Lady Barons bomb Cardinal Newman

The Wilson Hall Lady Barons hit five 3-pointers and had 11 different players in the scoring column to oust the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals by a score of 54-21 in the first round of the SCISA 3A girls’ playoffs at the Sumter Civic Center Friday, February 19. The Lady Barons got 3-pointers from Betsy Cunningham and Catherine Kelley and a […]

Cardinals blow by Hurricanes

Christiaan Jones led four Cardinals in double figures with 18 points, and Cardinal Newman advanced to the SCISA Class 3A Boys’ State Championship quarterfinals with an 84-52 victory over the First Baptist Hurricanes on Saturday, February 20 at Heathwood Hall. The Hurricanes (5- 21) got out to a 7-3 lead in the first two minutes on baskets by Jack Dragon, […]

Green’s game-winner with 0.4 seconds left sends Hornets to Upper State final

C.A. Johnson center Tajh Green took a pass off the left wing, turned left, drove in the paint, and floated up a short jumper that dropped through the net with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to give the Green Hornets a 44-42 win over the Ridge Spring Monetta Trojans in a third round boys’ Class 3A state basketball playoff […]

Barons survive Falcons’ rally

Brent Carraway had 21 points and hit five of six free throws in the final minute as the Wilson Hall Barons held off a furious rally by the Ben Lippen Falcons to win 58-52 on Saturday, February 20 at Heathwood Hall in the opening round of the SCISA Class 3A Boys’ State Championship. The Barons (15-10) shot out to an […]

Vikings down Rams in round two

It took a few minutes for the offense to get going—till Dominique Hill dropped a three at the 5:20 mark in the first quarter— but the defense came to play from the opening tip, and the result was a 56-40 win by the Spring Valley Lady Vikings over the Westside Lady Rams in a second round girls’ Class 4A basketball […]

Offensive woes doom Bearcats

An 11-0 Lakewood Gators’ run to end the first half propelled Lakewood to a 50-38 win over the homestanding Brookland-Cayce Bearcats in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday, February 19. “I thought it was a game of runs,” Brookland- Cayce coach Robert Wells said. “We jumped out on them early in the second quarter, but Lakewood made […]

Lady Falcons hold off Orangeburg Prep

Ashley Williamson had 15 points and Malayah Montgomery added 13 to lead the Ben Lippen Lady Falcons to a 57-51 victory over the Orangeburg Prep Lady Indians in the first round of the SCISA 3A girls’ playoffs at the Sumter Civic Center Friday, February 19. With the score tied at 2-2 a minute into the game, Ben Lippen went on […]

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UofSC Theatre’s Still Life takes a searing look at life in the wake of the Vietnam War

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Still Life, a visceral, documentary-style drama about life in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, February 25–28 at the Lab Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $5 and available only at the door. The Lab Theatre is located at 1400 Wheat Street on the first floor of the […]

Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South

February 26 and 27, presented by McKissick Museum, the School of Music, University of South Carolina, and Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia • Friday, February 26, 3:30–4 p.m., Second Floor Lobby, McKissick Museum, USC, Bull and Pendleton Streets—Opening remarks by McKissick Executive Director, Jane Przybysz; welcome from Chief Curator of Folklife and Fieldwork, Saddler Taylor; artist Meet & Greet – […]