The 2020 college football season was seen by many players as a “free year.” With the NCAA allowing the pandemic-affected season not to count against each player’s four years of eligibility, players had freedom to choose whether or not to play with minimized cost to their college experience.

Several New Era Hurricanes youth football teams had successful seasons this fall, and the program had many players named to the Upstate All-Star teams.

The University of South Carolina women’s basketball program cemented A’ja Wilson’s legacy at the school Monday, unveiling a large statue of the 2018 graduate who led the Gamecocks to NCAA championship in 2017.

Greenwood’s varsity boys basketball team played its second region game of the season Friday night, but the boys and girls teams honored their seniors with a Senior Night ceremony between games. In a season with many postponements, nothing is guaranteed.

A combination of winter break and canceled games resulted in a 66-34 loss to Eastside on Friday in the Greenwood varsity girls basketball team’s first home game of 2021.

The South Carolina High School League’s competition committee convened Tuesday to set schedules for winter and spring sports. The committee approved schedules for winter sports and modified competition rules and schedules for spring sports.

Four Lander players finished in double figures and forward Deon Berrien scored a career-high 25 points Wednesday as Lander defeated Francis Marion 90-79 for its second consecutive Peach Belt Conference win.

NINETY SIX — Abbeville’s girls basketball team used its full-court offense to stymie Ninety Six in a 58-44 Region 1-2A win in Ninety Six.