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Gamecock assistant basketball coach gets promotion

University of South Carolina  men’s basketball assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Matt Figger has been promoted to associate head coach. Matt Figger (photo by University of South Carolina Athletic Media Relations) Head coach Frank Martin announced the move Wednesday. “Matt has been with me from day one at Kansas State, and he is as ready as anyone can be to…

Ridge View falls to Lugoff-Elgin in volleyball

The Ridge View volleyball team was taken down by Lugoff-Elgin last night in three matches. The Lady Blazers were defeated by the Demons in three sets, 26-24, 25-15 and 25-12. Ridge View did lead the first game at one point by a score of 24-20. Sophomore Maya Troy led the team with eight kills. Freshman Haley Kelley led the team…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

A.C. Flora 6, Dreher 0 A.C. Flora improved 11-3 overall and 5-0 in the region with their 6-0 win over Dreher last night. All five singles players beat their opponents in two sets. Megan Pleasant beat Morgan Hanner 6-0, 6-1, and Regan Tapp defeated Miranda McDermott 6-0 and 6-1. Singles: No. 1 Emily Sandlin def. Mary Louise Boylston 6-3, 6-2…

Irmo, A.C. Flora girls’ tennis teams battle it out in close match

The Irmo Yellow Jackets girls’ tennis team beat A.C. Flora last night 4-3 in a home match for the Falcons. Irmo’s No. 1 singles player Isabelle Cooper beat A.C. Flora’s Shelby Prince 6-4, 6-0, while her sister, No. 2 Yellow Jackets singles player Abby Cooper, battled it out with Emily Sandlin, 7-5, 6-0. In doubles play, Isabelle Cooper and Abby Cooper…

Men’s golf: South Carolina in third place in Rees Jones Invitational

The Gamecock men’s golf team was in third place Monday after shooting 2-over-par in the second round of the Rees Jones Invitational at Haig Point Club on Daufuskie Island. For the tournament so far, the Gamecocks have shot 12-over-par in two rounds of play. Junior Caleb Sturgeon shot a 4-under-par 68 Monday to finish the round tied for seventh place. He also carded…

Kickoff time set for South Carolina-Kentucky game

The Oct. 5 South Carolina-Kentucky football game has a kickoff time. Game time is now at 7:30 p.m. in Columbia, and the game will be carried by the FSN network. Carolina holds a 16-7-1 advantage in the series, including a 7-3-1 mark at home. South Carolina has won each of the past two meetings and 12 of the past 13 against…

USC volleyball player Juliette Thevenin snags honors over weekend

South Carolina senior outside hitter Juliette Thevenin has been named the SEC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today. This is the third time she has won this award in her career. The award comes after she helped lead the Gamecocks in winning the Carolina Classic title this past weekend in Columbia. She also was named…

Weekend notebook: Gamecock athletics roundup

Men’s tennis: The Gamecock men’s tennis team finished up play Sunday at the SEC Fall Classic at Vanderbilt’s Currey Tennis Center, coming away with a consolation semifinals appearance. South Carolina senior Chip Cox fell just short of the finals, falling to Florida freshman Elliot Orkin. Orkin took the first set 6-4 and while Cox battled through the second set, Orkin took the…

USC hockey team falls to Christopher Newport over weekend

The University of South Carolina club hockey team lost two games to Christopher Newport over the weekend, slipping to 2-2 this season. The Gamecocks lost 7-6 Friday and 4-2 Saturday, despite four goals and an assist in Friday’s game from Eric Patterson. The four goals tied a USC record for goals scored in one game. Both games were played in…

James Quattlebaum, Maryah Nasir take top spots at Lake Murray Invitational

James Quattlebaum of Christ Church Episcopal School and Maryah Nasir of Pinewood Preparatory School won the boys’ and girls’ races, respectively, at the Lake Murray Invitational cross-country meet Saturday. Nasir beat James Island High School’s Mary Stewart Wilson by about two seconds with a time of 18:34.28. Quattlebaum won a bit more decisively, beating Eastside High School’s Grant Wilson by about…

High school football: Lower Richland overcomes late rally by Airport

Lower Richland scored early and often but still had to fend off a late Airport rally to beat the Eagles 24-17 Friday night. “Particularly in the first half we played extremely well offensively. Defensively, we played well, as we have all season long,” said Lower Richland head coach Darryl Page. “Then you come back in the second half, I thought…

The Score: Week 4 high school football results

Dutch Fork 42, Dorman 39 The Silver Foxes won a close one Friday night and remain undefeated after outlasting Dorman 42-39 at home. Junior running back Matt Colburn had 31 carries for 296 yards and five touchdowns on the night. Senior quarterback Derek Olenchuk was 14-for-21 on 138 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Dorman quarterback Grayland Fowler was…

Gamecock soccer: Women fall to Georgia; men’s game ends in draw

Women’s soccer: Georgia 2, South Carolina 0 The Lady Gamecocks suffered their first loss of the season as they fell to Georgia last night 2-0, even though they held a 17-9 shot advantage and maintained possession for much of the match. Freshman midfielder Chelsea Drennan had a chance to score early for the Gamecocks but missed wide right of the post….

Men’s soccer to host Gamecock Classic this weekend

The Gamecock men’s soccer team will hold its 27th Gamecock Classic this weekend. After three-straight road matches, the Gamecocks will host South Florida, Dartmouth and Conference USA foe Kentucky. The Gamecock Classic will kick off today at 4:30 p.m. with Dartmouth facing Kentucky. South Carolina then will take on South Florida at 7 p.m. South Florida will play Kentucky at…

USC women’s soccer to take on Georgia Bulldogs

The Lady Gamecocks soccer team will travel to Athens tonight to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC conference opener. The Lady Gamecocks are undefeated through their first eight games, which is only the third time this has happened in program history. They also are ranked No. 9 in the country by SoccerAmerica.com, which is their highest ranking since…

Airport Eagles set to take on Lower Richland Diamond Hornets

The Airport Eagles football team travels to Lower Richland on Friday to take on the Diamond Hornets at 7:30 p.m. Airport is looking for a win to get them back on the right track, as they have lost two straight bouts. Those games, however, were close, with the Eagles losing 35-30 to Brookland-Cayce and 21-17 to White Knoll. Lower Richland is…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis results

Lexington 6, South Aiken 0 Lexington’s Katie Thompson defeated South Aiken’s Savannah Gantt in two sets: 6-0, 6-4, while Amy Lance beat Kayla Calvert 6-4, 6-2. In the doubles match, Sarah Katherine Eckstrom and Mary Weston Lawrence defeated Audrey Thomas and Audrey Grace in two sets: 6-1, 6-0. The win improves the Wildcats’ record to 5-0 while the loss drops…

Irmo outlasts Ridge View in volleyball battle

It took all five sets, but the Irmo Yellow Jacket volleyball team defeated the Ridge View Blazers last night 3-2. Irmo won three sets with scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 15-7 in the final set. Ridge View won both of their sets with close scores of 25-21. Ridge View sophomore Amarrah Cooks led the Blazers in kills with six and…

USC baseball team to hold scrimmages this weekend

The South Carolina baseball team will hold scrimmages this weekend as they continue fall practice. There will be three scrimmages, including two that are open to the public at 11:15 a.m. Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Carolina Stadium. A scrimmage also will be held Friday, however, all Friday scrimmages and weekday practices this fall at Carolina Stadium are…

A.C. Flora to take on Columbia in Thursday night match-up

High school football will start a bit early this week as the A.C. Flora Falcons take on the Columbia Capitals at Memorial Stadium Thursday night. A.C. Flora, Columbia and Dreher all share Memorial Stadium, and because Dreher has a home game against Brookland-Cayce Friday night, the Falcons and Capitals will play Thursday. Game time is still set for 7:30 p.m….

Girls’ tennis: Dutch Fork remains undefeated with win over Aiken

The Dutch Fork girls’ tennis team remains undefeated after their 6-0 win over Aiken Wednesday night. Freshman Lauren Joch had a perfect match, defeating Sabrina Leguizamon in straight sets. Haley Owens also scored a perfect match for the Silver Foxes, blanking Regan Gregory. Here are the complete results: Singles: Lauren Joch def. Sabrina Leguizamon, 6-0, 6-0 Sam Calais def. Fredericka…

High school football: Week 4 games to watch

Five games highlight what should be a strong week of football for Midlands teams, notably the “Battle of the Dam” between Lexington and Irmo and an Upstate-Midlands clash between undefeated teams Dorman and Dutch Fork. Irmo at Lexington, 7:30 p.m. In this latest installment of “The Battle of the Dam,” both teams are looking to rebound after losses in Week 3….

Fall schedule released for Gamecock softball

South Carolina head softball coach Beverly Smith released her 2013 fall, non-competitive schedule today. The Gamecocks will be at home for six of the seven scheduled games at the newly finished Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Carolina will open the season Oct. 4th at 6 p.m. against Charleston Southern before hosting the Gamecock Fall Invitational the following weekend. They…