High School

  • Analysis: League violated FOIA 24-hour meeting notice requirement

    A lawsuit filed against the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) last month seeks, in part, to have a judge declare that the governing body of prep athletics in the state has violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in terms of how it notices its meetings. A News & Reporter review of the league’s recent meeting announcements indicates that the lawsuit has merit.

  • Lewisville wins second straight Carlisle Cup

    The school year is over, but Lewisville has still added one more trophy to its already impressive haul for the 2017-’18 school year.

  • Heffner returns to lead Great Falls baseball

    In more ways than one, Josh Heffner is back in the driver’s seat.

    Heffner was recently hired as the new baseball coach at Great Falls High School. It will mark his second coaching tenure with his alma mater as he previously spent three years coaching the Red Devils (2014-’16), including two seasons as head coach. He left to become an assistant at Andrew Jackson (he was already teaching in that district) and spent the past two seasons there, but said he knew fairly early on that he wanted to come on.

  • SCHSL may have violated FOIA in meeting discussing FOIA violation lawsuit

    In discussing a lawsuit that, in part, accuses them of violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) may have violated the FOIA.

  • Lewisville honors spring athletes

    Lewisville High School handed out spring and some year-end awards at a banquet on Thursday night. Among the many highlights were the school’s male and female athletes of the year and big region honors for three-sport star Amber Bass and Athletic Director Rusty Pemberton. All winners are listed below.


    Varsity girls soccer:

    MVP – Jessie Gordon

    Best Offensive Player – Skyler White

    Best Defensive Player – Taylor Cherry

    Coach’s Award – Mia Enriquez

  • Chester High holds basketball banquet

    The Chester High boys basketball team recently had its awards ceremony and given the season the Cyclones put together, there was a lot of hardware to hand out.

    T.J. Hollis was named the team’s MVP but was also named All-Region, All-Area and All-State. He led Chester in scoring at 20 points-per-game while also contributing five rebounds and four assists per contest. Quay Hardin was named the team’s most valuable defensive player and was picked for the All-Region team after posting averages of 17 points, six rebounds and three steals-per-game.

  • Fair Play?

    During a recent South Carolina High School League appellate panel hearing dealing with athletic realignment, a member of the panel told a group of school administrators and coaches that the word “fair” was subjective. Based on past practices and actions, it’s understandable how someone might hold that opinion where prep sports in our state is concerned.

  • Open letter to the SCHSL

    Editor’s Note: The following was written by the parent of two Dixie High School cross country athletes to the governing body of prep athletics in the state.


  • Lawsuit filed over SCHSL realignment

    In January, attorney Kenneth Nettles, representing multiple school districts, told the South Carolina High School League in an open meeting it had acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner” in allowing Union County to move from AAAA down to the AAA classification. Last week Nettles told them again in the form of a lawsuit.

  • Cox named Class A Player of the Year

    He considers himself a football player first-and-foremost, but Rhett Cox is also a good baseball player…one of the best, actually.