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Sports For 9/30/16

Dansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field, and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the 8th inning, helping the Braves extend their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday's 5-2 win. The Braves close out their season and their stint at Turner Field with three games against the Detroit Tigers.

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Both the JV and varsity volleyball teams fell to Eastside last night. The JV football team picked up a win at Eastside yesterday, 33-14.

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It's homecoming night here in Union County, as the Eastside Eagles come to town to face off with the Yellow Jackets for the first game of region play. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, following the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5, we'll have UCHS Yellow Jackets pregame for you, starting around 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. After that, we'll have the Fat Sam's Tailgate Show live from Fat Sam's around 6. Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Football Preview Show will air at 6:30. Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner will be at 7. The Pregame Show live from Union County Stadium will be at 7:15, with the kickoff following at 7:30. After the game, we'll have the Upstate High School Scoreboard Show after the game until 11:30.

Sports For 9/29/16

The Sims 7th-grade football team defeated Fairforest yesterday, 20-0. Sims jumped out to an 8-0 lead thanks to a 50-yard touchdown pass from Omarian Glenn to Desmond Herbert. KeSean Thompson made the two-point conversion. A 15-yard TD pass from Glenn to Herbert made the score 14-0, and OMarian Glenn intercepted a pass for a touchdown to seal the win. Other highlights included a blocked punt by Luke Davis, another interception by Glenn, and interceptions by Herbert and Thompson.

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Middle school sports for today has the Sims 8th-grade football team hosting Fairforest. Kickoff is at 5pm. Jonesville travels to Landrum for a 5 p.m. kickoff. Lockhart's volleyball team travels to E.P. Todd for a 4:30 p.m. match.

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High school sports for today has the UCHS JV and varsity volleyball teams traveling to Eastside. The JV match starts at 5:30, followed by varsity at 7pm. JV football will also be headed up to Eastside tonight for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

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Dansby Swanson recorded a pair of extra-base hits through the first three innings, and Matt Kemp provided pitcher Mike Foltynewicz more cushion with a two-run home run that accounted for just a portion of the damage done to Phillies pitcher Adam Morgan Wednesday night. The Braves won the game handily, 12-2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the Kendall Austin Roofing & Construction Coach's Show with Coach Bradley Adams at 4:50 p.m. At 5:55, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves look to sweep the Phillies at Turner Field. We will cut into the Braves to bring you the debate between the city candidates from USC-Union. We will have that on the air starting at 7. After the debate, we'll join the Braves in progress.

Sports For 9/28/16

Your middle sports schedule for today: the Sims 7th-grade football team is at Fairforest today for a 5 p.m. kickoff. The Sims volleyball team hosts Florence Chapel today at 4:30, and Jonesville's volleyball team is also at home against Campobello at 4:30 p.m.

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High school sports for today has the girls' varsity tennis team on the road at Eastside today at 5.

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The latest SC Prep Media Football Poll is out.

CLASS 5A

1. Dutch Fork

2. Northwestern

3. Fort Dorchester

4. Boiling Springs

5. Westside

6. Spartanburg

7. Gaffney

8. Dorman

9. Sumter

10. Blythewood

Others receiving votes: T.L. Hanna, Clover, Greenwood

CLASS 4A

1. South Pointe

2. Myrtle Beach

3. Hartsville

4. Ridge View

5. Belton-Honea Path

6. Cane Bay

7. North Myrtle Beach

8. Greer

9. South Aiken

10. Richland Northeast

Others receiving votes: Union County, North Augusta, Hilton Head Island, Chapin, Lancaster


 

CLASS 3A

1. Dillon

2. Bluffton

3. Fairfield Central

4. Bishop England

5. Strom Thurmond

6. Chapman

7. Woodruff

8. Gilbert

9. Brookland-Cayce

10. Newberry

Others receiving votes: Lake City, Broome, Powdersville, Chester

CLASS 2A

1. Abbeville

2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt;

3. Cheraw

4. Barnwell

5. Southside Christian

6. Calhoun County

7. Saluda

8. Allendale-Fairfax

9. Lee Central

T10. Blacksburg

T10. Batesburg-Leesville

Others receiving votes: Carvers Bay, Chesterfield, Liberty, Andrews, Andrew Jackston

CLASS 1A

1. Lamar

2. Lake View

3. Lewisville

4. McBee

5. Cross

6.Hemingway

7. Blackville-Hilda

8. Williston-Elko

9. Baptist Hill

10. C.E. Murray

Others receiving votes: St. John's, Bethune-Bowman, Ridge Spring-Monetta

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The Atlanta Braves rallied from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Philadelphia last night, 7-6, opening their final Turner Field homestand with a win. Game two of the series is tonight at 7:10 p.m. The pregame show is set for 5:55 p.m.

Sports For 9/27/16

Your UCHS sports schedule for today: the varsity cross country team has a meet at Clinton today at 5 p.m. The JV and varsity volleyball teams have a region match at Travelers Rest today. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity follows at 7.

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Congratulations to Union County High School wide receiver Shi Smith. Smith was named to the South Carolina roster for the 80th-annual Shrine Bowl. Other area players joining Smith on the SC squad are: Boiling Springs offensive lineman Chad Gardner, Greer offensive lineman Noah Hannon, Broome running back/linebacker D'Marco Jackson, Woodruff wide receiver Keith Pearson, Spartanburg offensive lineman Grady Thomas, and Byrnes defensive back Aaron Watson. The Shrine Bowl will kick off at 2 p.m. December 17th at Gibbs Stadium.

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The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints last night, 45-32. Atlanta leads the division with a 2-1 record, and the Saints are still looking for their first win. They are 0-3.

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The Atlanta Braves get ready to close down "The Ted" this week as they play their final 6 home games of the season at Turner Field. They host the Philadelphia Phillies today through Thursday, and close out the season hosting the Detroit Tigers this weekend. The Braves will move into their new stadium in 2017, SunTrust Park.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves open their final homestand ever at Turner Field against the Philadelphia Phillies. Braves pregame starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports For 9/26/16

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer passed away Sunday at the age of 87, according to Golf Digest. Palmer, one of the greatest to ever play golf was known as "The King". He was born in Pennsylvania in 1929, the son of a golf pro and greens keeper who cut down some clubs and gave his son his first swing at the game. Palmer broke 100 by age 8, and the makings of a Hall of Fame career began to fall into place. Palmer won 62 times on the PGA tour and is 5th on the all-time wins list. He became the first person to win four times at the Masters, slipping on the famed green jacket in 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964. Palmer also won 10 times on the Champions tour. Each year, Palmer joined Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus to hit the ceremonial first shot at the Masters. Due to ill health, Palmer missed the first shot this year, but he did don the signature green jacket and stood on the first tee to watch his peers keep up the treasured tradition.

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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, a beloved young superstar in Major League Baseball, died early Sunday in a boating accident in Miami Beach. The tragedy rocked the organization, the South Florida community, and the baseball world. With his passion for playing, emotion, and energy, Fernandez became a figure who transcended sports in his four-year big league career. The Marlins organization cancelled yesterday's game with the Braves due to his passing.

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The Union County Yellow Jackets traveled to Boiling Springs Friday night. The Jackets remained scoreless until the 4th quarter, when A.J. Hunter was handed the ball on the one-yard line and gave the Jackets their only touchdown of the night. Boiling Springs walked away with a 38-7 win. Union County will host Eastside in their homecoming game this Friday. It is the first week of region play. 

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The Gamecocks entered Commonwealth Stadium with a chance to match their win total from last year, but they failed to get much going on the scoreboard as they fell to Kentucky, 17-10, in their third straight loss to the Wildcats. Both teams spun their wheels offensively to start the game, but Kentucky struck first with a 30-yard field goal just 45 seconds into the second quarter. However, the Gamecocks found the end zone with 5:44 left on a 12-yard A.J. Turner run, set up by a nice 30-yard Hayden Hurst reception, to make it 7-3.

Kentucky came out of the locker room after halftime and scored quickly on a Stanley Williams 43-yard touchdown run to make the score 10-7. Elliott Fry's 35-yard field goal tied it at 10 with :19 left in the 3rd. Poor run defense eventually led to a Wildcats touchdown, as they ran it eleven straight times, ending with a Benny Snell one-yard score with 10:21 left in the 4th, to put Kentucky up for good.

Despite the offensive struggles, the Gamecocks were able to sack Stephen Johnson four times, but they allowed four sacks of their own and gave up over 150 yards on the ground in the final 30 minutes. While Kentucky didn’t come close to the 62 points they put up on New Mexico State a week prior, they allowed just 10 points after giving up 44, 45, and 42 in their first three games.

Brandon McIlwain was 15-30 for 177 yards and managed 11 yards on 13 rushing attempts. Hayden Hurst stood out and led all receivers with seven catches and 84 yards. The Gamecocks couldn’t get the running game going again, as they recorded just 91 yards. They gave up 216 rushing yards to Kentucky, 157 of which came in the 2nd half.

The Gamecocks host Texas A&M Saturday at 4 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 9/23/16

The UCHS JV and varsity volleyball teams were defeated by Greer last night in straight sets.

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The UCHS JV football team fell to Boiling Springs last night. The final score was 49-14.

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Tonight, Union County is on the road heading up to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs. The game kicks off at 7:30, and we'll have all the action for you on WBCU.

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The Braves continue to play for more than pride. The way they've heated up, they're spoiling the postseason plans for a couple of National League East rivals. Matt Kemp belted two home runs, and Josh Collmenter gave up two runs in seven innings in Thursday night's 6-3 win over Miami at Marlins Park. After a three-game sweep of the Mets, who are in the thick of a three-team wild card race, the Braves dealt a serious blow to the Marlins' last-gasp bid to sneak into the mix. Miami (76-77) is now five games back for the second National League wild card spot. The series continues tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers got a win at Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003. Last night's final score was 26-7. Clemson is 1-0 in ACC play and 4-0 overall. Next up for the Tigers is a huge matchup with Louisville at Death Valley next Saturday night. ESPN will bring its popular College Gameday program to Clemson for the event. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. next Saturday.

 

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The South Carolina Gamecocks look for their 2nd SEC victory of the year when they travel to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats tomorrow night. Gamecocks pregame will be on the air at 4:30 tomorrow, and the kickoff is set for 7:30. Catch all the action on WBCU. SEC Network will televise the game.

 

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Today on WBCU, following the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5, we'll have UCHS Yellow Jackets pregame for you, starting around 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. After that, we'll have the Fat Sam's Tailgate Show live from Boiling Spring around 6. Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Football Preview Show will air at 6:30. Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner will be at 7. The Pregame Show live from Boiling Springs will be at 7:15, with the kickoff following at 7:30. After the game, we'll have the Upstate High School Scoreboard Show after the game until 11:30.

Sports For 9/22/16

The UCHS Lady Jackets tennis team shut out Greer last night, winning all 7 matches. They are 2-0 in the region so far. 

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The Sims 7th-grade football team beat D.R. Hill yesterday, 35-14.

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Today, the Sims 8th-grade football team travels to D.R. Hill for a 5pm contest. Jonesville travels to face Blacksburg, with the  kickoff at 4:30.

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Today's UCHS sports schedule features the JV football team hosting Boiling Springs at 6:30. The JV and varsity volleyball teams will host Greer. The JV match starts at 5:30, followed by varsity at 7.

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Don't forget to make your picks in the Ben's Paint Fan Pick contest!

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The Atlanta Braves completed a 3-game sweep of the NY Mets, winning 4-3 last night. The Braves start their final road series with 4 games at Miami. First pitch tonight is 7:10 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the Kendall Austin Roofing and Construction Coach's Show with Coach Bradley Adams today at 4:50 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., we'll have Clemson Tigers football for you, as Clemson heads to Atlanta to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Clemson is looking to win at Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003.

Sports For 9/21/16

Middle school sports for today has all three middle school volleyball teams in action in matches that begin at 4:30 p.m. Lockhart is at Jonesville, while Sims hosts Fairforest. Also, the Sims 7th-grade football team hosts DR Hill at 5 p.m.

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UCHS sports for today has the Lady Jackets varsity tennis team in action hosting Greer at 5 p.m.

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CLASS 5A

1. Dutch Fork

2. Westside

3. Northwestern

4. Fort Dorchester

5. Gaffney

6. Boiling Springs

7. Dorman

8. Spartanburg

9. Sumter

10. Greenwood

Others receiving votes: Blythewood, T.L. Hanna, Clover, Spring Valley

CLASS 4A

1. South Pointe

2. Myrtle Beach

3. Hartsville

4. Ridge View

5. Belton-Honea Path

6. Cane Bay

7. North Myrtle Beach

8. Greer

9. South Aiken

T-10. Union County

T-10. Dreher

T-10. Greenville

Others receiving votes: North Augusta, Lancaster, Richland Northeast, Chapin, Hilton Head Island

CLASS 3A

1. Dillon

2. Bluffton

3. Strom Thurmond

4. Fairfield Central

5. Bishop England

6.Woodruff

7. Chapman

8. Brookland-Cayce

9. Gilbert

10. Newberry

Others receiving votes: Lake City, Broome, Powdersville, Georgetown, Chester

CLASS 2A

1. Abbeville

2. Southside Christian

3. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

4. Cheraw

5. Barnwell

6. Calhoun County

T-7. Allendale-Fairfax

T-7. Chesterfield

9. Saluda

10. Batesburg-Leesville

Others receiving votes: Carvers Bay, Chesnee, Lee Central, Andrews, Blacksburg, Andrew Jackson

CLASS A

1. Lamar

2. Lake View

3. Lewisville

4. Wagener-Salley

5. McBee

6. Cross

7. C.E. Murray

8. Hemingway

9. Baptist Hill

10. Williston-Elko

Others receiving votes: Ridge Spring-Monetta, Blackville-Hilda, Bethune-Bowman, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, St. John's

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The Atlanta Braves have won 4 in a row against tough competition. They beat the NY Mets last night, 5-4, to improve to 60-91 on the season. The Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Atlanta took a 2-1 lead in the 6th on a Matt Kemp RBI single and a Nick Markakis bases-loaded walk. Adonis Garcia's 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th gave the Braves a 5-1 lead. The Mets answered with three runs in the 8th, but the Braves shut them down from there, preserving the 5-4 win. The Mets are tied with St. Louis and San Francisco for one of the two wild card spots. The Mets and Cardinals own a tiebreaker over San Francisco, so if the season ended today, New York and St. Louis would be in and San Francisco out.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves take on the Mets in the final game of their season series. Braves pregame is at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports For 9/20/16

The UCHS varsity cross country teams will host High Point and Fairfield Central for a meet today at 5 p.m.

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The UCHS volleyball teams will be in action today in a region match at Blue Ridge. The JV match will start at 5:30, and the varsity will follow at 7.

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Yesterday's Miracle League games were cancelled due to the weather. Today's Miracle League action features two games. At 6, Harper General Contractors takes on Calvert's and Tucker's Enterprises. At 7, it's Buffalo Pawn against Kendall Austin Roofing & Construction.

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The Atlanta Braves went to New York and took the first game of the series against the playoff contending NY Mets, 7-3. Atlanta jumped out to a 5-0 lead after four innings. The Mets cut it to 5-2 in the bottom of the 4th, but a Dansby Swanson 2-run single extended the lead to 7-2. New York added one in the 9th, but it was not enough. The Braves improve to 59-91, still the worst record in the National League, but 4 games better than the Minnesota Twins, who have the worst record in the majors right now. The Mets are still in position for the first wild card slot, one game ahead of St. Louis and San Francisco, who are tied for the second spot. Game two of the series is tonight.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have jumped out to a 2-0 start after defeating the Chicago Bears 29-14 on Monday Night Football. The Eagles managed three field goals in the first half to take a 9-7 halftime lead. They came out and scored three touchdowns to extend the lead to 29-7 before the Bears scored for the final time in the fourth quarter.

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Kickoff times have been set for South Carolina and Clemson for their October 1st games. South Carolina will host Texas A&M at 4 p.m. on the SEC Network. The pregame show on WBCU will be at 1 p.m. Clemson will host Louisville for an 8 p.m. game on ABC. We'll join the Tiger Tailgate Show in progress after Gamecocks football.

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The FCS Coaches Poll is out.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves and Mets continue their series at Citi Field. Braves pregame begins at 5:55, and the first pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

Sports For 9/19/16

Today's middle school sports schedule:

Lockhart Middle volleyball travels to Landrum today for a 4:30 p.m. match.

Sims volleyball is also on the road today traveling to Gable at 4:30 p.m.

Jonesville volleyball will host E.P. Todd at 4:30.

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The UCHS Lady Jackets tennis team travels to Blue Ridge today for their second region contest. Matches begin at 5pm.

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In a back-and-forth contest, Union County took the #4 team in class 4A to the very end before falling to Ridge View, 33-30. The Blazers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 2-yard run. The Blazers missed the extra point. Union County took the lead on a 7-yard quarterback keeper in the 2nd quarter. Ridge View answered on the next possession with a 24-yard field goal, taking a 9-7 lead. Just before halftime, Shi Smith added to his highlight reel, pulling in a one-handed catch on the 11-yard line and catching a touchdown pass on the very next play, giving Union County a 14-9 lead going into halftime. Ridge View took the lead again in the 3rd quarter on a 15-yard run. The two-point conversion was no good, making the score 15-14. Later in the third, Union County’s A.J. Hunter scored on a 1-yard run. The two-point conversion was good, giving Union County a 22-15 lead to end the third quarter. In the fourth, Ridge View took the lead again on a 12-yard quarterback keeper. The snap was bad, but the holder grabbed it and ran it into the end zone for the 2-point conversion, giving Ridge View the 23-22 lead. Union County’s next possession went nowhere, and the defense stepped up on Ridge View’s next possession, forcing a punt. Shi Smith took it 40 yards for the score, giving Union County the lead again. The 2-point conversion was good, and the Jackets led 30-23. Ridge View scored on their next possession on a 1-yard run, and the game was tied at 30. Union County had the ball late in the game, but a couple of penalties pushed the Jackets back, and they were unable to convert the first down. Union County was forced to punt, and Ridge View drove down for a 20-yard field goal, giving them a 33-30 lead. Union County had one last chance to pull out the win with 8 seconds to go, but Brandon Thompson’s desperation pass was intercepted. Union County is 2-3 on the season, while Ridge View is 5-0. Next up for the Jackets is a trip to Boiling Springs Friday night.

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The Gamecocks defense shined in their home opener against East Carolina University. The Gamecocks forced four turnovers in the red zone in the contest to preserve their victory. Carolina jumped out to an early 17-0 lead in the first quarter. The final score was 20-15. The Gamecocks improved to 2-1 on the season. They will travel to Kentucky Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The pregame show will air at 4:30 p.m.

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The SC State Bulldogs came into Death Valley and didn't put a single point on the board. Clemson gets their 3rd win of the season with a 59-0 victory. The Tigers head to Georgia Tech Thursday night for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. We'll have the Tiger Tailgate Show for you at 5:30.

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Clemson (3-0, 0-0 ACC) stayed at #5 in the rankings with 1,258 points in the latest AP Poll released on Sunday afternoon. Clemson was also rated #3 in the Amway Coaches Poll, #3 in the Massey ranking, and #6 in the S&P+ ranking.

ACC rival Florida State (2-1, 0-1 ACC) dropped to #13, while Louisville (3-0, 1-0 ACC) soared to #3 in the polls with six first-place votes. It is the highest ranking in the AP Poll ever for the Cardinals. 

Notre Dame, Iowa, and Oregon dropped out of the Top 25.

AP Poll after Week 3

1. Alabama (50) 
2. Ohio St (4) 
3. Louisville (6) 
4. Michigan (1) 
5. Clemson 
6. Houston 
7. Stanford 
8. MSU 
9. Washington 
10. Texas A&M 
11. Wisconsin 
12. Georgia 
13. Florida State 
14. Tennessee 
15. Miami 
16. Baylor 
17. Arkansas 
18. LSU 
19. Florida 
20. Nebraska 
21. Texas 
22. San Diego State 
23. Ole Miss 
24. Utah 
25. Oklahoma

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Adonis Garcia went 3-4 with 3 RBIs to help the Braves defeat the Nationals, 6-2, on Sunday at Turner Field. Washington's magic number to clinch the National League East remained at six, as the second-place Mets edged the Twins, 3-2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to New York to start a series with the Mets tonight at Citi Field. Braves pregame is at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is at 7:10.

Sports For 9/16/16

 

The UCHS JV football team traveled to Ridge View yesterday and came away with a 14-0 victory.

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This is football Friday night, and there are a host of good games throughout the Upstate. Some of those include: Greer at Woodruff; Byrnes at Broome; Rock Hill at Dorman; Spartanburg at Northwestern; Gaffney at Hillcrest; Chapman at Blue Ridge; and others.

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This is Hall of Fame night at Union County Stadium as Union County hosts the Ridge View Blazers tonight at 7:30 p.m. At halftime, Kevin Addis, Ashley Good, Doug Guinn, D.J. Humphries, and Ashley Jackson are inducted into the UCHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, we spotlight Kevin Addis.

A four-sport standout at Union High from 1987 to 1990, Kevin quarterbacked the Yellow Jackets to a 4A division 2 state championship in 1990.

While most of his accolades were in football, Kevin was also named MVP in basketball his senior year.  As a junior, Kevin passed for 1055 yards and 15 touchdowns and also had 12 rushing TDs.  During his senior season, Kevin threw for 2210 yards and 22 TDs and had 8 rushing touchdowns.  He would accumulate 4110 all-purpose yards and 57 touchdowns during his career.  As a senior, Kevin was all-region, named All-State by the Greenville News and AP and was a USA Today honorable mention All-American.  He was a Mr. Football finalist and the starting quarterback in the 1990 Shrine Bowl.     

Kevin was a 4-year letterman at the University of North Carolina, playing at both free safety and outside linebacker. He played in the Gator, Carquest, Sun and Peach bowls. He was a 3-year starter at free safety in the European Professional football league and played on 2 European Championship teams.

Kevin has served as an assistant coach at Greenwood High School for the past 16 years. He and his wife Leigh have 2 children, Caroline and Cameron.

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The Clemson Tigers host SC State Saturday at noon. We'll have the Tiger Tailgate Show for you at 10 a.m. After the game, we'll have South Carolina football for you, as the Gamecocks have their home opener against East Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. We'll join the broadcast in time for kickoff.

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Today on WBCU, following the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5, we'll have UCHS Yellow Jackets pregame for you, starting around 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. After that, we'll have the Fat Sam's Tailgate Show live from Fat Sam's around 6. Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Football Preview Show will air at 6:30. Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner will be at 7. The Pregame Show live from Union County Stadium will be at 7:15, with the kickoff following at 7:30. After the game, we'll have the Upstate High School Scoreboard Show after the game until 11:30.

Sports For 9/15/16

The Sims 7th-grade football team beat Boiling Springs by a score of 20-14 last night.

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Today, the Jonesville Wildcats will host Ewing at 5pm. The Sims 8th-grade football team travels to Boiling Springs for a 5pm kickoff.

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The UCHS JV football team travels to Columbia to take on Ridge View at 6 pm.

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We continue our spotlight on the UCHS Athletic Hall of Fame entrants with Ashley Good and D.J. Humphries.

One of the most talented and versatile female athletes ever to play in Union County, Ashley Good was a four-sport star at Jonesville High School from 2001 through 2006.  She also played tennis at Union High School for three years.

On the basketball court, Ashley was named all-region as a freshman and sophomore.  She was selected as the best all-around player and was the Herald Journal’s Player of the Year in 2004.  Ashley was the team MVP in the 11th grade and won the Coaches Award as a senior.  She finished her basketball career at Jonesville with an incredible 1000 plus points and rebounds. 

Ashley accumulated the most track points every year for 6 consecutive years. She was all-region as a sophomore in the 100m hurdles & long jump and was Region Player of the Year.  Ashley was all-region in the 11th grade in the 100m hurdles, long jump, 100m & 200m dash and was named Region Runner of the Year. As a senior, Ashley was named Region Female Athlete of the Year.  She was a 7 time state champion for gold in the long jump and 100M hurdles.

Ashley earned a full scholarship to Clemson in track and graduated in 2010. 

Ashley is a member of the Army National Guard and is working toward earning her law degree.  She lives in Charlotte and works for Wells Fargo.

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A four-sport athlete at Union High from 1994 through 1997, D.J. Humphries became a two-sport standout in football and basketball his junior and senior years.

In football, DJ was the RBI leader (sacks, tackles for loss, TDs, etc.) in both the 11th and 12th grades. As a senior he was named to the all-area defensive unit and was the Region III 3A Football Player of the Year.  He finished his senior year by being selected to play in the North/South All Star football game.

As a sophomore, DJ was MVP in basketball, named to two all-tournament teams and was an all-region selection.  During his junior year, DJ was once again MVP & repeated as an all-region selection in basketball.  He ended his prep career as team MVP, All-Area, SCBCA All-State, and Region III 3A Basketball Player of the Year. DJ was selected to play in the North/South All Star basketball game.  He received the prestigious Steve Sanders award for outstanding athletic & academic achievement. A two sport star at Presbyterian College, DJ earned all-region and all-conference honors in basketball his senior year.

DJ and his wife Aledra live in Charlotte and have 5 children: DJ junior, Dionna, Ava, Ashten and Diem.  He currently works as an analyst for CGI.

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The Miami Marlins held off Atlanta Wednesday night, 7-5, to win the series. The game was marred by a benches-clearing incident in the 7th inning. The Marlins moved to within 4 games of the NY Mets for the final wild card spot in the NL. The Braves are off today.

 

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the Kendall Austin Roofing & Construction Coach's Show with Coach Bradley Adams at 4:50pm. Tonight, we will have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 9/14/16

All three Union County middle schools have volleyball games scheduled today. Lockhart Middle will host Campobello/Gramling at 4:30. Sims hosts Dawkins at 4:30, and Jonesville travels to Pacolet at 4:30.

The Sims 7th-grade football team hosts Boiling Springs today at Sims. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

The UCHS Lady Jackets varsity tennis team hosts Clinton today at the UCHS tennis courts. The matches begin at 5 p.m.

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We continue our salutes to this year's inductees into the UCHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, we spotlight Ashley Jackson.

A three-sport standout at Union High School from 2000 through 2003, Ashley began running on the cross country team in the seventh grade and competed for six years.  She was named to the all-region cross country squad for three consecutive years and was named All-State as a freshman.

A four year starter in basketball, Ashley was named best offensive player for the Yellow Jackets during her junior year and was selected to play in the East/West All Star game at the end of her senior season.

Perhaps best remembered for her skills on the soccer field, Ashley was selected as the best offensive player for all four years at Union High School.  She was also named to the all-region team for four consecutive years and was the Herald Journal soccer player of the year in 2003.

Ashley finished her soccer career as the all-time leading scorer for Union High with an impressive 152 goals scored.  She also holds the record for most goals scored in a single game with an amazing 7 goals.

Ashley attended North Greenville College and was offensive player of the year in 2004.  She currently works with Union Disability & Special Needs.

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It might be by their fingertips, but the Marlins are still clinging to postseason hopes. Christian Yelich hit a 2-run double and Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, an RBI, and a run scored in Miami's 7-5 victory over Atlanta last night at Turner Field. Miami is 5 games behind in the race for the final wild card position.

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South Carolina's 2017 football schedule was released yesterday.

Sep. 2: NC State (Charlotte)
Sep. 9: @ Missouri
Sep. 16: Kentucky
Sep. 23: @ Louisiana Tech
Sep. 30: @ Texas A&M
Oct. 7: Arkansas
Oct. 14: @ Tennessee
Oct. 28: Vanderbilt
Nov. 4: @ Georgia
Nov. 11: Florida
Nov. 18: Wofford
Nov. 25: Clemson

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series at Turner Field with the Miami Marlins. The pregame show starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is at 7:10.

Sports For 9/13/16

The UCHS cross country teams travel to Clinton today for a meet. Their run gets underway at 5pm.

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The UCHS Lady Jackets JV and varsity volleyball teams have home region matches tonight against Eastside. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity will follow at 7.

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The Miracle League of Union County has a special evening planned tonight. At 5:45, a group of Boy Scouts will be raising an American flag donated by Woodmen of the World. Lilly Shetley, one of the Miracle League players, will sing the national anthem. Two games are scheduled at the Miracle League Field tonight. At 6, it's Harper General Contractors vs. Calvert's and Tucker's Enterprise. At 7, Buffalo Pawn takes on Kendall Austin Roofing and Construction.

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We will spotlighting some of the athletes selected for entry into the UCHS Athletic Hall of Fame this week. Today, we spotlight Doug Guinn.

A four sport letterman at Lockhart High School from 1982 thru 1985, Doug is best known for his abilities on the track and baseball field.

Doug was named all-conference in track as a freshman and was also honored the next three years as all-conference.  He was the 2nd runner-up upper-state pole vault in 1984 and upper-state champion in the pole vault his senior year. Doug finished second at the state meet.

An all-conference selection in baseball for three consecutive years, Doug was both a prolific hitter as well as pitcher.  Doug led the Red Devils in hitting his junior and senior years with .432 and .516 batting averages and was also team MVP for both years.  He was named as the best left-handed pitcher for the all area team in 1983, 84 and 85.  In 1985, Doug was honorable mention left handed pitcher All-State team.  His career pitching stats include a 28 and 8 won /loss record with a .858 ERA and 317 strikeouts.  He also had an impressive .413 batting average with 19 home runs and 81 stolen bases.

Doug is self-employed and he and his wife Tammy have been married for 23 years. They have two children, Eric and Phillip.

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After squandering a seven-run lead, the Braves still found a way to frustrate the Marlins. Nick Markakis homered in the second and added the go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning that lifted Atlanta to a 12-7 victory on Monday at Turner Field. Game two of the three-game series is tonight.

Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves look for a second win in a row against the Marlins. Braves pregame starts at 5:50, and the first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Sports For 9/12/16

Lockhart Middle School volleyball will host E.P. Todd today at 4:30. Jonesville Middle School's volleyball team will travel to Campobello. The match starts at 4:30. Sims volleyball travels to Gaffney and will also start at 4:30.

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The UCHS Lady Jackets tennis team will host Eastside tonight at 5pm.

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Clemson got an ugly win over Troy Saturday, by the final score of 30-24. The Tigers will face off with SC State Saturday. Clemson is 2-0 going into this game.

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The Gamecocks went to Mississippi State and came home with their first loss of the season. The final score was 27-14, making them 1-1 for the season so far. They will face off with East Carolina on Saturday.  

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Williams Perez struggled again as the Atlanta Braves dropped their final matchup against the New York Mets at Turner Field, 10-3. Atlanta’s homestand continues tonight when they open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins. Braves pregame begins at 5:55, and the first pitch will be at 7:10 here on WBCU. 

Sports For 9/9/16

The UCHS JV volleyball team defeated Mid-Carolina last night. We haven't heard how the varsity squad fared.

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The Sims 8th grade football team fell to Dawkins yesterday, 38-18. Jonesville also lost in their game against Cowpens.

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The UCHS JV football team lost to Spartanburg, 16-6.

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It's another football Friday night for Union County, as the Yellow Jackets head to Gibbs Stadium on campus at Wofford College. Parking will be limited due to construction on campus, so come early to get a spot. Union County is coming into this week's game against the Vikings with a 2-1 record. After an ugly loss against Gaffney in Week 1, the Jackets focused on special teams at practice and showed huge improvements against York last Friday night. QB Brandon Thompson is a force to be reckoned with, unafraid to take the ball and run with it. Thompson carried 15 times for 150 yards, and was 17-27 for 197 yards against the Cougars. He also ran the ball 65 yards to put the Jackets in field goal position. Gamecock commit Shi Smith is another player to watch out for tonight. He has a lingering ankle injury that happened in week zero, but he remains a threat any time he is on the field. New head coach Bradley Adams is a breath of fresh air for the Jackets. Not only is he coaching the guys on the field, but he and his staff are trying to coach these guys in life. He has told WBCU Sports several times that discipline is his main concern, and week by week, the personal fouls are fading away. Hopefully the Vikings and Jackets won't have a game like last season, which lasted until 2 in the morning due to weather delays. Spartanburg won that contest, 49-20.

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The Carolina Panthers were so close to beating the Broncos in a rematch of Super Bowl 50 but fell short by a score of 21-20. Graham Gano missed a field goal with four seconds left that would have given the Panthers the win. Carolina jumped out to a 17-7 lead before surrendering two touchdowns to Denver.

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This afternoon following the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5, we'll have UCHS Yellow Jackets pregame for you, starting around 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. After that, we'll have the Fat Sam's Tailgate Show live from Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg around 6. Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Football Preview Show will air at 6:30. Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner will be at 7. The Pregame Show live from Gibbs Stadium will be at 7:15, with the kickoff following at 7:30. After the game, we'll have the Upstate High School Scoreboard Show after the game until 11:30.

Sports For 9/8/16

The UCHS JV football plays the Spartanburg Vikings at Union County Stadium tonight at 6:30.

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The JV volleyball team defeated Lewisville last night, two sets to none. The varsity squad lost to the Lions, 2-1. Both teams face Mid-Carolina tonight on the road. The JV game is at 5:30, and the varsity match follows at 7.

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The Sims 7th-grade football team lost to Dawkins last night. The 8th-grade team hosts Dawkins today at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School's football team travels to Cowpens today at 5 p.m.

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The Washington Nationals outlasted a rain delay and extra innings last night to knock off the Braves, 5-4. The Braves are off today before taking on the NY Mets at Turner Field this weekend.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the Kendall Austin Roofing and Construction Coach's Show at 4:50 p.m. We'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 9/7/16

Tonight, the JV and varsity volleyball teams travel to Lewisville to take on the Lions. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity follows at 7. Best of luck to the Lady Jackets!

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The Sims 7th-grade football team travels to Dawkins today. Kick off is set for 5pm.

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Don't forget to register your picks in the Ben's Paint Fan Pick contest.

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The new college football polls are out.



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The Atlanta Braves fell to the Nationals again last night, 9-7. The Braves fall to 54-85 on the season.

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Tonight on WBCU, we will have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves try to salvage a win in the series against the Washington Nationals. The pregame show is at 5:50, with the first pitch at 7:05.

Sports For 9/6/16

For two innings Monday, Washington pitcher Max Sherzer looked alarmingly hittable. The Nationals' righty and National League Cy Young Award contender recorded only one swing-and-miss over the first seven batters he faced, and the Braves took an early lead. Then Scherzer settled down, rediscovered his command, and lifted the Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Braves, finishing with two runs allowed over seven innings.

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The Union County High School cross country team will host their first meet of the season today at 5 against Woodruff and Clinton.

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Union County High School's JV and varsity volleyball teams will meet up with Lewisville and Mid-Carolina this week. We will update you on the dates and times on tomorrow's sports report.

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The UCHS JV football team should get to play their home game this Thursday against Spartanburg. Last week's game was rained out. The varsity Yellow Jackets head up to Gibbs Stadium Friday night to take on the Vikings in their 4th game of the season. 

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Tonight on WBCU, we will have Atlanta Braves baseball for you against the Washington Nationals. The pregame show is at 5:50, with the first pitch at 7:05.

Sports For 9/5/16

Union County High School got all the scoring it would need in the first quarter Friday night, as the Yellow Jackets knocked off the York Cougars, 23-13. Despite having rained most of the day, the teams played the game on schedule. Union County jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and extended it to 20-0 with 5 minutes to go in the first half. York kicked a field goal before halftime to make the score 20-3 at the break. Late in the third quarter, York added another field goal to make it 20-6. With 9 minutes to go in the game, York finally found the end zone to close the gap to 20-13. Union County answered on their next possession, driving down and kicking a field goal to extend the lead to 23-13. York could not get any closer, and 23-13 was the final. Union County goes back on the road Friday night against the Spartanburg Vikings. Spartanburg lost 21-14 to Etowah, GA.

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The Clemson Tigers struggled on offense Saturday night, but the defense played extremely well in a 19-13 victory over Auburn. Clemson finished with 399 total yards of offense, while holding Auburn to 262. The game remained scoreless into the second quarter, and Auburn struck first with a field goal. Clemson answered with a Wayne Gallman one-yard touchdown run to make the score 7-3. They added a field goal with less than a minute left in the half to take a 10-3 lead into the break. Clemson added a third-quarter field goal to extend their lead to 13-3. Early in the 4th, Auburn answered with a field goal of their own, making the score 13-6. A Deshaun Watson 16-yard pass gave the Tigers a 19-6 lead, but the extra point hit the goalpost and bounced off. Auburn drove down for a touchdown with 3:35 remaining, making the score 19-13. Clemson could not run out the clock, turning the ball over on downs and giving Auburn one last try to win the game. Auburn drove to the Clemson 40 and tried a couple of desperation passes to the end zone that fell incomplete, giving #2 Clemson the victory. Next up for the Tigers is a home game Saturday against Troy. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m., and the Tiger Tailgate Show will begin at 10:30.

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The Atlanta Braves have now won six games in a row after a 3-game weekend sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta won 8-4, 6-4, and 2-0, tying their longest winning streak of the season and improving to 54-83 on the year, three games better than the Minnesota Twins, who now have the worst record in the major leagues. The Braves face a tougher challenge in the division-leading Washington Nationals. Atlanta is 2-11 against Washington so far this season. The Braves and Nationals face off today at 4:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta travels to Washington to take on the Nationals. The pregame show starts at 2:50, and the first pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.

Sports For 9/2/16

The UCHS JV football game against York was called off last night due to weather. 

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Chester came into town last night, and the Lady Jackets volleyball teams dominated. The varsity squad won 3-0 (25-14, 25-8, 25-14), and the JV team won 2-0 (25-6, 25-10).

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It's game night for the UCHS Yellow Jackets, as they hit the road to take on the 0-2 York Cougars. Union County looks for its second win of the season. There is rain in the forecast, so listen to WBCU and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on the schedule.

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Elliott Fry kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal with 35 seconds remaining to give the South Carolina Gamecocks a 13-10, come-from-behind victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores in Will Muschamp's first game as South Carolina's head coach.

The first half was ugly for both teams, but Vanderbilt ended up opening up a 10-0 lead, thanks in part to a muffed punt by Deebo Samuel and strong running by the Commodores’ duo of Ralph Webb and Kharl Blasingame. Despite South Carolina's offensive struggles, the defense looked solid in Muschamp’s debut, forcing eight punts on the evening. The offense didn’t come close to picking the defense up in the first half, however, as dropped passes, a poor showing by the offensive line, and an unwillingness to take risks were the contributing factors to the Gamecocks’ lack of output in the opening 30 minutes.

The Gamecocks did not put any points on the board until the 6-minute mark in the third quarter, when Elliott Fry kicked a field goal to make the score 10-3. The offense started to click in the 4th, and it led to them finally finding the end zone on a jet sweep by Deebo Samuel to knot the score at 10. Following a 44-yard field goal miss by the Commodores with 3:44 left, the Gamecocks marched into Vanderbilt territory to set up Fry’s game-winning field goal.

Perry Orth shook off a slow start and finished with a manageable 11-19 for 152 yards. Brandon McIlwain was 5-11 for 35 yards passing in his collegiate debut, adding 29 yards on seven carries. A.J. Turner and Bryan Edwards were terrific to open their college careers, with Turner registering 70 yards on 13 carries and Edwards hauling in eight passes for a game-high 101 yards.

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Jalen Hurd recovered QB Joshua Dobbs's overtime fumble in the end zone, and #9 Tennessee overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to escape with a 20-13 victory over Appalachian State Thursday night.

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The Atlanta Braves swept the San Diego Padres at Turner Field with a 9-6 victory Thursday afternoon. The Braves head back out on the road for a weekend series in Philadelphia. Tonight's first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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This afternoon following the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5, we'll have UCHS Yellow Jackets pregame for you, starting around 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. After that, we'll have the Fat Sam's Tailgate Show live from York around 6. Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Football Preview Show will air at 6:30. Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner will be at 7. The Pregame Show live from York High School will be at 7:15, with the kickoff following at 7:30. After the game, we'll have the Upstate High School Scoreboard Show after the game until 11:30.

Sports For 9/1/16

In middle school jamboree action last night, Jonesville defeated Pacolet in the first game. The Sims 7th-grade team lost their game to Clinton, 16-0, while the 8th-grade team beat Clinton, 24-6.

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The Lady Jackets tennis team brought home a win last night against Gaffney.

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The UCHS Lady Jackets volleyball team will host Chester today. The JV match is set for 5, and the varsity will follow at 7.

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The UCHS JV football team will host York at Union County Stadium Thursday at 6:30. Despite the weather forecast, the varsity squad will still hit the road for the first time this season at York Friday night at 7:30. Any decision about postponing the game won't be made until tomorrow by York High School. We'll let you know on WBCU if they change the time or not.

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The Atlanta Braves won their second game in a row last night against San Diego, defeating the Padres, 8-1. They go for a rare home sweep today. The first pitch is set for 12:10 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks open the Will Muschamp era tonight in Nashville as the Gamecocks take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. The game is important if South Carolina hopes to make it to a bowl game this year. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ESPN has the TV coverage, and Todd Ellis will have the call of the game on the Gamecocks Radio Network on WBCU.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you at 12:35, as Atlanta hosts San Diego. We'll join the game in progress. At 4:50, we'll have the Union County High School Coach's Show with Coach Bradley Adams, presented by Kendall Austin Roofing and Construction. At 6, we'll have Gamecocks football for you, as South Carolina opens their season on the road at Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

Sports For 8/31/16

The UCHS volleyball teams started their season last night as the Lewisville Lions came into The Hive. The JV squad defeated Lewisville, 25-7, 25-8. The varsity squad fell to the Lions, 3-1. The Jackets won the first set, 25-19, but Lewisville rallied to win three sets in a row, 25-19, 25-17, and 25-22. The Jackets will host Chester Thursday. The JV match is set for 5, and the varsity will follow at 7.

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The Sims Jamboree will be held at Union County Stadium today, featuring three games. First will be Jonesville vs. Pacolet at 4:30. The Sims 7th-grade team will face Clinton at 5, and the Sims 8th-grade team will close it out against Clinton at 5:30.

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The UCHS JV football team will host York at Union County Stadium Thursday at 6:30. The varsity squad hits the road for the first time this season at York Friday night at 7:30.

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The Atlanta Braves knocked off the San Diego Padres last night, 7-3. The Braves broke the game open in the bottom of the third with five runs, using 4 run-scoring singles and a sacrifice fly. A two-run, fifth-inning double by Dansby Swanson gave the Braves their final margin of victory. It was only the 20th win of the season at Turner Field for the Braves, who sport the league's worst home record and are tied with Minnesota for the worst overall record.

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Today on WBCU, Atlanta continues its series with San Diego at Turner Field. The pregame show starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10. 

Sports For 8/30/16

The UCHS volleyball teams will host Lewisville today. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match is at 7 at Union County High School.

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The Sims Jamboree will be held at Union County Stadium Wednesday, featuring three games. First will be Jonesville vs. Pacolet at 4:30. The Sims 7th-grade team will face Clinton at 5, and the Sims 8th-grade team will close it out against Clinton at 5:30.

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The UCHS JV football team will have their first home game of the season Thursday against York at 6:30 p.m. The varsity squad hits the road for the first time this season against York Friday night at 7:30.

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Don't forget to play along in the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show Fan Pick contest. This week, we will start including college picks. This week's survey will be posted later today, so click here to make your picks.

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College football is getting into full swing this week. The South Carolina Gamecocks and Vanderbilt Commodores will play in Nashville Thursday night at 8. ESPN will have the TV coverage, and we'll have the call of the game from Todd Ellis and crew on WBCU. The pregame show will start at 6. Some college games are scheduled for Friday, as well, and Saturday is a full day of college football. Clemson will travel to Auburn Saturday for a 9 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. WBCU will have the game for you starting with the Tiger Tailgate Show at 6.

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The Atlanta Braves head back to Turner Field for a 3-game series with the San Diego Padres. Airtime is 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m on WBCU.

Sports For 8/29/16

The Yellow Jackets had a rough night against the Gaffney Indians Friday night, falling by the final score of 53-7. The Jackets will work hard all week at practice and keep their heads up as they go on the road to York Friday night.

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The Sims Jamboree will be held at Union County Stadium Wednesday, featuring three games. First will be Jonesville vs. Pacolet at 4:30. The Sims 7th-grade team will face Clinton at 5, and the Sims 8th-grade team will close it out against Clinton at 5:30.

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The Braves lost big to the Giants Sunday, 13-4. The Braves will have a day off today to collect their thoughts before going to face the Padres on Tuesday. 

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

Sports For 8/26/16

The Atlanta Braves earned a split of their 4-game series with Arizona with a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks last night. Matt Wisler gave up just two hits in 8 innings of work. They travel to San Francisco to start a 3-game series with the Giants. We will join the game in progress tonight at 11:30. First pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m.

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The JV Jackets traveled to the old Gaffney Reservation last night. It was a tough loss for the young team, with the final score, 43-7

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The Hall of Fame Committee continues to take nominations for the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. If you know of someone from Jonesville, Lockhart, Sims, Union, or Union County High Schools that is worthy of the honor, give the person's name and mailing address to Mike McGee. You can call him at 429-1750 or e-mail mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us. The deadline for turning in nominations is today.

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Gaffney comes into town tonight. The Indians are 27-9-1 at Union all-time. Gaffney won last year's game, 35-28. Union won at Union in 2014, 29-28. Make sure you come out early, because this Highway 18 rivalry will fill the bleachers up quick. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, the Kendall Austin Roofing and Construction Coach's Show will re-air this morning at 9:10. This afternoon following the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5, we'll have UCHS Yellow Jackets pregame for you, starting around 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. After that, we'll have the Fat Sam's Tailgate Show live from Fat Sam's around 6. Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Football Preview Show will air at 6:30. Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner will be at 7. The Pregame Show live from Union County Stadium will be at 7:15, with the kickoff following at 7:30. After the game, we'll have the Upstate High School Scoreboard Show after the game until 11:30. After the scoreboard show, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress from San Francisco.

Sports For 8/25/16

The Sims Tigers traveled to Clinton last night for a scrimmage for their 7th and 8th grade teams. They will have one more jamboree at Sims on August 31st before the season gets underway.

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Tonight at 6, the UCHS JV Yellow Jackets take on the Gaffney Indians at the old Reservation at Gaffney Middle School.

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Tomorrow night, Union County hosts Gaffney at 7:30 p.m. at Union County Stadium. Come early so you can get a seat.

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Tomorrow is the final day to submit nominations for the UCHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Call Mike McGee at 429-1750 or email mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us with the nominee's name and mailing address.

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The Atlanta Braves lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 11 innings last night. Atlanta tied the game at 9 with four runs in the top of the 9th. It would remain tied until the bottom of the 11th when a sacrifice fly brought the winning run home for Arizona.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m. At 8:25, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their 4-game series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona. First pitch is set for 9:40 p.m.

Sports For 8/24/16

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The Miracle League will host a Buddy Interest meeting on August 30th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Miracle League Office at 115 Thomas Street. Anyone age 14 or older who wants to be a buddy this fall is asked to come for a brief sign up and orientation, even if you have been a buddy in the past. They need individuals and buddy groups to sign up.

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The Atlanta Braves rallied from down 4-2 to defeat Arizona last night, 7-4. Atlanta jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first before Arizona rallied to take the 4-2 lead. The Braves scored one in the fourth, three in the 8th, and one more in the 9th. Atlanta resumes play tonight at 9:40 p.m.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6-8 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you. Pregame starts at 8:25 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 9:40 p.m.

Sports For 8/23/16

Volleyball and cross country matches for tonight have been cancelled. Thursday's JV game vs. Gaffney will be at 6 p.m. at the old Reservation at Gaffney Middle School.

Sports For 8/19/16

The UCHS JV football team fell to Chapman last night in a scrimmage, 36-27.

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Friday night football is upon us, as Union County opens its season at home against the Chapman Panthers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Other games we'll be watching tonight include: Blue Ridge at BHP, Eastside at Woodmont, Westside at Grer, Travelers Rest at Riverside, Bob Jones, AL, at Dorman, Summerville at Spartanburg, TL Hanna at Gaffney, Chesnee at Broome, and Byrnes at Myrtle Beach.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals last night, 8-2. Washington batted around in the 8th inning against Atlanta's bullpen while only managing two hits, including an infield single. Arodys Vizcaino failed to record an out in the 8th, giving up one hit, two walks, and hitting a batter before being relieved by Mauricio Cabrera. Cabrera gave up a hit, a walk, and another batter reached on an error before the inning ended. Washington scored five runs in the inning, turning a tight 3-2 ballgame to an 8-2 runaway. Game two of the four-game series is tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show at 5:30 p.m. The Fat Sam's Tailgate Show, live from Fat Sam's, will begin at 5:50. The Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Preview Show airs at 6:30. The Gault's Small Engine Coach's Corner is set for 7 p.m. The pregame show live from Union County Stadium will begin at 7:15 p.m. ahead of the 7:30 kickoff. After the game, we'll have Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports For 8/18/16

The UCHS Yellow Jackets JV football team has a scrimmage tonight at Chapman. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. There will be a $5 charge to get in.

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Tomorrow night is the season opener for the UCHS varsity football team, as the Yellow Jackets host Chapman. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the pregame coverage will begin with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show at 5:30.

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Kyle Gibson pitched his first complete game, and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league debut to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 Wednesday night. Juan Centeno drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth, and Minnesota swept the two-game series of the major leagues' two worst teams. The Braves showed why they are five games worse than the Twins, dropping to 18-41 at home despite Swanson's strong debut in his hometown. Gibson (5-7) began the night with a 7.98 ERA in three starts this month, but he had little trouble dominating the majors' weakest offense. Eric O'Flaherty (1-4) gave up three runs over one inning of relief work for Atlanta to earn the loss.

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Today on WBCU, the Kendall Austin Roofing and Construction Coach's Show with Coach Bradley Adams will air this afternoon around 4:55 p.m. and will re-air Friday morning at 9:10. Matt Abee will be your host this year. Also tonight, we will have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves open a 4-game series with the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. The pregame will be at 5:55, and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports For 8/17/16

It's nearly time for the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show to get underway. We will air the panel's picks each Friday, but you have a chance to get in on all the action, too. Click here to make your picks!

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It's the last week to sign up for Recreation Department cheerleading and football. They will have a draft this Saturday. You can sign up Monday-Friday from 8-5 at the Timken Sports Complex or 12-5 at the Recreation Department.

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Despite his recent success on the mound, Ervin Santana of the Minnesota Twins entered Tuesday's series opener against the Braves still looking to win three straight starts for the first time this season. Against his former team, the right-hander finally accomplished that feat, tossing seven scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over the Braves at Turner Field. Atlanta right-hander Joel De La Cruz allowed only one run in his sixth career start, but he was once again denied his first Major League victory, as the Braves registered only four hits against Santana. Since rejoining Atlanta's rotation on July 31, De La Cruz has surrendered one run or less in three of his four starts.

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Today, the Braves and Twins will battle it out again on WBCU. Braves pregame will be at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. 

Sports For 8/16/16

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Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Ben Martin. The 33-year-old Moore finished at 22-under 262 at TPC Deere Run, playing the final 46 holes without a bogey, and making only one in 74 holes. He won for the first time since successfully defending his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia in 2014. Martin had three straight back-nine birdies in shooting a 68. Whee Kim of South Korea shot 67 to tie for third with Morgan Hoffmann (71) at 17-under. Moore birdied Nos. 2, 4, 9 and 10, and closed with eight pars. He had a five-stroke lead when Hoffmann bogeyed the 12th hole. Martin, playing with Moore in the final twosome, birdied Nos. 12-14, but couldn’t get closer than two strokes. Moore opened with three straight 65s in the event thrown off schedule by rain Thursday and Friday. Jordan Spieth chose not to defend his title, because he didn’t think it would be appropriate in light of his decision to skip the Rio Olympics.

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The University of South Carolina is inviting football fans to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Sunday, August 21st, for the annual Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day. Athletes and coaches from the Gamecocks' football team will greet fans and sign autographs during the free event. Officials said student-athletes will only sign the official South Carolina Athletics team posters that are provided for free at the event. Fans are asked not to bring or ask student-athletes to sign other items. Doors will open to the public at 2 p.m., with the team scheduled to arrive at 2:30 p.m. and sign until 4 p.m. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is located on Lincoln Street.

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Tonight, the Atlanta Braves are back in action with a brief 2-game interleague series with the Minnesota Twins. The pregame show starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is at 7:10.

Sports For 8/15/16

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp says punter Sean Kelly won't miss any game time after being arrested on charges including disorderly conduct and trespassing. State Judicial Department records show that Kelly was arrested Friday and released on a personal recognizance bond of $2,125. Kelly was charged with public disorderly conducting, causing malicious injury to a tree or house, and trespassing upon real property with an injury value of $2,000 or less. Muschamp said Sunday that Kelly would not miss any time for the arrest and any punishment would be handled within the team.

Kelly is a fifth-year senior from Oakland, Florida, who has punted for South Carolina since last fall, joining the Gamecocks as a walk-on. Kelly ranked fourth in the Southeastern Conference with a 44.3-yard average last fall.

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Clemson is looking to increase security and improve fan entry at Death Valley this season, instituting a clear-bag policy and a re-entry voucher system at games. The athletic department announced the measures Wednesday. Fans bringing in a bag larger than a 4.5-inch-by-6.5-inch purse will have to use a clear plastic bag. The policy has been adopted by many NFL and college teams.

Clemson fans who want to leave the stadium and return must pick up a voucher before exiting, then present that with a valid game ticket to return. Vouchers will be available through the first three quarters. Anyone leaving in the fourth quarter will not be permitted to return. Fans previously received a hand stamp that got them back in.

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Carolina Panthers Special Teams Coordinator Bruce DeHaven will move into an advisory role with the team while continuing his battle with prostate cancer. The team announced Sunday that Thomas McGaughey has been promoted to special teams coordinator and Chase Blackburn to special teams assistant.

DeHaven will return to Buffalo, New York, to receive cancer treatments with the hopes of returning to the team as an adviser in mid-September. The 67-year old DeHaven was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015. The disease later spread to his back. He previously took a leave of absence in May 2015 but returned for Carolina's NFC championship season.

McGaughey was hired as Carolina's special teams assistant in February. He has 10 years of NFL coaching experience. Blackburn joined the staff this year as an intern.

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Tyrell Jenkins got knocked around and the Atlanta Braves were unable to solve Tanner Roark in a 9-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Jenkins's day got off to a rough start in the first. Trea Turner opened the game with a leadoff double and scored on a bunt single by Ben Revere when Anthony Recker airmailed a throw to first into the outfield. Bryce Harper followed with a double to score Revere. Harper advanced to third on a groundout by Wilson Ramos and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Rendon to put Jenkins and the Braves in an early 3-0 hole.

Jenkins then settled down and retired nine of the next ten batters before running into trouble again in the fifth. A pair of walks to pitcher Tanner Roark and Harper sandwiched around a hit by Turner put the Nationals in business with one out in the inning. Wilson Ramos brought home Washington’s fourth run of the day with a sacrifice fly to the right field corner, but Rendon delivered the big blow with a three-run home run into the Braves bullpen to put the Nationals in front, 7-1.

Jenkins was tagged for six hits and seven earned runs in 4-2⁄3 innings of work. He walked three more batters to run his season total to 30 in just 46 innings. Roark picked up his 13th win of the season, allowing five hits and one run over seven innings of work.

The Braves' lone run came in the third on an RBI hit by Erick Aybar that scored Ender Inciarte. The Nationals added insurance runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Ramos and the eighth on a long home run by Chris Heisey.

Ender Inciarte and Freddie Freeman finished with two hits each for the Braves. Aybar's RBI single gives him a hit in 18 of his last 19 games. Rendon and Ramos combined to drive in six of the Nationals' nine runs on the afternoon. The Braves will enjoy an off day today before opening a six-game home stand on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals.

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Week zero for high school football is here, so get ready to cheer for the Union County High School Yellow Jackets in their season opener Friday at home. Of course, we will have all the action for you here on WBCU.

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Tonight, catch SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. 

Sports For 8/12/16

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The Hall of Fame Committee continues to take nominations for the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. If you know of someone from Jonesville, Lockhart, Sims, Union, or Union County High Schools that is worthy of the honor, give the person's name and mailing address to Mike McGee. You can call him at 429-1750 or e-mail mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us. The deadline to turn in nominations is August 26th. 

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Football season is here! The Union County High School Yellow Jackets will scrimmage Northwestern tonight at 7pm. We will have the pregame show starting at 6:40. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. No passes will be accepted--that means no senior passes or coach's passes. JV, Jonesville, and Sims players need to go to the gate in front of the stadium office. 

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Perfect games are an incredibly rare feat in baseball, but a team scoring in every inning is an even more infrequent occasion. Thursday afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers didn't come close to a perfect game; instead, they became the 19th team since 1900 to score in every inning that they came to bat in an 11-3 rout of the Braves at Miller Park. The Braves travel to Washington for a 3-game weekend series.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you. The pregame show starts at 5:50 p.m. We'll break in for UCHS Yellow Jackets football, as Union County hosts Northwestern in a game-type scrimmage. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. After football, we'll rejoin the Braves in progress against the Washington Nationals.

Sports For 8/11/16

Season tickets for the 2016 Union County High School Yellow Jackets football season are available to pick up at Arthur State Bank through today. See Bonnie Gibson at the bank.

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The Hall of Fame Committee continues to take nominations for the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. If you know of someone from Jonesville, Lockhart, Sims, Union, or Union County High Schools that is worthy of the honor, give the person's name and mailing address to Mike McGee. You can call him at 429-1750 or e-mail mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us. The deadline for turning in nominations is August 26th. 

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Don't forget tonight is the countywide pep rally. Come meet the Yellow Jackets football team and other fall sports teams tonight. It will start around 5 and end at 8. We will be giving out free t-shirts while supplies last. There will also be free hot dogs and entertainment tonight at the fairgrounds. 

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The Braves tried their best last night, but it wasn't good enough to take down the Brewers. The Brewers put 4 runs on the board in the 3rd inning to walk away with a 4-3 victory over the Braves. Freddie Freeman hit two solo home runs in the contest. Game four of the series will be today at 2:10 p.m.

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The Carolina Panthers open up preseason play tonight at Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and WLOS channel 13 will have the TV coverage.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta wraps up their series in Milwaukee. The pregame show starts at 12:55 p.m., and the first pitch is at 2:10. We'll have SC Sports Talk for you tonight from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports For 8/10/16

Season tickets for the 2016 Union County High School Yellow Jackets football season are available to pick up at Arthur State Bank through Thursday, August 11. See Bonnie Gibson at the bank.

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The Hall of Fame Committee continues to take nominations for the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. If you know of someone from Jonesville, Lockhart, Sims, Union, or Union County High Schools that is worthy of the honor, give the person's name and mailing address to Mike McGee. You can call him at 429-1750 or e-mail mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us. The deadline for turning in nominations is August 26th

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The Braves are on a roll. After the Brewers put one run on the board in the bottom of the 4th, it would remain 1-0 until Atlanta answered back in the top of the 7th, bringing two Braves home to make the score 2-1. The Braves held on for the win, their fourth in a row. Tune in for game 3 of the 4-game series tonight.

Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55, followed by Atlanta Braves baseball at Milwaukee. The pregame show is at 6:55, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10.

Sports For 8/9/16

The Union County High School football scrimmage at Westside scheduled for today has been cancelled. Union County is trying to schedule another scrimmage. If they are unable to schedule another opponent, they will hold an inter-squad scrimmage at 6 p.m. tonight at the high school.

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Season tickets for the 2016 Union County High School Yellow Jackets football season are available to pick up at Arthur State Bank through Thursday, August 11. See Bonnie Gibson at the bank.

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The Hall of Fame Committee continues to take nominations for the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. If you know of someone from Jonesville, Lockhart, Sims, Union, or Union County High Schools that is worthy of the honor, give the person's name and mailing address to Mike McGee. You can call him at 429-1750 or e-mail mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us. The deadline for turning in nominations is August 26th.

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After talking trash about Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova the night before, American Lilly King backed it up in the pool on Monday. She beat Efimova in the 100m breaststroke to take home the gold medal. Before their 200m butterfly semifinal, Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos had a bizarre moment. While le Clos danced and shadowboxed in front of Phelps, the American just gave him a straight death stare. Phelps went on to finish second in the semifinal, while le Clos finished third.

Ryan Murphy set an Olympic record in winning gold in the 100m backstroke. It was the sixth straight Olympic win by an American in the event.

In men's gymnastics: They last won a medal in 1996, and the U.S. men's gymnastics will have to wait at least four more years for another. They finished fifth in the team final on Monday.

David Boudia and Steele Johnson had a strong showing in the synchronized 10m platform diving final, taking home a silver medal. They finished well behind the first-place Chinese divers.

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Gordon Beckam's sacrifice fly in the 12th inning was the difference in a 4-3 win by the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. The Braves finally broke through in the 12th against Milwaukee reliever Carlos Torres. Matt Kemp led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on a ground-rule double off the bat of Nick Markakis that bounced into the seats in deep right center field. The Brewers then walked Adonis Garcia intentionally to set up a potential double play with Gordon Beckham coming to the plate. Beckham followed with a deep fly ball to center that Keon Broxton dropped to score Kemp and give Atlanta a 4-3 lead. The play was ruled a sacrifice fly, with Beckham taking first on the error. Former Brave Blaine Boyer relieved Torres and got A.J. Pierzynski to bounce into a 3-2-3 double play. Boyer then got pinch hitter Chase d’Arnaud to fly out in foul territory to end the threat and minimize the damage.

Jim Johnson worked around a single by Broxton in the 12th to earn his 9th save of the season. Jose Ramirez, Mauricio Cabrera and Brandon Cunniff combined for five scoreless innings in relief ahead of Johnson. Atlanta jumped out to an early lead when Markakis hit his seventh home run of the season in the second inning to put the Braves up 1-0. After the Brewers tied things up in the second, Atlanta regained the lead in the fourth on a bloop RBI single by Matt Kemp that scored Freddie Freeman to make the score 2-1. Pierzynski extended the lead to 3-1 in the fifth with his second home run of the season. Kemp and Pierzynski finished with two hits each for the Braves. Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games with a single in the fifth inning.

The Braves and Brewers will meet again tonight, with Tyrell Jenkins scheduled to make the start for Atlanta. The Brewers will counter with right-hander Wily Peralta.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55. Braves pregame will air at 6:50, followed by the first pitch at 8:10.

Sports For 8/8/16

Season tickets for the 2016 Union County High School Yellow Jackets football season are available to pick up at Arthur State Bank through Thursday, August 11. See Bonnie Gibson at the bank.

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The Hall of Fame Committee continues to take nominations for the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame. If you know of someone from Jonesville, Lockhart, Sims, Union, or Union County High Schools that is worthy of the honor, give the person's name and mailing address to Mike McGee. You can call him at 429-1750 or e-mail mmcgee_lhs@union.k12.sc.us. The deadline for turning in nominations is August 26th.

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The Atlanta Braves took two of three from the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend. The Braves scored 6 runs off Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals in the first two innings and held on for the 6-3 victory. The Braves broke out the bats Saturday in a 13-5 victory. The only loss in the series came Friday, 1-0. Next up for Atlanta is a four-game series at the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th player in Major League history to reach 3000 hits in a career. Suzuki, now playing with the Miami Marlins, accomplished the feat in a unique way. He became the second player to reach the milestone with a triple. Paul Moliter was the other player to do that.

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Sunday was supposed to bring the first taste of NFL football for the new season, as the annual Hall of Fame Game was set to take place between Green Bay and Indianapolis. However, reports were that the wrong paint was used on the field prior to the game, and the playing surface was deemed too dangerous to play on, as the paint had gummed up into a tar-like surface. The risk of injury was deemed too great, and the game was called off. Both teams remained at the stadium, and instead of a game, they had a fan festival atmosphere, instead. This week will bring the first preseason NFL games. Thursday, Washington is at Atlanta, and Carolina is at Baltimore.  Other games scheduled Thursday include: Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, New Orleans at New England, Jacksonville at NY Jets, and Denver at Chicago. On Friday: Miami at NY Giants, Detroit at Pittsburgh, Minnesota at Cincinnati, Cleveland at Green Bay, and Oakland at Arizona. Saturday's schedule features Seattle at Kansas City, Indianapolis at Buffalo, San Diego at Tennessee, and Dallas at the LA Rams. Sunday's game will be Houston at San Francisco.

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The US leads the medal count at the 2016 Olympics in Rio so far, with a total of 12 medals. Their three gold medals are tied with China and Australia for the most so far. China is second in the medal count with 8 medals, including the three gold, two silver, and three bronze. Italy is third in the medal count with seven total, including two gold, three silver, and two bronze. Japan is fourth in the standings with one gold and six bronze medals. Australia is next with three gold and three bronze medals. South Korea rounds out the top six with five medals--two gold, two silver, and one bronze.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta is in Milwaukee taking on the Brewers in the first of a four-game series. The pregame show starts at 6:05 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:20.

Sports For 8/5/16

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With less than two months remaining in this season, the Pirates can't afford to have any more road trips prove to be as frustrating as the one that concluded on Thursday night, when Ryan Vogelsong's impressive comeback was tarnished by an error that allowed the Braves to score two seventh-inning runs and claim a 5-2 victory. Jeff Francoeur's two-out RBI single off Felipe Rivero capped the decisive two-run seventh for the Braves, who have won six of their past nine games. Francoeur would not have been given this opportunity to deliver this game-winner had third baseman Jung Ho Kang not dropped a throw from Rivero after Adonis Garcia was seemingly hung out to dry between second and third base. Garcia scored on the play and made a winner of Tyrell Jenkins, who limited the Pirates to one run despite issuing four walks over six innings. The game's start was delayed by heavy rainfall by one hour and 16 minutes. The Braves walk away from the series having won two of three from the Pirates.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-7 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta will travel to St. Louis to begin a three-game series against the Cardinals today. The pregame show is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the first pitch is at 8:15.

Sports For 8/4/16

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The Braves showed up and showed out last night against the Pirates. What looked like an easy victory for Pittsburgh in the 1st inning after  putting 4 runs on the board turned into a battle. The Braves were scoreless in the 1st but put at least one run on the board every inning after that. The Pirates only scored those 4 early runs for the night. The final score was 8-4. The series is tied 1-1 as they head into game 3 tonight.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta wraps up their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Braves pregame is scheduled for 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch will follow at 7:10. 

Sports For 8/3/16

Yesterday the UCHS varsity football team traveled to Myrtle Beach for football camp. Keep the team and coaches in your thoughts for a safe and meaningful trip. 

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The Associated Press wanted to find a way to rank every college football program against each other. Luckily, it has a long-running metric that can help with those calculations right in its back pocket. The ranked list of 100 programs, released Tuesday by the AP, is the organization's first list pitting schools against each other using all-time success as a measuring stick.

"College football is rich with history, and the AP poll is a unique measure of how the sport has changed through time," Deputy Sports Editor Noreen Gillespie said prior to the list's release. "The all-time list lets fans interact with that history, and debate how the nation's top programs fared over time."

According to the AP, the rankings were based on total poll appearances, number of times ranked No. 1, and AP national championships. The AP poll started on Oct. 19, 1936, with 20 teams, before getting reduced to 10 teams from 1961-67, and then expanding back to 20 in 1968. The AP Top 25, as we know it today, started with the 1989 football season.

Ranked in the top 10 are:

1.Ohio State 

2. Oklahoma 

3. Notre Dame

4. Alabama 

5. Southern California

6. Nebraska 

7. Michigan 

8. Texas 

9. Florida State 

10. Florida 

Clemson came in at #22, and South Carolina was ranked 48th. 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates came into Turner Field last night to start a 3-game series with the Braves. Atlanta had a 2-1 lead going into the 6th, but Pittsburgh answered back in the top of the 6th, putting 4 runs on the board to make the score 5-2 in the Pirates' favor. Nick Markakis had a solo homer in the bottom of the 8th, but it was not enough, as the Pirates won, 5-3.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have game two of the series between Atlanta and Pittsburgh. The pregame show starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

Sports For 8/2/16

After a day off, the Atlanta Braves get back to business today. The Pittsburgh Pirates come to Turner Field tonight to take on the Braves. You can catch the 1st game of the series here on WBCU. Braves pregame is scheduled for 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch will follow at 7:10. 

Sports For 8/1/16

The race at Pocono was called off on Sunday and will be run today at 11am. We will have the results for you tomorrow here on WBCU.

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Jimmy Walker sunk a three-foot putt to edge Jason Day for the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. Day, who was playing directly in front of Walker, holed a clutch eagle to put the pressure on the eventual champion. Walker needed a par on 18, and he recovered from a poor second shot to claim the Wanamaker Trophy. Walker secured his first major championship victory. Daniel Summerhays finished at 10 under par, while Branden Grace, Hideki Matsuyama and Brooks Koepka ended at nine under.

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Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer off of a right-handed pitcher to give the Braves a 2-1 win and a series split against the Philadelphia Phillies. Largely as expected, unlike the craziness Saturday night, the contest was a low-scoring affair from the two worst-hitting teams in baseball. The game descended into a battle of the bullpens after a brief weather delay. The Braves had a scoring chance in the sixth but couldn't capitalize against David Hernandez, as Erick Aybar was thrown out trying to steal third base. The Braves finally broke through against Andrew Bailey in the seventh, as Nick Markakis hit a one-out, opposite-field, groundball single. Then, Bailey got to an 0-2 count for Jeff Francoeur before throwing a fastball above the letters that was away, but not enough. Francoeur's swing went with the pitch and drove it deep to right field, putting it over the fence for a two-run advantage. Bailey actually got into even more hot water, allowing a single to Ender Inciarte and then walking the bases loaded, but he got a grounder from Jace Peterson to wriggle free with only the two runs allowed. The Phillies struck back immediately against Chris Withrow, deployed as a setup man, with a solo homer to lead off the eighth by pinch hitter Jimmy Paredes. Fortunately for the Braves, Withrow got the next three hitters in order to preserve the lead. In the ninth, the Braves looked like they may have to sweat another late-inning affair, as Jim Johnson issued a leadoff walk to Tommy Joseph, but Johnson got Aaron Altherr to hit into a double play and then struck out Carlos Ruiz to end the game. The Braves have today off before starting a series with the Pirates in Atlanta.

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Tonight on WBCU, we will have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

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