Stories 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

Tiger Woods greets players at Junior Invitational

GRANITEVILLE - The first tee was the place to be Friday morning at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By John Boyette

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tiger Woods makes appearance at Junior Invitational

His appearance was part of the tournament's annual Nike Night. The clubmaker and apparel maker brought in Rory McIlroy for last year's event, and topped it by bringing in the 14-time major champion.
By John Boyette

Eckroat leads Junior Invitational

GRANITEVILLE - Austin Eckroat shot 7-under-par 65 to take the lead after the first round of the 54-hole Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PGA of America's Bevacqua offers insight to junior golfers

GRANITEVILLE - Peter Bevacqua had some simple advice Tuesday night for the 54 participants in this week's Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. Enjoy the relationships and build golf's future.
By John Boyette

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Former Junior Invitational players are making marks

When Junior Invitational at Sage Valley chairman Tom Wyatt glanced at the final Masters Tourna­ment leaderboard, he didn't have to look too hard to find players he personally knows.
By John Boyette

Friday, April 8, 2016

Wind makes play tough

Only four players were able to get to scores of 1-under 71 on Friday, and no one shot in the 60s for the first time since 2007.
By John Boyette

Friday, March 25, 2016

Aiken Steeplechase will test new parking plan

Aiken Steeplechase Association officials were pleased with how a new parking plan worked for their fall event. But the real test comes Saturday with the 50th running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Aiken Spring Steeplechase to celebrate 50 years

The Aiken Spring Steeplechase, the second leg of the Aiken Triple Crown series, marks its golden anniversary Saturday.
By John Boyette

Monday, March 21, 2016

NeSmith is applying classroom lessons to help improve game

Matt NeSmith won the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, then followed it up with co-medalist honors at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
By John Boyette

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Food, fun is winning combination at Aiken Trials

The 74th running of the races featuring Aiken-trained thoroughbreds began the annual Aiken Triple Crown series. The six races gave the horses, mostly 2- and 3-year-olds that have never won, a ...
By John Boyette

Friday, March 18, 2016

Aiken Trials will kick off Triple Crown series

Which horse might be the next Pleasant Colony or Palace Malice? Race fans can find out Saturday at the 74th running of the Aiken Trials.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Aiken father, son cast ballots together at Democratic primary

Both Rolland Curtis, 19, and his father, Nolan, said they are concerned about the level of discourse between the parties in this election year. "I think people are just very emotional and very ...
By John Boyette

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Aiken primary voting smooth

AIKEN - Voting goes smoothly as Aiken County voters take party in Saturday's South Carolina primary.
By John Boyette

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Taylor headed back to Masters after emotional victory

After his victory at Pebble Beach, Vaughn Taylor earned an invitation to the Masters Tournament and full status again on the PGA Tour.
By John Boyette
 
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