The Easley Progress- RSS SPORTS Feed http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS http://theeasleyprogress.com/section/SPORTS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:25:39 EST 1800 Early-season migratory bird seasons approved by Natural Resources Board http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50143251/Early-season-migratory-bird-seasons-approved-by-Natural-Resources-Board The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:07 EST World of Energy to host Hunting and Fishing Day http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50235689/World-of-Energy-to-host-Hunting-and-Fishing-Day SENECA — Duke Energy's World of Energy near Seneca will host the eighth annual Upstate National Hunting and Fishing Day, “An Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:04 EST Allmendinger stakes Chase claim with thrilling Glen win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241256/Allmendinger-stakes-Chase-claim-with-thrilling-Glen-win WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — In a battle between two drivers with everything on the line, AJ Allmendinger held off Marcos Ambrose in breathtaking fashion to win Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen and claim an almost certain spot in the Chase for... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:14 EST Ambrose takes fifth Nationwide Series road course win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241362/Ambrose-takes-fifth-Nationwide-Series-road-course-win WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Recovering from an early spin after contact with Kyle Busch's Toyota, Marcos Ambrose held off Busch in the closing laps of Saturday's Zippo 200 at the Glen to win the series-best fifth road course race of his... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:39:05 EST Kurt Busch enjoyed his front-row seat http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241445/Kurt-Busch-enjoyed-his-front-row-seat WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Sure, Kurt Busch wouldn't have minded too much if AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose had wrecked each other in the closing laps of Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the Glen. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:07:01 EST SWU women’s basketball team returns from Kentucky http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50241177/SWU-womens-basketball-team-returns-from-Kentucky CENTRAL – The Southern Wesleyan University women's basketball team returned from their mission trip in Evarts, Ky., last week. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:08:03 EST Earnhardt championship is no longer pie in the sky http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50197170/Earnhardt-championship-is-no-longer-pie-in-the-sky When team owner Rick Hendrick introduced Dale Earnhardt Jr. in June of 2007 as the latest addition to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver roster at Hendrick Motorsports, he said all the right things. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:13:06 EST Keselowski’s late-race strategy propels him to Nationwide win at Iowa Speedway http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50165737/Keselowskis-late-race-strategy-propels-him-to-Nationwide-win-at-Iowa-Speedway NEWTON, Iowa — The well-worn script read something like this: Brad Keselowski swoops in from the sky. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:47:06 EST Study: Develop or acquire players for a winning MLB team? http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/home_top-sports/50163079/Study:-Develop-or-acquire-players-for-a-winning-MLB-team CLEMSON — Major League Baseball (MLB) teams should develop players within their organizations at three positions: left fielder, relief pitcher and catcher, according to a new study by Clemson University researchers. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:25:01 EST Earnhardt Jr. completes Sprint Cup season sweep at Pocono http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50165835/Earnhardt-Jr.-completes-Sprint-Cup-season-sweep-at-Pocono LONG POND, Pa. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono Raceway in June. But he knew his team was firing on all cylinders Sunday when he completed the season sweep. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:52:05 EST Austin Dillon wins NASCAR Truck Series race at Pocono http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50165629/Austin-Dillon-wins-NASCAR-Truck-Series-race-at-Pocono LONG POND, Pa.—Austin Dillon had to work hard in the final 10 laps, then work overtime to claim his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:43:07 EST Deer hunts for mobility impaired hunters to be held in Upstate http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50143266/Deer-hunts-for-mobility-impaired-hunters-to-be-held-in-Upstate Mobility impaired hunters will again be treated to a unique opportunity to attend two special deer hunts this year on about 60 well-managed and exclusive, private tracts of land in the Upstate. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:14:16 EST Greg Biffle re-signs with Roush Fenway, but Carl Edwards won’t be back http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50094043/Greg-Biffle-re-signs-with-Roush-Fenway-but-Carl-Edwards-wont-be-back INDIANAPOLIS, INd. —The good news for Roush Fenway Racing is that Greg Biffle will remain with the team as the organization's veteran leader, after re-signing with RFR. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:15 EST Darrell Wallace Jr. wins wild one at Eldora Speedway http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50122515/Darrell-Wallace-Jr.-wins-wild-one-at-Eldora-Speedway In front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. won the second annual 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic. Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win of the... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:13 EST Jeff Gordon wins record fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Indy http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50093233/Jeff-Gordon-wins-record-fifth-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-race-at-Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As he crossed the yard of bricks, and the significance of his fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hit him like a ton of bricks, Jeff Gordon reveled in the moment that propelled him to victory in the Crown Royal... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:37:07 EST Ty Dillon holds off Kyle Busch for first Nationwide Series win http://theeasleyprogress.com/news/sports/50093320/Ty-Dillon-holds-off-Kyle-Busch-for-first-Nationwide-Series-win INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ty Dillon held off a charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he had to win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race of his career with a fuel cell approaching... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:51:03 EST 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... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:12:03 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. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:12:03 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. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:11:07 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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:33:21 EST