Thursday, April 25, 2013
Michael Roth, a graduate of Riverside High and USC star, in his first three innings pitching for the Anaheim Angels held the Texas Rangers scoreless. He left the game in the fourth inning with one out and bases loaded, the Angels trailing by two.
In his first Major League start, Greer's Michael Roth was off to a great start. Roth, pitching for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, held the Texas Rangers scoreless for the first three innings. In the fourth inning, the former USC star and Riverside High product's game fell apart. Roth left the game that inning with one out, bases loaded and the Angels trailing by two. The Angels would give up nine runs that inning and change pitchers three times. The Rangers would take the win, 11-3. Roth, who was playing with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, was called up two weeks ago by the Angels — making him the first minor leaguer of the season to be called up to the Majors. Roth, 23, was the 2006 South Carolina player of the year as a sophomore …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The annual Reedy River Rivalry will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville.
The annual Reedy River Rivalry is Saturday. Are you going? Well in case you aren't able to make it Fluor Field in downtown Greenville, the annual contest between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University will be televised locally on MyNet (WMYA-TV). First pitch is set for 2 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold at Fluor Field beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Ada and Logan Foster appear on daytime network television show on Tuesday.
Ada and Logan Foster of Spartanburg's keen (and cute) insight into the game of football has landed them an appearance on national television. Ada, 3, and Logan, 6, are the stars of a viral video that has so far garnered more than 400,000 hits on Youtube, in which the two girls break down how referees blew a potentially crucial call during the Outback Bowl. The girls will appear at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the Rachael Ray Show on WYFF 4. During the show, they play catch with NFL star running back LaDainian Tomlinson, according to officials with NBC. In their video, the two girls explain how the referees gave the Michigan Wolverines a first down, though every video angle and even the measurement shows the player came up short.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Izzy Powell, the 5-month-old daughter of Landon and Allyson Powell, will be remembered Wednesday night during a memorial service at Grace Church in Greenville.
Memorial services for Izzy Powell will be held Wednesday in Greenville. Izzy, the 5-month-old daughter of Landon and Allyson Powell, will be remembered at 6 p.m. at Grace Church, 101 W. McBee Ave., her parents announced Sunday on the Prayers for Izzy Facebook page. The family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. Izzy, a little girl who many never met but prayed for her healing, died Friday after battling a liver condition. Izzy became an organ and tissue donor, having donated a heart valve and cartilage. It is because of this, and her family's work with Donate Life South Carolina, the family asks that donations be made in Izzy's honor to Donate Life South Carolina, P.O. Box 27263, Greenville, SC 29616.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A 3-year-old and a 6-year-old girl gave their take on a controversial call in a video that has gone viral.
A key call in the Outback Bowl that Gamecock fans say was missed by referees was so obvious, a 3-year-old could see it. Jason Foster of Spartanburg posted a video of his daughters' take on the controversial call on Youtube that has since gone viral, according to FoxCarolina.com. His daughters, Ada, 3, and Logan, 6, were recorded explaining how the referees seemingly blew a call that could have been crucial - after a Michigan player was desperately reaching for a first down, an already generous spot clearly did not push the ball to the chains. But the officiating crew gave the Wolverines a first down, despite video clearly showing the ball was inches short of the marker. "The referee says it's touching that pole, but it's really not," …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Friends, family and former teammates will memorialize David Pitchko's life tonight in New Jersey.
David Pitchko's fall from "crazy" young athlete into a man without a memory or words started slowly five years ago. First, the former University of South Carolina wide receiver started making repetitive sales calls to the same customers for his uncle's company. Then came the slurred words and the inappropriate behavior. His uncle Joe called his mom. Something was "wrong with Dave." Doctor after doctor reviewed Pitchko's case, but it would be months before doctors determined that Pitchko was suffering from frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a progressive neurological disorder that robs sufferers of their memories, words and, eventually, their lives. Pitchko's battle ended at age 44 with his death on Dec. 3. He left behind parents, siblings…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Take a look back at 120 years of football rivalry with the scores.
Saturday's meeting between South Carolina and Clemson is the 110th time the two have battled on the football field since 1896. Clemson leads the series by a wide margin, 65-40-4, despite every game until 1962 being played in Columbia. Take a small trip down memory lane for the previous 109 scores below and tell us which is your favorite Carolina-Clemson memory.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Both Clemson and South Carolina steamrolled their respective opponents in conference play on Saturday.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw led their squads to big wins Saturday over conference opponents. Boyd threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 45-10 dismantling of the Maryland Terrapins in Clemson's penultimate conference game of the year. Boyd completed 18 passes on 26 attempts and didn't throw an interception in the game, which was lopsided from the start, as the Tigers went into halftime up 35-7. The Tigers went into the game ranked No. 13 in the BCS standings. Shaw led the Gamecocks in a workman like defeat of Arkansas at Williams-Brice Stadium. Shaw completed 14 of 22 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns, as well as running for a touchdown in the second quarter in …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In a text to the team chaplain during Monday's birthday-get well ceremony, Marcus Lattimore told fans that he plans to return to football.
No. 21, Marcus Lattimore, celebrated his 21st birthday from a hospital room, but the students at USC gave him more than a few birthday wishes. In a special ceremony hosted on campus for the injured running back, head coach Steve Spurrier--along with Sen. Lindsey Graham and others--spoke highly of Lattimore and seemed optimistic about his return to football. Lattimore was able to watch the event live from his hospital room and sent text messages to the team chaplain. The last report stated that Lattimore suffered from a dislocated knee and injured ligaments in the USC-Tennessee game. Lattimore was also recognized by Gov. Nikki Haley. Haley issued a gubernatorial proclamation designating Monday, Oct. 29, as “Marcus Lattimore Day." Haley …
Monday, October 15, 2012
A Gamecock fan was arrested at the game Saturday night after fans complained about the man's vulgar language and sagging pants.
A Carolina moon hung at LSU's Death Valley Saturday night. Fans who had traveled to see the Gamecocks take on the Tigers, got a show in addition to the game. A Charleston man mooned the crowd as he was being escorted from Tiger Stadium by Baton Rouge police, according to a report by The Advocate. Fans in Section 409 reported the raucous fan to police due to his vulgar language and sagging pants, the paper reported. Charles Hattaway, 34, of 27 Burns Lane, Apt. 306, Charleston, is charged with one count of obscenity, a misdemeanor. He was released from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Parish Prison on a $2,500 bond. The Tigers defeated the Gamecocks, 23-21.