Stories by John Boyette

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Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Thoroughbreds making changes as players step up

AIKEN — South Aiken won’t have to wait all season to take on rival Aiken. The Thoroughbreds make the short trip across town to open the season Friday. 
By John Boyette

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Silver Bluff's Lown seeks perfect ending in return

PETTICOAT JUNCTION — Al Lown is back for his 22nd year as Silver Bluff's head coach.
By John Boyette

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Rebels hold on for win over Hornets

AIKEN - A new quarterback and a new coach produced a familiar result for Strom Thurmond on Friday night.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Bulldogs young after suffering heavy losses

PETTICOAT JUNCTION — Forgive Al Lown and Keith Radford if they look across the practice field at Silver Bluff and reminisce about the past four years. Graduation hit the Bulldogs hard.
By John Boyette

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Two local golfers advance to regional finals

More than 100 boys and girls ages 7-15 competed in Monday's sub-regional event of the Drive, Chip and Putt championship.
By John Boyette

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

Palace Malice to race in Woodward Stakes after 'clunker'

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell said there was no explanation for the colt's weekend performance in the Whitney Handicap, where he finished in sixth place.
By John Boyette

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Spurrier enters 10th season with high expectations

COLUMBIA - Spurrier enters his 10th season and expectations continue to rise for a program that was once among the worst in the Southeastern Conference.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Palace Malice comes up short in Whitney

Palace Malice finished a disappointing sixth in Saturday's Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
By John Boyette

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Ray Guy Award was boost for punter, sports council

The Ray Guy Award was created in 2000 by the Augusta Sports Council with the punter's blessing.
By John Boyette

Friday, July 25, 2014

Nike Nationals uses league setup

The Nike Nationals Invitational begins in North Augusta this weekend, and it celebrates its 10th year with a new twist.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Participant in first Masters dies at 103

Errie Ball, who played in the first Masters Tournament in 1934 and was the oldest living participant, died Wednesday. He was 103.
By John Boyette

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tribute to black golf pioneers

Charlies Sifford and Pete Brown are two pioneers who paved the way for black golfers on the PGA Tour. They came to Augusta on Saturday to be honored, along with Jim Dent, at the Swing Hope Into ...
By John Boyette

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Black golf pioneers to be honored at The Patch

A golf tournament and reception to honor black golf pioneers will be held Saturday at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.
By John Boyette

Monday, June 16, 2014

Compton earns Masters invite

Erik Compton, the former University of Georgia golfer, tied for second with Rickie Fowler, and earned an invitation to the 2015 Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club traditionally invites ...
By John Boyette

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fowler more comfortable in majors

Rickie Fowler's game is starting to mature in golf's biggest events.
By John Boyette

Brown is the new green at Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst No. 2 is supposed to be brown, at least around the edges. And with the U.S. Open tournaments at Pinehurst, golf's leaders are banking on the look being popular.
By John Boyette

Friday, June 13, 2014

Georgia golfers in contention

Brendon Todd surged up the leaderboard Friday at Pinehurst No. 2, but he'll have his work cut out for him over the weekend.
By John Boyette

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kisner not making any excuses

PINEHURST, N.C. - Kevin Kisner had a hard time leaving Aiken for his first major championship start at this week's U.S. Open.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Norlander set for his first major championship

When Henrik Norlander tees off Thursday morning in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he's not sure what to expect in his first major championship.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

'Unfriendly' greens will be challenge

You would think reigning Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson would love the U.S. Open venue this week at Pinehurst No. 2. Well... Maybe, maybe not. 
By John Boyette
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