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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

All boys basketball done, Lady Gators continue run at state title

The Estill High School Lady Gators varsity basketball team won their third round South Carolina High School League tournament matchup against Denmark-Olar 46-39 Monday night on the road.  

According to coaches, the Lady Gators are seeking the support of the community as they travel to Greenville, SC on Saturday to battle Lamar High School at 11 a.m. for the right to play for the State Championship title.  

Red Devil boys win first round playoff game

The Red Devil boys varsity basketball team held a healthy lead over their Swansea High School competition throughout Tuesday night’s first round postseason battle. Both teams left it all on the court, but in the end the Swansea Tiger boys fell to the Devils, 55-43.

Although the team played well on both sides of the ball, Head Coach Romon Gray said after the game it was his athlete’s defensive skills, specifically their ability to successfully execute half-court traps, which tipped the scales in the favor of Wade Hampton.

Spring sports nearing

The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils have been busy on the diamond and soccer pitch after school has ended for the day. As well as changing weather, several WHHS teams have acquired new coaches, including baseball and j.v. ladies soccer.

Estill girls b-ball on fire

The Estill High School basketball teams were at home Friday, Jan. 20 as they went back and forth with the Williston-Elko Blue Devils boys and girls. The Estill Lady Gators stayed ahead of their competition throughout all four quarters of play.

Heading into the third quarter of action during Friday’s matchup, the girls were ahead of their opponent 20-6. By the end of the third, the Gator girls had increased their lead to 39-14 over the Blue Devils.

PHA wins four of six games, then sweeps Clarendon Hall

On Friday night Patrick Henry Academy hosted Andrew Jackson at the Harper Gymnasium. As a Friday night bonus, two B-team (middle school) games were added at the front of the schedule. It was a long night of basketball.

The B-team girls of coach Joe Hester played to a hard fought 12-12 tie. (No overtime in the interest of time.)

Holly Mikell and Harper Rice both scored 4 points.

The B-team boys game turned into a high scoring affair, but the home standing Patriots were not able to corral the Confederates, finally falling 30-25.

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