The Easley Progress- RSS SPORTS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:31:28 EST 1800 Shooting sports offered to interested SC schools http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/150222676/Shooting-sports-offered-to-interested-SC-schools The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has announced a new shooting sports opportunity for Palmetto State schools. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:09:01 EST Preserve fall, winter habitat for quail, rabbits http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/news-sports/150222695/Preserve-fall-winter-habitat-for-quail-rabbits Late fall and winter bring “hard times” for small game species like bobwhite quail and rabbits, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:12:04 EST Newman comes up just short in quest for first Sprint Cup title http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150566132/Newman-comes-up-just-short-in-quest-for-first-Sprint-Cup-title HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Without a victory this season, Ryan Newman couldn't really point fingers at anyone when his heroic quest for a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship came up one position short Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:24:02 EST Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150566240/Harvicks-first-Sprint-Cup-title-a-total-team-effort HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor's beer in his... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:28:09 EST Catastrophe on pit road ruins Logano’s title run http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150565967/Catastrophe-on-pit-road-ruins-Loganos-title-run HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:07 EST Crafton first back-to-back champ in CWTS history http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150565498/Crafton-first-back-to-back-champ-in-CWTS-history HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles, Matt Crafton could talk about making history. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:01 EST Seniors ink commitments http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150561801/Seniors-ink-commitments EASLEY — Two members of the Easley High School student body signed NCAA Letters of Intent to carry on in athletics at the college level and to continue their education as student-athletes as well. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:04 EST Kenseth holds off Larson for Nationwide win at Homestead http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150565734/Kenseth-holds-off-Larson-for-Nationwide-win-at-Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:09 EST Wallace holds off pole sitter to win at Homestead http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150565174/Wallace-holds-off-pole-sitter-to-win-at-Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — After breathtaking three-wide racing during the final 20-lap green-flag run, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. held off hard-charging Keystone Light Polesitter Kyle Larson to win Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:52:06 EST Wren falls short in state title run http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150561782/Wren-falls-short-in-state-title-run PIEDMONT — A second quarter injury to standout quarterback Kelly Bryant left the high flying Wren (11-1, 7-0) offense grounded as they were unceremoniously bounced from the South Carolina AAA playoffs by visiting Emerald (9-3, 6-1) 24-21 on Nov. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:26:02 EST Newman clinches spot in Chase for Sprint Cup title http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150481440/Newman-clinches-spot-in-Chase-for-Sprint-Cup-title AVONDALE, Ariz. – The right side of Ryan Newman's Caterpillar Mining Chevrolet bore more than a few dents and scuffs, emblematic of its epic struggle on the track. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:04:03 EST Keselowski wins at Phoenix http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150474197/Keselowski-wins-at-Phoenix AVONDALE, Ariz. — Brad Keselowski took advantage of a late-race caution to edge Kyle Busch for a Nationwide Series victory at Phoenix International Raceway, but Chase Elliott was the day's big winner at Saturday's DAV 200 - Honoring... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:35:05 EST Lady Blue Flame claim another state title http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150511635/Lady-Blue-Flame-claim-another-state-title PICKENS — The Pickens Lady Blue Flame has added yet another state championship banner to their volleyball resume under head coach Jennifer Gravely after defeating Hilton Head in four games to claim their sixth state title in Gravely's... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:19:03 EST Elliott is youngest NASCAR series champion http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150474170/Elliott-is-youngest-NASCAR-series-champion AVONDALE, Ariz. — What do you do when you accomplish your goals a year early? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:28:07 EST Pickens JV named AAA champs http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150479778/Pickens-JV-named-AAA-champs PICKENS — The Pickens High School junior varsity football team became the South Carolina Western JV 3A Champions for the 2014 season after defeating Belton-Honea Path. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:22:03 EST Green Wave out of playoffs despite win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150473088/Green-Wave-out-of-playoffs-despite-win GREENVILLE — Despite an impressive win over Greenville on Friday, coaches had to break it to the Easley Green Wave players that the season was over, and the team would not be making the playoffs for the 2014 season. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:29:03 EST Harvick advances to season finale with dominating win at Phoenix http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/150481339/Harvick-advances-to-season-finale-with-dominating-win-at-Phoenix AVONDALE, Ariz. — A victory at Phoenix — and a dominating one at that — was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:57:11 EST A. C. Flora hands Daniel rare first round loss http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150480136/A.-C.-Flora-hands-Daniel-rare-first-round-loss COLUMBIA — From the opening drive Nov. 7, sixth ranked A. C. Flora (10-1, 4-1) set the tone for the opening round of the AAA playoffs and the Daniel Lions (8-3, 5-2) were never able to offer much in the way of resistance. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:42:02 EST Powdersville loses rematch with Woodruff, bounced in first round http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150480153/Powdersville-loses-rematch-with-Woodruff-bounced-in-first-round WOODRUFF — In what promised to be a tight rematch of region foes Powdersville (7-4, 4-3) and Woodruff (10-1, 6-1), it was the home team that proved to be too much as the Wolverines knocked the Patriots out of the AA playoffs in the first round... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:43:03 EST Wren continues offensive dominance to open playoffs http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/150480125/Wren-continues-offensive-dominance-to-open-playoffs PIEDMONT — Wren (11-0, 7-0) continued to show its offensive prowess to open the state AAA playoffs with a 56-13 win to eliminate visiting Pickens (3-8, 3-4) Nov. 7 and continues its search for a perfect season and a state... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:40:02 EST