Friday, May 17, 2013
Powerhouse program from Lowcountry has too many weapons for the Patriots.
The Wando Warriors girls soccer program is one of the best in the state of South Carolina. JL Mann found that out first hand in the 4A final at Gilbert High School in Lexington County on Saturday night, falling to the Warriors, 2-0. JL Mann conceded a goal in the first five minutes and approximately three quarters of the game was played in their end of the field. But the Patriots hung tough, particularly the goalkeeper, who made several impressive saves to keep her team close. But a slick goal from Wando's Hannah Ross in the 61st minute gave her team some breathing room. Mann finishes the year with a record of 24-2. With the victory Wando has won three of the last four state titles in 4A and has lost only four times in its last 93 games.
Tiebreaking penalty kick lifts Academic Magnet.
Christ Church Episcopal School was two minutes away from back-to-back state girls soccer championships and doing everything possible to turn away a persistent Academic Magnet attack. But Raptors star Kallie Peurifoy converted a steal and tied the score at one, dashing the Cavaliers hopes for the moment. After two 10-minute overtimes and two 5-minute sudden death periods did not break the tie, the match went to penalty kicks. Each team converted their first five attempts, but Christ Church missed its sixth. The Raptors' Maegan Reed converted her penalty kick and give Academic Magnet the championship and Christ Church heartbreak. Academic Magnet was the aggressor for much of the first 40 minutes, but Christ Church got the early lead 1-0 when…
Shaw has accepted job as head football coach and athletic director at Palmetto High in Williamston.
Mauldin High School head football coach, assistant athletic director and PE teacher, Doug Shaw, is leaving the school, it was announced Friday. Shaw has been named athletic director and head football coach for Palmetto High School in Williamston in Anderson County. He is slated to begin work July 1, a news release said. The coach and educator has been at Mauldin High for seven years, and was named the Big 16 Upstate Coach of the Year in 2009 when the Mavericks went 10-3. Said Shaw: “I am very excited to be coming to Palmetto High. My previous coaching jobs have been very rewarding. I have tried to instill in the young men what it takes to be successful, not only on the field of play, but in the real world as well. "This position holds the…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Find out where your favorite stars will be this weekend.
The BMW Pro-Am has released the pairings for this weekend's golf tournament. Find out where your favorite star will be in the attached .pdf. The first players will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Each professional is paired with an amateur during the first three rounds. On Sunday, all golf is played at Thornblade Club (the 16 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advance to play Sunday’s final round).
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Looking for a camp to send the kids this summer? Clemson has a huge range of options to choose from.
Clemson University has released its list of summer camps, and its a doozy. The university will be offering at least 36 different camps, many of them on campus, but also at sites throughout the Upstate and the rest of South Carolina. The camps, for children through high-schoolers, include a multitude of sports camps, camps aimed at the outdoors, and, of course, academic camps. For more information, and to see the complete list, click here.
Fowler is a former athletic director at North Carolina State University and has most recently served as the director of basketball operations for the Sun Belt Conference.
Lee Fowler has been named the interim athletic director at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Fowler, director of basketball operations for the Sun Belt Conference and a former AD at North Carolina State University, replaces Mike Hall, who served as the director of athletics for 19 years. Hall resigned April 12 to become the commissioner of the Southern States Athletic Conference. Fowler will assume his duties on May 20. Fowler graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1974, where he was a four-year varsity basketball player. After graduation, Fowler stayed at Vanderbilt as an assistant basketball coach before accepting a similar position at Memphis State University. After completing his master's degree in 1986, Fowler served as …
Stefanie Kenoyer selected to be on Golf Channel's "Big Break Mexico."
Stefanie Kefoyer, a former golfer at Furman University, failed to qualify this year for the LPGA Tour, but her profressional golf dreams are not dead. Kenoyer, who barely missed earning her touring card, will instead be a contestant on the Golf Channel's "Big Break Mexico" reality show, The Greenville News reported. Kenoyer, a four-time All-Southern Conference golfer at Furman from 2008 to 2011, is one of 12 contestants on the show in a battle to earn an exemption to play in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on the LGPA Tour. Kenoyer hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Furman assistant coach, Sara Sargent, who encouraged her to audition for the show. Sargent was a contestant on Big Break VI" in 2006 and earned her tour card the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mauldin High beat Northwestern to advance to the Upper State AAAA playoffs.
Mauldin High beat Northwestern 6-1 on Wednesday to claim the Class AAAA District III championship and a berth in the opening round of the Upper State playoffs this weekend. Mauldin (17-10, 10-4) will play either Boiling Springs or Blythewood on Saturday. The Mavs clinched the win with a sixth-inning two-run blast by Ramon Osuna, who also hit two homers in the Mavs' win against Northwestern this past Saturday. “On the bus ride home Saturday we gave him the nickname Ramon the Trojan killer,” Mauldin coach Jim Maciejewski told The Greenville News. “He likes to hit against the purple and yellow, I guess.” Despite difficulties in the first two innings, Mauldin starting pitcher Daniel Johnson worked his way out of jams to claim the win. “We had …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Girls will play for District III championship tonight at Clover.
With a thrilling three-run walk-off homer Tuesday by Sarah Stewart, the Hillcrest Girls softball team beat arch-rival Mauldin 4-2 in the Class 4A District III playoffs. With the win, Mauldin is eliminated from the playoffs, while Hillcrest now must take two games against Clover to clinch the district championship and advance to the Upper State playoffs. With the score tied in the final inning, Kaitlyn Wagers gave the Lady Mavs a one-run lead with a solo homer in the top of the seventh before Stewart's blast won it for Hillcrest. When Mauldin scored, my heart sank a little bit,” Hillcrest coach Kim Givens told Greenville News. “It was a do-or-die situation. Sarah was due. I’m speechless.”