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High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos IRMO 28 BROOKLAND-CAYCE 14 After getting shut out by Dutch Fork a week prior, the Irmo Yellow Jackets bounced back with a win over B-C. What really jumped out to me in this game was Omarion Dolleson, who starts at receiver for Irmo, actually played some running back Friday. Kendrell Flowers is apparently still nursing an ankle sprain….

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Sword & Saber trophy. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne photography. SPRING VALLEY (1-1) vs RICHLAND NORTHEAST (1-1) One of the more underrated and long going rivalries in the Midlands, these two schools have met every year dating back to 1978. The last win for the Cavs in the series came when they won back to back meetings in 2010-2011….

Lexington/Richland District 5 to implement new safety rules at athletic events

Thomas Grant photo Chapin will play its home opener Friday against Newberry at Cecil Woolbright Field. It will be the first Lexington/Richland School District Five school to implement new safety measures announced Tuesday. Among the new rules: The district will now implement handheld metal detectors to screen all spectators, starting with Chapin football then continuing to Irmo and Dutch Fork…

Chapin celebrates its 39th annual Labor Day Parade and festival

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High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lexington sophomore Cal Herndon. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne Photography. LEXINGTON 21 GILBERT 14 The Wildcat defense is for real. On paper, this team has contained some really talented offenses the last three weeks. I am so impressed by what I have read and heard about Lexington. One had to think this Wildcat D would be tested against a…

High school football week 2 preview, by Tyler Cupp

Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne photography. CHAPIN AT LUGOFF-ELGIN Last meeting: Chapin won 24-21 in 2009. Eagles lead the all-time series 14-4 Two young teams battle it out trying to find their footing. Both LE and Chapin have young, but talented offensive lines. The Demons are looking for more positive plays on both sides of the ball after falling…

SCE&G schedules October drawdown of Lake Murray

Lake Murray- Karamie Sullivan photo. A drawdown of Lake Murray is scheduled to begin in October to control aquatic weeds and water quality. Lowering of the lake will continue until it reaches an elevation target in the 350-foot range by mid-December, remaining at that elevation until approximately the end of January 2019. SCE&G is planning the drawdown in consultation with…

Week 1 recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos. DUTCH FORK-63 SPRING VALLEY-0 The Silver Foxes are for real. An absolute statement was made Friday in Ballentine. In case their was any doubt, the two-time defending 5A state champions slaughtered the Vikings Friday. Spring Valley is not a bad football team but this might just be proof of how good Dutch Fork is compared to the rest…

Midlands students and teachers head back to school (photo gallery)

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Rivalries highlight week 1 preview, by Tyler Cupp

Small town and cross county rivals headline our previews this week. From across the river, highway, or county, these schools are playing for a whole community. Bragging rights are on the line this Friday. Justin Gentry is entering his ninth season for the Chapin Eagles. He has won 57 games, so far, during his time as coach. GoFlashWin photos. Chapin…

Aun and McKay Classic brings an end to high school football preseason

Chapin vs. Pelion 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin vs. Pelion 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin vs. Pelion 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Pelion player receives “defensive player of the game” award. Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. The high school football preseason officially came to a close Saturday across the state. The Aun and McCay Kickoff Classic…

Host team among winners at Lexington County Sportsarama

Gilbert running back DeAndre Harris gets past a Chapin defender.  Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. Aside from a 45-minute rain delay, the Lexington Sportsarama at Lexington High School went without a hitch Friday night. Seven Lexington County teams – Pelion, Lexington, River Bluff, Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Chapin and White Knoll – took part in four 2-quarter scrimmages: GAME ONE…

Season ends for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24

By Thomas Grant Jr. The 2018 season ended Thursday for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 at the American Legion Southeast Region at McCrary Park. It started with the rescheduled opening contest with host team Randolph County. Chapin/Newberry took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Price Alexander of Dutch Fork High School scored on a throwing error by catcher Landon Smith and…

Hundreds of thousands of purple martins flock to Lake Murray’s Bomb Island

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Chapin/Newberry wins S.C. American Legion baseball title

Team with trophy-Thomas Grant Jr. photos. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Dan Coats was an assistant for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 when it won the S.C. American Legion title in 2015. The team went on to win the Southeast Regional and, ultimately, the American Legion World Series. While he acknowledged the 2018 edition is vastly different, the team took another step Friday…

Law enforcement “Explorers” experience active shooter scene, mock press conference

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With Chapin/Newberry leading 4-0, American Legion tournament game suspended

Chapin/Newberry’s Aaron Copeland collides with the Sumter Post 15 player covering first base. He safely reached base on a throwing error. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Clinching a third trip to the American Legion Southeast Regional will have to wait a day for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. Heavy rainfall and lightning suspended Wednesday’s state American Legion winner’s bracket contest at Spirit Communications…

Lease agreements in place for five businesses coming to Chapin shopping center

Conceptual Illustration Show Caption Hide Caption Publix at Chapin’s Crossing Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin’s Crossing construction Show Caption Hide Caption Construction beginning for the additions to Chapin’s Crossing Shopping Center. Illustration provided by town of Chapin. Photos Corey Hallman. Chapin residents have likely noticed the current construction that has begun in front of Publix on the patch of land…

Chapin/Newberry wins American Legion Upstate Region title

Chapin-Newberry team photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Since 2013, the state tournament has served as a post-season destination for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. On Thursday, it earned a fourth consecutive trip and fifth in six seasons after wrapping up a second-round Best-of-Five series with Greenwood Post 20. Chapin/Newberry defeated Greenwood 14-9 in Game Four to claim the Upstate Region title. Chapin/Newberry…