Greer, Blue Ridge and Greenville put nine players each on the 39-player Region II-AAA football team.
Quez Nesbitt, who ran for over 2,000 yards and scored 34 touchdowns, and senior linebacker John Hicks, who recorded over 100 unassisted tackles, headline the all-star team for Greer.
Blue Ridge won its second straight game as it handled Pickens, 42-28, in the Patriot Invitational at Powdersville Wednesday night.
Blue Ridge won two of three games in the tournament, losing the opener to Belton-Honea Path, the tournament champion.
The All-Region II 3A volleyball team’s player of the year is Halle Tripp of Travelers Rest and coach of the year is Jennifer Gravely of Pickens.
The All-Region team:
The Blue Ridge Middle School boys and girls basketball teams are set for the 2012-2013 season.
Kaylan Neal is head coach of the boys team with Kathie Smith the assistant. Smith is the girls head coach and Neal is the assistant.
Lower Richland's S.C. High School League forced forfeit meant more a trip to greater Clemson for Blue Ridge.
For senior receiver Brennen Griffin, it meant one more touchdown in a Tigers uniform.
CENTRAL -- Blue Ridge's 24-plus hour reprieve from a long offseason ended tonight with a 49-17 loss at Daniel.
The Tigers, placed back in the playoffs Thursday evening after the S.C. High School League ruled that an ineligible Lower Richland player competed in the Diamond Hornets' win last week at Blue Ridge, had turned in unifoms and equipment and had only a short morning practice as preparation for one of preseason favorites for the Class 3A state championship.
Blue Ridge is back in the Class 3A football playoffs.
Officials from the S.C. High School League contacted members of the Blue Ridge athletic department around 4:30 today with news that Lower Richland -- the team that defeated the Tigers this past Friday night -- competed with an ineligible player and forfeited the game.
Riverside High School girls finished fourth in the Class 4A State Cross Country Championships today.
Allie Arsiniega, Carly Howell, Mikie Harris, Emma Spencer, Hannah Taber were team members finishing in the top five Riverside girls to earn points.
Lower Richland never looked like an underdog.
The Diamond Hornets (5-6), the No. 3 seed from Region IV-3A, stunned once-beaten Blue Ridge 26-21 tonight, eliminating the host Tigers in the opening round of the Class 3A state playoffs while notching their first playoff victory since 1995.
LOWER RICHLAND (4-6) at BLUE RIDGE (9-1)
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.