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Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant DEC 8

Angie Jarecki, a special education teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School, sends a big “Thank you” for the $1,500 grant she wrote and was awarded by Walmart in Greer.

“The additional funds are always needed to make classroom activities more engaging and fun for all students, but especially for my special education students,” wrote Jarecki.

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Ludley, Greer High Principal, is Grand Marshal for Christmas Parade NOV 28

Greer High School Principal Justin Ludley, and his family, will lead the Christmas Parade.

Greer High School Principal Justin Ludley, his wife Barrett, and their oldest child James, 3, will lead the Christmas Parade  through Greer on Sunday Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Justin and Barrett’s 6-month old triplets (Tess, Anna, and Will) will be at home.

The parade culminates Greer's weekend of festive activities,

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Eastside, Greer dominate All-Region II team NOV 6

Greer Head Football Coach is the Region II-AAAA Coach of the Year.

The All-Region II-AAAA football team was announced Monday with Eastside and Greer dominating the 44-player team.

Jordan Morgan, quarterback for Eastside High School, is the Player of the Year and Will Young of Greer is the Coach of the Year.

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Greer, Eastside, Blue Ridge, Byrnes begin playoffs tonight NOV 3

The high school football playoffs begin tonight with all games at 7:30.

Greer appears to be one of the most balanced teams head coach Will Young has fielded in the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets will enjoy home field advantage through the playoffs.

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Blue Ridge overcomes Riverside in final seconds SEP 1

Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith powers through Riverside defense for extra yards,

Jake Smith scored on a 1-yard run on fourth down with 11 seconds left in the game and Tyree Cofield ran in the two-point conversion to give the Blue Ridge Tigers a come-from-behind 28-27 win over Riverside High School Thursday night at The Reservation.

Blue Ridge scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to come back from a 13-point deficit at the end of three quarters, trailing Riverside, 27-14.


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Blue Ridge at Riverside game changed AUG 31

The possibility of wet weather on Friday has some high schools rescheduling games to Thursday night.

Blue Ridge at Riverside, 7 p.m.

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Blue Ridge loses to BHP AUG 19

Blue Ridge High School lost its season-opening game to Belton-Honea Path, 42-0, Friday night.

Blue Ridge hosts Landrum next Friday in a 7:30 p.m. game.

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Greer, Blue Ridge, Riverside open high school football AUG 18

A battle between top 10 ranked teams and new beginnings for two other teams highlight the first week of high school football tonight.

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Greer ranked No. 6 in 4A, play No. 7 Westside on Friday AUG 16

Gold football shoes will be worn by some Greer High School football players.

Greer High School is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A in the first South Carolina High School Media football poll.

Greer plays its opening game at Class 5A No. 7 ranked Westside Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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Blue Ridge spends first day in pads at Pickens scrimmage AUG 5

• Video report

By Alex Guest
Digital Sports

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3 area students place second in prestigious national 3D Animation competition JUL 10

David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Sam Stewart finished second in the prestigious Future Business Leaders of America 3D Animation competition in Anaheim, Calif.

Three Blue Ridge High School students have earned second place in a prestigious 3D Animation presentation in Anaheim, Calif.

David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Sam Stewart, competing in the Future Business Leaders of America competition, finished behind first place Timber Creek High School from Texas.

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Students from area selected for Furman's Bridges to a Brighter Future JUN 20

Twenty-six Greenville County high school students have been invited to participate in Bridges to a Brighter Future at Furman University, a program whose mission is to give students the tools and support they need to overcome barriers, graduate from high school and enroll in college. The new class marks the 21st year of the educational outreach program.

“Bridges students have already demonstrated both academic and leadership potential by their ninth grade year, yet they face financial barriers or personal circumstances that may prevent them from achieving what they are truly capable of,” said Carrie Silver, director of Bridges to a Brighter Future. “Here, students participate in life-changing experiences that help them discover who they are to build the self-confidence and resiliency they need to succeed in life.”

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Greer, Blue Ridge seniors awarded $10,000 scholarships from CBL Foundation MAY 31

Candace Jensen, Greer High School

CBL Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 higher education scholarships to three local students.

Greer High School seniors Candace Jensen and Victoria Schneider were both winners of the 2107 Robert F. Williams Scholarship, named for a past CBL Board Chairman and member of the South Carolina State Board of Education. Jensen will attend the University of Georgia, while Schneider will attend Clemson University.

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Jerry Henson Field dedicated for beloved Blue Ridge coach and teacher MAY 31

The Henson family celebrated the naming of Jerry Henson Field with Trent Henson, left, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Henson, middle, and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Henson, far right.

Jerry Henson, for more than 50 years has left his mark on the Blue Ridge Athletic Program, the community and has coached and mentored many former athletes and generations of families.

The Blue Ridge community, family and friends and many others Jerry Henson has crossed paths on the athletic field and in the classroom honored their favorite son by naming the baseball field, “Jerry Henson Field”.

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GGEF awards 13 $1,000 scholarships to Greer area students MAY 18

Logan Gillespie

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students from six high schools in the Greater Greer area Tuesday afternoon at Greer City Hall.

 Students were selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn will present scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.  

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Blue Ridge community embraces its youth baseball players APR 13

The Blue Ridge Cubs had the opportunity to take the field with the Blue Ridge Tigers varsity baseball team. See Alex Love’s report on the activities.

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Alex Love named USC Upstate's representative on ASUN Winter Winners for Life team APR 12

Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team. 

Alex Love Named to 2016-17 ASUN Winter Winners for Life Team

USC Upstate senior cross-country/track and field athlete Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Wednesday as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team.

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Video: Blue Ridge is off and running in Region II-4A baseball MAR 23

Blue Ridge defeated Travelers Rest Wednesday night, 10-6, in a Class AAAA Region II game. The game was postponed from Tuesday night because of severe weather in the area.

Alex Love, GreerToday.com Digital Sports Editor, has the full report.

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Video: Blue Ridge baseball early season report MAR 8

Blue Ridge High School’s baseball team won its second game of the season, 8-3, over Southside Academy Tuesday night.

Sports Digital Editor Alex Love has the report.

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Video: Blue Ridge baseball in preseason mode FEB 15

Blue Ridge High School baseball season is off and running. One preseason game down and one more to go before the regular season begins. See Digital Sports Editor Alex Love’s report.


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