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Greer dismantles Union County
SEP 14, 2018

Greer ended its non-region schedule Thursday night by defeating Union County, 42-7, at Dooley Field.  The game was played one night earlier because of the threat of Hurricane Florence bringing hefty winds and heavy rains.

Greer finished its non-region schedule with a 4-1 record. The Yellow Jackets have an open date Sept. 21 and begins region play at Greenville on Sept .28.

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Greer has a business-like work day defeating Mauldin
SEP 7, 2018

Greer won its third straight game of the football season, beating Mauldin 40-3 Friday night at  Mauldin.

It was a methodical performance by the Yellow Jackets on offense and defense.

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Byrnes escapes with season-opening win over Greer
AUG 18, 2018

DUNCAN ­ – The Byrnes Rebels came back with the game’s final two touchdowns to overcome the Greer Yellow Jackets, 39-26, Friday night in both team’s high school football’s opening game.

Nijaw Crouch recovered a fumble by teammate Jaxon Youngblood and ran it 34 yards for a touchdown with 5:03 left in the third quarter to give the Rebels a 31-26 lead over Greer. Clayton Crile’s kick put Byrnes ahead 32-26.

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Byrnes screening process at football games include metal detectors
JUL 31, 2018

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors. 
 

Metal detectors will be placed at all entrance gates at Byrnes High School’s Nixon Field this season as part of its new screening process. Detectors will be in place two hours before kickoff.

All visitors entering Nixon Field will be required to pass through metal detectors.  Spectators with bags, purses or backpacks will be required to use a different line for screening.

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Greer HS Hall of Fame accepting nominations
JUL 27, 2018

Greer HS Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Nominations for the Greer High School Hall of Fame are being accepted.

Athletes must have graduated at least five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on the athlete’s accomplishments at GHS. Include specific accomplishments as an athlete and post-season honors received such as all-region, all-state and bowl games such as the Shrine Bowl and North-South All-Star games.

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Former Clemson receiver and San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark dies of ALS
JUN 4, 2018

Former Clemson receiver and San Francisco 49ers great Dwight Clark dies of ALS

Dwight Clark, the former Clemson football wide receiver turned NFL Legend for “The Catch” in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, has died of ALS in Montana where he had moved while fighting the disease. He was surrounded by family and friends. 

Clark, 61, was drafted out of Clemson by the 49ers in the 10th round of the NFL draft in 1979. He was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1988. He went on to become a pro bowler.

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Track standout honored with top academic award at Richmond
MAY 23, 2018

Alexander Lucking was awarded the William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award at the University of Richmond.
 
 

A former Eastside High School standout has been awarded the William L. Lumpkin Track & Field Leadership Award at the University of Richmond.

Alex Lucking, from Greer, was recognized as the senior undergraduate member of the University of Richmond team based on outstanding academic and athletic performance, and citizenship.

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Upstate feels like a second home to O'Hurley
MAY 19, 2018

John O'Hurley putts as his wife, Lisa, watches in the background Saturday at Thornblade Club.
 

The inaugural BMW Pro-Am Celebrity Softball game played Tuesday night at Fluor Field almost cost the golf tournament one of its most ardent participants.

John O’Hurley, known for the role of J. Peterman on the sitcom “Seinfeld”, tore his hamstring during the game. “I took a wide turn coming around third and popped a hamstring,” O’Hurley said Friday after his round at Thornblade Club.

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BMW Pro-Am gets 5-year extension, new dates
MAY 17, 2018

BMW Pro-Am gets 5-year extension, new dates

BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament officials and the PGA Tour announced a five-year contract extension on the eve of Thursday’s first round.

• The 2019 tournament will be moved to June 3-9.

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Celebrity rotation set for BMW Pro-Am
MAY 12, 2018

Aaron Rodgers. of the Green Bay Packers, will return to play in next week's BMW Pro-Am golf tournament
 

Aaron Rodgers, of the Green Bay Packers, acclaimed actor Don Cheadle and Golf Channel’s Morning Drive co-host Paige Mackenzie are among over 30 celebrities who will tee off next week at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at Thornblade Club, Furman University Golf Club and The Cliffs Valley.

The course rotations for the celebrities were announced Saturday.

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Star and Huck, miniature horses, are mascots for WEG
MAY 12, 2018

Star and Huck are the mascots of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018.

The mascots for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 are two miniature horses named Star and Huck.

Star and Huck were adopted in 2016 by Mark and Katherine Bellissimo, managing partners of Tryon Equestrian Partners, after being rescued by the Peeps Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing miniature horses and giving them a forever home. The duo has been inseparable since adoption, and have been regular fan favorites at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), where the WEG is being held this September, since they began attending events there in 2017.

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Riverside track senior wins Singleton Scholarship, passes it on
MAY 11, 2018

Harper Harris

 

Riverside Track & Field and Cross Country senior Harper Harris has been awarded the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship by the South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. 

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Former Greer standout, gets first MLB start today for White Sox
MAY 2, 2018

Daniel Palka, Greer High School class of 2010, gets his first major league start with the Chicago White Sox today.
 

Update: Daniel Palka went 0-4 in his first Major League Baseball start and left three runners on base. The White Sox lost, 3-2.

A former Greer High School baseball standout will get his first major league start Wednesday afternoon.

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No. 1 ranked NGU sweeps into Southeast Regional
MAY 2, 2018

John Jones
Conference Carolinas Tournament Most Outstanding Player
 

No. 1 ranked North Greenville University, 43-6, will play in the NCAA Division Southeast Regional at a date and site to be announced. Collegiate Baseball has NGU ranked No. 1 and the National College Baseball Writers Association has the Crusaders ranked No. 2.

The Crusaders went undefeated, 4-0, through the Conference Carolinas Tournament, at Burlington, N.C., winning the championship game, 7-2, over Mount Olive. NGU outscored opponents 46-10.

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NGU pounds King, reaches championship game
APR 30, 2018

Alex Williams was 4 for 4 with five runs batted in and three runs scored.
 

North Greenville University, ranked No. 2 in the nation, advanced to the championship series of the Conference Carolinas Championships for the second time in school history on Sunday after a dominating win, 20-1, over King University at Burlington, N.C.

NGU, 42-6, will play Mount Olive for the baseball championship Monday at noon.

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NASCAR Cup series driver Hylton, son, killed in traffic accident
APR 28, 2018

James Hylton, 83, who raced for more than half a century at NASCAR’s Cup level, died Saturday in a traffic accident after leaving Talladega Superspeedway. Hylton’s son, James “Tweety” Hylton Jr., 61, also died in the wreck, according to official reports.

 Both Hyltons lived in Inman.

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No. 2 ranked NGU wins first round tournament game
APR 27, 2018

Connor Grant had three hits and two RBIs for North Greenville in its win over Erskine.
 

North Greenville University, ranked No. 2 nationally and top-seeded in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament, beat Limestone, 12-7, Thursday in the first round at Burlington, N.C.

It’s the highest baseball ranking for NGU, 40-6 overall this season.

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Clemson and Steelers great Bennie Cunningham succumbs to cancer
APR 23, 2018

Clemson and Steelers great Bennie Cunningham succumbs to cancer

Clemson and Pittsburgh Steelers great Bennie Cunningham, 63, passed away Monday morning at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he had been fighting cancer.

 A Seneca native, Cunningham played at Clemson from 1972-75 and was a two-time, first-team All-American. He was the first African-American football player to make an All-America team in school history. He was also the first African-American to win the Frank Howard Award, a Clemson athletic department honor presented to an athlete each year for “bringing honor to Clemson.”

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Athletic officials named at Greer Middle College Charter HS
APR 21, 2018

Athletic officials named at Greer Middle College Charter HS

Greer Middle College Charter High School has named its athletic director and boys head basketball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kelley Bailey will be the athletic director and Jamar Armstrong, the new boys varsity coach.

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Bishop-McIntosh team for bass fishing victory in inaugural Lions Club tournament
APR 14, 2018

When the weigh-in was completed Mark Bishop (Greer) and Andy McIntosh (Lyman) were determined winners of the inaugural Greer Centennial Lions Club bass fishing tournament at Lake Robinson.
 
 

Mark Bishop (Greer) and Andy McIntosh (Lyman) won the inaugural Greer Centennial Lions Club bass fishing tournament on Lake Robinson Saturday. Bishop and McIntosh totaled a catch of 19.34 pounds.

Randall Eubanks (Spartanburg) and Chad Powell (Wellford) caught the Big Fish – 7.22 pounds – and were second with a total weight of 18.57 pounds

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