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Lexington defeats Dutch Fork as Howlett Ks 10

Lexington pitcher Jonathan Howlett. Photo by Thomas Grant Jr. Special to ColaDaily It’s been a good week for Lexington High School pitchers, past and present. The Citadel’s Jordan Buster, a righthander for the Wildcats’ 2013 state championship team, earned Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after performances in victories over the University of South Carolina and Western Carolina. On…

Lexington High tennis team having a good year

Lexington High junior Mehul Jain. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GOFLASHWIN.COM) Special to ColaDaily.com The Lexington High School tennis team is on a roll. The Wildcats are 5-0 in Region 5-5A and undefeated on the road. The only home loss on, March 20, wa  to Class 4A Lower State runner-up A.C. Flora, in a 7-1 season. That loss was followed the next…

Hayden Hurst, Skai Moore featured as USC athletes work out for NFL

USC Athletics Department photo of Pro Day. Hayden Hurst and Skai Moore were the main attractions, but several South Carolina football players took advantage of the Gamecocks Pro Day. Every NFL team, including New England Patriot coach Bill Bellichick, and two Canadian League representatives were on hand to put the athletes through their paces. “Four years ago, if someone had…

A’ja Wilson leads Gamecocks to Sweet 16 with win over UVA

A’ja Wilson had 25 points and 11 rebounds in her last college basketball game in Colonial Life Arena. She led the Gamecocks to a fifth-straight trip to the Sweet 16 with a 66-56 over No. 10 seeded Virginia in the women’s NCAA Tournament’s Albany Regional on Sunday night. Wilson, the three-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, posted her 23rd…

Lexington High alumni, Midlands’ players featured in North-South All-Star basketball game

Chapin boys’ basketball coach Mark Snelgrove and South MVP Grant Singleton. Special to ColaDaily.com Saturday’s 70th annual North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School pitted two head boys’ basketball coaches who were also alumnus. While neither South coach Mark Snelgrove of Chapin High School and North coach Thomas Ryan of 2-time Class 5A champion Dorman ever played at the new…

Gamecocks defeat Florida in baseball

USC Athletics Department photo The University of South Carolina baseball team’s offense erupted for a season high 16 hits and sophomore Cody Morris struck out a career high 10 batters as the Gamecocks evened the series with No. 2 Florida with a 15-7 win on Saturday afternoon (March 17) at Founders Park. Five Gamecocks had multi-hit days, led by Jonah…

Gamecock women get win in first NCAA Tournament game

USC Athletics Department image. South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson had 19 points and 16 rebounds as second-seeded South Carolina put away 15th-seeded North Carolina A&T 63-52. It was an NCAA Tournament Albany Regional game on Friday night, played at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks (27-6) held a 19-point lead at the half, but the Aggies (23-9) would not quit. South Carolina…

USC suffers baseball loss to Gators

Florida scored five of its seven runs in the middle innings en route to a 7-3 win over the University of South Carolina baseball team in both team’s Southeastern Conference opener Friday night (March 16) at Founders Park. South Carolina got on the board first in the bottom of the first frame as LT Tolbert singled up the middle to…

Lexington grads to coach in Saturday’s High School North-South All-Star basketball game

Lexington High School boys’ basketball coach Bailey Harris presents Dorman High School head coach and former Wildcat player Thomas Ryan the commerative game ball from the S.C. High School League Class 5A championship game on March 2 at Colonial Life Arena. Ryan’s Cavaliers defeated Irmo 44-33 to repeat as champions. Coaches Thomas Ryan of Dorman and Mark Snelgrove of Chapin…

USC’s A’ja Wilson hopes to end her college career triumphantly

A’ja Wilson – USC Athletics Department image. A’ja Wilson’s four-year college career at the University of South Carolina has been a blur. When it comes to her fellow Gamecocks that blur has probably been the most impactful, athletically, in school history. The USC Women’s Basketball team has won four consecutive Southeastern Conference Tournament Championships, something that had never been accomplished…

Gamecock women, a two-seed, begin NCAA Tournament Friday at 7:30 p.m.

USC Athletics Department graphic. If South Carolina is to repeat as Women’s Basketball National Champions, or make it to the Final Four, it will probably have to accomplish something it has not in Dawn Staley’s tenure as head coach – defeat UCONN. The Gamecocks, a second seed in this season’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, will travel to Albany, New York…

Beating Kentucky a driving force in Allen-Williams return to Gamecocks

USC Athletics Department image. Returning for a fifth year was never in doubt for University of South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams after being forced to miss most of the 2017 football season following shoulder surgery. The reason? Kentucky. I knew I was coming back,” said Allen-Williams. “I couldn’t leave the way I left without beating Kentucky. We didn’t beat Kentucky….

USC men not included in NIT

The South Carolina mens basketball team, that finished the season with a 17-16 record, is not going to the NIT post-season basketball tournament. The NIT published its list of 32 teams Sunday and the Gamecocks were not included. The NIT selection committee dismissed USC’s December win over Division II Limestone. The Gamecocks had four wins over NCAA tournament teams Auburn,…

Gamecocks beat Princeton in baseball

Junior Adam Hill struck out nine in five innings of work, to help the University of South Carolina baseball team defeat Princeton 9-2, Friday night at Founders Park. Hill earned his second win of the year, allowing just two hits and a run in five innings. John Gilreath picked up his first save of the season, striking out eight and…

Jake Bentley, coming off 9-4 season, is optimistic about USC’s football fortunes

QB Jake Bentley talking about spring football. USC Athletics image. It seems like only yesterday when Jake Bentley took his first snap as quarterback for the University of South Carolina. Preparing for his junior season with the Gamecocks, like his teammates, he is participating in spring practice optimistic USC is ready to accomplish something special on the football field. “It’s…

USC men defeat Ole Miss in SEC Tournament

USC Athletics Department image. Chris Silva’s had 21 points and 11 rebounds to 11th-seeded South Carolina (17-15) rally and defeat Mississippi 85-84 in the opening round of the tournament on Wednesday night. Silva was one of five players to score in double figures for USC. Frank Booker scored 21 points, and Justin Minaya had 16. Maik Kotsar added 14 points…

USC women upset Miss St. to win the SEC tournament

USC Athletics Department images. The South Carolina women’s basketball team upset No. 1 seed Mississippi State, 62-51, Sunday to win the Gamecocks’ fourth straight conference tournament title. USC (26-6, 12-4 SEC) put a blemish on what had been a perfect season for the 32-1, 16-0 in the SEC, Bulldogs. The Gamecocks never trailed from the second quarter until the end…

Weekend of Champions recap – 5 Midlands teams win crowns

GoGlashwin.com Photo. Click for link Five Midlands teams take home crowns in the state championships The Weekend of Champions in high school basketball is in the books. It was a great 2 days of basketball at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. From all accounts it was one of the better turn outs in recent memory. Fans from all over…