High School

  • The road ends for Great Falls

    During the 2018-’19 season, Great Falls played in Lexington, Kentucky, Charlotte, North Carolina and Greenville. They will not, however, be ending the season with a trip to Columbia.

    The Red Devils lost to High Point Academy 76-68 Saturday, falling one game shy of a trip to the Class A state title game.

  • Red Devils, Cyclones headed to upperstate finals

    Great Falls junior Kelton Talford said he’d never had three slam dunks on three straight possessions before Tuesday night. Of course, he’d never made it to an upperstate championship game until Tuesday either.

    In front of a packed out, often raucous crowd, Great Falls trailed early, took a big lead in the third then held off multiple comeback attempts by a pesky Denmark-Olar team in a 77-61 victory that vaulted the storied program to its first upperstate championship finals in seven years.

  • Seven Chester wrestlers headed to state finals

    The Chester High wrestling team had one of its most successful seasons on record this year, advancing to the third round of the AAA playoffs. That success has not waned now that things have shifted from team to individuals.

    Chester will send seven wrestlers to the state individual tournament in Anderson this weekend. Terrence Mills will go in as a one seed, having won his weight class (170 pounds) at the upperstate meet. Three Cyclones took second place, including Ly’Terrence Mills (160 pounds), J.D. Evans (182 pounds) and Antwan Patton (195 pounds).

  • Devils blow past Hornets, advance in playoffs

    The gym was packed, the Red Devils were on a roll and the fans went nuts when they heard the name “Torrey Craig.” It could have been 2009, but it was last Friday night.

    With alum (and current NBA player) Craig in the audience, Great Falls blew out Dixie by a score of 86-52 in the second round of the Class A playoffs.

  • Floyd named to North-South staff

    With most of the starters returning from last year’s 15-0, state championship winning team, Victor Floyd figures to have a good team in 2019. Actually, he’ll probably have two good teams.

  • Block star

    When Keith Mobley redirected a shot he also sent his team further toward the direction of Greenville.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Devils and Cycs advance

    The gym was packed, the Red Devils were on a roll and the crowd when nuts when they heard the name “Torrey Craig.” Just a typical night in Great Falls.

  • Big changes could be coming for SCHSL realignment

    The realignment process undergone by the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) every two years may become a lot simpler and much less contentious.

  • Belk leaves Gamecocks...and football

    Josh Belk was already a former Tiger, now he’s a former Gamecock…and perhaps a former football player altogether.

    Belk, the highly-touted defensive tackle from Lewisville High School who transferred from Clemson to the University of South Carolina last year confirmed Wednesday he is leaving the Gamecocks program and indicated he would be giving up the game.

    “He is a fine young man and we wish him the best,” said Will Muschamp, Gamecocks head football coach, in acknowledging that Belk had told him he was quitting the sport.

  • Dorrien Bagley finds a new home

    As Dorrien Bagley and his family enjoyed dinner at a restaurant following his final college visit, he was greeted, congratulated and welcomed. So, it was a lot like home.

    Bagley, an all-state level player in both football and basketball will be playing the former next year as a freshman at Catawba College. Interestingly, Bagley himself was much more interested in the former until just a few years ago.

    “I always played basketball. That was my sport,” he said.