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Registration under way for Flag, Stinger football and cheerleading

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Recreation Department’s Flag and Stinger football and cheerleading programs are currently holding registration through Aug. 1.Those who are interested in signing up may do so from 9-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Union County Recreation Department, located at 111 Thomas Street, Union.Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and proof of medical insurance to registration.The registration fee for Flag Football (for ages 6-9) is $30. The child must be six years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014 and cannot turn 10 years old before Sept. 1, 2014.

 

Perfect Storm: Almirola’s storybook win a dream come true

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Aric Almirola loves to work on cars. To race them, he says is a bonus.And to become the first driver of Cuban descent to win in NASCAR’s top series, as he did Sunday at Daytona International Speedway for Richard Petty Motorsports, is fulfillment of a dream beyond any expectations.Almirola, 30, grew up not far from Daytona and raced go-karts in the shadow of the World Center of Racing. He attended the University of Central Florida and was...

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Union County Dragway results

SANTUC — These are the results from Saturday, July 5 at the Union County DragwayProWin — Terry BrannonR/up — Lonnie PlylerSemi — Clint Gordon, Fred WestDash Winner — Sammy HollingsworthModifiedWin — Gary BurelR/up — Benji SmithSemi — Randy Armstrong, Artie Vaughn...

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‘League of Intrigue,’ Blanchard win TSW matches

UNION — Around 200 people enjoyed a hot night of pro wrestling action under the Union County Fairgrounds picnic shelter Saturday evening.Trans-South Wrestling presented a six-match wrestling card over the weekend. Coach GB McDaniel and student athletes from the Union County Yellow Jackets Wrestling Program were guests during the event.The main event was a six-man tag-team match pitting the team of Alex Avgerinos and TSW Tag Team Champions Deon Johnson and Dirty aga...

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Kahne’s win is a Daytona Double for JR Motorsports

DAYTONA, Fla. — It was a return trip to Victory Lane for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as a car owner for JR Motorsports.This time it was Kasey Kahne in his #5 Hellman’s Chevy Camaro rolling into the winners circle for the Subway Firecracker 250.In February, Dale Jr. had Regan Smith bring home the trophy. Friday night’s three-wide, white-knuckle racing saw Kahne barely edge out teammate Smith. The margin of victory was .021 seconds.It marked Kahne’...

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Local softball players headed to ASA Nationals in San Diego, CA

UNION COUNTY — Two local softball players will be headed to San Diego, Ca the week of July 27 to compete in the 14U ASA/USA National Tournament.Abbie Valentine and Katelyn Petty, both members of the Union County High School Softball team, will participate in the tournament with their travel team, 3rd Degree. This travel team was started five years ago by Shane Wallace from Gaffney with the intent of preparing girls to play softball at the highest level in a family-oriented Ch...

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Late pass gives Harvick Nationwide win at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. — A late-race pass on Kyle Busch on the final restart of the night awarded Kevin Harvick of JR Motorsports the win Friday night at Kentucky Speedway in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.Harvick should thank Brad Keselowski for the trophy after Keselowski foiled late in the race with a speeding penalty on Lap 148, which put him behind and opened the door for a classic shoot-out between two former Nation...

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Keselowski wins from the pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brad Keselowski climbed six positions over the final 47 laps to pick up his second win of the season in dominating fashion in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.By winning, Keselowski guarantees himself a berth into the Chase and also becomes the first two-time winner at the 1.5-mile speedway in three years.

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Dixie Youth fields first 5-6-year-old All-Star Team

UNION — A group of local five- and six-year-old baseball players made Union County history this year.This was the first year in which Union County Dixie Youth Baseball included an age group for ages 5-6, and after a full season, a group of 12 players comprised the first-ever Union County Dixie Youth 5-6-year-old All-Star Team.Those 12 players were Donald Boone, LJ Bates, Mason Greer, DJ Gregory, States Farr, AJ Shaw, Nolan Stines, TJ Salter, Nathan Weaver, Quan Jet...

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Trans-South Wrestling this Saturday

UNION — Trans-South Wrestling will present a card of pro matches under the picnic shelter at Union County Fairgrounds.After an indoor event during hot temperatures in June, TSW’s next event will take place outside, at the request of both wrestlers and fans.“That metal building gets really hot,” said senior TSW referee Tracy Rash. “If it was that warm in June, I would hate to see what July would be like.”The matches are set f...

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Union County Dragway results

SANTUC — These are the results from Saturday, June 28 at the Union County Dragway.ProWin — Ed PauleyR/up — Jim TenchSemi — Todd RobinsonDash Winner — Tim GarrettModifiedWin — Doug TaylorR/up — Jason NeelySemi — Jim WoodDash Winner — Greg Schramm...

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Dixie Youth All-Star team wins two regional games

UNION COUNTY — A local Dixie Youth All-Star team was 2-1 in a regional tournament as of Wednesday afternoon.The Dixie Youth OZone District 2 All Stars Tournament (for 11- and 12-year-olds) began Saturday in Gaffney.The Union County Dixie Youth OZone All-Stars played their first game of the double elimination tournament on Sunday, defeating Clover in a final score of 9-3. Kaleb Small hit a double, and Kee’Sean Glover, Jerel Dawkins, Rhett Cannon, Ralph Peake, ...

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