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Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Men’s Soccer The Gamecock men’s soccer team upset No. 25 University of New Mexico on Saturday after freshman forward Eli Dent netted the game-winner in overtime. Dent’s unassisted goal came in minute 92 of play and gave head coach Mark Berson his 450th win at the helm of the USC men’s soccer team. Berson is now the fourth head coach in…

Hammond’s Cannon Smith excited for future at Clemson

Cannon Smith might be going to Clemson for football, but he sees a future in the military as well. (photo by Tom Lanahan) Unless you got to Hammond School or follow the Skyhawk football team, you probably don’t know who Cannon Smith is. From the outside, Smith looks like a normal student, donning his letterman jacket as he makes his…

A.C. Flora soars past Lower Richland 58-8

Sophomore quarterback Brendan Greene scored five touchdowns Friday night as he led A.C. Flora to a 58-8 win over Lower Richland at Memorial Stadium. It was the third win of the year for the Falcons, and head coach Reggie Shaw was pleased his team played such a complete game. “We just tried to strike early and often and attack them and…

The Score: Week 9 high school football scoreboard

Dutch Fork 62, White Knoll 14 The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes took care of business against the Timberwolves Friday night, beating White Knoll 62-14. Junior running back Matt Colburn ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns, and senior quarterback Derek Olenchuk threw for 182 yards and four scores. Junior running back Marquis Spearman added two touchdowns of his own. For…

Spring Valley wins Region 4-AAAA cross-country championship

Jack Timmerman finished the race with a time of 15:53.43. (photo by Tom Lanahan) The Spring Valley Vikings became Region 4-AAAA cross-country champions Thursday in the championship meet at the Sandhills Research Center. The boys’ and girls’ teams took top honors. Spring Valley’s Jack Timmerman won the boy’s race, coming in at 15:53.43, and fellow Viking Claudia Cannon took first place in…

Lexington defeats Spring Valley 3-0 in volleyball

The Lexington High School volleyball team came away with the win Thursday night against Spring Valley. The Wildcats beat the Vikings 3-0. Lexington won games with scores of 25-22, 25-10 and 25-12 to secure the victory. Senior Hope Hartley led the team with 8 kills, and junior Laina Carnes was right behind her with 7 kills. Junior Michaela Mills had…

South Carolina to host 2 SEC volleyball matches this weekend

The South Carolina volleyball team will be at home this weekend when they host Tennessee and Auburn. Both games will be played at the Volleyball Competition Facility on the University of South Carolina campus. The Gamecocks will take on Tennessee at 7 p.m. Friday in their annual Dig Pink match. The purpose of the Dig Pink match is to increase…

Brookland-Cayce senior QB Zeke Walker looks to future while playing ‘in the moment’

Quarterback Zeke Walker is looking at a number of different colleges for athletics and academics. (photo by Tom Lanahan) Brookland-Cayce senior quarterback Zeke Walker has helped lead the Bearcats to a 6-2 record this season, a big turnaround from last year’s 1-9 mark. While there’s still a bit further to go in the Bearcats’ season, Walker knows his high school…

High school football: Week 9 games to watch

Dreher (6-2) at Chapin (5-3), 7:30 p.m. Both teams sit atop the Region 4-AAA standings and aim to take control of the conference. Chapin comes in with a 3-0 conference mark, while Dreher is just one game back with a 2-1 conference record. The Chapin Eagles are coming off a 36-19 win over Lower Richland, and the Dreher Blue Devils beat…

Lexington falls 3-1 to White Knoll in volleyball

The Lexington High School volleyball team lost their match last night to White Knoll 3-1. The Timberwolves took games of 26-24, 25-23 and 27-25. The Wildcats’ one win came in the first game with a score of 25-21. Lexington senior Megan Brack led the team with 42 attacks and 13 kills, and she and junior Samantha Hubbard tied with 13…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Dutch Fork 6, North Augusta 0 The Silver Foxes capped off an undefeated regular season with a record of 15-0 after a 6-0 win against North Augusta Tuesday night. Dutch Fork’s Lauren Joch defeated Grace Flanders in perfect sets, and Alison Walsh did the same against North Augusta’s Megan Zeaser. In doubles play, Anna Maria Gardiner and Sara Riehm beat…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Dutch Fork 5, Irmo 1 The Dutch Fork girls’ tennis team defeated the Irmo Yellow Jackets 5-1 Monday night in a make-up game for a match that was rained out Oct. 7. The win puts the Silver Foxes at 13-0 with only two more matches left in the season. Freshman Lauren Joch defeated Isabella Cooper 6-2, 6-1, and fellow freshman…

Gamecocks to hold annual Garnet and Black World Series

The University of South Carolina baseball team is nearing the end of fall practice, but there’s one more opportunity to see them in action this weekend. The team will hold its annual Garnet and Black World Series at Carolina Stadium. This first game will be at 4 p.m. Friday, their second at 1 p.m. Saturday and the third game will be at…

Jack Timmerman, Lisa Pieterse take tops at Sandhills Invitational

  Jack Timmerman of Spring Valley finished with a time of 15:58. (photo by Tom Lanahan) Jack Timmerman of Spring Valley High School and Lisa Pieterse of Carolina Forest High School won the boys’ and girls’ meets, respectively, at the Sandhills Invitational in Columbia. Timmerman finished Saturday’s meet with a time of 15:58, and Pieterse crossed the finish line with a…

Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s Soccer The No. 7 Gamecocks battled to 1-1 double overtime draw Sunday against the Ole Miss Rebels. The draw puts Carolina at 12-2-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the conference. Ole Miss is now 12-3-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the conference as well. Freshman midfielder Chelsea Drennan put the Lady Gamecocks up first with a goal in the sixth minute….

USC ice hockey beats Alabama twice over weekend

The University of South Carolina ice hockey team defeated the University of Alabama twice in two nights. The Gamecocks won 2-1 in a shootout Thursday night and 4-3 on Friday. Freshman John Musciano made his first appearances in goal for USC, going the distance both nights. Freshman Julian DiPaolo scored both goals for the Gamecocks on Thursday. On Friday,  sophomore Mike…

For golfer William Hinson, long game is business, pleasure

William Hinson plans to see where his long-drive ability will take him in the future. (photo by Tom Lanahan) Most days are pretty normal for William Hinson. The 18-year-old Blythewood High School senior goes to school, picks up his little brother when he gets out of school at 2 p.m. and, if he’s scheduled that day, goes to work at…

Spring Valley runs past Irmo, 58-28

Vikings senior running back John Miller scored four touchdowns on the ground and senior quarterback Chris Adams added two more through the air as Spring Valley beat Irmo Friday night 58-28. The win maintains Spring Valley’s perfect record at 8-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play and drops the Yellow Jackets to 3-5 on the year and 1-1 in the conference. “We…

The Score: Week 8 high school football scoreboard

Dutch Fork 43, Aiken 13 Dutch Fork junior running back Matt Colburn ran for 188 yards and five touchdowns as the Silver Foxes beat Aiken last night 43-13. Silver Fox senior quarterback Derek Olenchuk went 12 for 15 for 197 yards with one touchdown and one interception. That one touchdown went to senior wide receiver Deion Frasier who ended the game…

USC Notebook: Women’s soccer, volleyball fall in SEC play

Women’s Soccer The No. 7 Lady Gamecocks fell to Missouri last night 2-1 at Walton Stadium in Missouri. The loss drops Carolina to 12-2-1 overall and a 5-2-0 conference mark. Missouri’s Alyssa Diggs hit the game-winner in the minute 79 when she hit a curling shot inside the right post. Freshman defender Paige Bendell scored the only goal for Carolina…

USC men’s, women’s swimming and diving teams fall to Tennessee in SEC opener

In the conference opening meet of the 2013-14 season, the South Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving fell to Tennessee this afternoon at the Jones Aquatic Center. The men’s team was defeated 172-128, while the women fell 169-124. “I think on the women’s side, we swam really, really well,” South Carolina head swimming and diving coach McGee Moody said….

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Dutch Fork 5, Lexington 1 The Silver Foxes made it 2-0 on the year against Lexington Thursday night with a 5-1 win. Lauren Joch defeated Katie Thompson in a match that went to a tie breaker with scores of 6-1, 4-6 and 10-3. Sam Calais beat Amy Lance 6-2 and 7-5. In doubles play, Anna Maria Gardiner and Maddie Campanella…

Lexington defeats Dutch Fork 3-0 in volleyball

The Lexington High School volleyball team came away with a win last night as they defeated Dutch Fork 3-0. The Wildcats won with scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-16. Senior Megan Brack led the team with 14 points and 10 kills. She also led the team in attacks with 23. Defensively, junior Morgan Nichols led the team in digs with 17….

USC women’s cross-country team set for Pre-National Invitational

The South Carolina women’s cross country team will head to Indiana State University this Saturday to participate in the Pre-National Invitational. They look to build off their success from this past weekend, when they won the Royal Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte. Their showing at that meet garnered two runners, Meredith Mill and Mary Reiser, SEC weekly honors. This also will…

Dutch Fork girls’ tennis team beats South Aiken 6-0

The Dutch Fork girls’ tennis team defeated South Aiken Wednesday night 6-0 in a make-up game for a rained-out Oct. 8 match. Freshman Lauren Joch defeated Kayla Calvert 6-0, 6-1, and fellow freshman Alison Walsh beat Savannah Gantt 6-2, 6-1. In doubles play, Sarah Rheim and Caroline Sinegar defeated Elise Jones and Audrey Myers 6-1, 6-1. Singles: Lauren Joch def….