Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Falcons defeated Airport High, 11-3, in the second game of the best-of-three series Monday night.
A.C. Flora High's baseball team has won the Class 3A state championship title for a second year in a row. The Falcons defeated Airport High, 11-3, in the second game of the best-of-three series Monday night. The defending state champions won the first game against the Eagles 10-9 after 13 innings. Monday's win is the fourth championship for the Falcons. Other titles were won in 2001, 2007 and 2012.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Rain caused the game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, to be moved to Monday.
The seconde game of the state championship series between A.C. Flora and Airport high schools has been postponed due to the weather. Rain caused the game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, to be moved to Monday. The defending state champions won the first game in the best-of-three series, defeating the Eagles 10-9 after 13 innings. The game will start at 7 p.m. Monday at Airport High, 1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The game starts at 7 p.m.
Update: This game has been postponed until Monday at 7 p.m. at Airport High School. Original story: A.C. Flora and Airport high schools will battle it out in the second game of the best-of-three series for the Class 3A state championship Saturday. The defending state champions defeated the Eagles 10-9 Thursday night after 13 innings. The Falcons (25-6) entered the bottom of the sixth inning, 9-1, but was able to come back with four runs in the sixth and four in the seventh, forcing extra innings, according to a report from The State. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Airport High, 1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia. Check back later for the final score of Saturday's game.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This is the golf team’s eighth state championship in the last 11 years.
A.C. Flora High School’s boys golf team won its fourth consecutive Class 3A state championship Tuesday against Hilton Head. The team went in two strokes down and clinched the state title by three strokes, according to a Richland School District One release. The championship was held at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. This is the golf team’s eighth state championship in the last 11 years, the release said. Dwight Cauthen, a freshman on the Falcons team, was named to the All-State team, according to the school. Gross Scores: A.C. Flora (+48) 315-309---624; (Soph.) Michael Beal, 83-76--159; (Freshman) Dwight Cauthen, 77-73--150; (Sr.) Wick Andrews, 80-80--160; (Soph.) Jennings Huntley, 81-83--164; (Jr.) Will …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Eagles will play the loser of the Greenville-Travelers Rest game, which has been postponed until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
AC Flora opens the Class 3A Upper State baseball tournament with a 6-3 victory over Eastside. The Falcons will play the winner of the Greenville-Travelers Rest game, which was postponed until 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Eagles will play the loser of that game. AC Flora and Eastside, along with Greenville and Travelers Rest, are the final four teams left competing for the upper state title. The survivor of that double-elimination tournament advances into a best-of-three state championship series against the winner of the lower state tournament.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The event will bring athletes from across the state to Fort Jackson and the Columbia area to compete this weekend.
More than 2,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers will converge on Fort Jackson Friday and Saturday for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games. Athletes will compete in aquatics, track and field, softball, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, softball and bowling. The event kicks off Friday with a seven-mile torch run from the State House to Fort Jackson starting at 6:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Jackson Solomon Center. Events begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with atletics at Westwood High School and bowling at Century Lanes/Ivy Lanes at Fort Jackson. For a complete schedule and more information, visit the S.C. Special Olympics website.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
USC's Damario Jeffrey, a former Columbia High School standout, signed a free agent contract following the draft.
Seven former South Carolina Gamecocks were selected in this weekend's NFL Draft. The most-discussed draft pick from the Gameocks was runningback Marcus Lattimore, who has suffered two career-threatening knee injuries in his collegiate career. Lattimore was taken in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers. Other Gamecocks drafted were: Another Gamecock with local ties found a pro home after the draft: Tell us: Which Gamecock do you think will have the best pro career?
Former Byrnes High, USC running back taken in the 4th round of the NFL Draft.
This story has been updated with press conference quotes from Lattimore and 49ers' coach Jim Harbaugh. Marcus Lattimore is now a San Francisco 49er. The former star USC running back was taken as the 131st overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon. Lattimore is the first player out of Byrnes High School to have ever been drafted by an NFL team. Once a predicted first-rounder, many were wondering whether Lattimore might get drafted at all after a devastating knee injury this past season against Tennessee, his second in the past two years. By all accounts, Lattimore has made an incredible recovery, saying that he would be ready to play by the start of the upcoming NFL season. However, San Francisco most likely …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
As golf's crown jewel, the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, kicks off today, there are a number of SC players to follow and cheer for. Lucas Glover, a Greenville native who excelled at Clemson University, starts his day at 12:35 p.m. Dustin Johnson, an Irmo native who played at Coastal Carolina University, tees off at 1:08 p.m. Bill Haas, a Greer resident and the third member of his family to play professionally, starts at 1:52 p.m. Live coverage of the tournament will be shown on ESPN from 3 to 7 p.m Here is the complete schedule, from Masters.com. 8 a.m.—Sandy Lyle, John Peterson, Nathan Smith 8:11 a.m.—Larry Mize, Brian Gay, Russell Henley 8:22 a.m.—Ian Woosnam, David Lynn, Kevin Na 8:33 a.m.—David Toms, Richard Sterne, Ted Potter…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Howell is replacing current Athletic Director Gordon Walters, who is leaving at the end of this school year.
One of the most-successful football coaches in A.C. Flora High School history is leaving. Lexington District One announced Wednesday that Anthony Dean Howell, who has spent four years at A.C. Flora, will replace White Knoll Athletic Director and Head Coach Gordon Walters, who is leaving at the end of this school year. The Lexington One School Board approved the hire of Howell Tuesday at a special-called meeting. Howell has 17 years of coaching experience. For the last four years, he has led A.C. Flora to a 37-12 overall record, the best winning percentage in the school’s history. His team won 12 games in 2011 and reached the Lower State Championship game for the first time in school history. His team was Region V 3A Champion in 2012 and …