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Sports For 9/19/14

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets football team wraps up its non-region schedule tonight. The Jackets travel to Abbeville to take on the Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Both Union County and Abbeville come into the matchup with 1-3 records. WBCU will be on the air with pregame programming starting at 4:30 with a re-airing of the UCHS Coach's Show, and then at 5:30 with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show.

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Other matchups of note this evening include: Boiling Springs at York, Broome at Newberry, Byrnes at Gaffney, Dutch Fork at Dorman, Greer at Emerald, Spartanburg at Greenwood, and Blacksburg at Woodruff.

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According to reports, the Union County High School JV team defeated Abbeville last night, 35-16. The Sims 8th grade football team lost to Fairforest, 34-6. The Sims 7th grade football team defeated Fairforest, 44-32.

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Football action from last night saw the Atlanta Falcons go up 56-0 over Tampa Bay in a 56-14 victory. Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown. In college football, #5 Auburn defeated #20 Kansas State, 20-14.

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South Carolina has their first road game of the season Saturday night, as they travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. We'll have the coverage of the game starting at 4:30 p.m. with the pregame show. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Due to our contract with the Gamecocks Radio Network, we won't be able to air Clemson's game at Florida State due to the conflicting time. Kickoff from Tallahassee is set for around 8 p.m. ABC has TV coverage of that game.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a sweep of the Boston Red Sox last night with a 3-2 victory. With the win, the Pirates moved 6 games ahead of Atlanta for the final wild card spot. The magic number for eliminating Atlanta from playoff contention is 5.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS football for you, as Union County travels to Abbeville to take on the Panthers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and we'll have pregame coverage starting with a re-airing of the UCHS Coach's Show at around 4:30. At 5:30, we'll begin the rest of our pregame coverage with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show.

Sports For 9/18/14

Middle school sports for today has the Sims 8th-grade football team hosting Fairforest today at 5 p.m. The Jonesville Middle School football team will be on the road for a game at EP Todd today at 5 p.m.

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The Union County High School JV football team will host Abbeville tonight at 7:30 p.m. The UCHS girls varsity tennis team has their third straight day of matches, as they host Broome today at the high school tennis courts at 4:30 p.m. The UCHS JV and varsity volleyball teams are in action today hosting Broome. The JV match is at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity squad takes the floor at 7.

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According to Sims volleyball coach Tracey Duncan, Sims lost to Florence Chapel 3-1. The scores were 25-7; 25-5; 23-25; and 25-6.  Duncan noted problems getting serves in and receiving the ball at times, but noted nice passing from Cayla Gregory, Aubrey Thompson, Bailey Betenbaugh, and Jordon Morris. She also said Shy Means and Ashunti Young served well at times. Sims plays Dawkins at home Monday at 4:30. 

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Florida State announced that starting quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the first half of Saturday night's game against Clemson for lewd comments he made earlier in the week in the student center. Sean Maguire will get the start for the Seminoles Saturday night at 8 p.m. ABC has TV coverage of the game.

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The Atlanta Braves salvaged a win in the series against the Washington Nationals last night, 3-1. It was only their second win in their last ten games. The Braves remain 5.5 games behind the Pirates for the second wild card spot, as Pittsburgh won their 10th in 12 games, 9-1 over Boston. Atlanta takes today off before a 3-game weekend series hosting the NY Mets. Next week, they host Pittsburgh for 4 games, and end the season with three games at Philadelphia.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the UCHS Coach's Show with Coach Steve Taneyhill for you from 4:45-5 p.m. Later, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05 to 8 p.m.

Sports For 9/17/14

Middle school sports for today has the Sims 7th-grade football team at Fairforest today at 5 p.m. The Sims volleyball team hosts Florence Chapel at 4:40 p.m. Jonesville's volleyball team hosts EP Todd today at 4:30 p.m., while Lockhart's volleyball team is on the road at Blacksburg at 4:30 p.m.

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The Union County High School varsity girls tennis team is on the road at Fort Mill today at 5 p.m.

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The SC Prep Media football poll is out. In class 4A, Dutch Fork holds the #1 spot, followed by York, Byrnes, North Augusta, and Fort Dorchester to round out the top 5. #6-10 are: Dorman, Goose Creek, Spartanburg, Summerville, and Boiling Springs. In class 3A, Myrtle Beach tops the poll, followed by Hartsville, Wren, Daniel, and AC Flora in the top 5. #6-10 are: Greer, Brookland-Cayce, Seneca, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, and Darlington. The class 2A poll has Dillon, Strom Thurmond, Timberland, Newberry, and Loris in the top 5. Woodruff, Fairfield Central, Chesnee, Marion, and Powdersville round out the top 10. In class 1A, Whitmire drops out of the poll after last week's loss. Christ Church remains #1, followed by Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Allendale-Fairfax, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, and Hemingway. Estill, Lamar, Great Falls, Lake View, and Calhoun County wraps up the top 10.

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The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles won the eastern division in their respective leagues last night. Baltimore clinched their first division title since 1997, while Washington knocked off the Braves 3-0 last night to clinch the NL East. The LA Angels have clinched a spot in the playoffs, as well. At 75-76, Atlanta is below .500 for the first time since the season opener. They trail the Pittsburgh Pirates by 5.5 games for the 2nd wild card spot. Atlanta will try to salvage a win in the series tonight at 7:10 p.m. against the Nationals.

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

Sports For 9/16/14

Miracle League of Union County action tonight has the Junior Minors in action, as Calverts Auto Sales takes on Textol at 6 p.m. on the Miracle League Field at the Timken Sports Complex.

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There are no middle school sports scheduled for today.

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The Union County High School girls varsity tennis team hosts Lancaster at 5 p.m. at the tennis courts at UCHS. The varsity girls' and boys' cross country teams are on the road at Lancaster at 5 p.m. The JV and varsity volleyball teams are in action at Union County High School tonight against Lancaster. The JV match begins at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity team takes the floor at 7 p.m.

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The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves last night, 4-2. With one more win in the series, Washington will clinch the NL East. The Braves are 75-75 on the season, 4.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the wild card race.

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The new FCS coaches' poll is out, and only 2 South Carolina schools made the top 25. Coastal Carolina is ranked 5th, unchanged since last week, and Furman drops to #21 from #12 following their 10-7 loss to Presbyterian. Charleston Southern and Wofford each received 3 votes in the poll. North Dakota State is ranked #1.

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Monday Night Football action last night saw the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 on a last-second field goal.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you at 5:55 p.m., as the Braves host the Washington Nationals in game 2 of a 3-game series. First pitch tonight is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports For 9/15/14

There is no Miracle League of Union County action scheduled for today. Both Senior teams have this week off.

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Middle school sports action for today has the Sims volleyball team in action, hosting Gable today at 4:30 p.m. The Jonesville Middle School volleyball team is at Lockhart today at 4:30 p.m.

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Middle school football action from last week saw the Sims 7th grade football team defeat Dawkins, 38-8. The Sims 8th-grade football team lost to Dawkins, 30-6.

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The Union County High School Yellow Jackets lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Greer Yellow Jackets Friday night, 28-22. With 7 seconds left, Greer faced 4th and long from Union County's 40-yard line with the score tied at 22. Greer receiver Zecchariah Glidden got open behind Union County's secondary and ran in untouched for the game-winning score. Union County standout receiver Shi Smith scored on a screen pass in the second quarter to give Union County a 12-3 lead, and scored again on a 69-yard run in the 4th quarter to tie the game at 22. Union County falls to 1-3 on the season, while Greer improves to 3-0. Union County has their final non-region game this Friday night at Abbeville High School. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks can say they beat Georgia by inches Saturday night in Columbia. The final score was 38-35. Georgia just missed a field goal to tie the game late in the 4th quarter, and a quarterback sneak by Dylan Thompson on 4th-and-inches barely cleared the last link of the measuring chains, enabling the Gamecocks to run out the clock and secure the victory. With the win, the Gamecocks improve to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while Georgia falls to 1-1, 0-1 in the conference. Next up for the Gamecocks is their first road trip of the year, as they head up to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Florida State remains at #1 in the AP top 25 football poll ahead of their matchup against Clemson Saturday night at 8 p.m. Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Auburn round out the top 5. #6-10 are: Texas A&M, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, and Mississippi. South Carolina jumped from #24 to #14, just behind Georgia, who fell to #13. Clemson moved up a spot to #22 despite being off Saturday. In the USA Today poll, Georgia is #14, South Carolina is #16, and Clemson is #24.

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The Carolina Panthers won their home opener Sunday, knocking off the Detroit Lions, 24-7. Carolina is one of 6 unbeaten NFL teams after 2 games. The Philadelphia Eagles have a chance to join that list tonight if they beat the Colts in Indianapolis. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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The Braves all but eliminated themselves from playoff contention this weekend, as the Texas Rangers swept the Braves. Texas came into the series with baseball's worst record. The Braves are now 10.5 games behind Washington in the NL East heading into this week's 3-game series. Washington can clinch the division with 2 wins over the Braves. Atlanta is now 4 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second wild card spot.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. Game 1 of the 3-game series starts tonight at 7:10 p.m. We'll have the pregame show for you at 5:55 p.m.

Sports For 9/12/14

The Union County High School boys and girls cross country teams will have another weekend meet tomorrow. The Coaches Classic at Sandhills is scheduled for tomorrow.

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The Union County High School Yellow Jackets renew Jacket Bowl tonight, as Union County hosts Greer at 7:30 p.m. We'll be on the air at 5:30 with the pregame coverage, starting with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. Before that, around 4:30 or so, we'll re-air the Union County High School Coach's Show with Steve Taneyhill.

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Other high school games of interest tonight include: Boiling Springs at Dutch Fork, Spartanburg at Gaffney, Byrnes at De La Salle, CA, and North at Whitmire. The Wolverines have opened their season with two straight wins and are #9 in the class 1A football poll.

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The Union County High School JV Jackets won at Greer last night, 12-10. They are 2-1 on the season and will host Abbeville next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Also, the Jonesville Middle School Wildcats football team won their season opener, shutting out Landrum, 18-0.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks host the Georgia Bulldogs in a crucial matchup of SEC East powers. We'll be on the air around 12:30 with the pregame show, and the kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.

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The Union County High School Marching Band will be the guest band at Wofford's home opener Saturday against North Greenville. The band will take part in the pre-game "Terrier Walk" parade into the stadium, provide in-game music from the stands, and perform at halftime, as well. Friends, family, and band supporters can take advantage of discounted $10 tickets to the game. You need to call Derrick Light at 864-597-4023 to reserve your tickets. All tickets will be left at "Will Call" at the video board ticket booth at Gibbs Stadium. To get the discount rate, you have to call no later than today at 5 p.m. The band booster club will receive 25% of the ticket proceeds from those discount tickets sold. Again, you must call Derrick Light to buy your tickets via credit card at 864-597-4023 before 5 p.m. today. Discount ticket rates will not be available at the Gibbs Stadium Box Office, and cash is not accepted at the "Will Call" window at Gibbs Stadium.

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As the Atlanta Braves took Thursday off, the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Milwaukee Brewers all won their games. The Braves are 8.5 games behind Washington in the NL East, and they are 2 games behind Pittsburgh for the 2nd wild card spot and 1/2 a game behind the Brewers. The Braves are in Arlington, TX, to take on baseball's worst team this year, the Texas Rangers. We'll have Sunday's game for you on WBCU at 1:50 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS football for you, as Jacket Bowl comes to Union County Stadium--Greer at Union County. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m., and we'll have pregame coverage starting at 5:30 p.m.

Sports For 9/11/14

Middle school sports action for today has the Sims Tigers 8th grade football team at Dawkins at 5 p.m.. The Jonesville Wildcats middle school football team hosts Landrum at 5 p.m. The Jonesville volleyball team hosts Ewing today at 4:30 p.m. The Lockhart Middle School volleyball team has a road match today at Pacolet at 4:30 p.m.

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The Union County High School JV football team is on the road at Greer this evening at 7:30 p.m. The girls varsity tennis team is on the road at Chester today at 4:30 p.m. The girls varsity volleyball team hosts Lewisville tonight at 7 p.m.

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The Union County High School Marching Band will be the guest band at Wofford's home opener Saturday against North Greenville. The band will take part in the pre-game "Terrier Walk" parade into the stadium, provide in-game music from the stands, and perform at halftime, as well. Friends, family, and band supporters can take advantage of discounted $10 tickets to the game. You need to call Derrick Light at 864-597-4023 to reserve your tickets. All tickets will be left at "Will Call" at the video board ticket booth at Gibbs Stadium. To get the discount rate, you have to call no later than tomorrow at 5 p.m. The band booster club will receive 25% of the ticket proceeds from those discount tickets sold. Again, you must call Derrick Light to buy your tickets via credit card at 864-597-4023 before 5 p.m. Friday. Discount ticket rates will not be available at the Gibbs Stadium Box Office, and cash is not accepted at the "Will Call" window at Gibbs Stadium.

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The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon, 6-2. The Braves move to within 8 games of the Nationals in the division race with 16 games remaining. Pittsburgh defeated Philadelphia last night, so the Braves remain 1.5 games behind the Pirates for the 2nd wild card spot. The Braves are off today before traveling to Arlington, TX, to take on the Texas Rangers this weekend. We will air Sunday's game on WBCU starting at 1:50 with the pregame show, and the first pitch slated for 3:05 p.m.

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Week 2 of the NFL season begins tonight at 8:25 p.m. on CBS, as the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Baltimore has made many off-field headlines this week, as they released running back Ray Rice following the public release of the video of a domestic violence incident. Other NFL action this week includes these 1 p.m. Sunday games: Miami at Buffalo, Atlanta at Cincinnati, New Orleans at Cleveland, Dallas at Tennessee, New England at Minnesota, Arizona at NY Giants, Jacksonville at Washington, and Detroit at Carolina. 4:00 games include: Seattle at San Diego, St. Louis at Tampa Bay, Kansas City at Denver, NY Jets at Green Bay, and Houston at Oakland. Sunday Night Football on NBC at 8:30 features Chicago at San Francisco, and Monday Night Football at 8:30 on ESPN has Philadelphia at Indianapolis.

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

Sports For 9/10/14

Middle school sports action for today has the Sims Tigers volleyball team at Granard at 4:30 p.m. The Sims 7th grade football team hosts Dawkins today. The Jonesville Wildcats middle school volleyball team opens its season on the road at Blacksburg at 4:30 p.m. The Lockhart Red Devils volleyball team also opens the season on the road. They travel to take on Ewing at 4:30 p.m.

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The Union County High School JV and varsity volleyball teams are in action today on the road at Laurens. The JV match begins at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity squad takes the floor at 7.

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The Miracle League of Union County had their fall season opener Monday night. Anthony Giles with Gary Horvath Orthodontics opened the season singing the national anthem.  Christopher Barth with Frank Hart Allstate kept the fans entertained with his dance moves during the changing of innings. Leadoff hitter for Frank Hart Allstate was Spiro Pavleros, and green light batter was Carolyn Sutter. Leadoff hitter for Gary Horvath Orthodontics was Anthony Giles, and green light batter was Casey Smith. Power hitters during Monday's game were Lisa Moss and Jenny Muckenfuss. The Miracle League had several new players and lots of new fans cheering them on. Buddies for the players were the UCHS cross country boys and girls teams and UCHS girls tennis team.

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The SC Prep Media Poll is out for this week. In 4A, Dutch Fork and Byrnes share the #1 spot. York is #3, Summerville comes in at #4, and Boiling Springs rounds out the top 5. #6-10 are: North Augusta, Fort Dorchester, Dorman, Goose Creek, and Spartanburg. In 3A, Myrtle Beach remains at #1, followed by Hartsville, Wren, Daniel, and South Pointe. #6-10 are A.C. Flora, Greer, Seneca, Brookland-Cayce, and Orangeburg-Wilkinson. In class 2A, Dillon holds the #1 spot, followed by Strom Thurmond, Timberland, Newberry, and Loris. #6-10 are Woodruff, Batesburg-Leesville, Fairfield Central, Chesnee, and Keenan. In class 1A, Christ Church retains the #1 spot. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler is #2, followed by Allendale-Fairfax, Lamar, and Bamberg-Ehrhardt. #6-10 are Hemingway, Estill, Great Falls, Whitmire, and Calhoun County and St. Joseph's tied for the 10th spot. Congratulations to the Whitmire Wolverines, who have started the season 2-0.

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The start times for South Carolina's and Clemson's games on September 20th have been set. The South Carolina Gamecocks hit the road for the first time this season on the 20th, as they take on Vanderbilt in Nashville. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on the SEC Network. WBCU will have the pregame show for you starting at 5:30 on the 20th. The Clemson Tigers travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State on the 20th at 8 p.m. on ABC. We will not be able to air the game on WBCU due to our contractual obligation to the Gamecocks Radio Network.

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The Atlanta Braves gave up 4 runs to Washington in the first inning last night, and that carried the Nationals to a 6-4 victory. The Braves are now 9 games behind Washington. With Pittsburgh's loss to Philadelphia, the Braves remain 1.5 games behind the Pirates for the 2nd wild card spot. The Braves try to salvage a win in the series this afternoon. First pitch against the Nationals is set for 4:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you at 2:50 p.m., as the Braves wrap up their series in Washington against the Nationals. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. Time permitting, after the game we'll have SC Sports Talk for you until 8 p.m.

Sports For 9/9/14

UCHS sports for today has the girls' varsity tennis team with a match at Woodruff this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The varsity girls and boys cross country teams will be running at South Pointe today at 5 p.m.

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The Miracle League of Union County was scheduled to begin its fall schedule last night. They have two games scheduled tonight, as well. At 6 p.m. in Junior Minors action, Calverts Auto Sale faces Textol. At 7 p.m., the Senior Majors take the field, as Civitan takes on the Fantastics.

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Monday Night Football premiered last night for the 2014 season, with two games featured. In the early game, the Detroit Lions scored early and often, defeating the NY Giants, 35-14. In the late game, San Diego carried a 17-6 lead into the fourth quarter but could not hold it, as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Chargers, 18-17.

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The Atlanta Braves lost another game in their struggle to make the playoffs. The Braves fell to the Nationals, 2-1. Atlanta is 8 games behind Washington in the NL East, and the Nationals' magic number to clinch the division was reduced to 12. The magic number refers to the total number of Washington wins and Atlanta losses needed to clinch the division. Pittsburgh also won last night, so the Braves are now 1.5 games behind the Pirates for the 2nd wild card spot. Tonight's first pitch for the Braves at Nationals is again set for 7:05 p.m.

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The Braves released their tentative schedule for 2015 yesterday. The season is scheduled to open April 6th at the Miami Marlins. The home opener for the Braves is scheduled for April 10th against the New York Mets. In interleague action, the Braves will face the teams of the American League East, starting with three games at the Toronto Blue Jays from April 17th through April 19th. The 2015 season will wrap up with three games at Turner Field against the St. Louis Cardinals from October 2nd through the 4th.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks are early 6-point underdogs against the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. The Clemson Tigers are off this week as they prepare to take on #1 Florida State on September 20th. Head Coach Dabo Swinney says that despite backup quarterback Deshaun Watson's success, Cole Stoudt remains the Tigers' starting quarterback for the game.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta continues their series at the Washington Nationals. We'll be on the air at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports For 9/8/14

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets knew the Spartanburg Vikings would be formidable foes, and in the end, the Jackets fell, 32-7. However, the game was closer than the score indicated, as the Jackets had several drives deep into Viking territory but could not come up with a score when they needed it. Union County falls to 1-2 on the season, while Spartanburg improves to 1-1. Union County returns home for another edition of Jacket Bowl against Greer Friday night. Kickoff at Union County Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m., and WBCU will have all the action for you.

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Saturday was a better day for our area football teams. Clemson defeated the SC State Bulldogs, 73-7. It was the most points they've scored in a game since scoring 82 against Wake Forest in 1981. The Tigers take this week off in preparation for their September 20th contest at Florida State. The Gamecocks defeated East Carolina Saturday night for their first win of the year, 33-23. Next up for the Gamecocks is a Saturday contest hosting the Georgia Bulldogs. Kickoff Saturday is set for 3:30 p.m.

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There was a shakeup near the top of this week's AP football poll, as Oregon leapfrogged Alabama for the #2 spot. Florida State remains #1. Your top 5 are: Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Auburn. #6-10 are: Georgia, Texas A&M, Baylor, Southern California, and LSU. Despite their win, South Carolina dropped 3 more spots in the poll to #24, while Clemson held steady at #23. In the USA Today poll, Alabama retains the #2 spot ahead of Oregon. South Carolina drops to #23, while Clemson remains at #24.

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The Carolina Panthers opened up their NFL season Sunday at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers defeated Tampa Bay, 20-14. Carolina raced out to a 17-0 lead before Tampa Bay scored their 2 touchdowns to close the gap. The Panthers have their home opener Sunday at 1 p.m. against the Detroit Lions.

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The Atlanta Braves dropped two of three to the Miami Marlins over the weekend, including a 4-0 decision yesterday afternoon. The Braves are 7 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East, and now are 1/2 game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second wild card spot. The Braves are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Braves try to make up ground in the division race with three games in Washington. First pitch today is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves take on the Washington Nationals in Washington. The pregame show airs at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports For 9/5/14

The Union County High School cross country teams will be up early tomorrow for the annual Eye Opener meet at Milliken Research Center. The meet actually begins tonight with collegiate races, but the high schools begin running in the morning. They will have an international girls race at 8, boys at 8:30, and then championship races for the girls at 9 and the boys at 9:30. JV races are set for 10 for the girls and 10:30 for the boys. A total of 83 high schools will compete, including Union County High School. Schools from South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia will participate.

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The Union County High School Yellow Jackets face a tough road test tonight as they travel to Spartanburg to take on the Vikings. Tavien Feaster, Spartanburg's standout junior running back, by some accounts the #16 player in the country, looks to be the main threat, but the Vikings are always a tough opponent. Union County looks to avenge last year's 51-21 loss. The game will be played at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Other games of note this evening include: Abbeville at Chesnee, Gaffney at Boiling Springs, Clinton at Newberry, Greenwood at Dorman, and South Pointe at York.

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A report from last night's JV football game indicated that Spartanburg defeated Union County, 34-22. The JV Jackets are 1-1 on the season.

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Athletic Director Will Hickson announced that there will be a tailgate party at Mr. Gatti's in Spartanburg tomorrow night prior to Union County's game against Spartanburg. The tailgate party is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. When you go, sign in and indicate you are from Union County. When you do, proceeds will go back to benefit our Union County students. Come out and support our young people at Mr. Gatti's from 4-7, and then head over to Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College to cheer on the Yellow Jackets.

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The Union County High School Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations of individuals to be considered for the Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate an individual from any of the county's former high schools (Sims, Jonesville, Lockhart, or Union), or Union County High School, please do so by calling Will Hickson at 429-1750, ext. 22, or fill out the Hall of Fame form and return it to Union County High School. The nominations are due next Tuesday, September 9th.

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The Clemson Tigers look to claim their first win of the season in their home opener tomorrow against SC State. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m., and we'll have the pregame show for you at 10:30. The Gamecocks also are looking for their first win, as they host the East Carolina Pirates tomorrow at 7 p.m. We'll be on the air after Clemson football at around 5 p.m. with the pregame show, and kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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The Atlanta Braves take on the Miami Marlins in Miami this weekend. The Braves find themselves in a tie for the 2nd wild card spot with the Milwaukee Brewers. They remain 7 games behind Washington. The Nationals face the Phillies this weekend.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have UCHS football for you, as the Yellow Jackets travel to Spartanburg to take on the Vikings. We'll re-air the UCHS Coach's Show with Steve Taneyhill just before 4:30 p.m. After that, we'll have the 4:30 news report and the Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5. At around 5:30, we'll begin our pregame programming with the Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show. Kickoff from Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg is set for 7:30 p.m.

Sports For 9/4/14

Middle school sports action for today has the Jonesville Middle School football team in a jamboree at Sims Middle School. The jamboree is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. Both the 7th and 8th grade Sims Middle School teams will participate in the jamboree.

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The UCHS JV football team will host Spartanburg tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Athletic Director Will Hickson announced that there will be a tailgate party at Mr. Gatti's in Spartanburg tomorrow night prior to Union County's game against Spartanburg. The tailgate party is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. When you go, sign in and indicate you are from Union County. When you do, proceeds will go back to benefit our Union County students. Come out and support our young people at Mr. Gatti's from 4-7, and then head over to Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College to cheer on the Yellow Jackets.

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This week's SC Prep Media Poll is out. In 4A, Dutch Fork is #1, followed by Byrnes, York, Summerville, Boiling Springs, North Augusta, Fort Dorchester, Spartanburg, Goose Creek, and Dorman. In class 3A, Myrtle Beach is #1, followed by South Pointe, Hartsville, Wren, Daniel, Seneca, Greer, Marlboro County, AC Flora, and BHP. Union County received votes but fell out of the rankings this week. In 2A, Dillon is #1. After that, it's Strom Thurmond, Batesburg-Leesville, Timberland, Newberry, Loris, Woodruff, Fairfield Central, Abbeville, and Chesnee. In 1A, Christ Church leads the way, followed by Allendale-Fairfax, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Lamar, Hemingway, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Williston-Elko, Carver's Bay, Estill, and Southside Christian. Following their first win in 45 games, Whitmire received votes in the 1A poll.

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The Atlanta Braves finally scored against the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday afternoon. Their 7 runs were enough to defeat Philadelphia, 7-4. With Milwaukee's loss to the Chicago Cubs last night, the Braves pulled to within 1/2 game of the 2nd wild card spot. The Braves are off today before beginning a weekend series at the Miami Marlins.

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The NFL football season kicks off tonight at 8:30 p.m., as the Green Bay Packers take on the defending Super Bowl champions, Seattle Seahawks. The game will be televised on NBC.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the Union County High School Coach's Show with Steve Taneyhill at 4:45 p.m. From 6:05-8 p.m., we'll have SC Sports Talk for you.

Sports For 9/3/14

Union County High School sports action for today has the varsity volleyball team on the road for a match at Lewisville. The match starts at 7pm.

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There are no middle school sports activities scheduled today.

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The Atlanta Braves have managed just three hits in two games against the Philadelphia Phillies, and they are still trying to find a way to score. The Phillies beat the Braves last night, 4-0. The Braves missed a chance to move up in the standings, as both the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers lost last night. As it stands, Atlanta remains 7 games behind Washington for the division lead, and a game and a half out of the second wild card spot.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies switched positions in the AP football poll this week. Texas A&M jumps from #21 to #9, while the Gamecocks fall to #21 from #9. Clemson also dropped in the rankings, from #16 to #23. The top 5 are: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Auburn. #6-10 are: Georgia, Michigan State, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Baylor. LSU lands at #12, Mississippi is #15, Notre Dame is #16, North Carolina is tied with South Carolina at #21, Missouri is #24, and Louisville is #25. In the USA Today poll, South Carolina is #21, and Clemson is #24.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series with the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. The first pitch is at 12:10pm, and we'll join the game in progress after an abbreviated noon report at around 12:40pm. From 6:05-8pm, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you.

Sports For 9/2/14

There are no middle school or high school sports scheduled for today.

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UCHS Athletic Director Will Hickson told WBCU that there will be a tailgate party Friday night from 4-7 at Mr. Gatti's in Spartanburg. If you sign in saying you are from Union County, proceeds will go back to our students. Hickson asks you to come out and support our young people and then go and cheer on our Jackets.

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The Union County High School Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations of individuals to be considered for the Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate an individual from any of the county's former high schools (Sims, Jonesville, Lockhart, or Union), or Union County High School, please do so by calling Will Hickson at 429-1750, ext. 22, or fill out the Hall of Fame form and return it to Union County High School. The nominations are due next Tuesday, September 9th.

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The Atlanta Braves were held hitless yesterday by Cole Hamels and a trio of Philadelphia Phillies relievers in a 7-0 loss. The Braves fell 7 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East, and they are 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the second wild card spot. The Braves continue their 3-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies today. The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

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The Louisville Cardinals won their ACC debut, defeating the Miami Hurricanes Monday night, 31-13. In other college football news, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier has said that running back Mike Davis is doubtful for Saturday night's contest with the East Carolina Pirates, adding that Davis is being kept out of practice most of this week. Davis has been suffering from a badly bruised rib.

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The NFL season kicks off Thursday night on NBC with the Green Bay Packers at the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons host the New Orleans Saints Sunday at 1 on FOX, and the Carolina Panthers open up on the road at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at 4:25 p.m. on FOX. The Sunday night game on NBC is Indianapolis at Denver, and Monday Night Football features a doubleheader. At 7:10 p.m., the NY Giants take on the Detroit Lions in Detroit, and at 10:20, it's the San Diego Chargers at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves for you, as the Braves host the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of a three-game series. The pregame show is at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. 

Sports For 9/1/14

The Union County High School Yellow Jackets traveled to Newberry High School Friday night to take on the Newberry Bulldogs, in a game you heard right here on WBCU. The Jackets and Bulldogs traded points for most of the game, but the Bulldogs were able to capitalize on a late fumble by Jackets QB De’arrius Smith to claim a 40-35 win over the Jackets.  The Jackets did have a great offensive game from Smith and several Jacket receivers including Shi Smith, who had a kickoff return for a touchdown.  The Jackets, now 1-1 on the season, get back into action Friday night as they travel to Spartanburg to take on the Spartanburg High School Vikings at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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One local team did fare well on Friday night, as the Whitmire Wolverines claimed their first victory in 45 tries as they defeated Calhoun Falls 42-0 in Whitmire on Friday night. Whitmire is coached by first-year head coach and Union native Charlie Jenkins. Congratulations to Coach Jenkins and Whitmire on ending a long 44-game losing streak Friday night.

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The Clemson Tigers also fell on hard times Saturday night as they fell to the Georgia Bulldogs by a score of 45-21 at Sanford Stadium in Athens.  The Tigers stayed in the game until late, and were actually only down three points  with 10 minutes to go.  The Bulldogs outgained the Tigers 211 yards to -19 in the fourth quarter to help secure the win.  Clemson was led by Cole Stoudt, who went 15-18 passing for 130 yards and 1 interception. Tiger running back CJ Davidson had 13 rushes for 66 yards, and Mike Williams led the way for Tiger receivers with 3 catches for 88 yards.  The Bulldogs were  led by running back Todd Gurley, who carried the ball 15 times for 198 yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, and one kickoff returned for a TD. Clemson had a total of 102 rushing yards on the night on 44 carries. The Tigers get back into action Saturday afternoon against South Carolina State at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, with the kickoff scheduled for 12:30. 

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The Atlanta Braves took two out of three against the Miami Marlins over the weekend with wins on Friday and Sunday.  Sunday's game was a gem pitched by braves hurler Alex Wood as the Braves won 1-0, the only run coming  on a homer by Braves catcher Evan Gattis. The Braves are now 1.5 games out of the wild card and six behind the Nationals in the NL East. The Braves kick off a 3-game series with the Phillies today, with the  first pitch scheduled for 1:10pm.

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Coming up today on WBCU, we'll have Braves baseball for you at 1:10, as the Braves take on the Phillies. Coming up this evening, we will have Sports Talk for you from 6 until 8pm.

Sports For 8/29/14

The Union County Yellow Jackets look to build on the momentum they gained after last week’s victory over Gaffney in the final seconds. Union County hits the road to face the Newberry Bulldogs. Union County beat the Bulldogs last year at home, 35-17. The kickoff time has been changed from the normal 7:30 start to 8:00. We’ll begin our pregame coverage at 5:30 with the Union County High School Coach’s Show with Coach Steve Taneyhill, followed by the Ben’s Paint Pick ‘Em Show and all the other pregame festivities. Rick Smith, Brad Valentine, and Daniel Prince will have the game for you.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks’ 18-game home winning streak came to an end last night. The #9 Gamecocks fell to the #21 Texas A&M Aggies, 52-28. The Gamecocks defense had no answers for quarterback Kenny Hill, who passed for a school record 511 yards in his first start as an Aggie. Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson put up 366 yards and 4 touchdowns against A&M in the losing effort. The Gamecocks host the East Carolina Pirates next Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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Clemson continues its preparations for opening day tomorrow in Athens, GA, as the #16 Tigers take on the #12 Georgia Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are 7.5 point favorites in the game. Kickoff is at 5:30, and the pregame show begins at 2:30 Saturday on WBCU.

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The Carolina Panthers shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers last night in their final preseason game, 10-0.

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The Atlanta Braves beat the NY Mets last night, 6-1. With the win, the Braves move to within 6 games of the Washington Nationals in the NL East. The Braves host the Miami Marlins in a 3-game weekend series. The only game we will broadcast is Sunday’s, which will start at 3:55 p.m. with the pregame show, and a 5:10 p.m. first pitch.

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Today on WBCU, we’ll have UCHS football for you, as the Yellow Jackets hit the road to face Newberry High School. The pregame festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the UCHS Coach’s Show with Steve Taneyhill, and the kickoff is set for 8 p.m.

Sports For 8/28/14

UCHS Sports Activities Today Has The Varsity Lady Jackets Volleyball Team On The Road At Mid-Carolina For A 7pm Match.  The UCHS JV Football Team Will Host Newberry At The UCHS Practice Field At 7:30pm.

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Union County's Contest Friday Night At Newberry Has Been Changed From A 7:30pm Kickoff To An 8pm Kickoff.  Newberry High School Made That Decision.

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The UCHS Varsity Football Team Has Moved Into A Tie For 10th Place In The Latest Media Class 3A Football Top 10.

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The Atlanta Braves And N.Y. Mets Complete Their 3-Game Series Tonight In New York At 7:10pm.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have Braves Baseball For You At 5:55pm, As The Braves Take On The Mets In New York.  The 1st Pitch Is Set For 7:10pm.

Sports For 8/27/14

There Are No UCHS Sports Activities Scheduled For Today.

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A Reminder That The Gamecock Football Team Begins Their Season Tomorrow At 6pm As They Host The Texas A&M Aggies At Williams-Brice Stadium.  WBCU Will Carry The Contest Beginning At 3pm.  The Clemson Tigers Begin Their Season On Saturday As They Travel To Athens, Georgia, To Take On The Georgia Bulldogs.  The Kickoff Is Set For 5:30pm And Can Be Heard On WBCU Beginning At 2:30pm.

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The Atlanta Braves And N.Y. Mets Conclude Their Brief 2-Game Series At Citi Field In New York At 7:10pm.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have Braves Baseball For You, As The Braves Take On The Mets In New York.  The 1st Pitch Is Set For 7:10pm.

Sports For 8/26/14

The Atlanta Braves Gained 1/2 Game In The Playoff Race And The NL East Last Night, As Both Washington And San Francisco Lost. The Braves Are 1/2 Game Behind The Giants For The Second Wild Card Spot, And 7.5 Games Behind Washington In The NL East. The Braves Travel To New York To Take On The Mets Tonight At 7:10pm. Air Time Tonight On WBCU Will Be 5:55pm.

Sports For 8/25/14

The UCHS Varsity Football Team Began Their Season On  Positive Note At Union Co. Stadium On Friday Night As They Defeated The Gaffney Indians By The Score Of 29-28. The Jackets Are 1-0 This Season, While Gaffney Falls To 0-1.  The Jackets Led 14-7 At The Half And 20-7 In The 3rd Quarter. The Indians Responded With 28 Unanswered Points To Take A 28-20 Lead With 5 Minutes Remaining In The Contest.  Quarterback Dierrius Smith Hit Shi Smith With A 52-Yard Touchdown Play To Cut The Lead To 28-26.  The 2-Point Conversion Failed, And The Jacket Defense Forced A 3-And-Out By The Gaffney Offense. After A Shanked Punt, The Jackets Took Over At The Indian 42-Yard Line And Drove Down To The 2 Before Blake Berry Drilled A 19-Yard Field Goal As Time Expired To Give The Jackets An Exciting Victory.  The Jackets Travel To Newberry Friday Night For A 7:30pm Kickoff With The Bulldogs At Newberry High School.

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The JV Jackets Will Host Newberry This Thursday At 7:30pm At The UCHS Practice Field.

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The  Carolina Panthers Fell To New England By The Score Of 30-7.

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The Atlanta Braves Have Today Off Before Opening A 3-Game Series With The N.Y. Mets Tuesday In New York. They Fell To The Cincinnati Reds Sunday, 5-3. The Braves Trail Washington By 8 Games In The NL East.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have Sports Talk For You From 6:05pm Until 8pm.

Sports For 8/22/14

The UCHS Varsity Football Team Kicks Off Regular Season Play Tonight As They Host Gaffney At Union Co. Stadium.  The Kick Off Is Set For 7:30pm And Can Be Heard On WBCU Beginning At 5:30pm With The Ben's Paint Pick 'Em Show.  Following The Pick 'Em Show, We Will Be Broadcasting Live From Bojangles With The Bojangles Tailgate Show.  At Around 6:30pm, We Will Have Stan Olenik's Upstate High School Preview Show With Coach Mike Anthony.  Following Stan Olenik's Show, We Will Have The Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches Corner, Where Bo Will Be Talking To Gaffney Head Coach Dan Jones And Union Co.'s Steve Taneyhill About Tonight's Contest. Around 7:15pm, We Will Be Live Back At Union Co. Stadium Getting You Ready For The Kick Off At 7:30pm.  Following The Contest, We Will Have Stan Olenik's  Greenville Tech Upstate High School Scoreboard Show Getting You Caught Up On All Of The Contests That Were Played Tonight.  Coach Taneyhill Has Challenged All Jacket Fans To Pack The Stadium Wearing All Black And "Black Out" The Stadium, As The Team Will Be Wearing All-Black Uniforms.  Also At Halftime, The UCHS State Champion Lady Jackets Softball Team Will Be Given Their State Championship Rings.  Let's Pack The Stadium And Cheer The Jackets To Victory.

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There Are Also A Few More Contests We Will Be Keeping Up With, Including Clinton At A.C. Flora,  Byrnes At Northwestern, And Sumter At York.

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The Atlanta Braves And Cincinnati Reds Continue Their 4-Game Series In Cincinnati, With The 1st Pitch Set For 7:10pm. The Braves Beat The Reds Last Night, 8-0. The Braves Are Currently 7 Games Behind Washington, And 1 Game Behind San Francisco For The 2nd Wild Card Position.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have UCHS Football For You At 5:30pm, As The Jackets Host The Gaffney Indians At Union Co. Stadium.  The Kick Off Is Set For 7:30pm.  Due To High School Football, We Will Not Carry The Braves Game For You Tonight.

Sports For 8/21/14

There Are No UCHS Sports Activities Scheduled For Today.

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There Will Be No JV Football Contest This Thursday Night, As The S.C. High School League Allows Only 10 Games Played With The JV Teams.  Since Gaffney Is A 4A Team, They Play 11 Regular Season Contests And Chose Not To Schedule Union Co.  The JV Jackets Open Their Season Next Thursday Night As They Host Newberry At 7:30pm.

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The State Champion UCHS Lady Jackets Softball Team Will Receive Their State Championship Rings This Friday Night At Halftime Of The Union County And Gaffney Contest.  Come On Out And Support Them!

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The Atlanta Braves Open A 4-Game Series With The Cincinnati Reds In Cincinnati Tonight At 7:10pm. The Braves Fell To The Pirates Last Night, 3-2.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have  Braves Baseball For You At 5:55pm, As The Braves Take On The Reds In Game 1 Of A 4-Game Series In Cincinnati.  The 1st Pitch Is Set For 7:10pm.

Sports For 8/20/14

There Are No UCHS Sports Activities Scheduled For Today.

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Single Game Tickets Are On Sale For South Carolina Home Football Contests With East Carolina, Missouri, Furman, Tennessee, And South Alabama.  The Georgia And Texas A&M Contests Are Sold Out.

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The Atlanta Braves And Pittsburgh Pirates Conclude Their 3-Game Series In Pittsburgh Tonight At 7:05pm. The Braves Beat The Pirates Last Night, 11-3, Moving Into A Tie With San Francisco For The Second NL Wild Card Spot. They Remain 6 Games Behind Washington In The NL East.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have Braves Baseball For You At 5:50pm, As The Braves Take On The Pirates In Pittsburgh.  The 1st Pitch Is Set For 7:05pm.

Sports For 8/19/14

The UCHS Lady Yellow Jacket Tennis Team Will Scrimmage Clover At 5pm At The UCHS Tennis Courts.

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The USC Gamecocks Are Ranked #9 And Clemson #16 In The Preseason AP Football Poll.  Florida State Is Ranked #1 And Alabama Is #2.

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The Carolina Panthers Are 1-1 In The Preseason And Travel To New England This Friday Night For Their 3rd Preseason Contest.

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The Atlanta Braves And Pittsburgh Pirates Continue Their 3-Game Series Tonight In Pittsburgh At 7:05pm. The Braves Beat The Pirates Last Night, 7-3.  The Braves Have Won 4 In A Row And Remain 6 Games Behind Washington In The NL East.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have Braves Baseball For You At 5:50pm, As The Braves Take On The Pittsburgh Pirates In Game 2 Of Their 3-Game Series In Pittsburgh.  The 1st Pitch Is Set For 7:05pm.

Sports For 8/18/14

The UCHS Varsity Football Team Completed Their Preseason On A Winning Note This Past Friday At Union Co. Stadium, As They Defeated The Defending 4A State Champion Northwestern Trojans In A 4-Quarter Scrimmage By The Score Of 30-22. The Jackets Got Good Performances From Starting Quarterback Dierrius Smith, And A Number Of Wide Receivers Had Good Performances.  The Jackets Open Regular Season Play This Friday Night At 7:30pm At Union Co. Stadium, As They Host Gaffney.  The JVs Travel To Gaffney Thursday At 7:30pm.

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The Atlanta Braves Open A 3-Game Series With The Pittsburgh Pirates In Pittsburgh Tonight At 7:05pm.

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Today On WBCU, We Will Have Braves Baseball For You At 5:50pm, As The Braves Take On The Pittsburgh Pirates In Pittsburgh.  The 1st Pitch Is Set For 7:05pm.

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