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Gamecocks take down Florida Atlantic 2-1 in men’s soccer

The Gamecock men’s soccer team came away with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over Florida Atlantic off of a game-winning goal from freshman Kurtis Turner. The freshman midfielder took a pass from another midfielder, junior Hunter Wyer, and Turner was able to punch it in past the far post with only three minutes to go in the match. The goal was…

High school football: Week 8 games to watch

A.C. Flora (2-5) at Westwood (3-4), 7:30 p.m. The A.C. Flora Falcons and Westwood Redhawks come into this week’s game each with a 1-1 conference record. A.C. Flora is coming off a close 19-18 loss to Chapin last week, while Westwood had a dominating performance against Dreher, winning that match-up 38-3. Westwood running back Christian Brown had 202 yards rushing and…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Dutch Fork 6, White Knoll 0 The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes had a strong showing Tuesday night, defeating the White Knoll Timberwolves 6-0. Freshman Sam Calais defeated Renee Hooks 6-1, 6-0, and fellow freshman Alison Walsh beat Bri Hall 6-0, 6-1. In doubles play, Anna Maria Gardner and Sara Rheim defeated Rebekah Ravago and Caroline Elrod 6-0, 6-0. Dutch Fork will…

Lexington High volleyball falls to Aiken 3-0

The Lexington High School girls’ volleyball team fell to the Aiken Green Hornets last night 3-0. Aiken took games of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-16. The loss drops Lexington to 18-9 on the year with a 6-2 conference mark. Lexington junior Laina Carnes led the team with seven kills, and seniors Megan Brack and Emily Mooneyhan had six kills each. Mooneyhan now…

Gamecock men’s soccer to host Florida Atlantic on Wednesday

The Gamecock men’s soccer team will host Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday night in Conference USA play. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Stone Stadium on the University of South Carolina campus. The Gamecocks have a 4-5-3 overall record, while the Owls are 6-1-2 on the year. Both teams are tied in the league with the same conference record of…

USC women’s soccer ranked No. 7 in national poll

The South Carolina women’s soccer team is now ranked No. 7 in the nation, this according to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s National poll. The Lady Gamecocks jumped six spots from No. 13 since the last poll was released, and it is the second-highest ranking in program history. The highest ranking for South Carolina came in 2009 when they…

Gamecocks sweep SEC women’s cross-country weekly awards

The South Carolina cross-country team swept the Southeastern Conference weekly awards for women, as junior Meredith Mill took the SEC Cross Country Women’s Runner of the Week award and Mary Reiser claimed the Women’s Freshman Runner of the Week. Mill set a new South Carolina 5K cross-country record in winning the collegiate division of the Royal Cross Country Challenge in…

O’Brian finishes first in Body Shop Athletics Invitational

North Augusta High School senior Nik O’ Brian finished first for the boys Saturday in the Body Shop Athletics Invitational cross-country meet. Eighth-grader Maryah Nasir of Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville finished first for the girls. O’Brian crossed the finish line with a time of 15:23.54, and Nasir finished with a time of 18:42.46. While O’Brian did come in first,…

Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Men’s Soccer The Gamecocks took on Conference USA foe Kentucky on Sunday afternoon, but the game ended in a 0-0 draw after going to overtime This was South Carolina’s fifth overtime game this season. The Wildcats outshot the Gamecocks 28-11 and put six of their 28 shots on goal. Of their 11 shots, the Gamecocks put three on goal. Freshman goalie Marco…

USC notebook: Friday roundup

Cross Country The Gamecock women’s cross country team won the Royal Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon behind record-setting junior Meredith Mill. Mill defeated all collegiate runners from 35 different schools and broke USC’s 5,000-meter record on the flat course by running a 17:03.6. Mill’s time stands in fourth in the SEC conference this year in the 5K. Freshman Mary…

The Score: Week 7 high school football scoreboard

Dutch Fork 59, South Aiken 28 Dutch Fork senior running back Matt Colburn’s return from a knee injury saw him run for 84 yards and one touchdown while senior quarterback Derek Olenchuk threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns as the Silver Foxes beat the Thoroughbreds 59-28 at home. Senior wide receiver Deion Frasier caught two of Olenchuk’s three touchdown…

Football: Newberry beats Abbeville, 14-0

Sophomore quarterback Yafari Werts scored a touchdown and senior fullback Jaylen Caldwell added another as the Newberry Bulldogs beat the Abbeville Panthers last night 14-0. All of the Bulldogs’ points came in the first half and it started with their first drive of the game. In a drive that started on their own 17-yard line, Werts guided the Bulldog offense…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Lexington 6, South Aiken 0 The Lexington girls’ tennis team defeated South Aiken last night 6-0. The win improves the Wildcats’ record to 9-1 while the Thoroughbreds drop to 3-4. Sophomore Katie Thompson defeated Kayla Calvert in three sets; 6-7, 6-2 and 10-7 while sophomore Amy Lance beat Savannah Gantt in two sets; 6-4, 6-0. In doubles play, senior Mary-Weston Lawrence…

Lexington volleyball defeats South Aiken 3-1

The Lexington volleyball team picked up another conference win last night as they beat South Aiken 3-1. The Wildcats won their match with scores of 25-23, 25-23 and 25-11. They dropped their first set with a score of 27-25. In four games, junior Rachel Thomas led the team with 25 service aces while senior Megan Brack totaled 18 kills. Junior Laina…

USC notebook: Weekend preview

Equestrian The No. 3 Gamecocks will face the No. 1 team in the land when they host the Georgia Bulldogs today at One Wood Farms in Blythewood. The match will kick off the SEC season and will be held at 2 p.m. The last time these two teams met was in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championships, where the Bulldogs won…

Two Midlands football players selected for Shrine Bowl

Two Midlands football players have been selected to participate in this year’s Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Linebacker Christian Miller from Spring Valley and quarterback Zeke Walker from Brookland-Cayce will suit up for the South Carolina squad. The annual event pits the best high school football players in South Carolina and North Carolina against each other. The game will be played…

Lexington girls’ tennis defeats North Augusta 6-1

The Lexington girls’ tennis team defeated North Augusta 6-1 last night. The win improves the Wildcats to 8-1 while the loss drops the Yellow Jackets to 1-5 Junior Carley Neuberger defeated Kate Wells without dropping a game, as did sophomore Katie Meyers in her win over Hannah Fleu. In doubles play, freshman Grace Ann Martin and junior Alexis Neeley defeated Katie Coyle and…

Lexington Wildcat volleyball players keep focus on teamwork

The Lexington High School volleyball team is off to a hot start this year, accumulating a 14-4 overall record and a 5-1 conference mark so far. Head coach Kerri Carnes is happy with her team’s record, but she is more excited about how her team plays together. “We have a very strong, close-knit team,” she said. “We’ve really emphasized team…

High school football: Week 7 games to watch

Week 6 of the high school football season is in the books, and attention now turns to Week 7 of Midlands high school football action. Here’s a look at some games to keep an eye on Friday as conference play really begins. Blythewood at Spring Valley, 7:30 p.m. The Vikings come into the game off an impressive win in a…

Lexington volleyball team defeats North Augusta 3-1

The Lexington volleyball team defeated North Augusta 3-1 Tuesday night. The win improves the Wildcats’ overall record to 14-4, with a 5-1 conference mark. Lexington won their match with scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-8. They dropped the second set, 19-25. Junior Laina Carnes led the team with 18 points, while senior Emily Mooneyhan recorded 12 kills. The Wildcats will be…

Jadeveon Clowney addresses injury, absence from football field

As the No. 14 South Carolina Gamecock football team continued their practice indoors Tuesday because of rain, All-America defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was given time to speak to the media. While he did not practice Tuesday, Clowney spoke to the media about the events that unfolded Saturday night when he sat out against Kentucky because of a muscle strain around his…

Rain postpones high school tennis matches

Because of the rain the past two days, some Midlands high school tennis games were cancelled or postponed. A.C. Flora cancelled their match against Brookland-Cayce on Monday, and the teams have yet to determine if they will reschedule. Tuesday night’s match between A.C. Flora and Chapin also was rained out but has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Chapin….