By Thomas Grant, Jr. After 848 career victories, six state boys basketball titles and having sent numerous players into the college and coaching ranks over 43 years, Irmo’s Tim Whipple has called it a career. Last week, the Palmetto State’s second-winningest boys basketball coach announced his retirement. He leaves behindContinue 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

Unforgettable Moments from Jan. 26 Doubleheader By Thomas Grant, Jr. In a ceremony held between the doubleheader on January 26 against Lexington, Chapin High School paid tribute to its senior boys and girls basketball players and staff, creating a memorable Senior Night experience for all. The senior boys, Weston Brueng,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