D’ante Fleming of Greer High School raised some eyebrows and made an impact today with some of his peers at the VTO Sports Combine at York High School. The combine is billed as the Elite 100 football players from South Carolina.
“Overall, I thought I held up well with everyone else,” Fleming said. Fleming, a rising senior, returns as a defensive back, wide receiver and special teams player for the Yellow Jackets. He also ran some pass routes today.
Anna Audrey Brown, 18, of Greer has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Anna was nominated for this award by Greer High School, where she is a student.
Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people across America for outstanding community service activities.
D’ante Fleming, Greer High School defensive back, will be participating at this weekend’s VTO Sports Combine at York High School.
Fleming will return for his senior season for the Yellow Jackets.
Clinton beat Greer 7-0 today in a Region III-3A tennis match. Greer is off for spring break and will play its next match at home vs. Union in another region match.
Austin Macmillan (C) d. Colby Szucs 6-0 6-0
Alec Powell (C) d. Ethan Sullivan 6-0 6-0
Jay Powell (C) d. Stephen Kiff 6-2 6-0
David Barton (C) d. Daniel Harvey 6-2 6-3
Jacob Tiller (C) d. Sammy Dewey 6-0 6-0
MacMillan/Powell (C) d. Szucs/Kiff 8-2
Van Nibert/Joe Scarborough (C) d. Lucas McKown/Matthew Gilbert 6-2 6-0
Greer record: 0-7 overall, 0-2 Region III-3A
Next match: April 9 vs. Union
Burke Royster is the new superintendent of Greenville County Schools. Royster serves as deputy superintendent of the district.
The 7-5 vote by the Greenville County School Board Tuesday night to offer the job to Royster came after a three-hour closed meeting. Royster accepted the job. He will receive a 3-year contract with an annual salary of $215,000, and an annual annuity of ten percent of his salary.
As the rain and clouds gave way to sunshine this morning it reminded Darron Moore of his brother Brendon “Dynamite” Talley. “Dynamite was like the sun. He made every day brighter,” Darron said.
Darron, brother Spencer Talley, and lifetime friend Rod Rogers held a yard sale at Dynamite’s home today to raise funds for funeral expenses. Dynamite, a “Child of the City” died March 14 of complications from sickle cell anemia. Services and burial were held at Fairview Baptist Church last Tuesday.
Saturday morning’s yard sale for Brandon “Dynamite” Talley is 7 a.m. and the funds will go toward a memorial fund to help pay for funeral expenses.
Dynamite, 26, died March 14 of complications from sickle cell anemia. He was buried Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church in what one observer noted was one of the biggest attended funeral services held at the church.
The Greer boys golf team continued its unbeaten ways (3-0) in 3A Region III with a 10-stroke victory, 158-168 over Chapman in a match played Thursday at The Village Greens in Inman. Ryan Lynn shot a 1-over par 36 for medalist honors.
The Yellow Jackets came within one stroke of beating Eastside in the match played at Thornblade Club. Eastside's Zack Allen recorded an even par 35 to win medalist, one stroke ahead of Lynn.
Wednesday vs. Eastside at The Thornblade Club
Thursday vs. Chapman at The Village Greens (Inman)
Woodruff 7, Greer 0
C. Weathers (W) d. C. Szucs 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
B. Stinnett (W) d. E. Sullivan 6-0, 6-4
B. Everette (W) d. S. Kiff 6-2 6-0
C. Abercrombie (W) d. D. Harvey 6-4 6-1
J. Stone (W) d. S. Dewey 6-3 6-1
Weathers/Everette (W) d. Szucs/Kiff 8-0
Trail/Lanford (W) d. McKown/Gilbert 6-0, 6-2
Greer will wrap its arm around Brandon DeBaron Talley for the final time this afternoon.
There’s no telling how many times “Dynamite”, a nickname affectionately given Talley by former Greer head football coach Stuart Holcombe, has given hugs to the many people that befriended him. A hug from “Dynamite” was the purest exchange of his love.
Visitation and funeral services have been set for Brandon "Dynamite" Talley.
Visitation is today beginning at 1 p.m. at The Gilmore Mortuary at 214 Memorial Drive.
Brandon Debaron Talley 26, of 1253 Owens Rd., died Thursday, March 14, in Greenville Hospital.
He was the son of Lisa Talley of Greer.
Today is Brandon “Dynamite” Talley’s 27th birthday.
Tony Tipton received a phone call at sunrise Thursday informing him that “Dynamite” had died hours earlier of complications from sickle cell anemia.
UPDATE: Read the full story about Brandon: "'Dynamite's' nickname personified his spirit" >>
Wade Hampton beat Greer 7-0 today in a non-region game. The Yellow Jackets will play its next match at Woodruff.
#1 Chad Harteg (WH) d. Colby Szucs 6-1 6-1
#2 James Spry (WH) d. Ethan Sullivan 6-1 6-1
#3 Chance Nardone (WH) d. Stephen Kiff 6-1 6-1
#4 Brandt McVeety (WH) d. Daniel Harvey 6-0 6-2
#5 Joey Norman (WH) d. Sammy Dewey 6-0 6-3
Eastside defeated Greer 6-1 Tuesday in a boys tennis match. The Yellow Jackets play at Wade Hampton today.
Eastside 6, Greer 1
Wade Hampton 7, Greer 0
#1 Joel Sturgis (WH) d. Colby Szucs 6-1 6-1
#2 Chad Harteg (WH) d. Ethan Sullivan 6-0 6-1
#3 James Spry (WH) d. Stephen Kiff 6-1 6-0
#4 Chance Nardone (WH) d. Daniel Harvey 6-2 6-1
#5 Brandt McVeety (WH) d. Sammy Dewey 6-1 6-0
#1 J. Sturgis/C. Hartez (WH) d. Szucs/Kiff 8-0
#2 Joey Norman/Blake Currie (WH) d. Justin Plumley/Matthew Dewey
The Greer football players made a clean sweep of surrounding roads Tuesday afternoon and also made a dent in Head Football Coach Will Young's truck.
The tradition at the end of the cleanup sweep is for the athletes to unload the bags of trash in front of the Greer High School sign for a group photo. Young thought it was best to keep the bags in his truck so he could unload the players' haul. He parked the truck in front of the sign and encouraged the players to pile on while he shot video.