Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5238 Athletics Division participation hits record high in 2016 The Athletics Division expanded its offerings in 2016 to include youth and adult basketball leagues and was rewarded with record participation. The division served 1,775 adults and children, a number that grew to 2,510 when including participants in baseball, soccer and football tourna- ments that have a positive economic impact on the City. Baseball was the most popular league with 651 players while soccer was second with 550 players. The new basketball leagues drew 118 adult and youth players. The City also invites participation in adult softball, youth football, youth cheerleading and youth wrestling. The City’s U17 girls soccer team won its South Carolina Youth Soccer division championship. The U14 boys finished in the top eight in South Caro- lina during regular season play and fin- ished third in the State Cup. Two youth baseball teams also turned in strong showings, winning their district championships and com- peting in state tournaments. Instructor Patrick Wood invites children and adults to learn more about the Greer Tennis Program that offers lessons, camps, clinics and league play. Youth soccer remains a popular sports offering in the City of Greer in 2016, drawing 550 for league play. Needmore students learn about gardens Needmore Afterschool Program students learned about gardening and growing their own food. Members of the Greer Council of Garden Clubs helped the students plant radishes, onions, garlic, chives, rosemary, parsley, kale, broccoli, lettuce and collards just outside the Needmore Recreation Center. The afterschoolers then enjoyed the results of their labor at a late October feast with the very vegeta- bles that they planted, nurtured and harvested.