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Wade Hampton Cross Country third at State

Last week, the Red Devil Cross Country team competed in the Class AA State Finals competition.

The boy’s team finished in a respectable third place during the state finals. Out of 170 competitors, Anthony Wells came in 14th place overall, Trevor Wilson came in 15th place overall and Trenton Terry came in 17th place overall during the State Finals.

The girls’s team came in 12th place overall. Mackenzie Johnson finished in 44th place overall out of 162 competitors. Caroline Altman, Christy Rooker and Miley Altman also competed well for Wade Hampton. 

Wardlaw squeezes past PHA, 60-56

The pundits were divided on Friday night’s meeting of the two Patriot teams from Johnston and Estill. Some chose Wardlaw in a close game, some had Patrick Henry prevailing by just a few points. The computers said it was a toss-up. (No, I’m not kidding; all this for 8-man football.) And other than the size of the score, this game played out just like everybody expected.

WHHS Cross Country wins Region, fourth at Lower State

The Wade Hampton High School Cross Country team competed in the Lower State Championships this past Saturday. The Red Devils performed well at the Lower State competition and ended up coming in a respectful fourth place overall.

The team also recently won the Region 5AA Championship, held at Lake Warren State Park, on Oct. 21. This is the school’s fourth consecutive regional title in men’s cross country. The women’s team won their region for the first time since 2012 by defeating North, Barnwell and Woodland.

Red Devils to playoffs

The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils (6-4) showed up with a fire under them for their final game of the regular season as they took on Woodland (2-8) Friday night at Devil Hill.

The Red Devils won in a commanding fashion, with a final score of 42-6. Red Devil Treyvon Williams, along with several teammates, had outstanding games. The Red Devils rushed for a total of 460 yards on the night.

Patriots finish 10-1, Region Co-Champs

At times, it’s been a tough season for PHA’s fans. Oh, not because they weren’t successful, but because of the team’s success. A large contingent of Patriot faithful comes out for the team each week, home or on the road. But in eight of the ten games played (not including the forfeit), the closest the opponents could get to PHA was 18 points. In seven of those games, the margin was 30 or better.

HV United soccer needs your help to get to Savannah

HV United Soccer Coach Mike Mathis and his team needs to raise $550 to cover expenses in order to participate in a soccer tournament in Savannah, G.A. on Nov. 14th & 15th. The team will accept sponsorship money of $25, or more, until the goal is reached. We appreciate any consideration that you can give. Please make checks payable to HV United.

Estill falls to Allendale/senior night pictures

The Estill Gators fell to Allendale (9-1) 34-12 Friday, Oct. 30, in Estill. The Gators could not stop the offense of the Tigers all night, and the Gators offense could not get any momentum going during the matchup against the larger Tiger team.

The Gators’ only two touchdowns during the night came by way of runs by Justin Solomon. Although the final score does not show it, Chad Risher made several nice plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Gators.

Patriots steamroll Cavaliers

“It’s always difficult to get your boys ready for a team that you know you should beat,” opined Coach Mike McCoy after Friday’s game against St. John’s Christian Academy. “The kids know they should win, but you have to convince them to come out and play hard and get their business done early.”

Salute to Veterans Night at WHHS football; free admisssion for vets

Wade Hampton High School will conduct its annual “Salute to Veterans” night during the home football game against Woodland High School on Oct. 30. Veterans and their spouses will be allowed free entry to the football game through the pass gate. During halftime, veterans will be escorted onto the football field according to the service in which they served, as their service songs are played. All veterans are asked to attend this event to be honored for their service to our l country.

 

 

PHA wins Region in Volleyball

The Patrick Henry Academy Volleyball team recently completed another highly successful season, even after losing several powerhouse senior athletes last year. The girls finished their season 17-1 overall, with a record of 13-1 during conference action.

Coached by Belinda McCoy, the volleyball team has had back-to-back seasons in which the team has been highly successful. This year, seated number two in the state (in their conference), the team won their conference and lost during State Finals competition to teams that would end up coming in first and second place in the finals.

Patriots Overwhelm Knights 44-14

Friday night’s Patrick Henry game featured two significant numbers: 72 and 44. These were not players’ numbers or scores; these were respectively the total plays run by the Patriots and their home standing opponent Faith Christian. For Patrick Henry to control the ball 72 plays (and more than 25 minutes of game time) is not particularly unusual, but the Knights’ number of plays is significant. Faith is more of a quick strike passing team; they cover a lot of yards in a hurry.

Wade Hampton Red Guardsmen win competition

Last Saturday, the Wade Hampton Red Guardsmen Marching Band traveled to Orangeburg to compete in the Garden City Classic. They competed in Class AA competition against Lake City, Barnwell, Lake Marion and Edisto. 

The band’s overall score was an 89.8, earning them a Superior rating and first place in Class AA. They also won the Grand Champion James B. Hunt Award for the highest scoring band in both Class A and AA.

Wade Hampton beats Ridgeland-Hardeeville 41-6

It was a one-sided contest at Devil Hill Friday night as the Red Devils took on the Jaguars in a conference matchup. The Devils came out on top in all four quarters, ending with a final score of 41-6. 

Although the Devils offensive statistics are evident by the final score, it was the Wade Hampton defense that shined during the game, allowing only 6-points after stopping an attempted 2-point conversion. 

Estill wins homecoming in final minute/ Homecoming pictures

With one minute and one second left to go in the game, Estill Gator Justin Solomon made a 20-plus-yard touchdown run, breaking numerous tackles along the way, to put the Gators on top of their opponent by only four points during the school’s homecoming game.

The Estill Gators took on Bethune-Bowman Saturday, Oct. 10, after Friday's game was rescheduled due to flooding near Bethune-Bowman's hometown of Orangeburg, SC. The Gators defeated Bethune-Bowman by a score of 18-14.

Red Devils fall to Silver Bluff

The Wade Hampton Red Devils were on the road last week as they took on Silver Bluff in Aiken, SC. The team fell to Silver Bluff by a score of 28-9.

According to Head Coach Matt Fligg, the game should have been a much closer matchup than the Red Devils allowed it to be.

“They are the best team in our region; they are physical and are really fast. It’s the same thing that happened against Barnwell,” stated Fligg. “We are not very good behind the chains. We don’t throw the ball well enough to come back from first down and 15 or second and 20.”

Gators win in dramatic fashion

The Estill Gators took  on Bethune-Bowman today, after Friday's game was rescheduled due to flooding near Bethune-Bowman's hometown of Orangeburg. The Gators beat Bethune with a touchdown run by Justin Solomon with 1:01 left in the game. Solomon also scored a touchdown in the first quarter of the game. 

Along with Solomon's two touchdowns, Martavious Smith also put 6 on the board in the first quarter for Estill. 

PHA Comes From Behind for a Late Win

The Patrick Henry football team almost became a victim of their own success Friday night in Estill. The home standing Patriots had been winning games so handily that the starters were seldom required to play much or hard in the second half of games. The defense had also played so well that they had practically shut out all of their opponents in the second half. That was a trait that would come in handy on this night.

Red Devils fall to War Horses

It was a rainy homecoming night at Devil Hill as the Wade Hampton High School Red Devils tried to break their rival, the Barnwell War Horses, in the first week of regional play. 

In the end, the War Horses couldn't be tamed, and bucked the Red Devils for a 28-21 Barnwell win. 

The Red Devils offense struggled all night to complete passes, although they had plenty of opportunities to grab major yardage in the air. A strong defense, for both teams, made the incomplete passes an important factor in the game. 

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