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The fourth time was the charm for Summerville High softball coach Heather Tucker and her program. In her fourth trip to the state finals since 2010, Tucker has her first state championship after Summerville defeated Byrnes, 2-0, on Wednesday night to sweep the Class AAAAA best-of-three state…

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I’ve never had much criticism of Aliyah Boston as a basketball player. If there was one, it would be that she isn’t “mean” enough, which channels from my experience covering A’ja Wilson when she was here.

Google her name and you’ll get a picture of Wilson smiling. She’s very photogenic, knew the camera would always be on her and could grin her way through anything. Yet that smile covered an interior that would cut your heart out to win.

They’ve said for every game in every season, they don’t look ahead. The biggest job is always just ahead in the next game, not the one two or three or 10 beyond that. They said it this week, these No. 1 Gamecocks.

They fibbed.

COLUMBIA – Round-trip to Norman, please. Just a few days after discussions of an early dismissal for Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 seemed flatter than an Odessa horizon, a compromise was reached late Thursday night. Due to a mere $100 million in exit fees the conference will collect, the Big 12 bid adios to the Sooners and Longhorns as the SEC opened its (very profitable) doors.

Coming in 2024, two new SEC schools, a brand-new football schedule, scheduling model and a 12-team College Football Playoff.

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If you remember last year's list of Clemson invitees to the NFL scouting combine, it was a particularly small group. Cornerbacks Andrew Booth Jr. and Mario Goodrich were joined by receiver Justyn Ross and linebacker Baylon Spector. And that was it.

Plus, there wasn't much going on for that quartet. Ross, in the process of recovering from a foot surgery, didn't fully participate. Goodrich was dealing with pain in his ribs and pulled out after the 40-yard dash. Booth was held out by a quadriceps injury. So if you were that obsessed Clemson fan tuned to NFL Network to catch the Tigers doing 40-yard dashes and three cone drills, you were very disappointed.

For today's Post and Courier, we featured Clemson guard Brevin Galloway, who had a bizarre medical situation last week but capitalized on the situation to earn some name, image, and likeness (NIL) dollars.

To be clear, it isn't really "our" CAB.The main purpose of the Clemson Athletics Branding institute (which you could actually pronounce "Cabby," if they left the "I" in the acronym) is to help athletes at Clemson maximize their name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities. Dabo Swinney likes the "cab" analogy because the university is providing athletes a "lift" to their NIL potential -- but they have to put in the work, or the cab fare, to get there.

League champion Pinewood Prep claimed top honors in SCISA region 3-AAAA baseball this spring. Head coach Jay Buddin was tabbed as the coach of the year and sophomore Panther Dalton Bisbano was the player of the year.

A local AAU girls basketball team recently earned an automatic bid to the summer’s biggest event by winning a tournament in Raleigh.

This is announcement week for another of the state’s top prospects in the 2024 class, and Dillon OT Josiah Thompson (6-7 290) will give South Carolina a sweep of the state’s top three offensive linemen in the class should he announce for the Gamecocks Friday morning.

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