By CT McDonald Irmo’s varsity basketball teams will visit Dutch Fork Thursday for the first of two scheduled games this season between these two District Five competitors. The Yellow Jacket boys team (6-1) is currently riding a five-game winning streak after its 72-33 win against River Bluff on Tuesday. TheContinue Reading

By CT McDonald While varsity softball and baseball championship tournaments are still to be determined, some local area teams recently completed their seasons with losses deep in the playoffs. The 2019 Class 5A varsity baseball state champion Silver Foxes played to the Lower State District 3 title game without aContinue Reading

Ross Hartzog of Irmo, a Senior at Ben Lippen High School signed and committed to Pfieffer University May 6. Pictured are left to right, back row – Grandparents Ray and Sue Hartzog of Orangeburg, Grandparents Steve and Jane Rish of Irmo. Seated are Mother Ashley, Ross and Coach Ray fromContinue Reading

By CT McDonald With the lacrosse playoffs recently completed, other spring sports teams now take their turn at the post-season competition. Because of the abbreviated playoffs this year, only the two top teams from each region qualify for the playoffs in much of the spring sports competition, and there areContinue Reading

Irmo High School tennis coach Mark DiMaggio has been named the 2021 South Carolina Region 4A Coach of the Year. “It’s nice to be recognized by my peers not only for the tennis success of our players but for the players’ attitude, camaraderie and sportsmanship,” DiMaggio said of the awardContinue Reading

By CT McDonald The 2020-21 lacrosse playoffs head into the second-round competition this week with local teams still in the mix. Dutch Fork’s boys’ team defeated Socastee 16-0 in the first round home game on Tuesday to advance to today’s, Thursday’s, second round at Wando. It should look like aContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Varsity basketball playoffs are about to get started with some local District Five teams right in the middle of it. IRMO IRMO’S VARSITY GIRLS will kick it off tomorrow, Friday, when they visit Westside (16-2) for their first-round challenge on the road. The Yellow Jackets (12-5, 7-3)Continue Reading

By CT McDonald Local high school teams are nearing the end of their winter sports seasons, with many of them playing their final regular season games this week. Those with region games to make-up will wrap up their seasons soon, while others will complete it in Friday’s games. DUTCH FORKContinue Reading

Irmo High School varsity football coach Aaron Brand has been named by his peers as the 2020 South Carolina Region 4A Coach of the Year. The award is presented annually. “I am extremely honored and blessed to receive such a high honor,” Brand said. “The fact that my peers chose meContinue Reading

By CT McDonald After last week’s second round of varsity football playoff games, there is just one District Five team still in the competition. Dutch Fork (8-0) remains undefeated after the second round 63-42 win against Carolina Forest (8-2) and will play host to, also undefeated, Sumter (8-0) on FridayContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Some Lexington Five fall sports teams are already active, while others are being phased into the season a week at-a-time. As reported last week, the Class 4A Irmo High teams are starting their seasons in their turn, and so it is with the Lexington Five 5A teams,Continue Reading