The Sports Desk
Stephen Fastenau reported today on a party flier promoting a party for March 3, the birthday of former Beaufort High star Justin Parker, now a linebacker at Clemson. The flier features images of current Clemson players Parker and Darius Robinson.
There is another party flier featuring the image of a Clemson football player in uniform on Parker's public Facebook page. The image was from November and advertises a Clemson football "Shock the World" official party at The Vault on Nov. 12 in Seneca.
Clemson athletics spokesman Tim Bourret has been contacted for comment.
Five area players were named to the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association 2011-2012 All-State basketball teams.
For the boys, Bluffton's Bryson Bell was named to the 3-A team. On the girls side, Bluffton's Tibra Wheeler and Hilton Head High's Sabrina Drammis made the 3-A team, while Whale Branch's S'Nitra Mack and Ridgeland's April Jenkins made the 1-A squad.
The South Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association's 2012 playoff brackets are out and we know when and where our six area playoff teams will be in action later this week.
In the girls 2-A playoffs, Thomas Heyward is the top seed in the lower half of the bracket and will face No. 8 see Byrnes Schools at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Porter-Gaud in Charleston.
Beaufort Academy is the No. 7 seed in the lower half of the bracket and will play No. 2 seed Colleton Prep at 8 p.m. Friday at Porter-Gaud.
South Carolina First baseman Christian Walker (.358, 10 HRs, 62 RBIs in 2011) was named to the Baseball America Preseason All-Amerian Team's second team.
Gamecocks ace Michael Roth? Not on the list.
Berkeley Hall touring pro and former Clemson All-American Kyle Stanley remains first on the PGA Tour money list ($1,793,575) and first in the FedExCup Standings through tournaments of Feb. 12. He is also second behind Phil Mickelson in Ryder Cup points among United States players.
The Converse College swimming team is having a strong season with an 8-4 ranking and a No. 25 ranking in the CSCA Division II poll, and freshman Skye Reeder from Hilton Head High School has been a key contributer.
Former Beaufort High School wrestler Kenan Jackson finished as runner-up in the 157-pound category for Spartanburg Methodist College on Saturday at the Eastern District tournament in Lancaster, Pa.
The finish makes him an automatic qualifier for the NJCAA national championships Feb. 23-25 in Rochester, Minn.
The Presbyterian College men's tennis team is off to its best start since the Blue Hose moved to Division I, and Hilton Head's Zachary Sprouse has played a big part.
Berkeley Hall touring pro and Clemson product Kyle Stanley's win Sunday at The Phoenix Open was his first on the PGA Tour, but it was big for a lot of other reasons.
Hilton Head High School has invited the community to come and meet new head football coach BJ Payne at 6:30 p.m. Monday night at the VPAC (theater) at the school.