Sports

Barnwell Dixie boys baseball team pounds Elloree, 9-1

The white team for the Barnwell Dixie boys baseball didn't hold any punches as they pounded Elloree by a score of 9-1 June 3 at Fuller Park.

The White team ripped Elloree for 13 hits. Barnwell had four different players collecting a least two hits apiece. Leading the bats were Justin Wyndham, Zach Massengale and Rylan Still with three hits apiece.

With the victory, Barnwell improves to 7-2 in the season.

Wyndham had a good all-around performance also earned the win in the starting role as the pitching. He allowed three hits, no runs, one walk and six strkeouts.

BHHS athletes attend basketball clinic

The Blackville-Hilda High varsity and junior varsity boys to sharpened its round ball skills at the Louie O'Gorman basketball camp.

The clinic was held June 7-11 at the USC-Aiken Convocation Center.

The clinic included various activities, including one-on-one competition, team competition, free throw competition, film study and a slam dunk event.

Blackville-Hilda High was one of eight teams participating in the practices.

Ribbons drape Warhorses for athletic achievements

Barnwell High School student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments and success in the athletic fields of battle during its annual sports award banquet May 26 held at the Elementary School Auditorium.

Athletic Director Rosey Anderson took charge of the ceremony, welcoming of parents, friends, coaches and athletes.

The guest speaker for the occasion was former Barnwell High student athlete Rupert Leary. Leary, a graduate of Georgia Southern University, played under former Warhorse legendary coach Mac Wier.

Spec's Vision team eyes title in minor league play

Fueled by Boldt Richardson's game high three hits and four RBIs, Spec's Vision downed Doc Depot by a score of 10-5 Saturday, June 6 at Lemon Park.

Ricardson, who drove in the first runs of the game with a two-RBI double in the first inning, finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Josh Shealy also had a solid game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Williston-Elko High honors athletes at banquet

Williston-Elko High School athletic department honored its student-athletes May 14 at its annual banquet.

Blue Devils sports continues to reach new heights its second year under athletic director Dwayne Garrick.

This season, Williston-Elko sports captured region championships in girls and boys tennis, baseball and golf. In varsity football, the Blue Devils were upper state champs. In boys varsity basketball, Williston-Elko advanced to the final rounds of Upper State.

Garrick said the program is coming along well.

Spec's Vision survives scare in recreation baseball action

A sign of relief came across the face of Lee Richardson, coach of the Spec's Vision following his team 9-8 victory over Kinard's Used Cars Saturday at Lemon Park.

Leading by seven runs in the last inning, Spec's Vision needed only one out to wrap up the win.

However, Kinard's Used Cars didn't go down without a fight. Sparked by a two-run RBI double by Tyler Hutto, Kinard's stormed back with six runs to narrow the lead to 9-8.

With a batter at the plate and a runner at second base, Kinard hope to keep the rallying going in the inning.

BHHS celebrates its athletes in year-end banquet

After the greens of the playing fields and courts came the trophies and plaques for the athletes of Blackville-Hilda High School May 26 during its annual sports banquet.

Blackville-Hilda High recognized more than 100 athletes for their accomplishments in competition.

Blackville-Hilda High athletics enjoyed another successful season. The varsity football team won the region 4A title after going unbeaten in the regular season at 10-0. The Hawks finished 12-1 overall after losing to Scott's Branch High in the Lower State Finals.

Huggins to play in soccer all-star game

Kaylyn Huggins of Barnwell High School girls varsity soccer team has been selected to participated in the 2009 North/South All-Star game.

The contest will be held at noon Saturday, June 13 at Wofford College.

Huggins was chosen from a pool of more than 60 players throughout the state. Huggins is the first female soccer player from Barnwell High School to be selected to the soccer classic.

Huggins said she's grateful to be chosen.

Area football teams start spring drills

There was a feeling of autumn in the atmosphere last week as area football players donned jerseys, pants and pads for spring drills.

For local teams as well as teams regionally, the start of spring practice will be the first step of many more that will come between now and the start of the 2009 season which begins in mid-August.

In the Devils Den, it was plenty of repititions for majority of the players returning from last season Upper State championship squad.

Barnwell High varsity girls close out soccer season

The best soccer season in Barnwell High School varsity girls history came to a close May 15 in the class 2A playoff.

Barnwell High, coming off an impressive 4-1 playoff victory over Wade Hampton High, was hoping to keep the momentum going traveling to Bishop England High on Daniel Island in the third round of the playoffs.

However, despite a strong effort, the Lady Warhorses were unable to keep pace with a talented Bishop England squad and fell in the end by a score of 4-0.

The loss ends Barnwell High Schooool season at 16-7 overall and 1-1 in post-season play.

Warhorse soccer ends at Waccamaw

Although the Barnwell High varsity boys closed out its soccer season May 16 in the playoffs, the Warhorses didn't go down without a fight.

Barnwell High gave No. 2 ranked Waccamaw High all they could handle before losing a heartbreaker in four overtimes by a score of 1-0.

The contest was hampered by constant rain and a muddy surface. Both teams found it difficult trying to kick the ball through the net on a field completely waterlogged and potholed.

BHS boys shutdown Dillon in soccer playoffs

Barnwell High boys varsity soccer coach David Anastasia didn't need to gaze into a crystal ball to know what kind of task was at hand for his team taking on Dillon High School Thursday at home in the second round of the class 2A playoffs.

For Anastasia and his squad, the mission was clear- stop a Dillon High team that averages seven goals a game.

BHS defenders executed the game play to perfection against an aggressive Dillon High offense.

Instead of the Wildcats scoring, it was the Warhorse defense which made the big plays in a 4-0 victory.

Lady Warhorses advance in soccer playoffs

With its post-season title hope and aspirations hanging in the balance, the Barnwell High varsity girls soccer electrified the home crowd Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Wade Hampton High Wednesday in the second round of the class 2A playoffs.

The win was the third of the season for Barnwell High over region rival Wade Hampton.

Barnwell defeated Wade Hampton twice in the regular season.

The Wade Hampton goal was the first goal allowed by Barnwell High against a region opponent this year. Barnwell High has outscored its region foes 46-1 this season.

BHS softball run ends at Lower State

The Barnwell High School varsity softball team had a good run this season.

Barnwell High had its most successful campaign in more than 20 years with a season of 20 victories.

The Lady Warhorses also won a school record 17 straight games and collected region and district crowns for the first time since 2006.

However, the journey to Barnwell High's record setting season came to an end May 12 in the second round of the class 2A Lower State playoffs.

BHHS Hawks let one slip away in soccer playoffs

Only a fisherman would have understood how Blackville-Hilda High soccer coach Daniel Holbrook felt following Thursday's night playoff home loss to the Governor's School of Greenville.

For the first 78 minutes of the contest, the Blackville-Hilda High Hawks had the Governor's School on the hook, looking to reel in a 1-0 victory.

However at the 78:30 mark, what seemed to be an easy catch suddenly turned in to a struggle when the Governor's School fought back with a goal to tie the contest and force an overtime.

Allendale-Fairfax boys and girls run to state title in track and field

Area athletes looked to get the jump on the competition Saturday afternoon for the gold in the state track and field championships.

Joining the day of champions were athletes from Allendale-Fairfax High, Blackville-Hilda High and Williston-Elko High.

Lately for the Allendale-Fairfax High boys, winning state titles in track and field has become a common thing.

Barnwell High girls win district in softball

The Barnwell High varsity girls ran onto the field in jubilation Wednesday afternoon after beating Andrew High School in the district 5 softball championship game.

The Lady Warhorses's triumph with a 13-3 victory came behind the bats of seniors Devan Davis and Dray Davis.

The siblings unleased their ‘Wonder Twin' power at the plate, combining for six hits, including three home runs, a double and eight RBIs. Devan Davis did the most damage, finishing with three hits, including two home runs and five RBIs. Dray Davis went two-for-three with a home run and three RBIs.

JDA softball finishes runners-up in finals

The Jefferson Davis Academy Lady Raiders finished runners-up in the SCISA 1A state softball tournament Saturday at the Oak Grove complex in Lexington.

Jefferson Davis Academy won three games to advance to the championship round. In the title game, the Lady Raiders fought hard, but ran out of steam falling to a talented Wardlaw Academy squad by a score of 16-0.

Lady Warhorses overcome mistakes in playoff win

Never mind the errors and the sloppy infield play. Soon after the Barnwell High School varsity softball team won its second round playoff game, they had their sights on bigger things.

"We didn't play our best game, but we played good enough to win," Barnwell High senior first baseman Andi Hogg said. "We played a little out of character today and we know that, but the most important thing is we're moving on in the playoffs. We have another big challenge Wednesday and our goal is to be ready."

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