By Thomas Grant Jr. The 11-year wait for state baseball title number seven ended Friday for Lexington High School. The Wildcats completed a Best-of-3 series sweep of Ashley Ridge 3-1 in Summerville to win the Class 5A title. Its title is the first since 2013 for Lexington (, which finishedContinue Reading

The 11-year wait for the Coastal Plain League championship ended last August for the Lexington County Blowfish. As Ryan Ouzts caught the final out in the 7-5 victory over Wilmington, the franchise had finally achieved the goal obtained one other time in its history in 2012. Instead of the CapitalContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. Lexington County, SC — The South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association’s North/South All-Star Games will bring the high school baseball season to an exciting conclusion in Lexington County on May 29-30. Schedule and Venues Day One – May 29: Select Game: Lexington Ballpark, starting at 2:30 p.m.Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. As Lexington High School celebrated graduation Wednesday, it was still competing for state titles in two spring sports. The baseball team finally learned their Class 5A state final opponent Tuesday nearly a week after defeating Dorman 5-2 to win the Upper State title. It all startedContinue Reading

The storybook ending to a legendary head coaching career was not to be for Phil Savitz. River Bluff”s quest to win a final state title for the Palmetto State’s winningest boys soccer head coach ended short of its goal. The Gators were defeated on penalty kicks by Stratford in theContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. The Lexington baseball team entered Wednesday one win away from the Class 5A final. The Wildcats opened Friday with a 6-5 win over Dutch Fork. This was their 10th comeback victory of the season and started with two outs in the bottom seventh. University of SouthContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. After 848 career victories, six state boys basketball titles and having sent numerous players into the college and coaching ranks over 43 years, Irmo ‘s Tim Whipple has called it a career. Last week, the Palmetto State’s second-winningest boys basketball coach announced his retirement. He leavesContinue Reading

Patrick Walters of Summerville once again showcased his prowess on the waters of Lake Murray, clinching another Bassmaster win with impressive skill and determination. Despite the challenges posed by severe weather, Walters demonstrated his mastery of the sport and emerged victorious in the Minn Kota Bassmaster Elite pro fishing tournament.Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant, Jr. Only two of the four Region 4-A baseball teams remain in contention in the Class 5A playoffs. In one case, Lexington has advanced to the Upper State playoffs in dramatic fashion. The Wildcats rallied from an early deficit to defeat Spartanburg 2-1 to win the DistrictContinue Reading