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SUMMERVILLE — For the third straight season, the Summerville High wrestling team will wrestle for the Class AAAAA Lower State championship.
Gene Sapakoff column: Steve Laprad is back as Fort Dorchester High School head coach just as former players Carlos Dunlap of the Kansas City Chiefs and Robert Quinn of the Philadelphia Eagles are set to face off in the first Super Bowl for each of the former high school teammates.
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I wrote a version of this the day Marcus Lattimore signed. You got him, South Carolina, so use him.
At the time, it was as a suggestion to Steve Spurrier to emphasize the running game, now that he finally had the power to. Lattimore was a blue-chip, program-changing recruit and he could flip the script with his ability to tote the football, but he had to have a game plan created for him and offensive line coached to run the best schemes for him (zone-read) so he could do it.
I was there on Feb. 14, 2011. Being from Rock Hill, I was pretty confident that Jadeveon Clowney was going to pick South Carolina. But one never knows until the cap is on the head, and even then, it isn’t certain until the letter is faxed to the school. (I followed South Pointe High’s athletic director to his office so I could watch that letter go through)
I bring it up because tomorrow is Decision Day for Nyckoles Harbor, a program-changer who has South Carolina on his short list – and if you believe the “Crystal Balls” that are being logged in his favor by the recruit-niks, he’s coming.
I’m not predicting or promising, and since y’all watch the same team I do (some would say we’re sentenced to watching it), I wouldn’t advise to even hope for this.
But it always helps to have a goal, and if South Carolina can meet this goal, at least the chance to make a Cinderella run improves an iota or two.
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To be clear, it isn't really "our" CAB.The main purpose of the Clemson Athletics Branding institute (which you could actually pronounce "Cabby," if they left the "I" in the acronym) is to help athletes at Clemson maximize their name, image, and likeness (NIL) opportunities. Dabo Swinney likes the "cab" analogy because the university is providing athletes a "lift" to their NIL potential -- but they have to put in the work, or the cab fare, to get there.
Clemson basketball allayed some worries when it posted a rare injury update before the Florida State game: "Chase Hunter will play basketball today."
Hunter's return from a foot injury seemed like a big deal in itself, especially with Brevin Galloway joining backcourt mate Alex Hemenway on the sideline. But even the words "big deal" sound like an understatement in retrospect.
Two of the five vacant head football coaching positions in the Lowcountry have been filled as Hanahan and First Baptist have announced new leadership in their respective programs.
A group of 7th graders has stuck together through their senior year at Military Magnet, and is seeking a third straight state title.
Jerry Stoots won more than 925 games at three Charleston-area high schools over 48 seasons, and impacted the lives of many young people.
Dorchester District 2 Superintendent Shane Robbins plans to hold meetings with Fort Dorchester football coach Steve LaPrad, who offered his resignation after a locker room video circulated that appeared to show him using profanity and disparaging another school in the county while talking to his players.
For as long as he can remember, Adam Kinloch has dreamed of one day being the head football coach at Colleton County High School.
DORCHESTER — Woodland High School offensive tackle Kam Pringle, the state’s top-rated 2024 prospect, made his verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina on Sunday afternoon in his school’s gymnasium.
In a showdown of private-school state title contenders in Class AAAA, the visiting First Baptist Hurricanes used a decisive 13-point run to open the fourth quarter and knocked off the Porter-Gaud Cyclones, 71-59, on Friday night.
Steve LaPrad released a video statement on Friday explaining his decision earlier this week to resign as football coach and athletic director at Fort Dorchester High School.
Fort Dorchester head football coach Steve LaPrad resigned on Wednesday, according to a release by the Dorchester County District 2 public information office.
Woodland High School offensive tackle Kam Pringle plans to make his commitment announcement next Sunday, Jan. 22, at his school in St. George.
Legendary football coach Dr. Jerry Brown will not return as the coach at Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner. Brown was informed by district and school personnel of the decision to make a change on Tuesday.
Summerville High School wrestling coach Darryl Tucker achieved a coaching milestone on Jan. 10, earning his 300th career victory as the head coach of the Green Wave.
Aside from commitments from transfer lineman Sidney Fugar (6-6, 330) of Western Illinois and linebacker Javon Willis (6-2, 220) of Ole Miss, the Gamecocks’ staff had two other transfer prospects in for visits over the weekend.
GOOSE CREEK — Facing a three-game losing streak and on the road against the second-ranked team in Class AAAAA, the Summerville boys basketball team got back on track in its final non-region game of the 2022-23 season.
Northwood Academy named former Charleston Southern head football coach Autry Denson as its new athletic director on Friday.
Record-setting Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman, who played his senior year of high school at Oceanside Collegiate in Mount Pleasant, will transfer to Notre Dame.
The holiday high school basketball tournaments are done, and attention now turns to region play as the calendar flips to 2023.
Trevon Sanders of the North Charleston Police Department was picked in the XFL’s supplemental draft Sunday night by the Orlando Guardians.
Continuing to build off a stellar 2021-22 season, the Stratford girls basketball team is once again setting itself up for a deep run in the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
Piper Charney was not born with a tennis racket in her hand. But once she wrapped her tiny fingers around the handle of her first racket, tennis became her love.
While the high-school swim season in South Carolina lasts only about two months, competitive swimming has become as much of a year-round venture as any other sport. Competitive swimmers can compete for as long as 11 months in a given year.
Ashley Ridge sophomore Avery Smith admits that her golf game is still a work in progress. But the work is something she enjoys, so she feels the sky is the limit as she goes through high school.
When it comes to production on the field, few players in the Lowcountry did as much as the three players selected as The Post and Courier's All-Lowcountry football players of the year.
As the state’s winningest high school coach, Wando volleyball's Alexis Glover has coached a bevy of talented, all-state caliber players. The coach admits her 2022 senior leader Emma Sanders ranks among the best ever.
Wando High School junior Jake Liebert and Ashley Hall senior Ailish Ward proved to be among the best in the state when it came to the 2022 cross country season, regardless of level or classification.
Wednesday was a special day for several of the Lowcountry’s top senior football prospects as they signed their national letter-of-intents to colleges around the country.
Pinewood Prep boys basketball coach Pat Eidson recorded the 900th win of his coaching career on Dec. 16 when his Panthers topped visiting Stall, 66-57.
A solid contingent of Charleston-area high school football players helped guide the South Carolina team to a 17-13 win over North Carolina in the 86th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, played at Spartanburg High School on Saturday afternoon.
The S.C. High School Football Coaches Association announced its 2022 all-state teams for each of the five classifications in the High School League.
Saturday afternoon marked the first of two statewide all-star high school football games as the 75th annual Touchstone Energy North-South Bowl took center stage in Myrtle Beach.
South Carolina State wide receiver Shaq Davis, a former Summerville High School standout, has declared his intention to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
COLUMBIA — Even before his team ever took the field in the Class AAAAA state championship game on Saturday afternoon, Fort Dorchester head football coach Steve LaPrad knew the Patriots would have to play near-perfect football to win their second state title.
COLUMBIA — Oceanside Collegiate’s bid for its first state football championship fell short on Friday as the Landsharks lost, 35-20, to perennial powerhouse Abbeville in the Class AA title game at Benedict College’s Charles Johnson Stadium.
A Columbia-area district is starting renovations to the athletic stadium at Chapin High School but doesn't expect to finish them before the next football season gets underway.
All of the hours in the weight room and on the practice fields since January come to a fitting end for two Charleston-area high school football programs this weekend as the S.C. High School League crowns five state champions at Benedict College in Columbia.
With the focus turning from the gridiron to the hardwood, a look at the top high school basketball players and teams to keep an eye on this season.
Summerville and Fort Dorchester have been playing each other in football since 1993, the first year in Fort Dorchester’s history. Fort Dorchester was created through a split of Summerville’s enrollment, and thus a natural rivalry was born.
Oceanside Collegiate exploded for 43 points in the second half to turn a halftime deficit into a 49-13 rout of Andrew Jackson in the Class AA Lower State title game in Kershaw.
Fort Dorchester junior running back Davian Brown had his best outing of the season in the Patriots' third-round playoff win over Carolina Forest.
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