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

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

By Thomas Grant Jr. Student-athletes in the Lake Murray area were recognized Wednesday for signing with the college or university of their choice. It was the traditional National Signing Day as those who opted not to sign early made their commitments official. Lexington and Chapin also had large signing classesContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. The much-anticipated finalized classification for the South Carolina High School League school years from 2024-26 were released Tuesday. Class 5A schools in Richland and Lexington schools will increase will three moving up from Class 4A. This group includes for the first time Irmo, along with RidgeContinue Reading

In a momentous achievement, Chapin High School extends a resounding congratulations to senior Cayman Collins for breaking the 1,000-point milestone in his basketball career. This remarkable accomplishment reflects not only individual skill but also dedication, hard work, and a passion for the game. Cayman Collins’s journey to reaching this significantContinue 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. Certainty and uncertainty. It’s how Irmo and Chapin are approaching their Week 0 matchup. As of Monday, the location of the matchup remained in question. Originally scheduled for Cecil Woolbright Field, ongoing renovations to the seating and plumbing have put the home opener in an uncertainContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Irmo High School has new leadership in its athletic department.Lexington-Richland School District Five announced the hiring of Paul Calvert as the school’s Athletics Director. He replaces Ray Canady, who retired in March and is now serving in the same capacity of newly constructed American Leadership AcademyContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Mid-Carolina’s first state championship appearance in softball ended at Carolina Softball Field on May 26. The Lady Rebels fell 8-3 to Chesterfield in the deciding game of the Best-of-Three Class 2A final. “All year, these kids have showed resiliency, determination,” Mid-Carolina head coach Joey Long said.Continue Reading

By CT McDonald The spring sports season is not over yet. Some local teams are still in contention, and some will start competition this week. Softball: Chapin advanced through the 5A Lower District 6 brackets undefeated and capped it off with a 5-4 win against Ashley Ridge last week toContinue Reading

On the backs of huge home runs from Maddie McMillion and Eason Davis, Chapin Softball begins the Lower State Championship with an 11-6 victory. In total, the Eagles pounded out 13 hits, and all of them were hit about as square as could be. That included senior catcher Maddie McMillion’sContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Some local softball and baseball teams were still standing in the spring sports playoffs at midweek while others have ended their 2022 – 2023 season. Softball: Dutch Fork started the 5A Upper District 1 playoffs last week with a 7-1 win against T.L. Hanna and then lostContinue Reading