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Segra Park named ‘Class A Ballpark of the Decade’ by Ballpark Digest

For the second time, Ballpark Digest is honoring Segra Park as one of the top facilities in baseball.

Charlie W. Johnson Stadium to receive ‘a fresh new look’ for upcoming season

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

  Investigation suggests Blythewood HS coach tried to recruit student athletes

  First female umpire in CPL history officiates baseball game between Blowfish, Bacon

Aces’ Wilson named captain for WNBA All-Star Game

  ’Can’t be a punk and play football’: SC women’s tackle football league scouts new players

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  Lugoff native takes aim at becoming next great SC golfer

  Blythewood golfer Hargett hopes to make the most of second chance in U.S. Senior Open

  Bamberg teen wins Junior Olympic shooting title

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

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

Williamson becomes No. 1 overall pick in NBA draft; Morant picked second

  PGA HOPE provides veterans with free golf lessons as way to rehabilitate

Thanks to a new program here in the Midlands, veterans get a chance to hit the links for free golf lessons.

  Midlands training center owners had a hand in preparing Kentucky Derby winner

Although the Kentucky Derby ended in controversy, Travis and Amy Durr were extremely happy with the final result.

UofSC Board of Trustees approve $22.5 million project to revitalize Williams-Brice Stadium in 2020

The University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees on Monday approved a $22.5 million project plan that will pay for Phase II of a revitalization project of Williams-Brice Stadium, with work set to begin in 2020.

Killian Park unveils championship banner after winning state title

The Killian Park basketball team unveiled their championship banner after capturing the state title in the South Carolina Athletics Program tournament.

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

NFL player plays good Samaritan and helps woman change tire on rural SC roadway

  Columbia father-son duo take their sports apparel company to professional football

  Fireflies open fourth season at Segra Park Thursday

  Players gear up for Carolina 9s Rugby League Festival in May

  ‘FAIR BALL’: Blowfish unveil fair-themed jerseys for 2019 season

Rugby League 9s coming to the Carolinas

For the first time ever, the Palmetto State will host the Sports Performance Tracking [SPT] Carolina9s Rugby League Festival.

Southern 500 to kick off NASCAR Playoffs in 2020

Officials with NASCAR released the 2020 schedule on Tuesday and the Southern 500 will be the first race of the playoff series for the race circuit.

Former SC State star Harper inducted into MEAC Hall of Fame

Dwayne Harper, a former standout at Orangeburg-Wilkinson and South Carolina State, is now one of five new inductees in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

SC State’s Richard wins NCAA 400-meter title

Tyrell Richard is bringing home some hardware from this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship.

  Soda City FC aims to provide an opportunity for local soccer players

More than 100 players came out to two different sessions at Columbia International University to compete for a chance to play for Soda City FC.

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.

  Home of Columbia Fireflies is now Segra Park

Columbia’s minor league baseball team will now play at Segra Park.

Rick Henry honored as Sportscaster of the Year by NSMA for second time

Henry won the award previously in 2015. He is the only African-American to win SC Sportscaster of the Year.

WNBA star A’ja Wilson to hold youth basketball camp

Former South Carolina star and WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson will hold her first-ever youth basketball camp.

  Longtime WLTX sports director Bob Shields dies

Former WLTX sports director Bob Shields has passed away.

  Former O-W star Huggins ready to fill in for Lawrence on defensive line

Albert Huggins will be asked to help fill the void left by suspended defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence.

  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.

  Meet Markell, Newberry’s king of the ‘Castle’

From day one, Newberry knew it had something special in a wide receiver, Markell Castle.

  Eyes of the Benedict Tigers focused on first-ever SIAC division title

The Tigers are 4-1 overall this season and they’re in position to make their first-ever SIAC championship game appearance.

SC native, NASCAR truck driver wanted for stolen truck possession says charges were dropped in online statement

A Forest Acres native who, according to law enforcement, is wanted for possession of a stolen vehicle, says he's been cooperating with law enforcement and the truck has been surrendered to sheriff's deputies.

Former Gamecocks linebacker Moore released by Colts

Skai Moore was cut from the Indianapolis Colts roster on Friday.

  WATCH: Former USC assistant Brad Lawing talks Gamecocks, Tigers defense

We caught up with former USC assistant Brad Lawing before he spoke to the Columbia Touchdown Club.

  PLAYER TO WATCH: Heathwood Hall’s Porter provides triple threat for Highlanders

Ronnie Porter plays running back, linebacker, and special teams for the Heathwood Hall Highlanders.

Dinner to honor Willie Jeffries rescheduled for October

A dinner honoring former South Carolina State head coach Willie Jeffries and his wife, Mary, has now been rescheduled.

  Gamecocks face tough challenge in containing Kentucky RB Snell

South Carolina will look to take down No. 17 Kentucky in Lexington on Saturday.

NASCAR driver says State Fair rides make him "nauseous"

He can drive in circles at more than 200 miles per hour, but some rides at the South Carolina State Fair make him want to throw up.

Fireflies Split Doubleheader on Sunday

5,304 fans packed Spirit Communications Park on Sunday, and the Fireflies managed to split their doubleheader with the Charleston RiverDogs.

Darlington Raceway honors Cale Yarborough

The tradition returns to Darlington. This is Southern 500 weekend at Darlington Raceway.

Fireflies erase big deficit but fall in extra innings

Despite a six-run fifth inning in which the Fireflies sent 11 men to the plate, Columbia dropped the series finale to West Virginia, 7-6, in 10 frames.

Fireflies notch largest comeback win of the season Sunday night

The Fireflies climbed back from a five-run deficit on Sunday and scored the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning to notch an 8-6 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Zabala's 5-hit night leads Columbia to sweep

Enmanuel Zabala became the first Firefly in franchise history to record five hits in a game on Monday night, helping Columbia to a 7-5 victory over Augusta.

Fireflies win third straight against Augusta

Make it three wins in a row for the Fireflies against their Southern Division rivals. Columbia took down Augusta, 5-2, on Sunday night in game three of the series at Spirit Communications Park.

Columbia walks off in the 12th

Tyler Moore muscled a single to center field and plated J.C. Rodriguez in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Fireflies the victory, 3-2, over the Grasshoppers on Sunday night.

Canelon strong in series finale but Fireflies lose to Augusta

The crafty lefty was solid on the hill on Wednesday night, but Kevin Canelon's performance could not lift the Fireflies to victory.

Fireflies win second straight in extras innings

Different day, similar ending for the Fireflies on Thursday night at Spirit Communications Park. Columbia won its second straight game in extra innings, this time, defeating the Asheville Tourists, 3-2, in ten.

Columbia wins tight one in extra innings

The Columbia Fireflies won the series finale against Lexington in ten innings, 3-2, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Tuesday.

Fireflies vying For Home Field Advantage Award

As the second half of the season gets underway, Minor League Baseball and Esurance unveiled the first annual Esurance Home Field Advantage Award.

Shaw carries no-hitter into seventh in Fireflies win

Everything went Columbia's way on Monday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The Fireflies overpowered the Legends and won 8-2.

Fireflies fall one run short in wild marathon against Lexington

The Fireflies erased a four-run ninth-inning deficit, but lost in walk-off fashion on Sunday to the Legends.

Ingram leads the way in Columbia's bounce back win

The Columbia Fireflies jumped back into the win column in a big way on Thursday, defeating the Suns 6-1 at Municipal Stadium.

Zabala roars in series opener against Hagerstown

Columbia's centerfielder approached every at-bat with a purpose on Wednesday night in Hagerstown.

Canelon strong in series finale

The Fireflies lost the series finale to the GreenJackets on Sunday night, 3-0, at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Kevin Canelon was superb once again.

Columbia rallies late to win Charleston series

For the second straight night, the Fireflies broke a tied score late in the game and beat the RiverDogs, this time, 4-1, on Wednesday.

Canelon, Winningham clutch in Tuesday's win, attendance record set

Kevin Canelon had just finished his eighth inning of work against Charleston when Dash Winningham stepped to the plate in the home half of the frame.

Record 9,228 fans celebrate Independence Day at Fireflies game

The largest crowd in Spirit Communications Park history watched the Fireflies on Independence Day. 9,228 fans packed the house on Monday, but Columbia fell in its series opener against the Charleston RiverDogs, 3-1.

Fireflies: Thompson delivers knockout blow in eighth

Down two runs in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, David Thompson drilled a three-run home run to put the Fireflies up for good at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Winningham flashes power in series finale

Columbia and Augusta were tied after six innings on Sunday, but the GreenJackets pushed two runs across in the seventh frame to beat the Fireflies, 4-2, at Spirit Communications Park.

Home runs highlight second half opener

Columbia and Augusta kicked off the second half of the South Atlantic League season on Thursday night.

Tuschak home run not enough in Fireflies' series opener with Rome

Joe Tuschak's home run wasn't enough for Columbia Monday night as the Fireflies fell to the Rome Braves 4-1 at Spirit Communications Park.

3 Fireflies named to SAL All-Star Game

Three Columbia Fireflies were named to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team, the league announced Tuesday.

Big first inning helps Fireflies win series opener

The Fireflies stretched their win streak to four in a row with a 4-2 victory over the West Virginia Power on Thursday night. Columbia used a three-run top of the first inning to jump on their opponents at Appalachian Power Park and never looked back.

Fireflies bats explode for season-high 14 runs

The Fireflies bats exploded for a season-high 14 runs and launched a single-game best four home runs to take care of the GreenJackets on Tuesday night, 14-2.

Mazeika's hot play continues in series finale

Columbia catcher Pat Mazeika tallied two more hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Charleston at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.

Ingram pitches career-best vs. Rome

Chase Ingram allowed just one unearned run on Monday night, but the Fireflies dropped a tight one to the Braves, 5-1.

Fireflies walk off for the first time this season

After erasing two separate deficits in the eighth and ninth innings, the Fireflies walked off against Asheville in the bottom of the tenth Sunday, winning the series finale, 5-4.

Siena unstoppable for Fireflies' Sunday doubleheader

The Columbia Fireflies played 11 innings of baseball on Sunday at Fluor Field, winning Saturday's postponed game, 13-3, and then dropping the originally-scheduled Sunday matchup to the Drive, 5-4.

Fireflies bats red hot in win over Greensboro

Every Firefly hitter reached base safely on Wednesday night and Columbia cruised past the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 8-3.

Rodriguez extends hit streak in series finale

J.C. Rodriguez singled and extended his hit streak to eight games on Monday night, but Columbia couldn't muster up much more offense, dropping the series finale to Kannapolis, 5-0 at Spirit Communications Park.

Fireflies beat Kannapolis in rain-delayed, shortened game

The Fireflies endured their first rain-shortened game at Spirit Communications Park and fell to the Intimidators Sunday afternoon, 5-4.

Fireflies miss sweep of Lexington with 6-5 loss Thursday

The Fireflies never trailed in their three-game series with the Lexington Legends until the eighth inning on Thursday night.

Fireflies use long ball to soar past Lexington

Recharged after the first off day of the season, the Fireflies' bats surged Tuesday night to rout Lexington, 13-2, at Spirit Communications Park.

Fireflies drop finale against Greenville, 5-1

The Fireflies had their four-game win streak snapped on Sunday, falling to Greenville, 5-1, at Fluor Field.

Five-Run Ninth Propels Columbia to Third Straight Come-From-Behind Win

For the third straight night, the Fireflies scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, defeating the Greenville Drive on Saturday, 7-3, at Fluor Field. It's also the third straight night that Columbia (10-7) erased a deficit in the sixth inning or later to win.