PHA football wins in 500th game

The Patrick Henry Academy Patriots football team faced off against the Saints of Clarendon Hall Sept.  15, in Estill. In the first region game of the season for the Pats, the team played hard and added a 30-28 victory to their season total, now at 3-1.  Last season, Clarendon Hall fell to the Pats by a final score of 38-14.

In Friday night’s game, the Patriots were forced to substitute some players due to illness and one player in particular, Jackson Wiggins, did an excellent job filling in. 

PHA volleyball vs Colleton Prep

The Patrick Henry Academy volleyball team has taken to the court and is quickly nearing the midway point of their regular season. Head Coach Belinda McCoy holds an optimistic outlook of the remainder her team’s season and the possibility of a successful postseason run.  

So far this season, the Lady Pats have accrued a season record of 3-3-1 in SCISA A Region III volleyball.  

Red Devils fall to Screven Co. Sept. 1

The Screven County High School (Ga.) Gamecocks rolled up more than 500 offensive yards during a 48-13 rout of Wade Hampton’s visiting Red Devils in Sylvania on Sept. 1.  2-0 Screven County ranks third in Georgia in Class AA football.

Wade Hampton, now 1-3, got their two touchdowns from the strong running of Davey Sanders. Sanders had a 29-yard TD rush with 1:55 left before halftime and a 68-yard scoring run with 2:28 remaining in the game. Wade Hampton had its first PAT attempt blocked, but was good with the second.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville rolls past Estill

In the first quarter of the Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars’ 47-0 victory over the visiting Estill Gators last Friday night, Derald Nelson, facing third-and-15 at his own 18 yard line, dropped back and threw to Mar’Quese Grant, who caught the ball at the 40 and ran for an 82-yard touchdown. 

That play, which closed the first quarter, put the Jaguars up 21-0 — and the rout was on. 

The Jaguars, who earned a narrow come-from-behind 12-8 win at Thomas Heyward in the season opener, improved to 2-0. This time they put the game away early. 

PHA and WHHS football action from Aug. 31


Wade Hampton

The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils came away from Friday’s matchup against rival Allendale-Fairfax with a 41-24 win. Head coach Jerry Brown stated his team has much to work on moving forward this season, however.

Racking up 200 yards on 16 carries, fullback Pernell Maxwell led the team on offense with four rushing touchdowns. Maxwell did not participate on defense during the first half of the game and was fresh when he was asked to take snaps, allowing him to gain extra yardage.

Friday night lights turned back on

It was a busy night for athletes, fans and sports photographers in Hampton County August 18 as each of the county’s three high school football teams took to their home fields to begin their 2017-18 seasons.  All three teams took to the gridiron 30-mintues later than scheduled due to a heat advisory; games began at 8 pm.

Wild @ Webb 4-H Camp Continues for 12th Consecutive Year

Ask any Wild @ Webb 4-H camper what makes this camp so special and you will hear responses that

highlight a particular activity highlighting the natural resources activities; you may hear about the wildlife

programs they participated in; you could also hear about this being the first time they fired a gun. What you will

definitely hear is “the food”! For the last 12 years South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and South

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. 


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