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Teammates tackle Blue Ridge senior Clay Arnold, No. 30, who hit the game-winning three to beat Eastside on Friday night. The Tigers have now won three straight.

Blue Ridge stuns Eastside

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The final shot of the game was not drawn up for Blue Ridge’s Clay Arnold.

Tiger coach Ray Riley had no problem with the result, however.

Blue Ridge (4-9) stunned one of the region’s top teams, pulling out a 47-46 win over Eastside on the road as the clocked ticked down.

Rebels 'bat'tle gym issues

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It has been a strange January for basketball teams at Byrnes High.

Since Jan. 7, Byrnes boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have been unable to play in the gym on campus, relocating to Byrnes Freshman Academy across the street.

Spartanburg District Five officials say bats are the problem.

Blue Ridge coach Ray Riley, left, congratulates Reggie Stoddard, who earned Player of the Week honors.

Stoddard a key to success

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Blue Ridge has been hot as of late, and senior Reggie Stoddard caught fire against Pickens and Eastside last week.

Stoddard scored 31 points against the Blue Flame and 19 against the Eagles in back-to-back wins, earning The Greer Citizen’s and Clock Restaurant/Clock Express’ Player of the Week award.

'A Hero's 5K' set for Saturday

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The fourth annual “A Hero’s 5K Run & Walk” will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. The opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Timmons Arena, and a “Kids Fun Run” begins just after the 5K shotgun start.

Embracing rivalry

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As a sports writer/fan, it’s easy to lose your passion for the game.

You know, that thing that made you stay out until it was dark as a kid.

That thing that helped you get closer to your dad or meet the girl you ended up marrying.  
That thing that offers a simple escape when you just need a few hours to play.

Ian Rodgers, right, helped Eastside defeat Berea on Monday night. The Eagles are looking to win their 22nd region title in a row this season.

Eagles secure county title

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Eastside put together one of its best team performances of the season over the weekend, defeating Hillcrest 260-254 for the Greenville County wrestling championship.

Eagle coach Jack Kosmicki said his team showed some major improvements during the outing.

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