By Thomas Grant Jr. FLORENCE | The memories of past state semifinal losses hung over the Lexington High School team Friday. The Florence Civic Center was where the Wildcats made their last Class 5A Lower State final appearance in 2019. They lost to Berkeley in what was legendary head coachContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Another “coaching tree” member of legendary Lexington High School head coach Bailey Harris is a win away from a state championship game appearance. Greer head coach Devin Liferidge has his team in the Class 4A Upper State title game at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Yellow JacketsContinue Reading

Irmo, South Carolina, February 27, 2024 – Jake Coucoules emerged victorious at the 2024 Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series at Lake Murray, scoring a two-day total of 188.75 inches. The tournament, featuring a record-breaking regular season attendance of 258 kayak anglers nationwide, took place on February 24-25 and offered overContinue Reading

Students from Lexington-Richland School District Five achieved outstanding success at the South Carolina Dance Association (SCDA) Dance Team Championship. Held on February 17, 2024, at Irmo High School, the SCDA State Championship witnessed the participation of numerous students from Chapin Middle, Chapin High, Dutch Fork Middle, and Dutch Fork High,Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The final season for legendary boys soccer coach Phil Savitz opened with another Capital City Cup title for River Bluff. The Gators defeated Chapin 2-1 Sunday at Gray Collegiate Academy to claim the Gold Division of the 4-day tournament. It was the third title won atContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The Lake Murray region produced three state wrestling champions this past weekend in Anderson. In Class 5A, Lexington’s Breydon Jennings won the 144-pound division and William Lede placed third at 150 pounds. River Bluff’s Jason Neblo won the 215-pound division with a pinfall in the final.Continue Reading

Special to the Lake Murray News The Midlands Striper Club held its monthly tournament on Lake Murray out of Acapulco, SC on Feb. 17. Twenty-two teams participated in the event bringing thirty-four striped bass to the scales weighing a total of 278.67 pounds with an 8.20-pound average. Fifteen teams wereContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. It’s a new era of athletic leadership at Gilbert High School. For eight years, the school had thrived with Chad Leaphart as both athletics director and head football coach. With his departure last December to replace David Bennett as Lexington School District One’s District Athletics Director,Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The final home game for top-ranked Lexington boys’ basketball team’s heralded senior class ended in another victory. The Wildcats defeated Sumter 57-37 in the third round of the Class 5A Lower State playoffs. It was the 25th straight home win for Lexington, the last loss occurringContinue Reading