By Thomas Grant Jr. The “farewell tour” for retiring River Bluff boys soccer coach Phil Savitz provided another moment of recognition. On Thursday, he was presented with the Order of the Silver Crescent. This esteemed honor, established by former Gov. John C. West in 1971, recognizes Savitz’s contributions and dedicatedContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Both Dutch Fork and Irmo baseball teams have stayed in action during Spring Break. The Silver Foxes enter Wednesday with a 2-0 record at the Forest Acres Classic at A.C. Flora High School. They opened the tournament Monday losing 4-2 to Miller School of Abermarle outContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The South Carolina Diamond Invitational makes its return Wednesday at Blythewood High School. This year’s field includes public and private schools from throughout the state. Among the participants is Lexington, which is the defending champion and has won two of the last three tournaments. Here isContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Both Irmo and Dutch Fork varsity baseball teams are off to winning starts in region play. The Yellow Jackets won their first two games over Richland Northeast. They defeated the Cavaliers 11-1 in six innings on March 19 behind a one-hit, 13-strikeout performance by pitcher MasonContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Precious Bross is closing out her Irmo High School career swinging for the fences. The University of Georgia-bound senior cracked her fourth home run of the season in Monday’s 15-0 victory over American Leadership Academy.  It was the second straight game with a home run forContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Brookland-Cayce High School will once again serve as the host site for the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star Games. The 75th edition of the doubleheader featuring some of the Palmetto State’s top seniors is scheduled for Saturday. It starts at 1 pm with the girls game.Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. River Bluff entered the season as the defending Class 5A baseball champion. On Sunday, Lexington continued its winning ways against its Region 4-5A rival in the Opterra Solutions Invitational. The Wildcats rallied for a 5-4 walk-off victory to claim their third consecutive title and fourth overall.Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. If the results of this past week’s Capital City Classic are any indication, it looks like a special season ahead for Dutch Fork boys’ soccer. The Silver Foxes’ 8-0 shutout over Lugoff-Elgin in the Silver Division final played Sunday at Gray Collegiate Academy was a punctuationContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The 2021-22 basketball season ended last week for both Irmo-based schools. Both Irmo teams and the Dutch Fork boys were eliminated in the first round. The Lady Yellow Jackets were routed 53-21 by North Myrtle Beach in Class 4A, while the Silver Foxes saw their seasonContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Irmo’s two high schools had a busy National Signing Day. Irmo and Dutch Fork both had 21 seniors recognized after signing their respective letters of intent. Even early signees like future University of Georgia shortstop Precious Bross took park in the ceremony held at Irmo HighContinue Reading