The Easley Progress- RSS SPORTS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:57:48 EST 1800 Smith chasing Nationwide’s Dash 4 Cash Million Dollars http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50020537/Smith-chasing-Nationwides-Dash-4-Cash-Million-Dollars Jackpot! JR Motorsport's driver Regan Smith won the first round of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dash 4 Cash program at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, banking $100,000 – and qualifying himself for the chance to win $1 million. If Smith can... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dale Jr., Keselowski lock up Chase spots http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50020502/Dale-Jr.-Keselowski-lock-up-Chase-spots Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s storybook season that began with a second victory in the Daytona 500 reached another level on Sunday, a vital one in the ultimate goal of winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rookie Elliott nabs third win of the season at Chicagoland http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50020225/Rookie-Elliott-nabs-third-win-of-the-season-at-Chicagoland JOLIET, Ill. – Third time's a charm. But so was the first and the second. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Big League World Series more than just baseball in Easley http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/5295583/Big-League-World-Series-more-than-just-baseball-in-Easley EASLEY — The 2014 Big League World Series will be about high caliber baseball on an international level, but there is far more meaning to Easley and Pickens County than that. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Helton: We will ‘build NASCAR collectively’ http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5297067/Helton:-We-will-build-NASCAR-collectively LOUDON, N.H. – Emphasizing that NASCAR respects the needs, rights and opinions of all stakeholders in the sport, NASCAR president Mike Helton said Friday that the formation of the Race Team Alliance by nine leading owners will not significantly... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sunday New Hampshire Notebook http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5272690/Sunday-New-Hampshire-Notebook LOUDON, N.H. – Perhaps the only driver with a chance to prevent Brad Keselowski from winning Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was his Team Penske teammate Joey Logano. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keselowski completes New Hampshire weekend sweep http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5270961/Keselowski-completes-New-Hampshire-weekend-sweep LOUDON, N.H. – For Brad Keselowski, it's beginning to look an awful lot like 2012 when everything went right on the way to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keselowski dominates Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5270626/Keselowski-dominates-Nationwide-Series-race-at-New-Hampshire LOUDON, N.H. – Taking a deep breath at the winner's podium, Brad Keselowski took a second to savor his dominant Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Easley’s Goodman wins Medalist award in Junior Golf Tourney http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5236467/Easleys-Goodman-wins-Medalist-award-in-Junior-Golf-Tourney NEWBERRY — Savanah Goodman of Easley shot a round of one over par 73 to win the medalist award in the stroke play qualifying of the 37th S.C. Junior Match Play Championship. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/4950758/ Abraham Balawi of Liberty High School won the 1600 meter run in the AA state meet. He was also All-Region I-AA in the 800 meter, 1600 meter and 3200 meter run. He is shown with LHS Assistant Track Coach Mary Helen Calhoun. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Brian France gives midseason state of the sport at Daytona http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5211115/Brian-France-gives-midseason-state-of-the-sport-at-Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France could change one thing about 2014 it might be the lousy weather that's haunted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kahne’s able with come-from-behind win at Daytona http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5209251/Kahnes-able-with-come-from-behind-win-at-Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kasey Kahne and Ryan Sieg were non-factors for much of Friday night's Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perfect Storm: Almirola’s storybook win a dream come true http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/5211384/Perfect-Storm:-Almirolas-storybook-win-a-dream-come-true DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Aric Almirola loves to work on cars. To race them, he says is a bonus. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST White catfish record broken on Lake Murray http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5211867/White-catfish-record-broken-on-Lake-Murray Charles Earp of West Columbia can take pride in his record breaking white catfish caught June 23, 2014 on Lake Murray. Using Sonny's Bait Dip and a treble hook, Earp's white catfish weighed in at 12-pounds 2.9-ounces. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Apply online for deer lottery hunts beginning July 1 http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5153196/Apply-online-for-deer-lottery-hunts-beginning-July-1 The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will accept applications for deer lottery hunts on public lands through Aug. 15. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bat disease white-nose syndrome jumps to Midlands http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5211909/Bat-disease-white-nose-syndrome-jumps-to-Midlands The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North American, has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Now is the time to plant fields for fall mourning dove hunts http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5153209/Now-is-the-time-to-plant-fields-for-fall-mourning-dove-hunts Dove hunters still have time to plant fields to attract doves during the upcoming season, according to a wildlife biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SWU offering summer sports camps http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/5142789/SWU-offering-summer-sports-camps CENTRAL – Southern Wesleyan University is offering several sports-related summer camps in July. Camp brochures can be found at www.swuathletics.com. Here's a look at the camps: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sports Announcements http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5182989/Sports-Announcements Summer Day Camps 2014PICKENS — The Pickens County Recreation Department will hold nine one-week Summer Day Camp sessions in July and August at the Pickens Recreation Center, 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Prescribed Fire Council meets Sept. 24-25 in Upstate http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/5153202/Prescribed-Fire-Council-meets-Sept.-24-25-in-Upstate PENDLETON — The 2014 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Upstate and will feature a look at the prescribed burning and research going on in the mountains of Jocassee Gorges. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST