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Dutch Fork “three-peats” as Class 5A state champion

Thomas Grant photos. Welcome to high school football immortality, Dutch Fork High School. The top-ranked Silver Foxes defeated T.L. Hanna 59-20 Friday night at Williams-Brice Stadium to claim a third consecutive Class 5A title. It was the 17th-nationally-ranked team’s 25th consecutive victory and capped a 13-0 season, the program’s second perfect season in three years under head coach Tom Knotts….

Dutch Fork a win away from immortality

Dutch Fork quarterback Tyler Olenchuk runs for yards against Summerville. GoFlashWin photo. State championship games have become somewhat expected for Dutch Fork High School football. After all, the two-time defending Class 5A champions are making their third straight trip to Williams-Brice Stadium and fifth in the past six seasons. It also marks the second time in three years the Silver…

High school football state championship preview, by Tyler Cupp

Zacch Pickens Pickens is the number one prospect in the senior class. Before he plays for the Gamecocks, he will try to slow down DF and lead TL Hannah to a state title. Gamecock Central photo Show Caption Hide Caption Dutch Fork The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes are trying for their third state championship. GoFlashWin photo. Show Caption Hide Caption…

Irmo holds off River Bluff in Top 10 boys’ basketball matchup

1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos. The Swamp at River Bluff High School was the host site Tuesday for a Top 10 matchup in Class 5A boys’ basketball. The Gators and visiting defending Class 5A champion Irmo ranked ninth and 10th, respectively, in the preseason S.C. Basketball Coaches…

Irmo woman mugged in Harbison Walmart parking lot

Rimes-evening-of-attack Show Caption Hide Caption Rimes-evening-of-attack-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rimes-injuries-Monday Show Caption Hide Caption Rimes-injuries-Tuesday Show Caption Hide Caption Rimes has documented her injuries beginning the evening of the incident. Photos provided. Irmo resident Kristen Rimes experienced an incident Saturday night that left her in a state of shock. The 27-year-old left a restaurant in the Harbison area around…

Two Midlands teams remain in high school football playoffs, by Tyler Cupp

rv1 Show Caption Hide Caption rv2 Show Caption Hide Caption df1 Show Caption Hide Caption df2 Show Caption Hide Caption df3 Show Caption Hide Caption Dutch Fork photos by GoFlashWin. Ridge View photos from Ridge View Sports Twitter account @RidgeViewSports and @_officialsway. And then their were two. Of the large handful of Midlands teams that made the playoffs in 2018,…

Columbia outdoor ice rink makes debut at Harbison location

skating-rink-2 Show Caption Hide Caption skating-rink-6 Show Caption Hide Caption skating-rink-1 Show Caption Hide Caption skating-rink-3 Show Caption Hide Caption skating-rink-4 Show Caption Hide Caption skating-rink-5 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. It has a new home for 2018, but outdoor ice skating is back in Columbia for the holiday season. Holiday Ice, formerly known as Main Street Ice,…

River Bluff wins inaugural Tip-Off at the Dam

Thomas Grant photos. Wednesday’s first ever Tip-Off at the Dam final pitted teams and head coaches very familiar with each other. It featured Region 5-5A rivals River Bluff and Dutch Fork led, respectively, by two Lexington High School graduates Benjamin Lee and Bret Jones. A year after setting a school record for victories, the host team Gators are off to…

Midlands teams vying for competitive cheer title

GoFlashWin photos. Since competitive cheer was introduced as a S.C. High School League sport in 1996, Midlands teams have dominated the trophy collections. Starting with Airport in Class 4A, local teams have accounted for 25 state championships in the four classifications. Chapin High School has accounted for just over half of those championships with a state record 13. Head coach…

Irmo Fire units respond to call at Irmo High School

Irmo-Fire-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo Fire units responded to Irmo High School after a smell of smoke was reported, Wednesday. The cause of the smoke was from a malfunctioning HVAC unit. The unit was checked, no fire was found and the scene was put…

Saluda Shoals Holiday Lights on the River opening in two weeks

Photo retrieved from Saluda Shoals Facebook page. It’s almost that time of year… when bright and colorful arrays of holiday lights are put on display at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. The Holiday Lights on the River will begin Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving).  According to Saluda Shoals’s information, more than one million lights will be incorporated into the…

Chickenbutt Donuts draws crowd in Ballentine on opening day

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Irmo Music Academy cuts ribbon, opens for business

Irmo-Music-Academy Show Caption Hide Caption Fort-handing-out-presents-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Fort-handing-out-presents-2 Show Caption Hide Caption keyboards Show Caption Hide Caption guitars Show Caption Hide Caption piano Show Caption Hide Caption guitar-area Show Caption Hide Caption hallway-with-different-practice-rooms Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Music-Academy-ribbon-cutting Show Caption Hide Caption Fort stands with Powers as he cuts the ribbon. Karamie Sullivan photos. The town of…

Thursday night football in Lexington County

Thomas Grant photos. For the third straight year, the Gilbert football team earned a first-round home game in the Class 3A playoffs. The 35-7 road win over Pelion clinched second place in Region 5-3A for the Indians (6-3, 3-1). Cody Temples rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Jy Tolen connected with Matt Reed for a 33-yard touchdown pass to give…

High school football preview and playoff scenarios, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos. SUMTER (8-0, 3-0) AT IRMO (5-3, 2-1) If anyone can score on a tough Sumter defense, it’s the Irmo Yellow Jackets. After seeing Irmo two weeks ago, I think they might be a tad underrated in the sense that they are as dynamic and complete as any offense I have seen this year. They run the ball well…

Irmo Fire District crew works tractor-trailer blaze

Irmo-Fire-District-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-District-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-District-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-District Show Caption Hide Caption Units from the Irmo Fire District were on the scene of a truck fire, Tuesday night. Bush River Road was shut down near Ashland Road where crews worked to put out the blaze. Irmo Fire District also reported that the…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Photos GoFlashWin IRMO 42 LUGOFF-ELGIN 22 The Demons finally played four full quarters on offense, but Irmo was just too fast and talented for LE. It was a real treat to see Wake Forest commit Kendrell Flowers in person. I have written about him all season and finally got to see the stud tailback up close. He was every bit…

Fire units respond to apartment blaze in Harbison

Fire2 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire Show Caption Hide Caption No one was hurt but several apartments were badly damaged after fire ripped through part of an apartment building off of Fairforest Road. The Columbia Fire department reported the fire Monday morning before 10 a.m. Units from the Columbia Fire Department and Irmo Fire District…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

WESTWOOD (4-2, 0-2) AT RIDGE VIEW (4-2, 1-1) Series record: 3-3. Ridge View has won the last 2 meetings. It goes without saying that this is an absolute must win for the Redhawks here. After starting the season 4-0 and jumping on everyone’s radar, the Redhawks have faced tough back to back losses in South Pointe and York. Ridge View…

4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lugoff Elgin’s Alex Bowers. Photos GoFlashWin SPRING VALLEY 34 LUGOFF-ELGIN 6 In what was a four point deficit at halftime, the Vikings scored 24 points in the second half, with three touchdowns in the third quarter and picked up their first region win. Vikings had 248 yards rushing on the night. They also got some turnovers including an interception from…