Four-Time 5A State Championship Dutch Fork High School Football Team was recognized Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Statehouse. Pictured are: Dutch Fork High School Football Team, Coach Tom Knotts, Representative Micah Caskey and Representative Chip Huggins

The Class 5A State Championship Chapin High School Cheerleaders were recognized at the Statehouse on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Pictured are: Head Coach Vicki Williams, Asst Coach Billie Williams, Principal Michael Ames Senator Ronnie Cromer, Representative Nathan Ballentine & Representative Chip Huggins

Dutch Fork High School varsity football coach and athletic director Tom Knotts has been named the 2019 National High School Football Coaches Association (NHSCA) National Football Coach of the Year.  The award is presented jointly with High School Football America. “I am proud to be named National Coach of theContinue Reading

Karlee Vardas keeps piling up the hardware and the Lexington Wildcat Junior who has committed to Georgia Southern earned SC Coaches Association Women’s 5A Golf Player of the Year.  “It’s a great honor and means a lot to be recognized for this award. I worked hard and it paid off,”Continue Reading

Karlee Vardas won the Class 5A state individual championship in a playoff while her Lexington wildcat team placed second.  “It was crazy coming down the stretch. I was in a good position but the girl I was competing with birdied three out of the last four to Tie,” Vardas said.Continue Reading

Karlee Vardas recently committed to play golf at Georgia Southern. The Junior at Lexington High School is currently the 2nd ranked junior girl in South Carolina which is quite impressive considering she has only been playing for a few years.  “My dad got me started when I was 12, whichContinue Reading

By CT McDonald After Dutch Fork’s non-region victory against Irmo last week in the two teams’ only matchup of the season, they both move forward now against other non-region opponents outside District Five with only one exception: Silver Foxes at Chapin Eagles October 4 to start the Region 5-5A games.Continue Reading

By CT McDonald All three district varsity football teams won their Week 1 matchups last week, including a first-ever win, a long-running rivalry win and a shutout. And this week’s action could get even better when the Silver Foxes visit the Yellow Jackets for the annual rival matchup of theseContinue Reading

As the PGA Tour closes its 2019 Season The optimal Carolinas golf season is just opening up. That’s right; Fall is the Premier time of the year to play and here’s why: First, the golf courses are in the best condition of the year. We have got lush green grassContinue Reading

Last week I promised to share a short story about what I learned from 14-year-old Cass Dorrington. Cass, William Jenkins, sophomores at Chapin and I were on the 18th hole at Timberlake discussing ideas on how to hit golf shots when  I shared what I had learned many years agoContinue Reading