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TAYLORS, SC NEWS From August 2015


Population:  21,617
ZIP code: 29687
Area code: 864
Area: 10.9 sq mi

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Northwood players come home to a hero's welcome
AUG 27, 2015

Terrence Gist, ESPN's poster player for longest home run during the Little League World Series, was smothered for autographs.
 

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.

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Taylors arrives Thursday at GSP from World Series
AUG 25, 2015

The Northwood/Taylors Little League team will be enjoying the sites, games and sliding down the hill the next two days before flying home into GSP.
 

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.

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Taylors ends LLWS run in another squeaker, losing to Kentucky, 4-3
AUG 24, 2015

Brandon Golinski belted a two-run home run in the top of the second Monday.
 

A bloop infield single in the top of the fifth inning scored the run that ended Northwood’s dream at the Little League World Series Monday at Williamsport, Pa.

Maddox Burr of Kentucky dropped a two-out floater of a pop fly just over the pitcher’s head and too soft for shortstop Alex Edmondson to make the final out of the inning. Kentucky held on to eliminate the Southeast Regional champs, 4-3.

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Northwood stages miraculous rally but falls short
AUG 23, 2015

Alex Edmondson gets congratulations from teammates after a three-run home run in the fourth inning.
 
 

• Meet the players here.

Northwood staged a miraculous comeback Sunday in the Little League World Series but fell in the bottom of the sixth inning to home-crowd favorite, Pennsylvania, 8-7 in a winner’s bracket game.

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Schools supporting players during historic run in World Series
AUG 22, 2015

Teachers, administrators and classmates are supporting students at the Little League World Series. The players will miss at least the first two weeks of school.
 
 

While most kids in Greenville County returned to school this week, the Northwood Little League team traveled to Pennsylvania to compete in the Little League World Series.

Their return to the classroom is delayed, the first team from South Carolina since 1950 to play in Williamsport is being supported, both in spirit and academically, by their respective middle schools.

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Practices, taking in games fill Northwood's off day
AUG 22, 2015

Gage Laymon had two hits in Northwood's opening game win.
 

Having a day between games isn’t like taking a day off for the Northwood Little League team.

By beating Cranston, R.I. (Northeast) 6-1 Friday, Northwood (Southeast) is thrust into the winner’s bracket. Northwood’s next game is Sunday at 7 p.m. against Pennsylvania, the hometown favorite. Pennsylvania smashed Missouri 18-0 Friday.

The winner of Monday’s game won’t play again until Wednesday.

Northwood will have practice sessions in fielding and hitting Saturday.

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Edmondson throws no-hitter, strikes out 15 as Northwood wins
AUG 21, 2015

Alex Edmondson tossed a no-hitter, struck out 15 and hit a two-run home run in the first inning in Northwood Little League's opening round win Friday over Cranston, R.I.
 

Northwood bios here.

Alex Edmondson pitched a no-hitter and batted the Northwood Little League to a first round win in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., Friday. Northwood (Southeast) beat Cranston, R.I. (Northeast), 7-1. Terrence Gist blasted a mammoth home at Lamade Stadium.

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Everything you wanted to know about the Northwood LL players
AUG 21, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about the Northwood LL players

Meet the players of the Northwood Little League team that won the Southeast Regional to advance to the Little League World Series. Photography by Jana Candler.

Click here for the roster page >>

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Taylors game time changed, rain washes out LLWS on Day 1
AUG 20, 2015

The support back home in Taylors continues while the Northwood Little League learned opening ceremonies and all games and practices were rained out Thursday at Williamsport, Pa.
 
 

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.

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Taylors LLWS players celebrate rock-star status
AUG 19, 2015

Taylors LLWS players celebrate rock-star status

• Follow Northwood's LLWS journey here.

It’s going to be a fast and furious day for the Northwood Little League team.

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'Uncles' adopt Northwood during stay at World Series
AUG 17, 2015

John Tompkins, left, and Jeff Eastlake are Northwood Little League's

It is taking the Northwood Little League team as much work to meet all the public demands than just practicing and playing games at Williamsport, Pa.

The Taylors team has been whisked from public appearances to demands by Little League World Series officials to ESPN production staff getting background information for the televised games.

It takes a special coordination for teams to hit all the marks in their daily and evening schedules.

 

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Taylors will play Rhode Island on Friday
AUG 16, 2015

Taylors will play Rhode Island on Friday

Players arrive late.

Taylors will play Rhode Island, the New England Regional Champions, in a first-round game at the Little League World Series on Friday at 4 p.m.

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Northwood LL team delayed leaving Atlanta due to FAA glitch
AUG 15, 2015

Northwood LL team delayed leaving Atlanta due to FAA glitch

The Northwood Little League baseball team and coaches were delayed leaving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this morning because technical problems at a Federal Aviation Administration center in Virginia, according to authorities.

Northwood was to leave at 6:30 a.m. and arrive in Pennsylvania at their hotel by 4:30 p.m. The team is now scheduled to arrive at 9:30 p.m.

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Northwood players getting a feel of being in a World Series
AUG 14, 2015

The Northwood Little League Southeast Champions have plenty of support in the Greer/Taylors area.
 

The Northwood Little League players are getting a taste of what it’s like to be in a Major League Baseball World Series.

Friday was a day off, of sorts, as the players and coaches spent overnight in Warner Robbins, Ga., after winning the Southeast Regional Championship on Thursday. Players and families had an opportunity to spend a little time together Thursday evening after the game, but afterwards many parents returned home to their jobs.

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Northwood is World Series-bound
AUG 13, 2015

Northwood is World Series-bound

Northwood from Taylors, the South Carolina state champion, beat Virginia Thursday to win the Southeast Regional Little League Championship at Warner Robbins, Ga., 7-0.

Alex Edmondson hit two home runs and pitched a no-hitter to lead Northwood to the win.

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Bergstrom's field of dreams is colored lavender
AUG 13, 2015

Tim and Mary Bergstrom had planned for years to own their own business, and always loved lavender.
 

Down on Mary and Tim Bergstrom’s Southern Hills Lavender farm the smell, touch, look and taste is lavender.

“Some people don’t realize it’s a plant. They think it’s a smell," Mary said.

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Police, Safety Council offer back to school safe driving tips
AUG 13, 2015

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 with school back in session.
 
 

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.

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Northwood plays Virginia for Southeast LL title on ESPN2
AUG 12, 2015

Northwood plays Virginia for Southeast LL title on ESPN2

• Northwood beats Florida

Northwood, the South Carolina state champion, will play Virginia in the Little League Southeast Regional championship at 5 p.m. Thursday at Warner Robbins, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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Northwood trims Florida, reaches Southeast LL championship
AUG 11, 2015

Northwood trims Florida, reaches Southeast LL championship

Northwood Little League defeated Florida, 6-5, on Tuesday at Warner Robbins, Ga., to advance to the Southeast Regional baseball championship.

Northwood, unbeaten, 3-0, in the tournament, and the South Carolina state champions, advances to Thursday’s championship game at 5 p.m.

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Taylors resident shopping Greer grocery store wins $5,000
AUG 6, 2015

Julie Snyder is pictured with Bi-Lo associate Carlton Young of the Greer store, left, and store director Michael Knous.
 

Julie Snyder of Taylors was named one of 15 winners across four state to receive $5,000 in Bi-Lo gift cards to purchase groceries for a year.

Ironically, Snyder won by shopping the Greer store at 1365 West Wade Hampton Boulevard.

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