By Thomas Grant Jr. For River Bluff High School graduates Cooper Johns, Tyson Trottier and Drew Beard, Saturday’s visit with The Citadel was a “Homecoming”. The Gator trio was back in “The Swamp” Saturday with the Bulldogs’ football team which held their 11th spring practice session. The Citadel went through variousContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A Northeast graduate became a part of college basketball history Sunday afternoon. Center Ashley Watkins of Cardinal Newman helped the University of South Carolina complete an undefeated championship season. The top-ranked Gamecocks defeated Iowa 87-75 to win the NCAA Tournament for the third time in sevenContinue Reading

Over the weekend, young angler Kaden, aged 9, hailing from Red Bank, accomplished a remarkable feat by landing a striper from the dock at the public boat ramp on the Irmo side of the dam. Kaden’s strategic use of herring purchased from Lake World played a crucial role in hisContinue Reading

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

By Thomas Grant Jr. Both Chapin High School soccer teams entered Spring Valley atop the Region 4-5A standings. On Friday, the Lady Eagles got a goal from Natalia Todaro and five saves from goalkeepers Addison Bagnal and Olivia Bradley for the 1-0 road victory over River Bluff. They improved toContinue Reading

Irmo Middle School 7th grader Luke Sevilla has proven himself a force to be reckoned with in the world of wrestling. On March 9th, Sevilla showcased his skill and determination at the South Carolina USA Wrestling Folkstyle State Championships held at Pelion High School. Competing in the 14 and underContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. The Chapin boys soccer team defeated Lexington 2-0 Monday in its Region 4-5A opener.Luke Hilton and Wyatt Jordan accounted for both goals by the Eagles. The Chapin girls’ soccer team is riding a 13-game unbeaten streak. It had posted seven straightshutouts prior to the 3-2 winContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A back injury kept Andee Dircks off the softball field for much of her junior year. Through the first month of the season, the University of Michigan signee is making up for lost time. The Lady Eagles’ senior had 11 RBI and two home runs throughContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. It was a successful weekend for the Chapin girls’ soccer team. The Lady Eagles defeated Fort Mill on penalty kicks (0-0) 6-5 on Sunday to win the Blue Division of the Crescent Cup at Airport High School. Goalkeeper and Newberry College-bound senior Olivia Bradley made theContinue Reading

Students from Lexington-Richland School District Five achieved outstanding success at the South Carolina Dance Association (SCDA) Dance Team Championship. Held on February 17, 2024, at Irmo High School, the SCDA State Championship witnessed the participation of numerous students from Chapin Middle, Chapin High, Dutch Fork Middle, and Dutch Fork High,Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. Chapin High School had two state champions crowned in individual wrestling this past weekend in Anderson. Toler Hornick (left) defeated River Bluff’s Reese Lawrence to win at 190 pounds. Preston White won the 113-pound division, defeating Dutch Fork’s Jackson Stocker in the final. Other Eagles whoContinue Reading