Playing the Field

For most kids, the first day of summer vacation was a long-anticipated day of adventure and freedom: A day to be spent playing video games, riding bikes, visiting friends, or swimming in the farm pond, but for a few lucky kids it was the first day of the 2017 Wade Hampton Rotary Track and Field Summer Camp. As each child arrived they were greeted with a warm, welcoming smile by the dynamic duo known as the Hanna Alliance, the husband and wife team of Coaches Rob and Myriah Hanna.

USC-Salk names new basketball head coach

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie is pleased to announce that Jake Williams has been named the new head coach of the Indians men’s basketball team.  Coach Williams was most recently an Assistant Coach at North Florida State College in Niceville, Florida and prior to that was director of basketball operations at North Carolina Central University.  Originally from Tennessee he is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

WHHS's Freeman named to All-State team

Debbie and Dobie Hiers are proud to announce that Ashton Freeman has made the High School Sports Report All-State Team in softball. She will be recognized on Sunday, Jun. 18, at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia at 5 p.m.

Freeman will be recognized as one of the top athletes in the state for her hard work and dedication. She is a rising senior at Wade Hampton High School and was the starting catcher and team leader. She was Most Valuable Player and All Region this season and was also chosen as the Female Athlete of the Year at WHHS.

Patrick Henry Academy sports awards

Patrick Henry Academy held its 2016-17 Athletic Awards Banquet on May 24. The following student-athletes received awards:

All Region Players

Varsity Girls Basketball--Carlie Taylor

Varsity Boys Basketball--Kennedy Fairey

Varsity Baseball--Kennedy Fairey and Kyle Jarrell

Varsity Golf--Telie McCoy, Neil Chassereau and Carswell Daniel


JV Girls Basketball

Most Improved--Logan Cone  

MVP--Saniah Sexton

Playmaker Award-- Abbie Wiggins


JV Boys Basketball

Estill Track team successful at State Finals

During State Final competition, the Estill Lady Gators finished in sixth place out of 25 teams competing against them. Making the terrific sixth place finish even more meaningful to coaches is the small number of athletes who compete on the team: only six.

South Carolina High School State Championship Track Meet results for the Estill Gators during competition at Spring Valley High School, in Columbia:


Girl’s events

4 x 100 Meter Relay Team finished in second place.

Wade Hampton athletes advance to state finals

Four Wade Hampton High School athletes qualified for the 2017 State Track Finals held May 12-13 at Spring Valley High School. These accomplished track and field stars are Trevor Wilson, Ulysee Green, Alanti Prophet and Tyvon Davis.


Trevor Wilson

Junior Trevor Wilson, 17, will compete in the 3200-meter race during the state finals.

“It’s exciting, it’s my first time making to state,” said Wilson. “I’ll try my best and hopefully I win it.”  

High school baseball seasons end

Patrick Henry Academy

Coached by Blake Hodge, the Patrick Henry Academy Patriots ended their season after a five-inning blowout loss to Dorchester Academy Monday, May 9 at home, in Estill. The team fought hard all season, but the ineligibility of one of the team’s ace pitchers was the nail in the proverbial coffin for the Pat’s during the Lower State Finals against a strong Dorchester team.

Wade Hampon High School

Wade Hampton Welcomes new head football coach, Athletic Director

Faculty, staff and students made their way to the Wade Hampton High School gymnasium May 5 at 6 p.m. to welcome the school’s newly hired athletic director and head football coach, Dr. Clinton L. (Jerry) Brown.

Brown comes to WHHS with a lengthy, and successful, coaching career to his credit. He has coached more than 60 individuals who have went on to receive scholarships to play in Division I NCAA athletics, as well as eight former athletes who went on to play football in the National Football League. 

PHA varsity baseball vs. Wardlaw

The Patrick Henry Academy Patriots varsity baseball team hosted Wardlaw Academy recently and beat their opponent by a final score of 7-2 during a non-conference game. The Patriots will play at home again on Tuesday, April 25 during a conference game against St. John's Christian Academy.

Photos by Matt Popovich, The Hampton County Guardian.

New WHHS baseball, JV soccer coaches happy to be home

Varsity Baseball

In his first time role as head coach for the school, Wade Hampton High School varsity baseball coach Joel Vaughn is feeling at home again on the Red Devil diamond.

Vaughn, whose father, Randy Vaughn, once coached baseball for the school, is finally back in a Red Devil uniform after coaching for several nearby high schools. Vaughn has coached at Barnwell and Greenwood in previous seasons, but stated there’s nothing better than heading onto the field in a Red Devils uniform.

Pictures from Hampton County Rec. League Basketball

Each Saturday, area youth participate in multiple age brackets in a basketball league hosted by the Hampton County Recreation Department. The co-ed league allows young basketball players to remain proficient at their basketball skills while basketball season is not in season, as well as being a fun pastime for kids on a Saturday morning.


WHHS soccer scores first goal; first place during track meet

WHHS Soccer

Trent Terry, #6 for the WHHS boys varsity soccer team, scored the Red Devils first goal of the season against Berkeley High School.

Also pictured, #1 Scott Wilson showcases his skills against opponents during the team's first win of the regular season.

Photos by Stacy Strickland.

WHHS Track and Field


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