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Pollen…the root of spring illness Pollen…the root of spring illness

For most of her teen and early adult life, Kelly Riddly had two complaints about the spring pollen.
“I cringed every time I came out to my car, and I would always forget not to sit down outside in black pants,” she said. “It never really bothered me. I didn’t have allergies. I always felt bad for those who did, but it never really hit home for me.”

OCPL first public library in state to feature SmartSearch on Web site OCPL first public library in state to feature SmartSearch on Web site

The South Carolina State Library recently added a new, more streamlined search feature to its DISCUS page. This new federated search, known as SmartSearch, is available for quick searching from the DISCUS homepage and also for searching groups of databases that are organized by grade levels and subject categories.

Clemson hires Brownell as new coach Clemson hires Brownell as new coach

Clemson announced Tuesday morning it has hired Brad Brownell, who recently completed his fourth season as head coach at Wright State, to replace Oliver Purnell at the helm of its hoops program.

MSU coach turns down Clemson job offer MSU coach turns down Clemson job offer

Though his name had scarcely been mentioned as even in the running, Mississippi State head coach Rick Stansbury emerged Monday morning as the leading candidate to fill the vacancy at the helm of Clemson’s basketball program.

Tigers wrap spring with big expectations Tigers wrap spring with big expectations

When spring practice closed on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium for the Clemson football team, the tone was set for the summer and beyond by one of the school’s favorite sons.

Bobcats claw back for win over West-Oak Bobcats claw back for win over West-Oak

With the way the first half went on Monday night for the Seneca High School boys’ soccer team, it wouldn’t have been shocking if the wheels eventually fell off for the Bobcats.

Littlejohn hits home run with gymnastics meet Littlejohn hits home run with gymnastics meet

Littlejohn Coliseum had already proved it was perfectly fit to host a gymnastics invitational, which it has done each of the last four years with the Tiger Paw Classic.

Phil Kornblut: Clemson, USC spring games draw recruits in droves Phil Kornblut: Clemson, USC spring games draw recruits in droves

The spring games at Clemson and South Carolina on Saturday each attracted dozens of recruits, and while there were no commitments made, the Tigers and Gamecocks each put themselves in good positions with some of the prospects.

Goss’ late burst lifts ‘Cats to win Goss’ late burst lifts ‘Cats to win

With the effects of not having played in 11 days fully evident and time winding down on Monday evening, Seneca High School girls’ soccer coach Mike Worsham was preparing for the worst against West-Oak with the score knotted at 1-1.

Kerwin finishes time at Upstate Gymnastics Kerwin finishes time at Upstate Gymnastics

Marissa Kerwin has been competing in gymnastics for 13 years, but on Sunday she competed in her last meet as member of the team from Pendleton’s Upstate Gymnastics.

Walhalla recovers to beat West-Oak in extras Walhalla recovers to beat West-Oak in extras

The Walhalla High School baseball team couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning against West-Oak, nor could it plate a run in the bottom half of the frame despite loading the bases with only one out in a tie game.

High school roundup: Razorbacks stay hot against Seneca High school roundup: Razorbacks stay hot against Seneca

Results from the area’s high school sports action on Monday

TCTC adds women’s hoops, names Clemson’s Smith coach TCTC adds women’s hoops, names Clemson’s Smith coach

Tri-County Technical College is expanding its athletics program this fall by adding a varsity-level women’s basketball team and has named Alesia Smith of Clemson as its first head coach.