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Former Clover hoops star Feemster chronicles season on blog

Kristen Feemster is doing a little extra work for her Western Carolina women's basketball teammates this season.

The former Clover High School standout is creating an Internet blog from time to time, and it can be seen on

A 6-foot sophomore forward, Feemster will give readers insight on the Catamounts' preparation for upcoming games and other tidbits. Her latest features the team's trip to Minnesota to appear in the Minnesota Subway Classic.

Coach Kellie Harper's Catamounts were 3-1 going into Wednesday's home game against UNC Asheville and beat ranked Louisville 77-72 in the Minnesota tourney.

Feemster, the daughter of Carl and Nina Feemster, is averaging 2.0 points and 1.0 rebounds a game. Carl Feemster played basketball at Winthrop.

She played in 32 games for the Catamounts last season as a freshman after a sparkling career at Clover. As a Lady Blue Eagle, Feemster was a two-time team MVP and scored 1,342 career points in helping her team to three region championships, an Upper State title and a state title appearance.

• ERSKINE: Two former Herald-area high school basketball standouts have helped the Flying Fleet get off to a 2-0 start this season.

Guard Victor Street Jr. is a 5-10 sophomore out of Rock Hill High School, and Jay Boulware is a 6-4 sophomore forward from Chester High School. Both have started the Flying Fleet's first two games.

Street is averaging 5.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists after two games. Boulware is averaging 5.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 rebounds a game.

The Flying Fleet opened the season with an 80-76 overtime victory against Newberry and beat North Greenville 69-52.

The Fleet, coached by former Winthrop assistant Mark Peeler, go after their third straight victory tonight when they visit Belmont Abbey.

• GEORGIA TECH: Yellow Jackets junior defensive tackle Vance Walker is considered one of the most improved football players in the ACC this season.

And the 6-2, 275-pound Fort Mill native proved it earlier this week when he was one of nine Tech players earning all-ACC honors.

The former Fort Mill High School standout was selected to the first team after an outstanding season. Walker appeared in all 12 Yellow Jacket games, helping former coach Chan Gailey's team to a 7-5 record.

Walker led the Jackets with 8.5 sacks, has 14 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to go along with 43 total tackles.

A year ago, Walker was the Yellow Jackets' top backup at defensive tackle. He started two games but appeared in all 14 with 17 tackles.

Walker is the son of Gary and Janet Walker of Fort Mill.

• NORTH GREENVILLE: Center Amanda Milner, a former Clover standout, is off to a strong start in her junior year at North Greenville.

The 6-1 Milner scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Lady Crusaders' recent 65-53 victory over Belmont Abbey.

After five games, Milner leads coach Jayne Arledge's team in numerous categories, including scoring (15.2), rebounds (6.8), field goal percentage (.638) and blocked shots (8).

The 2-3 Lady Crusaders try to even their record today with a 7 p.m. home game against Benedict.

• WINTHROP: Golf coach Kevin Pendley added three in-state recruits for 2008-2009 during the early NCAA signing period.

Joining the Eagles are Brandon Truesdale of Winnsboro, Kyle Bearden from Barnwell and Taylor Sharber of Florence.

Truesdale, a senior at Richard Winn, ranks 17th overall and seventh in the class of 2008 by The Heritage Classic Foundation South Carolina Junior Golf Rankings.

Bearden, who attends Barnwell, is rated 15th overall and sixth in the class of 2008. Sharber, a student at West Florence, ranks 14th overall and fifth in the class of 2008.