Riverside hit the road for some holiday hoops last week, getting a look at some unfamiliar faces before kicking off the new year in the region.
It has been a tale of two teams for the Eastside boys basketball team so far this season.
The Eagles split a slate of holiday tournament games last week, knocking off J.L. Mann (54-52) and Clover (52-41), but falling in games to Hillcrest (61-38) and Greenville (52-25).
The third time was not the charm for the Greer girls basketball team.
After defeating Clinton (69-30) and Riverside (56-54) to advance to the championship game in the annual Lady Sandlapper holiday tournament, the Lady Jackets were unable to top Eastside in a tight 57-45 battle.
The North Greenville men’s volleyball team played its first official game in program history on last Saturday night, falling to Pepperdine University 3-0 at the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg.
The Wave of Pepperdine entered the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in the NCAA, returning five seniors including two All-American performers.
Another year of tough competition, exciting moments and championships has come and gone. Many local athletes have moved on to higher levels of competition while some get ready for another hopeful season. As we think about the year that was in 2014, here’s a look back at some of its best moments.
In coaching circles, it is unusual for a coach to stay in any one place for a long time — especially not a quarter of a century.
At Greer High School, there are actually two coaches who have achieved that milestone — both in the school’s basketball program.
Despite two early wins over Travelers Rest and Carolina Academy, the Greer wrestling team has gotten off to a slow start, dropping seven matches in the first month of regular season play.
Seven North Greenville football players were recently named to the All-NCCAA football team for the 2014 season.
A streak that has spanned two decades is in trouble, according to Eastside wrestling coach Jack Kosmicki.
The last time Eastside did not win a region championship was in 1992, but with the Peach Blossom’s addition of Emerald and the departure of several key seniors, things could soon change.
After jumping out to a 17-3 start, the Riverside wrestling team is hoping to make some moves in a tough region this January.
The Warriors will face a tough conference schedule against some of the top teams in the state.