By Thomas Grant Jr. High school basketball season is back. This weekend will see the first of three preseason tournaments taking place in Lexington County. It starts with the inaugural Preview Jamboree Saturday at the new Gray Collegiate Academy gymnasium. Ten games, including two girls varsity contests, will take place.Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. It’s unchartered territory for Dutch Fork High School under head coach Tom Knotts. Since arriving from North Carolina in 2010, he has orchestrated a football dynasty in Irmo. Along with seven state titles, he has guided the Silver Foxes to 13 consecutive region titles and zeroContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A contentious season awaits the Gray Collegiate football team both on and off the field.Ranked second in the preseason Class 2A S.C. Prep Football Media Poll, the War Eagles are considered top contenders to regain the state title it won two years ago. They are blessedContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The Home Run Derby is not the only event drawing athletes to Seattle, Washington during Major League Baseball All-Star Week. A softball tournament involving the top national talent in the Class of 2024 will include All-State senior shortstop Precious Bross of Irmo High School. The UniversityContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Irmo High School has new leadership in its athletic department.Lexington-Richland School District Five announced the hiring of Paul Calvert as the school’s Athletics Director. He replaces Ray Canady, who retired in March and is now serving in the same capacity of newly constructed American Leadership AcademyContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Mid-Carolina’s first state championship appearance in softball ended at Carolina Softball Field on May 26. The Lady Rebels fell 8-3 to Chesterfield in the deciding game of the Best-of-Three Class 2A final. “All year, these kids have showed resiliency, determination,” Mid-Carolina head coach Joey Long said.Continue Reading

By CT McDonald The spring sports season is not over yet. Some local teams are still in contention, and some will start competition this week. Softball: Chapin advanced through the 5A Lower District 6 brackets undefeated and capped it off with a 5-4 win against Ashley Ridge last week toContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Some local softball and baseball teams were still standing in the spring sports playoffs at midweek while others have ended their 2022 – 2023 season. Softball: Dutch Fork started the 5A Upper District 1 playoffs last week with a 7-1 win against T.L. Hanna and then lostContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Some spring sports playoffs have completed, others are nearing the finals, and still others have just started this week. The lacrosse state finals completed last week at Irmo High School after both the girls and boys Chapin teams advanced to the semifinals but fell one game shortContinue Reading

By CT McDonald While the varsity lacrosse playoffs approach the finals games this week, the boys tennis postseason games are just getting underway. Girls and boys varsity lacrosse teams will play for their state championships Saturday at Irmo High School, with some local teams just missing a shot at theContinue Reading