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September 22, 2013

Greenville Christian School rallies to win homecoming game


GREENVILLE —   Greenville Christian School rallied from a 20-point deficit to claim a 72-64 six-man football homecoming victory over Heath Fulton on Saturday.

  Thanks to big plays from Fulton’s Carson Newman and Todd Treadway, the Falcons built a 40-20 lead early in the third quarter.

  But Will Martens, in his first game this season after recovering from an injury, led the Eagles on a comeback for their second victory of the season against two losses. Fulton suffered its first loss at 3-1.

  Fulton was ranked 79th in the’s state rankings while the Eagles were 177th.

Martens passed for six touchdowns and ran for two scores. He connected with Andy Henderson for touchdowns of 25, 26, 37 and 4 yards and also fired touchdowns of 8 yards to Michael Lutz and 14 yards to Luke Johnson. Martens also ran for scores of 3 and 5 yards.

  Morgan Henry, also back from an injury, scored on a 10-yard run for the Eagles and Joe Henderson returned a kickoff 40 yards for a touchdown.

  Pretei Lemo also converted six kicks for the Eagles.

  Newman scored on runs of 1 and 17 yards for the Falcons and caught touchdown passes of 8 and 44 yards from Max Mitchell.

  Treadway rushed for touchdowns of 17, 27 and 33 yards and also threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Leverett. Treadway also booted four conversion kicks.

  Mitchell fired to Brenner Newman for Fulton’s final touchdown with 2:03 remaining.

Fannindel 69,

Greenville Phoenix 18

  Fannindel upped its season football record to 4-0 for the first time since 1988 with a 69-18 six-man victory over the Greenville Phoenix Firebirds on Saturday at Firebird Field.

  Fannindel got two big scoring plays the first two times the Falcons touched the ball. After Fannindel’s Jarvis Wilburn intercepted a Phoenix pass, Fannindel running back Quincy Cuba dashed 30 yards for a touchdown.

  Fannindel’s defense then forced a punt that Andrew Miller returned 23 yards for another Falcon touchdown. Cody Lemay’s kick gave the Falcons a 15-0 lead with 6:59 still left in the first quarter.

  The two teams traded touchdowns for the next few minutes as Antwan Blakely dashed seven yards for a Phoenix touchdown, Wilburn passed 10 yards to Elijah Jones for a Fannindel touchdown, Marcus Thomas passed 27 yards to Blakely for a Phoenix touchdown and Cuba returned a Phoenix kickoff 36 yards for a score that made it 31-12 after Lemay’s kick.

Phoenix scored only once more with a 4-yard run by Blakely that was set up on a big pass play from Blakley to Thomas.

  Fannindel scored five more touchdowns to end the game at halftime via the 45-point mercy rule.

Stephen Lock scored on a 25-yard run. Wilburn passed four yards to Lemay for a score. Jones threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Chris Day. Jones ran 10 yards for a score and Wilburn threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Day.

  Lemay wound up converting on seven kicks and Cuba ran in for a conversion.

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  • All-star basketball games set for Saturday night in Greenville

      Last year Greenville senior Dartannon Wilson took advantage of the home court with 34 points to lead all scorers at the first annual Chicken Express all-star basketball game.
      Wilson helped the North to a 114-85 victory over the South in a fast-paced boys game. Wilson, who was 15-of-20 from the field including a couple of dunks, also pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out four assists to secure most valuable player honors.

      The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.


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      Freshman pitcher Mariah Nichols got the win, striking out 14 while only walking two in a two-hitter to wrap up the regular season.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lady Lions earn all-district soccer honors

    Brinkley Henson, Greenville’s top goal scorer, also earned top honors for the Lady Lions on the All-District 19-4A soccer team.

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    April 12, 2014

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