Fairfield’s TJ Knight takes 2nd in national competition

OHIO – Eleven-year-old Fairfield County resident TJ Knight was just two targets short of topping his field of 51 shooters at the 2021 Scholastic Clay Target (SCTP) National Team Championships last week. According to its website, the Scholastic Clay Target Program provides kids from elementary through college with the opportunity to participate in the fun […]

Redhawks Back in Action

HOPKINS – Westwood football competed in Lower Richland’s 7-on-7 shootout on July 1. The Redhawks faced Timberland and Irmo in day two of the shootout. Westwood is slated to open the 2021 season at Ridge View on Aug. 20.

Wiseman qualifies for Ironman World Championship

BLYTHEWOOD – Bill Wiseman, 61, of Blythewood finished 9th in his age group in the Ironman 70.3 competition in St. George, Utah on May 1, qualifying him for a slot in the World Championships for Ironman 70.3 distance, to also be held  in St. George on virtually the same course. The World Championships will be […]

Ridgeway’s Hannah Jane Lucas is a National Champ

TEXAS – When the University of Georgia Equestrian team won its seventh national title this spring, Hannah Jane Lucas’ dreams came true. As a freshman, Lucas, 18, who is from Ridgeway, didn’t get much time in the saddle during competitions this year. Nevertheless, the 2020 Hammond graduate was a member of the D1 school’s team […]

Mattox keeps on keepin’ on

FLORENCE – The college baseball season may be in the books for Francis Marion University, but honors seem to keep coming for third baseman Todd Mattox. The former Blythewood infielder has racked up three all-region honors since the Patriots finished the season 18-17 overall. Mattox, a rising senior, batted .405 with five home runs, four […]

Triumph through turbulent times

CLEMSON – Ansley Gilstrap’s softball career over the past three years at Clemson has been “strange” – looking back, the Clemson softball veteran from Blythewood doesn’t consider the term “strange” a terrible thing at all. A redshirt season spent making up for credits that did not transfer from USC upstate, a recovery from major brain […]

Bengals end season with 5-4 loss to J.L. Mann

BLYTHEWOOD – After a rough start against J.L. Mann last Wednesday in a 5A playoff elimination game, the Blythewood baseball eventually evened the score and got the go-ahead run to cross the plate in the bottom of the sixth. Alas, moving on to the District 2 upper state tournament’s championship game at Dorman last Friday […]

Put Me In Coach

WINNSBORO – From t-ball and coaches’ pitch to softball and baseball, Fairfield County’s youngest suited up to take the field this Spring. After 2020’s missed season because of the pandemic, late evenings at Drawdy Park were a welcomed change.

MSI Students tour Alston Trailhead

Approximately 25 Midlands STEM Institute students and three faculty members hiked a 6.5 mile guided trek on the Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail Monday, May 10. They concluded the field trip with a picnic lunch at the Alston trailhead park. The guided tour is available to schools and other organizations.

Eagles Rack Up Post-Season Honors

After falling short of the title game with a semi-final loss to Dorchester, Richard Winn baseball players Lawson Wade, Dru Caldwell, Zack Taylor, Brian King and Austin Lancaster were named to the All-Region team. Taylor, center, was named Region Player of the Year. All five of the players were also SCISA North-South All-Star Selections. The […]