After three weeks, only two Lakelands teams remained ranked in the South Carolina Media Poll.
Abbeville High assistant football coach Tony Temple has left to take an assistant coaching position at Strom Thurmond, Panthers head coach Jamie Nickles said.
As Greenwood pitcher Lowndes Still bounced off the mound after his ninth strikeout of the night, he yelled out “I can throw 100 more.”
Heading into the final inning of the game, Emerald had a comfortable three-run lead against Midland Valley. After quickly getting the first out of the inning, the game snowballed on the Vikings for the second straight game, as a combination of a passed ball, wild pitch and an error led to a …
Heading into the bottom of the sixth, Abbeville trailed Sumter by a run. The Panthers had put runners on base all game but had struggled to come away with a big inning.
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During a timeout with just 10.4 seconds left in Abbeville’s third matchup with Christ Church, Javario Tinch wanted the ball.
As a sophomore, Martavis Mason burst onto the scene for Ninety Six, finishing the year 26-0. He dominated the 1/2A 220-pound Individual State Championship, winning both of his matches by a pin.
As the calendar flips to March and the weather begins to warm up, it’s time for softball in the Lakelands. With teams starting their seasons this week, here’s are some storylines to watch for as the year unfolds.
During the early stages of a new coaching regime, there are teachable moments where a young team begins to mold its identity.
Peyton Sorrow knew he wanted a shot to compete for a national championship.
A three-run fifth inning followed by two more runs in the sixth, secured Ninety Six baseball’s first win of the season, downing Emerald 7-3 on Friday.
The Lakelands Baseball Jamboree gave fans an opportunity to see the work that seven of the 11 Lakelands teams have put in since the start of the summer. Today, the scrimmages are complete and opening day has arrived for the 2022 high school baseball season.
It’s somewhere he’s been before, but in the final match of his high school career, Justin Goode is focused.
COLUMBIA — It was set up perfectly.
On April 28, Mack Hite was officially named Emerald’s next athletic director and baseball coach.
Greenwood baseball coach Matt Baker’s excitement for his team in 2022 is evident, and rightfully so.
SUMTER — Losing one player can change an entire team’s dynamic.
Two years ago, cross country was a way for Louis Trapnell to train for basketball. Trapnell joined the Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood’s cross country team, thinking it would be easy. He quickly realized he wasn’t prepared for the grind, struggling to run a mile without stopping or p…
Merv Rollinson frequently preaches to his team, “Basketball is a game of runs.”
It’s ingrained in Abbeville’s DNA.
COLUMBIA — Ninety Six girls basketball coach Anarie Duckett knew it was going to be tough to take down Gray Collegiate on the road. The War Eagles lived up to their No. 2 ranking and surpassed Duckett's expectations in their second-round, 57-11 win against Ninety Six.
GREENVILLE — In a game that highlights "big" plays such as a clutch shot or a defensive stand, sometimes the difference between a win or loss comes down to the "little" things.
TRAVELERS REST — In a season plagued with inconsistency, Greenwood’s offense was once again the team’s Achilles’ heel, falling to Travelers Rest 67-33 on Thursday.
After nearly being off a week waiting for the start of the playoffs, the Emerald girls basketball team started a little bit slow offensively.