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Rebels pound Bulldogs

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PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School Rebels clinched a AA Region 2 Baseball Championship Wednesday night at Lindy Richardson Field, shutting out their in-county rivals, the Newberry Bulldogs 10-0.Rebels lefty, Danton Hyman, overcame one walk and scattered four hits as he pitched a complete game, striking out eight.NHS put pressure on MCHS early as leadoff batter and speedster, Ty Nance, singled. But Duncan Crotwell cut down Nance with an accurate, quick throw to Chase Shealy as Nance tried to steal second.Hyman got a groundout to first to end the frame.NHS Senior Jack Huggins found himself in an early bases-loaded jam in the first.first pitch by Hyman smacked the first Huggins pitch of the night, up the middle for a single.


Wolves improve and finish in third at Food Lion SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Newberry Wolves shot the second-best round of the day and improved two spots in the team standings to finish in third place Tuesday at the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship on the Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course.Newberry’s three-day total of 931 (313-302-316, +67) put the Wolves just six strokes behind champions Carson-Newman (+61), who won the team title by one stroke over Wingate (+62).The Wolves’...

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Wolves topple Cobras in doubleheader sweep

NEWBERRY — The Newberry softball team cruised to a sweep over the visiting Coker Cobras in a SAC doubleheader at the Smith Road Complex on Wednesday afternoon.Newberry and Coker combined for only three hits in a 1-0 Newberry victory in game one, while junior pitcher Madison Burnett struck out five in the circle. Sophomore Darrian Jamison drove in four as the Wolves earned a 9-1 win in five innings against the Cobras in game two.The Wolves move to 21-25 overall and ...

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Wolves book passage into SAC semifinals with 5-2 win over Anderson

ROCK HILL — The Newberry women’s tennis team booked a spot in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Championship semifinals with a 5-2 victory in the quarterfinals over the No. 5-seed Anderson at the Rock Hill Tennis Center.The Wolves (16-7) opened the match by earning all three of the doubles points against the Trojans (8-9). Newberry’s first point came at No. 2 as senior Marina Ziehe and sophomore Vanessa Ortiz knocked off Rebecca Bru...

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Wolves see season end at hands of No. 33 Coker

ROCK HILL — The No. 33 Coker Cobras proved too strong for the Newberry men’s tennis team as the third seeded Cobras toppled the Wolves 5-0 in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference quarterfinals at the Rock Hill Tennis Center.The Wolves (9-12) fell behind the Cobras in doubles play, with the closest match coming at No. 1 doubles as seniors Vinicius Botelho and David Sons fell 8-5 to Andre Staab and James Corfield.Singles play saw Sons and junior Carlos ...

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Wolves tie for third after final round of Food Lion SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — On a brutally chilly day, the Newberry Wolves shot one of the day’s best rounds to finish the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship in a tie for third place at the Sevierville Golf Club’s Highlands Course.Newberry finished the three-round tournament with a final score of 1,015 (340-331-344, +151), tying the Wolves with Carson-Newman for third in the team race. Coker was two strokes ahead of that duo at +149 and Wingate won the ...

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Government as innovator? You bet!

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.People who believe in public belt-tightening applaud drops like that. I understand why: there are many reasons to reduce government spending. But in this case they’re wrong. We need to boost the government’s investment in R&D, not slash it.

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Interfaith Community Services thankful for support of area ministries

NEWBERRY — Interfaith Community Services of Newberry is an organization of clergy and lay people with a purpose of serving the needs of the people in the community.Some ways ICS helps meet those needs are through a jail ministry, transient ministry, hospital chaplaincy, radio devotions, sermons in The Newberry Observer, nursing home services and an emergency relief fund.ICS meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday, usually at a church in the county.With co...

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