By Thomas Grant Jr. The high school football playoffs are over, but the All-Star season is in full gear. This weekend will see a pair of games featuring some of the top players from Richland and Lexington counties. Palmetto I-20 Classic The third edition of the All-Star game takes placeContinue Reading

(BOYS)Class 5A1. Lexington2. Summerville3. Byrnes4. Dorman5. Goose Creek6. Cane Bay7. TL Hanna8. Blythewood9. Clover10. St. James Class 4A1. Ridge View2. Greer3. Catawba Ridge4. Lancaster5. Wilson6. Westside7. Riverside8. North Augusta9. Westwood10. James Island CLASS 2A1. Gray Collegiate 2. Oceanside Collegiate3. Hampton County4. Strom Thurmond5. Mullins6. Bishop England7. Marion8. Andrew Jackson 9.Continue Reading

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. “Hot potato” is the best way to describe the recent championship history of South Carolina competitive cheer in Class 5A. The annual state finals returns Saturday to Colonial Life Arena. It’s expected Lake Murray schools Lexington, River Bluff, Dutch Fork and Chapin will once again contendContinue Reading

Dutch Fork baseball players Connor McKee, Jesse English, Matthew Rollison (Presbyterian College) & Hunter Phipps (College of Charleston).  Precious Bross of Irmo with her teammates and head coach  Feature Photo: Chapin student-athletes – Abby Edwards (volleyball – Virginia Commonwealth University), Katelyn Long (volleyball – Newberry College), Campbell Long (diving – Auburn University),Continue Reading

Special to New Chapin News The Chapin football team has experienced the full spectrum of the highs and lows of sports over the past two weeks. A week ago, the Eagles pulled out a 41-38 victory over River Bluff in the regular-season finale. Chase Cline’s 49-yard field goal earned ChapinContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Since 1929, aspiring youth baseball players have found a home to compete with the South Carolina American Legion. With chapters throughout the Palmetto State, it has seen numerous alumnus go on to play either college or Major League Baseball. The list of renowned former South CarolinaContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Justin Gentry has coached in many memorable high school football games in his career. Add last Friday’s 41-38 victory over River Bluff to that list. The two teams combined for 700 total yards, 79 points, seven lead changes and three ties before getting decided on aContinue Reading