Zach Byer, Ty Montgomery, Alex Williams and Robert Westenrieder were honored with top baseball awards at the Blue Ridge High School’s team’s banquet last Thursday.
First-year coach Travis Henson coached the Tigers to a 16-7 record. He previously coached at Landrum High School, North Greenville University and as an assistant for the Tigers in 2012.
Greer High School’s boys 4 x 400 relay team won the state championship Saturday at Lower Richland High School. D’Ante Fleming, Tedrick Gregory, Dorian Lindsey and DeAndre Moren ran a time of 3:21.16. Fleming and Gregory are seniors and Lindsey is in the 9th grade and Moren 10th. All four runners are football players.
Fleming finished second in the 400-meter dash, Nesbitt 7th in the 200 meters and Fleming was 8th in the 100 meters.
Eastside boys and girls soccer coaches and five players each were named to the Peach Blossom AAA Region team. Nomar Rodriquez, boys, and Andy Robinson, girls, headline the coaches named to the team.
Greer’s Andrew Messer and Noel Diaz were named to the boys all-region team and Taylor Waldon was selected to the girls team.
Blue Ridge Middle School students have supported the Greer Relay for Life in a big way.
They raised over $1,200 in order to win the opportunity to have a personal technology day at school.
Ridgefest 2013 will be held on Friday, May 17 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Ridgefest is an event where Blue Ridge High School opens the school to the community to celebrate everything Blue Ridge related.
Kaili Sever of Blue Ridge High School has been selected April Tiger of the Month.
The school’s faculty nominates and selects one student “Tiger of the Month” based on personal conduct, work ethic, demonstrated academic achievement or improvement, and citizenship.
Members of the Blue Ridge High School FBLA chapter received recognition in several competitive events at the FBLA State Leadership Conferences held in Charleston April 12-14. The competitive events were part of a two-day program for FBLA members from around the state. The chapter had 17 members attending the two-day conference.
The members placed in the following events:
When faced with the task of selecting a show for his Advanced Drama class this semester, there was no doubt in Blue Ridge High School theatre teacher David Holland's mind that Shakespeare's classic tale of mischievous sprites, misplaced love, and an acting troupe trying way too hard would be the perfect offering.
Opening on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., followed by matinee (2 p.m.) and evening (7 p.m.) performances on Saturday, April 27, Theatre at the Ridge’s production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream" uses the classic text to, in part, spoof popular teen soap operas that can be seen on such networks as the CW, ABC Family and The N.
Blue Ridge High School Future Business Leaders of America is sponsoring a community wide blood drive Monday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school's multi-purpose room. Signs will direct the way.
Qualifying students, faculty and staff, as well as anyone in the Blue Ridge Community can give the gift of life.
Wade Cooper became the second Blue Ridge High School coach to resign within one month when he announced Tuesday he was leaving as head football coach to become defensive coordinator at Dorman.
Glenn Reese resigned last month as Blue Ridge boys basketball coach after two seasons, citing living 20 miles from the school and wanting to spend more time with his three children.
Six students from greater Greer area high schools have been awarded the Foothills Scholarship by North Greenville University. The scholarships have an annual value of $12,000 and 4-year total of $48,000.
Victor Chasteen and Lucas McClain of Blue Ridge High School, Zachary Davis of Riverside HS, Ilse Peterson of Eastside HS, Kendra Webb, Greenville HS, and John Partin, home schooled, received the grants based on academic achievement, school, church and community involvement.
Glenn Reese has resigned as Blue Ridge High School boys basketball coach after two seasons.
Reese, in a statement, cited living 20 miles from the school and wanting to spend more time with his three children as they begin playing sports and participating in activities.
The Blue Ridge Junior Classical League placed third Saturday at the SCJCL 2013 Spring Forum. The group won 30 awards in the areas of written tests, art and handicrafts, and olympika.
Titus Snyder placed first in both of the Roman history written tests. Brittany Hill won a number of art awards, including one in impromptu art.
Kaylee Henderson, a senior, is the winner of the Miss Blue Ridge Relay for Life Pageant held last week in the school auditorium.
Bailee Seppala, freshman, is first runnerup, Keri McKittrick, junior, is second runnerup and Kennedy Crump, junior, third runnerup.
Blue Ridge High School’s chapter of the National Beta Club raised $1187.40 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Shamrocks Campaign.
The students' goal was to send MDA's local and State Goodwill Ambassador, 13-year-old Caroline Payne, to MDA Summer Camp. Their goal was exceeded by almost $400.
Blue Ridge High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) presents the 17th Annual Farm Day at the Lindsey Plantation on April 20 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The free event showcases the best of the Blue Ridge area.
The event is managed by Blue Ridge students and volunteers who oversee hay rides, animal exhibits and a plant sale.
Nationally touring independent artist, Kim Edwards will make a stop on Tuesday March 26 at 7 p.m., on her east coast tour to benefit Blue Ridge High School’s Theatre at the Ridge. Admission is $5.
Edwards has been a featured artist on iTunes and Amazon.com as well as being chosen as Top Pick for 2012 by the Association of Music Podcasters.
Each month the Blue Ridge High School faculty nominates and selects one student "Tiger of the Month" based on personal conduct, work ethic, demonstrated academic achievement or improvement, and citizenship.
Dustin Hawkins is Tiger of the Month for March 2013.
Four Theater at the Ridge students, Sarah Nathanson, Zach Arms, Courtney LeHew, and Mary Anna Case, recently joined Blue Ridge Chemistry teacher Joel Perkin, an accomplished community thespian, at the Warehouse Theatre.
Students helped with their strike, removing the set from the show that just finished and getting the theater ready for the next show.