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Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp
JUL 5, 2022

Panthers return to Wofford for summer camp

The Carolina Panthers return to Wofford College for training camp with 12 practices scheduled, beginning July 27. See practice dates and times here.The league-wide Back Together Saturday event with an evening practice and special events is scheduled July 30.

Some normalcy returns to camp with autographs allowed. Veterans Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore will return, with 2021 No. 1 Panthers pick Jaycee Horn, a defensive back from the University of South Carolina.

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NGU wins big, advances to DII World Series
MAY 29, 2022

North Greenville University's baseball team celebrates its championship win Saturday.
 

North Greenville University beat Columbus State in the championship game of the Southeast Super Regional Baseball Tournament at NGU’s Ray & Bea Dillard Field, 13-3, Saturday.

Columbus State forced a final championship game when it beat NGU 4-3 to even the best-of-3 series at one win each. It was North Greenville’s record setting 50th win of the season.

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Howard named Byrnes Athletic Director
APR 27, 2022

Russ Howard has been named Byrnes High School Athletic Director.
 

Spartanburg District Five Schools announced Tuesday that Dr. Russell Howard has been selected as the new Athletic Director for James F. Byrnes High School.  The announcement comes following unanimous approval by the District Five Board of Trustees.

Howard has served Byrnes High School for 26 years, first arriving at the school as a teacher and coach in 1993.  He left briefly in 2006, to get his first experience as an Athletic Director at Greenville High School, where he served from 2006-2008. 

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BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrities include social media influencers
APR 27, 2022

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD Synnex announced its celebrities for the tournament scheduled June 9-12 at Thornblade Club in Greer and The Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

New this year, joining actors, athletes and musicians are social media influencers. Kat and Isabelle Shea of the Shee Sisters.  LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Amy Alcott makes her first appearance and country music artist George Birge joins the field.

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Pro wrestling lures fans to Spinning Jenny
JAN 30, 2022

Bear and Ireland Davis are pictured with Fluff Man after Friday night's wrestling program at Greer's Spinning Jenny.
 

Pro wrestling TURBO made another appearance at a near-capacity crowd at The Spinning Jenny in downtown Greer on Friday night.

“The World is Yours” card featured about two and one half hours of wrestling in a family friendly show.

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Volunteer registration open for June BMW Pro-Am
JAN 7, 2022

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX has opened volunteer registration for the 2022 tournament, which will take place June 6-12 at Thornblade Club and The Carolina Country Club.

Volunteer positions range from admissions and clubhouse committees to carts and shuttle, caddie, and on-course services. Due to the support of the tournament’s Official Volunteer Sponsor, Pelham Medical Center, registered volunteers will receive daily complimentary food and beverages, patron credentials and official tournament swag.

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Thornblade, Carolina CC courses for 2022 BMW Pro-Am
DEC 7, 2021

Thornblade Club in Greer is a Tom Fazio design and considered one of the premier golfing experiences in the Upstate.
 
 

The 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am will be played June 9-12 at Thornblade Club in Greer and Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg.

The tournament, part of the Korn Ferry Tour, formally begins June 6 with a series of community events and practice rounds before official play begins June 9.

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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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