The Greer Sting 6th grade boys team finished second this weekend in the Great Smokey Shootout in Hickory, N.C. There were 11 teams in the division.
The Sting defeated teams from Spartanburg and Morganton, Asheville and Hickory, N.C. The Sting fell in the championship game, 55-46, to the Anderson Warriors.
The Greer football coaching staff is inviting youth to the free inaugural Future Yellow Jacket football camp Friday, June 15. All youth 1st – 8th grade will get instruction from Greer Head Coach Will Young and the Yellow Jackets staff and 2012 football players.
Registration is 7 – 7:45 a.m. at the Greer High School practice field. Football camp is 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Greer High School has been selected the Region III 3A Sportsmanship winner for the 2011-2012 school year.
This award is voted on and selected by the SCHSL Region III athletic directors for the top school who has shown exemplary sportsmanship on the athletic fields and courts for the entire school Year.
It wasn’t White team versus Black team this evening at Greer High School’s spring game at Dooley Field. It was the Emmanuel Kelly show.
Kelly, a rising junior, was involved in six touchdowns – four on runs, a long pass play to D’Anta Fleming and a long return after intercepting a Jonathan Adkins pass.
Monday evening’s Greer High School spring football game will give a foreshadowing of the coming 2012 season and what may be the team’s personality.
The scrimmage begins at 6 p.m. with players warming up and participating in specialty drills at 5 p.m. The scrimmage is free to the public and expected to draw a good crowd based on visitors to spring practices.
The collision of pads, verbal sparring and take no prisoners practices has reverberated around Greer High School and its spring football practices.
The biggest turnout to see a Greer High spring football practice – that’s right, practice – lined the fence and created a little parking problem during Thursday’s drills. At issue, according to one visitor, was having cars parked in the line of vision.
Travis Perry was inspiring linebackers to continue playing during a tackling drill until the whistle blew. “It’s the easiest sport there is,” Perry said. “Never stop until you hear the whistle,” Perry said.
Another time, Perry, the defensive coordinator, looked at the sidelines and told the players, “Don’t make me put the Irby boys on you.”
As a proud father looked on this afternoon, Zachri Storm Nelson of Greer High School signed a grant-in-aid to wrestle for Limestone College in Gaffney. Zachri is the son of Greer wrestling coach Chad Nelson.
Zachri, expected to redshirt his first season, wrestled at the 145-pound division last year. His 6-foot-2 build is tall for a wrestler but Zachri said he learned to use it to his advantage. “If you know how to use leverage it can work in your favor,” he said. “I know the taller I am the more I have to defend.”
Kendal Strawhorn is on course to continue her historic soccer career at Greer High School with her signing a grant-in-aid today to play the next two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist College. She became the first soccer player at Greer High to sign with a college.
Strawhorn, a member of the school’s first Region III soccer championship team and subsequent initial state playoff victory (3-1 over York), will help push SMC soccer coach Dan Kenneally to two coaching milestones. Kenneally is 9 wins short of 150 victories at SMC and he needs 14 more wins to reach the career 300 plateau.
Greer High School’s Eddie Harvey wrote the book “Open Windows: Hum of the Mill, An Occasional Train”, about his memories of Greer and other thoughts. His book is for purchase at the Heritage Museum and Rose’s Hotdogs on S. Main Street. Or you can purchase the book online by clicking here.
Greer Station and City Park will be abuzz with the biggest reunion the city and Greer High School alumni has ever hosted on Saturday.
Carl Howell, Deputy Fire Marshal of the Greer Fire Department, who is adept at gauging crowd size, estimates about 2,000 graduates, spouses, faculty and associates of Greer High School will be social butterflies Saturday. “I’m sure there are a lot of other place like Greer. But there’s never been a community get together like ours that I am aware,” Howell said.
The Greer High School spring football game has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday May 21 at 6 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets had scheduled the game for Friday night but an overnight rain inundated the school’s practice field and pushed practices back one day.
Takeyra Jenkins Dodd of Greer won a gold medal in the 400 meters run and a silver in the 200 at the South Carolina High School State Championships this evening in Columbia.
Dodd won the 400 in 55.72 seconds beating Imani Boatwright of Lower Richland who clocked 57.31. Dodd just missed, by .36 of a second of winning gold in the 200. Chelsea Johnson of Wilson won with a 24.56 time.
Spring football practice for the Greer Yellow Jackets have sprung intensity unseen this time last year, according to rising seniors.
“Every day this week has been great and the intensity high,” Connor Merrell offensive lineman, said. “We’re looking to do the same next week and keep improving.”
Greer Head Football Coach Will Young will roll out of bed Friday morning most likely a little more gingerly than usual.
Today’s first day of spring contact drills was enthusiastic and intense, as much for Young as the players. Three times Young took spills while in the middle of scrums with the players.
Greer’s boys soccer season ended tonight when Walhalla beat the Yellow Jackets 3-0 in the second round of the state playoffs at Dooley Field. Greer came into the game as the school’s first boys 3A Region III soccer champion and winner of a first round playoff game.
The soccer playoff was the final game of the season for Greer team sports and its final appearance in Region III. Greer will play in the Region II next year, which fields almost exclusively Greenville County schools teams. The only competitive sport ongoing at Greer is for individual track and field titles this weekend in Columbia.
Greer’s football team begins spring contact drills today at its school practice field.
Head Football Coach Will Young and his staff have worked the Yellow Jackets three days without pads, mandated by the South Carolina High School League. The freshmen, who participated in conditioning and instruction drills, will be dismissed until summer practice.
The Greer girls’ historic soccer season came to an end tonight when Walhalla beat the Yellow Jackets in a second round state playoff game 5-1 at Dooley Field.
Greer won its first Class 3A Region III championship, clinching it before its final region game. Its 3-1 win over York on Monday was Greer’s first playoff win.
Dooley Field. That is the trivia answer to the question where did the Greer boys and girls soccer teams win their first soccer state playoff games?
Might as well add freshman Noel Diaz to the trivia quiz as he scored the winning goal for the Yellow Jackets tonight with 11:18 left in the game for a 3-2 first round state playoff victory. Greer will play Walhalla Thursday night at 7 in a second round game.
Greer girls soccer coach Rob DePaol got a taste of what it’s like setting history. He got a drenching of water from the team following its 3-1 first round state playoff win over York tonight at Dooley Field.
Dakota Fitzgerald scored two goals and Silvia Ramirez one while freshman goalie Allison Clifton allowed one goal.