, scoring 1 run in the 1st, 3 more in the 3rd, and another in the 6th to take a 5-0 lead. Byrnes scored once in the bottom of the 6th to make it 5-1. Union County pushed 3 more across in the 7th. Byrnes rallied to score 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, but Union County held on for the win. Carley Sumner had a great game at the plate, getting 4 hits and an RBI. Carmen Glenn and Caylee Lawson drove in 2 runs apiece for the Jackets. Chloe Rector pitched a complete game, striking out 12 batters and walking 2.

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Union County varsity softball dropped a heartbreaker to Byrnes last night, 8-7. The Lady Rebels rallied for the win in the bottom of the 7th. Byrnes jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Union County took the lead with a 4-run 3rd inning. They took a 6-2 lead in the 4th, but Byrnes answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the 4th to make it 6-4. Union County added 1 run in the 5th, and they took a 7-4 lead to the bottom of the 7th. Byrnes then rallied for four runs to win the game. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched 6-2/3 innings, striking out 10 with no walks. Makala Grady led the Lady Jackets with 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Betenbaugh had 3 RBIs.

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Sims Middle School softball got their second straight win, defeating Whitmire, 13-4.

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#3 seed Furman fell to #6 seed Wichita State in the first round of the NIT last night, 76-70. With the loss, Furman’s once-promising season comes to an end. The season saw them upset defending NCAA champion Villanova in November, on their way to their first-ever AP Top 25 ranking. The season ended one game shy of a matchup with in-state foe Clemson. Clemson will host the Wichita State Shockers in the 2nd round of the NIT on Friday. The time has not yet been announced.

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The NCAA tournament field of 64 is officially set, as North Dakota State earned a #16 seed with their 78-74 win over North Carolina Central. The Bison will take on #1 Duke in the first round of the tournament. The #11 seed goes to Arizona State, as they knocked off St. John’s, 74-65. The Sun Devils will face Buffalo in the first round. #7 seed Wofford faces #10 Seton Hall tonight at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The winner of that contest will face the Kentucky-Abilene Christian winner on Saturday. Kentucky plays at 7:10 p.m.

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Coastal Carolina defeated Howard, 81-72, in the CBI tournament. The Chanticleers will travel to take on West Virginia in the quarterfinals on Monday at 7 p.m. In the CIT tournament, Presbyterian held off Seattle in their contest, 73-68. Tonight, Charleston Southern hosts FAU in the CIT tournament at 7 p.m. 2nd round matchups will be announced later.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 3/20/19

In local sports today, the Sims Middle School softball team hosts Whitmire today at 5 at the Timken Sports Complex. Jonesville baseball travels to Dorman High School to face the Dorman D team at 5:30 p.m. Jonesville softball hosts Blacksburg C at 4:30 p.m. Union County High School varsity baseball will travel to Whitmire for a 6 p.m. contest. Union County softball travels to face Byrnes today, with both the JV and varsity games starting at 6 p.m.

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Union County varsity baseball fell to Mid-Carolina last night, 5-3. Union County falls to 1-2 in region play. They travel to Whitmire tonight in a rematch of their season opener, which Union County won in a wild contest, 11-10. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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Union County High School varsity softball shut out Mid-Carolina last night, 14-0 in 5 innings. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched two innings and Adelynn Ferrell pitched three in the win. Ferrell recorded 7 strikeouts, and Betenbaugh had 4. Mid-Carolina managed just three hits in the game. Union County broke the game open early with 8 runs in the first inning. They added 2 in the top of the 3rd, and scored their final 4 runs in the top of the 4th. Ashanti led the way with 3 hits and 4 RBIs for the Lady Jackets. Ryleigh Earls also drove in 4 runs.

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Union County JV softball survived a 5-run 5th inning by Mid-Carolina to win 9-5 in a game called after the top of the 6th inning. Union County scored 1 run in the first and 3 runs in the 3rd, and they extended the lead to 9-0 with 5 in the 4th. Mid-Carolina answered with 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th, but they ran out of time. Janiya Glenn led the Lady Jackets with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Chloe Rector pitched 4-1/3 innings, striking out 3. Riley Gregory got the last 2 outs in the 5th.

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Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 24 points as Clemson defeated #7 seed Wright State 75-69 in the first round of the NIT tournament. The Tigers advance to the second round, where they await tonight’s winner of #3 Furman and #6 Wichita State. They play tonight at 7 p.m. in Greenville.

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Fairleigh-Dickinson and Belmont made it into the field of 64 with wins last night in the NCAA play-in games. Fairleigh-Dickinson knocked off Prairie View A&M, 82-76. They advance as a #16 seed to take on #1 Gonzaga in the first round. Belmont earned the #11 seed with an 81-70 victory over Temple. They will face #6 Maryland in the first round. Tonight, North Carolina Central takes on North Dakota State battle for a #16 seed at 6:40 p.m. on TRU-TV, and St. John’s faces Arizona State for a #11 seed at 9:10 p.m. on TRU-TV.

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In college baseball, #20 Clemson knocked off the College of Charleston last night, 13-1. Clemson jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Clemson improves to 15-5, while College of Charleston falls to 13-7. The teams get together again tonight at 7 p.m. at Segra Park in Columbia. The Gamecocks knocked off Furman last night, 12-7. They scored 5 runs in the top of the 4th to take a 5-1 lead. Furman tried to rally late, scoring four runs on six hits in the 9th inning. They left the bases loaded. The Gamecocks travel to Tennessee for a 3-game series this weekend.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball, as the Yellow Jackets travel to Whitmire to face the Wolverines. First pitch is set for 6 p.m., and we’ll have the pregame lineups for you around 5:55 p.m.

Sports for 3/19/19

Jonesville Middle School softball will travel to face Spartanburg C at 5 p.m. Sims softball hosts Broome at 5:30. UCHS girls soccer will visit Mid-Carolina. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity follows at 7. Boys soccer will host Mid-Carolina, with a 5:30 start for JV and 7 for varsity. Varsity softball will be at Mid-Carolina. The JV game is at 5, and the varsity follows at 7. High school baseball hosts Mid-Carolina. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity will follow at 7.

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Schedule changes announced yesterday include Newberry at Union County softball, which will be made up Friday at 6. There will only be a varsity game. Jonesville will play Sims in softball at the Timken Sports Complex Thursday at 4:30.

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#2 seed Clemson opens postseason play tonight in the first round of the NIT Tournament at home against #7 seed Wright State. The game will be televised on ESPN. We won't be able to carry it on WBCU due to high school baseball.

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In other NIT action, #3 seed Furman will host #6 seed Wichita State in the NIT Tournament Wednesday at 7. Coastal Carolina is in the CBI Tournament, where they will host Howard on Wednesday at 7. Presbyterian College is in the CIT Tournament, where they will travel to face Seattle at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Charleston Southern will host Florida Atlantic in the CIT Tournament Thursday at 7. One upstate team made the NCAA Tournament, as Wofford earned a #7 seed and will face #10 seed Seton Hall at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday on CBS.

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Yesterday in spring training baseball, Atlanta fell to the NY Yankees, 7-4. The Braves announced yesterday that Julio Teheran will be the opening day starter.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk with Phil Kornblut from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we'll have high school baseball for you, as Union County hosts Mid-Carolina. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.

Sports for 3/18/19

In Union County sports today, Sims Middle School baseball travels to take on Boiling Springs today at 5 p.m. Jonesville baseball travels to Chapman High School to take on the Chapman C team at 5 p.m. Union County varsity boys tennis has a match at Mid-Carolina today.

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Union County’s varsity softball team did well in the Byrnes tournament this weekend, shutting out Ashley Ridge, 1-0, and Fort Mill, 11-0, before falling in the championship game to Byrnes, 10-0. Against Ashley Ridge, Bailey Betenbaugh pitched a 3-hit shutout and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 7th. Against Fort Mill, Union County scored one run in the first and second innings to take a 2-0 lead. They broke the game open in the 3rd with six runs. They scored 3 more in the 6th to take the 11-0 win in 6 innings. Betenbaugh and Adelynn Ferrell split pitching duties in the contest, allowing one hit between them. Ferrell pitched a complete game against Byrnes. The Rebels struck for 2 runs in the first, 1 more in the 2nd, 3 in the 4th, 3 more in the 6th, and scored their final run in the 7th. 

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Union County’s JV softball team had a busy Saturday, playing four games and winning 3 of them. They defeated Chapman, 3-1, before falling to Boiling Springs, 8-3. They then shut out Nation Ford, 6-0, and closed with a win over Clover, 9-3.

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Jonesville Middle Baseball remained undefeated, beating Chesnee C team 6-4 Thursday night in Chesnee.

Bryant Whitlock commanded the mound, with Nick Queen coming in late for relief.  Offensively, Whitlock and Queen had 2 hits apiece, while Jacob Robinson and Tyger Suggs added hits. Whitlock also added 2 RBIs.  Queen, Robinson, and Suggs added RBIs as well.  

Whitlock struck out 5 and gave up only 1 hit as he and Queen combined for a two-hitter.  

Jonesville baseball is now 5-0-1.  Jonesville Baseball plays again today at Chapman High at 5:00.

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Jonesville Middle Softball travelled to Blacksburg and picked up another win on the season with an 18-12 win over Blacksburg JV.

Kyleigh Woody pitched a complete game for the Wildcats. Ahlaysha Owens was 1-1, Sky Young was 3-3, Zoie Cromer went 1-3, Starr Young was 1-4, Karly Brown went 2-2, Kyleigh Woody was 1-1, Aubrey Revis was 1-2, and Sarah Henderson ended up 1-1.  

Jonesville softball is now 2-1 on the season.  They play Chesnee today at Jonesville at 4:30.

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Little League announces that their opening day is Saturday, March 23rd, at the Timken Sports Complex. Opening ceremonies will start at 11, with games starting at noon.

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In college baseball this weekend, #8 Georgia swept South Carolina, 6-1, 8-7, and 4-2. South Carolina plays at Furman Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Clemson’s baseball team dropped two out of three to Notre Dame. They dropped Friday’s game, 9-2. They won on Saturday, 5-1. They then dropped the rubber match in the series on Sunday, 4-2 in 10 innings. Clemson hosts College of Charleston Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Clemson is heading to the NIT tournament as a #2 seed this year. The Tigers face #7 seed Wright State tomorrow at 7 p.m. We won’t be able to air that game due to high school baseball. If they win, they would face either #3 Furman or #6 Wichita State in the second round. Despite finishing 4th in the SEC in the regular season, South Carolina was not selected to the tournament. The Gamecocks finished the season with a 16-16 record.

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Three ACC teams earned #1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. Virginia, North Carolina, and Duke all earned top seeds, along with Gonzaga. Wofford earned a #7 seed and will face #10 Seton Hall on Thursday at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. If they win, they would face #2 Kentucky or #15 Abilene Christian in the second round on Saturday.

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Today on WBCU, we’re excited to announce that Sports Talk is back! Phil Kornblut, Rick Sanford, and Matt Smith will talk sports on WBCU tonight from 6:05-8 p.m.  

Sports for 3/15/19

Union County sports for today, weather permitting: Sims softball is set to take part in a tournament at Byrnes tonight at 7 and tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Jonesville softball will host Chesnee C at 4:30 p.m. The JV and varsity softball teams are set to take part in the Byrnes tournament today and tomorrow. The UCHS boys soccer teams will be at Woodruff today. The JV match is set for 5:30, with the varsity to follow at 7. The girls soccer teams host Woodruff, with the JV match at 5:30, and the varsity at 7.

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Woodruff shut out the varsity baseball team last night, 9-0. Kaleb Small led the Jackets with two hits. Union County managed only three hits in the game. Garrison Hendrix and Rett Wages each pitched 3 innings for the Jackets. Wages recorded 4 strikeouts, and Hendrix had 3. Woodruff jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They added 1 run in the second, 2 in the 3rd, and 3 in the 4th. Union County falls to 1-1 in region play. The JV baseball team won their contest against Woodruff, 12-3.

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In softball action, the varsity Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Woodruff last night, 5-2. Union County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They stretched it to 5-0 in the 5th. Woodruff tried to rally late, getting two runs in the top of the 7th, but they could get no closer. Union County had 8 hits in the ballgame and committed one error. Woodruff managed just 4 hits and 3 errors. Kristin Kicidis and Kailee Stepp each had two hits for Union County. Ashanti Young and Bailey Betenbaugh had two RBIs. Bailey Betenbaugh pitched 6-2/3 innings and recorded 15 strikeouts.

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The JV softball team defeated Woodruff last night, 3-1. Union County struck first, scoring one run in the bottom of the 2nd. Woodruff tied the game in the top of the 3rd, before Union County answered with a run in the bottom of the 3rd. Union County added an insurance run in the 4th for the final margin. Union County had 6 hits and committed two errors. Woodruff managed just one hit with no errors. Chloe Rector and Carley Sumner were among the Lady Jackets with hits in the contest. Rector pitched 6 innings, striking out 9.

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In the ACC tournament yesterday, #1 Virginia knocked off #8 NC State, 76-56. #4 Florida State edged #5 Virginia Tech in overtime, 65-63. #2 North Carolina got past #7 Louisville, 83-70. #3 Duke had Zion Williamson in the lineup for their 84-72 victory over #6 Syracuse.

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In SEC Tournament action, #8 Florida defeated #9 Arkansas, 66-50. #5 Auburn knocked off #12 Missouri, 81-71. #10 Alabama scored a minor upset over #7 Ole Miss, 62-57. #6 Mississippi State blew out #11 Texas A&M, 80-54.

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Today, #4 Florida State takes on #1 Virginia at 7 p.m. in the ACC Tournament semifinals, and #2 North Carolina faces #3 Duke and looks for its third-straight win against them this season at 9. In the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, #8 Florida faces #1 LSU at 1 p.m. #4 South Carolina takes on #5 Auburn at 3:30. #10 Alabama faces #2 Kentucky at 7 p.m., and #6 Mississippi State plays #3 Tennessee at 9:30.

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College baseball this weekend has Clemson hosting Notre Dame and South Carolina hosting Georgia.

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This weekend, we’ll have USC Union Bantams softball on the air, as the Lady Bantams have two home doubleheaders scheduled. On Saturday, USC-Union hosts USC-Salkehatchie at 1 and 3 p.m. On Sunday, USC-Union welcomes SMC to City Park at 1 and 3 p.m. We’ll have coverage of all these games on WBCU.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina takes on Auburn at 3:30 p.m. We’ll have the pregame show starting at 3 on WBCU.

Sports for 3/14/19

Union County’s varsity baseball team fell to Chapman last night, 9-3. They will be back in action tonight as they travel to Woodruff for their second region contest of the season. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight. The game was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved due to predicted rain in the forecast.

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Other local sports scheduled for today: Jonesville Middle School baseball will travel to Chesnee High School to take on the Chesnee C Team at 5 p.m. Jonesville softball heads to Blacksburg High School to take on the Blacksburg JV squad at 4:30. Union County baseball travels to Woodruff at 7:30 p.m. JV baseball is also at Woodruff today at 5. The Lady Jackets softball teams are at home today hosting Woodruff. The JV game starts at 5, and the varsity contest is at 7. The high school track team has a meet scheduled at Broome at 5 p.m. today. Varsity boys’ tennis hosts Woodruff at the tennis courts at Union County High School.

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In college baseball, #12 Clemson knocked off #11 Coastal Carolina last night, 8-5. Clemson scored 6 runs in the first inning and made them stand up, holding off the Chanticleers. Clemson improves to 13-3 on the season, with two of those losses coming to the Gamecocks, while Coastal Carolina falls to 13-4-1. The teams will meet again at Coastal Carolina on May 14th.

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The Clemson Tigers now must play the waiting game to see if they can make the NCAA tournament. The Tigers fell to the NC State Wolfpack Wednesday afternoon, 59-58. Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but his last-second desperation three-point attempt sailed over the backboard as the Tigers lost their second heartbreaker of the season to NC State. Clemson led by as many as 18 points and took a 16-point lead to halftime. NC State rallied in the second half as Clemson went cold, shooting 6-31 in the second half, including an 11-minute stretch without a basket. Markell Johnson hit two free throws with under 3 seconds remaining to clinch the win for the Wolfpack.

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In other ACC tournament action yesterday, #5 Virginia Tech defeated #12 Miami, 71-56. #7 Louisville knocked out #15 Notre Dame, 75-53. In the nightcap, #6 Syracuse beat #14 Pittsburgh, 73-59. Today, #1 Virginia takes on #8 NC State at 12:30. #5 Virginia Tech faces #4 Florida State at 2:30. At 7, #2 North Carolina plays #7 Louisville, and at 9, #3 Duke takes on #6 Syracuse.

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Two SEC tournament games were played last night. #12 Missouri knocked off #13 Georgia, 71-61. In the nightcap, #11 Texas A&M beat #14 Vanderbilt, 69-52. Today, #9 Arkansas takes on #8 Florida at 1 p.m. #12 Missouri faces #5 Auburn at 3:30. The winner of that one will play South Carolina tomorrow in the quarterfinals. At 7, #10 Alabama plays #7 Ole Miss, and #6 Mississippi State faces #11 Texas A&M at 9:30.

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One other in-state game from yesterday saw SC State fall to top seed Norfolk State, 78-73, in the Mid-Eastern Conference tournament.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have Union County High School baseball for you, as Union County hits the road to take on Woodruff. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

Sports for 3/13/19

In local sports today, Sims Middle School softball hosts Byrnes at 6 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. Union County High School’s varsity baseball team is back in action today, as they travel to Chapman for a 7:30 p.m. contest. In addition, Friday’s game at Woodruff has been moved to tomorrow due to weather. First pitch will be at 7:30 p.m. in that contest, as well. Union County’s JV baseball team plays at Chapman today at 5 p.m.

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Union County’s varsity baseball team dispatched Clinton yesterday, 10-0 in 5 innings. Union County jumped on the Red Devils early, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning. They added three more in the second inning, making the score 7-0. In the bottom of the 4th, they scored twice more. The game ended when the Yellow Jackets scored once more in the bottom of the 5th.

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The varsity softball team were on the road at Clinton last night. The Lady Jackets had no problems on their way to a 12-1 victory. Union County jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. They stretched the lead to 6-0 in the 3rd. Clinton scored their lone run in the bottom of the 4th to make the score 6-1. Union County scored single runs in the 5th and 6th to take an 8-1 lead, and they iced it with four runs in the 7th for the final 12-1 margin. The Lady Jackets had 11 hits and no errors. Clinton had three hits and 4 errors. Courtney Seymore led the Lady Jackets with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Bailey Betenbaugh had two hits and 6 RBIs. She also pitched a complete game, striking out 11 in 7 innings of work.

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The JV Lady Jackets needed just four innings to defeat Clinton. The final score was 14-0. Union County scored 14 runs on 14 hits and no errors. Clinton managed 1 hit and had 5 errors. Union County scored 3 in the first, 2 in the second, 7 in the third, and 2 in the fourth. Chloe Rector had 3 hits and 4 RBIs, and Kayla Sinclair had 3 hits and 2 RBIs for the Jackets. Chloe Rector and Janiya Glenn split duties on the mound, each pitching two innings of shutout ball. Rector had 3 strikeouts.

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In college baseball, South Carolina knocked off The Citadel last night on the road, 10-9. Clemson hosts Coastal Carolina tonight for the first of two matchups this season with the #11 Chanticleers. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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In ACC tournament action yesterday, Miami knocked out Wake Forest, 79-71. Notre Dame knocked off Georgia Tech, 78-71. Pittsburgh advanced with an 80-70 win over Boston College.

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Today, 9-seed Clemson takes on 8-seed NC State today at noon. We’ll join the game in progress after an abbreviated noon report. At 2 p.m., 12-seed Miami takes on 5-seed Virginia Tech. At 7 p.m., 15-seed Notre Dame faces 7-seed Louisville, and at 9, 14-seed Pittsburgh takes on 6-seed Syracuse.

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The SEC tournament tips off tonight with two games. 13-seed Georgia takes on 12-seed Missouri at 7, and 14-seed Vanderbilt faces 11-seed Texas A&M at 9.

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Coming up today on WBCU, we’ll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as the Tigers take on NC State at noon in the ACC tournament. We’ll join the game in progress around 12:30 after an abbreviated noon report. Tonight, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets travel to Chapman. We’ll be on the air around 7:25 with the pregame lineups, and the first pitch is set for 7:30.

Sports for 3/12/19

Sims Middle School softball is in action at Byrnes today at 6 p.m. Jonesville Middle School baseball travels to Landrum High School today to take on Landrum C at 5 p.m. The Union County High School varsity baseball team gets back in action today, as they host Clinton at 7:30 p.m. The JV baseball team will also host Clinton at 5 p.m. The JV and varsity softball teams are on the road at Clinton today. The JV game is at 5, with the varsity to follow at 7. The Union County High School track team has a meet at Chapman today at 5 p.m. The varsity boys’ tennis team plays at Broome today. Boys golf tees off against Clinton and Woodruff at Three Pines at 4:15 p.m. The JV and varsity girls’ soccer teams are at Clinton today, with the JV match at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow at 7. The boys’ soccer teams will host Clinton, with the JV match at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity to follow at 7.

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Jonesville Middle School faced High Point JV in a baseball game on March 7 at Jonesville. The game ended in a 4-4 tie due to 2-hour limit. Bryant Whitlock pitched a complete game for Jonesville.  Whitlock, Tyger Suggs, Jacob Robinson, Caden Kingsmore, Nick Ivey, and Jackson Fowler all added hits for Jonesville.  Whitlock, Fowler, Robinson, and Suggs each added RBIs.  

The Jonesville baseball team remained undefeated on the season with a victory yesterday over Chesnee C, 3-1. Nick Queen pitched a great game for Jonesville and Jacob Robinson came in for relief.  Jonesville had 3 hits on the evening, coming from Bryant Whitlock, Tyger Suggs, and JJ Brannon.  Whitlock, Suggs, and Nick Ivey had the RBIs for the Wildcats. Jonesville is currently 3-0-1 on the season.  The Wildcats host the Landrum Cardinals C team today at 5:00. 

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The Chesnee Eagles defeated the Jonesville Wildcats in softball action Monday night. With Chesnee holding a 6-1 lead in the 4th inning, Jonesville would rally to make it a 6-6 tie.  Chesnee immediately answered and never looked back, taking the contest 15-6. 

Defensively, the Wildcats were able to turn a double and triple play on the evening but made too many errors in the field to hang with the Eagles. Sky Young had a great game at catcher. 

Offensively for Jonesville, Ahlaysha Owens was 1-2, Sky Young went 2-4, Zoie Cromer was 1-3, Starr Young ended up 2-4, Karly Brown went 2-4, and Kyleigh Woody was 1-3.  

The Wildcats are 1-1.  They face Blacksburg Thursday at 4:30 at Blacksburg. Jonesville hosts Chesnee again Friday at 5:00.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team travels to face The Citadel today at 7 p.m.

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The ACC basketball tournament gets underway today with three games. #12 Miami takes on #13 Wake Forest today at noon. The winner will face #5 Virginia Tech tomorrow at 2 p.m. #10 Georgia Tech faces #15 Notre Dame at 2 p.m. today. The winner will face #7 Louisville tomorrow at 7 p.m. #11 Boston College takes on #14 Pitt tonight at 7 p.m. The winner plays #6 Syracuse tomorrow at 9. #9 Clemson faces #8 NC State tomorrow at noon, with the winner to face #1 Virginia Thursday at 12:30 p.m. We’ll join tomorrow’s game in progress after an abbreviated noon report.

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The SEC Tournament will tip off tomorrow, with #12 Missouri facing #13 Georgia at 7 p.m., and #11 Texas A&M taking on #14 Vanderbilt at 9 p.m. South Carolina has a bye into the quarterfinals on Friday, when they will take on Auburn, Missouri, or Georgia at 3 p.m.

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The Wofford Terriers completed an undefeated Southern Conference schedule by winning all 18 regular season games and three games in the conference tournament, culminating with last night’s 70-58 victory over UNC-Greensboro. Fletcher Magee and Nathan Hoover led the Terriers with 20 points apiece. Hoover scored all 20 of his points in the second half. UNCG led 55-50 with 5:41 to go in the game before Wofford went on a 16-0 run to take a 66-55 lead and pull away for the win. Wofford gets an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

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Coming up today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County hosts Clinton. We’ll be on the air around 7:25 with the pregame lineups, and the first pitch is set for 7:30.

Sports for 3/11/19

In local sports, the Sims baseball team has a doubleheader at home against Byrnes, with the first game set for 5 p.m. and the second for 7:30. Sims softball will travel to Whitmire for a 5 p.m. contest. Jonesville's baseball team will host Chesnee C at 5 p.m. Jonesville softball will also host Chesnee C at 5 p.m. Varsity boys' tennis will travel to Clinton. Boys golf tees up against Chesnee and Broome at Heddles Hideaway at 4:15 p.m. Girls' JV and varsity soccer hosts Mid-Carolina. The JV match starts at 5:30 and the varsity follows at 7. The boys' soccer teams will travel to Mid-Carolina. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity will follow at 7.

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In college basketball from Saturday, Clemson knocked off Syracuse, 67-55. Clemson trailed by 7 at the half but pulled away in the second half to get the win. Marcquise Reed led the way for Clemson with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Elijah Thomas also had a double-double, with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Clemson goes into this week's ACC tournament with a #9 seed. They will take on NC State Wednesday at noon.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks downed Georgia, 66-46. Chris Silva had 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Gamecocks to the #4 seed in the SEC and a bye into the quarterfinals.

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In the Southern Conference tournament, on Friday, VMI defeated Western Carolina, 96-83. Samford knocked out The Citadel, 100-71. On Saturday, Wofford beat VMI, 99-72. East Tennessee State defeated Chattanooga, 68-64. UNC-Greensboro downed Samford, 77-70. Furman knocked off Mercer, 85-74. On Sunday, Wofford advanced with an 81-72 victory over East Tennessee State, while UNC Greensboro knocked out Furman, 66-62. Today, Wofford and UNC Greensboro will play at 7 p.m. for the Southern Conference championship and the automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

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In college baseball this weekend, Friday's Clemson-North Carolina game was rained out, and they made it up in a Saturday doubleheader. Clemson swept it, winning the first game, 3-2, and the second game, 17-3. On Sunday, Clemson completed the sweep with a 5-4 win.

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Sports Talk will make its return to WBCU next week featuring Phil Kornblut. Tonight, we'll have great country music all evening.

Sports for 3/8/19

Around the county in sports today, Sims softball is at Dorman at 5. Jonesville baseball hosts High Point at 5.

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Last night in Union County sports, Sims baseball was shut out by Spartanburg, 11-0. Varsity baseball fell to Dorman in a heartbreaker, 8-6.

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In college basketball last night, Presbyterian College's season came to an end at the hands of Radford, 84-76, in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament. Charleston Southern ended Winthrop's season, 77-63, also in the Big South quarterfinals. Coastal Carolina claimed a 92-70 victory over South Alabama, and South Carolina State fell to Savannah State, 90-87. Around the top 25, #25 UCF knocked off #20 Cincinnati, 58-55. #21 Wisconsin took down Iowa, 65-45. #12 Houston defeated SMU, 90-79.

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Tonight in college basketball, Charleston Southern faces Radford in the Big South semifinals at 6 p.m. The Citadel will take on Samford in the Southern Conference tournament at 7:30. In top 25 action, #19 Buffalo hosts Bowling Green at 6. #15 Virginia Tech hosts Miami at 7, and #24 Maryland hosts Minnesota at 7.

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This weekend in college baseball, South Carolina hosts Valparaiso. Game one starts today at 4. Game two will be Saturday at 4, and the third game will be Sunday at 1:30. Clemson will welcome in North Carolina for a conference series. We'll have those games for you on WBCU. Game 1 is tonight at 6.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers baseball for you, as Clemson opens ACC play at home against North Carolina. Tigers pregame starts at 5:30, and the first pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Sports for 3/7/19

Tonight in Union County sports, Sims baseball is at Spartanburg at 5 p.m. Track and field will be at Broome at 5. Varsity boys tennis hosts Chapman. JV and varsity softball is at Chapman, with the JV game at 5 and the varsity at 7:30. Varsity baseball will travel to Dorman at 6:30.

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Around Union County in sports last night, the varsity softball team blanked Boiling Springs, 10-0. JV softball claimed a 6-2 victory over Boiling Springs. Sims baseball fell to Spartanburg, 6-3. Varsity baseball won a thriller over Whitmire, 11-10.

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In college basketball last night, Clemson went on the road and scored a big victory over Notre Dame, 64-62. Around the top 25, #16 Marquette lost to Seton Hall, 73-64. #10 LSU held off Florida in overtime, 79-78.

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Tonight in college basketball, in the Big South Tournament, Presbyterian faces Radford today at noon, and Charleston Southern takes on Winthrop at 2. Coastal Carolina takes on South Alabama at 7, and South Carolina State takes on Savannah State at 7:30. Around the top 25, #20 Cincinnati visits #25 UCF at 7. #21 Wisconsin hosts Iowa at 7, and #12 Houston hosts SMU at 9.

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Coming up today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets travel to Dorman. We'll be on the air around 6:25 with the pregame lineups, and the first pitch is set for 6:30.

Sports for 3/6/19

Around Union County in sports today, the Union County High School baseball team will be back in action today, as they host Whitmire in their 2019 home opener. Coach Clarence Sanders will throw out the first pitch.

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Last night in college basketball, the South Carolina Gamecocks ended their losing streak, defeating Texas A&M on the road, 71-54. In the Big South Tournament, Charleston Southern knocked out USC Upstate, 71-52. Presbyterian College blasted UNC Asheville in the tournament, 106-59.

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Around the top 25, #4 Duke survived without Zion Williamson, edging Wake Forest, 71-70. #9 Michigan State took down Nebraska, 91-76. #14 Florida State defeated #15 Virginia Tech in overtime, 73-64. #19 Buffalo knocked off Ohio, 82-79. #3 North Carolina beat Boston College, 79-66. #11 Purdue fell to Minnesota, 73-69. #6 Kentucky rallied to defeat Ole Miss, 80-76. #13 Kansas was upset by Oklahoma, 81-68. #5 Tennessee defeated Mississippi State, 71-54. #17 Nevada took down Air Force, 90-79.

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Last night in college baseball, Clemson defeated Furman, 3-1. South Carolina shut out The Citadel, 9-0.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have UCHS baseball for you, as Union County hosts Whitmire. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Sports for 3/5/19

In middle school sports today, the Sims softball team will travel to Boiling Springs at 5:30 p.m. Jonesville's baseball team will host Dorman D at 5 p.m.

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Union County High School's baseball opener at Gaffney was postponed due to wet fields. The Jackets' home opener is slated for tomorrow. The softball team will host Boiling Springs tomorrow night, as well.

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Yesterday in middle school baseball, Jonesville shut out Broome C, 7-0. Bryant Whitlock dominated on the mound Monday night, pitching a complete game and carrying a no-hitter to the top of the 6th, allowing only one hit the rest of the game. Offensively for Jonesville, Whitlock was 2-4, CJ Brannon was 2-4, and Nick Ivey was 1-3. Jonesville improves to 1-0 on the season.

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Tonight in college basketball, South Carolina travels to Texas A&M at 7 p.m. The Gamecocks are looking to snap their three-game losing streak. The pregame show will air at 6:30 on WBCU.

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The Big South Tournament is underway today. #11 USC Upstate will visit #6 Charleston Southern today at 7, and #10 UNC Asheville visits #7 Presbyterian at 7.

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Around the top 25, Wake Forest is at #4 Duke at 7. #15 Virginia Tech visits #14 Florida State at 7. Nebraska is at #9 Michigan State at 7, and #19 Buffalo visits Ohio at 7. #3 North Carolina travels to Boston College at 8. #11 Purdue is at Minnesota at 8. 9:00 games are #6 Kentucky at Ole Miss, #13 Kansas at Oklahoma, and Mississippi State at #5 Tennessee. At 11:00, #17 Nevada visits Air Force.

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Spring training ball today features the Braves taking on the Yankees. Atlanta is 5-5 so far this spring, and New York is 4-4. We'll have the Braves for you on WBCU once the regular season begins.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Gamecocks basketball, as South Carolina visits Texas A&M. Pregame starts at 6:30, and the tipoff is set for 7.

Sports for 3/4/19

In middle school sports today, Sims Middle School baseball hosts Spartanburg today at 5 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex. Sims softball travels to Broome today at 5:30 p.m. Jonesville Middle School’s baseball team opens their season at Broome C today at 5 p.m. at Broome High School. Jonesville’s softball team opens regular season play today at home against Boiling Springs C at 4:45 p.m.

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Union County High School sports includes the regular season opener for the varsity baseball team, as Union County travels to Gaffney to take on the Indians at 6 p.m. We’ll have the game for you on WBCU, with the pregame lineups beginning around 5:50 or 5:55 p.m. Union County High School’s track team has a meet at York today at 5 p.m. The JV and varsity girls soccer teams travel to Lewisville today. The JV match starts at 5:30, with the varsity to follow at 7. The boys soccer teams host Lewisville today, with the JV match at 5:30 and the varsity following at 7.

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Today’s college basketball schedule for the top 25: #2 Virginia travels to Syracuse at 7 p.m. #16 Kansas State faces TCU on the road at 9, and Texas Tech hosts Texas at 9.

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On Saturday, North Carolina survived a scare from Clemson, defeating the Tigers at Littlejohn Coliseum, 81-79. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams suffered a vertigo attack and had to leave the game. Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 24 points. The Tigers wrap up the regular season this week with a game Wednesday at 9 at Notre Dame, and Saturday hosting Syracuse at noon.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks fell to Missouri on Saturday, 78-63. Hasani Gravett led the way with 20 points for the Gamecocks, who fall to 14-15 overall and drops into a 5-way tie for 4th place with a 9-7 conference record. The Gamecocks wrap up the season this week, as they will travel to take on Texas A&M Tuesday at 7, and they will host Georgia Saturday at 1.

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The Wofford Terriers wrapped up the regular season with a perfect 18-0 Southern Conference record, defeating Samford Saturday, 85-64. The #24 Terriers will play in the Southern Conference tournament this week.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks won their series against the Clemson Tigers over the weekend. They won Friday at Clemson, 5-4. On Saturday at Fluor Field in Greenville, the Tigers won, 11-5. In Sunday’s rubber match in Columbia, the Gamecocks broke out the bats in a big 14-3 win. It was the first series win for the Gamecocks over the Tigers since 2014.

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In NASCAR Monster Energy Cup action, Joey Logano got the win at Las Vegas in the Pennzoil 400. His teammate Brad Keselowski finished 2nd, followed by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Kurt Busch.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS baseball for you, as the Yellow Jackets open regular season play on the road at Gaffney. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. We’ll be on the air with the pregame lineups at 5:50 or 5:55 p.m.

Sports for 3/1/19

The spring sports schedule coming up in Union County: Sims Middle School baseball will host Spartanburg Monday at 5 at the Timken Sports Complex. Sims Middle School softball will take part in a preseason tournament at the Timken Complex today and tomorrow, weather permitting. They will begin regular season play at Broome on Monday. Jonesville Middle School baseball will be in action in the Landrum tournament today against Chesnee at 7:30, weather permitting. They have other games scheduled tomorrow, weather permitting. The regular season begins Monday against Broome C at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School softball will be taking part in the Sims tournament today at Timken, weather permitting, starting at 5:00 against Blacksburg C. Their regular season begins Monday at home against Boiling Springs C at 4:45. Yellow Jackets baseball begins the regular season Monday at Gaffney at 6 p.m. Yellow Jackets softball will host Boiling Springs on Wednesday, March 6th, to open the regular season. UCHS track has a meet at York on Monday at 5. Boys tennis will be at Gaffney on Wednesday. Boys golf will be on March 11 against Chesnee and Broome at Heddles Hideaway. UCHS girls soccer will be at Lewisville on Monday. Boys soccer will host Lewisville Monday.

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USC Union baseball had to make a schedule change. They were supposed to host Rockingham Community College for a doubleheader, but due to rain, they will go to Rockingham for a doubleheader tomorrow. They have another doubleheader scheduled Sunday.

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College baseball for this weekend features South Carolina and Clemson renewing their rivalry. Tonight, South Carolina will be at Clemson at 6. Saturday at 1, the contest will be at Fluor Field in Greenville, and on Sunday, South Carolina will host Clemson at noon. We'll have the games for you here on WBCU.

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In college basketball, South Carolina travels to Missouri Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Clemson will host North Carolina at 6.

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Today on WBCU, weather permitting, we'll have Clemson Tigers baseball, as Clemson hosts South Carolina at 6 p.m. We'll join the game at first pitch.

Sports for 2/28/19

Union County varsity baseball got their second win of the season last night, defeating Clinton, 13-1, to claim 5th place in the Hub City Classic. Union County will be back in action on Monday, taking on Gaffney.

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Around college basketball last night, Clemson defeated Pittsburgh, 62-48. Gardner-Webb beat Presbyterian College, 78-70. Campbell knocked off USC Upstate, 85-73. Charleston Southern blasted UNC Asheville, 77-48. Penn State took down #17 Maryland, 78-61. #2 Virginia thumped Georgia Tech, 81-51. #7 Tennessee edged Ole Miss, 73-71. #8 Houston blasted East Carolina, 99-65. #11 Texas Tech survived overtime against Oklahoma State, winning 84-80. #14 Purdue defeated Illinois, 73-56. Villanova upset #10 Marquette, 67-61. #23 Cincinnati knocked off SMU, 62-59. #12 Nevada took down UNLV, 89-73.

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Today, #24 Wofford will be at Chattanooga tonight at 7. #9 Michigan hosts Nebraska at 7. #1 Gonzaga travels to Pacific at 11. #25 Washington visits California at 11. Winthrop visits Hampton at 7. The Citadel hosts UNC Greensboro at 7. Furman is at Samford at 7:30, and Coastal Carolina visits Louisiana tonight at 8.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have country music for you throughout the evening.

Sports for 2/27/19

Union County High School's varsity baseball team was back in action last night in the Hub City Classic, as they took on Broome, the host school of the tournament. Union County broke out the bats in a huge 16-1 victory over the Centurions. The final game is today, as Union County takes on Clinton in the #5/#6 contest tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Broome High School. We'll have the game for you on WBCU.

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College basketball from last night saw South Carolina fall to Alabama, 68-62. It was the Gamecocks' second-straight SEC loss. Chris Silva led the way with 23 points and 12 rebounds. South Carolina falls to 14-14, tied for 5th in the SEC. They will be on the road at Missouri Saturday at 3:30.

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In other action last night around the top 25, #21 Buffalo, #4 Kentucky, #13 LSU, and #5 North Carolina all came away with victory. Upsets included Ohio State over #22 Iowa, 90-70. Indiana got by #19 Wisconsin in double overtime, 75-73. Without Zion Williamson, #20 Virginia Tech prevailed over #3 Duke, 77-72.

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Clemson travels to Pittsburgh tonight for a 7 p.m. contest. In other action, Presbyterian College travels to Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. USC Upstate will host Campbell at 7. Charleston Southern will host UNC Asheville at 7:30. Top 25 action includes #17 Maryland at Penn State, #8 Houston at East Carolina, #7 Tennessee at Ole Miss, Oklahoma State at #11 Texas Tech, Georgia Tech at #2 Virginia, Illinois at #14 Purdue, #23 Cincinnati at SMU, #10 Marquette at Villanova, and UNLV at #12 Nevada.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson travels to Pittsburgh. The pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m., and the tipoff is set for 7. Around 7:20 we'll break in to bring you coverage of Union County High School baseball, as the Yellow Jackets take on Clinton in the Hub City Classic from Broome High School.

Sports for 2/26/19

Union County High School's varsity baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader last night in the Hub City Classic in Broome. Union County fell to Fox Creek, 8-1. They then lost to Clover, 5-0. The Jackets take on Broome tonight at 8:30 in the Hub City Classic.

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The state championship matchups have been set in high school basketball across all classifications. In the girls 5A, Spring Valley will take on Goose Creek at 7 p.m. Friday. In 4A, South Pointe faces North Augusta at 5:30 Saturday. In 3A, Keenan takes on Bishop England Saturday at 2. In 2A, Christ Church faces Mullins at 10:30 Saturday. In 1A, High Point Academy in Spartanburg takes on Scotts Branch Friday at 3:30. On the boys' side in 5A, Dorman will take on Berkeley Friday at 8:30. In 4A, Ridge View faces Wilson at 7 on Friday. In 3A, Keenan takes on Ridgeland-Hardeeville at 3:30 Saturday. In 2A, Andrew Jackson faces Gray Collegiate at noon Saturday. In 1A, High Point Academy faces Hemingway at 5 on Friday.

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The Wofford Terriers made their first-ever appearance in the AP Top 25 when the latest poll was announced yesterday. Wofford enters the rankings at #24. The Terriers are 24-4 on the season, with all four losses coming to Power 5 schools North Carolina, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi State. Wofford has won 15 in a row and are 16-0 in Southern Conference play. The Terriers have games at Chattanooga and Samford remaining prior to the conference tournament. In the coaches' poll, Wofford is tied with Washington at #25.

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There was one in-state game last night, as North Carolina Central knocked off SC State, 72-62. There were a couple of top 25 games, as well. #18 Florida State beat Notre Dame, and #15 Kansas knocked off #16 Kansas State, 64-49.

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In college basketball tonight, South Carolina will host Alabama at 7 on ESPN2. #3 Duke will be at Virginia Tech at 7. #21 Buffalo hosts Akron at 7. #22 Iowa travels to Ohio State at 7. #4 Kentucky hosts Arkansas at 9. #5 North Carolina hosts Syracuse at 9. #13 LSU hosts Texas A&M at 9. #19 Wisconsin travels to Indiana at 9.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina hosts Alabama. Pregame starts at 6:30, and the tipoff is set for 7. At 8:30, we'll break away and join Union County High School baseball action in the Hub City Classic, as the Yellow Jackets look for their first win of the season against Broome.

Sports for 2/25/19

Around Union County in sports, the Union County High School baseball team opens their season tonight, as they are playing in the Hub City Classic in Broome. Union County will play two games tonight. The first game is against Fox Creek at 6:30, and the second game will be against Clover at around 8:30. Both contests will be five innings.

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Four Union County High School wrestlers competed for the 3A state championship in their respective weight divisions. Of the four that made it, two finished in second place in the state. Tre'von Hill placed second in the 152-lb. weight class. He lost to the state champion, Tyler Byars of West-Oak High School. Upper State Champion Cam Lott finished 2nd in the 220-lb. weight class, losing to Ethan Howell of West-Oak High School. Zaiden Hill, competing in the 106-lb. class, and Zy Stewart, competing in the 138-lb. class, also represented Union County High School at the state individual tournament.

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The state championship matchups have been set in high school basketball across all classifications. In the girls 5A, Spring Valley will take on Goose Creek. In 4A, South Pointe faces North Augusta. In 3A, Keenan takes on Bishop England. In 2A, Christ Church faces Mullins. In 1A, High Point Academy in Spartanburg takes on Scotts Branch. On the boys' side in 5A, Dorman will take on Berkeley. In 4A, Ridge View faces Wilson. In 3A, Keenan takes on Ridgeland-Hardeeville. In 2A, Andrew Jackson faces Gray Collegiate. In 1A, High Point Academy faces Hemingway.

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In college basketball over the weekend, Clemson got a big win Saturday over Boston College, 76-66. Marcquise Reed led the way with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Elijah Thomas posted a double-double. Clemson improves to 6-8 in the ACC, 9th place in the ACC. Clemson travels to Pittsburgh Wednesday at 7.

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South Carolina fell to Mississippi State, 76-61. AJ Lawson scored 18 points to lead the Gamecocks. South Carolina led by 7 at halftime, but Mississippi State dominated the second half to claim victory. South Carolina falls to 9-5, tied for 4th in the SEC. South Carolina will be back in action Tuesday at 7 as they host Alabama.

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Wofford survived another Southern Conference game, defeating Furman on Saturday, 72-64. Wofford is 16-0 in conference play with a couple of games left to play.

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In college baseball, South Carolina swept Utah Valley, 15-3, 6-5, and 10-3. South Carolina improves to 6-1 on the season. They will be back in action on Tuesday, as they host Appalachian State at 4 p.m. Clemson swept VMI, 8-6, 8-2, and 11-6. Clemson will be back in action Tuesday, as they host East Tennessee State at 4 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School baseball for you, as Union County faces Fox Creek at 6:30 and Clover at 8:30, all part of the Hub City Classic at Broome.

Sports for 2/22/19

Wet weather has forced the postponement of a preseason Union County High School baseball tournament.

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The Anderson Civic Center will host the state wrestling championship this weekend. Zaiden Hill will compete in the 106-lb. class. Zy Stewart will compete in the 138-lb. class. Tre'von Hill represents Union County in the 152-lb. class. Cam Lott, coming off a 1st-place finish in the Upper State tournament, will compete for the state title in the 220-lb. weight class.

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#7 Michigan downed Minnesota last night in college basketball, 69-60. #2 Gonzaga easily got by Pepperdine, 92-64. Around the state, Coastal Carolina fell to Georgia Southern, 79-74. Chattanooga beat The Citadel, 69-65. Radford defeated Winthrop, 87-81. William & Mary topped College of Charleston in overtime, 86-84. USC Upstate fell to Charleston Southern, 92-60.

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This weekend, South Carolina visits Mississippi State Saturday at 6, while Clemson hosts Boston College Saturday at noon. We'll have both games for you on WBCU.

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The NBA returned to action last night following their All-Star break, with Cleveland knocking off Phoenix, 111-98. Philadelphia beat Miami, 106-102. Portland defeated Brooklyn, 113-99. Milwaukee edged Boston, 98-97. Golden State got by Sacramento, 125-123. The LA Lakers beat Houston, 111-106.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have country music for you all evening.

Sports for 2/21/19

There were no in-state games yesterday. Around the top 25, #10 Michigan State beat Rutgers, 71-60. Georgetown upset #17 Villanova, 85-73. #13 LSU fell to Florida, 82-77 in overtime. Syracuse blasted #18 Louisville, 69-49. #11 Marquette beat Butler, 79-69. San Diego State upset #6 Nevada, 65-57. #8 North Carolina took down #1 Duke, 88-72.

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Today in college basketball, Coastal Carolina hosts Georgia Southern at 7. College of Charleston visits William & Mary at 7. Winthrop is at Radford at 7. The Citadel hosts Chattanooga at 7. USC Upstate visits Charleston Southern at 7:30. Around the top 25, #7 Michigan is at Minnesota at 7, and #2 Gonzaga hosts Pepperdine at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have great country music all evening long.

Sports for 2/20/19

In Major League Baseball yesterday, Manny Machado agreed to the biggest free agent contract in American sports history, with a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. Machado is a four-time All Star and two-time Gold Glove winner at third base. He made $16 million last year between the LA Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles. The deal with the Padres includes an opt-out after the fifth season and a limited no-trade clause. The contract is pending a physical.

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In college basketball yesterday, South Carolina took care of Ole Miss, 79-64. Clemson fell to #16 Florida State, 77-64. Around the top 25, #5 Tennessee beat Vanderbilt, 58-46. #15 Purdue defeated Indiana, 48-46. #25 Buffalo blasted Ohio, 114-67. #24 Maryland edged #21 Iowa, 66-65. #4 Kentucky took down Missouri, 66-58. Baylor upset #19 Iowa State, 73-69.

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Today in college basketball, there are no in-state games. Around the top 25, #10 Michigan State hosts Rutgers at 6:30. #17 Villanova visits Georgetown at 6:30. #13 LSU hosts Florida at 7. #18 Louisville visits Syracuse at 7. #8 North Carolina travels to #1 Duke at 9. #11 Marquette hosts Butler at 9, and #6 Nevada travels to San Diego State at 11.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have great country music all evening for you.

Sports for 2/19/19

In college basketball yesterday, South Carolina State defeated Florida A&M, 57-54. Around the top 25, #3 Virginia took down #20 Virginia Tech, 64-58. #22 Wisconsin beat Illinois, 64-58. #23 Kansas State defeated West Virginia, 65-51.

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In college basketball today, South Carolina hosts Ole Miss at 7 p.m. Clemson will host Florida State at 9. We'll have both those games on WBCU tonight. In top 25 action, #5 Tennessee hosts Vanderbilt at 7. #15 Purdue visits Indiana at 7. #25 Buffalo hosts Ohio at 7. #24 Maryland travels to #21 Iowa at 8. #4 Kentucky visits Missouri at 9, and #19 Iowa State hosts Baylor at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks basketball for you, as South Carolina hosts Ole Miss. The pregame show starts at 6:30, and tipoff is set for 7. After the game, we'll join Clemson Tigers basketball in progress, as the Tigers host Florida State at 9.

Sports for 2/18/19

For the first time in school history, Union County High School wrestling filled all of their weight slots for the Upper State Tournament in class 3A. Several Union County wrestlers placed in the top 4 of their respective weight classes to advance to the state tournament. Zaiden Hill finished 4th in the 106-lb. class. Zy Stewart finished 3rd in the 138-lb. class. Tre'von Hill finished 2nd in the 152-lb. class. Cam Lott placed 1st in the 220-lb. weight class. The state tournament will be held February 22-23 in the Anderson Civic Center.

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College basketball from over the weekend saw Clemson build a 23-19 halftime lead over #16 Louisville before falling to the Cardinals, 56-55. Clemson had a chance to win late, as they stole the inbound pass and put up a shot that was blocked, and after an offensive rebound, missed a desperation shot that hit the rim and bounced off. Elijah Thomas led the way with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Clemson. Marcquise Reed had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Clemson is 9th place in the ACC with a 5-7 conference record. Clemson will host Florida State tomorrow night. They host Boston College Saturday, followed by games at Pittsburgh, at home against North Carolina, at Notre Dame, and at home against Syracuse.

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South Carolina rallied from a 7-point halftime deficit to claim an 84-77 victory over Texas A&M. AJ Lawson led the Gamecocks with 23 points. Chris Silva added 22 points and 14 rebounds, and four of the Gamecocks' starters scored in double figures. The Gamecocks are tied for 4th in the SEC with an 8-4 conference record. Still to come for South Carolina is a home contest against Ole Miss tomorrow night, a road trip to Mississippi State on Saturday, followed by a home contest against Alabama, a road game at Missouri, another road contest at Texas A&M, and the season finale at home against Georgia.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have great country music for you all evening. We are working with Phil Kornblut to bring Sports Talk back, and we hope to have more information on that in the coming weeks.

Sports for 2/15/19

In college basketball yesterday, Wofford downed VMI, 95-84. The Citadel fell to East Tennessee State, 91-83. College of Charleston lost to Hofstra, 99-95. Furman beat UNC-Greensboro, 67-57. In top 25 action, #9 Houston defeated UConn, 71-63, and #3 Gonzaga knocked off Loyola-Marymount, 73-60.

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There are no in-state games scheduled today. In top 25 action, #25 Buffalo travels to Toledo at 7 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have country music for you all evening long.

Sports for 2/14/19

The state individual qualifier for high school wrestling is two days away. For the first time in Union County history, they are taking a full team to the Upper State qualifier. Union County High School will have a representative in all 14 weight classes. Action starts at 5 p.m. at Powdersville High School Friday night. Day 2 (Saturday) starts at 8 a.m.

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In college basketball around the Palmetto State yesterday, #1 Tennessee knocked off South Carolina in a much closer game than perhaps anticipated, as the Gamecocks fell, 85-73. Charleston Southern fell to Gardner-Webb on the road, 77-74. Clemson lost a heartbreaker to Miami, 65-64. Winthrop knocked off Presbyterian College, 93-85. USC Upstate dropped a close contest to UNC Asheville, 57-53.

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Around the top 25, #13 Villanova took down Providence, 85-67. #17 Florida State beat Wake Forest, 88-66. #22 Virginia Tech knocked off Georgia Tech, 76-68. #15 Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma State, 78-50.

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Today in college basketball, Wofford hosts VMI at 7. The Citadel travels to East Tennessee State at 7. College of Charleston will host Hofstra at 7. Furman hosts UNC-Greensboro at 7:30. There are two top 25 matchups, as #9 Houston travels to UConn at 7. #3 Gonzaga visits Loyola-Marymount at 11.

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We'll have country music for you all night long on WBCU.

Sports for 2/13/19

It was a tough way to end the basketball season for Union County, as they traveled to take on the two-time defending state champions, the Southside Tigers. Union County fell, 74-53. Both the boys and girls teams saw their seasons come to an end after the first round.

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In college basketball last night, around the top 25, #24 Maryland upended #12 Purdue, 70-56. #25 Buffalo downed Akron, 76-70. #19 LSU upset #5 Kentucky, 73-71. #11 Michigan State beat #20 Wisconsin, 67-59. #10 Marquette knocked off DePaul, 92-73. Penn State upset #6 Michigan, 75-69. #2 Duke survived a tough game against #16 Louisville, 71-69. Duke trailed by 23 points at one time, but Zion Williamson led the Blue Devils back for the win. #18 Kansas State took down Texas, 71-64.

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Today, the South Carolina Gamecocks travel to #1 Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. Clemson travels to Miami today at 7. We'll have the Tigers pregame for you starting at 6:30 p.m. on WBCU. In other action, Providence travels to #13 Villanova at 6:30. Wake Forest visits #17 Florida State at 7. #22 Virginia Tech hosts Georgia Tech at 8. #15 Texas Tech travels to Oklahoma State at 9. Around the state, Charleston Southern visits Gardner Webb at 7. Presbyterian College is at Winthrop at 7. USC Upstate hosts UNC Asheville at 7.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as the Tigers visit Miami. Tipoff is set for 7, and the pregame show starts at 6:30.

Sports for 2/12/19

Today, the Union County High School Yellow Jackets basketball team travels to Southside for a 7 p.m. contest. The winner will take on the winner of Pendleton and Fairfield Central Friday at 7 in the second round.

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The Union County High School Lady Jackets fell to the Chapman Lady Panthers yesterday in the first round of the AAA playoffs. The final score was 52-50. Chapman advances to take on Seneca in the second round. Congratulations to Coach Richard and the Lady Jackets for a great season.

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In college basketball yesterday, SC State edged Coppin State, 85-84. #4 Virginia downed #8 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 69-61. #14 Kansas knocked off a tough TCU team in overtime, 82-77.

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In college basketball today, there are no in-state games. Around the top 25, #12 Purdue will be at #24 Maryland at 6:30. #19 LSU will travel to #5 Kentucky at 7 on ESPN. #11 Michigan State visits #20 Wisconsin at 7 on ESPN2. #25 Buffalo is at Akron at 7. #10 Marquette is at DePaul at 8. #6 Michigan visits Penn State at 8:30. #2 Duke at #16 Louisville at 9 on ESPN. #18 Kansas State will be at Texas at 9 on ESPN2.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School basketball, as the Yellow Jackets travel to Southside at 7 p.m. We'll be on the air around 6:55 with the pregame lineups.

Sports for 2/11/19

Around the county today, the Union County High School Lady Yellow Jackets basketball team will travel to take on Chapman at 6:30 p.m. in the first round of the AAA Playoffs. The winner will take on the winner of Indian Land and Seneca on Thursday at 7. The boys will be in action tomorrow at Southside at 7.

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This weekend, Sims boys basketball won the Peachtree Conference Championship with a win over Fairforest Middle School. This was their first conference championship since 1999.

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USC Union Bantams baseball lost all four of their games this weekend to Catawba Valley. They will be back in action on Friday at 1 p.m. for a nine-inning game.

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In the new football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF), several games were played Sunday. The Birmingham Iron shut out the Memphis Express, 26-0. The Arizona Hotshots took down the Salt Lake City Stallions, 38-22. On Saturday, the Orlando Apollos, coached by former Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier, defeated the Atlanta Legends, 40-6. The San Antonio Commanders beat the San Diego Fleet, 15-6.

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There were no in-state games in college basketball yesterday. Around the top 25, #12 Houston took down #25 Cincinnati, 65-58. #20 Iowa edged Northwestern, 80-79.

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Today in college basketball, SC State hosts Coppin State at 7:30. Around the top 25, #3 Virginia visits #8 North Carolina at 7. #13 Kansas is at TCU at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School basketball, as the Lady Jackets will travel to Chapman in the first round of the AAA Playoffs. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

Sports for 2/8/19

Sims boys basketball defeated D.R. Hill in the Peachtree Conference tournament yesterday in a thriller, 50-49. Sims advances to the conference tournament championship tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. against Fairforest Middle School. The game will be played at Gaffney Middle School.

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Tomorrow, the Union County High School baseball team will host an alumni game. The game will be played tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex, Field #6. It is open to all former baseball players of Union, Jonesville, Lockhart, or Union County high schools. Registration and warm-up will take place from 2-3. Registration fee is $20, which includes the game and a t-shirt. Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Kids 12 and under are free.

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Next week, Union County's girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams will open play in the AAA playoffs. Both teams earned a #3 seed and will play on the road in the first round. The Lady Jackets will play at Chapman Monday at 6:30 p.m. The boys will be at Southside Tuesday at 7.

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In college basketball, College of Charleston took down Delaware, 83-75. Presbyterian beat UNC-Asheville, 67-44. Wofford edged ETSU in overtime, 78-76, to remain unbeaten in the Southern Conference. Furman knocked off Western Carolina, 64-45. Winthrop defeated Charleston Southern, 76-72, and UT-Arlington beat Coastal Carolina, 74-54. Around the top 25, #12 Houston beat UCF, 77-68. #25 Cincinnati defeated Memphis, 69-64. #4 Gonzaga blasted San Francisco, 92-62. #20 Iowa took down Indiana, 77-72.

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Today, there are no in-state games or games in the top 25.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 2/7/19

Two Union County High School football players signed their letters of intent yesterday to play football at North Greenville University. Offensive tackles Parker Northern and Lewis McBeth will suit up together in college. The pair have anchored the offensive line for Union County the past two seasons and have put up record numbers on the ground during the 2018 season, leading the Jackets to an appearance in the Upper State Championship game.  McBeth was named All Region 3-3A, All-Area 1st team by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, and was recognized during the season as "Hog of the Week" by the same publication. Along with these, McBeth was also selected to take part in the annual North-South All-Star game. Northern was named All-Region, recognized as "Hog of the Week" during the regular season, and was All-Area 2nd team by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

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This weekend, the Union County High School baseball team will host an alumni game. The game will be played this Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex, Field #6. It is open to all former baseball players of Union, Jonesville, Lockhart, or Union County high schools. Registration and warm-up will take place from 2-3. Registration fee is $20, which includes the game and a t-shirt. Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Kids 12 and under are free.

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In college basketball last night, the Clemson Tigers beat Georgia Tech, 65-42. In top 25 action, #24 Maryland defeated Nebraska, 60-45. #14 Villanova held off Creighton in overtime, 66-59. #19 Wisconsin knocked off Minnesota, 56-51. #21 LSU beat Mississippi State in overtime, 92-88. #6 Nevada defeated Colorado State, 98-82.

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Today, College of Charleston travels to Delaware at 7 p.m. Wofford visits East Tennessee State at 7. Presbyterian College will host UNC Asheville at 7. Furman travels to Western Carolina at 7:30. Charleston Southern hosts Winthrop at 7:30. Coastal Carolina will travel to face UT-Arlington at 8.

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In top 25 action, #12 Houston travels to UCF at 7. #25 Cincinnati is at Memphis at 7. #4 Gonzaga hosts San Francisco at 9. #20 Iowa is at Indiana at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 2/6/19

Two Union County High School football players will sign their letters of intent today to play football at North Greenville University. Offensive tackles Parker Northern and Lewis McBeth will suit up together in college. The pair have anchored the offensive line for Union County the past two seasons and have put up record numbers on the ground during the 2018 season, leading the Jackets to an appearance in the Upper State Championship game.  McBeth was named All Region 3-3A, All-Area 1st team by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, and was recognized during the season as "Hog of the Week" by the same publication. Along with these, McBeth was also selected to take part in the annual North-South All-Star game. Northern was named All-Region, recognized as "Hog of the Week" during the regular season, and was All-Area 2nd team by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

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This weekend, the Union County High School baseball team will host an alumni game. The game will be played this Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex, Field #6. It is open to all former baseball players of Union, Jonesville, Lockhart, or Union County high schools. Registration and warm-up will take place from 2-3. Registration fee is $20, which includes the game and a t-shirt. Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Kids 12 and under are free.

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The Union County varsity girls fell to the region champions, Emerald, last night on Senior Night. The Lady Vikings knocked off the Lady Jackets, 54-36. Union County finishes 3rd in the region. They will be in playoff action on Monday at Chapman at 7 p.m.

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The varsity boys defeated Emerald, 58-53. Ladarius Jeffries led the Jackets with 22 points. With the win, the Jackets clinched the #3 seed. They will travel to Southside on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs.

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In college basketball yesterday, #5 Kentucky blasted South Carolina, 76-48. In other top 25 action, #2 Duke beat Boston College, 80-55. #9 Michigan State was upset by Illinois, 79-74. #7 Michigan defeated Rutgers, 77-65. #8 North Carolina won a high-scoring matchup against NC State, 113-96. St. John's edged #10 Marquette in an upset, 70-69. #22 Florida State took down Syracuse, 80-62. #1 Tennessee knocked off Missouri, 72-60, and #13 Kansas lost to Kansas State, 74-67.

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Today in college basketball, Clemson is in action at Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. Around the top 25, #24 Maryland is at Nebraska at 7. #14 Villanova hosts Creighton at 8. #19 Wisconsin travels to Minnesota at 9. #21 LSU travels to Mississippi State at 9. #6 Nevada is at Colorado State at 10.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:30 p.m. After that, we'll have Clemson Tigers basketball for you, as Clemson travels to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech. Airtime on WBCU is set for 6:30 p.m., and tipoff is set for 7.

Sports for 2/5/19

In local sports today, the UCHS varsity basketball teams will host Emerald in the final game of the regular season. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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This weekend, the Union County High School baseball team will host an alumni game. The game will be played this Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Timken Sports Complex, Field #6. It is open to all former baseball players of Union, Jonesville, Lockhart, or Union County high schools. Registration and warm-up will take place from 2-3. Registration fee is $20, which includes the game and a t-shirt. Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Kids 12 and under are free.

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Yesterday, the Sims girls fell to Dawkins Middle School in the 2nd round of the playoffs, ending their season. Congratulations on a great season. The Sims boys won their 2nd round game over Florence Chapel, advancing to the 3rd round.

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In college basketball yesterday, SC State fell on the road at Delaware State, 70-68. In the top 25, #16 Louisville took down #11 Virginia Tech, 72-64. #17 Iowa State edged Oklahoma, 75-74. #18 Texas Tech blew out West Virginia, 81-50.

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There is one in-state basketball game today, as South Carolina travel to #5 Kentucky tonight. The Gamecocks are 11-10, while the Wildcats come in at 18-3. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. We will not have the game on WBCU due to high school basketball. It will be televised on the SEC Network. Other top 25 action includes Boston College at #2 Duke at 7 p.m. #9 Michigan State is at Illinois at 7. #7 Michigan travels to Rutgers at 8. #8 North Carolina hosts NC State at 8. #10 Marquette hosts St. John's at 8. #22 Florida State travels to Syracuse at 8. #1 Tennessee hosts Missouri at 9. #13 Kansas travels to Kansas State at 9.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School basketball for you, as the Jackets and Lady Jackets play their final game of the regular season. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups, and tip-off for the girls is at 6, with the boys to follow at 7:30.

Sports for 2/4/19

In local sports today, the UCHS JV basketball team will be in action in their final game of regular season at Emerald. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at around 7:15. The varsity basketball teams will have their final game of the regular season at home against Emerald tomorrow. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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It's been a great season for Union County wrestling, as the Yellow Jackets have come away as the region champions. They earn a #1 seed and a first-round bye in the class 3A state tournament. They were in action on Saturday in the second round against Chester. Chester defeated Powdersville in the first round, 58-18. Chester continued its good wrestling, taking down Union County, 49-21. Congratulations to Coach Jon Langenfeld and all the Union County wrestlers on a great season. Chester advances to take on Crescent in the third round, while Indian Land will face West-Oak.

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Friday night, Union County took on Newberry on the basketball court. The Lady Jackets defeated Newberry, moving to 6-3 in region play, tied with Woodruff for second place. Emerald has clinched the #1 seed with an 8-1 record. Clinton is 4th at 5-4. Mid-Carolina is 2-7, and Newberry is 0-9. On the boys side, Union County fell to Newberry, 63-58. Union County drops to 3rd place in region 3-3A. Newberry and Mid-Carolina are tied atop the region at 7-2. Union County is 3rd with a 5-4 record. Clinton is 4-5, followed by 3-6 Emerald and 1-8 Woodruff. Union County will clinch the #3 seed and knock Emerald from playoff contention with a win tomorrow night.

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Super Bowl 53 was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, as the New England Patriots won another title with a 13-3 victory over the LA Rams.

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In college basketball over the weekend, the South Carolina Gamecocks got an 86-80 victory over Georgia. South Carolina led 45-40 at the half and held off several Georgia rallies to get the win. Chris Silva and AJ Lawson led the way with 19 points each. Clemson got a big 64-37 victory yesterday over Wake Forest. Elijah Thomas had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He was the only Tiger in double figures. Clemson led 30-18 at the half and continued to pour it on in the second half. Next up, South Carolina will be at Kentucky tomorrow at 7, and Clemson will be at Georgia Tech Wednesday at 7.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 2/1/19

In local sports today, UCHS basketball hosts Newberry tonight. The girls tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at 7:30. UCHS wrestling has a big tournament this Saturday, as well.

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Around Union County in sports yesterday, the Sims Lady Tigers basketball team defeated Carver to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Sims boys also got a playoff win over Boiling Springs. Both teams will be back in action on Monday. Jonesville's boys' basketball team lost their first round playoff game to Cowpens yesterday. With the loss, their season comes to an end.

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Around the Palmetto State in college basketball, Furman took down The Citadel, 71-61. Coastal Carolina defeated UL-Monroe, 92-81. College of Charleston beat James Madison, 70-53. Wofford improved to 10-0 in the Southern Conference with a 76-67 victory over Mercer.

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In top 25 action last night, #13 Houston got by Temple, 73-66. #17 Purdue outlasted Penn State in overtime, 99-90. #4 Gonzaga thumped BYU, 93-63.

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In college hoops today, there are no in-state games. #5 Michigan travels to Iowa at 7 p.m. #18 Buffalo is at Bowling Green at 8. #21 Maryland is at #24 Wisconsin at 9. 

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Tonight on WBCU, Union County will host Newberry, with the girls tipping off at 6 and the boys to follow. We'll be on the air with the pregame lineups around 5:50 p.m.

Sports for 1/31/19

Around Union County in sports today, the Sims girls' basketball team will host Carver in a playoff game today at 4:30. The Sims boys will host Boiling Springs in a 5:45 p.m. playoff game. The Jonesville Middle School boys basketball team will host Cowpens in playoff action at 5. 

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USC Upstate fell to UNC Asheville yesterday, 71-62. In an in-state battle, Charleston Southern knocked off Presbyterian, 85-84. Around the top 25 last night, #10 Marquette defeated Butler, 76-58. #12 Virginia Tech got an ACC win over Miami, 82-70. #20 Iowa State beat West Virginia, 93-68. #14 Villanova knocked off DePaul, 86-74. #15 Louisville won their conference matchup over Wake Forest, 82-54. #19 LSU pulled away from Texas A&M, 72-57.

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Today in college basketball, five in-state schools are in action. Furman will travel to The Citadel at 7. Coastal Carolina will host UL Monroe at 7. College of Charleston will host James Madison at 7. Wofford will travel to Mercer at 7. There will be three matchups in the top 25 tonight. #13 Houston hosts Temple at 7. #17 Purdue travels to Penn State at 7. #4 Gonzaga will be on the road at Gonzaga at BYU at 11 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/30/19

The varsity girls' basketball team defeated Mid-Carolina last night, 52-35. The boys defeated Mid-Carolina, 57-45. Union County led by 15 at the half and held on for the win. Both teams will be in action Friday against Newberry.

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SC Sports Talk as we know it is ending. On Twitter, host Phil Kornblut stated, "Effective today, Sports Talk Radio Network is no more. Learfield closed the South Carolina Radio Network effective immediately." After 35 years, the show has come to an end. WBCU will try and find a replacement program in the coming weeks.

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In college basketball, the Gamecocks fell to #1 Tennessee, 92-70. South Carolina kept it close until halfway through the second half. Clemson knocked off Pitt, 82-69. In top 25 action, #3 Virginia edged #23 NC State in an overtime thriller, 66-65. #9 North Carolina took care of business against Georgia Tech, 77-54. Texas upset #11 Kansas, 73-63. #18 Buffalo defeated Ball State, 83-59. #21 Maryland beat Northwestern, 70-52. #24 Wisconsin knocked off Nebraska, 62-51. Alabama upset #22 Mississippi State, 83-79. #5 Michigan defeated their rivals Ohio State, 65-49. #7 Kentucky cruised past Vanderbilt, 87-52, and #8 Nevada knocked off UNLV, 87-70.

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Today's in-state basketball action includes USC Upstate at UNC Asheville at 7. Presbyterian will travel to Charleston Southern at 7:30. In the top 25, #10 Marquette is at Butler at 6:30. #12 Virginia Tech travels to Miami at 7. #20 Iowa State hosts West Virginia at 7. #14 Villanova hits the road to face DePaul at 8. #15 Louisville travels to Wake Forest at 8. #19 LSU travels to College Station to take on Texas A&M at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. The final Sports Talk broadcast is scheduled for February 8th.

Sports for 1/29/19

In local sports last night, the Sims Lady Tigers defeated Boiling Springs, 36-28. The JV girls fell to Mid-Carolina, 46-39. The JV boys knocked off Mid-Carolina, 41-33. We don't have a report from the Sims boys.

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The UCHS varsity basketball teams will travel to Mid-Carolina tonight. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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There were no surprises last night in college basketball, as #2 Duke defeated Notre Dame, 83-61, and #16 Texas Tech knocked off TCU, 84-65.

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Tonight in college basketball, South Carolina hosts #1 Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. ESPN has TV coverage. Clemson will host Pitt tonight at 9. We'll join the game in progress after high school basketball. #3 Virginia travels to #23 NC State at 7. #9 North Carolina travels to Georgia Tech at 7. #11 Kansas faces Texas on the road at 7. #18 Buffalo hosts Ball State at 7. #21 Maryland hosts Northwestern at 7. #24 Wisconsin travels to Nebraska at 8. #22 Mississippi State travels to Alabama at 8:30. #5 Michigan hosts Ohio State at 9. #7 Kentucky is at Vanderbilt at 9. #8 Nevada travels to UNLV at 11.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as the varsity teams travel to Mid-Carolina. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports for 1/28/19

Around Union County in sports, Sims basketball will host Boiling Springs at 5 p.m. Union County JV basketball will host Mid-Carolina tonight at 6.

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In top 25 action yesterday, #6 Michigan State was upset by Purdue, 73-63, and #19 Iowa fell to Minnesota, 92-87. #17 Houston took down Tulsa, 77-65. #18 Villanova defeated Seton Hall, 80-52.

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Tonight in college basketball, #2 Duke travels to Notre Dame at 7 p.m., and #14 Texas Tech hosts TCU at 9 p.m. Both games will be shown on ESPN.

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In the NFL, the Pro Bowl kicked off, and the AFC won the contest over the NFC, 26-7. Next Sunday is Super Bowl LIII, as the New England Patriots face the LA Rams at 6:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/25/19

All area middle school basketball teams lost their games last night, as the Sims girls and boys lost to Dawkins, and Jonesville's girls and boys fell to Blacksburg.

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Tonight, Union County High School varsity girls and boys will host Woodruff. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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In college basketball last night, UNC Greensboro defeated The Citadel, 83-60. Charleston Southern fell on the road at Radford, 86-78. Winthrop knocked off Gardner Webb, 97-88. Campbell defeated Presbyterian, 77-73. Hampton beat USC Upstate, 88-70. Furman knocked off UT Chattanooga, 73-58. College of Charleston took down Elon, 72-53. Coastal Carolina edged Arkansas-Little Rock, 72-71. Wofford knocked off Samford in overtime, 107-106. Wofford rallied from down 6 with 30 seconds to go to tie the game at 93. Wofford hit a buzzer-beater for the win to remain unbeaten in Southern Conference play.

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In top 25 action last night, #6 Michigan State defeated #19 Iowa, 82-67. #23 Louisville scored a minor upset over #21 NC State, 84-77. #4 Gonzaga dominated Santa Clara, 98-39.

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In top 25 action tonight, #5 Michigan travels to face Indiana at 6:30, and #14 Buffalo will play at Kent State at 6:30. Saturday's basketball action will feature VMI at The Citadel at 1 p.m. Clemson at #21 NC State tips off at 2 p.m. South Carolina is in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge, as the Gamecocks will travel to face Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. College of Charleston will host William and Mary at 4 p.m. Presbyterian will host Winthrop at 4 p.m. Furman hosts Samford at 4:30. USC Upstate hosts Longwood at 4:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina will travel to Arkansas State at 5 p.m. Charleston Southern hosts Gardner Webb at 6 p.m. SC State travels to Savannah State at 6. Wofford will host UT Chattanooga at 7 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School basketball for you, as the Yellow Jackets host Woodruff. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports for 1/24/19

Today, Sims Middle School basketball teams will travel to face Dawkins. The girls tip off at 5, and the boys will follow. Jonesville will travel to face Blacksburg. The girls tip off at 4:30, and the boys will follow.

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Around Union County in sports last night, the Jonesville Middle School Lady Wildcats fell to Pacolet in their final regular season home game, while the boys came away with a three-point win. In the JV games last night, both teams led late in the game against Clinton, but they both ended up losing.

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In college basketball last night, #1 Tennessee outlasted Vanderbilt, 88-83. #25 LSU beat Georgia, 92-82. #17 Houston took down East Carolina, 94-50. #12 Marquette defeated DePaul, 79-69. #7 Nevada blasted Colorado State, 100-60.

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Today in college basketball around the Palmetto State, Gardner Webb travels to Winthrop at 7. Wofford will host Samford at 7. The Citadel will travel to UNC Greensboro. College of Charleston hosts Elon at 7. USC Upstate travels to Hampton at 7. Furman hosts UT Chattanooga at 7. Presbyterian is at Campbell at 7. Charleston Southern will travel to Radford at 7. Coastal Carolina will be at Arkansas-Little Rock at 7:30. In top 25 action, #6 Michigan State will travel to face #19 Iowa at 7. #21 NC State travels to #23 Louisville at 8. #4 Gonzaga will be at Santa Clara at 11.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/23/19

In high school basketball action, Clinton knocked off the Lady Jackets, 28-24. Union County led most of the game, but Clinton took control in the final four minutes of the game. It was the second region loss for the Lady Jackets. The boys also lost to Clinton, 69-50. The boys trailed by as many as 25 points in the contest. Next up for Union County is a home contest against Woodruff Friday night.

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In college basketball, South Carolina knocked off #16 Auburn last night, 80-77. Chris Silva scored a career-high 32 points in the win. The Gamecocks are 10-8 overall and 5-1 in the SEC. The Gamecocks will visit Oklahoma State Saturday as part of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.

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Clemson fell to Florida State last night, 77-68. The Tigers fall to 11-7 overall. Clemson will travel to NC State on Saturday.

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College basketball tonight features #1 Tennessee at Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. #25 LSU will host Georgia at 7. #17 Houston hosts East Carolina at 8. #12 Marquette hosts DePaul tonight at 8:30. #7 Nevada hosts Colorado State at 11.

Around the NBA, Toronto beat Sacramento, 120-105. Oklahoma City defeated Portland, 123-114. Dallas knocked off the LA Clippers, 106-98. Minnesota blasted Phoenix, 118-91.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/22/19

In local sports, Sims basketball travels to Fairforest at 5 p.m. High school wrestling has their final home match of the regular season, hosting Newberry and Whitmire at 6 p.m. The varsity basketball teams travel to Clinton tonight. The girls tip off at 6, with the boys to follow at 7:30 p.m. The first time the teams played this season, the UCHS girls defeated Clinton, 48-35, and the boys beat Clinton, 76-68.

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Both South Carolina and Clemson are in action tonight. South Carolina hosts #16 Auburn at 6:30 p.m. Clemson will travel to face Florida State at 7. We will not be able to air either game due to high school basketball. In other top 25 action tonight, #18 Villanova travels to Butler. #14 Texas Tech will be at Kansas State. #22 Mississippi State has a big game at #8 Kentucky. #5 Michigan hosts Minnesota. #14 Buffalo travels to Northern Illinois. #20 Ole Miss is on the road at Alabama. #2 Duke is at Pittsburgh, and #3 Virginia hosts Wake Forest.

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Last night in college basketball, #6 Michigan State knocked off #13 Maryland, 69-55. #11 North Carolina downed #10 Virginia Tech, 103-82. #9 Kansas edged #24 Iowa State, 80-76.

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The new AP basketball poll was released, and the new #1 team is Tennessee. Duke fell to #2. Virginia, Gonzaga, and Michigan round out the top 5. #6-10 are: Michigan State, Nevada, Kentucky, Kansas, and Virginia Tech. #11-15 are: North Carolina, Marquette, Maryland, Texas Tech, and Buffalo (tied for 14th with Texas Tech). #16-20 are: Auburn, Houston, Villanova, Iowa, and Ole Miss. Rounding out the top 25 are: NC State, Mississippi State, Louisville, Iowa State, and LSU. Florida State fell out of the rankings after a couple of losses last week. Wofford received 5 votes in this week's poll. The Terriers lead the Southern Conference with a 7-0 record.

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Coming up today on WBCU, we'll have high school basketball for you, as Union County travels to Clinton to take on the Red Devils. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. We'll be on the air with the pregame lineups at 5:55 p.m.

Sports for 1/21/19

There are no local sports scheduled today in the middle schools or high school.

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Both the NFC and AFC Championship games went to overtime for the first time ever. The Rams knocked off the Saints in overtime, 26-23, set up by a controversial non-call on pass interference. The league office said after the game, "We just missed it." The Patriots will go to the Super Bowl, taking out the Chiefs in overtime, 37-31. The Patriots and Rams will face each other in Super Bowl LIII in a couple of weeks.

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In college basketball, #11 Florida State fell to Boston College, 87-82. #15 Marquette took down Providence, 79-68. #23 Iowa beat Illinois, 95-71. Around the Palmetto State tonight, Winthrop hosts UNC Asheville today at 2. USC Upstate will host Presbyterian at 4. South Carolina State will host Norfolk State at 7:30. In the top 25, #19 Maryland travels to #6 Michigan State at 6:30. #9 Virginia Tech travels to #13 North Carolina at 7 p.m. #7 Kansas hosts Iowa State at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/18/19

The UCHS JV boys basketball team defeated Emerald, 49-39. The JV girls' game was cancelled. UCHS wrestling clinched the Region 3-3A championship, winning the region tournament yesterday at Emerald.

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Today, the UCHS varsity basketball teams will travel to Emerald. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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Last night in college basketball, Northeastern knocked off College of Charleston, 69-60. The Citadel fell to Samford, 80-77. In the top 25, #6 Michigan State beat Nebraska, 70-64. #5 Gonzaga defeated Loyola-Marymount, 73-55. Tonight, #19 Maryland is at Ohio State at 6:30 p.m. #16 Buffalo hosts Eastern Michigan at 7. #22 Villanova hosts Xavier at 8:30.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to face Emerald. The girls will tip off at 6, with the boys to follow at 7:30. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

Sports for 1/17/19

In local sports action today, the UCHS varsity wrestling team has a match at Emerald at 6 p.m. Jonesville Middle School basketball will travel to Whitmire at 5 p.m. Sims Middle School will host D.R. Hill at 5 p.m. The UCHS JV basketball teams will host Emerald tonight. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys at 7:15.

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At the UCHS football banquet last night, Will Long was awarded the Jerry Williams Tenacity Award after overcoming a bad knee injury this summer. Long was also named All-Region. Coach Brian Thompson was named the Region 3-3A Coach of the Year. In addition, Vinny Parris earned the James Cornbread Barnett Award. Termaine Epps was the Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Cam Lot was named Region Defensive Player of the Year.

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In college basketball last night, the Clemson Tigers knocked off the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 72-60. It was the first ACC win this season for the Tigers, who improve to 1-3 in ACC play. Marcquise Reed led the way with 30 points and 6 rebounds. The Tigers will travel to Florida State next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks continued their strong start to conference play, running their SEC record to 4-0 with a 74-71 victory over Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks trailed by as many as 12 points during the game before rallying for the win. AJ Lawson led the Gamecocks with 24 points. The Tigers will travel to LSU on Saturday. The Tigers are 3-0 in conference play. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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In other top 25 action last night, #20 Oklahoma fell to Kansas State, 74-61. #23 Iowa downed Penn State, 89-82. #14 Auburn got past Texas A&M, 85-66. #21 Houston knocked off SMU, 69-58. Iowa State upset #8 Texas Tech, 68-64. Around the Palmetto State, Presbyterian defeated Hampton, 85-70. Longwood beat Winthrop, 75-61. High Point knocked off USC Upstate, 71-54.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/16/19

Last night, the UCHS Lady Jackets varsity basketball team defeated Newberry, 48-31. The Lady Jackets improve to 4-0 in region play. The boys fell to Newberry, 78-63. Union County falls to 2-2 in region play. Both teams will travel to Emerald on Friday night.

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Around college basketball, #3 Tennessee defeated Arkansas, 106-87. #24 Mississippi State edged Florida, 71-68. #12 Kentucky took down Georgia, 69-49. #16 Buffalo got an 88-79 win over Western Michigan. Wake Forest pulled off an upset at home over #17 NC State, 71-67. #4 Virginia rolled past #9 Virginia Tech, 81-59. #15 Marquette edged Georgetown, 74-71. #13 North Carolina won a close game over Notre Dame, 75-69. #18 Ole Miss fell to LSU, 83-69. #10 Nevada survived a scare against Boise State, winning 72-71.

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Tonight's in-state college basketball action features Winthrop at home against Longwood at 7. USC Upstate travels to High Point at 7. South Carolina travels to Vanderbilt at 7. Presbyterian hosts Hampton at 7. Clemson hosts Georgia Tech at 9 p.m. In the top 25, #23 Iowa travels to Penn State at 7. #14 Auburn will be at Texas A&M at 7. Kansas State travels to #20 Oklahoma at 7. #8 Texas Tech hosts Iowa State at 9. #21 Houston travels to SMU at 9.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:30. At 6:30, we'll have Gamecocks basketball, as South Carolina travels to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt. Tipoff is set for 7. After the game, we'll join Clemson Tigers basketball, as Clemson hosts Georgia Tech tonight at 9.

Sports for 1/15/19

Tonight, the UCHS varsity basketball teams will be in action at Newberry. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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The Union County High School JV girls' basketball team defeated Newberry last night, 42-22. The JV boys fell to Newberry, 49-37.

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In college basketball around the Palmetto State, SC State edged Coppin State, 70-68. There were a few upsets in the top 25 last night. #25 Indiana fell to Nebraska, 66-51. Syracuse edged #1 Duke in overtime, 95-91. Pittsburgh upset #11 Florida State, 75-62. #19 Maryland defeated Wisconsin, 64-60. #7 Kansas beat Texas, 80-78.

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Today in college basketball around the top 25, #3 Tennessee takes on Arkansas at home at 7 p.m. #24 Mississippi State hosts Florida at 7 p.m. #12 Kentucky travels to Athens to face Georgia at 7 p.m. Western Michigan hosts #16 Buffalo at 7 p.m. #17 NC State travels to Wake Forest at 8. #9 Virginia Tech will travel to #4 Virginia at 8 p.m. #15 Marquette will be at Georgetown at 8:30 p.m. Notre Dame travels to #13 North Carolina at 9. LSU will travel to #18 Ole Miss at 9. #10 Nevada travels to Boise State at 9.

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Today, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County travels to take on Newberry. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. We'll be on the air around 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups.

Sports for 1/14/19

Around Union County in sports, Will Long, Jakob Lawson, and Jacob Crocker, seniors at Union County High School, signed their letters of intent to play college soccer at USC-Union. Congratulations to them on that accomplishment, and best wishes in your college careers.

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Union County JV basketball tips off at home against Newberry. The girls begin at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:15. Sims basketball hosts Newberry Middle at 5. The boys will follow. Jonesville Middle School hosts Landrum. The girls tip off at 4:30, and the boys will follow.

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The conference championship games are set after this past weekend's NFL divisional playoff rounds. On Saturday, Kansas City knocked off Indianapolis, 31-13. The LA Rams defeated Dallas, 30-22. New England downed the LA Chargers, 41-28. The New Orleans Saints rallied for a 20-14 victory over Philadelphia.

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In college basketball, the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Missouri, 85-75, to improve to 3-0 in SEC play. #6 Michigan State defeated Penn State, 71-56. #2 Michigan beat Northwestern, 80-60. Tonight, SC State travels to take on Coppin State at 7:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/11/19

The local sports schedule today features Union County High School varsity basketball hosting Mid-Carolina tonight. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. Both the varsity girls and boys are starting out region play 2-0. The Lady Jackets are coming off a 56-45 win over Woodruff and 46-35 victory over Clinton, while the boys also knocked off Woodruff, 64-57, and downed Clinton, 76-68. 

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In college basketball last night, #2 Michigan defeated Illinois, 79-69. In the other top 25 game, #5 Gonzaga knocked off Pacific, 67-36. Around the Palmetto State, Drexel edged College of Charleston, 79-78. Winthrop beat Campbell, 90-86. Coastal Carolina fell to Texas State, 65-61. East Tennessee State rolled past The Citadel, 98-73. Wofford defeated UNC-Greensboro, 72-43. Furman downed VMI, 89-57. High Point beat Presbyterian, 74-58. Radford knocked off USC Upstate, 79-72, and Hampton defeated Charleston Southern, 94-82.

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This weekend, Clemson faces #4 Virginia at home at noon. The Gamecocks will host Missouri at 1. We'll have the Clemson game for you starting at 11:30 with the Tigers pregame show.

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The NFL playoffs continue this weekend, as Kansas City hosts Indianapolis Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on NBC. Saturday night at 8:15 on FOX, Dallas travels to the LA Rams. On Sunday at 1:05, New England hosts the LA Chargers on CBS. Sunday at 4:40 on FOX, Philadelphia travels to New Orleans.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County hosts Mid-Carolina. We'll be on the air at 5:55 p.m. with the pregame lineups. Tipoff for the girls is set for 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports for 1/10/19

In middle school sports last night, Jonesville's girls lost to EP Todd, while the boys got a win.

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The Sims Tigers will be at Gable today at 5 p.m. Union County JV basketball will be at Mid-Carolina tonight at 6.

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Last night in college basketball, Clemson fell to Syracuse, 61-53. Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 16 points, and Elijah Thomas added 13. #7 Kansas took down #25 TCU, 77-68. #10 Nevada beat San Jose State, 92-53. Rutgers upset #16 Ohio State, 64-61. #9 Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech, 52-49. #11 Auburn lost to Ole Miss, 82-67. #21 Marquette outlasted Creighton, 106-104 in overtime. Temple upset #17 Houston, 73-69. #4 Virginia stayed undefeated with an 83-56 win over Boston College. #13 Florida State defeated Miami, 68-62.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/9/19

In local sports last night, Union County's varsity girls basketball team defeated Woodruff, 56-45. Makayla Dyar led the way with 18 points and Taylor Beatty with 14. The boys also knocked off Woodruff, 64-57. Union County had four players in double figures. Ladarius Jeffries led the Jackets with 22 points. Ty Eison added 15, KeSean Glover had 12, and Trey Parks ended with 10. Both teams will be back in action on Friday, as they host Mid-Carolina.

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In Union County wrestling, the Jackets defeated #17 Greer, 58-12. They then knocked off Mid-Carolina for their first region win, 84-1. Union County will host #7 Woodruff Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Today's local sports schedule features Jonesville at EP Todd at 4:30.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks upset #14 Mississippi State last night, 87-82 in overtime. #1 Duke took down Wake Forest, 87-65. #3 Tennessee defeated Missouri, 87-63. #18 Kentucky beat Texas A&M, 85-74. Villanova upset #24 St. John's, 76-71. #20 Iowa State fell to Baylor, 73-70. #19 Buffalo rolled past Toledo, 110-80. #6 Michigan State beat Purdue, 77-59. #12 North Carolina got by #15 NC State, 90-82, and #8 Texas Tech defeated #23 Oklahoma, 66-59.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/8/19

Local sports from last night saw Union County's JV girls lose to Woodruff, 31-19. The JV boys fell to Woodruff, 37-34. Jonesville's girls and boys both fell to High Point.

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Tonight, Union County's varsity basketball teams will travel to Woodruff. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. Union County wrestling will be at Mid-Carolina at 6 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers are back atop the mountain in college football. The Tigers took down #1 Alabama last night in the College Football National Championship Game, 44-16. Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence led the Tigers, going 20-32 for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns. Travis Etienne had 14 carries for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns. Freshman Justin Ross, an Alabama native, had 6 catches for 153 yards and 1 touchdown. Clemson got the scoring started with an interception return for a touchdown. After Alabama answered with a score, Etienne scored one of his two touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead. Alabama scored a touchdown but missed the extra point, making it 14-13. In the second quarter, an Alabama field goal gave the Crimson Tide their only lead of the game, 16-14. Clemson would score the game's final 30 points to roll to an easy championship win.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will host #14 Mississippi State tonight at 9 p.m. In top 25 action, #1 Duke travels to Wake Forest at 7. #3 Tennessee is at Missouri at 7. #18 Kentucky hosts Texas A&M at 7. #24 St. John's is at Villanova at 7. #20 Iowa State travels to Baylor at 7. Toledo is at #19 Buffalo at 7. #6 Michigan State hosts Purdue at 9. #12 North Carolina is at #15 NC State at 9. #23 Oklahoma travels to #8 Texas Tech at 9.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as the Jackets travel to Woodruff. The girls tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30. Pregame lineups will begin at 5:55 p.m. After the games, we'll join Gamecocks basketball in progress, as South Carolina hosts #14 Mississippi State at 9 p.m.

Sports for 1/7/19

In local sports today, Jonesville basketball will be on the road at High Point Academy today at 4:30 p.m.

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In the NFL playoffs this weekend, the Indianapolis Colts eliminated the Houston Texans, 21-7. Dallas knocked off Seattle, 24-22. On Sunday, the LA Chargers beat Baltimore, 23-17, and Philadelphia advanced with a 16-15 victory over Chicago. This weekend, Indianapolis will be at Kansas City, the LA Chargers will visit the New England Patriots, New Orleans will host Philadelphia, and the LA Rams will welcome Dallas.

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The College Football National Championship will be decided tonight between #1 Alabama and #2 Clemson. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. We'll have the game for you on WBCU.

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College basketball from this weekend around the Palmetto State saw #1 Duke beat Clemson, 87-68. Winthrop defeated UNC-Asheville, 80-65. James Madison beat College of Charleston, 69-58. The Citadel lost to Furman, 101-85. Presbyterian knocked off USC Upstate, 64-61. Coastal Carolina lost a heartbreaker in double overtime to South Alabama, 84-77. North Carolina A&T beat SC State, 80-77 in overtime. High Pointe edged Charleston Southern, 51-50. Wofford got past Mercer, 78-74. South Carolina beat Florida on the road, 71-69.

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Top 25 scores from the weekend: #8 Michigan State beat #14 Ohio State, 86-77. #10 Virginia Tech took down Boston College, 77-66. Syracuse beat Notre Dame, 72-62. #15 North Carolina rolled past Pitt, 85-60. Alabama upset #13 Kentucky, 77-75. #11 Texas Tech won their game, 63-57. #22 Oklahoma held off Oklahoma State, 74-64. #4 Virginia defeated #9 Florida State, 65-52. #3 Tennessee blew out Georgia, 96-50. #5 Kansas fell to Iowa State, 77-60. #6 Nevada fell to New Mexico, 85-58. #16 Marquette beat Xavier, 70-52. #2 Michigan defeated #21 Indiana, 74-63. #25 Iowa beat #24 Nebraska, 93-84. #19 Houston beat Memphis, 90-77. #22 Wisconsin knocked off Penn State, 71-52.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Clemson Tigers football for you, as the Tigers face #1 Alabama for the national championship. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m., and we'll have the Tiger Tailgate Show for you starting at 5.

Sports for 1/4/19

The UCHS varsity girls and boys basketball teams are in action today, as they open region play at home against Clinton. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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In college basketball yesterday, Wofford knocked off The Citadel, 112-81. Furman beat Mercer, 71-58. Coastal Carolina took down Troy, 88-75. College of Charleston beat Towson, 67-55, capping off a successful day for our in-state schools.

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Top 25 scores from college basketball include #21 Indiana over Illinois, 73-65. Purdue upset #25 Iowa, 86-70. #2 Michigan beat Penn State, 68-55. #18 NC State downed Miami on the road, 87-82. Minnesota upset #22 Wisconsin, 59-52. Today's schedule includes #20 Buffalo at Eastern Michigan at 9 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS basketball for you, as Union County hosts Clinton. The girls tip off at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Sports for 1/3/19

Union County High School wrestling will be back in action Saturday at the Travelers Rest Devil Dog Invitational at 6 p.m. Middle school basketball resumes next week. Jonesville will be at High Point on Monday at 4:30. Sims should be back in action on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The UCHS JV boys' and girls' basketball teams are at Clinton tonight. The girls tip off at 6, with the boys to follow at 7:15. The varsity teams will open region play tomorrow night at home against Clinton. The girls will tip off at 6, and the boys will follow at 7:30.

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In college basketball action, Presbyterian downed SC State, 72-70. Georgia Tech beat USC Upstate, 79-63. Maryland upset #24 Nebraska, 74-72. #15 North Carolina defeated Harvard, 77-57. #11 Texas Tech downed West Virginia, 62-59. #19 Houston beat Tulsa, 74-56. #8 Michigan State had no problems against Northwestern, winning 81-55. #5 Kansas beat #23 Oklahoma, 70-63, and #6 Nevada topped Utah State, 72-49. South Carolina will travel to face Florida on Saturday at 7 p.m., while Clemson travels to Duke at 8 p.m. We'll have the Clemson game for you on WBCU.

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The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend. On Saturday, Indianapolis is at Houston at 4:35 p.m., and Dallas hosts Seattle at 8:15. On Sunday at 1:05 p.m., the LA Chargers will travel to Baltimore, and at 4:40 p.m., Chicago hosts Philadelphia. Waiting in the wings for the winners of those contests are the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots in the AFC, and the New Orleans Saints and LA Rams in the NFC.

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The College Football National Championship Game is set for Monday, as Clemson faces Alabama at 8 p.m. We'll have the game for you on WBCU, starting with the Tiger Tailgate Show at 5 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 1/2/19

Yesterday in the Outback Bowl, Iowa took down #18 Mississippi State, 27-22. In the Fiesta Bowl, #11 LSU beat #8 UCF, 40-32. In the Citrus Bowl, #14 Kentucky knocked off #12 Penn State, 27-24. In the Rose Bowl, #6 Ohio State beat #9 Washington, 28-23. In the Sugar Bowl, #15 Texas beat #5 Georgia, 28-21.

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In college basketball, #9 Florida State defeated Winthrop, 87-76. #10 Virginia Tech beat Notre Dame, 81-66. St. John's upset #16 Marquette, 89-69. Today, Presbyterian travels to SC State at 6 p.m. USC Upstate will play at Georgia Tech at 7:30. #24 Nebraska will be at Maryland at 6:30. #15 North Carolina will host Harvard at 7. #11 Texas Tech will be at West Virginia at 7. #19 Houston will host Tulsa at 8. #8 Michigan State hosts Northwestern at 8:30. #23 Oklahoma will be at #5 Kansas at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. #6 Nevada hosts Utah State at 11 p.m.

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