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Pereira's comeback win at BMW Charity Pro-Am, earns spot on PGA TOUR
JUN 13, 2021

Mito Pereira won the BMW Charity Pro-Am Sunday at Thornblade Club.
 

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Mito Pereira made history on Sunday as he became the 12th player in the Korn Ferry Tour’s 32-year history to earn the Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR. Pereira carded a final-round 64 to come from three strokes back and earn his third victory of the season at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, including two in the last two weeks.

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David Wells aces final hole of celebrity team Pro-Am
JUN 13, 2021

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells aced Thornblade Club's par-3 No. 9 Saturday.
 

Former Major League Baseball all-star pitcher David Wells is binging on aces.

Wells aced Thornblade Club’s par-3 ninth hole, the final hole Saturday, to team with professional Evan Harmeling and won the BMW Charity Pro-Am low handicap celebrity division with -26 under par.

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Lower has 3-stroke lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am
JUN 12, 2021

Justin Lower is looking for his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.
 

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Justin Lower’s strong play continued Saturday at the BMW Charity Pro-Am to maintain his 36-hole lead through the third round at 23-under entering Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club.  Lower leads Mito Pereira by three strokes entering the final round.

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Lower leads after suspended 2nd round BMW Charity Pro-AM
JUN 11, 2021

Justin Lower followed up a first-round 64 at The Cliffs Valley course with a second-round 63 at the Thornblade Club Friday  to take a one-stroke lead at 16-under at the BMW Charity Pro-Am as play was suspended due to inclement weather. The second round will resume at 7:15 a.m. Saturday on both courses with the third round to follow after the conclusion of the second round.

“I think this is my fifth year here, so it’s about time I figured it out,” Lower said with a laugh of his past history at the tournament. “I’ve been playing well all year and just haven’t gotten the putter going. I started to get it going over the last month or so a little more and it’s starting to really show now.”

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Miller's 62 earns stroke lead at BMW Pro-Am first round
JUN 11, 2021

Michael Miller carded an opening-round 9-under 62 at the Thornblade Club to claim a one-stroke lead at the BMW Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament at Thornblade Club in Greer Thursday.
 

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Michael Miller had to wait two years to return to the site of his career-best finish. After a runner-up in 2019 at the BMW Charity Pro-Am and a tournament cancellation in 2020, Miller carded an opening-round 9-under 62 at the Thornblade Club to claim a one-stroke lead over Justin Lower, Vince India and Lee Hodges.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am begins Thursday
JUN 9, 2021

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Following a week in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Korn Ferry Tour heads to one of its longest-running stops: the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. This week is a one-of-a-kind event on the Korn Ferry Tour, which features celebrities and amateurs playing alongside professionals and is televised on Golf Channel.

This year’s tournament is headlined by 20 of the top 25 in the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour points standings, as well as celebrities Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Peña, and David Wells.

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Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp
MAY 24, 2021

Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp

The Carolina Panthers announced today they will return to Wofford College in July for the NFL team’s 26th season of summer training camp in Spartanburg.

Training camp will begin on July 27 and continue into mid-August. Practice schedules will be announced by the Panthers at a later date.

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Lindsay pioneered early success of city recreation. He was 84.
MAY 4, 2021

Ted Lindsay, founder of the Greer Recreation Department, died Sunday. He was 84.
 

BY JIM FAIR

Ted Lindsay pioneered the founding of the Greer City Recreation Department in 1958 and had been an ambassador for recreation and youth sports almost his entire life.

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Limestone football season ends with cancellation
APR 15, 2021

Mounting injuries forced Limestone to end its season by mutual agreement with Erskine.
 

Limestone University’s spring football season is over. 

The Saints finale scheduled for Saturday at Erskine College has been cancelled, by mutual agreement between the two programs 'as mounting injuries have become a major concern.

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Andy Jones, former football coach and athletics director, dies
JAN 1, 2021

Andy Jones, former head football coach at Boiling Springs and Hillcrest high schools in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 70.

Jones coached Boiling Springs High School and was athletics director from 1983-88. He resigned from coaching in 1989 after nearly two decades.

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Muschamp out at UofSC, Bobo interim coach rest of season
NOV 15, 2020

Will Muschamp's contract buyout is $13.2 million.
 
 

The University of South Carolina fired head football coach Will Muschamp, according to a prepared media release Sunday.

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

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Bradford rushes Greer past Laurens
OCT 23, 2020

E.J. Bradford accounted for 204 total yards – 196 rushing – and scored two touchdowns to lead Greer to a 37-21 victory over Laurens at Dooley Field Friday night.

 

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Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted
JUL 29, 2020

Greer High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

The Greer High Booster Club is accepting nominations for induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nominees must have graduated from Greer High a minimum of five years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on athletic accomplishments as a high school student.

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Limestone, SAC delays fall sports season
JUL 27, 2020

Limestone, SAC delays fall sports season

Limestone University will have to wait a little bit longer to play its first game as a full member of the South Atlantic Conference, but the Saints may get to play a conference-only slate this fall as the league announced that its traditional fall seasons will be delayed until at least Sept. 26.

The announcement by the SAC Presidents Council, which is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pushes the start of fall seasons in football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball back to Sept. 26. Teams may begin preseason practice, per NCAA bylaws, in the fall semester if health and safety conditions allow for these activities.

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Trevor Lawrence awarded Blanchard-Rogers Trophy
JUL 24, 2020

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence received the 2019 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame.
 

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence received the 2019 Blanchard-Rogers Trophy from the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame for its annual collegiate player of the year.

The event, originally scheduled to be presented at the 2020 Enshrinement Ceremony in April, was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus, and was livestreamed Thursday.

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Pride signs $4 million, 4-year deal with Panthers
JUL 23, 2020

Troy Pride signed with the Carolina Panthers for a reported $4.07 million, four-year deal that includes a $777,000 signing bonus.
 

Greer native and former Greer High School standout Troy Pride signed his contract with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Pride, a fourth-round pick and 113th overall, signed a reported $4.07 million, four-year deal that includes a $777,000 signing bonus.

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SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred
JUL 23, 2020

SCHSL short fall season remains; Lexington vote deferred

The South Carolina High School League Appellate Panel deferred a vote on the Lexington District 1 proposal until Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. The two-part plan is to adjust traditional high school sports seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCHSL officials and high school coaches and athletic directors reportedly asked for more information and time to study the proposal. COVID-19 cases and deaths are spiking in South Carolina, designated a hot spot for the coronavirus. The delay offers high risk sports like football an alternative for a spring season under the Lexington plan.

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BMW Pro-Am charities raise $118,00, 2021 tourney dates set
JUL 20, 2020

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am raised $118,152 for Upstate charities.

Officials also announced that the 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

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High school sports will begin later, have shorter seasons
JUL 16, 2020

High school football will remain played in the fall but with a later start and shorter schedule.
 

High school sports will get a later start because of the impact of COVID-19.

The South Carolina High School League Executive Committee approved Wednesday to forward the start of fall sports contests to September. The 14-2 vote was reached by the virtual meeting.

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USC Upstate names nationally recognized Burke to coach women's basketball
JUN 8, 2020

Becky Burke was named to coach the USC Upstate women's basketball team.
 

Becky Burke has been named the new USC Upstate women’s basketball coach.

Burke coached at Division II University of Charleston (W.Va.) the past two years and accumulated a 48-14 record.

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