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Rebels Topple #1 Ninety Six on the Road 6-2
VNN Report
web posted April 22, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels Varsity Baseball team knocked of the #1 ranked team in AA Tuesday night with a 6-2 victory over Ninety Six on the road. The Rebels now are in a tie for first place in Region II. On the season the Rebels are 16-3 and 8-1 in the Region.
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Johnson Receives Basketball Scholarship to Southern Union State
web posted April 20, 2015
SPORTS – Daquarius Johnson, a senior at Strom Thurmond High School, has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. Daquarius is considered to have played a major role in leading the men's basketball team to the final four in the playoffs for the first time in school history.
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Lady Rebels #2 in Region after Win over Batesburg-Leesville
web posted April 20, 2015
SPORTS – With rain threatening all day long Friday, Strom Thurmond athletic director, Doug Painter, made the call to swap the JV and varsity game times. Brianna Walden got the call to the mound again, giving up only four hits and striking out six.
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Rebels Advance to 7-1 in Region Play with Win over Saluda
web posted April 16, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels varsity baseball team defeated Saluda Tuesday night with a score of 7-2 to advance their standing in the Region. The win moves the Rebels to 15-3 overall and 7-1 in Region Play. Most of the scoring took place in the 3rd inning where the Rebels were able to put 4 runs on the scoreboard.
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Lady Rebels Pull Off Big Win over Saluda
VNN Report
web posted April 16, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Lady Rebels pulled out another big win Tuesday against Saluda. With Wise out sick, Coach Pace called on seventh grader, Brianna Walden, to lead from the mound. Walden started strong facing only eleven batters in the first three innings and striking out three.
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Rebels Improve to 14-3 with Non-Region Win Over Greenwood Saturday
VNN Report
web posted April 13, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels varsity baseball team picked up another non region victory Saturday evening defeating Greenwood 4-2 in Greenwood. The win moves the Rebels to 14-3 over-all and remaining 6-1 in Region play. The Rebels scored one run early, but the bats fell silent until the 7th inning when the Rebels were able to score 3 more runs to secure the win.
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Rebels Get Another Region Win Topping Crescent 2-0
VNN Report
web posted April 11, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team picked up another region win on the road Friday night with a 2-0 victory over Crescent. The win moves the Rebels to 13-3 overall and 6-1 in the Region.
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Lady Rebels Top Abbeville 9-7
VNN Report
web posted April 9, 2015

SPORTS – The Lady Rebels kept playing through the entire game despite being down for most of it and came back to beat Abbeville 9-7 Tuesday night. Despite a slow start on the mound, Madelyn Wise threw a complete game and got the win.
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Rebels Take 4-2 Win over Abbeville
VNN Report
web posted April 8, 2015

SPORTS – The Rebels varsity baseball team picked up another big region win over Abbeville Tuesday night. The Rebels took the game with a score of 4-2. The Rebels are now 12-3 (5-1 Region). The team continues to improve with each passing game.
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Rebels Soccer Dominates Bamberg-Ehrhardt in 8-2 Win
VNN Report
web posted April 4, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond boys varsity soccer team won their second game in a row with a dominating performance against Bamberg-Ehrhardt. It was a strong showing for the team with four players sharing in the scoring.
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Rebels Soccer Team Falls Short in Game Against Ninety-Six
VNN Report
web posted March 28, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond boys varsity soccer team came up short for the second game in a row as they lost to Ninety-Six 4-3 on penalties. The Rebels were helped by goals from Cole Fell and Alex Vera as the team put the game into overtime after trailing 2-1 at half time.
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Rebels Baseball Continues Picking Up Region Wins
web posted March 27, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels continue to win in Region play with a win over Cross Creek (GA) 4-3 Wednesday evening. The Rebels are now 10-2 for the season and 4-0 in Region play. Tanner Byrd got the win on the mound.
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Lady Rebels Defeat Ridge Spring Monetta 11-0
Staff Report
web posted March 27, 2015

SPORTS – After dropping back to back region games to Crescent and Saluda, the Lady Rebels returned to their winning ways Thursday night with a little help from a 7th grader. For Coach Pace, who will lose her starting shortstop, first baseman, catcher and center fielder to graduation later this spring, the emergence of several young Rebels has to leave her feeling good about the future. 
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Rebels Move to 3-0 in Region Play with 4-1 Win over Saluda
web posted March 26, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels picked up another region win Tuesday night with a 4-1 win over Saluda. Tucker Paul got the win pitching 5 innings and giving up only 1 run and struck out 10.
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Rebel Soccer Drops Close Game to Batesburg
web posted March 26, 2015
SPORTS – A well played game by the Rebels Soccer team Tuesday ended up with a victory for Batesburg. Goals by Alex Vera, Chris Hernandez and a Batesburg own goal helped to put the game into overtime.
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Rebels Baseball Team Moves to 2-0 in Region with 8-0 Shutout
web posted March 23, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team picked up another region win over Cresent Friday evening. The win moves the Rebels to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in region play. Tannor Byrd got the win on the mound tossing a complete game shut out and striking out six.
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Rebel "C" Team Splits Double Header with Ninety Six
Staff Report
web posted March 23, 2015

SPORTS – Dedication, determination, nurturing, patience, coaching and plenty of support, things needed to build a championship baseball program. For Coach Mack Hite and his staff, Strom Thurmond High School took a huge step towards realizing those championship goals at Rebel Field Saturday morning, when the first "C" team in the history of the school took the field.
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Rebels pick up Region win over Abbeville 7-3
web posted March 20, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team picked up a win in the first game of Region play Tuesday evening by defeating Abbeville 7-3. The Rebels posted 12 hits on the night with 7 of those crossing the plate in the win.
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Thurmond Beats Fox Creek 1-0 in Soccer
web posted March 19, 2015
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Boy's Varsity Soccer team defeated Fox Creek 1-0 on Wednesday evening. The Rebels took an early lead in the 1st half and held Fox Creek scoreless for the rest of the game. Both teams are to be congratulated for superb sportsmanship during the match.
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Lady Rebels Defeat Abbeville 4-2
Staff Report
web posted March 18, 2015

SPORTS – For Taylor Driggers, her first error of the night couldn't of come at a worse time.  After playing perfect defense for 6 innings, the 7th grader "booted" a routine ground ball with her team clinging to a 4-2 lead in the last inning of play.  Driggers, was about to grow up fast and bring her Rebel teammates along for the ride.
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Rebels Baseball Routs Aiken 12-2
web posted March 18, 2015
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond defeated Aiken 12-2 during Monday night's game, moving the Rebels to 6-2 on the season. The team continues to improve working together as a team and the wins keep coming.
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Lady Rebels, Benenhaley Cruise to Another Win
Staff Report
web posted March 17, 2015

SPORTS – For Coach Holley Pace and her Lady Rebel softball team, business is about to pick up. After getting off to a blistering 5-0 start, Region play begins Tuesday when Abbeville comes to town.
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Baseball: Rebels Drop Close Game to Greenwood 3-2
web posted March 16, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team dropped a close game to Greenwood 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. This puts the team at 5-2 so far for the season.
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Lady Rebels Softball Blanks Ridge Spring - Monetta 17-0
Staff Report
web posted March 13, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Lady Rebels softball team stayed perfect after blanking Ridge Spring - Monetta, 17-0 Thursday night. The visiting Rebels would get things going early and often by scoring 10 runs in the their first at bat. Madelyn Wise would start in the circle and turn in one inning of work. On the night the 8th grader would face 4 batters, striking out 2 and allowing no hits.
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Baseball - Rebels beat Silver Bluff 11-4
web posted March 12, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team moves to 5-1 on the season with a 11-4 win over Silver Bluff Wednesday afternoon. John Autrey Yonce picked up the win on the mound going six innings striking out 8.
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Lady Rebels Softball Takes Two in Double-Header
Staff Report
web posted March 11, 2015

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Lady Rebels softball team remained undefeated by taking both games of a double-header from Brookland-Cayce Tuesday night.  Madelyn Wise would start in the circle and turn in 3 innings of work. On the night the 8th grader would strike out 5, while walking 6 and allowing 2 hits. The Rebels would struggle through a first inning that would see Brookland-Cayce plate 4 runs off a walk, a hit batter, 1 error and 2 base hits. But Wise would settle in and eventually strikeout the side.
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Rebels Baseball Team Wins One, Loses One
web posted March 10, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team improved their preseason record to 4-0 with a win over King Academy on Saturday shutting them out with a score of 9-0. John Autry Yonce picked up the win on the mound with a complete game performance. However, on Monday the Rebels traveled to Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta to take on Aiken in the first regular season game but did not keep the winning streak going.
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Lady Rebels Start Season with 7-6 Win over Wagner Salley
Staff Report
web posted March 9, 2015

SPORTS – The Lady Rebel softball team got the season off to a winning start Friday night by defeating the Wagener Salley War Eagles 7-6. Madelyn Wise would start in the circle for the Rebels and turn in 5 innings of work. On the night, Wise would register 4 strikeouts while walking 3 and giving up 7 hits. Wise would begin the game by striking out the first two War Eagles before giving up back to back hits. Amanda Horton would end the threat from her position as second base after Wagener Salley would plate one run and take an early lead.
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Benehaley Twins Sign to Play Softball at Florence-Darlington Tech
web posted March 5, 2015
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond High School is proud to announce that Breanna and Brooke Benenhaley have signed scholarships to play softball at Florence-Darlington Tech on Wednesday. Brooke will be studying sports medicine and Breanna will be studying to be a registered nurse. In attendance today were their parents, Tammy & Tim Benenhaley, sister, Blair, grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Eleazer Benenhaley and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Black.
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Rebels Improve to 3-0 after Shutout of Ridge Spring Monetta
web posted March 3, 2015
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond's varsity baseball team has improved to 3-0 after defeating Ridge Spring Monetta 10-0 in just five innings Monday night. It was a strong showing of a solid team effort that has set the tone for the opening of the season.
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Rebel Baseball Team Wins Again
web posted March 2, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels picked up their second win of the season with a 12-0 victory over Wagener Salley on Saturday. Henry Cartrett tossed a no hitter and picked up the win on the mound.
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Rebels Baseball Team Wins Home Opener
web posted February 28, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels baseball team started the season off right with a win of their home opener. The Rebels beat Swansea with a score of 6-2.
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Things You Need to Know Before You go to Support the Rebels on Saturday
web posted February 27, 2015
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Boy's basketball team defeated Andrew Jackson High School Wednesday night with a final score of 66-46. The Rebels will play for the Upper State Champion title on Saturday, February 28th at 3:30 pm at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. There are things you need to now before you go including rules and cost for admission.
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Strom Thurmond Baseball Streaming Live
web posted February 27, 2015
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond baseball team now has several scrimmages behind them and they are looking great. The Rebels will begin the On Deck Pre-Season Tournament Friday, February 27th. The tournament will be held at Strom Thurmond High School and will be streaming live.
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Rebels Advance to Final Four
web posted February 26, 2015
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels took a forth quarter lead and never looked back as they defeated Andrew Jackson 66 to 46 Wednesday night in Aiken. The Rebels have continued to get stronger as the playoffs continued this season.
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Rebels Keep Playoff Drive Alive after 81-69 Double Overtime Win
web posted February 23, 2015
SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels went the distance Saturday afternoon to defeat the Indian Land Warriors in double overtime after the game was tied at 60 at the end of regulation game time. The Rebels fought hard to stop a late fourth quarter scoring run by the Warriors to keep the game and playoff drive alive.
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Lady Rebels Top Woodruff 46-41 to Advance in Play-Offs
web posted February 20, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels, led by seniors Tierra Nick and Michaela Griffin, opened up the playoffs with a 46-41 road victory over Woodruff Thursday night. Griffin led all scorers with 13 points and was a force on the boards all night.
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Rebels Pound Powdersville High 64-22 in First Round of Play-Offs
web posted February 19, 2015
SPORTS – It was a great first round playoff win for the Strom Thurmond Rebel Men's Basketball team Wednesday night. Behind great defense and a tremendous offensive effort the Rebels led 41-12 at halftime and never looked back as they coasted to a 64-22 victory. It took teamwork and commitment to overwhelm a good Powdersville team by such a wide margin of victory. Nine players scored points during the game to lock in the win.
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Rebels Clinch Region 2 AA Championship with 63 to 53 Win over Ninety-Six
web posted February 16, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels clinched the Region 2 AA championship (9-1) Thursday night at Ninety Six High School winning 63 to 53. They were led in scoring by Deontrez Mealing and Daquarius Johnson.
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Lady Rebels Top Ninety Six 53-40: Move on to Post Season Play
web posted February 14, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels got the win they needed and claimed the 3rd spot against Ninety Six. With the 53-40 win, the Rebels tied Ninety Six with a 5-5 region record. But the season sweep of the Wildcats proved to be the tiebreaker.
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Lady Rebels Varsity Basketball falls to Batesburg-Leesville High School 47-49
web posted February 12, 2015
SPORTS – Cold shooting proved to be too much to overcome as the Lady Rebels lose on the road to Batesburg 47-49. For the game, the Rebels made only 15 out of 66 shots from the field while only managing to get 19 offensive rebounds.
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Lady Rebels Fall to Saluda High School 37-38
web posted February 7, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels came up short against the visiting Saluda Tigers 38-37 Friday night at JET. The Rebels played tremendous defense in the third quarter erasing a 4 point halftime deficit to build a 3 point lead.
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Lady Rebels beat Crescent High School 52-27
web posted February 5, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels defeated the Crescent Tigers on the road Tuesday night. The 52-27 victory improved the Rebels to 6-9 overall and 4-3 in region play. All but 2 players reached the scoring column, but every player made a significant impact on the outcome.
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Panthers 45-51
web posted January 31, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels lost 45-51 in overtime against the Panthers of Abbeville. Cyntherria Sullivan nailed a 3 pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Poor shooting and too many occasions of not blocking out proved to be too much to overcome. Aggressive defensive play kept the Rebels in the game all night.
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Schneider Resigns as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach from Fox Creek
By Russ Schneider
web posted January 27, 2015

SPORTS – I have resigned as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach from Fox Creek. The decision was made with sadness and celebration. As some of you know, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation last March. I spent four nights in the University Hospital Cardiac Center trying to get my heart rate down. There have been on and off episodes since and more as of late.
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Wildcats 50-39
web posted January 26, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels erased a 6 point 1st quarter deficit to defeat Ninety Six 50-39 Friday night. Freshman Cyntherria Sullivan scored 10 of her career high 27 points in the second period to lead the charge back to tie the game at the half. For the game, Sullivan connected on seven three pointers, while Kayla Adams added two more.
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Wildcats 54-41
web posted January 24, 2015
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond improved to 5-0 in Region 2 AA. After a slow start to the game Friday night, down 14-3, the Rebels stormed back to take the lead and never looked back. It was a good win against a very good Ninety Six team.
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Strom Thurmond Girls Varsity Basketball beat Batesburg-Leesville in Lopsided 59-27 Win
Staff Report
web posted January 21, 2015

SPORTS – The Lady Rebels trounced the Batesburg-Leesville Panthers Tuesday night, 59-27, to improve to 2-2 in region play. Ashlee Chinn drained 2 three pointers on her way to leading all scorers with 18 points. Michaela Griffin provided a dominate inside presence with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Freshman Cyntherria Sullivan finished the game just short of a double-double with 9 points and 9 steals while Kayla Adams grabbed 5 steals to go along with 9 points.
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Strom Thurmond Boys Varsity Basketball beat Batesburg-Leesville 61-50
Staff Report
web posted January 21, 2015

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond defeated Batesburg Leesville behind 22 fourth quarter points, with the leadership of Rod Dobbs and Dante Stover. The Rebels (4-0 Region II, AA) will face off against region foe Ninety-Six Friday at 8pm.
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Strom Thurmond High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Tigers 73-63
web posted January 20, 2015
SPORTS – The Rebels had a tough road test Friday at rival Saluda night. The Rebels came back from down 8 points in the second quarter and fought back with aggressive defense in the the second half. After Saluda scored 38 first half points, the stifling Rebel defense held Saluda to 25 second half points.
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Strom Thurmond High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Tigers 44-54
web posted January 20, 2015
SPORTS – The Lady Rebels girls basketball team has struggled
 to score consistently this season and again went through a tough stretch in the first half and waning minutes to drop a 54-44 decision to Saluda Friday night. The Rebels kept it close with effort and intensity while shooting only 31% from the field and 38% from the charity stripe.
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Fairfield Central Ends Rebels Run, 34-7
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 15, 2014

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (7-5) saw their season come to a halt on a frigidly cold night in Winnsboro Friday as they succumbed to the Fairfield Central Griffins (11-1) by a score of 34-7. The arctic blast did not keep the Rebel faithful away as they packed the visitor’s stand on the two hour road trip to support their team on the season’s final game.
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Playoffs Round II: Rebels Travel to Fairfield Central
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 13, 2014

SPORTS – The Class AA Division 1 playoffs continue for the red hot Rebels (7-4) this week as they travel to Winnsboro to take on number 1 seed Fairfield Central (10-1).  A trip to the Upperstate Title Game is on the line. Last week the Rebel offense continued to impress and the defense was lights out in a convincing 49-14 thrashing of Pendleton. The Rebels have outscored their last two opponents 108-21.
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Rebels Performance Peaks - Stats Peak as Well
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 11, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond is peaking at the right time.  Coming off two blowout wins the previous two weeks the Rebels travel to #1 seed Fairfield Central in what is expected to be a thriller in upstate AA. The offense is firing on all cylinders, averaging 28 ppg, while the Blue Steel defense continues to play lights out allowing 16ppg. Congratulations to the Player of the Week/Team of the Week nominees for their performance against Pendleton in the first round of the playoffs: Jaquan Edwards and Tre Moore.
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Rebels Move to Round 2, Pound Pendleton
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 8, 2014

SPORTS – For the second consecutive week the Strom Thurmond Rebels (7-4) came out of the gate and just throttled their opponent. Pendleton was the unfortunate victim this week as the Rebels steamrolled the visitors from Anderson County 49-14.  The defense was relentless with Chad Stevens, Tre Moore and Will Cheatham in on multiple sacks.
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Playoffs Round 1:  Strom Thurmond Hosts Pendleton
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 7, 2014

SPORTS – The Class AA Division 1 playoffs kickoff Friday night.  Strom Thurmond (6-4) number 4 seed will host Pendleton (6-4) number 5 seed, who finished 3rd place in Region I. The 2014 playoff system was shortened by a week versus the previous years. Now every game should be competitive and there will be no easy wins. The Finals will be held on November 28 at River Bluff High School. 
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Rebels Stats Keep Growing With Wins
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 4, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebels are bursting into post season play coming off their most productive offensive performance of the year-scoring 59 points against Ninety Six. Congratulations to the Players of the Week; Deandre Ryan on offense and Chad Gilchrist on defense. Pendleton is on the menu Friday night in round one of the Class AA Division I playoffs and the Rebels need a strong crowd to come out and support them as they begin their march towards River Bluff High School.
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Rebels Dominate Ninety Six, Clinch 2nd Place in Region
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted November 1, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (6-4, 3-2) came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, jumping ahead 14-0 before Ninety Six (6-4, 3-2) was able to get their first offensive snap off then not letting up on way to a 59-7 rout of the visitors. The Blue Steel defense snagged two interceptions, forced one fumble, held for three and outs on six other possessions and gave up only 32 second half yards- securing a 2nd place region finish and nearly guaranteeing a home playoff game for the Rebels.
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Strom Thurmond Host Ninety Six, Regular Season Finale
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 31, 2014

SPORTS – Hard to believe the regular season has flown by.  The Rebels (5-4, 2-2) will host Ninety Six (6-3, 3-1) Friday night in a battle that has implications on 2nd thru 5th place in the region. 
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Week 9 Stats: Rebels slide to 5-4 on the season
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 28, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebels slid to 5-4 on the season after an 18-15 loss to Batesburg-Leesville, snapping a six year region title reign for the Rebels. The final regular season game will be this Friday night when Ninety Six visits. A lot is on the line as places 2nd thru 5th are up for grabs in Region II. A victory ensures post season play for the Rebels, while a loss could throw them to 3rd thru 5th pending on the outcome of Abbeville vs Crescent. Get your Halloweening completed early and come out to support the team. 
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Rebels Battle to End, Come Up 3 Points Short to Batesburg Leesville
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 25, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (5-4, 2-2) did not relinquish a six year region title reign without a fight.  Batesburg-Leesville (7-2, 4-0), a heavy favorite coming into the game, earned the AA Region II title Friday night by escaping Johnston with an 18-15 win in a game that was not decided until the final second ticked off the clock. Two costly first half turnovers for the Rebels, kept the game close going into the 3rd quarter.
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Sports Preview: Batesburg-Leesville at Strom Thurmond
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 23, 2014

SPORTS – This is just about as big as it can get in region play. Region standings, playoff seeding, and bragging rights between to traditional football powerhouses will be on the line, in front of a packed house on cool October night.
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As Rebels Improve, So Do Their Stats
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 21, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebels have started a new winning streak and look toward a region showdown with Batesburg-Leesville Friday night. Last week wide receiver Jequez Harris took Offensive Player of the Week while linebacker Chandler Talbert earned Defensive Player of the Week. Their efforts contributed to Strom Thurmond's 24-16 win over Saluda as the Rebels jumped back into the region title race. Cole Fell Takes Scoring Lead at 43 points.
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Fox Creek State Swimming Contender
Staff Report
web posted October 20, 2014

SPORTS – On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Hampton Ratcliffe traveled to Columbia, SC to compete in the South Carolina High School 3A State Championship Swim meet. Hampton is a sophomore at Fox Creek High School. This is the first year the school has had a swim team for several years and Hampton was the only swimmer who qualified for the state meet. 
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Resilient Rebels Hold Off Saluda, 24-16
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 18, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (5-3, 2-1) remained in the region title hunt with a 24-16 win over a feisty Saluda (2-6, 0-3) squad Friday night in Saluda. The Rebels looked to be on cruise control after clicking on all cylinders, jumping ahead 24-0 midway thru the 3rd quarter, but two Saluda scores with successful two point conversions followed by a blocked punt put the game in question late in the 4th.
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Sports Preview: Backyard Brawl, Rebels to Saluda
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 16, 2014

SPORTS – The long lasting and heated rivalry returns Friday night when Strom Thurmond (4-3, 1-1) travels to Saluda (2-5, 0-2) for a region showdown. Both schools have 1st year head coaches; Antwuan Hillary leads the Rebels and Stewart Young is head man for the Tigers. 
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Rebels Week 7 Stats Continue Climb
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 14, 2014

SPORTS – Week 7 Stats Continue Climb with the Rebels averaging 350.9 yards of total offense per outing. Deion Chinn was named Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts at running back, while defensive back Deandre Ryan was named defensive player of the week. The (4-3 , 1-1) Rebels travel to Saluda Friday night with one of their oldest rivalries.
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Rebels Resurge, Beat Crescent 16-7
By Sports Editor Tim Crane
web posted October 11, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond (4-3, 1-1) got back in the win column with a 16-7 win over Crescent High (3-4, 0-2) Friday night, moving the Rebels back in the region title hunt. “This is something positive to build off of. We are getting better, still have some work to do, but I like our progress. We made some personnel changes this week and they seem to be working” Rebel Head Coach Antwuan Hillary said.
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Sports Preview: Rec Night as Cresent Invited to the Rebels New Stadium
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted October 9, 2014

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (3-3, 0-1) look to get back in the win column Friday night when the Crescent Tigers (3-3, 0-1) come to town. After a strong 3-0 start to the season the Rebels have sputtered offensively in their last three games, averaging only 13 points per outing during three consecutive losses. Strom Thurmond’s defense gave up a season high 33 points to Abbeville a week ago and will be looking for redemption this week. The Rebels have been down, but they are not out.
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Edgefield Xtreme Defeat North Augusta Chaos
STAFF REPORT
web posted October 9, 2014

SPORTS – The Edgefield Xtreme 12U baseball team defeated the North Augusta Chaos, 5-3 Tuesday night behind 5 strong innings from pitcher, Dalton Williams.  The 12 year old would get the start and go the distance, allowing only 3 hits while striking out 8 and walking 5.  Edgefield would take an early lead in the 1st inning when Daniel Herlong would single, steal second base and score on an infield ground out by Dalton Williams.  Kevin Ortega would follow Williams, draw a base on balls and eventually score on a Jacob Rushton single.
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Strom Thurmond Football Statistics Week 6
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted October 8, 2014

SPORTS – The Rebels (3-3, 0-1) look to get back in the win column Friday night against Crescent. Friday is Rec Night at the home field. Cole Fell was named Offensive Player of the Week and Montrez Coleman was named Defensive Player of the Week in last week's disappointing game.
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Abbeville Stuns Rebels 33-14
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted October 4, 2014

SPORTS – The Abbeville Panthers halted a four game losing skid by stunning the visiting Strom Thurmond Rebels 33-14 Friday night at Hite Stadium in Abbeville.
The first meeting between the two football powers in 25 years looked like a mismatch on paper- but the Panthers jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and went on to dominate the game until the final whistle, answering three Rebel turnovers with touchdowns.
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Sports Preview:  Region Play Kickoffs, Rebels travel to Abbeville
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted October 2, 2014

SPORTS – It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the midway point of the regular season.  The Rebels (3-2) played a grueling non region schedule which included one historical power AA school, two AAA schools and two AAAA schools. 
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Players of the Week: Plus Week 5 Stats
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 30, 2014

SPORTS – A Rebel team decimated with injuries battled one of the top teams in the state last Friday night for their final non region contest. Offensive player of the week was Deandre Ryan. Ryan, filling in for injured quarterback Tyree Stidem, did an admiral job of keeping the Rebels in the game for four quarters. Defensive player of the week goes to Tannor Byrd. Byrd snagged his team leading 3rd interception of the season and gathered six tackles. Both are juniors.
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Ryan Led Rebels Come Up Short Against 4A Jackets
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 27, 2014

SPORTS – DeAndre Ryan has been a standout wide receiver, running back, kick returner and athlete for the Strom Thurmond Rebels the past few seasons. The junior took on a new role as quarterback in Friday’s prime time matchup against North Augusta due to Tyree Stidem nursing an ankle injury sustained last week at South Aiken. “Deandre did an outstanding job tonight considering the circumstances. For a first time starter at quarterback to get thrown on this type of stage, I think he played very well.”  Rebel Head Coach Antwuan Hillary stated.
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Preview: CSRA Showdown- North Augusta at Strom Thurmond
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 25, 2014

SPORTS – The undefeated North Augusta Yellow Jackets (4-0) travel to Strom Thurmond (3-1) for one of the biggest games in the CSRA Friday night.The Rebels are coming off a disappointing 16-13 loss at South Aiken. “I think the guys responded well at practice this week. We corrected some things, but overall we just had to stay positive. What we do isn’t broken, just have to learn from our mistakes and move forward by playing a complete game,” Rebel head coach Antwuan Hillary said.
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PDA Golf Tournament at Pine Ridge Club a 2014 Success: Sports Editor Tim Crane's Team Takes 1st Place
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 24, 2014

SPORTS – The Annual Palmetto Dance Academy Golf Tournament was held at Pine Ridge Country Club on Saturday September 20th.  Ten teams competed on the revitalized course of flush fairways and fast greens.  The course held up superbly in spite of the torrential downpour on Friday. 
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Edgefield Xtreme Top North Augusta United
Staff Report
web posted September 24, 2014

SPORTS – Dalton Williams and Joe Sauls combined to pitch a no hitter as the Edgefield Xtreme 12U defeated the North Augusta United 12-2 in 4 innings Tuesday night.  Williams would get the start and go 3 innings, allowing no hits while walking 4.  Sauls would pick up his first save of the season while turning in 1 inning of work, facing only 3 United batters.  
Edgefield Daily

Week 4 Strom Thurmond Stats Continue to Climb in Spite of Loss
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 23, 2014

SPORTS – Rebels stats continue to add up with North Augusta on the horizon. Offensive lineman Cambrine Mathis (Sr) took offensive player of the week. Mathis graded 83% with 5 knockdown blocks. On the defensive side linebacker Will Cheatham (Sr) recorded 4.5 tackles and was named Defensive Player of the Week.
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Rebels Dealt Last Second Defeat Against South Aiken
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 20, 2014

SPORTS – Strom Thurmond was up 13-2 with 9:55 to play and it seemed they were on their way to overcoming a game marred by rain, penalties and miscues at South Aiken Friday night. Immediately following Cole Fell’s 20 yard field goal which put the Rebels up 11 points in the 4th quarter, a ten to fifteen minute stoppage of play due to an illness on South Aiken’s sideline, resulted in a drastic turn around in the game’s momentum.
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Rock Bledsoe…A Real Living Legend
web posted September 19, 2014
SPORTS – We have said it before. Rock Bledsoe is a living legend. This is an individual who shattered all kinds of records by volunteering his services to the Strom Thurmond High School Football Program for the last forty six years.
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Preview: Rebels Travel to South Aiken
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 18, 2014

SPORTS – The Strom Thurmond Rebels (3-0) are coming off a big win over Midland Valley and will continue their all Aiken County non region schedule this week with a trip to South Aiken (1-2). The Rebel offense, led by senior Tyree Stidem, has scored 42 points in each of its last two outings. Stidem is 31-53-526 yards and four touchdowns through the air which leads the area in passing. The Thoroughbreds picked up their first win of the season with a 35-14 victory over Glenn Hills last week.
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3-0 Rebels See Stats Grow Stronger
By Tim Crane - Sports Editor
web posted September 17, 2014

SPORTS – The high flying Rebels improved to 3-0 after stabilizing the Mustangs of Midland Valley Friday night 42-14. Junior Wide Receiver Padgett Sumner was selected as offensive player of the game.  Sumner had 4 catches 89 yards and one score.  The entire defensive line was recognized for their performance in getting four sacks and helping hold Midland Valley to their lowest offensive output of the season.
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Strom Thurmond vs North Augusta Advance Tickets Will be Available
web posted September 16, 2014
SPORTS – Strom Thurmond High School vs North Augusta High School Football Game tickets are available in advance starting September 22, 2014, for the September 26th game at 7:30 pm, hosted by Strom Thurmond High School. This will be a sell-out game, get your tickets early at the locations below. The game will also be featured by WJBF News 6 as their Game of the Week.
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Rebels Stall Carrs, Stomp Mustangs 42-14