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Keenan K.O.’s Mid-Carolina, 32-8

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PROSPERITY — In a battle between two one-loss teams, W.J. Keenan High School made a statement, defeating Mid-Carolina High School, 32-8.The Keenan Raiders advance to 5-1 and 3-0 in the region, while the Mid-Carolina Rebels fall to 3-2 and 1-1 in the region.“I really thought they physically beat us to death,” said Louie Alexander, head football coach for Mid-Carolina.Throughout the night, the Rebels’ quarterback, Corey Stone, faced pressure from the Raiders’ pass rush.“They got a lot of pressure on (Stone), and we couldn’t get the quick pass game going,” Alexander said. “When you can’t get the quick pass going, it isn’t good.


Students get Cocky about reading

NEWBERRY — Promising literacy to a large, anthropomorphic rooster may seem like an odd thing to do, but when Cocky’s Reading Express visits schools that is exactly what students do.Cocky’s Reading Express is a volunteer program under University of South Carolina’s College of Mass Communications and Information Studies featuring the Gamecocks mascot Cocky and Friday it visited Boundary Street Elementary School.“Because Cocky said ‘read,...

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Enhancements to College Street bring positive changes to Newberry

NEWBERRY — As the city of Newberry has seen significant increases in vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic, enhancements made to College Street have created an environment to generate awareness among motorists that the street is shared with pedestrians.The changes have given the entrance into downtown and the city a renewed appearance.The project aimed to enhance the entrance into the city of Newberry coming from the Greenville-Spartanburg area. It started in A...

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Under those ‘Friday night lights’

Anyone that knows me pretty well will know that I’m not a huge football fan. Now that being said, what I mean is that I don’t truly understand the game of football. I’ve gone to USC games almost every weekend during football season since I was a little girl and it’s one of my favorite traditions of fall, even if I don’t understand each and every play and call made on that field.This past Friday night I was able to experience something under those Frida...

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Will American ground troops be sent to fight ISIS?

With the United States dropping bombs on yet another Muslim country, we might benefit from a close look at President Obama’s anti–Islamic State strategy.Obama and his spokespeople are always quick to make two points: first, that no American ground forces will be sent into combat against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and second, that the United States will merely be part, albeit a leading part, of a broad coalition of Arab and NATO countries.The ...

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Wolves’ comeback negated by turnovers in 38-29 loss at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. — The Newberry Wolves mounted a comeback to eliminate a halftime deficit, but 17 straight points from the Mars Hill Lions handed the Wolves their second straight defeat by a 38-29 score.Newberry is now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in South Atlantic Conference play, while Mars Hill is 1-2 and 1-0 in the league.Mars Hill’s Dimitri Holmes individually staked the hosts out to a 21-7 halftime lead with two touchdown receptions and a 95-yard kickoff return f...

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Newberry Academy dominates Greenwood Christian

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Academy middle school football team overcame a sloppy first half and dominated visiting Greenwood Christian, 36-14.The Eagles received the opening kickoff and after a short return, had the ball at the Hawks’ 40-yard line. Four plays later, the Eagle’s Daniel Bannister raced in from 13 yards out for a touchdown. The conversion failed, leaving the score 6-0 with 6:20 left in the first quarter.On the ensuing possession, Greenwood ma...

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Whitmire Tennis Update

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School’s girl’s tennis team defeated Batesburg-Leesville High School this weekend 7-0.“The girls played a really good match and are continuing to play well. We are about midway through the season and and very happy with where we stand,” Coach Chaz Adams said. “We have some big matches coming up and I am excited to see how we play with the momentum we have gained.”In singles matches, Bethany Cromer, R...

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NHS sets a record Friday against Eau Claire

NEWBERRY — Newberry High School broke a record Friday night by completing a shut-out against Eau Claire of 56-0.The Bulldogs had gone 887 football games since 1921 without a shut-out or a victory by 56 points but did both Friday at its homecoming game, improving to 4-1 on the season.The 1928 Bulldogs defeated Ware Shoals 54-0 that year.Their regional opening round victory over the Shamrocks marks the 13th time since 2000 that the Bulldogs have started of...

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Lady Rebels on fire, defeat Pelion

PROSPERITY — On Sept. 25, the Mid-Carolina Varsity Volleyball team hosted region opponent Pelion.The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers 3-0. Match scores were 25-11, 25-11, and 25-6.Leading servers for the Lady Rebels were Alexis Sims (10/12) with two aces, Hannah Brooks (16/18) with eight aces, Taylor Livingston (11/12) with two aces, Tori Caldwell (11/11) with two aces, and Kaitlyn Alewine (4/4).Leading hitters for the Lady Rebels were Charlsy Tray...

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Wolverines taken down by the Trojans

MONETTA — Whitmire Community School’s Wolverines lost to Ridge Spring-Monetta High School’s Trojans this past Friday 21-28, in their second season away game.“The Trojans exposed where we (Wolverines) were the weakest,” Coach Charlie Jenkins said.Jenkins said the game was back and forth all night. At one point during the second half, the Wolverines had the lead 15-12 but the Trojans pulled out the win during the end of the game....

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German heritage comes to downtown Newberry

NEWBERRY — Grab your Lederhosen and head to downtown Newberry October 4 as the city fills with the sights and sounds of Germany.Mary Alex Kopp, tourism and events coordinator for the city of Newberry said they have made a lot of changes to further improve the overall experience of this year’s event.One major change in this year’s event Kopp said is the format of the types of vendors. In the past, vendors tended to more so lean towards what Kopp said res...

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TRICARE vaccine program update: Infancy to adulthood

Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time of year to review required vaccines and check immunization schedules to be sure we are all adequately protected. For most, immunization starts early. Infants receive a series of six primary immunizations from birth to six months:• DTaP, the vaccine for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis• Hib, the vaccine for Haemophilus influenza type b...

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NHS celebrates Homecoming spirit week

NEWBERRY — Newberry High School celebrated its homecoming last week with a week full of activities for students and faculty. Each day provided a new opportunity to dress-up on the special themed days. At the end of the week, there was a senior parade and pep rally, followed by a game against Eau Claire High School.

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Emphasizing importance of academics

Cross Country Coach Robert Flint emphasizes the importance of academics to the MCHS Cross Country team by having them study each day prior to practice.

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Newberry County invaded by scarecrows

NEWBERRY — For the second year the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Newberry Jaycees will hold the Newberry County Scarecrow Convention.“The idea of scarecrows is to get people to drive around and see the scarecrows and go somewhere they have not been,” Michelle Long, NCCC employee, said on why they decided to begin this event.The convention is open to any business, non-profit organization, schools, churches and residences. La...

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MCHS introduces Stadium Roar alert service

PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School has a new system, Stadium Roar, that allows people to receive email alerts from MC’s football website. Individuals can sign up by visiting Just follow the instructions.People can easily subscribe to email alerts in the public view of the website. When people visit the public view of the site, they will see a section on the Home screen under the Announcements box where they can submit their email ...

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FCA members volunteer their time

Several Mid-Carolina High School FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) members volunteered at a Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition on Sept. 13. This event took place on the Newberry College Football Field and was sponsored by the Newberry County Recreation Department.

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