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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…

Third grade cross-country runners compete for national title

Lydia Kloke and Chethan Brahmapuram are third grade Lexington County cross-country runners with national championship aspirations. Kloke attends Holy Trinity Lutheran School in West Columbia, while Brahmapuram is a student at Midway Elementary. Both are members of the Lexington Youth Cross Country team, coached by Anna Owens under the sponsorship of the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission. Kloke and…

High School League moving championship games to Friday because of bad weather threat

Dutch Fork High School plays for the 5A title. GoFlashWin.com photo.  The South Carolina High School League is moving the state championship games in football that were scheduled for Saturday to Friday. The games are being moved because of the threat of bad weather. With the changes, all SCHSL championship games will be played Friday. The Class A and 2A will…

USC picked for the Belk Bowl

USC Athletics Department graphic The Gamecock football team learned of its post-season bowl destination Sunday afternoon. South Carolina will travel to Charlotte for the Belk Bowl to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Dec. 29 (at noon, ABC.) It will be USC’s first appearance in the bowl just 90 miles from Columbia. The Gamecocks qualified for the Belk Bowl with a…

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…

Gamecocks’ volleyball to open NCAA tournament in Twin Cities

Photo provided by USC. There was nary an inkling by the University of South Carolina volleyball as to where they would play the program’s first NCAA tournament match in 16 years. Junior middle blocker Claire Edwards of River Bluff High School did express a preference prior to the selection show party at the Champions Room in Williams-Brice Stadium. “Hopefully, somewhere…

Gamecocks fall at No. 2 Clemson

Unranked South Carolina fell to No. 2 Clemson Saturday night, 56-35. The game was played at Clemson. “Guys fought their guts out,” USC head coach Will Muschamp said. “We came here to win the game. We didn’t.” South Carolina was not able to stop the Tigers’ offense. The Gamecocks are missing six starters on defense because of injury. With the…

Lexington defeats White Knoll to win Lake Murray Tipoff Classic

Lexington guard Mason Carver dives for the loose ball at the Lake Murray Tipoff Classic. Thomas Grant photo. The past few seasons has seen Lexington boys’ basketball coach Bailey Harris on the losing end of his matchups against former players. Friday’s latest challenger in the Lake Murray Tipoff Classic was his former co-captain and White Knoll head coach Devin Liferidge….

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,…

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…

Lexington, White Knoll stay perfect at Lake Murray tip off

1/3White Knoll Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3White Knoll 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3White Knoll 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos. Lexington and White Knoll are each a victory away from a Friday matchup in the Lake Murray Tipoff final. The two teams improved to 2-0 in the tournament with decisive victories on their home court Tuesday night….

Scores – Dutch Fork, Ridge View win in high school football playoffs, AC Flora, BC lose

River Bluff enters the field Friday night. Click for GoFlashWin.com photo Defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork defeated West Ashley 63-20. It was the and 10th consecutive playoff win for the Silver Foxes, and the team’s 22nd victory in a row. Ridge View recorded a 41-38 victory over Westwood Friday night in a game at Richland District Two Stadium. Wren…

Gray Collegiate’s historic season ends with second-round loss

IMG_2850 Show Caption Hide Caption Gray Collegiate 2 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_2853 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos.   A school-record for victories and a first-ever berth into the third round of the Class 2A playoffs awaited Gray Collegiate Friday night at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. Instead, the War Eagles ran into a defensive buzzsaw in the form…

Brookland-Cayce to face high-powered Hartsville in state playoffs, Friday

BC BB Reed Charpia. GoFlashWin file photo Brookland-Cayce head football coach Rusty Charpia said his team will ready to play No. 1 seeded Hartsville, Friday. But it did take a couple days to recover from the Bearcats’ 31-30 win over Beaufort in round one of the state 4A state playoffs. “We got home at 4:30 a.m. Saturday,” Charpia said. The…

Transcript of Will Muschamp’s Press Conference – South Carolina versus Chattanooga

Will Muschamp – USC Athletics image Transcript of Will Muschamp’s Press Conference –before the South Carolina versus Chattanooga game, Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, 7:30 p.m.  Opening Statement “It’s Military Appreciation Day this Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. We certainly appreciate all they do for us and the freedoms that we have. Steve Fink reminded me it was Veteran’s Day Sunday, so…