The Blue Ridge football team will return several starters in 2016, but a lack of depth and a tough new region schedule could hinder a return trip to the playoffs this fall.
The heartbreak kid survived 600 miles without another broken heart.
Instead, Martin Truex Jr. broke records in Sunday night’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a race in which the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota set new standards for domination.
In an event that bore notable similarities to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race a week earlier, Denny Hamlin won Saturday’s Hisense 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a pass on the final lap.
The Greer American Legion Post 115 senior team has opened the season at 2-1 after a loss to Inman. Greer hosted a rematch with Inman Tuesday night, but results were not available at press time.
By Mark Vasto
For The Greer Citizen
There are just some teams everybody pulls for, whether or not they are rivals or from different towns, and at the top of that list lies one team: The Chicago Cubs.
The Byrnes softball team dropped back-to-back games last week, falling to Stratford in the Class AAAA state championship.
Stratford is only the second team Byrnes has lost to this season, as the Rebels close the year with a record of 30-4.
Richy Werenski birdied three of the front nine at Thornblade Club Sunday afternoon, putting himself in a position to win the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.
Werenski finished 21-under-par for the tournament, shooting scores of 68, 67,65 and 65 during the four-day stretch.
A scholarship honoring the memory of former Greer High basketball player Nathan Tyler Moore will aid future student athletes seeking success at the next level.
Moore, who passed away during the middle of the Yellow Jacket’s season earlier this year, was the team’s starting point guard.
The Eastside boys golf team came up just short of a Class AAA state title, falling to AC Flora last week at Costal Carolina.
The Eagles shot rounds of 304 and 306 on back-to-back days, finishing the tournament at 610 behind Flora’s 599.
Back on the gridiron: High school football is back and local teams have begun spring practice in preparation for the 2016 season. Greer, Eastside and Riverside were in full pads last week, taking advantage of the South Carolina High School League allowed practice time. The Yellow Jackets host their annual spring game on Friday night at 6 p.m.