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High school football week 4 preview, by Tyler Cupp

DeQuandre Smith has accounted for 10 total touchdowns for the Vikings. GoFlashWin photo. SPRING VALLEY (2-1) AT CHAPIN (2-1) I like this game a lot. These two teams are still figuring themselves out I think. Spring Valley’s new spread offense seems to be gaining confidence each week while Chapin is working at being more consistent. To be fair, both teams…

Vehicle rolls over man and kills him, coroner believes

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who was found unresponsive behind Wal-Mart at 1180 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, on Tuesday. Jacob Hunter Roberts, 21, of Edgemore Road, Columbia, was found lying beneath his vehicle in the wooded area behind the store.  Mr. Roberts, who died at the scene, appeared to have been trying to repair…

Six Midlands teams make S.C. Prep Football Media Poll

Defending state champions Dutch Fork and Hammond School lead the way among eight Midlands teams who appear in this week’s respective prep football polls. The Silver Foxes (2-0-1) remain atop the S.C. Prep Football Media rankings in Class 5A. They are currently riding a 29-game undefeated streak and travel to Blythewood Friday looking to extend a 19-game road winning streak….

High school football week 3 recap, by Tyler Cupp

Jack Crayne photography. RIVER BLUFF 36 LUGOFF-ELGIN 19 Braden Walker had 198 yards and a couple of touchdowns as the Gators pulled away late from the Demons. The game was fairly close until midway through the third when River Bluff put together some big plays in both the passing and running game. Jackson Stone had only 240 yards through three…

Five Midlands players selected to 2019 Shrine Bowl

White Knoll offensive lineman Nick Taiste – White Knoll Athletics photo. A quintet of Lexington County senior football players from three undefeated teams were selected Sunday to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game. The contest will take place Dec. 21 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College. Defending three-time Class 5A champion Dutch Fork had two…

Midlands stacked with Shrine-Bowl worthy quarterback talent

Dutch Fork quarterback Ty Olenchuck,.GoFlashWin photo. The SC Sandlappers’ Dec. 21 Shrine Bowl roster will be revealed at 3 p.m. Sunday on Facebook Live. Annually selecting the top seniors from over 200 SC High School League schools in five classifications is always an arduous task for each Shrine Bowl staff member. It’s especially difficult when coaches are limited to picking…

Dunkin’ coming to Ballentine this October

taps at Dunkin’ Show Caption Hide Caption dunkin 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Dunkin 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Dunkin donuts Show Caption Hide Caption Dunkin sign Show Caption Hide Caption Images from Dunkin’s opening day at their Sunset Boulevard location. Karamie Sullivan photos. In less than two months, a “sweet” new business will be making its debut in Ballentine….

Recap features bounce-back victories for local high school football teams

Jack Crayne Photography. CAMDEN 33 LUGOFF-ELGIN 20 The 40th edition of the Wateree River rivalry went to the Bulldogs of Camden. It was their second straight win in the series and 32nd overall. The Bulldogs got over 170 yards rushing again from electric running back Willis Lane. But it was also a big night for sophomore Anthony Lyles who caught…

Chapin High student arrested, Irmo Middle student investigated after shooting threats

Cola Daily photo. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department notified the public Thursday of two Lexington/Richland Five students accused of making shooting threats. According to the department, a Chapin High School student has ben arrested and charged after a comment in reference to an upcoming school shooting. “A parent whose child overheard the threat on a bus notified the Chapin High…

Sgt. Adam Creech, worked on the Jones child murder case, is Chamber Officer of the Month

Sheriff Jay Koon, Sgt. Adam Creech and Vaughn Dozier, sponsor of the award. Sgt. Adam Creech works in the Special Victim’s Unit – Major Crimes- with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. He was recognized as the Officer of the Month Tuesday by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Breakfast. It was at the Wingate in Lexington. Lexington…

Rival clashes highlight prep football schedule

Airport running back Bruce Staley, the cousin of former University of South Carolina and Philadelphia Eagle running back Duce Staley, rushed for 219 yards and two scores last week against Dreher. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. This is Rivalry Week in certain Lexington County circles. Teams with longstanding histories against each other usually use the early portion of the schedule for…

Stabbing death after 2014 high school basketball game results in 30-year sentence

Kierin Marcellus Dennis- LCSD photo. Kierin Marcellus Dennis, 24, of Lexington County was found guilty of the murder of Da’von Nathaniel Capers by a Lexington County jury after a six-day trial. In reaching the verdict, the jury rejected Dennis’ claim of self-defense. The Hon. Eugene Griffith sentenced Dennis to 30 years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Under South…

Lexington County firefighters now carrying Narcan to help reduce opioid overdoses

Terry Ward photo. In an effort to combat the ever-increasing dangers associated with opioid drug use, Lexington County Fire Service firefighters will now be carrying and administering Narcan for patients suffering from symptoms of an overdose. Narcan works as an opioid antagonist which can completely or partially reverse the symptoms of an opioid overdose. It has become a critical tool…

Fire damages multiple units in condo complex

CFD 1 Show Caption Hide Caption CFD 2 Show Caption Hide Caption CFD 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire CPD Show Caption Hide Caption Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption The Columbia Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire Sunday morning at Lexington Green Condominiums. A CPD report said that the fire is under…

High school football week 0 games to watch, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photo. MALLARD CREEK(NC) VS DUTCH FORK Two games in the palmetto state are getting national coverage and attention. As part of ESPN’s Geico High School Kickoff, a number of games will be televised with two of them right here in South Carolina. It’s the first time since 2014 that teams from SC have been on ESPN and the first…

High school football storylines to watch, by Tyler Cupp

Silver foxes looking to four-peat as state champs. GoFlashWin photos. Can Dutch Fork continue their dominance? The short answer is yes. They absolutely can. However, only five schools in South Carolina football history have pulled off the four-peat. A lot of folks, including myself, looked at last year as a major win for Dutch Fork considering that the big time…

Dominant victory by teams at Lexington Sportsarama

Thomas Grant Jr. photos. A near-capacity homecrowd at Gilbert High School were treated for a preseason warmup from seven Lexington County schools. The third annual Lexington Sportsarama featured 4 2 quarter scrimmages which had its share of high scores and big offensive plays. This was also the final opportunity for teams to prepare for their respective season-openers Aug. 23: GAME…

Irmo, Ridge View lose at Midlands Honda Monday Night Football Classic

Thomas Grant Jr. photos. Turning around struggling football programs was a reputation Aaron Brand proudly earned while in North Carolina. He now looks to return the Irmo High School team back to prominence. After Monday’s 16-7 scrimmage loss to Lancaster in the Midlands Honda Monday Night Football Classic at Fairfield Central High School, Brand acknowledged it won’t be a quick…

19-year-old Irmo man killed in shooting incident

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Thursday around 9 p.m. after being involved in a shooting incident at the intersection of Forestview Circle and Forestland Drive, Columbia. According to Watts, Tyson Angelo Anderson, 19, of Beech Branch Drive in Irmo, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that Anderson died from a gunshot…