The storybook ending to a legendary head coaching career was not to be for Phil Savitz. River Bluff”s quest to win a final state title for the Palmetto State’s winningest boys soccer head coach ended short of its goal. The Gators were defeated on penalty kicks by Stratford in theContinue Reading

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. 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. Region 4-5A is considered among the most competitive in South Carolina high school soccer. Not surprisingly, the preseason rankings for the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association prominently include those teams both in boys and girls. River Bluff and Chapin are ranked third and fifth,Continue Reading

By CT McDonald While Chapin’s varsity boys soccer team prepares for the 5A state finals this week, other local area teams have also advanced through their respective postseason tournaments. The Eagles recorded two shutouts in the run-up to this week’s semifinal round, and then won that on Monday to advanceContinue Reading