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Lexington Post 7 rallies for 12-inning victory at Palmetto Invitational

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Gilbert looks to continue “Golden Age” in football

Gilbert High School running back Colten Mason (27) is tackled by Red team members Shadarious Hair and Deandre Cook during the Red and White Spring Game. Photo courtesy of PALMETTOSPORTSIMAGING.com. Gilbert High teams have produced a football Golden Age the past three seasons. Under head coach and alumnus Chad Leaphart, the Indians have set an unprecedented success with: – 29…

Annual Lake Murray event allows special needs children to participate in water sports

Photos from 2018 Ski Clinic. Limitless Sports will be holding their 18th annual Special Needs Ski Event Friday, June 21. The organization was created in 1998 to allow children with special needs to participate in sports in a way that may otherwise not be afforded to them. This event is sponsored by Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, and was developed by…

Lexington County athletes dominate S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Awards Banquet

Olivia Thompson of Lexington High School, Kaniya Johnson of White Knoll and Jordan Green of Class 5A lacrosse champion Chapin High School with their Player of the Year awards presented by the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. A quintet of Lexington County female athletes were among 21 recognized Sunday by the South Carolina Coaches Association…

Sam Frierson- voice of the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats – passes away – Obituary included

Sam Frierson Sam Frierson- the voice of Brookland-Cayce Bearcats- passed away last Thursday. He was remembered at the BC graduation ceremony, Friday, held on the field where he called so many high school football games. BCHS Principal Gregg Morton said Frierson was the only announcer Brookland-Cayce had in its new football stadium, and the new basketball arena. Frierson was also…

State champion softball, Dixie Youth teams to be honored at Blowfish opener

Before kicking off the 2019 baseball season Thursday at Lexington County Baseball Stadium, the Lexington County Blowfish will recognize a local team which just concluded its state championship season. S.C. High School League Class 5A softball champion Lexington High School will be recognized prior to the opening pitch. The Lady Wildcats defeated J.F. Byrnes in the Best-of-three series, rallying from…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games conclude at Lexington High School

Brandon Caughman of Airport takes a swing in Wednesday’s contest. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The two-day S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games concluded Wednesday at Lexington High School. Day one was a true “Southern” affair as all three South teams were victorious over the North. The South won the opening contest between Classes 3A/4A by a 5-1 score, then claimed…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games start Tuesday in Lexington

Blythewood pitcher Landon Lucas and head coach Banks Faulkner. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The annual S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at Lexington High School. The two-day event will feature six contests, including two North vs. South Select contests which will serve as nightcaps. Representing the South Select teams are Caleb Speedy (A.C. Flora),…

Lexington wins deciding game of Class 5A softball final

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The 18-year wait for a state softball title in the trophy case at Lexington High School ended Friday night at Northwestern High School. The Lady Wildcats defeated J.F. Byrnes 6-5 to claim the Best-of-Three Class 5A championship series. In completing the comeback from 0-1 down to claim the program’s fifth state title, Lexington (26-4) rallied from…

Blythewood takes game one of state final in extra innings

Blythewood players celebrate after Zach Bailes’ walkoff RBI infield single in the bottom ninth. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The loud sounds of thunder reverberated at Blythewood High School baseball stadium Saturday during extra innings Game 1 of the S.C. High School League Class 5A final. Before the arriving storm, Zach Bailes calmly hit a walkoff RBI infield single in the…

Blythewood baseball team heads to state championship

blythewood 4 Show Caption Hide Caption blythewood 2 Show Caption Hide Caption blythewood 1 Show Caption Hide Caption blythewood 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Photos from Blythewood baseball Facebook and Twitter. It’s amazing how a solo home run can lift a team. A leadoff blast from College of Charleston commit Landon Lucas to left center gave the Blythewood Bengals all…

River Bluff, Gray Collegiate fall in Lower State girls soccer finals

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The dreams of a perfect state championship season ended Monday in The Swamp for River Bluff girls’ soccer. The nationally 11th-ranked Lady Gators were upended 2-1 by fellow unbeaten Wando in the Class 5A Lower State final. It was the first loss of the season for River Bluff (22-1-1), who previously played Wando to a 1-1…

Lexington High School archery team advances to nationals in first year of competing

LHS archery team. Photo provided. The Lexington High School archery team has hit the mark in its very first season of competition. LHS qualified for the Eastern Nationals event at the 2019 S.C. National Archery in the Schools Program IBO 3D State Championships. The state competition will take place this month in Louisville. The team of 14 archers scored a…

River Bluff advances to Lower State final

River Bluff’s Jacob Lebron slides into third base against Summerville. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. A “three-peat” as S.C. High School League Class 5A Lower State baseball champions is just a victory away for River Bluff. The Gators stormed back from an early deficit to defeat Summerville 9-3 Saturday at home. It was the 10th straight overall win and seventh straight…

Airport beats Brookland-Cayce in state baseball playoffs, Gray advances, too

Airport eliminated Brookland-Cayce, Monday, and advanced in the 4A S.C. High School League baseball playoffs. Airport has won the last two District VII titles. With the victory, the Eagles improve to 10-9-1. BC fell to 12-13. Brandon Caughman was the winning pitcher. Adam Krissinger was charged with the loss. Caughman held the Bearcats to 3 hits and Dalton Mims allowed…