Stories by John Boyette

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Aiken tops Strom Thurmond in overtime

Collin Flanders broke through the line and blocked Strom Thurmond's point after touchdown attempt in overtime, and the Hornets held on for a 27-26 victory Friday night at Hagood Stadium.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Conflict 40 will feature numerous area fighters

A handful of local fighters will get exposure in front of a home audience Saturday night at Bell Auditorium.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Evans youth advances to regional final in Drive,Chip and Putt competition

William Brandenburg is hoping success at one iconic golf venue in a couple of weeks will earn him a trip to another special venue.
By John Boyette

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

South Aiken has easy time with Silver Bluff

AIKEN - South Aiken's football program probably hasn't had this much fun in, well, forever.
By John Boyette

'Jackets returning stronger, more mature

Landon Washington experienced the highs and lows in 2015 that every first-year quarterback goes through.
By John Boyette

Boyette: New features coming for prep coverage

Welcome to another exciting season of high school football. The Augusta Chronicle has some changes that we think will enhance coverage this year.
By John Boyette

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Able willing to step into 'big ol' shoes' at Silver Bluff

When longtime Silver Bluff coach Al Lown retired following the 2015 season, Burton Able was among many to apply for the head coaching job. He was named the Bulldogs' coach this spring.
By John Boyette

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club under new ownership

The homeowners' association has purchased the Edgefield County course and town center from Apex Bank in Tennessee, according to board member and Mount Vintage resident Gregg Karlberg.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SRS board votes to officially oppose accepting German spent nuclear fuel

The spent fuel, which comes from two German reactors that have ceased operations, originated in the U.S.
By John Boyette

Monday, July 25, 2016

SRS advisory board to decide stance on accepting new waste

In a subcommittee meeting Mon­day, the nuclear materials committee discussed a draft recommendation to accept the spent fuel, which comes from two German reactors that have ceased operations.
By John Boyette

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kisner has roller-coaster round at US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Kevin Kisner had a nightmare start and a nightmare finish Saturday at the U.S. Open.
By John Boyette

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Palmer's ties to Latrobe Country Club continue

Some 40 miles down the road from Oakmont, the site of this week's U.S. Open, is Latrobe Country Club. That's where golf fans have been making pilgrimages this week to see the course where Palmer ...
By John Boyette

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Westside grad to tee it up at U.S. Open Thursday

Chase Parker defied the odds to make it to the U.S. Open, and the Westside High School graduate will tee it up Thursday morning alongside the best players in the world.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kisner looking to regain last season's form

OAKMONT, Pa. - For a professional golfer, losing a trusted club can be devastating. Finding a replacement isn't as easy as it sounds, even with modern technology and clubfitting.
By John Boyette

Monday, May 16, 2016

Brookstone cruises to crown at Forest Hills

Brookstone's state title drought is over. The Cougars didn't win the Class A private boys golf title last year, and that didn't sit well with Hunter Chapman's team. They made up for it Monday.
By John Boyette

Saturday, May 14, 2016

North Augusta track team wins state title in relay

The boys 4x400 meter relay team of Isaiah Fuller, Kyle Morrell, Dejuan Bell and Cole Ranson won the Class AAAA state championship Saturday at Spring Valley High School. The winning time was 3:23.06.
By John Boyette

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Lakeside wins state tennis title

Lakeside defeated Starr's Mill 3-1 on Saturday to wrap up its second consecutive Class AAAAA title at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, Ga.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Aiken Charity Horse Shows' first series begins on Wednesday

AIKEN - When the Aiken Charity Horse Shows are held over the next two weeks, memories and reminders of Bruce Duchossois will be everywhere.
By John Boyette

Saturday, April 30, 2016

South Aiken senior rallies to win Southern Cross

AIKEN - South Aiken senior Jake Carter rallied from a six-shot deficit to nip Michael Sanders, of Cannon School, at the Southern Cross tournament at Palmetto Golf Club on Saturday.
By John Boyette

Friday, April 22, 2016

Junior Invitational leader Austin Eckroat gets tip from Tiger Woods

GRANITEVILLE — Austin Eckroat received some advice from one of golf’s greatest closers Friday morning. The 17-year-old from Edmond, Okla., took it to heart.
By John Boyette
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19 plea not guilty in Irish Traveler case
COLUMBIA -- Nineteen of 22 people indicted in the federal case involving Irish Travelers and Murphy Village entered not guilty pleas Tuesday and received $25,000 unsecured bonds.