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3 Gamecocks make 2013 SEC All-Freshman football team

Three University of South Carolina football players were named to the 2013 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team. Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper, linebacker Skai Moore and placekicker Elliott Fry were voted to the team by the SEC’s 14 head coaches. Cooper twice was recognized as an all-purpose player and return specialist. He ranked third on the team with 603 all-purpose yards including…

Ridge View basketball team to host Bojangles’ Basketball Bash tournament this weekend

Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from nine high schools from South Carolina and Georgia will make their way to Ridge View High School this Friday and Saturday for the Bojangles’ Basketball Bash tournament. Cardinal Newman School, Dreher High School, Gray Military Academy, Hammond School, Hillcrest High School, Westwood High School and White Knoll High School are the South Carolina schools competing…

Gamecock defender Mahamoudou Kaba earns national soccer honor

University of South Carolina junior defender Mahamoudou Kaba has earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Second Team honors, as announced by the organization Tuesday. This is the first-career selection for the Ypsilanti, Mich., native. In the history of South Carolina soccer, 46 student-athletes have combined for 71 NSCAA Regional honors, and at least one student-athlete has garnered an…

The Score: Boys’ high school basketball scoreboard

Boys Irmo 67, White Knoll 40 The Yellow Jackets improve to 5-1 on the year after Tuesday night’s 67-40 victory over White Knoll. Irmo senior post player Will Jamison scored 15 points in the win. Two other seniors, post player Javis Howard and wing player Xavier Hill, each scored 12 points. White Knoll’s Chris Dorrah recorded 12 points, while Emarius…

Juliette Thevenin named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Southeast Region Team

South Carolina senior outside hitter Juliette Thevenin has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Southeast Region Team, the AVCA announced Tuesday. Thevenin was one of 14 student-athletes to be selected to the team and the first Gamecock since Shonda Cole earned a spot on the 2006 All-South Region team. Thevenin finished the season ranked first in the SEC…

Cardinal Newman boys’ basketball falls to South Pointe

The Cardinal-Newman varsity boys’ basketball team fell to the South Pointe Stallions 68-50 Monday night in Rock Hill. Senior guard Charles Smith and senior forward Joseph Armstrong each scored 16 points for the Cardinals. Junior guard John Ragin recorded 13 points of his own. For the Stallions, Tyreece Brice accounted for 23 of South Pointe’s 68 points, which led the…

Gamecock football player Jadeveon Clowney cited for going 110 mph on I-77

University of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney faces a $355 fine after being pulled over for speeding Saturday night. A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper clocked Clowney going 110 miles per hour near mile marker 39 on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Clowney was given a speeding ticket which carries a $355 fine but was…

Five Gamecock football players earn spots on the SEC and Coaches postseason team

Five University of South Carolina football players were named to the 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles earned first-team honors, while sophomore running back Mike Davis, junior spur Sharrod Golightly and junior cornerback Victor Hampton received second-team honors in the announcement that came Monday afternoon. Clowney, a 2013…

Gamecocks to take on Wisconsin in Capital One Bowl

South Carolina will face Wisconsin in the 2014 Capital One Bowl as announced by Florida Citrus Sports on Sunday evening. The New Year’s Day bowl will kick off at 1 p.m. from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium and will be televised nationally on ABC.  South Carolina heads into the contest 10-2 on the year and ranked No. 8 in the nation…

Dutch Fork defeats Sumter 54-14 for football state championship title

Dutch Fork put forth a dominating performance led by junior running back Matt Colburn as the Silver Foxes defeated the Sumter Gamecocks 54-14 Saturday to win the Class AAAA Division I football state championship. The win gives Dutch Fork and head coach Tom Knotts their first-ever South Carolina high school championship. “I’ve only been here four years so it’s been a long four…

Batesburg-Leesville takes down Silver Bluff 28-24 to win state championship title

It came down to the final seconds of the game, but Batesburg-Leesville’s dreams of a Class AA Division II state championship came true when Panthers junior defensive back Dontavious Morris picked off Silver Bluff senior quarterback Jaylen Lawrence in the end zone. This was the fifth state championship for Batesburg-Leesville head coach Jerry Brown in his 27 years as a head coach….

The Score: High school basketball scoreboard

Girls Dutch Fork 55, Blythewood 42 The Silver Foxes came away with a 55-42 win Friday night over the Bengals. Dutch Fork sophomore forward Morgan Williams led the way with 21 points, and sophomore guard Olivia Anderson scored nine points of her own. Senior point guard Sydney Shull scored eight points for Dutch Fork. For Blythewood, Breelyn Blanding tallied 19 points. Chapin 62,…

Spring Valley head football coach Miles Aldridge named Coach of the Year

Spring Valley head football coach Miles Aldridge was named Coach of the Year by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association. (photo by Tom Lanahan) Spring Valley head football Coach Miles Aldridge walked away with the honor of being named Coach of the Year by the South Carolina Football Coaches Associationon  Thursday night. Chapin head football coach Justin Gentry was honored…

Batesburg-Leesville, Dutch Fork set for football championship runs this weekend

Two Midlands high school football teams will be taking the field this weekend in their respective classes’ championship games. The Batesburg-Leesville Panthers will take on the Silver Bluff Bulldogs 5:30 p.m. Friday at Benedict College Football Stadium for the Class AA Division II title. The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes will line-up against the Sumter Gamecocks at 6 p.m. Saturday at…

Ridge View boys’ basketball team overcomes Lexington in second half for 61-56 victory

Ridge View head boys’ basketball coach John Combs talks with his team during Wednesday night’s game. (photo by Tom Lanahan) The Ridge View High School boys’ basketball team earned a 61-56 victory Wednesday night over Lexington High School after a second-half surge. The Lexington Wildcats started off fast, scoring nine unanswered points in the first six minutes of the game. By the…

Gilbert High School athletic training program earns national acclaim

Pictured with their Safe Sports Schools banner are Gilbert High athletic training staff members (bottom row) Madison Haynes, Abby Sloan, Erika Stafford, Carly Harmon, Morgan Mims and Allison Raitt, (second row) Carson Kyzer and Tamara Price, (third row) Head Athletic Trainer Byron Millwood, Aubrey Sloan, Loren Lindler, Caroline Keisler, Kristen Roberts, Dani Clamp, Hailey Haynes and Athletic Trainer Emily Whittington,…

The Score: High school basketball scoreboard

Girls Irmo 52, Dutch Fork 33 The Yellow Jackets came away with a 52-33 win Tuesday night over the Silver Foxes. Irmo senior point guard Taziya Moody led the team with 18 points, and junior point guard Ke’Asia Jackson backed that up with 14 points of her own. Sophomore center Shakira Carter recorded 10 points for the Yellow Jackets. Dutch…

Midlands high school football players, coaches make Palmetto Champions All-Star Team

South Carolina high school football players and coaches will be honored for their performances this past season. The South Carolina Football Coaches Association will honor 25 players and 10 coaches for the 2013 Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team at 7 p.m. Thursday at Seawell’s. An overall Palmetto Champion All-Star lineman, back, special teams player and the coach of the year…

USC volleyball player Sarah Blomgren named to SEC Community Service Team

South Carolina sophomore right side Sarah Blomgren has been named to the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team, the league office announced Tuesday. For the past ten years, the Community Service Team has highlighted a volleyball student-athlete from each school who gives back to the community in superior service efforts. Blomgren is being recognized for her work in many community service projects…

Dutch Fork, Batesburg-Leesville head coaches discuss upcoming championship games

The South Carolina High School League held their annual news conference Monday before the Class AA, AAA and AAAA football championship games this weekend. Two Midlands teams will take the field for the championship games in Class AA and AAAA. In the Class AA Division II contest, head coach Jerry Brown and his Batesburg-Leesville Panthers will take on the Silver Bluff Bulldogs…

Gamecock defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles snags honors

University of South Carolina junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been recognized for his play during the 31-17 win over the Clemson Tigers on Saturday night. Quarles was named the SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week and the National Defensive Player of the Week by Athlon Sports, according to the league office Monday. This is the second time Quarles has been…

USC’s Juliette Thevenin earns spot on All-SEC volleyball team

South Carolina senior outside hitter Juliette Thevenin has been named to the All-SEC Team in volleyball, the conference announced Monday. Thevenin was one of 18 student-athletes selected to the team by the league’s head coaches. The honor comes after a dominant senior season in which Thevenin ranked first in the conference and 11th nationally in kills per set with 4.57 and…

Richland Northeast girls’ soccer team wins national academic award

The Lady Cavaliers were one of 12 girls teams in South Carolina to receive the award. (photo provided) A Midlands high school girls’ soccer team is being recognized for their work in the classroom. The Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Team Academic Award. The award is presented to teams whose players…