Stories by John Boyette

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Whitfield prepares to step back in to the ring

Ray Whitfield didn't put his boxing career on hold nearly five years ago to pursue another position or chase another dream. The Augusta resident did it to save the Augusta Boxing Club.
By John Boyette

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Aiken colt takes 3rd in Belmont park course

The 5-year-old son of Curlin came in third Sunday in the $100,000 Diablo Stakes at Belmont Park, but Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell was OK with that after his prized colt's nine-month layoff.
By John Boyette

Monday, May 4, 2015

Paralyzed golfer tells youths to never give up on dream

AIKEN - When Dennis Walters was lying in a hospital bed after an accident in 1974, he thought his dream of golf career was over.
By John Boyette

Saturday, May 2, 2015

South Aiken's Carter wins Southern Cross

AIKEN - South Aiken junior Jake Carter made par on the second playoff hole Saturday to win the individual portion of the 41st Southern Cross high school golf tournament.
By John Boyette

Friday, May 1, 2015

First black golfer to win PGA Tour event, dies

Pete Brown, the first black golfer to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday morning at Doctors Hospital, family friend Ramona Harriet said. He was 80.
By John Boyette

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Palace Malice scratched from comeback race

Palace Malice has been scratched from Saturday's Grade 3 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park.
By John Boyette

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kinhult wins Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Marcus Kinhult of Sweden secured a one-shot victory in the fifth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. 
By John Boyette

Friday, April 24, 2015

McIlroy surprises juniors at Sage Valley

GRANITEVILLE - One by one, the young hotshots tried their hand at outdriving the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world. But Rory McIlroy withstood the challenges.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spurrier isn't thinking of turning in his visor

Coming off a 7-6 campaign and an offseason filled with questions, South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier could have turned in his visor. But he's back on the spring banquet circuit and eager ...
By John Boyette

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Haas, Jacobsen spin tales at Junior Invitational's opening ceremony

GRANITEVILLE - The new guard met the old guard Tuesday night at the opening ceremony for the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By John Boyette

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kevin Kisner confident after falling short in playoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Kevin Kisner shot a final-round 64 while playing in the final group of the RBC Heritage, and he still lost. What’s a guy got to do to win on the PGA Tour?
By John Boyette

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spieth can add jacket to collection

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth earned the most famous garment in golf a week ago. Today, with a little help, he might slip on the loudest jacket in the game.
By John Boyette

Kisner is tied for second at RBC Heritage

HHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Aiken's Kevin Kisner is tied for second place, three shots behind lead Troy Merritt in the RBC Heritage.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ex-golf club owner ordered to pay $341,201

The former owner of Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club has been ordered by a South Carolina judge to pay $341,201 to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of investors who put money into the private ...
By John Boyette

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jacobsen to speak at Junior Invitational

Former PGA Tour player Peter Jacobsen, now a golf analyst for NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the fifth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Mount Vintage golf course under new management

KemperSports has been hired by the bank that owns Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club to manage the facility and its amenities.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Palace Malice has final workout in Aiken

Palace Malice held his final work in Aiken before heading to Florida to begin more intense preparations for a planned five-race campaign.
By John Boyette

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Palace Malice will ship to Florida next week

Palace Malice will ship to Florida and resume training for his 5-year-old campaign under the supervision of Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Palace Malice training plans altered

Palace Malice's training plans have been altered after the thoroughbred threw a horseshoe during a workout Wednesday.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Palace Malice will work Friday morning

Horse racing fans only have a few more days to see Palace Malice in action at the Aiken Training Track.
By John Boyette
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