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Williams has career game, Greer knocks off York
NOV 17, 2018

Dre Williams was virtually unstoppable Friday night as he led Greer to the quarterfinals of the state class AAAA football playoffs Friday night.

Williams ran for 327 yards and scored four touchdowns as Greer eliminated York, 63-40, Friday night at Dooley Field.

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David Pearson, racing legend, dies
NOV 13, 2018

David Pearson, racing Hall of Fame driver, died Monday.
 

David Pearson, called NASCAR’s Silver Fox for his cunning driving that led him to three championships, died Monday in Spartanburg. He was 83.

Pearson’s rivalry with Richard Petty is one of the most storied in auto racing. Pearson’s 105 victories in 27 seasons only trailed Petty’s 200 on NASCAR’s all-time list.

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Greer KOs Pickens; Williams, Huff provide 1-2 punch
NOV 9, 2018

Greer KOs Pickens; Williams, Huff provide 1-2 punch

Dre Williams and Matthew Huff provided Greer with a powerful 1-2 punch that knocked Pickens out, 35-6, in a first round Class 4A high school football state playoff game at Dooley Field Friday night.

Greer hosts York in the second round of the state playoffs next Friday night at Dooley Field at 7:30 p.m. York eliminated Orangeburg-Wilkinson, 49-24.

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Greer crushes Blue Ridge, finishes unbeaten in region
OCT 26, 2018

Greer scored its most points this season and crushed rival Blue Ridge, 63-6, Friday night at Dooley Field.

The Yellow Jackets finished unbeaten, 5-0, in Region II-AAAA and 9-1 overall. Greer won nine consecutive games after an opening-season loss to 5A Byrnes.

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Limestone fires head coach, names interim
OCT 22, 2018

With two games remaining in the season, the Limestone College has announced that head football coach Tony Ierulli has been dismissed and that offensive coordinator Brian Turk will take over as the interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Despite taking over a team that went 9-12 the last two seasons, including a 3-4 mark during the program’s inaugural season in the South Atlantic Conference, the Saints slipped to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in league play following a 29-13 home loss to in-state rival Newberry College last weekend.

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Greer dismisses Berea in 51-0 victory
OCT 12, 2018

Matthew Huff threw three touchdown passes and Greer kind of skipped over Berea in a 51-0 victory Friday night in a Class 4A Region II high school football game at Dooley Field.

It was Greer’s first shutout this season for the Yellow Jackets and sets up a region championship game next Friday night at Eastside. Both teams are 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the region. The Yellow Jackets have won seven consecutive games.

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Greer has its way with Travelers Rest, 58-6
OCT 5, 2018

The Greer Yellow Jackets flexed their muscle Friday night with a 58-6 victory over Travelers Rest at Chico Boling Stadium.

It took Dre Williams 4 minutes, 14 seconds to score two touchdowns – 62 yard run and a 72-yard punt return – to outscore TR.

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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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