Greer High School



Greer Sting is second in Great Smokey Shootout
MAY 27, 2012

The Sting won three championships, two third place finishes and this weekend’s runnerup. The players are: front row left to right : Manager John Walker Pitts, Cameron Woodruff, Garrison Holupka, Sam Gravley and Will Pitts. Back row : Coach Robbie Gravley, Kaylen Freeman, Magic Moody, Tyric Fleming, Ryan Balardini and Ryan Pearson. 

The Greer Sting 6th grade boys team finished second this weekend in the Great Smokey Shootout in Hickory, N.C. There were 11 teams in the division.

The Sting defeated teams from Spartanburg and Morganton, Asheville and Hickory, N.C. The Sting fell in the championship game, 55-46, to the Anderson Warriors.

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Free Greer Youth Football Camp June 15
MAY 23, 2012

Greer Head Football Coach Will Young, assistant coaches and 2012 players will instruct youth at the Future Yellow Jacket Football Camp.

The Greer football coaching staff is inviting youth to the free inaugural Future Yellow Jacket football camp Friday, June 15. All youth 1st – 8th grade will get instruction from Greer Head Coach Will Young and the Yellow Jackets staff and 2012 football players.

Registration is 7 – 7:45 a.m. at the Greer High School practice field. Football camp is 8 – 11:30 a.m. 

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Greer selected Region III Sportsmanship winner
MAY 22, 2012

Greer High School has been selected the Region III 3A Sportsmanship winner for the 2011-2012 school year.

This award is voted on and selected by the SCHSL Region III athletic directors for the top school who has shown exemplary sportsmanship on the athletic fields and courts for the entire school Year. 

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Kelly dominates Greer spring game, accounts for 6 TDs
MAY 21, 2012

Greer's Emmanuel Kelly (6) had his way with his teammates during Monday's spring game at Dooley Field. Kelly scored 4 rushing touchdowns, passed for a 70-yard TD and scored on an interception return.

It wasn’t White team versus Black team this evening at Greer High School’s spring game at Dooley Field. It was the Emmanuel Kelly show.

Kelly, a rising junior, was involved in six touchdowns – four on runs, a long pass play to D’Anta Fleming and a long return after intercepting a Jonathan Adkins pass.

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Jackets' spring game is 6 p.m. at Dooley Field
MAY 20, 2012

The Black Team roster may be printed and brought to Monday night's game at Dooley Field. The game begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Monday evening’s Greer High School spring football game will give a foreshadowing of the coming 2012 season and what may be the team’s personality.

The scrimmage begins at 6 p.m. with players warming up and participating in specialty drills at 5 p.m. The scrimmage is free to the public and expected to draw a good crowd based on visitors to spring practices.

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Greer practices drawing a fan base
MAY 18, 2012

Coaches pull off the players who are bunched and didn't hear the whistle that stopped the action. The fans have come to practice more frequently to practice this year than years past.

The collision of pads, verbal sparring and take no prisoners practices has reverberated around Greer High School and its spring football practices.

The biggest turnout to see a Greer High spring football practice – that’s right, practice – lined the fence and created a little parking problem during Thursday’s drills. At issue, according to one visitor, was having cars parked in the line of vision.

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Irby brothers, Mills reminisce while watching Jackets practice
MAY 17, 2012

Mario Irby, Jeff Mills (center) and Vic Irby (right) watched the Greer High School spring practice today. The players were all defensive line teammates on the 2003 Greer High School State Championship football team. Mario and Vic were defensive ends and Mills played tackle.

Travis Perry was inspiring linebackers to continue playing during a tackling drill until the whistle blew. “It’s the easiest sport there is,” Perry said. “Never stop until you hear the whistle,” Perry said.

Another time, Perry, the defensive coordinator, looked at the sidelines and told the players, “Don’t make me put the Irby boys on you.”

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Zachri Nelson signs grant to wrestle at Limestone College
MAY 17, 2012

Zachri and his father-coach, Chad, pose for a special photo during Zachri's signing to wrestle at Limestone College.


As a proud father looked on this afternoon, Zachri Storm Nelson of Greer High School signed a grant-in-aid to wrestle for Limestone College in Gaffney. Zachri is the son of Greer wrestling coach Chad Nelson.

Zachri, expected to redshirt his first season, wrestled at the 145-pound division last year. His 6-foot-2 build is tall for a wrestler but Zachri said he learned to use it to his advantage. “If you know how to use leverage it can work in your favor,” he said. “I know the taller I am the more I have to defend.”

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Strawhorn's signing with SMC is another first for Greer girls soccer
MAY 16, 2012

Kendall Strawhorn becomes the first Greer High School girls soccer player to sign a grant-in-aid to continue her career in college. Strawhorn signed with Spartanburg Methodist College as her parents, Ken and Donna, observe the ceremony.

Kendal Strawhorn is on course to continue her historic soccer career at Greer High School with her signing a grant-in-aid today to play the next two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist College. She became the first soccer player at Greer High to sign with a college.

Strawhorn, a member of the school’s first Region III soccer championship team and subsequent initial state playoff victory (3-1 over York), will help push SMC soccer coach Dan Kenneally to two coaching milestones. Kenneally is 9 wins short of 150 victories at SMC and he needs 14 more wins to reach the career 300 plateau.

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Everybody has a story about Greer High School days
MAY 16, 2012

Eddie Harvey's book, “Open Windows: Hum of the Mill, An Occasional Train” is about life in Greer during his time as a student at Greer High School and beyond. 

Greer High School’s Eddie Harvey wrote the book “Open Windows: Hum of the Mill, An Occasional Train”, about his memories of Greer and other thoughts. His book is for purchase at the Heritage Museum and Rose’s Hotdogs on S. Main Street. Or you can purchase the book online by clicking here.

Harvey traveled down memory lane to share this story about his first car.

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Downtown is all abuzz about all-Greer High School reunion
MAY 15, 2012

Carl Howell, Deputy Fire Marshal of the Greer Fire Department, is a Greer High School grad, class of '67. Howell estimates, conservatively, 2,000 Greer High alumni, spouses and friends will visit Greer Saturday for the inaugural all-time, all-Greer High School reunion.

Greer Station and City Park will be abuzz with the biggest reunion the city and Greer High School alumni has ever hosted on Saturday.

Carl Howell, Deputy Fire Marshal of the Greer Fire Department, who is adept at gauging crowd size, estimates about 2,000 graduates, spouses, faculty and associates of Greer High School will be social butterflies Saturday. “I’m sure there are a lot of other place like Greer. But there’s never been a community get together like ours that I am aware,” Howell said.

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Greer spring football game rescheduled for next Monday
MAY 14, 2012

The Greer High School spring football game has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday May 21 at 6 p.m.

The Yellow Jackets had scheduled the game for Friday night but an overnight rain inundated the school’s practice field and pushed practices back one day.

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Dodd wins gold, 2 bronze; Greer boys relay 2nd in state meet
MAY 13, 2012

Takeyra Jenkins Dodd of Greer won a gold medal in the 400 meters run and a silver in the 200 at the South Carolina High School State Championships this evening in Columbia.

Dodd won the 400 in 55.72 seconds beating Imani Boatwright of Lower Richland who clocked 57.31. Dodd just missed, by .36 of a second of winning gold in the 200. Chelsea Johnson of Wilson won with a 24.56 time.

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Yellow Jackets have intense persona in spring drills
MAY 11, 2012

Emmanuel Kelly, playing defense, jams a wide receiver during practice. Kelly was called into action to prevent the receiver from running downfield unchecked.

Spring football practice for the Greer Yellow Jackets have sprung intensity unseen this time last year, according to rising seniors.

“Every day this week has been great and the intensity high,” Connor Merrell offensive lineman, said.  “We’re looking to do the same next week and keep improving.”

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Intense practice finds Young in the middle of scrum
MAY 11, 2012

Greer Head Coach Will Young found himself on the ground when he tried to separate players at the end of this play. Young said he  enjoyed the players' intensity during the first day of spring contact drills.

Greer Head Football Coach Will Young will roll out of bed Friday morning most likely a little more gingerly than usual.

Today’s first day of spring contact drills was enthusiastic and intense, as much for Young as the players. Three times Young took spills while in the middle of scrums with the players.

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Greer's boys' magical soccer season ends
MAY 10, 2012

Greer’s boys soccer season ended tonight when Walhalla beat the Yellow Jackets 3-0 in the second round of the state playoffs at Dooley Field. Greer came into the game as the school’s first boys 3A Region III soccer champion and winner of a first round playoff game.

The soccer playoff was the final game of the season for Greer team sports and its final appearance in Region III. Greer will play in the Region II next year, which fields almost exclusively Greenville County schools teams. The only competitive sport ongoing at Greer is for individual track and field titles this weekend in Columbia.

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Greer football begins spring contact drills today
MAY 10, 2012

Emmanuel Kelly has a little fun during a water break during spring conditioning practices. He is expected to get some repetitions at quarterback during spring practice. Head Coach Wlll Young is looking for a replacement for graduated Reese Hannon.

Greer’s football team begins spring contact drills today at its school practice field.

Head Football Coach Will Young and his staff have worked the Yellow Jackets three days without pads, mandated by the South Carolina High School League. The freshmen, who participated in conditioning and instruction drills, will be dismissed until summer practice.

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Walhalla ends Greer girls storied soccer season
MAY 9, 2012

The Greer girls’ historic soccer season came to an end tonight when Walhalla beat the Yellow Jackets in a second round state playoff game 5-1 at Dooley Field.

Greer won its first Class 3A Region III championship, clinching it before its final region game. Its 3-1 win over York on Monday was Greer’s first playoff win.

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Diaz, Newman goals give Greer boys playoff soccer win
MAY 8, 2012

Noel Diaz scored Greer's winning goal with 11:18 remaining to give the Yellow Jackets their first state playoff win in school history.

Dooley Field. That is the trivia answer to the question where did the Greer boys and girls soccer teams win their first soccer state playoff games?

Might as well add freshman Noel Diaz to the trivia quiz as he scored the winning goal for the Yellow Jackets tonight with 11:18 left in the game for a 3-2 first round state playoff victory. Greer will play Walhalla Thursday night at 7 in a second round game.

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Greer soccer girls win, continue historic path
MAY 7, 2012

Greer girls soccer coach Rob DePaol got a taste of what it’s like setting history. He got a drenching of water from the team following its 3-1 first round state playoff win over York tonight at Dooley Field.

Dakota Fitzgerald scored two goals and Silvia Ramirez one while freshman goalie Allison Clifton allowed one goal.

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