Greer’s most recent visits to the third round of the playoffs ended in defeats. The third trip could be a charm when the Yellow Jackets host unbeaten Daniel High, the state’s top ranked 3-A team, this Friday night at Dooley Field.
Two heavyweight boxers traded knockout punches for four rounds until one settled the fight by pulling out a gun and firing a single shot. That’s how Greer edged Westwood, 45-42.
Byrnes High quarterback Shuler Bentley threw for five touchdowns Friday night as the Rebels cruised to an easy 42-14 playoff-opening win over Wando.
Byrnes will face Lexington in round two of the Class AAAA state playoffs this Friday in Duncan.
Greer High School kicker Nick Roberson, a sophomore, takes every game seriously.
“I always know I’m going to do the best no matter what,” Roberson said.
In the most recent game against Westwood, Roberson kicked four extra points, with another blocked.
Byrnes LB Travis Thomas seems to have saved his best for last.
Blue Ridge High basketball player Ross Mathis, who surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career last year, will continue her playing days at Lincoln Memorial University.
Blue Ridge senior pitcher John Mason Reynolds will continue his career on the mound at Newberry College, after signing a letter of intent last week.
Reynolds said Newberry seemed like the right decision.
Blue Ridge senior Alex Williams will continue his career on the diamond at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC).
Williams, along with three other Tiger athletes, signed his letter of intent last week, making his college decision official.
Blue Ridge baseball standout Robert Westenrieder will continue his career at Newberry College. The senior signed with the school last week.
“It seemed like the best place for me,” Westenrieder said. “I like that it is a smaller-type school. It made me feel wanted. People told me they were glad to have me there.”
Riverside senior Richard DeMatos signed a letter of intent to continue playing lacrosse at Ohio Valley University last week.
Ohio Valley is a NCAA Division II school in Vienna, W. Va. and the lacrosse program is entering its fifth season in 2014.