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Athletes Outshine Facilities

Last week kicked off our coverage of the Fall 2016 sports season at Emerald. As I observed two football games, one volleyball match, and one golf match, two themes emerged throughout the week. NUMBER ONE: Emerald has first rate facilities. From the new football field, to the sparkling gymnasium, to the well-manicured fairways and greens […]

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3 of a Kind: Newton Renews Rivalry

If a group of students is asked to create a list of the top moments during their tenure in high school, they might list attending prom, winning homecoming, taking rigorous classes, or participating in clubs, sports, and service organizations. If members of the group are athletes, they will certainly list competing against their closest rival. […]

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Athletics Complex Nears Completion

The renovation of Frank Hill Stadium at Emerald is nearing completion. Upgrades include a synthetic playing field and a resurfaced track. Emerald’s JV Football team will open competition on the new field on August 25th against Westside. Varsity Football will take the new field for the first time against Abbeville on September 2nd. To view more […]

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Searles and Patterson Prepared For Spring Game & Fall

The Emerald Football team will wrap up its Spring Practices on Thursday at 5:00 pm with their annual Purple vs. White Spring Game. Andrew Patterson and Ricardo Searles are rising seniors who will respectively lead the Viking offense and defense. They recently answered a series of questions about Spring Practice and the upcoming 2016 football […]

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Athletes Honored at Athletic Awards Night

Emerald Athletics hosted its Spring Awards Night on Tuesday. The following athletes received top honors. Academic Athlete Award: Lauren Hobbs, Alex Guareschi Anarie Duckett Award (Female Athlete of the Year): Tatum Johnson T Frank Hill Award (Male Athlete of the Year): KJ Chamberlain All-State Athletes Elizabeth Self (Track & Field) Female All-Region Athletes Tatum Johnson (Softball) Haley McLaughlin (Track & […]

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2 Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Congratulations to Kivontay Clinkscales and Bryanna Sims for signing their letters of intent to compete in collegiate athletics. Kivontay excelled as a linebacker for Emerald’s football program. He will be continuing this tradition for the Alabama State Hornets. Kivontay was also a standout wrestler. Bryanna Sims signed on with the Columbia College Fighting Koalas. Click […]

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Athletes Score Top Honors at Academic Awards Night

On Thursday, Emerald High School hosted its Academic Awards Night. Several Viking athletes received top honors. Congratulations to all of our Viking student athletes. Wendy’s High School Heisman Jessica Crawford (Cheer) Marshal Wicker (Soccer) SC High School Academic Achievement Honors Award Lauren Hobbs (Tennis), Elena Manalich (Tennis) Julian Assele (XC & Track), William Gordon (XC […]

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Sims Signs with Columbia College

The Emerald Athletic Department would like to congratulate Bryanna Sims for signing her national letter of intent to compete in Track & Field at Columbia College. We caught up with Bryanna to discuss her future plans. What will your major be in college? I will be majoring in Middle Level Education. Why did you choose […]

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Self Hurdles Her Way to Gold

Elizabeth Self entered the 400m hurdles race at Saturday’s AAA Track & Field State Finals facing a tough challenge. She had already competed in the long jump (4th place) Friday night and the 100m hurdles (6th place) an hour before she lined up to compete. She was listed as the 5th-place seed for the race. […]

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Pair of Emerald Girls Excel at State Finals

Haley McLaughlin and Elizabeth Self formed a two-man wrecking crew at the AAA Track & Field State Finals this weekend. Together they scored 26 points at the meet, which was good enough for a 10th place team finish among all AAA schools. Haley McLaughlin opened the competition Friday night by vaulting a personal best of […]

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