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New course, 4 charities designated for BMW Pro-AM
JAN 17, 2018

New course, 4 charities designated for BMW Pro-AM

The BMW Charity Pro-Am announced a new course and the charities that will benefit from the tournament taking place May 17-20.

The Cliffs Valley will join The Furman University Golf Club and Thornblade Club to host the 2018 tournament.

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Payne, former Upstate coach, to be honored
JAN 17, 2018

Eddie Payne will be honored throughout Saturday's basketball game at USC Upstate.
 

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Limestone coach steps down to Join Chicago Bears staff
JAN 13, 2018

Mike Furrey will resign as Limestone head football coach to join the Chicago Bears staff.
 
 

Limestone head football coach Mike Furrey will resign his position to join the coaching staff of the Chicago Bears.

Brian Turk, Limestone’s running back coach and recruiting coordinator, will serve as the interim head coach. Turk, who came to the Saints after spending nine seasons on the staff at the University of South Carolina, will oversee all day-to-day operations heading into spring practices.

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Blue Ridge football has new football coach
JAN 11, 2018

James Thurn is the new head football coach at Blue Ridge High School.
 

James Thurn has been named the new head football coach at Blue Ridge High School. He replaces Shane Clark, who resigned after five seasons (21-33 record and four playoff appearances) to concentrate on his athletic director duties.

Thurn, 28, was offensive coordinator at Westside High School the past two years. Clark added athletic director to his duties at BRHS in 2013-2014.

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BMW Pro-Am names two to leadership positions
JAN 10, 2018

Steve Sellery has been named Executive Director of the BMW Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament.
 

Sports marketing entrepreneur and Golf Channel veteran Steve Sellery has been named Executive Director, and Mike McGovern Tournament Director of the BMW Charity Pro-Am. McGovern was former Operations Director of the tournament.

“Steve was not only the founder and CEO of a full-service experiential event marketing agency focusing on sports and entertainment, but his depth also includes his role as Director of Sports Marketing at Golf Channel and Director of Event Marketing and Partnerships at The Cliffs,” said Bob Nitto, President, BMW Charity Pro-Am. “We are confident that Steve will utilize this wealth of experience and leadership to elevate the visibility of our tournament while further maximizing the financial support we are able to offer our charities.”

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Legendary Upstate baseball coach dies
JAN 9, 2018

Legendary Upstate baseball coach dies

An Upstate high school baseball coach who served 45 years at the same school died Monday.

Dean Jones who coached at Chesnee High School from 1965-2010, won 729 games and four state championships – 1982-83 88 and 2010. He was 79.

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NBC Sports Group to televise FEI World Equestrian Games in September 2018
DEC 21, 2017

NBC Sports Group to televise FEI World Equestrian Games in September 2018

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement for exclusive multiplatform U.S. media rights to the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. The Games return to the United States for the second time in eight years and will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Sept. 11-23.

 The FEI World Equestrian Games, one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, is held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, combining eight World Championships at one event. The eight equestrian disciplines — Jumping, Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining — will all be contested. 

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Richardson selling Panthers, gives up day-to-day operations
DEC 19, 2017

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is selling the team and stepped down conducting day-to-day operations.
 

The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that Tina Becker has been named Chief Operating Officer, with full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, amid allegations against team owner Jerry Richardson.

“These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization,” Becker said in a story posted on Panthers.com.

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Hudson, ultra successful businessman, former Clemson, pro football player, dies
DEC 15, 2017

Bill Hudson, successful Spartanburg businessman, former Clemson and pro football player dies. He was 82.
 
 
 

• Obituary

William “Bill” Hudson, one of Spartanburg’s iconic businessmen, and former Clemson University and pro football player, died Wednesday at Spartanburg Medical Center. Hudson was 82.

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Panthers win thriller over Vikings
DEC 11, 2017

Jonathan Stewart gets some help from the Panthers offensive line as he is shoved the final yard for a touchdown.
 

From wire reports

Cam Newton’s 62-yard run set up Jonathan Stewart’s 1-yard touchdown leap – his third TD run of the day – with 1:47 remaining to lift the Panthers to a 31-24 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings.

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Free pickleball days for seniors at Victor Gym
DEC 9, 2017

Free pickleball days for seniors at Victor Gym

Victor Gym, 108 S. Line Street, will be open for Senior Pickleball free play on Tuesdays Dec. 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pickleballs and some paddles will be available for use.

Email Justin Miller or call 864-848-2192 for more information.

 

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NASCAR great and World War II veteran Bud Moore dies at 92
NOV 28, 2017

NASCAR great and World War II veteran Bud Moore died Monday. He was 92.
 

NASCAR Hall of Famer and World War II veteran Bud Moore has died at the age of 92.

NASCAR announced his death Tuesday but did not give any details. Moore lived in Spartanburg.

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Greer falls to South Pointe, 67-21
NOV 25, 2017

Greer's Quay White scored two touchdowns and ran for 156 yards.
 
 

South Pointe scored more points than any team against Greer in the Yellow Jackets’ long storied history Friday night at Dooley Field.

The Stallions were off and running and didn’t stop until South Pointe won its 25th straight victory and beat the Greer Yellow Jackets, 67-21, for the Upstate Class 4A Championship. Greer (12-2) saw its winning streak end at 11 games.

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Greer has hefty task versus South Pointe
NOV 24, 2017

Greer's Qua White is averaging one TD every fourth pass reception.
 
 

Greer has waited 14 years to get where South Pointe has been for three consecutive years – winners of the state 4A championship.

The South Pointe Stallions, unbeaten (13-0), with a 24-game unbeaten streak, play the Greer Yellow Jackets (12-1), with an 11-game win streak, Friday night at Dooley Field in a 7:30 game.

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NGU baseball field expected to be ready for first game
NOV 22, 2017

North Greenville University announced that February is the scheduled completion of the first phase of a multi-phase baseball complex renovation and building project.
 
 

North Greenville University announced that February is the scheduled completion of the first phase of a multi-phase baseball complex renovation and building project.

Situated where the Ashmore Field baseball complex sits on the NGU campus, will be a construction project that will overhaul NGU’s baseball program and will be the catalyst for a much enhanced student life experience.

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Turkey Day Run is a healthy Thanksgiving appetizer
NOV 21, 2017

Eric Cummings and his family routinely join runners at the Turkey Day Run.
 
 

The 26th Turkey Day Run Thursday is at Eastside High School.

The run begins at 9 a.m. and registration at 7:30 a.m., near John Carlisle Stadium on the grounds of Eastside High School at 1300 Brushy Creek Road in Taylors. 

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Houston sets passing record in Greer's dismantling of Greenville
NOV 18, 2017

Houston sets passing record in Greer's dismantling of Greenville

Greer gave Greenville an old-fashioned whupping Friday night in front of a near-capacity crowd at Dooley Field.

Trey Houston, with five scoring strikes, broke a single season touchdown pass reception record, Dre Williams galloped to a 99-yard touchdown and the Greer defense took no prisoners as the Yellow Jackets pounded Greenville, 47-15.

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USC Upstate expected to join Big South Conference in 2018
NOV 15, 2017

USC Upstate expected to join Big South Conference in 2018

The University of South Carolina Upstate was extended an invitation to join the Big South Conference on Tuesday and its membership is pending the approval of the USC Board of Trustees, which meets on December 19.

“I could not be more pleased and excited that the University of South Carolina Upstate has been extended an invitation to join the Big South Conference,” said Chancellor Brendan B. Kelly. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the Upstate Spartans. Our athletic teams will be more competitively matched with colleges in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.”

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Eastside heads into Upper State semifinals, routs Westwood
NOV 11, 2017

Jordan Morgan led Eastside past Westwood and into the Upper State semifinals.
 
 

Eastside continued its run through the Class AAAA playoffs with a 48-15 win over Westwood Friday night.

The Eagles (11-1) play at South Pointe (12-0) next Friday in the Upper State semifinals game. South Pointe eliminated Belton-Honea Path, 45-3.

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Greer wins 10th straight, plays rival Greenville next
NOV 10, 2017

Quay White scored two of his four touchdowns on a 50-yard punt return and 72-yard kickoff return.
 

Greer marched into the third round of the Class AAAA football playoffs Friday night by knocking off South Aiken, 42-21, at Dooley Field.

Greer will play Greenville, a 42-27 winner over York, next Friday in the semifinal game of the Upper State bracket. The game will be played at Dooley Field and a packed stadium is all but guaranteed when the two rivals play. Greer beat Greenville, 27-19, in the regular season. Greer has a 10-game winning streak and is 11-1 overall.

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