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The Score: Week 2 high school football scoreboard

White Knoll 21, Airport 17 White Knoll running back E’Mond Brown had two touchdowns and quarterback Craig Blakey had another to put up 21-points on Airport. Brown had 20 carries for 186-yards while Blakey was 7 of 10 and passed for 99 yards. Airport defensive end Stan Jones had a fumble recovery in the end zone for a score and…

Dreher routs Columbia in high school football, 41-7

Sophomore quarterback Avery Armstrong threw two touchdowns and ran for an additional one as the Dreher Blue Devils routed the Columbia Capitals 41-7 at Memorial Stadium. Junior tailback Lorenzo Ward also got in on the action as he accounted for two of the six touchdowns scored by the Blue Devils. “I’m really proud of all of our coaches, proud of our kids for just…

Spring Valley wins golf match over Sumter

The Spring Valley girls’ golf team won their match today against the Sumter girls’ team at the Woodlands Country Club. Spring Valley shot an overall round of 169 compared with Sumter’s round of 248 in their 9-hole match-up. The win now moves Spring Valley to a perfect 5-0 record while the loss puts Sumter at 0-3. Juliana Sebastian, a verbal commit to…

Gwinn, Timmerman take top spots at Sandhills meet

Jack Timmerman of Spring Valley and Ashbrook Gwinn of Aiken took first place for the boys’ and girls’ cross-country meet at the Sandhills Research Park. Timmerman came in at 17:22, while Gwinn passed the finish line at 19:21. Two Ridge View runners took second place for the girls’ and boy’s races: Kelsey Ballou at 20:57 and Paolo Milan at 17:28. In the boys’ race,…

Calais, Walsh lead way in Silver Fox tennis win

The Dutch Fork and Irmo varsity girls’ tennis teams squared off against each other tonight, with Dutch Fork coming away with a victory of five matches to one. Three freshman lead the way for Dutch Fork this season, and each came away with a victory tonight. Lauren Joch won her match (6-3,6-2) over Irmo’s Isabella Cooper. Sam Calais beat Abby Cooper(6-0,…

Georgia game important for Gamecocks’ season, but not crucial for SEC Championship game

Head Coach Steve Spurrier addressed the media today in his weekly news conference, as the No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks prepare for their conference opening game against the number-11 Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. The past couple of years, this game has had big implications on who heads to Atlanta to represent the eastern division in the Southeastern Conference Championship game, but…

USC falls to Clemson in men’s soccer

The first Palmetto State clash of the school year goes to the Tigers. Clemson men’s soccer team defeated the University of South Carolina 2-1 in extra time Monday night. Clemson freshman Thales Moreno scored the winning goal in the minute 102. Clemson took the lead in the minute 23 on a penalty kick by Thomas McNamera after a handball call…

Lady Gamecocks remain undefeated in soccer

The University of South Carolina women’s soccer team remains undefeated this season with a 3-0 thrashing Sunday afternoon of Northeastern University in Boston. Freshman Sophie Groff opened the scoring with her first career goal in the minute 23 off an assist from another freshman, Daija Griffin. Senior Danielle Au followed that with her third goal in four games to make…

Lexington pulls out first win of season in turnover-riddled game

It wasn’t easy, but Head Coach Josh Stepp got his first win as the leader of the Lexington Wildcat football team as they beat the Ridge View Blazers 27-7. You could see the excitement on his face as he smiled and gave hugs to his assistant coaches, but Stepp said this win isn’t all about what he accomplished. “I’m just so…

Gamecocks soccer: Men win, women draw

The University of South Carolina men’s soccer team opened the 2013 season Friday night with a 1-0 win over East Tennessee State night at home, and the women’s team remains undefeated with a scoreless tie on the road at Boston University. Sophomore Jeffrey Torda scored the winning goal for the men, stealing the ball from an ETSU defender in minute…

Despite loss of top runner, coach Bailey Harris confident in Lexington High cross-country team

The Lexington High School cross-country team will be looking for its fifth-straight state championship as they begin their season, despite the loss of one of their most productive runners. Because of the split in the Lexington One School District, Lexington High’s top runner from a year ago, Tony Morales, is now at the newly formed River Bluff High School. “Losing…

Carolina Homeschool, Heathwood Hall claim top prizes in Skyhawk Invitational

Matt Green of Carolina Homeschool and Sydney Ellen of Heathwood Hall took home first place tonight in Hammond School’s Skyhawk Invitational cross-country meet. Green posted a time of 17:40 for the boys’ meet, and Ellen posted a time of 20:09 for the girls’ meet on the Charles M. Black Cross-Country Course. The invitational comprised 27 schools from South Carolina, 12 of…

Local golfers ready for Woodcreek Classic

The 2013 Woodcreek Classic is set to begin Thursday at The Members Club at Woodcreek and WildeWood in Elgin. The tournament is part of the National Golfers Association developmental tour and is suited directly behind the PGA tour and Web.com tour as the third-highest tour in the nation. Players from all over the country and the world will make their way…

Lady Gamecocks defeat No. 7 Duke in women’s soccer

The University of South Carolina women’s soccer team is off to a perfect start. The Lady Gamecocks defeated No. 7 Duke 1-0 Sunday night, with senior Danielle Au scoring her second goal in two games to send a crowd of 1,383 home happy. Sabrina D’Angelo (34), Andie Romness (21) and Taylor Leach (24) helped lead the Gamecocks to a shutout…

Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier holds first news conference of the season

Steve Spurrier addressed the media Sunday at his first news conference of the season in the media room of Williams-Brice Stadium. Spurrier opened the conference by saying he and the team are looking forward to the season opener against the North Carolina Tar Heels Thursday at Williams-Brice Stadium in front of a national television audience on ESPN. He also said that this used to…

Notebook: Game notes for Week 0

Swansea 42,   Calhoun County o Swansea quarterback Clay Lucas went 13 for 14 passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a third 25-yard touchdown. Johnathon Sutton ran eight times for 79 yards and tallied two touchdowns in the process. Travis Loadholt also added a touchdown with his 19 yards rushing. Nick Tompkins caught a 12-yard…

White Knoll wins close game over A.C. Flora

Both Dean Howell and Reggie Shaw found themselves on two different sidelines last night, but Howell was the one to come out with the win against his former team as his White Knoll Timberwolves defeated Shaw’s A.C. Flora Falcons 14-8. It started in the middle of the first quarter on the Timberwolves’ second drive, when senior running back Quinn Jones took…

Lady Gamecocks open soccer season with 2-0 win

The Lady Gamecocks’ 2013 soccer season is off to a good start. The University of South Carolina defeated UNC-Wilmington 2-0 in the season opener Friday night at Stone Stadium behind goals from Danielle Au and Stevi Parker. Battling for the ball during the USC win (photo by Allen Wallace)The Gamecocks put pressure on the Seahawks right away, dominating possession early…

Brookland-Cayce breaks ground on new football stadium

The band was out playing, and the cheerleaders were out cheering as Brookland-Cayce High School broke ground at the future sight of its new football stadium. Brookland-Cayce High School broke ground on a new football stadium Friday. (photo by Tom Lanahan) The site is at the corner of Knox Abbott Drive and Blossom Street, right next to the high school….

Carolina announces 2014 Gamecock football schedule

The 2013 Gamecock football season is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to take a look at the opponents for USC next season. The 2014 football schedule was released Wednesday, and once again the Gamecocks find themselves opening up the college football year. The Gamecocks will face off against the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday,…

Gamecocks ranked No. 6 in Associated Press preseason poll

The Associated Press just released its preseason college football poll, and the Gamecocks find themselves at No. 6 in the country. This is the highest preseason ranking for the Gamecocks in school history and a three-spot jump from last year’s poll where they were ranked No. 9. This is not the first ranking for the Gamecocks this season, however, as…

For Cardinal Newman football team, the time is now

Since 2004, the Cardinal Newman football team has not exceeded five wins in a year, including a span between 2009 and 2011 where the team was a combined two and twenty-seven. That was before the arrival of Coach Brannon Tidwell, however, and even though it was only a four-win season for his team in his first year, he knows there…

Coach Tom Knotts, Dutch Fork still trying to find identity

The Dutch Fork High School football team is putting on their finishing touches as they prepare for the beginning of the 2013 football season. However, head coach Tom Knotts is still trying to figure this team out after taking last year’s team to the Division I 4A state championship game. “I don’t feel as good as I have with previous…