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BHHS splits with WEHS in region

For now, the Blackville-Hilda High and Williston-Elko High varsity girls will have to share the bragging rights in regional play.

The teams met Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Devils’ Den. The contest turned into a barnburner with Blackville-Hilda High and Williston-Elko High breaking even in a dual match with a win apiece.

After losing the first match to Blackville-Hilda High, Williston-Elko High swung the momentum in its favor with a 25-13 win in the second set of the final match. The team then went on to stage a third set rally to even the match.

A-F Tigers fall to McCormick

The Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers didn’t have their most productive night Friday night at McCormick High.

The Tigers spotted the Chiefs 14 points in the first half, then tried to come back. Despite a strong second half performance, the Tigers were unable to slow down the Chiefs in a 28-12 loss.

Defensively, the Tigers didn’t have an answer for tailback Mataeo Durant and quarterback Dillon Waters of the Chiefs. Durant rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Walters had 158 total yards, including 97 yards passing and a touchdown.

Raiders can’t keep pace with Patriots

The Jefferson Davis Academy 8-man football stumbled on the road Friday in a 28-12 loss to Patrick Henry Academy.

The Raiders played one quarter of outstanding football, but it all unraveled after that as the Patriots outscored them 32-6 over the remaining three quarters.

With the loss, JDA falls to 3-3 in the standings.

JDA coach Michael Tindall said they played well in spurts.

“Offensively, we moved the ball well at times, but most of those drives ended with turnovers and mistakes,” Tindal said.

Hawks grounded by War Eagles

The Blackville-Hilda High Hawks weren’t able to get anyhing going on either side of the ball Friday night in a 28-0 loss to Wagener-Salley High.

With the loss, Blackville-Hilda High falls to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in region play.

Offensively, the Hawks weren’t able to get their normally dependable running game going, being held to a season-low 51 yards on 35 plays.

Plagued by mistakes and turnovers, the Hawks’ offense managed only one serious scoring threat and that came on the last drive of the game.

Hawks sink Vikings in 44-6 redemption

Blackville-Hilda High’s performance against Denmark-Olar High was probably what coach Chris Lark had in mind.

The Blackville-Hilda High coach wasn’t pleased with his team after last week’s fourth quarter meltdown in a 22-20 loss to McCormick High.

In that game, the Hawks squandered a two-touchdown lead in the final eight minutes of play.

On Friday night in the Hawks’ Nest, his players redeemed themselves by dominating the Vikings of Denmark-Olar High by a score of 44-6.

Warhorses feast on Tigers, 36-14, at homecoming

On Friday night at W.W. Carter Field, the No. 2 ranked Barnwell High Warhorses overcame a slow start for a convincing 36-14 homecoming win over Swansea High.

The Warhorses, who trailed 7-0 after one quarter, quickly circled the wagons and outscored the Tigers 36-7 the rest of the way.

The key to victory for Barnwell High has been a familiar pattern through the first five weeks of the season.

Blue Devils rebound in a big win

If you don’t believe an angry and focused football team is dangerous—just ask the Estill High Gators.

Coming off last week’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Woodland High, the Williston-Elko High Blue Devils traveled to Estill High Friday night with vengeance on their minds.

Unfortunately for the Gators, they just happeded to be the Blue Devils next opponent and they got hammered, 57-0.

There wasn’t much suspense in this one as the Blue Devils sizzled to a 32-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

JDA football returns to winning ways

Last week, the Jefferson Davis Academy 8-man football team suffered a disappointing loss to rival Clarendon Hall Academy.

In that contest, Jefferson Davis Academy surrendered two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 34-24 setback.

On Friday at Faith Christian Academy, the Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders were able to put last week’s loss in their rear view mirror.

Sparked by a balanced rushing attack and stellar play on defense, the Raiders got back on the winning track with a 14-7 victory over the Knights.

Barnwell volleyball team nets win

The Barnwell High volleyball team netted a four-set victory over region rival Bamberg-Ehrhardt High Thursday, Sept. 14 in Barnwell.

Barnwell coach Carol Massengale said the team played with more confidence as the match progressed.

“It wasn’t a good start for our team but it was a great finish,” Massengale said. “We did a good job with our serving and we did a superb job of keeping the ball in play and defending around the net.”

A-F Tigers can’t shake mistakes in loss to North Charleston

Coming off a bye week and two straight losses, the Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers were looking to turn their luck around Friday night in North Charleston.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, that didn’t happened. Plagued by mistakes and turnovers, the Tigers fell to the Cougars of North Charleston High by a score of 42-20.

The Tigers had their moments against the Cougars particularly in the first half when the team had nearly 150 yards of total offense and trailed just 14-12.

BHS volleyball falls to BEHS in junior varsity play

The Barnwell High junior varsity volleyball team played a good match at home Thursday against Bamberg-Ehrhardt.

Unfortunately for the Lady Warhorses, the Lady Red Raiders were just one game better in the contest.

In what developed into a very intense and exciting match, the Lady Red Devils were able to hold off the Lady Warhorses for a 2-1 win.

All three matches were decided by two points.

In game one, BEHS prevailed by a score of 25-23. Barnwell then responded with a 25-23 win in set two to force a decisive game.

Warhorses survive Red Devils again

Barnwell High head coach Dwayne Garrick didn’t necessarily have a look of satisfaction on his face following Friday’s 23-20 win over Wade Hampton High.

It was more of a look of relief. Or more accurately, it was the look of a coach whose team for the third year in a row pulled out a nail-bitter against Wade Hampton.

Blue Devils fall in overtime

After stopping Williston-Elko High on its two-point attempt in overtime, the Woodland High players spilled onto the field to celebrate a 27-26 win.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils coaches and players could only watch the celebration in disgust with a sickening feeling in their stomachs.

The Blue Devils once again let a prime opportunity to beat a division 2A team slip through their fingers.

Unlike their loss to Barnwell High, the Blue Devils had the Wolverines in check for most of the game.

Warhorses punish Panthers, 51-0

The Class AA No. 2 ranked Barnwell High Warhorses appear to be getting stronger with each passing week.

The Warhorses, who struggled at times in a 24-6 season-opening win over Williston-Elko High, have now eclipsed the 40-point mark for the second straight week.

The Pelion High Panthers were their latest victims Thursday, Aug. 31 in a 51-0 rout.

This was a train wreck from the beginning as the Warhorses steamrolled over the Panthers in the first half for a 36-0 commanding lead.

Defense carries JDA Raiders to win

The Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders may have limped off the field Friday, Sept. 1 against St. Johns Academy, but they did it with a victory in hand.

After last week’s tough loss to Andrew Jackson Academy, Jefferson Davis Academy took care of business against the Cavaliers thanks to an incredible defensive performance.

With two of their offensive stars sidelined with injuries, the defense provided the fireworks as they held one of the top-scoring offenses in SCISA to a single touchdown in a 8-6 victory.

A-F is own worst enemy in loss

As the showers passed away Thursday evening at Allendale-Fairfax High, there were moments for the Tigers to shine on a rain soaked field.

Unfortunately for Allendale-Fairfax High, they were unable to improve their chances as the team let opportunity after opportunity slip away.

In the end, the Tigers simply weren’t able to overcome the damage done by their own mistakes in a 20-12 loss to Ridgeland-Hardeeville High.

The loss puts Allendale-Fairfax High at 1-2 in the standings.

Allendale-Fairfax High coach Glynn Darby said mistakes continue to plague the team.

WEHS wins tennis opener

On Aug. 24 in their season opener at Pelion High, the Williston-Elko High girls tennis team rolled to a 5-1 victory.

Williston-Elko High coach Bernard Walters said it was an outstanding outing for the team.

“There is no better way to start the season than with a win,” Walters said. “Many of our players responded well to pressure situations on the court. We did a good job of making the most of our opportunities.”

Warhorses gallop past Hawks, 42-0

The large crowd at W.W.Carter Field Friday night was surprisingly quiet as the final seconds ticked away in the first half of the game between class 2A No. 2-ranked Barnwell High and Blackville-Hilda High.

It wasn’t that the Warhorse faithful weren’t pleased. They were just taken back by what they saw during the first 24 minutes - a commanding 42-0 lead.

For Barnwell High, that was all the scoring needed on the night as they claimed their 11th straight victory over their in-county rivals.

WE rebounds with win over Bulldogs

After a disappointing loss last week to in-county rival Barnwell High, many thought Williston-Elko High might have a little trouble with Silver Bluff High.

That, however, was not the case in the Devils Den Friday night.

The Williston-Elko football team found redemption in a 22-6 victory over the Bulldogs.

With the win, Williston-Elko High evens its record at 1-1 in the standings.

Williston-Elko High coach Derek Youngblood said the team picked up a big win.

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