Estill falls to Ridgeland during first home game

The Estill Gators lost their first home game of the 2016-17 season to the Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars. The Jaguars, a bigger and faster team, had difficulty battling the Estill defense at points during the game but in the end found the endzone on several occasions.

The Gators' offense showed moments of greatness, with the team being able to go to the air for big yards on several occasions, but the size and strength of the Jaguars was too much for the Gators to overcome.

H.S. Football season begins in Hampton County

Wade Hampton, Estill and the Patrick Henry Academy will each begin their 2016-17 varsity football seasons Friday, August 19. 

Starting at 7:30 p.m. in Allendale, the Fighting Gators football team will take to the field to battle the rival Tigers. The first home game of the season for Estill will be against Ridgeland on August 26.

The Patrick Henry Academy Patriots will look to win big during their first game this season as they travel to Holly Hill for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.

Dixie youth done with season

The team lost to North Carolina on Saturday 6-3.  The turning point in the game was when we were tied 3-3 in the sixth inning.  North Carolina hit a couple of home runs that we couldn’t recover from.  Honestly, we played good enough to win that game but just never could get the big hit when we had a chance to break it open early. 

Hampton Majors and Minors seasons come to end


The Hampton Minors All Stars ended their season tying for third place at the 2016 South Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament this year.  The team finished tournament round play on Thursday, July 20, when they were defeated by McLeod Park.

The Hampton Minors did win the 2016 Sportsmanship award, however.  The Sportsmanship Award is voted on by the tournament’s directors, umpires and tournament hosts each year. The team most deserving of recognition for their good sportsmanship skills is given the honor of receiving an impressive trophy.


Hampton Dixie Youth boys back-to-back State Champions; community helps fulfill dreams

The Hampton Dixie Youth 14U boys baseball team has triumphantly returned home to Hampton County as the 2016 Dixie Youth 14U State Champions. The team will now travel to Louisiana on Saturday, August 6 to participate in the organizations national tournament. The team will battle North Carolina in the first round of competition in Pineville, LA.

WHHS football takes to weight room

The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils football team took to the weight room this past Tuesday to test their maximum strength. The team has continued to “buy into” Head Coach Matt Fligg’s expectations and standards and Fligg stated he has high hopes with regards to the future of Wade Hampton football. “I have turned around a lot of football teams in my career, but I don’t think that I have started out with a group of guys with as much raw talent as I have here,” said Fligg with excited anticipation of the upcoming season.

Salk's Brewer named Assistant Women's Director for Region X

At the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X summer meeting July 13, USC Salkehatchie Athletics Director and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Jane Brewer was named Assistant Women's Director for Region X. 

Other than the Commissioner position for the Region, the other offices in the Region which are a Director and an Assistant Director for both men's and women's sports, are volunteer offices. Officers must be an Athletics Director at a Region school to hold office.

Region X consists of all junior colleges in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Salk Walterboro campus brings back Volleyball

USC Salkehatchie is bringing women’s volleyball back to its Walterboro campus for the fall 2016 semester!   Coach Amanda Jones is filling spots on her team now as practice begins August 1.   

With the return of volleyball after several years’ absence from the campus, there is ample opportunity for players regardless of skill level to be a part of the program.   

Interested students can contact Coach Jones at or 843-782-8619.


Salk hires new Volleyball coach

Salk volleyball will have a new head coach for the 2016 season.  Savannah Connor will be the Indians Head Coach.

Savannah is from Branchville and is a former player and coach for local club volleyball.  "I am so excited to have been given this opportunity. Volleyball is my passion, and nothing gives me more peace than when I stand on that court with a ball in my hand. I look forward to an amazing season as a USC Salkehatchie Indian!"  

Coach Connor is starting immediately and is welcoming new players to contact her about Salk Volleyball. 

Gentlemen Always Instilling Morals non-profit organization

In April 2016, the Gentlemen Always Instilling Morals was created as a non-profit organization named the Ville Warriors. The purpose of G.A.I.M is to provide linkage to community resources, provide accessibility to opportunities, and also provide a great outlet for the youth.

In May 2016, we had our initial fundraiser. It was a woman’s kickball tournament. We had teams Court House Diva’s, Team Le Creuset, Team Ballz and Dollz, to name a few. This was a big fundraiser event that included lots of fun.

Hampton Minors headed to State Tournament

The Hampton Minors All-Stars rolled through their district tournament last week with five wins, scoring a total of 71 runs and only allowing four.  They defeated Beaufort, Bluffton American (in 2 different games), Bluffton National and Hilton Head.  The team won the District 8 Championship last Friday in Walterboro, S.C.  Now they will represent our town and district at the State Tournament in Union, S.C., which begins July, 15.  The boys will practice three to four times a week until then preparing for the big games. 

Hampton Majors win big; headed to State Tournament

Hampton County should be proud to have a U12 majors youth baseball all-star team representing them at the state tournament in July. This group of kids has come a long way since starting the season on three different teams during the regular season of Dixie Youth Baseball held at the Holly Street fields in Hampton. Last Monday, the team traveled to Walterboro and played in an all-star tournament representing the Town of Hampton.

Hampton boys need help traveling to World Series

Three Hampton County boys are hoping to play in a upcoming little league World Series event. The boys are in need of sponsors and financial support from the community to help make the boys’ dreams come true.

All funds can be written out to/delivered to any one of the boys who are attempting to fulfill their dream of participating in the World Series event.  

Two WHHS athletes commit to colleges

Last week, two Wade Hampton High School athletes signed their names to acceptance letters and committed to their respective colleges to participate in athletics at the college level.

Anthony Wells, 18, accepted a scholarship with Newberry College to compete in cross-country competitions for the school. Wells also was nominated to All-State this year. He has been an All-State Athlete for the past three years at WHHS.

Wade Hampton blasts Allendale 17-1; Estill and WHHS Track and Field pictures

Last week was the final week of regular season athletic competition for Hampton County schools. On Monday evening, the Wade Hampton Red Devil varsity baseball team beat the Allendale-Fairfax War Horses at home by a final score of 17-1.

A first inning run by Wade Hampton put the Red Devils up 8-0, and the Red Devils only added to their lead during the rest of the game while giving up one run. Also playing Monday evening at home were the WHHS softball team and both varsity soccer teams.

Sports back after spring break in Hampton County

Hampton County schools are back in session after a much needed break, for both parents and students. Several schools competed in spring sports last week, including baseball, softball and soccer.


The Patrick Henry Academy Patriots boys varsity baseball team took on Clarendon Hall Tuesday, at home. The Patriot boys have been having a great season so far, with a season record of (10-2) following Tuesday’s 12-1 win over the Clarendon Hall Saints (0-4).  The boys will be back in action on April 12, when they take on Colleton Prep Academy at home.


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