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Gold's opens Friday with sanitizing, distancing protocols
MAY 19, 2020

Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.
 
 

Gold’s Gym will reopen Friday in Greer with new sanitation and distancing protocols.

The fitness facility has been closed for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down gyms and fitness centers.

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USC Upstate's George resigns, days after completing recruiting class
MAY 9, 2020

USC Upstate head women's basketball coach Tammy George has resigned after 15 years at the school.
 

University of South Carolina Upstate women's basketball coach Tammy George has resigned her position with the University of South Carolina Upstate.

George led the Spartans for 15 seasons. She accumulated a 193-258 record and had five winning seasons. The 193 wins are the most of any women’s basketball coach at Upstate.

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Darlington to host first 3 NASCAR races in May without spectators
MAY 1, 2020

2019 NASCAR Series champion Kyle Busch and drivers resume racing May 17 at Darlington.
 
 
 
 

NASCAR is scheduled to resume racing on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway with a Cup Series race. Darlington is the first race in more than two months as the sport paused for more than two months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No spectators will attend any of the May races.

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Troy Pride is 4th round pick for Panthers
APR 25, 2020

Troy Pride, Jr. is fourth round pick for Carolina Panthers in the 2020 NFL Draft.
 

Former Greer High School standout and Notre Dame star safety Troy Pride, Jr., has been drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Pride brings speed, youth and his aggressive style of playing defense to the Panthers.  Carolina has been focusing on defense in the draft.

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BMW Pro-Am canceled this year
APR 17, 2020

The BMW Charity Pro-Am has been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

Thornblade Club in Greer is the host club for the June 4-7 tournament. Cliffs Valley was a second course with a third that was unnamed.

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Erie Williams selected Riverside head football coach
APR 15, 2020

Erie Williams is named the new Riverside High School Head Football Coach.
 

Erie Williams, a long-time assistant coach at crosstown rival Greer, is the new Head Football Coach at Riverside High School.

Riverside Athletic Director Michael Pettit announced Williams as the new head coach on Tuesday.

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Sam Wyche, former Furman, NFL player and coach, dies
JAN 3, 2020

Sam Wyche died Thursday, He played at Furman, in the NFL and coached in the NFL and college. He was volunteer coach at Pickens High School.
 

Staff, digital, wire reports

Sam Wyche, former Cincinnati Bengals head football coach and resident of Pickens County, died Thursday morning of melanoma. He was 74.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

McKissick, winningest football coach ever, dies
NOV 29, 2019

John McKissick's 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High School made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level.
 
 

From news reports

John McKissick, whose 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level, has died. He was 93.

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Thornblade's Smith honored as Tour Volunteer of the Year
NOV 22, 2019

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday.
 

Nancy Smith was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the The Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com) Wednesday. Smith is the Thornblade Club volunteer course chair.

Smith and four tournaments on The Korn Ferry Tour were honored at the PGA TOUR’s annual tournament meetings on at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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Crosby has career night, leads Greer past Blue Ridge
NOV 2, 2019

Hollis Crosby gained 370 yards of total offense and accounted for 14 of Greer’s points to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 28-7 win over Blue Ridge Friday night.

Greer finished its regular season with a 3-7 overall record and 2-3 in Region II-4A and Blue Ridge finished 3-7 and 1-4 in the region.

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Eastside turns back Greer in big Region game
OCT 25, 2019

Sloan Bird of Greer hops over Eastside's Max Louris.
 

Eastside scored two fourth quarter touchdowns for a 35-28 comeback victory over Greer Thursday night at Dooley Field.

Greer fell to 2-8 with one game remaining at Blue Ridge next week. It’s the worst record for Greer since it went 3-8 in 1971. Greer was 2-7 in 1990 with a nine-game schedule.

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Mauldin hands Greer third loss
SEP 14, 2019

Mauldin scored the final 10 points in the fourth quarter to beat Greer, 24-14, in a high school football game Friday night at Dooley Field.

Greer is 1-3 and plays at Union County next Friday.

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Greer falls short against Spartanburg, 20-12
AUG 31, 2019

Spartanburg and Greer each owned a half of Friday night’s football game at Dooley Field in Greer.

Spartanburg scored all its points in the first half and held off Greer in the second to defeat the Yellow Jackets, 20-12.

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Law Enforcement Softball Tournament at Century Park
AUG 23, 2019

Law enforcement agencies and public safety personnel from the Upstate will be competing in a softball tournament honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Games begin Saturday after opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. The championship round is Sunday with games beginning at 1 p.m. 

The tournament will be held at Century Park at 3605 Brushy Creek Road.

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Tryon Block House races canceled, to resume in April
AUG 21, 2019

Tryon Block House races canceled, to resume in April

The Tryon Block House Races, scheduled for October 5 has been canceled due to course-development delays and will return to its traditional spring date on April 11, 2020.

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosts the event in conjunction with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC).

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No fights but plenty of smack talked at Panthers-Bills practice
AUG 14, 2019

Cam Newton enjoys making smack talk during Panthers-Bills joint camp at Wofford College Tuesday.
 

By JEFFREY BREAZEALE

The Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills held a joint practice at Wofford College Tuesday with both head coaches addressing opposing teams before practice.

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Anderson's Cherokee Lake on 2020 FLW tournament schedule
AUG 8, 2019

Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fifth event of the 25th season of the FLW Tour, April 23-26, 2020, in Anderson.
 

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Thursday that Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fifth event of the 25th season of the FLW Tour, April 23-26, 2020, in Anderson.

The 37th annual T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will also be held on Lake Hartwell. That event is scheduled for April 30-May 2.

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Northwood eliminated in SE Regional
AUG 7, 2019

Northwood eliminated in SE Regional

Northwood was eliminated in the Little League Southeast Regional semifinals Thursday when Georgia beat the South Carolina state champions, 10-1.

Virginia beat Georgia 12-2 in the championship game and advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

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Northwood LL must win in AM to reach SE championship game today
AUG 7, 2019

Northwood Little League representing South Carolina plays Georgia at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the semifinals of the Southeast Regional at Warner Robbins, Ga. The game was scheduled for Tuesday evening but the game, which was scheduled to be aired on ESPN, was postponed because of rain.

A South Carolina win puts it in the championship game versus Virginia at 3 p.m. with the game scheduled for ESPN. Northwood and Georgia have not played each other.

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Northwood wins Southeast Regional Tournament of State Champions
JUL 31, 2019

Northwood Little League won the Southeast Regional Championship at the Tournament of State Champions.
 

Northwood Little League won the Southeast Regional Championship at the Tournament of State Champions defeating Virginia 11-3 Wednesday at Greenville, N.C.

Northwood lost to Virginia in pool play earlier in the tournament.

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