The day Rick rolled

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By Mark Vasto
For the Greer Citizen

It occurred in 1998, on a Sunday in June at the big ball orchard in the Bronx, during a nationally televised day game ­— the sacrifice fly heard around the world. Never in history had there been such a thrilling way to tie a baseball game.

The Byrnes softball team became the second area team to win a state title last Saturday, wrapping up its final series against Bluffton in a 1-0 victory.

Finishing on top

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The Byrnes softball team had to be patient, but hard work finally paid off as the Lady Rebels captured their third state title in a 1-0 win over Bluffton last Saturday at South Aiken High School.

The Eastside Eagles proved themselves again and again this season, maintaining a perfect 21-0 record and capturing a state championship. Seen above is the team’s celebration after its win over Brookland-Cayce in Columbia.

A perfect ending

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It was the perfect ending to a perfect season.

The Eastside boys’ soccer team capped a 21-0 season, defeating Brookland-Cayce 3-2 in overtime to claim the state championship on Saturday.

Eastside coach Bill Martin said he was ecstatic his team was able to finish the job, avenging a state championship loss from last season.

Grayson Raynor

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Riverside soccer standout Grayson Raynor will suit up for Clemson University next season after signing a letter of intent with the Tigers recently.

Raynor said the process has been long and demanding.

Emmanuel Damian

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Riverside’s Emmanuel Damian is hoping to have success on the collegiate track after signing a letter of intent to run track and field and cross country at Spartanburg Methodist College last week.

Damian said, after careful consideration, SMC seemed like the right move.

Sequoya Davis

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Riverside senior Sequoya Davis found just what she was looking for at Converse College.

Davis signed a letter of intent to run track and field and cross country for Converse recently, and she believes it was the perfect fit.

Hannah Taber

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Riverside’s Hannah Taber will do it all at the next level.

The senior signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic career at Converse College recently, agreeing to participate in three sports.

Taber will run track and field and cross country, but will also hope to make an impact on the swim team.

Ashley Cater

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Ashley Cater will continue her career on the diamond on the college level after signing recently with Piedmont College.

The senior said the school seemed like a good fit.

“It’s a smaller school, which is nice,” Cater said. “I wanted to start off somewhere small.”


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