Category: Sports

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NFL fines former Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million

Former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was fined $2.75 million Thursday by the National Football League following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The investigation was conducted by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White and the league said it substantiated the allegations against Richardson, that the improper conduct was limited to...

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Please don’t meet us by accident this summer

BY T.J. MACK, BSN, RN, CEN “Courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System” Summer arrives is here and with it comes warmer weather. As a consequence, we as a trauma family tend to see more injuries related to personal recreational vehicles – dirt bikes, ATVs, golf carts and personal watercraft. Many of the injuries we see...

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New course, 4 charities selected for BMW Pro-Am

The BMW Charity Pro-Am announced a new course and the charities that will benefit from the tournament taking place May 17-20. The Cliffs Valley will join The Furman University Golf Club and Thornblade Club to host the 2018 tournament. “We are thrilled to return to The Cliffs Valley, and we know that both our celebrity and...

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Payne, former Upstate basketball coach, to be honored Saturday

Former USC Upstate’s head men’s basketball coach Eddie Payne will be honored Saturday when the Spartans host North Florida at the Hodge Center. Game time is  2 p.m. Payne’s 15 seasons leading the Spartans will be honored throughout the game with video tributes from individuals he has impacted throughout his coaching career and will culminate with...

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Limestone coach resigns to join Chicago Bears staff

Staff Reports Limestone head football coach Mike Furrey will resign his position to join the coaching staff of the Chicago Bears. Brian Turk, Limestone’s running back coach and recruiting coordinator, will serve as the interim head coach. Turk, who came to the Saints after spending nine seasons on the staff at the University of South...

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Legendary Upstate baseball coach dies

An Upstate high school baseball coach who served 45 years at the same school died Monday Dean Jones who coached at Chesnee High School from 1965-2010, won 729 games and four state championships – 1982-83, 88, and 2010. He was 79. Dean Jones Baseball Stadium is named in his honor at Chesnee HS and his...

Bud Moore, WW II hero, NASCAR great, dies
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Bud Moore, WW II hero, NASCAR great, dies

NASCAR Hall of Famer and World War II veteran Bud Moore has died at the age of 92. NASCAR announced his death Tuesday but did not give any details. Moore lived in Spartanburg. Moore, a veteran of World War II, was awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He joined the military in 1943...

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Greer ends season, South Pointe advances to 4A state championship

By JIM FAIR Editor South Pointe scored more points than any team against Greer in the Yellow Jackets’ long storied history Friday night at Dooley Field. The Stallions were off and running and didn’t stop until South Pointe won its 25th straight victory and beat the Greer Yellow Jackets, 67-21, for the Upstate Class 4A...