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  SC high school football coaches come up with recommendations regarding 2020 season

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, the South Carolina Football Coaches Association offered a few recommendations regarding the upcoming high school football season.

  South Carolina high school sports addresses safety precautions amidst coronavirus outbreak

Sessions looks to add fire, passion to Ridge View boys’ championship hoops program

  SCHSL allows limited training, workouts for student-athletes during the summer

Private schools, Diocese of Charleston sue S.C. High School League

SCHSL hands down decisions regarding training regimens for student-athletes amid COVID-19

SCHSL hoping for completion of spring sports season, exploring ‘virtual conditioning’ options

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SCHSL suspends spring sports through April 5 due to COVID-19 pandemic

SCISA postpones spring sports in S.C. amid coronavirus concerns

  Fourth-quarter run pushes Ridge View to third straight boys’ basketball state title in Class 4A

  Keenan claims ninth state title in boys’ basketball with victory over Wade Hampton

  Fulwiley powers Keenan to Class 3A girls basketball title over Marion

  Great Falls holds off Scott’s Branch to win Class A boys’ basketball title

Dutch Fork falls in Class 5A boys’ title game as Dorman completes ‘4-Peat’

With Clemson signee PJ Hall recording a double-double to lead the way for Dorman, the Cavaliers defeated Dutch Fork 65-46 to secure their fourth consecutive state championship in boys’ basketball.

  Gray Collegiate captures third straight Class 2A boys’ basketball state championship

The Gray Collegiate War Eagles are going to need to make a little more room in their trophy case.

  Some concerned that North HS football players won’t get fair chance if program merges with H-K-T

Two rival high school football teams could be playing on the same side for the upcoming season. The Orangeburg Consolidated School District has requested that North and Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (HKT) High Schools combine their football programs.

S.C. High School League host 2020 State Basketball Championship this weekend

This weekend high school basketball teams from across South Carolina will be in Columbia to take part in the 2020 State Basketball Championships.

  Hammond QB Muschamp signs as preferred walk-on at father’s alma mater

  Gray Collegiate QB Helms makes childhood dream come true signing with Clemson

  Spring Valley community honors coach battling cancer

  Dreher High retires jersey of basketball legend English

  Williams, Roberts inducted into Spring Valley Athletic Hall of Fame

  Former S.C. State standout Brown overcomes doubt to reach Super Bowl with Chiefs

  Gray Collegiate’s Adams ready to ‘give it 150 percent’ at U.S. Army National Combine

Even without a star next to his name, KZ Adams knows his game will shine.

Midlands schools among the shuffle in SCHSL reclassification

High schools across the Midlands will face a few new foes in their quest to win their respective region titles next year.

Hammond 5-star recruit Burch picks South Carolina over Clemson, LSU

Hammond defensive lineman Jordan Burch has chosen to play for South Carolina. Burch was heavily recruited by the Gamecocks along with Clemson, Georgia, LSU, and other Power 5 programs in the country.

Midlands high school football players ink letters of intent in Early Signing Period

The Early Signing Period has begun and several student-athletes are putting pen to paper to sign their National Letters of Intent.

Rick Henry’s Midlands Top 10

Each week, Rick Henry will rank the top 10 Midlands high school football teams.

  Saluda Tigers headed to 2-A state title game, seeking first title in 56 years

The Saluda High School Tigers have their eyes set on something that hasn’t been accomplished in 56 years, but the team’s seniors believe this year’s team has what it takes to win it all.

  Family, friends remember legendary Coach John McKissick

It was a somber Monday in Summerville where the community came together to pay their final respects to retired Summerville High School Football coach John McKissick.

  Legendary S.C. high school football coach John McKissick passes away

Retired Summerville High School Football Coach John McKissick, who holds the record for the most wins of any football coach at any level, died Thursday morning at 93.

  Football Friday Plays of the Week

Choose this week's Football Friday Play of the Week.

  Chapin community works to raise money for beloved basketball coach diagnosed with cancer

In October, Mark Snelgrove was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For the Chapin High School basketball team, the fight to win now goes beyond the courts.

  Brookland-Cayce senior with autism described as ‘heart and soul’ of football team

As part of Friday’s Game of the Week, WIS is highlighting one Brookland-Cayce High senior who finally got his chance to play on the varsity team this year.

High school recruits are turning up their tenacity after NCAA says players can get paid

Big news for any sports fan. What you know about the NCAA and your favorite college teams are changing. In a big announcement on Tuesday, officials said student-athletes will now be able to make money for their name, image and likeness.

Dutch Fork’s Hyatt named SC Mr. Football finalist

Dutch Fork senior wide receiver Jalin Hyatt has been named one of seven finalists for the South Carolina Mr. Football award.

Football Friday: Get the latest high school football scores

Football Friday games are wrapping up across the Midlands and we have all the scores for you.

Games for some Midlands high school football teams affected by Hurricane Dorian

Because of Hurricane Dorian, several high school football games across South Carolina will either be canceled or rescheduled.

  Former LR athletics director, girls hoops coach Stroman takes over as AD at Columbia College

Former Lower Richland High basketball coach Debbie Stroman Wardlaw has been named the new athletics director at Columbia College.

Tennessee football player Bryce Thompson suspended indefinitely after arrest

Bryce Thompson, a sophomore defensive back for the University of Tennessee football team, has been arrested and released on charges of domestic assault.

  New clear bag requirement now in effect for Lexington-Richland 5 sporting events

With high school football kicking off Friday night, this is the first year Lexington-Richland School District Five will implement a clear bag requirement for sporting events.

Five storylines to watch this season in Midlands high school football

High school football is finally here and there are quite a few storylines in the Midlands to keep an eye on.

  Investigation suggests Blythewood HS coach tried to recruit student athletes

We have documents that suggest Blythewood Bengals head coach, Jason Seidel, violated Richland Two’s policy.

  Dutch Fork’s Hyatt: ‘I knew Tennessee would be the right spot’

Since Jalin Hyatt donned a set of football pads, all he’s ever wanted to do was make plays.

  Former Gamecock, NBA player rejoins Gray Collegiate boys’ basketball coaching staff

After winning a second straight state championship, the Gray Collegiate War Eagles are adding another useful resource to their coaching staff as they prepare to defend their title.

  Near accident at grandma’s house leads Lower Richland’s Graves to greatness on track

A leap of faith was all it took to get Lower Richland track hurdler Tyler Graves into a pair of cleats.

Mike Williams to hold football camp in Santee

Former Lake Marion and Clemson standout Mike Williams will hold his second annual football camp at Lake Marion High School on July 13.

  Vikings go with new-look offense for 2019 season

This season, Robin Bacon and the Vikings will shift to a more pass-happy offense.

  Dutch Fork football star reopens recruitment ahead of senior campaign

Dutch Fork senior Jalin Hyatt announced his decommitment from Virginia Tech via Twitter on Sunday night.

Lower Richland’s Graves named Gatorade S.C. Boys Track Athlete of the Year

On Monday, Tyler Graves was named Gatorade’s South Carolina Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Airport’s Jamison named S.C. Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Rising sophomore Jayla Jamison has been named the girls’ South Carolina Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

  District to implement clear bag policy for athletic events

Beginning this fall, Lexington-Richland School District Five will now implement a clear bag requirement at all sporting events.

Athletics director, former girls basketball coach at Lower Richland announces retirement

On Monday night, Debbie Stroman Wardlaw announced that she was calling it a career via Twitter. The former Lower Richland girls basketball coach has won seven state titles.

  High school coach, principal remember 2-sport athlete who died in ATV accident

According to Fairfield Central head coach Demetrius Davis, Christopher Simmons was “an unbelievable athlete and kid” who had a smile that will never be forgotten.

  Brand hired as new Irmo football coach

Aaron Brand will take over as the new head football coach at Irmo.

  Former B-C standout, NY Jets WR to host football camp

Children will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of football on April 27 at the Community Building Youth Football Camp.

  Irmo’s Kennedy to take over as head coach at Manning

Irmo head coach Reggie Kennedy, who won a state championship with East Clarendon in 1985, is returning to his home county to take over the football program at Manning High.

Drafts steps down at AC Flora to take coaching job in Florida

Former AC Flora head football coach confirmed via social media that he will taking the head coaching job at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

  Cardinal Newman offensive lineman signs with University of San Diego

Declan Carroll has signed his National Letter of Intent on Monday to play football at the University of San Diego.

Swansea guard named SC Gatorade Player of the Year in girls’ hoops

Swansea senior guard Danae McNeal has been named the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the state of South Carolina.

  10 Midlands baseball teams set to play at Segra Park in High School Baseball Series

Segra Park has been the home of the Columbia Fireflies for the past three years. But starting this weekend, they’ll host seven high school games featuring baseball teams from across the state.

  WATCH: SC student with autism gets dream shot in state championship game

"Well my classmates and friends are good and they are so very happy for me," Major said.

  Results from SCHSL state basketball championships

This weekend, several teams achieved their goal of becoming state basketball champions.

Tough roads for 4 Midlands hoops teams lead to chance to repeat title runs

Four Midlands high school basketball teams look to defend their crowns as state champions this weekend at Colonial Life Arena.

Hammond to celebrate ‘Coach Mac Day’ with re-dedication of gym Friday

The Hammond Skyhawks will dedicate their newly renovated gym to former basketball coach Charles McAlister.

  Dutch Fork receives national rankings trophy from Maxpreps

The Silver Foxes received the Army National Guard trophy on Wednesday, which was presented as part of the Maxpreps Tour of Champions.

SC high school hoops teams compete in 4th Annual Boys and Girls MLK Bash

Starting Saturday, 24 teams from across South Carolina will compete in the 4th Annual Boys and Girls MLK Bash at Eau Claire High School.

  Williams, Smith highlight class of Midlands athletes inked in early signing period

For the second consecutive year, football players from around the country will put pen to paper to sign their National Letters of Intent to play football for the schools of their choice.

  Annual Shrine Bowl ends in 10-10 tie

Gilmore, Chisolm see playing time.

Gamecocks commit Pickens named SC Mr. Football

Five-star defensive end Zacch Pickens, who’s committed to the 2019 South Carolina football recruiting class, received the state’s Mr. Football award on Saturday.

  Dutch Fork completes perfect season to capture third consecutive state title

The Silver Foxes defense stood tall in the second half keeping the Yellow Jackets out of the end zone to capture their third consecutive Class 5A state title with a 59-20 win.

  Former Jim Hudson Football Friday scholarship winner shares lessons learned through football

The week David Olson got the Jim Hudson Football Friday scholarship was an eventful one for the former Irmo Yellow Jacket.

  Council unanimously passes vote for Dreher athletic facilities

On Tuesday night, Columbia City Council unanimously approved changes to the Dreher athletic fields to build new facilities behind Dreher High School.

  SC high school championship football games moved up due to inclement weather forecast

With the threat of wintry weather headed to South Carolina this weekend, the South Carolina High School League has moved Saturday’s championship games up by a day.

Weigle steps down as head football coach at RNE

Bennett Weigle announced that he will not return to the Cavaliers sideline next season.

  PLAYER TO WATCH: Zirke uses past teachings to become Dutch Fork playmaker

Dutch Fork senior Gage Zirke has been a major factor in the team’s overwhelming success on offense.

  PLAYER TO WATCH: Braham’s relaxed demeanor helps offensive productivity for Redhawks

Westwood senior wide receiver Cortes Braham may be one of the relaxed guys on the field, but he doesn’t mess around when it comes to his play.

  Ridge View’s Wilson signs to play for Georgetown

Wilson signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday afternoon to attend Georgetown and play under former New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing.

  ‘Ultimate competitor’ Napper has something to prove as Ridge View enters playoffs

Wayln Napper carries a little something with him every time he takes the field.

  PLAYER TO WATCH: A.C. Flora’s Riley plays ‘special’ role in Falcons’ success

It’s been quite a season for A.C. Flora. Part of the reason for their success is Quincy Riley.

Several Midlands high school football teams move their games to Thursday

With the Friday’s chance of rain increasing day by day, several high school football teams in the Midlands are now opting to move their games up a day.