Stories by John Boyette

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Jackson headed for Coastal Carolina

Silver Bluff's Tarron Jackson signed his letter of intent to play for Coastal Carolina.
By John Boyette

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Teenager wins Latin America Amateur

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic - Paul Chaplet closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to win the Latin America Amateur, sending the 16-year-old from Costa Rica to the Masters just over six years after ...
By John Boyette

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Kisner, Brown granted honorary memberships

AIKEN - Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown have a lot in common: both are professional golfers, both root for the Georgia Bulldogs and both play out of Palmetto Golf Club.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Silver Bluff's Lown announces retirement

Silver Bluff coach Al Lown, who guided the Bulldogs to two state championships in his 23-year career as head coach, announced his decision to retire as coach.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Silver Bluff falls in title game

COLUMBIA - Joseph Battle accounted for six of Abbeville's seven touchdowns as the Panthers rolled to a 45-27 victory over Silver Bluff in the Class AA Division II state championship game at ...
By John Boyette

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Silver Bluff looking to make up for title loss in 2013

Silver Bluff is looking for payback tonight when it takes on Abbeville for the Class AA Division II championship.
By John Boyette

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Silver Bluff, Abbeville respect each other

COLUMBIA - Respect runs deep between Silver Bluff and Abbeville when it comes to high school football.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Pharoh Cooper plays his last game as a Gamecock

COLUMBIA - Pharoh Cooper played his final game as a Gamecock. The junior all-purpose player declared his intentions to turn pro after this season.
By John Boyette

Watson helps Clemson get past South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Dabo Swinney and the Clemson faithful knew they would be in for a fight against arch-rival South Carolina. Few expected the struggling Gamecocks to take the No. 1 Tigers down to the ...
By John Boyette

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Mustangs secure first semifinal berth

LANGLEY - Midland Valley coach Rick Knight had a one-word summary of his team's 27-12 victory over Georgetown on Friday night. History.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

102nd Blessing of the Hounds held in Aiken

The 102nd Blessing of the Hounds - the formal start of the drag hunt season for the Aiken Hounds - featured about two dozen riders and about 15 hounds as hundreds gathered in Hitchcock Woods on ...
By John Boyette

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Silver Bluff plans to stick with winning formula

Silver Bluff coach Al Lown isn't surprised that his Bulldogs have reached the Class AA Lower State championship game.
By John Boyette

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Kisner earns first PGA Tour victory

Aiken native Kevin Kisner earned his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the RSM Classic.
By John Boyette

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Hill leads Bulldogs to win

PETTICOAT JUNCTION — Andrews threw some big punches early at Silver Bluff playoffs. But it was the Bulldogs who scored a TKO in the second half with a resounding 55-34 victory at ...
By John Boyette

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Mustangs rally to win playoff opener

Daniel Carr led a game-winning drive with under two minutes to play as the Mustangs rallied for a 35-28 victory in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at L.L. Willis Stadium.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Lakeside's Dunagan signs to play golf at College of Charleston

Lakeside senior Hunter Dunagan signed his national letter of intent to play at College of Charleston on Wednesday in front of about three dozen family members and friends.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Halloween spirit fills Aiken Fall Steeplechase

Youngsters and more than a few adults dressed up as the 24th running of the fall steeplechase fell on Halloween for the first time.
By John Boyette

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Midland Valley wraps up region title

LANGLEY - Midland Valley clinched the Region 5-AAA title with a 21-14 victory over Aiken on Friday night.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Horse park upgrades affect parking

The Aiken Fall Steeplechase is Saturday, and officials from the Aiken Horse Park and the Aiken Steeplechase Association are working together to ensure things go smoothly.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Gamecocks kick off Elliott era with a win

COLUMBIA - South Carolina trotted out a new coach and a new look for Saturday's homecoming game against Vanderbilt.
By John Boyette
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