The Northwood Little League World Series team was honored at halftime of Friday night's Eastside-Riverside game at Wade Hampton High School.
Northwood became the first team from South Carolina to reach the LLWS since 1950 and notched the first LLWS win for a team from the state.
The victory and narrow losses at the LLWS earned the Northwood team fans from across the state as well as a few from the "Twitter-verse," including Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and former South Carolina and current Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
The Steve Wilson era at Eastside High School couldn't have started much better.
The Eagles dealt neighborhood rival Riverside a 25-0 loss Friday night at Wade Hampton High School. The game was moved to the neutral site Thursday when Greenville County administrators ruled Riverside's field unplayable due to turf problems.
Riverside was technically the home team, but the Eastside defense made itself at home, harassing Riverside quarterback Aaron Odom all night, intercepting him three times and scoring two safeties.
Riverside travels to Wade Hampton High School to play its first game and home opener against the Eastside Eagles.
Greenville County, on Thursday, told Riverside its field was unplayable and its game would be played at Wade Hampton. The grass hasn’t grown in and change in schedule is only for one game.
The Warriors look to rekindle last year's success as they take on the Eastside, a team looking to improve upon its 2-9 record from a season ago under new coach Steve Wilson.
More people greeted the Northwest Little League All-Stars returning Thursday to Greer’s GSP airport than presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Trump had come and gone for his speaking engagement in Greenville by the time the Northwood Little League players and their families came down the escalator. A crowd of several hundred family, friends and supporters cheered their heroes home from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
The Taylors Northwood Little League players will arrive home at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer at 3:12 p.m. Thursday.
The Southeast Regional champions, the first team from South Carolina to win a game in the Little League World Series, is the first team from the state to play in the LLWS since Clinton in 1950.
Steady rain cancelled today’s opening ceremonies at the Little League World Series and forced the Northwood Little League team to change its scheduled game time on Friday.
Northwood’s game as Southeast champions will be played at 5 p.m., one hour later than previously scheduled on Friday. The Taylors team will play New England at historic Lamade Stadium. Northwood will be the visitors.
With local schools opening their doors to students for a new school year, the Greer Police Department and the National Safety Council are partnering to remind parents and commuters that it’s important to slow down and pay extra attention.
“The school year can change drastically change a commute for a driver who passes through multiple school zones each day,” GPD Sgt. Randle Ballenger, said. “It’s easy to fall into the habit of maintaining regular speeds in those zones after the summer break.
The South Carolina High School League’s proposed five-classification format was distributed to its members Monday.
Riverside would move into Region 2 AAAAA with Greenwood, Hillcrest, Laurens, Mauldin and Wade Hampton. That means Region 3 will become a 5-team grouping of Boiling Springs, Byrnes, Dorman, Gaffney and Spartanburg.