The Easley Progress- RSS SPORTS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:57:49 EST 1800 Basketball alumni return to SWU http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151937779/Basketball-alumni-return-to-SWU CENTRAL – A group of Southern Wesleyan University's top basketball alumni were welcomed back to the Central campus Jan. 31, where they were recognized for their contributions as Warriors and were reunited with longtime Head Basketball... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:45:51 EST Reed gets first XFINITY win at Daytona http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/151995293/Reed-gets-first-XFINITY-win-at-Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With a spectacular last-lap move to the inside, not to mention a timely shove from Roush Fenway Raceway teammate Chris Buescher, Ryan Reed stormed to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in Saturday's Alert Today... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:50:54 EST Reddick survives wild scramble to win Daytona truck race http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/151995245/Reddick-survives-wild-scramble-to-win-Daytona-truck-race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —As trucks fanned out four-wide behind him, Tyler Reddick took the first checkered flag of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:45:52 EST Logano caps spectacular race with Daytona 500 victory http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/151995318/Logano-caps-spectacular-race-with-Daytona-500-victory DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The record will reflect that Joey Logano won Sunday's 57th Daytona 500 under caution, when a multicar wreck on the backstretch forced NASCAR to wave the yellow flag as Logano led the field into the final corner on the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:55:51 EST Kurt Busch loses final appeal of indefinite suspension http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/152005925/Kurt-Busch-loses-final-appeal-of-indefinite-suspension DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kurt Busch's final attempt to win reinstatement failed Saturday night, when NASCAR's final appeals officer, Bryan Moss, upheld Busch's indefinite suspension from all NASCAR activities. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:15:54 EST Hoops 4 Christ winners http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/151880067/Hoops-4-Christ-winners Easley First United Methodist Church's high school girls' basketball team finished second in the Hoops 4 Christ Tournament last weekend and placed fifth in the state tournament. The team was 8-3 in its local league and won the consolation... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:50:51 EST Stuffed perfection http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151658767/Stuffed-perfection EASLEY — At the 2015 North American Taxidermy Championship in Raleigh, N.C., local taxidermist Grover Beardon beat out the competition to bring home two awards — First Place Dealer's Choice for his Trapped Coyote and Best of Category... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:15:53 EST Easley High celebrates seniors http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151789661/Easley-High-celebrates-seniors EASLEY — The Easley High School Greenwave had a full night on Tuesday, with two varsity basketball games, the introduction of the new varsity head football coach and a special ceremony honoring three graduating senior athletes. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:05:52 EST Lady Green Wave falls to Woodmont http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/151794101/Lady-Green-Wave-falls-to-Woodmont EASLEY — The Green Wave girls varsity basketball team lost a tough match-up against Woodmont on Tuesday, falling to the Wildcats 54-24 but are looking to turn their luck around as they travel to Greenville on Friday. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:55:52 EST PHS football standout signs with Limestone http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151745732/PHS-football-standout-signs-with-Limestone PICKENS — The Pickens Blue Flame held a press conference Feb. 5 to honor the signing of one of its gridiron standouts to play at the collegiate level. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:00:51 EST EHS names new football coach http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151746116/EHS-names-new-football-coach EASLEY — Easley High School Athletics Director Gill Payne is finishing the first year of his tenure at the Green Wave helm and has scored a coup for the football program with the announcement of the team's new head coach for the upcoming... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:05:51 EST 4 EHS seniors sign LOI http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151670097/4-EHS-seniors-sign-LOI EASLEY — Four Easley High School football players took part in National Signing Day by signing their letters of intent during a reception held for the students and their families in the school's media center. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 10:40:54 EST Former Newberry resident to compete on Broken Skull Challenge http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/151493497/Former-Newberry-resident-to-compete-on-Broken-Skull-Challenge ANDERSON — Jake James of Anderson will be on Country Music Television's Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, a show that brings elite athletes together for physical challenges. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:45:52 EST Pickens High names new head football coach http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/151500003/Pickens-High-names-new-head-football-coach PICKENS — The Pickens High School Blue Flame has announced the newest head coach in Blue Flame football history with the announcement of John Boggs as the team's new head coach. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:20:52 EST Kicking fitness up http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151092128/Kicking-fitness-up PIEDMONT — A new fitness center has opened up in The Shoppes at Brookside plaza on S.C. 153 that specializes in 30-minute kickboxing workouts designed to help get you in shape whether you're a true beginner or a seasoned... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:50:52 EST Union woman on ‘Broken Skull Challenge’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151131218/Union-woman-on-Broken-Skull-Challenge By Derik Vanderforddvanderford@civitasmedia.comUNION — A local woman will be featured in hardcore physical competition against professional athletes this Sunday on CMT. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:38:39 EST Softball sign-ups begin in Easley http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/151104623/Softball-sign-ups-begin-in-Easley EASLEY — Dixie Softball of Easley will hold sign-ups for its 13th season on three Saturdays during January.In an effort to make sign-ups easier this year, parents will have the option of signing up online or in person. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:37:27 EST Tri-City is bowls of fun http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/151053942/Tri-City-is-bowls-of-fun EASLEY — Tri-City Lanes has been a staple in the community for well over 20 years, and while many bowling alleys are closing up shop around the county, in Easley, it's still “business as usual.” Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:26:02 EST