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High School

  • 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.

  • Wright to play football at Barton College...eventually

    Emmanual Wright is signing to play college football, but won’t be on the field next year. That actually suits him fine since he’s spent a full year away from the field before.

  • Mills plans more firsts at Community Christian

    Zion Mills was a big part of the first team in Chester High School history to post a 15-0, state championship-winning season. He plans to be a part of several other firsts as well.

    Mills is part of the first signing class for a Lancaster County branch of Community Christian College, a California-based school. He could be a wide receiver, a cornerback, a kick returner or all three, but he’ll definitely be a playmaker, which is why coaches wanted him in the first place.

  • Brown moving onto Illinois State

    In 2018, the game of football started to slow down a bit for Pha’Leak Brown.

    “I think I probably understand the game more. I’ve seen most things before and know how to approach them differently,” Brown said.

    Obviously, Brown didn’t slow down. The record-breaking Chester High School running back helped power the Cyclones offense to one of the best seasons in history and will be taking his talents to Illinois State University.

  • Basketball playoffs underway

    The high school basketball postseason begins this week and three county teams are still alive in their quest for a state championship game appearance.

    The Chester High boys basketball earned a number two seed and opened the playoffs at home Tuesday night against three-seed Powdersville. The Cyclones picked up a 57-56 win in that game and travel to Newberry Friday.

    The Lewisville boys team earned a number three seed in the AA playoffs and travel to Abbeville tonight for a 7 p.m. game. The winner goes to either Eau Claire or St. Joe’s on Saturday.

  • Dylan Jacobs will tee it up at CIU

    As Dylan Jacobs walked to the podium to address the Lewisville student body on National Signing Day, he told everyone up front he was going to be quick and on point…just like he is on the links.

    Jacobs signed last Wednesday to play golf at Columbia International University. To say that Jacobs has been a quick study in the sport would be quite an understatement, since he didn’t pick up a club until he was 12-years-old. He has more than made up for lost time, though, showing an uncommon level of dedication once he started playing.

  • Brown takes physical style to USC-L

    Anyone who looks at Aerial Brown’s small size and assumes she is a finesse player on the soccer field is making a mistake…a big, big mistake.

    “I like soccer because you can get down and dirty. You can’t be soft and play soccer. I am very aggressive and like the physical part of the game,” Brown said.

    So, USC-Lancaster (with whom Brown signed last week) is obviously getting a tough-nosed defensive player. That isn’t all they’re getting, though, because Brown said she is not one-dimensional.