2018-03-05

SPORTS BRIEFS



l The Cherokee County Clemson Club will hold our spring meeting Tuesday, March 20, 6 p.m., at the Broad River Electric Co-op in Gaffney. We are extremely excited that Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables will be our guest speaker. We will also have an IPTAY update from Jason Wilson. A barbecue supper will be served for $12 per person. We will […]

Shirley Martin



Gaffney, S.C. — Shirley Jolley Martin, 82, of 1449 Oak Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Boiling Springs, N.C, she was the wife of Robert C. Martin and the daughter of the late Dever Jolley and Rosie McCraw Jolley. She was a former beautician and a homemaker. […]

Lynn Norton



Joe Lynn Norton, age 83, of Stony Point, passed away March 2, 2018 at his residence. Lynn was born March 5, 1934, in Stony Point to the late Howard and Margret Milholen Norton. He was a graduate of Stony Point High School. Lynn served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a truck driver for 28 […]

Dennis Gregory



Mr. Dennis Charles Gregory, known as “Lil Daddy,” age 57, of 402 West Carlisle Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Thursday night, March 1, 2018, at 7:22 P.M. at Mary Black Health Systems, Gaffney. Son of Mrs. Annie Mae Gregory of the home, he was born on July 7, 1960, in Gaffney. He was preceded in death […]

Roger Bannister, first to run sub 4-minute mile, dies at 88




LONDON (AP) — It was a typical British afternoon in early May: wet, cool and blustery. Not exactly the ideal conditions for running four laps around a track faster than many thought humanly possible. A lanky Oxford medical student named Roger Bannister looked up at the white-and-red English flag whipping in the wind atop a nearby church and figured he […]

A Big Mac Bummer

Gaffney drops title game to Chapman in preseason Bill Mason Memorial Tournament



Maybe the Gaffney High baseball team is taking this hospitable host thing a bit too far. For the second straight year, the host Indians came up one-run short in the title game of their own preseason tournament. Last year, York edged the Indians. This time, the Chapman Panthers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 win […]

Saints fall to Belmont Abbey in tournament semis, 63-56



The Limestone College men’s basketball team dropped a 63-56 decision to Belmont Abbey College Saturday in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball semifinals. Junior guard Kenny Hairston led the Saints with 21 points, while Donovan Harris tallied 16 points and 16 boards. You can blame this loss on poor shooting. Limestone shot 32.3 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from […]

Lady Indians short on numbers but long on talent





They say sports is a numbers game. Gaffney softball coach Kelly Ellis hopes that only applies to runs this year. With her smallest roster in years with only 11 players, the Lady Indians make their season debut Tuesday at Union before their home opener on Wednesday against Broome. “We are small in numbers this year but we’ll be competitive,” Ellis […]

Blacksburg coaches top talent in East West All Star game



Blacksburg High girls basketball coaches Bobby Rodgers and Anita Corry will coach the area’s top talent Friday in the East vs. West All-Star game.The game will take place Friday, March 9 at Spartanburg Day School Webster’s Athletic Complex. Extreme Heights Basketball and Spartanburg Day School will host the event. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. followed by the boys […]

Limestone Selected to Play in Seventh Consecutive NCAA Regional



Coming off a seventh straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship, the Limestone College women’s basketball team earned the right to play in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament for a seventh consecutive year as announced on Sunday, March 4. The Saints, a two-time NCAA Southeast Regional Champion, earned an at-large berth in the 64-team national championship field and will […]