An Interlude in France

Part 11: Benedicte and Nancy

Benedicte DuPont was a Rotary Scholar in 1995–1996. She had been a reporter for France TV and was studying journalism at USC. Linda and I were her host family. Benedicte did not appreciate our fried chicken and grits, but we loved her chicken cordon bleu and fresh salad. When Benedicte returned home, we promised to visit. Time passed and she […]

Kingpins! Highlanders are state champs again!



In just the fourth year of the SCISA bowling championships, the Heathwood Hall Highlanders won their second straight title. The tournment took place at the Royal Z Lanes on Two Notch Road Thursday, January 28. The Highlanders racked up a score of 460 to place in front of Wilson Hall (391), Orangeburg Prep (358), and Glenforest (319). The Heathwood Hall […]

Falcons fall to Lower Richland



Lower Richland completed the regular season sweep of A.C. Flora on Friday January 29 with a 71–62 win at A.C. Flora. While the Diamond Hornets had to battle the Falcons for the lead in the first half, Lower Richland controlled the game in the second half to cruise to a victory. Sixteen points from Keith Johnson led the way for […]

Diamond Hornets even the score



The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets avenged an earlier loss to A.C. Flora by defeating the Lady Falcons 52–34 at A.C. Flora Friday, January 29. Despite a close game through three quarters, the Diamond Hornets held A.C. Flora to only two points in the fourth quarter to help win in blowout fashion. Jasmine Harrison led the way for Lower Richland […]

Catawba College gets Worthy



Wilson headed to SC State



Cephas “CJ” Wilson is the son of Cephas and Latarshia Wilson Sr. CJ is a senior at Richland Northeast High School and has been a three–year starter on the varsity football team. He has offers from the following schools: South Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, Tennessee State University, East Carolina and Newberry College. Wilson […]

Highlanders squash Skyhawks



Corey Littlejohn scored 12 points in the first quarter and 24 overall to lead the Heathwood Hall Highlanders (16–5, 5–2) over the visiting Hammond Skyhawks 55–29 Tuesday, February 2. Mac Whalen chipped in 15, and Morgan Whalen added 8 to improve the Highlanders to 5–2 in region play and 16–5 overall. The struggling Skyhawks struggled even more Tuesday night without […]

Falcons soar over Cardinals



Mitchell Deter led all scorers with 26 points as the Ben Lippen Falcons scored an easy 68–50 win over the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals on Tuesday, February 2. The Falcons (17–7, 4–2) stormed out to an 11–3 lead behind Deter and Gray Welborn, who combined for nine points in that run. The Cardinals (9–13, 0–7) closed to within 12–7 at […]

2010 Preseason High School Soccer Rankings

SC High School Soccer Coaches Association

BOYS Rank Team (2009 Record) Class AAAA 1. Northwestern* (24-0-0) 2. Irmo (23-1-0) 3. Wando (21-5-1) 4. Fort Mill (18-6-1) 5. Dorman (16-5-0) 6. Lexington (16-9-0) 7. Spring Valley (13-7-3) 8. West Ashley (15-8-1) 9. Mauldin (14-9-1) 10. White Knoll (15-4-0) 11. Rock Hill (15-6-0) 12. Dutch Fork (12-8-0) 13. Blythewood (12-6-0) Class AAA 1. J.L. Mann (23-3-0) 2. South […]

Hall’s balance overwhelms ’Hawks



A’ja Wilson had 13 points and blocked three shots in the final minute to lead the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders (11–8, 6–1) over the visiting Hammond Lady Skyhawks 43–34 Tuesday, February 2. Wilson’s effort was part of a balanced Heathwood attack as Logan Ress added 10 points, and Kiaya Demonbreun finished with nine. In all, six Highlanders scored – four […]