It was a busy year in local sports. With coaching changes, championships and individual players earning awards, 2013 provided entertainment for sports fans from start to finish. Here are a few of The Greer Citizen’s top sports stories of the year.
The Byrnes wrestling team grabbed sixth place at the Armstrong Rebel Invitational on Saturday, with several individuals taking home top honors.
The 16-team field included Chapman, which took first, and Dorman, which finished second.
Byrnes wrestlers Alex Spencer, 120, and Charlie Conner, 152, both scored championships.
The Yellow Jackets’ backcourt has been a threat to opposing teams this season, and senior guard Dre Terry is a big reason why.
Terry led Greer in scoring in several of its first 13 games, but they Yellow Jacket’s speedy ball handler is a threat because of his versatility.
Goodwill Mud Run
Registration is now open for the Goodwill Mud Run, presented by St. Francis Sports Medicine. The event will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7 a.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m.
for Goodwill Mud Run
Registration is now open for the Goodwill Mud Run, presented by St. Francis Sports Medicine. The event will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7 a.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. The run will be 3.5 miles with 35 obstacles.
Four North Greenville football players have earned NCCAA All-American honors after successful individual seasons on the field in 2013.
Senior wide receiver Freddie Martino was named first team NCCAA All-American after setting a NCAA Division II record for receptions in a season with 146 catches for 1,680 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Lady Tigers (7-2) cruised to wins over Berea and Greenville last week after strong performances from standout guard Ross Mathis.
Mathis scored a combined 65 points in the two wins.
Eastside’s Runkal Curry had yet to shoot a free throw this year. That is, of course, until he stepped to the line—his team down by two-- in the closing seconds of Friday night’s game against Greer.
Curry’s two made free throws sealed the 52-51 win for his team with six seconds left on the road.
The Eagles are perfect on the mat this season, and last week’s match against Greer proved no different.
Corey Struss will be North Greenville’s first mens’ lacrosse coach, leaving Ohio Valley University to join the Crusaders’ new program.
North Greenville added mens’ lacrosse to the varsity sports lineup in June.