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Hillcrest rolls past rival Mauldin

MAULDIN – Many a football season opener, “same old Hillcrest” was an unkind refrain muttered by long-suffering Rams’ fans as the game wore on.

Now it’s a phrase they can say with a smile on their face. 664 more words


Despite year-round sports, first practice has meaning

Even though times have changed, even though he’s spent hours and hours with his team this summer, Greenville football coach David Crane still looks forward to Friday’s first day of practice. 396 more words


Football coaches receive primer on practicing like pros

Long-time TV executive Terry O’Neil used to pay attention to ratings points. These days he’s interested in more alarming numbers.

Speaking at the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association All-Sports Clinic Monday, O’Neil pointed out that the number of concussions incurred by NFL players in practice during the average regular season and postseason over the past three years, according to the players union, is five. 909 more words


Hillcrest, Byrnes unbeaten after first day at 7-on-7

DUNCAN – The championship game of the Palmetto State Showdown is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Saturday, but the most anticipated meeting of the tournament could take place some five hours earlier. 461 more words


Royal Oak pitchers blank Mott in pre-district action

Royal Oak used a pair of pitchers to shut out Warren Mott, 5-0, in a Division 1 pre-district state tournament baseball game played Tuesday afternoon at Troy Athens High School. 231 more words


Ravens get jump-start on season with tournament action

Greg Porter, in his third season as Royal Oak’s head baseball coach, was busy hurling Wiffle Ball batting practice prior to Wednesday’s game in Orchard Lake. 777 more words