A young, small Greer team held its own early against powerhouse Gaffney in the first pre-season football scrimmage on Thursday night. But the combination of too little sleep during Camp Swarm and Gaffney’s superior size eventually wore down the Yellow Jackets, leaving questions unanswered.
With plenty of experience to boast, the Riverside girls’ tennis team is prepared to defend its region championship this fall.
Riverside scrimmaged Greenville on Monday. The Lady Warriors will open play against St. Joseph’s on Aug. 25 and will host Spartanburg on Aug. 28.
Local officers are teaming up to help raise money for families of fallen comrades.
The Upstate South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial Softball Tournament is set to take place on Aug. 23-24 at Century Park in Greer.
The event will include games for kids, food, a charity raffle and plenty of softball.
After a week into fall practice and scrimmages, Riverside volleyball coach April Raymond said her team is looking strong.
The Lady Warriors scrimmaged at Southside Christian last Friday, winning several matches and gaining confidence.
North Greenville football is just around the corner and team practices got underway this week. Jeff Farrington, a Greer high grad, enters his second season at the helm of the program and, despite a sub-par 5-6 record last season, the head coach has high hopes for 2014.
The new look Warriors got a small glimpse of what this season may hold last week during the team’s first scrimmage against Easley.
The Blue Ridge Tigers strapped on the pads for this fall, last Friday night, but the occasion was nearly spoiled by rain.
The Tigers hosted Chesnee in a scrimmage that lasted nearly an hour and, despite the rain, head coach Shane Clark said his team was able to get in a little bit of work.
Recovering from an early spin after contact with Kyle Busch’s Toyota, Marcos Ambrose held off Busch in the closing laps of last Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen to win the series-best fifth road course race of his Nationwide Series career.
In a battle between two drivers with everything on the line, AJ Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose in breathtaking fashion to win last Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at the Glen and claim an almost certain spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
By Mark Vasto
For The Greer Citizen
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