Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announces 2015-16 Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams

NEW ORLEANS – The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced the 12-member All-GCAC Men’s Basketball team, along with the five member GCAC All-Defensive team, as voted on by a panel of the conference’s seven head coaches.  Charles-Eddie Smith, former Wade Hampton High School student, was selected to be a part of the All-GCAC Men’s second team.

The 2016 GCAC Men’s Basketball Tournament was held on Friday, March 4, in New Orleans and culminated with the championship game on March 6 at the Xavier University Convocation Center.

Local high school sports teams getting off to strong starts in many sports this year

The Wade Hampton Varsity Girls Soccer team is off to a great start this season. The ladies have battled hard and have a stellar 7-1 record, 3-0 in region play, and the team is ranked fourth in Class AA girls soccer.

The Wade Hampton girls soccer team left Silver Bluff with a huge 11-0 win on March 14 and came away with a big 4-0 win in Charleston, March 11, against region rival Barnwell High School.

WHHS girls soccer, Stratford High School Azalea Shootout

The Wade Hampton Varsity Girls soccer team participated in the Stratford High School Azalea Shootout on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Game one was against Berkeley High School. The Red Devils struck first on a goal by Brittney Kinard assisted by Amanda Murdock on a corner kick. A few minutes later, a foul in the box gave the Red Devils a penalty kick and it was converted by Emily Wilson. Berkeley answered shortly after on a corner kick to make it 2-1.

Lady Gators clench Region

The Estill Lady Gators clinched a Region Championship with their eighth consecutive regional game win Feb. 2 against Branchville. The girls won the important game by a final score of 42-17. The Lady Gators will be ranked as the number one seed in their division and will play at home in first round of the upcoming State Playoffs. The girls will take on Bowman Friday, at home. Their final game of the regular season will be against Allendale, in Allendale, Feb. 9.

Estill Gators vs. Bamberg-Ehrhardt Red Raiders

Jan. 22 local H.S. basketball wrap-ups


The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils took to the court and squared off against the Woodland High School Wolverines on Jan. 22, in Varnville. The varsity girls began the night in strong fashion, coming up with a nice 43-29 conference win over the Wolverines.

The Red Devil varsity boys also played well against the Wolverines. The Devils’ ability to go up strong in the paint and grab tough rebounds allowed the team to stay ahead throughout the night. The boys won their matchup by a final score of 62-44.

WHHS fields competitive cheer team

Wade Hampton High School is proud to introduce the members of the WHHS Competitive Cheer Squad.

The young ladies represented WHHS by being the school's first competitive cheer squad to ever compete in a S.C. High School League cheer competition.  Squad members competed in the Lake Murray Cheer Classic held at Irmo High School.

Estill Gators head to Hampton to battle Wade Hampton; PHA recaps

The Wade Hampton Red Devils hosted the Estill Fighting Gators on Saturday, Jan. 9. It was the Red Devils who ended up coming away with the win, in men’s action, 45-36.

Wade Hampton led the game all night, outscoring Estill by eight points in each of the first three quarters and by nine points in the fourth quarter.

Rasheen Duncan, a transfer student from Estill, garnered praise from Red Devil Head Coach Shelby Strother. Deonte White also received praise from the coach, who said “They’ve both really stepped up and they are both good shooters.”

H-V United spring soccer registration Jan. 7, 11, 14

H-V United spring soccer registration, for ages 3 -12, as of July 31, 2015, is open online at  Walk-in registration will be held at Boyles Soccer Field from 6:00-7:00 January 7, 11 and 14.

Visit the web site for more info.

The cost to register is $35 plus a $20 maintenance fee per family. Please remember, a copy of the child’s birth certificate is required for first time players.

The deadline to register for spring soccer is January 14, 2016.

Swiss exchange student learns American culture through sports

This has been a year of adventure and new experiences for Laurent Oberson, 17, of Freiburg, Switzerland, who earlier this year traded in his hockey stick for a set of Patrick Henry Academy football pads. As with most transplants to the South, it wasn’t the copious amounts of fried chicken that almost killed him, it was the heat.

WHHS VS. Allendale-Fairfax, PHA basketball

Fans packed the stands to cheer on their favorite team as the Wade Hampton High School hosted Allendale-Fairfax on Friday (Dec. 10).

The boys varsity matchup was a back and forth through all four quarters. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that a quick multi-score burst, set up by several pivotal steals by Wade Hampton, gave the home team the win.

Native son to play in Shrine Bowl

Tori DeLesline of Hampton and Simpsonville, SC has been selected from hundreds of others in the North and South to play in the 79th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas High School All-Star Football Championship Game.

The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas was created to provide high school athletes from both states an opportunity to play in an all-star football game and is the premiere high school senior All-Star football game in the country. 

2015 PHA Fall Sports Awards

Patrick Henry Academy 2015 Sports Awards

The Patrick Henry Academy’s annual fall sports awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 23. Award recipients are listed below:

Varsity Football:

  • MVP-Blair Moore
  • Best Lineman-Travis Hauptmann
  • Best Lineman-Will Gooding
  • Best Defensive Player-Gill Griner

Varsity Volleyball:


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