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BHHS Hawks close out football season with a 6-5 record

The Blackville-Hilda High School closed out its season in a 14-7 loss to Scott's Branch High School Friday night in first round of the class 1A football playoffs.

Scott's Branch High made it two victories in a row over Blackville-Hilda in post season play after beating the Hawks 24-16 last year in the Lower State Finals.

Just like the last years' meeting, the Hawks were haunted by turnovers and mistakes.

Leading 7-6 in the fourth quarter, the game to away from the Hawks when, Scott's Branch High recovered a Hawks fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

JDA exits football playoffs

The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity football team fell to Wardlaw Academy by a score of 64-12 Friday night in the first round of the SCISA 1A playoffs.

Plagued by mistakes and turnovers, Jefferson Davis Academy never got going in the contest, falling behind by 24 points at the end of the first quarter.

Wardlaw Academy which scored on six of its seven possessions put the game away in the first half 44-6 lead.

The loss ends Jefferson Davis Academy's season at 4-7 overall.

WEHS v-ball team falls in playoff volley

The Williston-Elko High varsity volleyball team had a good run this season with 14 victories, including a six-game winning streak.

However, all good things come to an end. For the Lady Blue Devils, the journey ended in the second round of the class A playoffs.

After defeating Indian Land High School in the opening round, the Lady Blue Devils stumbled in the next round, losing to Greenville Tech three games to none.

Barnwell High misses playoff berth in football

The Barnwell High Warhorses fell in its season finale, losing to the Bulldogs of Silver Bluff High by a score of 27-0.

The Warhorses never got out of the stable for this one as the team finished with only 107 yards of total offense.

The Warhorses best drive game on the team first possession.

Behind some hard running by Colby Carter and Antwan Hiers, the Warhorses drove 67 yards down to the Bulldogs 18-yard line.

The drive, however stalled when the Warhorses were stopped inches short of a first down on fourth down and two.

Blue Devils blow past BHHS Hawks in season finale

Unfortunately for Blackville-Hilda, what goes around comes around.

Last season, the only team that stood between Williston-Elko High and a perfect regular season was Blackville-Hilda High.

Blackville-Hilda High defeated Williston-Elko High 21-0 Halloween night 2008 thus ending the Blue Devils hopes of a perfect season and region title.

Since then the Williston-Elko High players were anxiously waiting a rematch and on Friday night in the Hawks Nest.

JDA Raiders fall to Calhoun Falls in football

There were a lot of hung heads walking off the field in the wake of another tough loss for the Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders football team.

Three times this season, Jefferson Davis Academy had the lead going into the final quarter only to be disappointed at the final horn.

On Friday night in Blackville, the Raiders led Calhoun Falls Academy, a charter school, 32-22 going into the fourth quarter.

However, the Raiders couldn't hold the lead as Calhoun Falls erupted for 24 fourth quarter points in a 46-32 win.

Johnson High stages upset for BHHS Hawks

The contest against C.A. Johnson High School was suppose to be a tune-up game for the Blackville-Hilda High varsity football team before its season finale showdown with Williston-Elko High School.

However, for Blackville-Hilda High, things didn't go as plan.

Plagued by turnovers and mistakes, the Hawks suffered a stunning 8-7 defeat Thursday night by the Green Hornets.

Warhorse J.V. volleyball team ends with perfect season

The Barnwell High Lady Warhorses have stampeded the competition this season. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the Lady Warhorses put the finishing touches on a perfect season by beating Wade Hamtpon High two games to none.

The victory completes Barnwell High junior varsity team its first undefeated season at 14-0 overall.

Head coach Ronnie Anderson has coached the team for nine seasons. During that stretch he has compiled a record of 51-30-1, but never has he had a team to finish undefeated.

Barnwell hosts regional cross country meet

Area long distance runners were off to the races Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the region 5AA cross country meet in Barnwell.

For the first time, Barnwell High School was the host team for the final region competition. The five-team field included Edisto High, Pelion High, Ridgeland High and Wade Hampton High.

For Barnwell High, the girls team finished second place behind the region winner Pelion High.

Wade Hampton placed third followed by Edisto High and Ridgeland High. Barnwell High had four girls in a field of 46 runners to place in the top 20.

WEHS volleyball team bounces from victory to victory

The Williston-Elko High varsity volleyball team continues is impressive play Thursday in region play.

Spurred by the play of Kyla Coleman and Rebekah Green, the Lady Blue Devils torched the Lady War Eagles of Wagener-Salley High three games to zero.

Williston-Elko High claimed victory in set scores of 25-8, 25-19 and 25-14.

JDA comes home to homecoming victory

The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity football team returned to action last weekend after a two week layoff.

Last week, Oct. 9 Jefferson Davis Academy had to forfeit to Wardlaw Academy because of the flu virus breakout in the school.

However, on Friday night the Raider players returned to the field and showed no rust from the layoff as they cruised past Beaufort Academy by a score of 56-0 during homecoming.

The outcome of the game was never in doubt as the Raiders scored on all six of its first half possessions to take a commanding 50-0 halftime lead.

BHHS Hawks drain Fox Creek in football, 41-7

The Blackville-Hilda High varsity football team made easy work of Fox Creek High by a score of 41-7 Friday night in the Hawks Nest.

One week after suffering a tough loss to Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High, the Hawks redeemed themselves with its best performance of the season.

Blackville-Hilda High's trademark of a pounding defense and a run-first, ball-controlling offense overwhelmed Fox Creek High.

The Hawks dominated Gray Foxes with a 18-to-six advantage in first downs and a 430-to-186 edge in total yardage.

WEHS Blue Devils continues its football domination

If the Williston-Elko High varsity football team has a weakness, the C.A. Johnson High of Columbia didn't find it Friday night in the Devils Den.

The Blue Devils spreaded the wealth with seven different players scoring touchdowns in a 66-18 rout of C.A. Johnson High Green Hornets.

The Green Hornets didn't have the offensive ammunition to out-shoot a Blue Devils squad that scored on all six of its first half possessions for a 52-0 halftime lead.

Trojans trample BHHS Hawks and their habit of winning

For the past 30 seasons it been like another day at the office for the Blackville-Hilda High varsity football team against region rival Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High.

The Hawks have owned the rivalry, scoring 30 straight wins, including a 34-20 victory last year in the Hawks Nest.

However, on Friday night in Norway, its was anything but business as usual for Blackville-Hilda High.

Fueled by the play of Darren Stroman, the Trojans ended the drought with a 22-13 upset over the Hawks.

WEHS Lady Blue Devils win region in tennis

The Williston-Elko High girls varsity tennis team made it look routine as it swept the courts with Fox Creek High by a score of 6-0 Oct. 1 at Williston-Elko.

With the victory, Williston-Elko High captures its second consecutive Region 4A regular season championship.

Williston-Elko High coach Bernard Walters said the girls have improved as the season continued.

BHS varsity volleyball suffers another tough defeat

Barnwell High School varsity players Carly Young and Valerie Moody walked off the volleyball court with their heads hung low.

The reactions came following the team 3-2 disappointing loss to rival Silver Bluff High Thursday on their home floor.

The Lady Warhorses came within points of winning the match. However, like previous losses to Ridgeland High and Edisto High, the Lady Warhorses just didn't have a kick at the end.

BHS junior varsity volleyball team maintains perfect record

Just like that the Barnwell High junior varsity volleyball team is the hottest team in Region 5AA right now.

The Lady Warhorses have made it looked easy this season as they have hurdled over the opposition for a 12-0 record.

It has been a total team effort with top hitters Casey Kennedy, Catherine Padgett, Rebekah DeBruhl, Gillie Smith, Nicole Chappell, Dajiah Smith and Julie Moody providing the offense.

Barnwell High coach Ronnie Anderson said the team really has jelled this season.

WEHS Blue Devils return to their winning ways

The class A No. 3 ranked Williston-Elko High Blue Devils are back to their old tricks again.

A week after scoring a season-low 40 points against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School, the Blue Devils returned to form by thumping Ridge Spring-Monetta High School by a score of 64-8.

The contest was a one-sided affair where Williston-Elko High offense rang up nearly 400 yards of total offense and the first-team defense allowed only two first downs in the first half.

Junior quarterback Tamyrn Garrick highlighted the offense with five touchdown passes.

Barnwell Warhorses back on track as they roll over Edisto

It took a little while, but the Barnwell High Warhorse varsity football team is finding its stride.

On Oct. 2 in Wade Hampton, the Warhorses opened region by beating the Red Devils 46-28 to end a five-game losing streak.

On Friday night at W.W. Carter Field, the Warhorses kept their momentum going as they caged the Cougars of Edisto High with a score of 28-6 for homecoming.

Just weeks after suffering a humiliating 23-6 home loss to South Aiken High, Barnwell High responded with its second straight blowout.

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