Sports

The Eastside girls’ soccer team fell to Chapin in the Upper State championship Monday night.

Eagles make push for state title

The Eastside boys’ soccer team has been tearing through the Class AAA state playoffs, beating Belton-Honea Path, Chapin and A.C. Flora in route to the Upper State final.

The Eagles took on River Bluff on Tuesday for a chance to advance to the stat championship. Results were not available at press time.

EHS falls in Upper State

The Eastside baseball team’s playoff run was cut short last week, but head coach Scott Erwin said his team showed a lot of toughness throughout the season.

The Eagles dropped games to A.C. Flora and Wren, coming up just shy of reaching a state championship appearance.

Briana Hunter

Eastside senior Briana Hunter signed a letter of intent with Carson-Newman College to continue her soccer career at the next level earlier this week.

Hunter said she knows her decision is the right one.

“I am psyched out of my mind,” Hunter said. “I’m just really excited.”

Jennifer Aceves

Eastside senior Jennifer Aceves will play her college soccer at Spartanburg Methodist College after signing a letter earlier this week.

Aceves said playing for the Pioneers is a great opportunity.

Orlando Rodriguez

Greer senior Orlando Rodriguez will play his college baseball at Belmont Abbey after signing a letter of intent on Monday.

Rodriguez picked up 24 hits in his final season with the Yellow Jackets, batting .320 for the year.

Juan Jaramillo

Riverside’s Juan Jaramillo will play his college soccer at North Greenville University after signing a letter of intent with the school last week.

Jaramillo said choosing the Crusaders felt like the right decision.

Jake Purvis

Greer senior Jake Purvis will continue his career on the baseball diamond at Erskine College after signing a letter of intent with the school earlier this week.

Purvis was the Yellow Jacket’s star catcher for the past two and a half seasons, and head coach Bob Massullo said he will be missed.

Teddy Manfre

Riverside senior Teddy Manfre will continue his career on the gridiron at Brevard College after signing a letter of intent last week.

Manfre said he is excited to test his skills at the colligate level.

Dan Castello

Riverside senior Dan Castello will join the University of South Carolina Upstate’s track team next spring after signing a letter of intent with the Spartans last week.

Castello said he recently had the opportunity to learn more about the school and decided it was the right fit.

TJ Hall

Riverside’s TJ Hall will run for Limestone College next spring, after signing a letter of intent with the school last week.

Hall said he hopes he can help the team stay competitive.

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