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. 

Intercollegiate volleyball coming to Walterboro

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Campus announced today the addition of women's volleyball for fall 2016.


The volleyball team will play in the USC Salkehatchie gym on the Walterboro campus. The search for the coach will begin in the next few months so recruiting for the 2016 USC Salk volleyball season can begin.


Patriots wear down Sun Devils 46-14

“This will be the most athletic team we have seen this season,” said Patriot coach Mike McCoy of Charleston Collegiate. “They’ve lost three games, but they have faced three good teams. Their schedule is definitely against them.” PHA came out ready to add to the Sun Devils woes. The Patriots executed a surprise onside kick to start the game, with Blair Moore recovering. This gave the Patriots the first crack at scoring, but the drive was halted by an interception. Charleston Collegiate launched their own lengthy drive, but were eventually stopped on a fourth down play.

Red Devils conquer Trojans 28-6 on the road Sept. 18



The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils took to the field in an away game Friday in Neeses, S.C., as they took on Hunter-Kincaid High School (3-2) Sept. 18. The team came home to Hampton with a 28-6 win, increasing their season record to (3-2).

The Red Devils dominated the Trojans, a Class A football powerhouse who went deep into the post-season last year.

WHHS’ Bryson Butts had a great game, running for 125-yards on 21 attempts and scoring HOW MANY TOUCHDOWNS?

Estill Gators beat Grey before bye week Sept. 18.

It was a back-and-forth night offensively between the Estill High School Gators (3-3) and Grey Collegiate Academy (1-3), with the Gators swimming away with a 30-24 home-game win Friday, Sept. 18. 

Although both teams’ offenses were able to find success against their opponent’s defense during the game, it was hard-nose, goal-line defense and a spectacular blocked punt which stopped several extra-point attempts and saved the night for the Gators.

Estill beats Gray Collegiate Academy 30-24 in nail-biter

The Estill Gators beat Gray Collegiate Academy 30-24 in a game that came down to the final four seconds of the game. 

The Gator's and Gray went back and forth, matching each other all night on offense.The Gator's defense stopped several extra-point conversion attempts,  saving the game for the Gators. 

Estill's #2 Justin Solomon caught a 4th down interception in the Gray end-zone with 4.5 seconds left on the clock to put the game away and give the Gators a 3-2 record for the season. 

Patriots run over Beaufort Academy

Patrick Henry coach Mike McCoy said before Friday night’s game at Beaufort, “This is the best Beaufort team I’ve ever seen.” The Eagles came out planning to prove McCoy right, and get their first ever football win over PHA. Coach Scott Richards’ BA team took the opening kickoff, and over nine plays drove toward the PHA goal line. But, the Patriot defense was willing to bend but not break, and eventually forced the Eagles to punt. PHA moved the ball well, but fumbled before scoring.

Wade Hampton falls to Screven County (Ga.) 49-7

The Wade Hampton Red Devils dropped to 2-2 on the season after initially staying close in Sylvania, Ga., with the Screven County Gamecocks before the state-ranked team from the Peach State claimed a 49-7 home victory.

The Georgia Class AA No. 7-ranked Gamecocks (3-0) nearly put up 500 yards of total offense for the second week in a row as Screven County was able to break open a game knotted at 7-all in the second quarter.

Wade Hampton beats Estill in cross-county football action

The air was thick with excitement and humidity tonight, as the Wade Hampton Red Devils took on their cross-county rivals, the Estill Gators, in a home game during week three high school football action. Last year, the Gators came out on top over the Red Devils. 

This year, the Red Devils walked off the field as the "champions of Hampton County" after beating Estill 33-6. It was a hard fought game, but the Red Devil defense kept the Gator offense at bay, both on the ground and in the air, all night. 

Patrick Henry's ground game runs over Saints

Patrick Henry’s only regular season loss last season was in week two at Clarendon Hall. Last year’s game was a defensive battle; this year the Patriot defense showed up, but so did Mike McCoy’s offense.

“We’d already seen Clarendon Hall in the scrimmage, and we knew they could run the ball,” said PHA’s McCoy. “They have some good backs and we were concerned about stopping their running attack. We were also concerned about moving the ball on them.” The opening quarter did nothing to assuage that fear.

A-F Tigers Defeat Red Devils 22-8


Despite the massive amount of fans in the stands cheering them on last Friday night, Wade Hampton couldn’t quite stand up against the Allendale-Fairfax Tigers.  The Tigers managed to score 3 touchdowns and two two-point conversions on the Red Devils.  However, they never lost spirit and continued to push throughout the entire game.  With Wade Hampton finally scoring in the fourth quarter, the final score was 22

Patrick Henry Academy and Wade Hampton High School final scores

The Patrick Henry Academy took to the field to take on Clarendon Hall last night. The Patriots battled hard all night and beat Clarendon Hall 38-20 in the second game of their season. 

The Wade Hampton High School Red Devils were back in action this week, battling rival Allendale-Fairfax. The Devils were the first local team to travel to another school this season. The Red Devils played hard but, in the end, fell to Allendale-Fairfax 22-8. 

Gators beat Dolphins 14-7

The Estill High School Gators beat the Battery Creek Dolphins 14-7 in the teams first game of the season. Last week, the Gator's matchup was canceled for unknown reasons. 

After the game, Estill head coach J.C. Threatt stated he had nothing to say about last week's cancelation, but did say"we are going to move forward from this point." 

The Gators scored twice in the first half, but in the second half the team's offense cooled down. The Gator defense played hard all night, holding the Dolphins to only one late-game touchdown. 

High school football action continues tonight

Excitement is building for the second week of high school football action. Two of the three Hampton County teams will be at home this evening.

School administrators from both Estill High School and Battery Creek High School have confirmed that the two teams are scheduled to face off in a non-conference matchup tonight at the Estill High School beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Red Devils Crush Bethune-Bowman Mohawks in First Game 47-0

Last Friday night, the Red Devils went up against the Bethune-Bowman Mohawks in the first game of their 2015 season.  Last season, Wade Hampton won 37-0 against the Mohawks. Fans filed into the stadium to see how the team has improved under the coaching of Matt Fligg. Junior Ethan Mitchell commented, “There’s one word that can describe how Coach Fligg is improving us: expectations. 

Red Guardsmen look forward to competition

The Wade Hampton High School Red Guardsmen band hopes to become increasingly competitive this year under new band direction.

Under direction from Band Director Ervin Manigo, the Red Guardsmen hope to increase their level of competition this year.

Along with Director Manigo, the Red Guardsmen look to their band captains to provide guidance and structure to the group. The captains have clear goals for this school-year.

Student Concussions: What to Consider Before Signing Up

The new school year is here, which means students are also gearing up for fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids, one of the big questions is “How safe is it?” Concussions have received a great deal of attention over the past few years for the potential effects they impose on student athletes, and rightfully so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young children and teens are more likely to sustain a concussion and take longer to recover than adults.


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