FCHS alum named 5A Region Coach of the Year

COLUMBIA – Former Fairfield Central Griffin student-athlete turned coach was recently awarded Coach of the Year for 5A Region 4. Candace Bush, a 2002 graduate of Fairfield Central, is currently the head girls’ basketball coach at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo. Bush led the Silver Foxes to a perfect 8-0 record in region play, […]

James Island upsets Westwood in OT thriller

CHARLESTON—The Westwood boys basketball team got off to a great start in its third-round matchup with James Island Thursday night, but the Trojans erased a double-digit deficit early in the fourth quarter. The Trojans defense slowed down the Redhawks attack, forced overtime, and R.J. Simmons’ 3-pointer with 36 seconds left gave them a 71-70 edge. […]

Bengals fall in round 2

The Blythewood boys basketball team scored a solid 95-48 win over J.L. Mann in the first round of the 5A playoffs, but a late Dorman rally Saturday night sent the Bengals down to a 63-58 defeat in the second round. Blythewood finishes the season 21-7. Against J.L. Mann, Zeke Washington’s game plan for the Blythewood […]

Eagles bumped from playoffs

WINNSBORO – Fresh off a one-sided regular season with only one loss in the books, top-seeded Richard Winn faced Holly Hill (13-14) in the opening round of the South Carolina Independent Schools Association’s 1A state basketball tournament on Saturday. When the two teams met in early December, the Eagles took a 55-34 win over the […]

Griffins beat Rebels, fall to Landrum in Round 2

JOHNSTON – After a solid third place region finish with a tight three-point loss to Keenan, Fairfield Central’s girls’ basketball team earned a bid to the 2A SC High School League state championship tournament. The Griffins, a three-seed, opened the playoffs in Johnston on Feb. 14 against a second-seeded Strom Thurmond team. Despite the Rebels’ […]

Redhawks beat Northwestern, South Florence to advance

BLYTHEWOOD – Three days after notching a first-round 65-52 win over Northwestern in the 4A playoffs, the Westwood boys basketball team dug in and held off an explosive South Florence team 60-59 in the second round Saturday night.  4A Player of the Year T.J. Bell scored a game-high 33 points, but in the fourth quarter […]

Freed from the zone, Blythewood runs wild on J.L. Mann

BLYTHEWOOD – Zeke Washington’s game plan for the Blythewood boys basketball team wasn’t working out. The Bengals head coach figured a zone defense would best counter J.L. Mann’s scoring capability in their first-round game at The Jungle. The Patriots paid it no mind, and took an 18-15 lead into the second quarter. So, Washington gathered […]

Fairfield’s Got Heart

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Parks and Recreation held their third annual Got Heart 5K race on Saturday. With over 60 participants in multiple age groups, it was former Fairfield Central cross country coach Ediberto Crisanto who finished first on the day. Crisanto claimed the Men’s 5K trophy with a time of 18:45. Sarah Allers took […]

Bengals ink college plans

BLYTHEWOOD – Five Blythewood High School seniors announced their plans to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level on National Signing Day, joining five Bengals who had previously announced their decisions. Christian Foster, son of Greg Foster, Tara Tutt, and Derrick Tutt, announced his intentions to continue his soccer career at Virginia State University […]

Spartanburg knocks off Blythewood girls

SPARTANBURG – The Blythewood girls basketball team dug themselves a hole against Spartanburg by the midway point of the third quarter Tuesday night. By game’s end, the Bengals nearly climbed out. Unfortunately for them, they couldn’t get a couple of late shots to fall, and the Vikings escaped with a 52-50 victory in the first […]

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