Stories by John Boyette

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Palace Malice pointing toward Breeders' Cup

Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm unveiled the colt’s racing plans for 2015 on Wednesday, and the campaign will begin with the Grade 3 Westchester Stakes in May.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

No. 23 Clemson dominates Gamecocks

CLEMSON, S.C. - Long after Clemson had walloped South Carolina to end its longest losing drought in the rivalry series, a countdown clock was still running.
By John Boyette

South Carolina quarterback struggles this time

CLEMSON, S.C. - Dylan Thompson couldn't replicate the magic he produced the last time he played at Memorial Stadium.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Aiken holds 101st Blessing of the Hounds

The 101st annual Blessing of the Hounds - the formal start of the drag hunt season for the Aiken Hounds - was held in Hitchcock Woods on a chilly Thanksgiving Day morning.
By John Boyette

South Carolina's win over Clemson in 1984 was a classic in the series

The Gamecocks go for their sixth win in a row over the Tigers on Saturday, but success at Death Valley was anything but a given for South Carolina in the early 1980s.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Palace Malice returns to training

Palace Malice is back in training, and he's rarin' to go.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Gamecocks are bowl eligible with victory

COLUMBIA - South Carolina stumbled and bumbled its way to a win over South Alabama on Saturday.
By John Boyette

Gamecocks' Davis less than stellar

COLUMBIA - If Saturday's game was the last time Mike Davis suited up in Columbia, it wasn't a memorable performance.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Public invited to watch Palace Malice train

Palace Malice will begin training in Aiken on Monday, and the public is welcome to watch.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Aiken Horse Park breaks ground

The sign for the park, which prominently includes "Home of Bruce's Field," doesn't do justice to the big plans in store for the Aiken Horse Park.
By John Boyette

Jackets post emotional playoff win

NORTH AUGUSTA - On an emotional night when North Augusta paid tribute to former teammate Noah Creech, the Yellow Jackets held on for a 31-28 win over Cane Bay.
By John Boyette

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Palace Malice will return to racing in 2015

Palace Malice has been cleared to race again in 2015.
By John Boyette

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Crusaders' run game too much for Titans

Curtis Baptist took a step toward the South Carolina Independent School Association's Class A title with a 19-8 victory over Trinity-Byrnes on Friday night at Lions Memorial Field.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Augusta National increases security on Magnolia Lane

Augusta National Golf Club has beefed up security on Magnolia Lane.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Ward believes Gamecocks can fix defensive problems

South Carolina's defense is excelling in finding ways to give up big fourth-quarter leads. The Gamecocks allowed Tennessee to drive 85 yards with no timeouts to tie the game Saturday night. The ...
By John Boyette

Tennessee shocks South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Tennessee found a cure for its offensive woes Saturday night: South Carolina?s defense. The Volunteers rallied from 14 points down with 4:52 to play, and defeated the Gamecocks, 45-42.
By John Boyette

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Mustangs suffer last-minute loss

LANGLEY - Midland Valley dominated for much of the game and its defense put up its best effort of the year, but Airport rallied in the final seconds to secure a 24-20 victory at L.L. Willis Stadium.
By John Boyette

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Late field goal helps White Knoll knock off North Augusta

The Yellow Jackets struggled on offense and lost their homecoming contest, 13-10, to White Knoll.
By John Boyette

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Mustangs rally for victory

LANGLEY - Midland Valley scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to hold off Gilbert, 55-38, in a wild start to Region 5-AAA play for both teams at L.L. Willis Stadium.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Tigers rally to stun Gamecocks

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's defense put up a valiant effort for three and a half quarters Saturday night against Missouri. But the Tigers scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 6:49 to stun the ...
By John Boyette
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Christmas Eve rains to dry up

If Wednesday seemed particularly wet and dreary, you would be right. The day broke the record for the wettest Christmas Eve that Augusta has ever had.
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