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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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Prevatte's legacy secured with $4.1 million gift from Richardson Foundation
APR 14, 2018

Bob Prevatte is surrounded by family during announcement of $4.1 million gift.
 

The legacy of legendary Gaffney High School coach and educator Robert E. “Bob” Prevatte will have a permanent home at Limestone College, thanks to a record-breaking $4.1 million gift from the Richardson Foundation.

At a special groundbreaking ceremony held on Saturday, Limestone officials announced the “Bob Prevatte Athletic Complex” project that will expand and enhance the facilities at the Gaffney-based private liberal arts college.

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Swamp Rabbits lose, play final home game Friday
APR 6, 2018

Spencer Dorowicz (36) of the Swamp Rabbits chases the puck during a faceoff.
 

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits lost to the South Carolina Stingrays Thursday at the Bon Secours Wellness Center, 4-2. Caleb Herbert scored both Greenville goals.

Greenville (23-39-7-1) plays the Stingrays in its final home game of the season Friday night at 7 p.m.

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USC Upstate reaches into the NBA for new men's coach
MAR 31, 2018

Dave Dickerson is the new men's head basketball coach at USC Upstate.
 

The University of South Carolina Upstate announced that Dave Dickerson will join the university as head coach of the men’s basketball team.

Dickerson was a scout for the NBA’s Utah Jazz this year, spent seven years at Ohio State University as the associate head men’s basketball coach.

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Carolinian: Upstate fires AD, head basketball coach
MAR 1, 2018

The Carolinian

USC Upstate Director Julio Freire and head basketball coach Kyle Perry have been fired, according to The Carolinian sources. A memo sent to the faculty subtly wished Freire and Perry well in the future and did not explain their dismissals.

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River Rivalry presented by ScanSource returns to Fluor Field on Saturday
FEB 28, 2018

The Reedy River Rivalry presented by ScanSource returns to Fluor Field on Saturday. Join the fun by visiting the Reedy River Rivalry Tailgate Party on Main Street!. The party runs until 7 p.m. and will feature food, drinks, live music, cornhole and more. 

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NGU women stun top-seeded Limestone
FEB 27, 2018

NGU women stun top-seeded Limestone

North Greenville University upset top-seeded Limestone College women’s basketball team, 57-56, in the Conference Carolinas quarterfinals on Monday.

NGU, 8-20 and seeded eighth, stunned Limestone, 23-5, at Limestone Timken Gymnasium. It was Limestone’s first home loss this season.

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Sports doctor helps athletes, weekend warriors get back in the game
FEB 25, 2018

Dr. Stephen Kana

Dr. Stephen Kana practiced medicine for 30 years and worked in the Upstate for more than 20 years. He recently joined Spartanburg Regional’s Sports Medicine Institute team as an orthopaedic surgeon, concentrating on knee, shoulder and elbow injuries.

“It’s a big change,” he said. “I think what I wanted to accomplish with the move was to establish the Sports Medicine Institute to uniformly deliver top quality care to our high school athletes, our college athletes and professional athletes.”

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