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Greer team just misses championship
JUL 28, 2021

The USTA Southern crowned 12 champions at the 2021 USTA League Adult 18 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played July 23-25 at the Rome (Ga.) Tennis Center at Berry College and downtown Rome.

Greer’s Elizabeth and Caroline Holland lost in the 5.0 finals to Atlanta’s Kim Raley and Sonia Shen. The Hollands earned their way into the finals going 4-0 in the round robin to win a wild card spot.

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Hall joins Limestone football staff
JUL 27, 2021

Logan Hall has joined the Limestone Saints as the tight ends coach, pass game coordinator, and recruiting coordinator.
 

University of South Carolina assistant director of player personnel and Coastal Carolina University quarterback Logan Hall has joined the Limestone Saints as the tight ends coach, pass game coordinator, and recruiting coordinator.

Hall spent eight seasons as a student assistant, an offensive assistant/recruiting assistant for running backs, and the assistant director of player of personnel with the University of South Carolina before most recently spending time as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort.

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UofSC's Harris named Blanchard Rogers Trophy winner
JUL 14, 2021

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame announced that University of South Carolina's Kevin Harris has been named the recipient of the 2020 Blanchard Rogers Trophy.

Harris, in his first season as a starter as a sophomore, led the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards per game (113.8) and ran a total of 1,138 yards in 10 games. He was the 11th Gamecock to record a 1,000-yard season and the first since Mike Davis. Harris was selected First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press as well as Second team according to the league’s coaches and Phil Steele.

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Panthers open camp at Wofford July 28, hosts Ravens Aug. 18-19
JUL 2, 2021

Christian McCaffrey joins the Carolina Panthers when summer camp opens July 28 at Wofford College.
 

The Carolina Panthers return to Wofford College in Spartanburg for training camp with the first practice scheduled Wednesday, July 28. The Panthers are scheduled to hold 14 practices that are free and open to the public at Wofford before breaking camp on Aug. 19.

Panthers training camp features a night practice at Gibbs Stadium as part of the NFL's Training Camp: Back Together Saturday on July 31 and joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 18-19.  Practice begins at 7 p.m. The practice will include on-field performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew, the Mayor's Ball Delivery and activities including face painting, food trucks, interactive games, and sponsor activations.  

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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.
 

• Final scores

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.
 

• Scores
• Sunday Tee Times 

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.
 

• Leaderboard

• Friday tee times

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

Tee Times
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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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

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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