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Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team finishes 4th in World Series

The Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team, representing South Carolina, won a game Monday at the DYB World Series, then lost two. With the losses, Midland was eliminated from the tournament being played in Lumberton NC. Midland Dixie Youth teams are based in Pine Ridge. South Carolina defeated Tennessee 3-2 in the first game Monday, but lost to Louisiana…

Pre-season high school football preview part 1, by Tyler Cupp

Tyler Cupp has contributed to ESPN radio and multiple other stations in Columbia covering High School and state sports in SC.Since 2007. Tyler has covered State Championships and Tournaments in SC for wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, and football. He is the play by play voice of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons for WPUB radio out of Kershaw County. Storylines and Season Preview…

Lexington County Blowfish host 600 soldiers from Ft. Jackson

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Chapin/Newberry wins S.C. American Legion baseball title

Team with trophy-Thomas Grant Jr. photos. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Dan Coats was an assistant for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 when it won the S.C. American Legion title in 2015. The team went on to win the Southeast Regional and, ultimately, the American Legion World Series. While he acknowledged the 2018 edition is vastly different, the team took another step Friday…

Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team leaves for World Series, Friday

Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team in the State of SC Jersey. Contributed Stephen Knight. The Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team won the state title earlier this month.  Midland Dixie Youth teams play in Pine Ridge.   Tournament scores from Saturday and Sunday: South Carolina 11, Florida 6 South Carolina 16, Texas 2 (4 innings) South Carolina 10, Arkansas…

USC releases Gamecocks’ football fall practice schedule

ColaDaily file photos from 2017- Terry Ward. The South Carolina football team released its 2018 preseason practice schedule, Thursday. The Gamecocks are scheduled to report on Thursday, Aug. 2. The first practice set for Friday, Aug. 3. Fan Appreciation Day is 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Jerri and Steve Spurrier indoor practice facility. None of…

With Chapin/Newberry leading 4-0, American Legion tournament game suspended

Chapin/Newberry’s Aaron Copeland collides with the Sumter Post 15 player covering first base. He safely reached base on a throwing error. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Clinching a third trip to the American Legion Southeast Regional will have to wait a day for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. Heavy rainfall and lightning suspended Wednesday’s state American Legion winner’s bracket contest at Spirit Communications…

Midland Dixie Youth Minors baseball team going to World Series

Midland Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars boys baseball team- Lester Sharpe photo. The Midland Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars boys baseball team won the 2018 AAA State Tournament. The South Carolina State Championship was played in Moncks Corner, Saturday. The Midland Minors are based in Pine Ridge and with the win qualified for the Dixie Youth World Series which begins in Lumberton,…

3 Gamecocks on All-Sec team- USC picked 2nd in SEC-East

USC Athletics Department graphic. From USC Athletics Three members of the South Carolina football team were named to 2018 preseason All-SEC squads, while the Gamecocks were picked to finish second in the Eastern Division, according to the media voting conducted at the SEC Football Media Days in Atlanta this week and was announced today. Senior Deebo Samuel was a first-team…

USC releases SEC Media Day transcript from Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp

Will Muschamp News Conference Transcript from Thursday’s SEC Media Day: Link to video of Will Muschamp at SEC Media Day Will Muschamp: Thank you, Commissioner. It’s great to be here. Great to kick off another football season. Excited about what we’ve got going on. Great to see you guys. Barry Odom said to you guys yesterday you’re all in the fourth…

Chapin/Newberry wins American Legion Upstate Region title

Chapin-Newberry team photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Since 2013, the state tournament has served as a post-season destination for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. On Thursday, it earned a fourth consecutive trip and fifth in six seasons after wrapping up a second-round Best-of-Five series with Greenwood Post 20. Chapin/Newberry defeated Greenwood 14-9 in Game Four to claim the Upstate Region title. Chapin/Newberry…

Soda City FC, new semi-pro soccer team, has launch party in Columbia

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Lexington, Camden go to game 5 in American Legion playoffs

Lexington Post 7– Thomas Brant Jr. photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The rosters of Lexington Post 7 consists of players from Region 5-5A champion Lexington and two-time Class 5A Lower State champion River Bluff. Nicknamed the SEC West of South Carolina high school baseball, the region was renowned for its nightly batles and resilient teams. That resiliency came through Thursday…

Former Swansea Coach Gregory Wright asks Board for reinstatement   

Wright hugs a supporter at meeting-Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. Gregory Wright made his case for reinstatement as Swansea High School head football coach and athletics director to the Lexington County School District 4 board Thursday night. In attendance were over 30 citizens from the Swansea community, including players who want to see Wright back on the sidelines….

Ex-Swansea head football coach to meet with District 4 board Thursday

Gregory Wright-Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Embattled former Swansea head football coach Gregory Wright could learn his future status in the coming days. He’s scheduled to meet with Lexington School District 4 board members during their Thursday meeting in Gaston. Wright’s attorney, J. Lewis Cromer, said Tuesday his client will express his grievances during executive session with the board….

All-Star Show begins at Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Corey Miller. Photos by Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The 20th annual Coastal Plain League All-Star Show began Sunday with “Fan Fest” at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Nearly 500 fans took part in the 3-and-a-half-hour event which featured skills contests involving the National and American League teams. The two All-Star squads participated in bunting, hitting and pitching contests…

Fireflies host Superhero Night 

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