By Thomas Grant Jr. Friday’s matchup between third-ranked Irmo (5-0) and Richland Northeast (2-2) is not just the Region 5-4A opener for both teams. It can also be called Fathers vs. Sons. Each team is led by head coaches whose sons play quarterback. On the home team side is theContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Region 4-5A play is starting at the right time for Chapin High School. The Eagles (5-1) head to Wildcat Stadium Friday to face Lexington riding a dominant five-game winning streak. “Outside of injures, we’ve got quite a few guys still out but we’re starting to getContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. After an 0-3 start, defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork has started to make its climb back towards .500. The Silver Foxes have won two straight games by a margin of 95-19. In last week’s 41-12 win over North Augusta, Maurice Anderson rushed for 172 yardsContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A 4-0 start for the first time since 2017 and the highest poll ranking usually prompts plenty of self-back patting and reasons to boast. For an Irmo High School football team with higher aspirations, any type of celebration is still a couple of months away. IfContinue Reading

Girls’ high school golf is getting into the full swing of their season. Mid Carolina Club in Prosperity hosted the Palmetto Preview on Tuesday, September 5th. The Lady Eagles of Chapin took the Team Championship with a team total of sixteen over par over Dorman High School at twenty-one overContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. This month’s Midlands Striper Club fishing tournament was all about the female anglers. The annual Ladies Tournament took place this past Saturday on Lake Murray. A total of 20 lady anglers participated and hauled in a total of 23 striped bass weighing 124.37 pounds. There wereContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Previous visits to Williams-Brice Stadium were “pretty cool experiences”, according to Furman safety Hugh Ryan. Playing at Dutch Fork High School afforded him the opportunity to play and win three state championships on the homefield of the University of South Carolina football team. The most notableContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Don’t tell Irmo head coach Aaron Brand that Friday’s Top 10 showdown in Kellytown with Hartsville is a Class 4A championship preview. “It’s only the fourth game,” he said. “Nobody has ever won a title after 4 or 5 weeks.” The sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets refuse toContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A large exhale could be heard from Dutch Fork High School stadium last Friday. The Silver Foxes finally broke into the win column with the 54-7 rout of Stratford. In snapping the longest losing streak and worst start under head coach Tom Knotts, the defending ClassContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Since a season-opening loss to Irmo, the Chapin High School football team has won three straight games in dominating fashion. Led by quarterback Brady Albro’s 13 touchdowns (12 passing), the Eagles have outscored their last three opponents 128-21. In last Friday’s 27-14 win over Newberry, heContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. From a geographical and competitive standpoint, Lexington and Gilbert make for a natural rivalry. Twelve miles separate the two schools, and the Wildcats and Indians enter Friday’s matchup ranked in their respective Top 10 polls with undefeated marks. All it up together and the timing worksContinue Reading