The Clemson football team capped a stellar season with a 35-31 win over Alabama in the National Championship game Monday night in Tampa Bay, Florida. It was the Tigers’ first title in more than 30 years. Pictured: head coach Dabo Swinney hoists the championship trophy as Ben Boulware and company celebrate the win.
The Rebels are continuing their search for a new head football coach, following the departure of Brian Lane last fall.
Byrnes will be conducting interviews with candidates this week, and there has been plenty of interest, according to the school’s athletic director, Tony Gillespie.
The Greer boys basketball team improved to 6-8 off stellar performances from Sam Gravley and Magic Moody, who combined for 42 points during the Yellow Jacket’s recent 67-63 win over Spartanburg.
Greer used a 17-point fourth quarter to hold off a surging Viking team that had beaten the Jackets in overtime earlier in the year.
Coming off two frustrating Christmas tournament losses, the Blue Ridge boys basketball team got back on track last week, knocking off Walhalla (62-53) and Carolina Academy (44-43), improving to 6-8 overall.
Sarah Cline hit a last second shot to give the Riverside girls basketball team its fifth win of the season, as the Lady Warriors topped J.L. Mann last week, 27-26.
With just seconds remaining in regulation and her team trailing by one, Cline hit a shot with six seconds left to put Riverside over the top.
The Greer girls basketball team is boasting a 12-2 record heading into region play, following a recent 59-50 win over Spartanburg.
Yellow Jacket Diamon Shiflet had 25 points, 16 rebounds, eight blocks, seven steals and six assists in the contest, helping her team to a win over a Class AAAAA opponent.
Twelve local golfers will compete at the legendary Pebble Beach Resorts in California this month for the National Finals of the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic.
The Riverside high boys basketball team worked its way to an 8-5 record with recent wins over Woodmont and JL Mann in nonconference play. The Warriors will take on Mauldin this week.
Post competition recovery just got a little more high tech for North Greenville student athletes with the addition of a cryogenic chamber to the Angie and Sam Kelly Strength and Conditioning Complex.
By Mark Vasto
For The Greer Citizen
In October 2010, after a close loss to Philadelphia, ESPN’s Adam Schefter received not so much a text as a bold proclamation. The message was from Jed York, the 30-year-old CEO of the 0-5 San Francisco 49ers, and it simply stated “We’re going to win the division.”