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2 Midlands cross-country runners place in top 10 of Wendy’s Invitational

Two Midlands high school cross-country runners earned top-10 finishes Saturday in the Wendy’s Invitational in Charlotte. Claudia Cannon of Spring Valley High School came in ninth with a time of 18:35 in the girls’ race. For the boys’ race, another Spring Valley Viking placed in the top 10. Jack Timmerman came in eighth with a time of 15:52. In the overall…

Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s Soccer Sophomore forward Raina Johnson scored in overtime to lift No. 19 South Carolina to a 1-0 win over Tennessee. This was the second overtime game the Lady Gamecocks played in the past three days. Carolina beat Florida 2-1 in a game Friday that went to two overtimes. The win for Carolina give the Gamecocks an 11-1-1 overall record and a 4-1-0…

Irmo Yellow Jackets sting Dutch Fork Silver Foxes 42-41 in overtime

It took them overtime to do it, but the Irmo Yellow Jackets pulled off the upset against rival Dutch Fork last night, 42-41. Dutch Fork now has lost two-straight games after starting the season 4-0, while Irmo has won two-straight after starting the season 0-4. Irmo Head Coach Bob Hanna was proud of what his team was able to accomplish….

The Score: Week 6 high school football scoreboard

Swansea 35, Airport 25 Tigers running backs Chance Walker and Travis Loadholt combined for 261 yards and four touchdowns as Swansea beat Airport 35-25 Friday night. Quarterback Clay Lucas went 5-for-10 on 96 yards and one passing touchdown for the Tigers as well. For Airport, quarterback Dylan Harrington went 18-for-32 for 168 yards and three touchdowns. Each touchdown was thrown…

A.C. Flora defeats Camden 6-0 in girls’ tennis

The A.C. Flora girls’ tennis team continued their dominating season as they beat Camden 6-0 Thursday night. The win improves the Falcons to a 13-3 overall record and a 7-0 mark in conference play. Shelby Prince beat Camden’s Madison Hudson in straight sets, while Maia Blackmon defeated Virginia Lackey 6-1, 6-0. In doubles play, Regan Tapp and Sallie DuBose beat…

USC ice hockey team to turn rink pink for cancer fundraiser

The University of South Carolina’s club ice hockey team hosts Clemson on Friday night, but this time it isn’t all about garnet vs. orange. The focus will be, at least partly, on pink. The Gamecocks in their pink jerseys (photo provided) The Gamecocks will wear pink jerseys, and those jerseys will be sold in a silent auction to help raise…

Dutch Fork, Irmo to hit football field from opposite ends of spectrum

Dutch Fork and Irmo will renew their annual football rivalry at 7:30 Friday night when the Silver Foxes head into Yellow Jacket territory. Last year, Dutch Fork beat Irmo at home in a 34-14 win. This year, the two teams are having very different experiences on the field. Dutch Fork sits at 4-1 for the season, accumulating 2,401 yards of total offense…

Dutch Fork blanks Hammond again in girls’ tennis

The Dutch Fork girls’ tennis team continued their undefeated season last night with a 6-0 win over the Hammond Skyhawks. This is the second time this year that the Silver Foxes have beaten the Skyhawks, both games resulting in 6-0 wins for Dutch Fork. The win for Dutch Fork improves the Silver Foxes to 9-0 in the regular season while…

High school football: Week 6 games to watch

Week 5 of the high school football season is in the books, and attention now turns to Week 6 of Midlands high school football action. Here are some games to keep an eye on this Friday: Spring Valley at White Knoll, 7:30 p.m. The Spring Valley Vikings and White Knoll Timberwolves both enter this game with 5-0 records. Spring Valley…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Dutch Fork 6, North Augusta 0 The Silver Foxes continued their undefeated regular season Tuesday night as they beat the Yellow Jackets 6-0. Three singles players had perfect matches. Freshmen Lauren Joch and Sam Calais won each of their contests in two straight sets. Maddie Campanella also posted a perfect match, beating her opponent in two straight sets. Haley Owens defeated Kate…

South Carolina men’s soccer team defeats Presbyterian 3-0

In their final, home non-conference game, the Gamecock men’s soccer team defeated Presbyterian last night 3-0. The win for Carolina improves the Gamecocks’ record to 4-4-2 overall while dropping the Blue Hose to a 2-6-0 overall record. Junior defenseman Mahamoudou Kaba scored two of South Carolina’s three goals, one in minute 21 of the game and the other in minute…

Gamecock men’s tennis team falls in first round of ITA All-American Championship

Four Gamecocks fell to their opponents Monday in the first round of qualifying in the Saint Francis Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. This means the Gamecocks will move on to the singles consolation bracket. Freshman Andrew Schafer defeated Purdue’s Ricky Medinilla in three sets to earn a spot in the first round, but then fell to Memphis’ Connor Glennon…

Kickoff time set for the South Carolina-Arkansas football game

Game time has been set for the match-up between the Gamecocks and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Kickoff will be at 12:21 p.m. Oct. 12 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. The game will be televised on SEC TV. Arkansas leads the all-time series at 13-8, including an 8-2 mark when they are playing at home against the Gamecocks….

USC Alumni Weekend to feature alumni baseball game Friday

More than 115 former players, coaches and support staff from the University of South Carolina baseball program will be back in Columbia this week for Alumni Weekend. Friday night, they will play in the alumni baseball game, where former players, coaches and support staff playing in the game will be introduced. First pitch at Carolina Stadium is set for 6:15…

Lexington High’s Zach Langston takes top spot in Low Country Invitational

Lexington High School’s Zach Langston and Spartanburg Christian Academy’s Logan Morris won the boys’ and girls’ cross-country races, respectively, at the Low Country Invitational meet Saturday on Johns Island. Langston finished the race at 15:30, setting a record a half-minute faster than the previous mark. Morris also beat the previous course record for the girls, which she actually owned. She…

Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s Soccer The Lady Gamecocks wrapped up the weekend with their second Southeastern Conference win by defeating Arkansas 1-0 yesterday at Stone Stadium. The win improves South Carolina to 9-1-1 on the year and 2-1-1 in the conference. Arkansas stands at 8-3-0 on the year and 1-2-0 in the conference. Sophomore midfielder Raina Johnson scored the game winning goal in minute 20, which…

Gamecocks beat UCF 28-25 in close gridiron contest

It was another game that came down to the fourth quarter, but the No. 12 South Carolina Gamecock football team was able to come away with a win over the University of Central Florida Golden Knights 28-25. The win gives Carolina a 3-1 overall record and hands UCF their first loss of the season. The Golden Knights now stand at…

USC hockey knocks off unbeaten UCF, 6-5

Eric Patterson scored his second goal with 46.6 seconds left in the game Friday night to give the University of South Carolina’s club hockey team a 6-5 win over previously unbeaten Central Florida in Orlando. Mike O’Donnell, Thomas Whitmeyer-Weathers, Geordie Lukas and Taylor Wolf also scored for the Gamecocks, who are now 3-3 this season. UCF finished last year ranked No….

Batesburg-Leesville football team takes down Gilbert 56-28

Sophomore running back Terrance Wilson had two kick off returns for touchdowns, and senior quarterback Jacquiel Chandler had three touchdowns himself, as the Batesburg-Leesville Panthers beat the Gilbert Indians last night 56-28. It was a close game throughout the first half, with the Panthers leading the Indians 28-21. In the second half, however, it was a much different story as Batesburg-Leesville was…