After a 1-9 start to the season, Blue Ridge was desperate for a win.
Thursday night, that win came over rival Greer in a hard-fought 66-57 contest at home. Tiger coach Ray Riley said he hopes his team will be able to turn the page on a rough start.
Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington will be in attendance during the Greenville Drive’s annual Hot Stove Event, slated for Monday, Jan. 27.
Cherington, who was named Major League Baseball’s executive of the year in 2013, is entering his third season with the Red Sox.
Register for baseball, soccer and softball
Greer Baseball Club, Foothills Soccer Club of Greer, and Girls Softball sign-ups for the spring of 2014 begin Monday, Jan. 6 and conclude Friday, Feb. 7.
Ross Mathis has had no trouble scoring the basketball this season.
The senior has led Blue Ridge in scoring in a number of game, and her most recent 36-point performance against Greer earned her The Greer Citizen and Clock/Clock Express’ Player of the Week award.
Mathis added nine assists and seven rebounds in the contest.
Jimmy Reese, a native of Greer and cameraman with ESPN, recently took a fall at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. and is battling severe injuries.
Family members say Reese was setting up his equipment when the unexpected happened on New Year’s Day.
The Blue Ridge wrestling team is hoping for a strong finish in 2014.
With three recent wins over Travelers Rest, Landrum and Powdersville, the team (now 17-11 overall) will look to its three leaders for success down the stretch.
If you have caught a Byrnes boys’ basketball game this season, you may have noticed some familiar names.
That is because five players on the varsity roster also played varsity football, switching to the hardwood after a playoff-ending loss on the gridiron on Black Friday.
Hall of Fame voters took a jab at Major League Baseball fans last week, but who are we kidding, those same voters have been insulting the game for years.
After picking up two more region losses last week, Blue Ridge is looking towards a matchup with its rival to get back on the right track.
The Tigers host Greer on Thursday, and Blue Ridge coach Ray Riley said his team is expecting a tough test.
Greer showed no signs of rust last week, earning wins over Berea and Pickens after the holiday break.
The Lady Yellow Jackets began the week with a sharp showing against the Bulldogs, pulling away for a 56-40 win.