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Sports for 10/12/18

Union County returns to action tonight at home against Mid-Carolina for Senior Night and their annual Pink Out game for breast cancer awareness. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the pregame programming starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show. Other games on the schedule tonight: Emerald at Woodruff, Clinton at Newberry, Chapin at River Bluff; Byrnes at Dorman; Calhoun Falls Charter at Whitmire; Walhalla at Daniel; Spartanburg at Mauldin; Camden at Chester; Southside Christian at Blacksburg; and Gaffney at Riverside.

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NFL action from last night saw the Philadelphia Eagles knock off the NY Giants, 34-13. The Eagles improve to 3-3, while the Giants are now 1-5.

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MLB playoff action today has game 1 of the NL Championship Series, as the LA Dodgers travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers. First pitch tonight is set for 8:09 p.m. The ALCS opens tomorrow as the Houston Astros travel to Boston to take on the Red Sox at 8:09 p.m.

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This weekend's in-state college football schedule has Hampton at Presbyterian at noon Saturday; Wofford at Furman at 1 p.m.; Bethune-Cookman at SC State at 2 p.m.; East Tennessee State at The Citadel at 2 p.m.; #22 Texas A&M at South Carolina at 3:30 p.m.; Virginia-Lynch at Charleston Southern at 6 p.m.; and UL-Monroe at Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m. In top 25 action, #2 Georgia is at #13 LSU; #7 Washington is at #17 Oregon; and #15 Wisconsin is at #12 Michigan.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have UCHS football, as Union County hosts Mid-Carolina for Senior Night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Pregame programming starts with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show at 5:30 p.m.

Sports for 10/11/18

Union County sports for today have been postponed due to the weather. Tomorrow, Union County will host Mid-Carolina at Union County Stadium at 7:30 p.m. It will be Senior Night and the annual Pink Out game for breast cancer awareness.

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Tonight in NFL action, the Philadelphia Eagles will be at the NY Giants at 8:20 p.m.

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College football tonight has Texas Tech at TCU at 7:30 p.m., and Georgia Southern at Texas State at 7:30 p.m.

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

Sports for 10/10/18

In Union County sports today, Union County varsity girls tennis hosts Emerald today at 5 p.m. The UCHS JV and varsity volleyball teams will also host Emerald. The JV match starts at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity will follow at 7. Sims volleyball is at Dawkins at 4:30 p.m, and Sims 7th-grade football will host D.R. Hill at 5 p.m.

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The Jonesville Wildcats dominated the Landrum Cardinals 28-0 Tuesday, at Landrum, in a game that was moved up due to bad weather forecasts.  The Wildcat defense played excellent football throughout the contest, holding Landrum to their first scoreless outing of the season.  This was the Jonesville defense's second shutout of the season.

 

After an opening defensive stop by the Wildcats, Ben Black and the Jonesville offense marched down the field.  Black found Will Turner for a 40 yard TD pass and catch.  Black completed to Nick Queen for the 2 pt. conversion to make it 8-0 Jonesville.  Excellent defensive play by Turner, Nick Queen, Khristian Means, and Mason Henderson, allowed another defensive stop for the Wildcats.  Back on offense, Alijah Wood would cap off a 60 yard drive with a 35 yard TD reception from Black.  Black found Wood again for the 2 pt conversion, making it 16-0, Jonesville at the half.  

 

Jonesville received the ball heading into the second half and continued to move the football.  The second half, Cameron Owens and his Oline took to the ground.  Jameson Holt, Grayson Gossett, John Bogan, Jacob Gates, and Mason Henderson paved the way for Owens on a 75 yard TD drive.  Owens would take it in from 15 yards out for another Jonesville TD. The 2 pt conversion failed as Jonesville led 22-0. 

 

The defense continued to dominate.  Will Turner had another one of his numerous interceptions on the season.  Mason Henderson, Queen, Means, Black and Wood also finished with multiple sacks and tackles for a loss.  After another stop, Owens and his Oline continued to dominate.  Owens added to the Wildcat score with a 65 yard TD run.  The 2 pt. conversion failed as the Wildcats made it 28-0.  

 

Nick Queen, Khristian Means, along with Wood and Turner led receiving for Jonesville.  Jason Lemons and Will Farr also added grabs for the Wildcats.  Ben Black once again led in passing, adding 2 more TDs to his total on the season.  Javion Brannon, Jaylen Glenn, Jamayne Henderson, Black, and Tavares Davis also had a great game on defense for Jonesville.

 

Jonesville is now 4-2 on the season and currently holding second place in the division.  Jonesville plays Broome Thursday, Oct 18, 5:00, at Pacolet Middle.  

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Last night in Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox advanced to the American League Championship Series, as they defeated the NY Yankees, 4-3. The Red Sox won the series, 3-1. Rick Porcello pitched 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run. C.C. Sabathia pitched 3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. The Red Sox advance to take on the Houston Astros in the ALCS starting Saturday. In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers will face the Los Angeles Dodgers starting Friday.

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This weekend's in-state college football schedule has Hampton at Presbyterian at noon Saturday; Wofford at Furman at 1 p.m.; Bethune-Cookman at SC State at 2 p.m.; East Tennessee State at The Citadel at 2 p.m.; #22 Texas A&M at South Carolina at 3:30 p.m.; Virginia-Lynch at Charleston Southern at 6 p.m.; and UL-Monroe at Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m.

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SC head football coach Will Muschamp announced Tuesday that junior quarterback Jake Bentley will start Saturday for the Gamecocks if he is healthy. Bentley, who is battling a knee injury, will get the nod over fifth-year senior Michael Scarnecchia, who stepped in for Bentley in the Gamecocks' 37-35 victory over Missouri Saturday.

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

Sports for 10/9/18

In Union County sports today, the varsity girls and boys cross country teams have a pre-region meet at Clinton today at 5 p.m.

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The Miracle League of Union County has games today at the Miracle League Field at the Timken Sports Complex. At 6 p.m., Harper General Contractors faces Calvert and Tuckers, and at 7, the Bobcats take on Buffalo Pawn.

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MLB action from yesterday saw the end of the road for the Atlanta Braves. The LA Dodgers defeated Atlanta, 6-2. The Dodgers won the series, 3-1. The Braves took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 4th on a 2-run single by Kurt Suzuki, but the Dodgers retook the lead in the top of the 6th and never looked back. The Dodgers advance to take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the best-of-7 National League Championship Series. Houston knocked off Cleveland yesterday, 11-3, to sweep their AL division series. The Astros will await either the Red Sox or Yankees in the ALCS. Yesterday, Boston crushed the NY Yankees yesterday, 16-1, to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 from Yankee Stadium will be tonight, as the Yankees look to stay alive in the series. First pitch is set for 8:07 p.m.

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Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints set the all-time career passing yards record last night in Monday Night Football, as the Saints knocked off the Redskins, 43-19. Brees passed Peyton Manning for the record.

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

Sports for 10/8/18

Union County sports today has the UCHS varsity girls tennis team hosts Newberry at 5 p.m. JV and varsity volleyball will host Newberry, as well. The JV match starts at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity match will follow at 7 p.m. Jonesville Middle School volleyball will be at Blacksburg at 4:30 p.m. Sims volleyball is at Fairforest at 4:30 p.m.

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NFL scores from yesterday: Buffalo 13, Tennessee 12; Cincinnati 27, Miami 17; Cleveland 12, Baltimore 9 (OT); Detroit 31, Green Bay 23; Kansas City 30, Jacksonville 14; NY Jets 34, Denver 16; Pittsburgh 41, Atlanta 17; Carolina 33, NY Giants 31; LA Chargers 26, Oakland 10; Minnesota 23, Philadelphia 21; Arizona 28, San Francisco 18; LA Rams 33, Seattle 31; and in the nightcap, Houston 19, Dallas 16 (OT). Tonight, Washington travels to New Orleans to take on the Saints.

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In the MLB playoffs yesterday, Milwaukee shut out Colorado 6-0 to sweep the Rockies and advance to the NL Championship Series. The Atlanta Braves fended off elimination with a 6-5 victory over the Dodgers. LA leads the series 2-1. Today, Houston is at Cleveland at 1:30 p.m. Houston leads the series, 2-0. Atlanta hosts the Dodgers today at 4:30 p.m. In the nightcap, Boston is in New York to face the Yankees at 7:40 p.m. That series is tied 1-1.

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College football scores from the weekend: South Carolina beat Missouri, 37-35. SC State downed Morgan State, 21-18. Kennesaw State shut out Presbyterian, 56-0. Wofford beat Chattanooga, 21-10. Clemson knocked off Wake Forest, 63-3, and Charleston Southern defeated Savannah State, 23-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves try to force game 5 in their divisional series with the Dodgers. First pitch from SunTrust Park is set for 4:30 p.m. Braves pregame is set for 3:15 p.m. After the game, time permitting, we'll have SC Sports Talk until 8 p.m.

Sports for 10/5/18

In Union County sports last night, Union County JV football defeated Woodruff, 52-20. Jonesville Middle School knocked off EP Todd, 24-22.

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High school football action scheduled for tonight has Boiling Springs at Spartanburg, Dorman at Gaffney, Dixie at Whitmire, Mid-Carolina at Clinton, Newberry at Emerald, South Pointe at Lancaster, Broome at Chesnee, Wren at Daniel, Woodmont at Laurens, and Union County at Woodruff. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. We'll have the pregame action starting with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show at 5:30 p.m.

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The college football schedule for our in-state schools this weekend includes Clemson at Wake Forest and Missouri at South Carolina. Other games are: South Carolina State at Morgan State; Presbyterian at Kennesaw State; Wofford at Chattanooga; and Charleston Southern at Savannah State. In Division 2 action, North Greenville is at #5 West Georgia; Limestone at Carson-Newman; and Lenoir-Rhyne at Newberry.

 

In MLB playoff action last night, the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies in 10 innings, 3-2, to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the LA Dodgers last night, 6-0. The Dodgers lead the series, 1-0. Today, Cleveland is at Houston at 2:05 p.m. Colorado is at Milwaukee at 4:15 p.m. The NY Yankees are at Boston at 7:32 p.m., and the Braves are at the Dodgers at 9:37 p.m.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have UCHS football, as Union County travels to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Pregame programming starts with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show at 5:30 p.m. After the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Preview Show at 11:30 p.m., we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves try to even the series with the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 9:37 p.m.

Sports for 10/4/18

In Union County sports today, Sims 8th-grade football is at McCracken at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School volleyball hosts Pacolet at 4:30 p.m. UCHS varsity girls tennis is at Mid-Carolina at 5 p.m. The high school JV and varsity volleyball teams will also travel to Mid-Carolina. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity follows at 7. Union County JV football will host Woodruff today at 6 p.m. Jonesville Middle School football will host EP Todd at E.H. Roberts Field on campus at the old Jonesville High School. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.

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High school football action scheduled for Friday night has Boiling Springs at Spartanburg, Dorman at Gaffney, Dixie at Whitmire, Mid-Carolina at Clinton, Newberry at Emerald, South Pointe at Lancaster, Broome at Chesnee, Wren at Daniel, Woodmont at Laurens, and Union County at Woodruff.

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Last night in the AL Wild Card game, the NY Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics, 7-2. Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer to open the scoring early, and the Yankees exploded for four more runs in the bottom of the 6th to put the game away. Oakland answered with a couple of runs in the top of the 8th, but it was too little, too late. The Yankees advance to take on the Boston Red Sox in the AL Division series. Game one is set for Friday at 7:32 p.m.

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Tonight's MLB action involves both NL Division series. The Colorado Rockies open their series at Milwaukee today at 5:07 p.m. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers tonight at 8:37 p.m. Atlanta sends Mike Foltynewicz to the mound. Folty comes into the series with a 13-10 record and a 2.85 ERA. He had 202 strikeouts in 183 innings pitched. The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-jin Ryu, who comes in with a 7-3 record and a 1.97 ERA. He has 89 strikeouts in 82 innings pitched.

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The college football schedule for our in-state schools for this weekend includes Clemson at Wake Forest and Missouri at South Carolina. Other games are: South Carolina State at Morgan State; Presbyterian at Kennesaw State; Wofford at Chattanooga; and Charleston Southern at Savannah State. In Division 2 action, North Greenville is at #5 West Georgia; Limestone at Carson-Newman; and Lenoir-Rhyne at Newberry.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-7:20 p.m. At 7:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to LA to take on the Dodgers in game one of the NL Division Series. First pitch is set for 8:37 p.m.

Sports for 10/3/18

Today in Union County sports, Sims volleyball hosts DR Hill at 4:30 p.m. Sims 7th-grade football hosts McCracken at 5 p.m.

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High school football action scheduled for Friday night has Boiling Springs at Spartanburg, Dorman at Gaffney, Dixie at Whitmire, Mid-Carolina at Clinton, Newberry at Emerald, South Pointe at Lancaster, Broome at Chesnee, Wren at Daniel, Woodmont at Laurens, and Union County at Woodruff.

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In college football action this weekend, South Carolina will host Missouri, and Clemson will be at Wake Forest.

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In the NL Wild Card game last night, the Colorado Rockies knocked the Chicago Cubs out of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory in 13 innings. The Rockies will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Division Series, while the Atlanta Braves will take on the LA Dodgers. Tonight, the AL Wild Card game features Oakland at New York for an 8:08 p.m. first pitch. The A's-Yankees winner will take on Boston in the AL Division series, while Houston will face Cleveland.

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

Sports for 10/2/18

In Union County sports today, the UCHS varsity girls tennis team hosts Woodruff at 5 p.m. UCHS JV and varsity volleyball also will face Woodruff at home. The JV match starts at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity match follows at 7.

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This Friday night, Union County travels to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines in a game that will go a long way toward deciding the eventual region champion. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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In one of two NL division tiebreakers played yesterday, the Milwaukee Brewers claimed the NL Central title with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. In the NL West tiebreaker, the LA Dodgers claimed their sixth consecutive division crown with a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

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Today, MLB playoff action begins with the NL wild card game. The Colorado Rockies travel to Chicago to take on the Cubs at 8:05 p.m. at Wrigley Field. The winner will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Divisional Series, while the loser sees the season end.

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos last night, 27-23.

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

Sports for 10/1/18

High school football action from Friday night saw Union County blast Clinton in their homecoming game, 62-7. The Jackets will travel to Woodruff Friday night in a game that could go a long way toward deciding the region championship this year. In other action, Boiling Springs defeated Mauldin, 16-6. Eastside knocked off Travelers Rest in overtime, 56-55. TL Hanna beat Greenwood, 29-3. Emerald beat Mid-Carolina, 56-24. Whitmire got a big win over Ware Shoals, 35-6. Woodruff beat Newberry, 35-21. Gaffney knocked off Hillcrest, 27-7. Greer defeated Greenville, 28-20. Dorman edged Spartanburg, 34-33. Easley beat Wade Hampton, 34-13. Westside blasted Laurens, 66-21. Woodmont defeated JL Mann, 35-6. Byrnes knocked off Riverside, 45-20. Nation Ford edged Clover, 23-20, and Rock Hill shut out Fort Mill, 71-0. 

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The Atlanta Braves lost their final game of the regular season Sunday, falling 3-1 to Philadelphia. Ronald Acuna, Jr. had a double and an RBI in the contest. The Braves finished the season with a 90-72 record, 10 games ahead of the Phillies in the NL East. They will open the playoffs later this week, but they won't know their opponent until tonight. There are two division tiebreakers scheduled today: Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs for the NL Central title, and Colorado at LA Dodgers for the NL West crown. The Braves will take on the winner of the Rockies-Dodgers game.

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In college football over the weekend, #3 Clemson held off Syracuse, 27-23. Furman defeated Western Carolina, 44-38. Charleston Southern beat Hampton, 48-14. Coastal Carolina fell to Troy, 45-21. Towson defeated The Citadel, 44-27. Wofford beat Gardner Webb, 45-14. South Carolina fell to Kentucky, 24-10.

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In NFL action, the LA Rams defeated Minnesota on Thursday night, 38-31. On Sunday, Cincinnati edged Atlanta, 37-36. Chicago blasted Tampa Bay, 48-10. Dallas got by Detroit, 26-24. Green Bay shut out Buffalo, 22-0. Tennessee knocked off Philadelphia in overtime, 26-23. Houston defeated Indianapolis in overtime, 37-34. New England defeated Miami, 38-7. Jacksonville knocked off the NY Jets, 31-12. In another overtime contest, Oakland defeated Cleveland, 45-42. Seattle beat Arizona, 20-17. New Orleans knocked off the NY Giants, 33-18. The LA Chargers edged San Francisco, 29-27, and Baltimore beat Pittsburgh, 26-14. Tonight, Kansas City travels to Denver to take on the Broncos.

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

Sports for 9/28/18

Jonesville Middle School football moved to 2-2 on the season as they beat Blacksburg last night, 38-14.  Will Turner had an amazing game for Jonesville on both sides of the ball, making key plays to pave the way for Jonesville.  Ben Black and Jamyane Henderson also starred on both sides of the ball for the Wildcats.

Cameron Owens, Ben Black, and Jamyane Henderson led the running game for Jonesville, each running for about 50 yards.  Jamyane Hendrson finished with 2 rushing TDs and 2 two-point conversions.  Ben Black had a rushing TD and a two-point conversion. 

Ben Black led the air attack for Jonesville.  Black connected with Nick Queen, Will Turner, and Cameron Owens on multiple occasions.  Cameron Owens took a 60-yd. TD pass to the house.  Khristian Means and Jason Lemons also had a grab.

Leading the defense for Jonesville was Will Turner.  Leading 16-6 with 20 seconds left in the half, Turner ripped the ball from a Blacksburg running back.  Turner took it 70 yards for a TD, adding to the Jonesville lead at the half.  Turner also had an interception and 2 fumble recoveries.  Khristian Means and Alijah Wood also had forced fumbles.  Mason Henderson, Khristian Means, and Jamyane Henderson had sacks for the Wildcats.  Ben Black "quarterbacked" the defense, playing middle linebacker the whole game.  Javion Brannon and Jalen Glenn led the secondary, shutting down the Blacksburg passing attack.  Javion Brannon had several key TD saving tackles in pursuit at free safety.  

Jonesville is 2-2 on the season and is currently fighting for second in their division.  Jonesville plays EP Todd (3-1) in their last home game of the season Thursday, October 4, at 5:00.  This game will be homecoming, 8th grade night, and Pink Out.  This will also be Cheering with the Wildcats night.  

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Union County football will be back in action tonight at home against Clinton for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Other high school games scheduled tonight include: Chapman at Broome; Mauldin at Boiling Springs; Eastside at Travelers Rest; TL Hanna at Greenwood; Emerald at Mid-Carolina; Whitmire at Ware Shoals; Woodruff at Newberry; Hillcrest at Gaffney; Greer at Greenville; and Spartanburg at Dorman.

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The New York Mets took two of three from the Atlanta Braves, capping the series with a 4-1 win over Atlanta last night. Jason Vargas was stellar for the Mets, pitching 7 innings of three-hit shutout ball, with no walks and six strikeouts. The Mets hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 3rd to take a 1-0 lead. They added a three-run homer in the bottom of the 7th to make it 4-0. Atlanta got its only run on a Ronald Acuna, Jr. RBI single in the top of the 8th. The Braves will wrap up their regular season this weekend in Philadelphia. First pitch tonight is set for 7:10 p.m.

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Clemson hosts Syracuse Saturday, while South Carolina faces Kentucky.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Union County High School football, as Union County hosts Clinton for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show starting our pregame programming at 5:30 p.m.

Sports for 9/27/18

Union County sports action for today includes Union County JV football at Clinton at 7 p.m. The varsity girls tennis team is at Clinton at 5 p.m. JV and varsity volleyball is also at Clinton. The JV match starts at 5:30, and the varsity match follows at 7. Sims 8th-grade football hosts Carver at 5 p.m., and Jonesville hosts Blacksburg at 5 p.m.

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Union County football will be back in action Friday night at home against Clinton for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Other high school games scheduled this weekend include: Chapman at Broome; Mauldin at Boiling Springs; Eastside at Travelers Rest; TL Hanna at Greenwood; Emerald at Mid-Carolina; Whitmire at Ware Shoals; Woodruff at Newberry; Hillcrest at Gaffney; Greer at Greenville; and Spartanburg at Dorman.

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Last night in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Braves only managed two hits in the ballgame as they fell to the Mets, 3-0. Jacob deGrom pitched eight innings of two-hit ball for New York. Sean Newcomb pitched 5 innings, giving up 1 hit and no runs. He had 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. Jacob deGrom did even better, walking none and striking out 10. The Mets had two home runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to shut the door on Atlanta. The Braves wrap up their series with the Mets tonight at 7:10 p.m. Julio Teheran will face Jason Vargas.

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In other MLB scores yesterday, the Angels edged the Rangers, 3-2. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers, 7-2. The Red Sox jumped all over the Orioles, 19-3, in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, the Orioles got a measure of revenge with a 10-3 win. The Indians shut down the White Sox, winning 10-2. The Cubs edged the Pirates in 10 innings, 7-6. The Royals knocked off the Reds, 6-1. The Rockies blasted the Phillies, 14-0. The Twins beat the Tigers, 11-4. The Athletics defeated the Mariners, 9-3. The Padres edged the Giants, 3-2. The Brewers won a low-scoring contest over the Cardinals, 2-1. The Brewers moved to within 1/2 game of the NL Central lead, and they knocked the Cardinals 1 game behind the Dodgers for the final wild card spot. The Rays beat the Yankees, 8-7. The Blue Jays knocked off the Astros, 3-1, and in 7 innings, the Nationals defeated the Marlins, 9-3. The game was shortened due to rain.

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Tonight, South Carolina State is at North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. Presbyterian College will host Lindsay Wilson for a 7 p.m. contest. Northern Iowa is at Indiana State at 7 p.m., and #16 Miami hosts North Carolina at 8 p.m. In the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings take on the LA Rams in Los Angeles at 8:20 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series in New York against the Mets. Braves pregame starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. 

Sports for 9/26/18

Today, Sims 7th-grade football plays at Carver today at 5 p.m. Sims volleyball is at Gable at 4:30 p.m. Jonesville volleyball hosts EP Todd today at 4:30 p.m.

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The UCHS girls tennis team defeated Emerald last night, 7-0.

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Union County football will be back in action Friday night at home against Clinton for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Other high school games scheduled this weekend include: Chapman at Broome; Mauldin at Boiling Springs; Eastside at Travelers Rest; TL Hanna at Greenwood; Emerald at Mid-Carolina; Whitmire at Ware Shoals; Woodruff at Newberry; Hillcrest at Gaffney; Greer at Greenville; and Spartanburg at Dorman.

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Last night in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Braves defeated the NY Mets, 7-3. The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three innings. The Mets added a run in the bottom of the 6th to take a 3-0 lead. Atlanta broke out the bats in the top of the 7th to take a 4-3 lead. In the 8th, Atlanta added three insurance runs to make the final 7-3 margin. The Braves scored 7 runs on 10 hits and no errors. The Mets had 3 runs on 6 hits and committed 2 errors. Ozzie Albies led the way with a 2-run home run for Atlanta. The Braves improve to 89-68 with the win, while the Mets fall to 73-84. The teams get together again tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp announced that wide receiver OrTre Smith would be out for the remainder of the season. Smith has a genetic issue that affects his knee, and he is set to have surgery on it next week. He will be able to use a medical redshirt, as he has only played in two games this year.

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

Sports for 9/25/18

In Union County sports today, the varsity girls and boys cross country teams have a meet at Woodruff at 5 p.m. The girls varsity tennis team travels to Emerald to take on the Vikings at 5 p.m. UCHS JV and varsity volleyball also plays at Emerald today. The JV match starts at 5:30, with the varsity to follow at 7.

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The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday. They begin their final road trip of the regular season tonight at Citi Field in New York, taking on the Mets. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

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In other MLB action yesterday, the LA Angels knocked off Texas in 11 innings, 5-4. The LA Dodgers defeated Arizona, 7-4. Boston beat Baltimore, 6-2, for their 106th win of the season. For Baltimore, it was their 111th loss this year. Cleveland shut out the Chicago White Sox, 4-0. Pittsburgh downed the Chicago Cubs, 5-1. Colorado walloped Philadelphia, 10-1. Oakland knocked off Seattle, 7-3. San Diego shut out San Francisco, 5-0. Milwaukee beat St. Louis, 6-4, to move to within 1-1/2 games of the NL Central lead. The New York Yankees defeated Tampa Bay, 4-1. Houston knocked off Toronto, 5-3, and Washington downed Miami, 7-3.

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In Monday Night Football last night, Pittsburgh held off a second-half rally from Tampa Bay, defeating the Bucs 30-27. Pittsburgh led 30-10 at the half before Tampa Bay rallied.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to New York to take on the Mets. Braves pregame starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 9/24/18

In Union County sports today, Jonesville Middle School volleyball has a match at High Point at 4:30 p.m. Sims volleyball hosts Carver at 4:30 p.m. Union County varsity girls tennis hosts Gaffney at 5 p.m.

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Union County's varsity football team returns to action this Friday night as they host Clinton for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Union County Stadium.

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The Atlanta Braves swept the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-game series over the weekend, ending with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. With Saturday's victory, the Braves clinched the NL East for the first time since 2013. The Braves were able to clinch in their final series of the season at home at SunTrust Park. They wrap up the regular season with two series on the road--at the New York Mets and at Philadelphia. Atlanta has today off.

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Trevor Lawrence had four passing touchdowns and 176 yards of passing as Clemson defeated Georgia Tech Saturday, 49-21. Jake Bentley was 19-28 for 261 yards and a touchdown, and Union's Shi Smith had five receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown in South Carolina's 37-14 win over Vanderbilt. Clemson takes on Syracuse on Saturday, while the Gamecocks face Kentucky.

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

Sports for 9/21/18

Sims Middle School 7th-grade football fell to Gaffney on Wednesday, 46-0. The 8th-grade team defeated Gaffney 46-42 last night. Jonesville fell to Campobello, 42-12. A rematch of last week's game proved to be no contest, as Campobello once again dominated Jonesville. Ben Black connected with Ja'Raylin Gregory on a 60-yd. TD pass.  Black later connected with Will Turner on a 30-yd. TD pass. Black, Turner, Nick Queen, and Jamayne Henderson all had good games for Jonesville.  Jonesville is now 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in division play.  Jonesville will face Blacksburg next week at home for homecoming in their second division game.  The game is scheduled for 5:00. The JV and varsity football teams are off this week.

Other high school games scheduled for this week includes: Bethune-Bowman at Whitmire; Southside Christian at Saluda; Eastside at Chapman; Laurens at Greenwood; Spartanburg at Hillcrest; Blacksburg at Chesnee; Dorman at Boiling Springs; Westside at Boiling Springs; Abbeville at Hartsville; and Gaffney at Byrnes.

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This weekend's college football schedule for our in-state schools includes: #3 Clemson at Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m.; The Citadel at Mercer at 4 p.m.; South Carolina at Vanderbilt at 4 p.m.; Norfolk State at South Carolina State at 6 p.m.; Elon at Charleston Southern at 6 p.m.; Coastal Carolina at UL-Lafayette at 7 p.m.; Bluefield College at Presbyterian at 7 p.m.; Furman at East Tennessee State at 7:30 p.m.; Carson-Newman at Newberry at 1 p.m.; North Greenville at Delta State at 6 p.m.; and West Alabama at Limestone at 1 p.m.

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Last night in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Braves got an 8-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to reduce their magic number to clinch the division to 4. The Braves improve to 85-68. Dansby Swanson went 2-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored, along with a walk and a stolen base. The Braves and Phillies get together again tonight at 7:35 p.m. Julio Teheran will start for the Braves. He brings a 9-8 record and a 3.97 ERA to the mound. He has struck out 152 batters in 163-1/3 innings this year. Two more wins in the series will clinch the division for Atlanta.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Phillies at SunTrust Park. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 9/20/18

Around Union County in sports today, Union County varsity girls tennis will be at Newberry today at 5 p.m. Union County JV and varsity volleyball will also be at Newberry. The JV match starts at 5:30, with the varsity to follow at 7. Jonesville Middle School volleyball will be at Campobello at 4:30 p.m. Sims 8th-grade football will be at Gaffney at 5 p.m. Jonesville Middle School football will host Campobello at 5 p.m. UCHS JV and varsity football have the week off this week. Union County will host Clinton for homecoming on September 28th at 7:30 p.m.

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Yesterday in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Braves avoided a five-game losing streak by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3. Touki Toussaint got the win for the Braves, pitching 5-2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs. He walked 3 and struck out 8. The Braves were led at the plate by Freddie Freeman, who went 3-3 with his 23rd home run of the season. He drove in three runs and also had a walk and a stolen base. Tyler Flowers also homered in the game. The Braves improve to 84-68 on the season and lower their magic number to six over the Phillies. The Braves will host the Phillies for a four-game series. If the Braves win three of the four games, they will clinch the NL East title. First pitch tonight is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20 p.m., we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves open a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies that could decide the division title. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 9/19/18

Around Union County in sports today, the Sims 7th-grade football team hosts Gaffney at 5 p.m. Sims volleyball has a match at Granard at 4:30 p.m. Jonesville volleyball will host Blacksburg at 4:30 p.m.

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Last night in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Cardinals knocked off the Braves, 8-1. Paul DeJong led the Cardinals, going 2-5 with a home run and 3 RBIs. Ronald Acuna, Jr., scored Atlanta's only run with a solo homer in the bottom of the third to give the Braves a brief 1-0 lead. With the loss, Atlanta falls to 83-68, 5-1/2 games ahead of Philadelphia. Their magic number to clinch the division is still 7, meaning that any combination of 7 Braves wins or Phillies losses will give the Braves the division title. The third and final game of the series is today at 12:10 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves try to salvage a win in their series against the St. Louis Cardinals. First pitch is set for 12:10 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress following an abbreviated noon report. Tonight, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 9/18/18

Around Union County in sports today, Union County girls varsity tennis will host Mid-Carolina at 5 p.m. UCHS JV and varsity volleyball will also host Mid-Carolina. The JV match will start at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity to follow at 7. The varsity boys and girls cross country teams will have a meet at Woodruff at 5 p.m.

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Last night in Atlanta Braves baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals came to town and defeated the Braves, 11-6. St. Louis hit several home runs in the win. The Braves were led by Freddie Freeman, who went 2-5 with a home run and two home runs. St. Louis improves to 83-68 on the season, 5-1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central, while the Braves fall to 83-67. Atlanta still leads the NL East by 6-1/2 games over Philadelphia. Their magic number to clinch the division is 7, meaning that any combination of 7 Braves wins or Phillies losses will give the Braves the division title. Game two of the series is set for tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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The Clemson Tigers dropped a spot in the latest AP football poll. Georgia is now #2 behind Alabama, while Clemson falls to #3. Georgia is coming off a 49-7 win over Middle Tennessee. Clemson knocked off Georgia Southern, 38-7. South Carolina were not ranked in the latest poll, but they did receive votes. They did not play, as their game against Marshall was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. The top 10 in the AP football poll are: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Auburn, and Washington and Penn State tied for #10. #12-20: West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, UCF, TCU, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Oregon. #21-25: Miami, Texas A&M, Boston College, Michigan State, and BYU.

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In Monday Night Football action last night, the Chicago Bears defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 24-17.

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This weekend's college football schedule for our in-state schools includes: #3 Clemson at Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m.; The Citadel at Mercer at 4 p.m.; South Carolina at Vanderbilt at 4 p.m.; Norfolk State at South Carolina State at 6 p.m.; Elon at Charleston Southern at 6 p.m.; Coastal Carolina at UL-Lafayette at 7 p.m.; Bluefield College at Presbyterian at 7 p.m.; Furman at East Tennessee State at 7:30 p.m.; Carson-Newman at Newberry at 1 p.m.; North Greenville at Delta State at 6 p.m.; and West Alabama at Limestone at 1 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals for the second of a three-game series. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 9/17/18

Around Union County in sports today, Sims volleyball will host Florence Chapel at 4:30 p.m., and Jonesville volleyball travels to Pacolet at 4:30 p.m.

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Over the weekend, the Atlanta Braves dropped their series to the Washington Nationals, losing two of the three games, including dropping Sunday's game, 6-4. Bryce Harper led the Nationals, going 2-3 with a home run, 2 RBIs, and 3 runs scored. Charlie Culberson was 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Tyler Flowers also homered in the game. Sean Newcomb was the losing pitcher, going 3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs. He walked 2 and struck out 3. The Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals for three games starting tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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NFL scores from Sunday: Atlanta 31, Carolina 24; LA Chargers 31, Buffalo 20; Minnesota 29, Green Bay 29 (OT tie); Tennessee 20, Houston 17; New Orleans 21, Cleveland 18; Miami 20, NY Jets 12; Kansas City 42, Pittsburgh 37; Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 21; Indianapolis 21, Washington 9; LA Rams 34, Arizona 0; San Francisco 30, Detroit 27; Denver 20, Oakland 19; Jacksonville 31, New England 20; and Dallas 20, NY Giants 13. In Monday Night Football tonight, Seattle will visit Chicago.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals for the first of a three-game series. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 9/14/18

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets varsity football team fell to Greer last night, 42-7. Greer struck first, but Union County quickly answered with a TT Kershaw touchdown run to tie the game early in the first. Greer didn't look back from there, as they capitalized on three Union County turnovers and a couple of costly penalties to score 35 unanswered points. The game was held Thursday due to the threat of Hurricane Florence to the state.

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The Sims 8th-grade football team lost to Dawkins last night, 40-14. Campobello defeated Jonesville Wednesday, 40-14.

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In other high school football scores from last night, as many other games were moved to Thursday to get ahead of the expected rain and wind from the hurricane, Laurens Academy knocked off King, 36-0. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy defeated Calhoun Falls Charter, 49-18. Greenwood shut out Woodmont, 9-0. Strom Thurmond knocked off Emerald, 34-25. Pickens downed Berea, 44-13. BHP defeated Pendleton, 42-28. TL Hanna jumped all over JL Mann, 65-20. Gaffney beat Mauldin, 27-9. Walhalla knocked off Powdersville, 44-7. Byrnes defeated Spartanburg, 26-7. Blacksburg downed Franklin Christian Leadership, 50-12. Dorman got past Hillcrest, 28-21. Landrum knocked off Chesnee, 42-31. Chapman handed Woodruff their first loss of the season, 42-31. Eastside beat Broome, 33-28. Westside defeated Easley, 42-14. St. Joseph's Catholic shut out West-Oak, 45-0. Liberty got past Carolina High and Academy, 38-28. Seneca edged Palmetto, 44-43. Wren shut out Clinton, 45-0. Southside blasted Christ Church, 54-7. Boiling Springs shut out Riverside, 51-0. Laurens defeated Wade Hampton, 35-10. Newberry edged Fairfield Central, 34-32. Ninety Six defeated Mid-Carolina, 42-13. Travelers Rest knocked off Blue Ridge, 44-13. Chester beat Lancaster, 41-20. Nation Ford shut out Indian Land, 28-0, and South Pointe edged Greenville, 28-27.

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The Atlanta Braves will open a three-game series at SunTrust Park in Atlanta against the Washington Nationals tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the Washington Nationals for the last time this season. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 9/13/18

Hurricane Florence is wreaking havoc with the area sports schedule. Union County's football game at Greer has been moved to tonight at 6:30 p.m. Please note the earlier start time. WBCU will have the game for you tonight, with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show kicking off our pregame coverage at 4:30 p.m. 

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Hurricane Florence has also changed the college football schedule for the weekend. Clemson's home game against Georgia Southern has been moved to noon Saturday. TV plans are still being finalized, but we'll have the game for you on WBCU, starting with the Tiger Tailgate Show at 10:30 a.m. South Carolina has cancelled their matchup against Marshall, originally set for 7:30 Saturday night. They will attempt to schedule a 12th opponent later in the season.

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The Braves completed a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on the road yesterday, winning 2-1. The Giants got on the board first in the bottom of the third. Atlanta tied the game with a run in the top of the 6th, and they pushed the go-ahead run across the plate in the top of the 9th. Jonny Venters shut down the Giants in the bottom of the 9th to give the Braves the win. Atlanta improves to 82-64 on the year, while the Giants, mired in an 11-game losing streak, falls to 68-79. The Braves are off today before returning to SunTrust Park for their final homestand of the regular season, 10 games against Washington, St. Louis, and Philadelphia. The Braves have stretched their lead in the NL East to 7.5 games over Philadelphia and 8 games over Washington. Their magic number to clinch the division is now 10. Any combination of 10 wins by the Braves or losses by the Phillies would allow Atlanta to clinch the division.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS football for you, as Union County travels to Greer for another Jacket Bowl. Kickoff tonight is set for 6:30 p.m. We'll kick off pregame coverage at 4:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show.

Sports for 9/12/18

Hurricane Florence is wreaking havoc with the area sports schedule. Union County's football game at Greer has been moved to Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Please note the earlier start time. WBCU will have the game for you Thursday, with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show kicking off our pregame coverage at 4:30 p.m.

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Hurricane Florence has also changed the college football schedule for the weekend. Clemson's home game against Georgia Southern has been moved to noon Saturday. TV plans are still being finalized, but we'll have the game for you on WBCU, starting with the Tiger Tailgate Show at 10:30 a.m. South Carolina has cancelled their matchup against Marshall, originally set for 7:30 Saturday night. They will attempt to schedule a 12th opponent later in the season.

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Last night in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Braves extended the Giants' losing streak to 10 games with a 4-1 victory. Atlanta scored one run in the top of the 4th, two more in the top of the 5th, and one in the top of the 8th to take a 4-0 lead. The Giants scored their lone run in the bottom of the 9th, but it was too little, too late. Atlanta improves to 81-64 on the year, while San Francisco falls to 68-78. Game three of the series is today at 3:45 p.m.

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

Sports for 9/11/18

Union County girls and boys varsity cross country has a meet at Clinton today at 5 p.m. Union County varsity girls tennis will be in action hosting Clinton at 5 p.m. UCHS JV and varsity volleyball will also host Clinton. The JV match starts at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity follows at 7 p.m.

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With Hurricane Florence's effects looming across the area this weekend, many high school football teams are looking to move their Friday night contests to earlier in the week. Union County is scheduled to face Greer on the road Friday night. We'll let you know if they decide to move the game due to the weather.

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In Atlanta Braves baseball last night, the Braves knocked off the San Francisco Giants, 4-1. The Giants struck first, scoring their lone run in the bottom of the third. The Braves tied the game in the top of the 4th. The Braves took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 7th, and scored their final two runs in the top of the 9th to give Atlanta some breathing room. Kurt Suzuki led the Braves, going 3-3 with a double and an RBI. Ozzie Albies hit a triple and a double, scored twice and drove in a run. Sean Newcomb pitched six strong innings, giving up one run on three hits and striking out eight. Atlanta improves to 80-64 on the year, while the Giants lost their 9th-straight game. The Braves continue their series in San Francisco tonight at 10:15.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m. At 9 p.m., we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves are in San Francisco to take on the Giants in the second game of a three-game series. First pitch is set for 10:15 p.m.

Sports for 9/10/18

Union County sports scheduled for today includes the varsity girls tennis team hosting Broome at 5 p.m. Sims Middle School volleyball hosts McCracken at 4:30 p.m., and Jonesville Middle School volleyball is at EP Todd at 4:30 p.m.

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High school football scores from Friday night: Union County knocked off Broome, 46-14. Gaffney beat Harding University (NC), 56-7. Dorman shut out York, 35-0. Dutch Fork jumped all over Boiling Springs, 63-7. Greer defeated Mauldin, 40-3. TL Hanna knocked off BHP, 44-7. Clinton shut out Powdersville, 47-0. Woodruff rolled over Seneca, 48-7. Chapin defeated Newberry, 37-22. Whitmire beat North, 42-6. Batesburg-Leesville defeated Mid-Carolina, 37-11. Wren beat Easley, 48-7. Hillcrest got the win over Laurens, 42-24. Daniel knocked off 5A opponent Westside, 36-14. Greenville defeated JL Mann, 48-19. Clover defeated South Point (NC), 30-21. Rock Hill knocked off Indian Land, 34-7. Lancaster beat Nation Ford, 24-13, and Ridge View defeated Northwestern, 20-10.

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The Atlanta Braves knocked off the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, 9-5. The Braves had trouble at the plate in the beginning, as Arizona took a no-hitter into the 6th inning, but Atlanta broke out the bats after that. Ronald Acuna, Jr. hit a two-run homer, his 25th of the year to break the scoreless tie in the top of the 6th. Arizona answered with four of their own in the bottom of the 6th to take a 4-2 lead. Atlanta added a run in the 8th to close to 4-3 before exploding for six runs in the top of the 9th to break the game open. The Braves improve to 79-64 on the year, 4-1/2 games ahead of Philadelphia in the NL East. Atlanta continues its west coast swing at San Francisco for a three-game series starting tonight at 10:15 p.m.

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Around the Palmetto State in college football Saturday, #3 Georgia knocked off #24 South Carolina, 41-17, while #2 Clemson defeated Texas A&M on the road, 28-26. In other action, Elon defeated Furman, 45-7. Citadel lost to UT Chattanooga 29-28 in overtime. Wofford rolled over VMI, 59-14. #19 UCF knocked off SC State, 38-0. Coastal Carolina beat UAB, 47-24, and Austin Peay shut out Presbyterian, 24-0.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m. At 9 p.m., we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves are in San Francisco to take on the Giants in the first of a three-game series. First pitch is set for 10:15 p.m.

Sports for 9/7/18

Union County JV football defeated Broome yesterday, 48-14. Sims 8th-grade football defeated Gable, 26-8.

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Jonesville Middle School defeated Broome 7th Grade, 26-0. The Jonesville Wildcats move to 1-0 on the season with a 26-0 win against Broome.  

The Wildcats started quickly, as Ben Black connected with Will Turner for a 60-yard TD pass.  Cameron Owens ran in the 2-pt. conversion, making it Wildcats 8-0.  After some tough running by Owens, Black would then connect with Khristian Means for a 40-yd. TD pass.  Moments later, Black found Nick Queen a few times, and Owens again had some big runs, which set up a 5-yd. TD run by CJ Brannon. Later in the 4th, Black hit Means once more, this time for a 50-yd. TD pass, making the score 26-0.  Kendall Brannon had a big game at center, snapping the ball very well throughout the game.

Defensively,  the Wildcats were led by Khristian Means, Ja'Raylin Gregory, and Will Turner.  Means had a forced fumble and a recovery.  Gregory and Turner had interceptions for Jonesville.  Mason Henderson led the defensive line as he had several big plays.

The Wildcats play their second game of the season at Campobello next week at 5:00.

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Today, the Union County High School Yellow Jackets travel to Broome to take on the Centurions. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and we'll have pregame coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. The Jackets are looking to bounce back from their 34-7 loss to Gaffney last week, while Broome looks to build on their 42-7 win over Clinton.

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On Saturday, we'll have South Carolina Gamecocks football for you, as #24 South Carolina hosts #3 Georgia at 3:30 p.m. We'll have Clemson football following that, as the Tigers travel to College Station, TX, to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. In other SC college action, SC State is at #19 UCF; The Citadel hosts UT Chattanooga; Furman is at Elon; Wofford will host VMI; #2 Clemson travels to Texas A&M; UAB is at Coastal Carolina; and Presbyterian is at Austin Peay.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County travels to Broome. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Broome, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Broome for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 9/6/18

Sims 7th-grade football fell to Gable yesterday, 20-0. Former Sims coach Mitchell Moss is now the head coach for Gable. The Sims 8th-grade football team travels to Gable tonight. Jonesville Middle School Wildcats football team opens their season at home against Broome's 7th-grade squad at 5 p.m. The UCHS JV football team will host Broome tonight for their home opener. Tomorrow night, the varsity squad will travel to Broome to take on the Centurions.

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Just when the Braves thought they might keep from being swept at the hands of Boston, the Red Sox rallied in dramatic fashion for a 9-8 win over Atlanta. The Braves led 7-1 heading into the 8th inning, but Boston exploded for 6 runs to tie the game, 7-7. After a Freddie Freeman home run made it 8-7 in favor of Atlanta, Brandon Phillips of the Red Sox answered with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to give Boston the lead and eventual win. Phillips, a former Brave, was making his Boston debut in the game. Ronald Acuna, Jr., hit his 8th leadoff homer of the season and 24th overall in the game. The Braves fall to 76-63 on the season, while the Red Sox improve to 97-44.

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

Sports for 9/5/18

Sims Middle School volleyball is at Gaffney today at 4:30 p.m. Jonesville Middle School volleyball hosts High Point Academy at 4:30 p.m. Sims 7th-grade football hosts Gable at 5 p.m.

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The Braves dropped another game to the Boston Red Sox last night, 5-1. Kurt Suzuki hit his tenth home run on the season for the only run for the Braves. Sean Newcomb pitched 4 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, walked 5, and struck out two. Atlanta falls to 76-62 but still lead the NL East. Former Gamecock Steve Pearce led the Red Sox, going 3-4 with 3 RBIs and a walk. Boston is 96-44 and sports the best record in Major League baseball. They go for the sweep in Atlanta today at 12:10 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series with Boston. First pitch is set for 12:10 p.m. We'll join the game in progress after an abbreviated noon report. Tonight, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 9/4/18

Today in local sports, the Jonesville Middle School volleyball team opens its season hosting Campobello at 4:30 p.m.

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In Atlanta Braves baseball yesterday, the Braves fell to the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox, 8-2. The Braves fall to 76-61 on the season, while Boston improves to 95-44. Ozzie Albies hit his 22nd home run in the loss. The Braves continue their series with the Red Sox in Atlanta tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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Other MLB scores from yesterday: Washington 4, St. Louis 3; Miami 3, Philadelphia 1; Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 1; Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3; Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 2; Houston 4, Minnesota 1; Colorado 9, San Francisco 8; Oakland 6, NY Yankees 3; Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1; Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1; LA Angels 3, Texas 1; NY Mets 4, LA Dodgers 2; San Diego 6, Arizona 2; and Seattle 2, Baltimore 1.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Red Sox tonight. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 9/3/18

Friday night, Union County fell to Gaffney in the Hall of Fame game, 34-7. Union County trailed 13-7 at the half before Gaffney pulled away in the second half. Union County falls to 1-2 on the season, while Gaffney improves to 2-0. Union County travels to face the Broome Centurions Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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Yesterday in Atlanta Braves baseball, the Braves improved to 76-60 as they knocked off the Pittsburgh Pirates in the rubber match of their series, 5-1. Ronald Acuna, Jr., led the way for Atlanta, going 3-4 with his 23rd home run of the season and a double and two runs scored. Ozzie Albies was 2-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Julio Teheran pitched well for the Braves, pitching 7 innings, giving up four hits, one earned run, two walks, and striking out five. However, he did not get the win, as that honor went to Johnny Venters. Next up for the Braves is a series against the Boston Red Sox. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Boston Red Sox. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m., and we'll join the game at first pitch. After the game, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 8/31/18

Around Union County in sports yesterday, the UCHS JV football team fell to Gaffney, 24-0. Varsity girls tennis got a 6-0 victory over Broome.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Gaffney visits Union County for a varsity football contest. We'll be on the air at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Gaffney is coming off a 28-7 victory over Greenwood in which they held the Eagles' offense to -82 yards on 44 plays. Union County ran for 490 yards on the ground last week in a 35-14 victory over AC Flora.

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This is Hall of Fame Night at Union County Stadium, and this is the 2018 Hall of Fame class:

David Kelly

A 1975 graduate of Union High School, David was a three-sport letterman and an outstanding football player.

He was named to the all-area football team and was a Prep All-American award recipient.  He played both varsity football and basketball for three years and was named team captain of both sports as a junior and senior. 

David attended Furman University and was named to the all-conference and all-academic teams in 1978.  As head football coach at Dunwoody High School in Atlanta, David led the team to a perfect season and its first state championship in 1993.  He was the Georgia High School Coach of the Year and has been inducted into both the Georgia Sports and the Dunwoody High School Hall of Fame.

In 1994, David moved up to the college ranks and has coached at 9 different major colleges, serving as a position coach for wide receivers and running backs, as well as assistant head coach and athletic director.  He was named as one of the top 25 football recruiters by Rival and ESPN and top recruiter by Sports Illustrated.

David and his wife Belinda live in Tallahassee and have a daughter.  He currently serves as Assistant Head Coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida State.

BJ Little

A three-sport athlete at Union High from 1992-1996, BJ is best remembered for his time on the football field.  As a sophomore, BJ won the chief headhunter award as leading tackler and was twice named Burger King Defensive Player of the Week.  He also won the weightlifting award and the varsity wrestling award for the fastest pin—eleven seconds.

During his junior year, BJ was again the team’s leading tackler and named region 2-4A All-Region linebacker.  He was named All-State linebacker by the Greenville News.  BJ was awarded the varsity track and field award for high point field events and the three-sport award for football, wrestling and track.

After a phenomenal senior season, BJ was once again named All-Region 2-4A linebacker and was selected to the Herald Journal All-Area team.  He was again selected All-State linebacker by the Greenville News and named top 100 All-State linebacker.  BJ was the 1995 Shrine Bowl game’s leading tackler.

BJ was awarded a football scholarship to play at North Carolina A&T State and was the 1997 Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was MEAC All-Conference and third team All-American for two consecutive years.  BJ and his wife Bridget live in Spartanburg, and he is a career counselor and coach at Chapman High School.

Brooke Jackson Parkins

A four-sport athlete at Union High School from 2003-2007, Brooke excelled at volleyball, basketball and soccer. 

During her freshman year, she was named the most improved player on the Lady Jackets basketball team.  Brooke was voted best offensive player in soccer and was named All-Region in soccer.  Another great year in the tenth grade led her to once again be named best offensive player and All-Region in soccer.

As a junior, Brooke was voted best spiker/blocker in volleyball, best offensive player in soccer, and had the most rebounds in basketball.  She was named to the All-Region teams in volleyball, basketball and soccer.

As a senior, Brooke played varsity football and earned the special team award.  She was named All-Region in volleyball and best offensive player in soccer.  Brooke was All-Region in soccer an incredible 4 consecutive years and was the Herald Journal Player of the Year in soccer.  She scored 149 career goals in soccer and was the Female Athlete of the Year for 2006-2007.  

Brooke played soccer one year at Anderson University and currently works for Adidas.  She and her husband Justin are expecting their second child.

Marty Shugart

A three-sport letterman at Lockhart High School from 1977-1980, Marty played on the 1977 state championship baseball team.

Marty was a four-year starter in football and played on offense, defense, and all special teams.  He was chosen as team captain his senior year.  A four-year starter in basketball, Marty was the leading rebounder and scorer his senior year and was the most valuable player.  He was named to the Spartanburg Herald Journal’s All-Area team honorable mention.

A versatile athlete on the baseball field, Marty played first and third base and pitched for the Red Devils during his 4-year career.  As a senior pitcher, Marty was 9-2 and led the team to the state playoffs.  Also a threat at the plate, Marty had 42 RBIs and a .567 batting average.  He was named All-Conference and selected to the Spartanburg Herald Journal’s All-Area team.  Marty hit an incredible three grand slams his senior year for Lockhart and played two years of American Legion baseball for Union Post 22.

Marty and his wife Michelle live in Union.  He has been in law enforcement 31 years and works as a sergeant with the USC Upstate police department.

Terry Trammel

Terry was a three-sport letterman at Jonesville High School from 1966-1969.  An all-around great athlete, he is best remembered for his speed on the football field as well as on the base paths.

An extremely versatile athlete, Terry was a four-year starter in football.  In addition to playing halfback, he played defensive back and returned kickoffs and punts.  Terry was most valuable player in 1968 and 1969 and was named All-Conference for three consecutive years.

On the basketball court, Terry played guard and was again an All-Conference selection for three years in a row.  He was named most valuable player his senior year. Terry was also an All-Conference player in baseball and was the most valuable player in the 11th and 12th grades.

Terry served as assistant coach at Jonesville High for 10 years and coached football, girls’ softball, and girls’ basketball.  He coached Little League and recreation football and baseball in Union and Spartanburg for 20 years.  He retired from the military after 32 years of service and has 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County hosts Gaffney. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Uncle Quincy's, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Union County Stadium for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 8/30/18

Around Union County in sports today, the Union County High School girls varsity tennis team will play at Broome at 5 p.m. Union County JV football plays at Gaffney at 6 p.m.

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High school football continues this Friday night as Union County hosts Gaffney at 7:30 p.m. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Last night, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-5, splitting their two-game interleague series. Sean Newcomb pitched four innings, giving up six runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out seven. There were numerous weather delays in the game, but they got the game in. Johan Camargo went 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Atlanta will host a make-up game with the Chicago Cubs today at 6:20 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the Cubs in a make-up game. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 8/29/18

High school football continues this Friday night as Union County hosts Gaffney at 7:30 p.m. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.

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MLB scores from last night:

Baltimore 12, Toronto 5; Washington 5, Philadelphia 4; NY Yankees 5, Chicago White Sox 4; Cleveland 8, Minnesota 1; Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 7; Boston 8, Miami 7; LA Dodgers 8, Texas 4; Chicago Cubs 2, NY Mets 1; Oakland 4, Houston 3; St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2; Kansas City 6, Detroit 2; Colorado 3, LA Angels 2; San Diego 2, Seattle 1; and San Francisco 1, Arizona 0.

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The Atlanta Braves knocked off the Tampa Bay Rays last night, 9-5. The Braves will wrap up the two-game series tonight at 7:35 p.m. Sean Newcomb will start for the Braves. He is 11-6 with a 3.57 ERA on the season.

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This weekend, college football kicks off. Notable in-state matchups include Furman at Clemson, Citadel at Wofford, and Coastal Carolina at South Carolina.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their two-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. 

Sports for 8/28/18

There were only seven MLB games played last night, as many teams had the night off. The Orioles shut out the Blue Jays, 7-0. The Nationals helped the Braves by beating the Phillies, 5-3. The White Sox downed the Yankees, 6-2. The Cubs knocked off the Mets, 7-4. The Astros had no problems beating the A's, 11-4. The Angels topped the Rockies, 10-7, and the Giants shut out the Diamondbacks, 2-0.

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The Braves were off yesterday but will be back in action tonight at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Julio Teheran takes his 9-7 record and 4.09 ERA to the mound tonight. Teheran has 129 strikeouts over 140-2/3 innings pitched. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves open a series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. 

Sports for 8/27/18

In high school football from Friday night, the Union County High School Yellow Jackets got their first win of the season, defeating AC Flora, 35-14. Union County will host Gaffney Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Gaffney's defense held Greenwood's offense to -81 yards in Friday night's game.

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Other high school scores from Friday night: Gaffney 28, Greenwood 7; Woodruff 48, Broome 12; Greer 37, Spartanburg 17; Laurens 34, Clinton 14; Abbeville 49, Newberry 0; TL Hanna 47, Emerald 7; Chapin 17, Mid-Carolina 13; Whitmire 19, Great Falls 6; Byrnes 41, Northwestern 21; Boiling Springs 22, Westside 7; Rock Hill 29, South Pointe 22; Chesnee 41, Christ Church 27; Dutch Fork 63, Spring Valley 0; and Chapman 52, Seneca 34.

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The Atlanta Braves split their four-game series with the Miami Marlins, winning yesterday, 4-0. Kevin Gausman got the win for the Braves, going 5 innings, giving up 1 hit and no runs. He walked one and struck out five in the win. Ender Inciarte and Tyler Flowers led the offense for the Braves. Atlanta remains in first place in the NL East. The Braves are off today before hosting the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow.

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College football gets underway this Saturday, as South Carolina will host Coastal Carolina and #2 Clemson will host Furman. In other action, Wofford will host The Citadel, SC State will travel to Georgia Southern, and Charleston Southern will head to "The Swamp" to face Florida.

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

Sports for 8/24/18

Union County High School's varsity football team looks for their first win of the season as they host the AC Flora Falcons at 7:30 p.m. UCHS football pregame programming starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show.

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Other week 1 high school football action tonight includes: Gaffney at Greenwood, Broome at Woodruff, Spartanburg at Greer, Laurens at Clinton, Newberry at Abbeville, TL Hanna at Emerald, Mid-Carolina at Chapin, Whitmire at Great Falls, Northwestern at Byrnes, Boiling Springs at Westside, South Pointe at Rock Hill, Chesnee at Christ Church, Spring Valley at Dutch Fork, and Seneca at Chapman.

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The Atlanta Braves shut out the Miami Marlins, 5-0. Sean Newcomb was the winning pitcher, with six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. He improved to 11-6 on the year. Ronald Acuna, Jr., hit a home run in the ball game, and once again was hit by a pitch by the Marlins' pitching staff. Newcomb retaliated by hitting a Marlins' batter later. Charlie Culberson hit a two-run home run in the 2nd inning for the Braves. The Braves are now 72-55, first in the NL East. The Braves continue their four-game series tonight at 7:10 p.m. We will not have the game on WBCU due to high school football.

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Other MLB scores from last night include: Philadelphia 2, Washington 0; Boston 7, Cleveland 0; San Francisco 3, NY Mets 1; Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 2; Colorado 4, San Diego 3; Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 3; Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 1; and Minnesota 6, Oakland 4.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County hosts AC Flora. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Uncle Quincy's, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Union County Stadium for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 8/23/18

The Union County High School JV football game scheduled for tonight at AC Flora has been cancelled due to scheduling issues. The varsity contest at home against AC Flora will be played Friday night, as normal.

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Other week 1 high school football action includes: Gaffney at Greenwood, Broome at Woodruff, Spartanburg at Greer, Laurens at Clinton, Newberry at Abbeville, TL Hanna at Emerald, Mid-Carolina at Chapin, Whitmire at Great Falls, Northwestern at Byrnes, Boiling Springs at Westside, South Pointe at Rock Hill, Chesnee at Christ Church, Spring Valley at Dutch Fork, and Seneca at Chapman.

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The Atlanta Braves completed their sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, 2-1. Julio Teheran was the winning pitcher, going 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1. Ronald Acuna, Jr. hit his 20th home run in the contest. Atlanta improves to 71-55, 3 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. They lead the Washington Nationals by 7-1/2. The Mets are 15 games back, and the Marlins are last, 21 games back. The Braves will face the Miami Marlins in the first of a four-game series tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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In other MLB action, the Blue Jays blanked the Orioles, 6-0. The Brewers shut out the Reds, 4-0. The White Sox beat the Twins, 7-3. The Rangers knocked off the A's, 4-2. The Astros defeated the Mariners, 10-7. The Nationals edged the Phillies, 8-7. The Red Sox beat the Indians, 10-4. The Marlins knocked off the Yankees, 9-3. The Rays doubled up the Royals, 6-3. The Mets got by the Giants, 5-3. The Cubs had no problem overcoming the Tigers, 8-2. The Rockies beat the Padres, 6-2. The Diamondbacks won their matchup with the Angels, 5-1, and it was the Cardinals over the Dodgers, 3-1.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves open up their series at Miami. Braves pregame starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 8/22/18

Tomorrow night, the UCHS JV Yellow Jackets will be on the road at AC Flora.

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High school football continues this week, as Union County will host the AC Flora Falcons at Union County Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Some notable games for week 1 include: Gaffney at Greenwood, Broome at Woodruff, Spartanburg at Greer, Laurens at Clinton, Newberry at Abbeville, TL Hanna at Emerald, Mid-Carolina at Chapin, Whitmire at Great Falls, Northwestern at Byrnes, Boiling Springs at Westside, South Pointe at Rock Hill, Chesnee at Christ Church, Spring Valley at Dutch Fork, and Seneca at Chapman.

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The Atlanta Braves got another great pitching performance, this time from Kevin Gausman, as the Braves downed the Pirates, 6-1. Gausman pitched 8 shutout innings, giving up four hits, walking two and striking out five. Dansby Swanson was 2-4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. Atlanta improves to 70-55, first place in the NL East. The Braves will wrap up their series in Pittsburgh tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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In other MLB scores: Washington 10, Philadelphia 4; Toronto 8, Baltimore 2; Cleveland 6, Boston 3; Detroit 2, Chicago Cubs 1; NY Yankees 2, Miami 1; NY Mets 6, San Francisco 3; Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 1; Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 7; Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 2; San Diego 4, Colorado 3; Arizona 5, LA Angels 4; Oakland 6, Texas 0; Houston 3, Seattle 2; and St. Louis 5, LA Dodgers 2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves wrap up their series at Pittsburgh. Braves pregame starts at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/21/18

Union County JV and varsity volleyball will be in action today at Chester. The JV match starts at 5, with the varsity to follow around 7 p.m.

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In Atlanta Braves action last night, the Braves got an unexpected start from 20-year-old Bryce Wilson, now the youngest starter in the major leagues. The Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0. Wilson pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5. Freddie Freeman doubled and scored on a Nick Markakis RBI single. The Braves improve to 69-55, first place in the NL East. The Braves take on the Pirates again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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In other MLB action last night, Toronto defeated Baltimore, 5-3. Cleveland downed Boston, 5-4. The Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota, 8-5. San Francisco edged the NY Mets, 2-1. Tampa Bay shut out Kansas City, 1-0. Milwaukee got by Cincinnati, 5-2. Oakland blasted Texas, 9-0. Seattle beat Houston, 7-4, and it was St. Louis over the LA Dodgers, 5-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves continue their series at Pittsburgh. Braves pregame starts at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/20/18

High school football got underway in the Upstate this past Friday night. Scores from Week 0:

Spartanburg 52, Nation Ford 28; Dixie 19, Christ Church 0; St. Joseph's 40, Carolina Academy 14; Blacksburg 45, Buford 22; Broome 46, Central 14; Easley 17, Pickens 13; Eastside 22, Southside 18; Greenwood 28, South Aiken 14; Travelers Rest 36, Riverside 14; Landrum 42, Blue Ridge 0; Mid-Carolina 33, Whitmire 7; Daniel 38, Liberty 0; Ninety Six 62, Emerald 46; Greenville 41, Woodmont 23; Dorman 55, Wade Hampton 0; Woodruff 44, Chesnee 0; Byrnes 39, Greer 26; and Blythewood 38, Ridge View 21.

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Union County fell to Chapman Friday night, 59-40.

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Kurt Busch won the Bass Pro Shops NRA night race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.

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The Atlanta Braves were swept over the weekend in a four-game series by the Colorado Rockies. In Sunday's game, Colorado knocked off Atlanta, 4-2, on strength of Trevor Story's 26th home run of the season. Anibal Sanchez took the loss for the Braves. Freddy Freeman scored both Atlanta runs in the contest. The Braves remain in first place in the NL East with a 68-55 record. The Braves head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates. First pitch tonight is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Other MLB scores yesterday: Tampa Bay 2, Boston 0; NY Yankees 10, Toronto 2; Cincinnati 11, San Francisco 4; Cleveland 8, Baltimore 0; Miami 12, Washington 1; Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1; Minnesota 5, Detroit 4; Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 6; Milwaukee 2, St. Louis 1; Texas 4, LA Angels 2; Houston 9, Oakland 4; Arizona 4, San Diego 3; LA Dodgers 12, Seattle 1; and NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates. Braves pregame starts at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/17/18

The UCHS Lady Yellow Jackets tennis team defeated the Dorman Cavaliers in their first tennis match of the season, so congratulations to those ladies. Union County JV football fell to Chapman, 13-12.

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High school football is here, with Week 0 action tonight. Union County hosts Chapman. Coach Brian Thompson makes his head coaching debut for the Yellow Jackets in the game. Other notable matchups include: Chester at Aiken, Pickens at Easley, Greenwood at South Aiken, Blythewood at Ridge View; Northwestern at South Pointe; Blue Ridge at Landrum; Buford at Blacksburg; Central at Broome; Nation Ford at Spartanburg; Dorman at Wade Hampton; Emerald at Ninety Six; Mid-Carolina at Whitmire; Woodruff at Chesnee and Greer at Byrnes. We'll have the game for you live from Union County Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m. Rick Smith, Michael Bennett, Brad Valentine, and Mark Brock will be on the broadcast team this season. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show.

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In MLB action yesterday, the Rays downed the Yankees, 3-1. The Mets destroyed the Phillies  in game one of a doubleheader, 24-4. The Phillies exacted revenge in the second game, beating the Mets, 9-6. The Cubs shut out the Pirates, 1-0. The Nationals edged the Cardinals, 5-4. The Rangers beat the Angels, 8-6. The Twins got a 15-8 victory over the Tigers. The Royals downed the Blue Jays, 6-2, and the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres, 5-1.

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The Colorado Rockies knocked off the Braves yesterday, 5-3. Colorado snapped Ronald Acuna, Jr.'s home run streak as well as the Braves' 5-game winning streak. The Rockies rallied for 3 unearned runs in the 9th inning for the win.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County hosts Chapman. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Uncle Quincy's, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Union County Stadium for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 8/16/18

Union County JV and varsity volleyball will have a scrimmage at Gaffney. The JVs start at 5 p.m., with the varsity to follow at 6:30. UCHS JV football will be at Chapman tonight at 6 p.m.

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The high school football season gets underway tomorrow night. Some of the notable week 0 games include: Chester at Aiken, Pickens at Easley, Greenwood at South Aiken, Blythewood at Ridge View; Northwestern at South Pointe; Blue Ridge at Landrum; Buford at Blacksburg; Central at Broome; Nation Ford at Spartanburg; Dorman at Wade Hampton; Emerald at Ninety Six; Mid-Carolina at Whitmire; Woodruff at Chesnee; Greer at Byrnes; and Chapman at Union County. We'll have the game for you live from Union County Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Rick Smith, Michael Bennett, Brad Valentine, and Mark Brock will be on the broadcast team this season. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show. Union County defeated Chapman in 2016 but fell last year, 35-20.

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The Atlanta Braves won for the 14th time in their past 18 games with a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, maintaining their 2-game lead in the NL East over Philadelphia. The Braves chose not to retaliate when Jose Urena intentionally hit Ronald Acuna, Jr. near the left elbow on his first pitch, a 97-mph fastball. Incidentally, that was the fastest-ever first pitch that Urena had thrown in his career. Braves manager Brian Snitker and Urena were ejected from the game after the benches cleared. Acuna left the game just before the first pitch of the second inning was thrown. Acuna had homered in each of his previous five games, including three leadoff homers. Charlie Culberson scored on an Ender Inciarte grounder, and Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer, scoring Tyler Flowers, giving the Braves a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 4th. The Braves would score their final two runs in the bottom of the 6th on an RBI single by Ender Inciarte and a sac fly by Dansby Swanson. X-rays performed after the game on Acuna's elbow came back negative, but the Braves await the results of a CT scan to find out the extent of any injury. Since he did not record an official at-bat before exiting the game, his home run streak stands. The Braves take on the Colorado Rockies for the first of a four-game series tonight in Atlanta. Julio Teheran will face John Gray. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Colorado Rockies for the first of a four-game series. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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