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Video: Blue Ridge is off and running in Region II-4A baseball
MAR 23, 2017

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: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville
MAR 15, 2017

Fans get an opportunity to see all the teams playing in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center at a free practice Thursday from noon-7: 30 p.m. The Friday and Sunday games are sold out.

The Greenville Fan Fest will be held downtown at the corner of Main and Broad Street noon-5 p.m. Saturday. A full-length basketball court will be assembled in the middle of the party.

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Video: No. 4 USC waits for a top-seed for NCAA Regional
MAR 7, 2017

The University of South Carolina women are ranked No. 4 this week after winning their third straight Southeastern Conference Championship at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Sunday.

USC beat No. 7 Mississippi State, 59-49.

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Video: USC breezes past Georgia, Greenville rolls out the welcome mat
MAR 4, 2017

Alex Love reports on the University of South Carolina women’s win over Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center.

SEC visitors and downtown business owners give a two thumbs up to Greenville hosting the tournament.

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Video: Blue Ridge baseball in preseason mode
FEB 15, 2017

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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Eastside wrestlers sail into the state playoffs
JAN 26, 2017

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Documentary: Behind the scenes of Riverside cross country
DEC 21, 2016

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Blue Ridge choir has fundraiser for significant competition to replace cancelled state championship
NOV 5, 2016

The Blue Ridge High Honors Choir has launched its last fundraiser of the year to raise money to travel to the Smoky Mountains Festival in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., next year.

Due to the choir state competition getting canceled, the school is reaching out for community support to compete in what students call “really prestigious competition”.

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Video: Blue Ridge video with game report and interviews on volleyball state playoff game
OCT 28, 2016

Blue Ridge High School pushed North Augusta to five sets before losing 3-2 Thursday in the first round of the high school volleyball playoffs.

North Augusta won the final set, 15-11. Blue Ridge won the first set 25-17, lost 13-25, won 25-22 and lost the fourth set 13-25.

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Scott Talley wins runoff for Senate District 12 seat
JUN 28, 2016

Scott Talley defeated incumbent Lee Bright in a runoff for the Senate District 12 seat in the Republican Primary.
 
 

Scott Talley won the Republican Primary runoff for Senate District 12 defeating incumbent Lee Bright Tuesday night by 299 votes.

Talley earned 52 percent of the votes (4,861) over Bright with 48 percent of the votes (4,562).

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Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast
JUN 26, 2016

• Freedom Blast Gallery

Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.

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Greer Nationals beat Seneca to win championship of Dixie Youth League District, next stop state tournament
JUN 23, 2016

Greer National teammates hoist the trophy after winning the Dixie Youth League District Championships Thursday night.
 

The Greer Nationals U12 baseball team won the Dixie Youth League District championships Thursday night beating the Seneca Bobcats, 10-2.

“It’s unbelievable and it’s an accomplishment all for the kids,” Greer Coach Tommy Stanton said.

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Greer Nationals win opener at Dixie Youth tournament
JUN 18, 2016

The Greer Nationals wait out a long delay as the Dixie Youth Championships earlier games pushed back the schedule Saturday.
 

• Gallery

The (11-12) age group Greer “O” Zone conference baseball team is hosting the Dixie Youth District Championships at Greer Country Club ball field.

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Gov. Haley endorses Scott Talley for Senate District 12 at rally at Duncan's AFL
JUN 16, 2016

Scott Talley got the biggest endorsement in the state when Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed the candidate for Senate District 12.

Haley came to Duncan to Talley’s rally at the AFL corporate offices Thursday evening. It was a big boost for Talley as his former opponents Duncan Mayor Lisa C. Scott and Greer businessman David McCraw also endorsed the Spartanburg attorney.

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Lee Bright and Scott Talley face a runoff in Senate District 12
JUN 15, 2016

Lee Bright received 37 percent of the vote.
 

Incumbent Lee Bright and Scott Talley will have a runoff on June 28 for State Senate District 12.

A runoff is held when no candidate earns more than 50 percent of the vote.

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Ethan Few pockets top honors at Blue Ridge baseball fete
MAY 25, 2016

Ethan Few won King of the Hill Pitching Award and the Jerry Henson Tigers Coaching Award at the Blue Ridge Baseball banquet Tuesday.
 
 
 

Blue Ridge baseball celebrated its 2016 season at Washington Baptist Church Tuesday night honoring team and individual players' accomplishments.

The Tigers finished the season (20-6) winning 17 consecutive games and the Region II 3A title for the first time in 10 years. They were eliminated in the District III tournament.

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Muschamp pays tribute to Greer's Dodi Anderson during visit to Upstate
MAY 18, 2016

Dodi Anderson, from Greer, with unidentified friend, received special recognition Tuesday night from USC Head Football Coach Will Muschamp for her contributions to the Gamecocks football program through the years.
 

Hundreds of University of South Carolina fans gave Gamecocks Head Football Coach Will Muschamp a rousing welcome to the Upstate with his seventh stop on the 2016 Spurs Up tour at the TD Convention Center Tuesday night.

Just as many fans sought Muschamp’s autograph after speaking to the Greenville County Gamecock Club.

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2 proposed subdivisions stalled for traffic impact study
MAY 16, 2016

The city of Greer Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday night tabling two new subdivisions contingent on a traffic impact study. Greer City Council gave unanimous first reading approval on May 10.

The two subdivisions were seeking approval for building a total of 164 homes on two separate parcels around Brushy Creek Road.

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Blue Ridge season ends in a squeaker
MAY 6, 2016

Hugs were the only consolation for the Blue Ridge baseball players after a season-ending loss at Seneca.
 

The Blue Ridge baseball season has come to an end.

Seneca beat the Tigers, 3-2, Friday night at Seneca in the District II championship. Seneca went through the tournament unbeaten and will play at Wren Monday at 6:30 in the first round of the Upstate playoffs. Wren beat Chapman Friday night to win District IV.

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Blue Ridge eliminates Broome in a thriller
MAY 4, 2016

Jacob Wilbanks hit a home run in the fourth inning to give Blue Ridge a 1-0 lead.
 

Photo gallery by Alison Gosnell

Jacob Wilbanks hit a home run and Ethan Few held Broome in check in the dramatic final inning Wednesday night as Blue Ridge advanced to the championship game of the District II Class AAA baseball playoffs.

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