The 2021 soccer season for the James Island girls team was the best in school history as the Trojans captured the Class AAAA state championship. The program added to the remarkable season on Tuesday as senior striker Alarie Hodge was named the 2021 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year in girls soccer.

The James Island baseball program was making its first state championship appearance since 1999 this week, taking on a perennial state title contender in A.C. Flora in the Class AAAA state championship series.

DUNCAN— Hayley Whiteside leapt into the arms of her catcher and threw her fist aloft. The Byrnes Lady Rebels had clinched the AAAAA softball state championship, and Whiteside, the Byrnes pitcher and Clemson commit, could hardly contain her excitement.

Gene Sapakoff column: Ja Morant’s jaw-dropping performances in his first NBA playoff series coincide with the June 3 release of “Promiseland,” a Crackle documentary series on how he went from a South Carolina high school player overlooked by all the top college programs in the state to NBA star as a rookie

Summerville’s baseball team has been considered among the best teams in the area all season. The Green Wave took the next step toward proving that point on Friday night.

The state playoff action for local baseball and softball teams was a mixed bag of success and defeat May 17 as some teams saw their 2021 season end while others remain alive in the postseason chase.

It was a case of “close but no cigar” for the Porter-Gaud boys and girls track and field teams at the SCISA state championship meet May 1.

Porter-Gaud’s boys and girls lacrosse programs continued their dominance of the SCISA ranks, each winning state championships April 30 at John Singleton Field on their home campus.

Fort Dorchester’s Chandler Amaker earned high school All-America honors with a second-place finish in the 160-pound weight class at the national championship wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach, Va., over the weekend.


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