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Screaming Eagles play Fireflies, gives inclusion opportunity for special needs athletes from Chapin

Screaming Eagles 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 2 Show Caption Hide Caption The Columbia Fireflies are competing for a South Atlantic League championship, and individually hoping to make it to the majors. However, what they did Saturday…

Some changes as 2018 American Legion Baseball Post 7 season begins

By Thomas Grant Jr.  New league and region, same goals for Lexington Post 7 in American Legion baseball. Along with reducing the number of innings played from nine to seven at the orders of the national office, the state American Legion office has separated Lexington from longtime rivals Chapin/Newberry Post 193 and West Columbia Post 79. It has moved Post 7 to League 4,…

Coach Leaphart retiring after 35 years at Lexington High School

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Blowie’s Sweet Spot opens in Lexington

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Gamecocks enter SEC Baseball Tournament with confidence

USC baseball team- USC Athletics Department photo. Mark Kingston’s first season as South Carolina’s baseball coach got off to a tumultuous beginning. But following a first half of the Southeastern Conference season in which the Gamecocks appeared headed nowhere fast, the team has found itself as it enters the league tournament in Hoover, Alabama as one of the hottest teams…

Gibson Road to be closed Saturday for Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation 5K

5K is Saturday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will co-host the 12th annual 5K (3.1 mile.) The road race is Saturday in the Gibson Road area. Between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. there will be road closures and delays that should be taken into consideration in planning activities. With the exception…

Gamecocks win series at Texas A&M

Sophomore Cody Morris struck out seven in seven innings of work and the 25th-ranked University of South Carolina baseball team scored eight runs in the first three innings in a 10-1 rout of Texas A&M. The win closed out the regular-season Saturday afternoon at Blue Bell Park. South Carolina ends the regular season with a 32-22 overall record and a…

River Bluff falls to Dorman in state championship final

River Bluff’s Jackson Hannon holds the Class 5A runner-up trophy.. By Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  For the second straight year, the Class 5A baseball title was denied to River Bluff High School. The Gators fell 14-4 to Dorman in the deciding game of the Best-of-Three series Saturday at Dolny Stadium on the campus of Lander University. River…

Gamecocks win at Texas A&M to even series

Graham Lawson pitched four scoreless innings of relief, Hunter Taylor doubled twice and the 25th-ranked University of South Carolina baseball team took advantage of three Texas A&M errors in a 5-3 win over the Aggies Friday night at Blue Bell Park. USC lost to Texas A&M Thursday. With the win Friday, the Gamecocks move to 16-13 in SEC play this…

USC travels to Texas A&M hoping for a strong finish to SEC Regular season

USC Athletics photo. South Carolina has won four straight Southeastern Conference Baseball Series. The last time the Gamecocks won five straight league series was 2012. Enter Texas A&M. USC (30-21, 15-12) closes the regular season on the road against the Aggies (35-17, 12-15). Carolina coach Mark Kingston is pleased with his team’s standing entering its final regular season confrontation. The…

USC baseball’s Drew Meyer inducted into S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame

USC Athletics Department graphic. Drew Meyer knew the University of South Carolina was the place to build his college baseball career. He came to that realization immediately following an official visit to the University of North Carolina. The Charleston native knew home was where belonged. That decision continued to pay off as Meyer is part of the 2018 Induction Class…

Casey Manning, trailblazer, inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

Casey Manning – USC Athletics photo. Despite a leaning to attend school out of state, Casey Manning opted to become a trailblazer in his home state of South Carolina. Following 50 years of involvement with the University of South Carolina, Manning is part of the 2018 Class inducted to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. The first African-American to…

Lexington girls fall to J.L. Mann in Class 5A soccer final

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  A second state championship in four years would provide a fitting end to the careers of the senior players on the Lexington High School girls soccer team. A 3-minute scoring surge by J.L. Mann, however, helped put the Lady Wildcats in a deficit it could never overcome. They fell…

White Knoll softball team going to the 5A state final

WKHS softball team- by Thomas Grant Jr.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  It took 16 innings over two games on the road, but the White Knoll softball team earned a second straight trip to the Class 5A final. Needing two victories Friday at Ashley Ridge to repeat as Lower State champions, the Lady Timberwolves emerged from the Class…

5A River Bluff, 4A Airport, Chapin begin baseball championship series Saturday, Ben Lippen and Cardinal Newman play Monday

Lexington at River Bluff, last Wednesday. The 5A and 4A state championship final in high school baseball begins Saturday. Dorman will play at 5A River Bluff High School at 7 p.m., Saturday. In the 4A state championship final, Chapin will play at Airport High school, beginning Saturday. In the 3A S.C. Independent Schools Association state championship final, Ben Lippen plays…

Adrenaline Trampoline Park and Entertainment Center opening in Columbia

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River Bluff, Airport headed to state finals in high school baseball

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USC’s Frank Martin still waiting on the status of Silva and Bowen

USC Athletics Department image. Frank Martin has had a busy offseason. The South Carolina Men’s Basketball coach has seen several players transfer, been forced to dismiss a performer slotted to be his starting point guard and watch potentially the Gamecocks two top performers test entering the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft. Martin remains optimistic about the product he’ll put on…