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Long history hugs Greenville-Pickens Speedway's curves

More than three decades after NASCAR left it in the red clay, the heart of Southern stock car racing beats as strong as ever at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

March 19, 2005, marked the start of its 60th season -- nearly 50 under the same owner ...

Megan Matthew led Riverside softball to three state titles

Megan Matthews pitched for the Riverside High softball team from 1993-98, leading the Warriors to Class AAA state titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

She holds six school pitching records at the University of South Carolina. She is the only Gamecocks pitcher to have ...

Ernie Hamilton, all-conference and all-state defensive lineman at Beck High

Ernie Hamilton, an all-conference and all-state defensive lineman at Beck High School in the late 1960s went on to play at Michigan State.

He’s an attorney in Greenville, a member of the Piedmont Athletic Association's board of directors and the executive director of the ...

Shammond Williams led Southside to state basketball championship

Shammond Williams helped Southside High School to the 1992 Class AA state championship.

Williams played in three Final Fours at North Carolina, where he still holds records for 3-pointers in a season and career. He played seven seasons in the NBA.

State title appearances is a fitting end to Louie Golden's 24-carat career

Louie Golden's bend in a career path that bridged generations and paved the way for those who came behind him ended March 7, 2009, when his Southside High basketball team defeated Mullins 72-47 to claim a second consecutive Class AA state championship.

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Greenville High's Scott Spann Sr. was six-time U.S. swimming champ

Scott Spann Sr., a Greenville High graduate, was a six-time U.S. swimming champion and won the bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the 1979 Pan American Games.

His son, Scott Jr., competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Kate Pouliot on Hillcrest softball team that set record 96-game winning streak

Softball pitcher Kate Pouliot was a member of the Hillcrest High team that set the South Carolina state record for consecutive wins with 96 and won Class AAAA state titles from 2004-06.

She holds the state record for most consecutive wins by a pitcher ...

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Greenville High grad Tommy Jones owns 12 PBA titles

A Greenville High graduate and Simpsonville resident, Tommy Jones owns 12 Professional Bowling Association Tour titles and two majors.

He won four titles apiece in 2004-05 and 2005-06, earning the PBA Player of the Year Award for 2005-06 after winning the U.S. Open and ...

Cycling has found a natural habitat in Greenville

Welcome to the Cycling Center of the Carolinas.

For a city that has gained a reputation for its outdoor art and statutes, we seem to be missing at least one larger than life sculpture.

It would be prominently displayed at major entrances to ...

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Shoeless Joe gets downtown spot

A life-size statue of baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson rests in Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza in the West End.

The city has honored Shoeless Joe, its famous native son, with a weeklong celebration for the past few years.

Artist Doug Young worked on ...

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14-time Tour de France competitor George Hincapie lives, trains in Greenville

George Hincapie is a professional cyclist who lives in Greenville. A 14-time competitor in the Tour de France, Hincapie is the only rider to be part of eight Tour-winning teams, including a key player in each of Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour victories.

Hincapie, a ...

These Greenville sports stars are worth remembering

OK, sports fans, this one's for you.

Test your baseball knowledge. Who was the native Greenvillian, born in 1890, who played for the Carolina League, was drafted by the major leagues in 1909 and played for National League teams until 1919?

If you ...

Region offers wide variety of college, pro sports

Clemson among elite in ACC

Nationally prominent Atlantic Coast Conference football and men’s basketball programs place Clemson University in elite company in college athletics.

Last season Clemson won the ACC Atlantic Division title in football for the first time and ranked among the ...

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Danny Ford led Clemson to national championship, now lives in Pendleton

Coach Danny Ford led Clemson University to its one and only national championship in football in 1981. Ford compiled a 96-29-4 in 11 seasons, including a 6-2 bowl record and coached 21 All-Americans and 41 players who went on to play in the NFL.

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Clemson coach Frank Howard's career spanned seven decades at the school

Head football coach for 30 years at Clemson University, Frank Howard’s affiliation with the school arced seven decades.

Howard’s teams won 165, lost 118 and tied 12. His victory total is still among the top 40 in the history of the game.

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BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament has raised $7.3 million for local charities

The BMW Charity Pro-Am is an annual tournament on the PGA’s Nationwide Tour that is held on courses in the Greenville area.

The event, which began in 2001, is the only Nationwide Tour event that pairs amateur players with celebrities and has enjoyed overwhelming ...

William Perry was the first three-time football All-American at Clemson

A native of Aiken, William Perry became known as “The Refrigerator,” or just “Fridge” following the production by the Clemson sports information of a promotional poster showing the ample Perry standing in front of a refrigerator.

Perry was named Atlantic Coast Conference player of ...

Earl Wooten led Pelzer High to state basketball championships

Earl Wooten, Pelzer native, led Pelzer High School to state basketball championships in 1940 and 1941 and then continued to grow his legend in the Southern Textile Basketball Tournament.

He competed in the popular event held at Greenville's Textile Hall for 21 years and ...

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Mauldin High's Kevin Garnett among NBA's top players

Born in Greenville on May, 19, 1976, and a standout at Mauldin High School, Kevin Garnett has become one of the top NBA players of his generation.

A first-round selection by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1995 NBA draft, Garnett is a 13-time All-Star ...

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Greenville's 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson considered one of baseball's all-time greats

Joseph Jefferson Jackson, one of the best baseball players of his generation, was most remembered for his association with the 1919 Chicago White Sox and a conspiracy to fix the World Series widely known as the Black Sox Scandal.

As a result, baseball commissioner ...

Dan Foster, longtime News sports editor, dies

Dan Foster, who for more than half a century informed and entertained readers of The Greenville News and Greenville Piedmont as a sports editor and writer, died Friday after a life and career that not only made him a local icon but earned him the ...

 
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