Reader's Choice Awards 2022

NINETY SIX — In softball, a change in momentum can mean victory or certain defeat, and that change can come from one play. On Monday, three plays changed the course of Ninety Six’s day, leading to a 7-1 loss against Gray Collegiate in the second round of the Class 2A Upper State championship…

It feels like just a week ago, we were all bundled up during baseball, softball, soccer games or track and field events, but today marks championship week of the 2022 spring season. Crazy how quickly the season flew by.

GREENVILLE — After his team’s three-run loss on Thursday, Abbeville baseball coach Daniel Little said he was “anxious” to see how his team responded with its back against the wall. A rocky first inning and an offensive explosion by St. Joseph’s in the second inning virtually ended the game a…

In a dominant senior season that featured more than 100 tackles and 17 tackles for loss, Greenwood Christian School’s Garrett Doolittle signed his national letter of intent to play football at Midway University.

CHESTERFIELD — Through three innings, it looked bleak for the Ninety Six softball team. The Wildcats trailed by four after a three-run home run by Chesterfield shortstop Kaylee Eubanks, while the Wildcats had managed just three hits and struck out seven times.

COLUMBIA — On the fourth pitch of the game, the Abbeville baseball team had its first runner of the day, thanks to a Ty Price hit-by-pitch.

In the span of a year, Dixie senior Alejandra Sabatino went from a track and field newcomer to one of the best javelin throwers in Class 1A.

DUE WEST — Dixie took a page out of its 2021 book of scoring runs. In a season where the Hornets produced more than 240 runs, they lived on three premises: score early, score often and repeat.

ABBEVILLE — In the top of the seventh inning, Abbeville had a chance to sweep the AA Upper District 1 tournament. With one out, Chesnee hit a ball to Jackson Clemmons, who snagged the ball but threw wide of first plate, allowing the runner to be safe. Another error in the inning snowballed, …

When Dawson Hudson turned in his round for the Greenwood boys golf team, there was uncertainty for the Eagles. Greenwood had struggled but shot a 341 as a team, so there was a still a chance to make the state championship.

It’s not often a loss serves as the epitome of an entire season, but for the Cambridge Academy girls soccer team, a defeat in penalty kicks served as an all too familiar way to end the season.

FLORENCE — Greenwood boys tennis coach Howard Green knew his team was in for a challenge in the state championship. It was going up against undefeated Myrtle Beach, who had run through most of its schedule without a hitch and entered the state championship match 22-0.