War Eagles aim for first championship

Gray Collegiate Academy head basketball coach Dion Bethea is preparing to take his team where no Gray Collegiate team has gone before, the state championship. While the school is fairly young and still building its reputation on the field of play and in the classroom, it was only a matter of time before one of its athletic teams broke through […]

Blythewood High School sophomore qualifies for National History Bee Championship

Lower Richland High School STEAMs ahead bringing Harlem Renaissance to life for Black History Month

The jazz of Duke Ellington, the words of Langston Hughes, and the moves of Josephine Baker took over the auditorium and hallways of Lower Richland High School Thursday, February 8 for a “Stroll through the Harlem Renaissance,” the grand finale for the school’s study on the pivotal Civil Rights movement. Guided by instruction from some of the best-loved performers in […]

Richland 2 Black Parents Association calls upon board and administration at Richland School District 2 to immediately place school resource officers in every school

The recent tragedy that has unfolded in Florida is yet another reminder of how vulnerable our schools, students, and teachers are when it comes to school violence. Just in the last 2 weeks and since the shooting in Florida, we have experienced our own incidents of violence and threats at Jackson Creek, Blythewood High, and Westwood High In our own […]

Dent Middle School wins eighth annual Quiz Whiz Academic Tournament

Did you know South Korea is the East Asian country now governed by Moon Jae-in? Or Venus is a planet sometimes called a “twin” to earth? Richland Two students competing in the eighth annual Quiz Whiz Middle School Academic Tournament knew the answers to these questions, as well as the 1940s was the decade in which Franklin Roosevelt won a […]

Viking Cup kicks off soccer season

Clover defeated Wando 3-1 to win the 2018 Spring Valley Viking Cup Sunday, February 25. Clover’s Haley Hocking was awarded the Ashley Nicole Dent Senior MVP Memorial Scholarship. Local schools participating had the following results in this year’s Cup: A.C. Flora beat Spring Valley 1-0 and Riverside 1-0 before falling 3-0 to Chapin in the Bracket A final. Kathryn Roberts […]

Tigers squeeze past Falcons

Alex Caldwell, the boys’ 4A state player of the year, hit the game-deciding jumper with 0:41 left, and the Wilson Tigers beat the A.C. Flora Falcons 42- 40 in the Lower State title game Friday night, February 23 at the Florence Center. The win sends the Tigers, 21-3, to the boys’ 4A state title game against the Ridge View Blazers, […]

Yellow Jackets’ buzzzzer-beater beats Blythewood

“It is a set play, and we have several options,” Irmo coach Tim Whipple said. “That is the first option. They were playing straight up man, and it was open. You have to pass it, you have to catch it, and you have to finish.” Down 48-47 with three seconds left in the game, Irmo called time-out to set up […]

Porter-Gaud too much for Highlanders

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the two- time defending champion Porter- Gaud Cyclones in the SCISA 3A semifinals Friday, February 23 in Sumter. The Cyclones had four 3-pointers and two dunks in the first quarter alone on their way to a 69- 38 victory. Aaron Nesmith led the way for Porter-Gaud with a […]

Cardinals neutralize Chargers

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals built a 31-8 halftime advantage and cruised to a 51-32 victory over the Northwood Academy Lady Chargers in the SCISA 3A semifinals in Sumter February 23. Tyra Beadle led the Cardinals with a game-high 24 points. Ashlyn Watkins added 12 points to go with seven blocks, and Mya Parter finished with ten points. Audrey Meyers […]