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High school football begins tonight for many Augusta-area teams

...The off-season was a whirlwind of coaching changes. Successful coaches Larry Campbell of Lincoln County and Lee Sawyer of Strom Thurmond both retired. Jarrett Troxler's move to Greenbrier started a domino effect that included changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-21/high-school-
Hectic off-season sees new coaches all over the area

...contenders North Augusta (Brian Thomas for Dan Pippin, who left for Greenwood) and Strom Thurmond (Antwaun Hillary for Lee Sawyer, who retired) have first-year coaches. Both Pippin and Sawyer won more than 100 games.Hillary was previously the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-21/hectic-seaso
Strom Thurmond ready for more success after offseason change

...going through yearly playoff runs in other years.In what proved to be star quarterback Jauveer Hammond's and coach Lee Sawyer's final season, Strom Thurmond went 11-2 and reached the state semifinals in 2013. Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-20/strom-thurmo
Melvin Lee Sawyer   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Melvin Lee Sawyer of Augusta died June 29, 2009. He was 42 years old. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 2, 2009 from 4:00 p...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/02/obi_529562.shtml
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Melvin Lee Sawyer   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Melvin Lee Sawyer of Williams Drive in Augusta died on Monday, June 29, 2009. He was 53 years old. The family will receive friends on Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/01/obi_529485.shtml
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Carrying the load

Strom Thurmond's Lee Sawyer had won three state championships...the next South Carolina game," Lee Sawyer said. "He said 'No. I'm talking...state title game at Carolina.'" Lee Sawyer told his father he was going to give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/24/hig_35454.shtml
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Bush a stalwart on one of the state's top units

JOHNSTON, S.C. --- Tra'ves Bush walked into Lee Sawyer's office one day last spring, and the Strom Thurmond...He'd be a good ambassador for any program." -- Lee Sawyer, Strom Thurmond football coach, on what he remembers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/26/hig_505422.shtml
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Strom Thurmond names Antwaun Hillary new head coach

...energy. If they can feed off my energy, it's going to be an unbelievable thing."Hillary, 31, takes over for Lee Sawyer, who announced in March he would be retiring. Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons as the Rebels' head coach, winning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-04-23/strom-thurmond-names-
Strom Thurmond coach Sawyer is retiring after 10 seasons as head coach

Strom Thurmond football coach Lee Sawyer is retiring.One of the area's most successful coaches, Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons as the Rebels' head coach, leading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-03-17/strom-thurmond-coach-
Area powers North Augusta and Strom Thurmond meet again on the football field

...Augusta and Strom Thurmond needed another game. It was tough enough to find a team, let alone one close, Rebels coach Lee Sawyer said. That's when Silver Bluff coach Al Lown agreed to move his team's game against Strom Thurmond to Week Zero...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-09-26/area-powers-north-aug