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USC baseball gets win over UNF

Gamecock Athletics image The South Carolina baseball team got its third straight win, defeating North Florida, 5-2, Tuesday. USC bebefited from a solid pitching and hitting effort. Freshman John Gilreath started the game on the mound, striking out two in the first inning. Jacob Olson’s solo shot in the bottom half of the second inning put South Carolina up 1-0….

South Carolina women defeat Kentucky

No. 8 South Carolina defeated Kentucky, 81-63, Sunday on the strength of A’ja Wilson’s 29 points. Wilson also had assists on 21 of 26 baskets in the  victory. Wilson shot 9 of 16 from the field, made 11 of 12 free throws and had nine rebounds and five assists in just 26 minutes for the Gamecocks (22-5, 11-3 Southeastern Conference). Maci…

Gamecock men upset Auburn in basketball

South Carolina upset No. 10 Auburn’s Saturday by a score of  84-75. Auburn also lost Anfernee McLemore for the season with a horrific injury late in the first half. The Tigers (23-4, 11-3 SEC) will take McLemore back to Auburn with the team and he will most likely have surgery Sunday. McLemore will need up to six months to recover. Before leaving, McLemore…

Gray Collegiate handles St. Joes – high school basketball playoff schedule

Saturday night in Columbia, the Gray Collegiate War Eagles handled business in the second round of the 2A state basketball playoffs. On the campus of Allen University, the War Eagles had no trouble with St.Joseph’s Catholic winning 83-31. You could see from just warm ups that Gray would was going to be a considerable size, and athletic advantage over the…

Play Ball! – Gamecocks play first game under new coach Mark Kingston – USC falls to VMI

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Fireflies scheduling National Anthem auditions

With Opening Day at Spirit Communications Park on Thursday, April 5 quickly approaching, the Fireflies are searching for musical talent (soloists and / or groups) to perform the National Anthem before home games for the 2018 season. “The first two seasons at Spirit Communications Park were filled with extremely talented performers,” said Fireflies Community Engagement Manager Elliott Anderson. “We are…

AC Flora knocks off LE in first round plus playoffs at a glance

AC Flora GoFlashWin.com photo- click for link On Wednesday night in Forest Acres, the AC Flora Falcons used defense and and quickness to run by the Lugoff-Elgin Demons 67-52. In the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, the 6th ranked Falcons only trailed once and that was after the first basket of the game. They then jumped out to…

USC men fall at Tennessee

No. 18 Tennessee beat South Carolina 70-67, Tuesday night, to hand the Gamecocks a sixth consecutive loss. South Carolina (13-13, 4-9) stayed close to Tennessee (19-6, 9-4 SEC) until the end. After trailing 68-59 with 2:30 left, South Carolina scored eight straight points and got to within one on Chris Booker’s basket with 36 seconds remaining. With 8.6 seconds remaining,…

Gamecock women beat Florida Sunday afternoon

​No. 7 South Carolina defeated Florida 64-57 on Sunday. A’ja Wilson scored 22 points in the win. Ty Harris had 18 for South Carolina. It was not an easy win. At one point the Gators (10-15, 2-10) took a 10-point lead, but USC roared back for the team’s twentieth win of the season. Gamecock head coach Dawn Staley on the…

Gamecock men lose to Florida

USC Athletics Department photo. Florida came to Columbia Saturday and left with a 65-41 win over South Carolina. It was the Gamecocks fifth straight loss. The Gators (17-8, 8-4 SEC) crushed the Gamecocks (13-12, 4-8) at Colonial Life Arena by dominating in the paint. Florida’s defense blocked eight shots in the first half, racing to a 21-point lead at halftime. South…

Gamecock women get win over Alabama

The South Carolina women’s basketball team defeated Alabama 79-66, Thursday night. The Gamecocks (19-5, 8-3 SEC) shot 67 percent in the first half to build a 15-point lead. The win over the Crimson Tide (14-10, 4-7 SEC) was much-needed.  The Gamecocks were coming off losses to the nation’s top two teams, No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Mississippi State. USC …

5 Brookland-Cayce High School football players sign to play in college

Five Brookland-Cayce High School football players signed letters of intent Wednesday to play at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes and their schools are: Tykes Boages — Itasca Community College Devin Miller — Itasca Community College Jerrell Moore  — S.C. State University Dominigue Perry — Hutchinson Community College Keylin Roach — Independence Community College The five participated in a…

5 White Knoll High School student-athletes sign to play in college

Five White Knoll High student-athletes signed on the dotted line to continue their careers at the college of their choice. During National Signing Day on Wednesday, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate each athlete’s hard work  and dedication to their sport. Members of the WKHS football team signing with colleges include Keon A. Clary and T.J. Jamison with Hutchinson Community College…

USC head football Coach Will Muschamp says Gamecocks “got better” on National Signing Day

USC head football Coach Will Muschamp (USC Athletics image.) Comments from Will Muschamp’s National Signing Day Press Conference – from Wednesday.  Opening Statement… “We got better today, and I’ll say the same thing every year: we’ll know about this class in two or three years. At the end of the day, football is a developmental game, and the recruiting process…

6 Airport High School players sign to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and six Airport High School football players — including twin brothers — declared their intent Wednesday to play their sport at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes are: Wesley Gilliard — North Greenville University Zachary Moseley — Missouri Valley College Justin Rivers — Newberry College Collyn Richardson —  Newberry College Brothers Trevahn and Devahn Robinson…

Columbia Fireflies hosting a job fair, to fill about 300 seasonal positions, Feb. 24

The Columbia Fireflies will be hosting a job fair at Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The team is looking to fill approximately 300 seasonal and part-time positions for the upcoming season. “On a day-to-day basis, we have more than 250 game day employees that help to make the experience at Spirit Communications…

4 Gamecocks to participate in NFL Combine

USC Athletics graphic Four South Carolina Gamecocks are slated to participate in the 2018 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  The combine begins Feb. 27 and runs until March 5. Players selected to attend the combine are: ▪ linebacker Skai Moore ▪ cornerback Jamarcus King ▪ tight end Hayden Hurst ▪ defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth  

Gamecock men lose to Razorbacks

Arkansas ended a two-game losing streak with an 81-65 win over South Carolina, Tuesday night. The Razorbacks (16-8, 5-6 Southeastern Conference), who entered the game having lost six of their last 10 games after opening the season 11-2. The Razorbacks scored 26 points off 18 turnovers by the Gamecocks (13-11, 4-7.) USC shot only 41.2-percent (21 of 51) from the…

The USC football spring game is March 31

Click to enlarge The University of South Carolina’s 2018 football spring game will start at noon on March 31. An ESPN TV schedule, listing USC’s spring game with others in the SEC, was Tweeted Tuesday morning by LSUfootball.net. The times shown on the graphic are central time. The Gamecocks’ spring game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

Gamecocks lose at Texas A&M

Texas A&M defeated South Carolina, 83-60 Saturday at Texas A&M. The Aggies (15-8, 4-6 SEC) jumped out to a lead early and led 49-27 at the half. The Gamecocks (13-10, 4-6 SEC) shot only 21.1 percent in the first half. Texas A&M dominated South Carolina in points in the paint (40 to 18) and on the fast break (17-4). Justin…

Camden sweeps Chester, plus hoops scores and notes from Friday

By Tyler Cupp

Photo by Jack Crayne It was a clean sweep for the Camden Bulldog basketball programs as the girls and boys both defeated the visiting Chester Cyclones Friday night. Both games were huge in region 4-3A play. For the boys, first place was on the line as both squads entered the night locked at 4-1 in conference play. The Bulldogs routed…