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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.

WEHS tennis team falls in close match

The Williston-Elko High girls varsity tennis team lost a close hard-fought match to Orangeburg-Wilkinson High by a score of 4-3 Wednesday in Orangeburg.

In the match, Williston-Elko High fell in the top three singles spot, but battled to back tie the match at three apiece.
The match was decided in the No. 1 doubles play. Orangeburg-Wilkinson came on on top in the match, scoring a 7-5, 6-2 victory.

For Williston-Elko High coach Bernard Walters, making progress this season hasn't spelled many victories on the scoreboard.

WEHS Lady Blue Devils maintain heat in volleyball action

It was business as usual last week for the Williston-Elko High School varsity volleyball team.

Behind the performances of Rebekah Green and Courtney Corley, Williston-Elko High stretches its winning streak for seven consecutive matches with a three-set sweep of North High School Sept. 29 in North.

Williston-Elko High prevailed in the match with scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-11.

Green was the team's top hitter as she totalled 22 points, four kills, five assists and two digs.
Corley, who collected a team-best 17 assists also had 15 points, three digs and three aces.

Warhorses end five-game slide with win over Wade Hampton

The drought is over for the Barnwell High varsity football team.

On Friday night in Hampton, the Warhorses ended five weeks of disappointments and frustrations with an impressive 48-26 victory over Wade Hampton High School.

Barnwell High dominated from the outset, scoring on three of its first four possessions for a 28-7 halftime lead.

Seniors Colby Carter and Antwan Hiers were the catalyst for an offense which compiled 461 yards.

BHHS shakes off sluggish start for victory

For the first half of Friday's football game against Ridge Spring-Monetta High, the Blackville-Hilda High Hawks hardly looked like a team worthy of defending its 5A region crown.

However, in the second half, Blackville-Hilda High more than made up for its first half mishaps, outscoring the Trojans 26-6 for a convincing 32-6 victory.

Blackville-Hilda held a 6-0 lead at halftime, but found themselves in a battle after Sheldon Wiggins scored on a five-yard early in the third quarter to tie the score 6-6.

WEHS Blue Devils race past H-K-T Trojans, 40-22

For the first time this season, the score didn't soar into the 50s for the class A No. 4 ranked Williston-Elko High varsity football team.

Also for the first time this season, the starters were on the field in the fourth quarter.

Williston-Elko High's 40-22 victory Friday night over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High may not have matched the standard of excitement set by the Blue Devils in the past five games, but nonetheless it was effective.

The contest billed as a region 4A showdown turned into a tale of two halves.

Lady Blue Devils net win against Lady Trojans in volleyball

For the Williston-Elko High girls varsity volleyball team, a steady pace was the best path to victory against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High during the Sept. 10 region match.

The Lady Blue Devils disarmed the Lady Trojans in straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-17.

The Lady Blue Devils used tough serves, accurate passes and a multi-threat offense to overwhelm the Lady Trojans.

JDA outguns King Academy on gridiron

The Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders outgunned the King Academy Lions by a score of 42-37 in SCISA 1A football Friday in Blackville.

Trailing 29-22 entering the third quarter, the Raiders rallied behind the running of Nic Jamison.

Jamison provided the thrust to the Raiders offense that outscored the Loins 20-8 in the final two quarters. Jamison finished with 229 yards on 25 carries with three touchdowns.

With the win, JDA improves to 2-1 in the season.

Barnwell Warhorses gallop in cross country match

The Barnwell High cross country team concluded its first meet of the season Sept. 2 with the girls placing first and the boys placing third.

The meet was held at Barnwell High School with Edisto High School, Ridgeland High School, Wade Hampton High School and Williston-Elko High School competing.

"This was a very good outing for both our girls and the boys team," Barnwell High coach William Morris said. "Everyone went out and ran their best race. It the kind of effort that's only going to make this team better as the season go on."

AFHS Tigers claw BHHS Hawks in rematch

It was payback time Friday night in the Hawks Nest for the Allendale-Fairfax High varsity football team. Last season, the Blackville-Hilda High Hawks pounded the Tigers by a score of 42-14 in Allendale.

This time, it was Blackville-Hilda was left with the most battle scars as the Tigers rolled to a 20-7 victory.

Blackville-Hilda High trailed on the scoreboard the entire game.

However, the Hawks managed whittled Allendale-Fairfax High's 14-0 halftime lead within a touchdown early in the third quarter.

Blue Devils torch Denmark-Olar Vikings in 60-12 football victory

The Williston-Elko High varsity football team pulled out all the stops offensively Friday for Denmark-Olar High.

Engineered by quarterback Quantel Mack, the Blue Devil offense laid out a blueprint for success, posting eight touchdowns while rolling up more than 400 yards of offense in a 60-12 rout of the Vikings.

Mack replaced starting quarterback Tamyn Garrick. Garrick was sideline with a non-football related foot injury. However, despite Garrick's absence, the Blue Devils didn't miss a step offensively, scoring touchdowns its first five possessions.

BHHS Hawks claw BHS Warhorses

In a defense-dominated and penalty-plagued contest, the Blackville-Hilda High Hawks emerged with a 12-6 victory over in-county rival Barnwell High Friday night at W.W. Carter Field in Barnwell.

Tied at 6-6 midway in the third quarter, Hawks junior quarterback Chris Kearse led his team seven-play march that concluded when Jamell Dukes crossed the goal line from three yards out for the winning score.

Kearse, who finished with 88 all-purpose yards, said the team needed to step up at crunch time.

Blue Devils roll over Barnwell, 56-14

Whatever plans Barnwell High had of springing an upset over Williston-Elko High quickly went out of the window late in the second quarter of the Aug. 27 game between the incounty rivals.

The Warhorses, coming off a disappointing 30-29 loss to Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High, gave the Blue Devils a fight for the first 21 minutes of the contest as the teams battled to a 14-14 tie.

JDA Lady Raiders fall in season opener

The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity volleyball team dropped its season opening match by a score of 3-0 Thursday to Orangeburg Christian Academy.

Organgeburg Christian Academy didn't overpower Jefferson Davis Academy, but they did manage to mix a power game with occassional finesse to give the Lady Raiders problems. The Lady Raiders inability to ouy of the starting gates also proved to be costly with the team falling behind by 10 points to start each match.

JDA coach Bart Owens said the team had to become more aggressive.

HKT Trojans corral Warhorses

High school football games in fact last 48 minutes; not 24, 30 or even 37 minutes, which would have helped the Barnwell High Warhorse varsity team Friday night in Norway.

Barnwell High held a 21-8 advatage over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler going into the fourth quarter.

However, in the last 10 minutes and thirty seconds of the fourth quarter, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler outscored Barnwell High 22-8 to pull off a stunning 30-29 upset victory.

Local teams inaugurate new football season with jamborees

Although high school football season doesn't officially kick off until Aug. 21, local teams hit the battlefield during last weekend's jamborees. The players - Allendale-Fairfax High, Barnwell-Hilda High, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High and Williston-Elko High - got opportunities to show their skills for the first time in a game atmosphere.

The first jamboree kicked off Thursday for Region 4A in Blackville-Hilda. There were four games scheduled with each game played in two 12-minute quarters, the equivalent of half a game.

JDA football gets off to running start

There was plenty of huffing and puffing coming from players of Jefferson Davis Academy Friday morning as the team concluded its first week of football drills.

For Jefferson Davis Academy coach Joey Lott the mission, is simple: "Let's get into shape."

"The team that is the best shape got a very good chance of winning a lot of football games. This is the first week of drills for us," Lott said. "We went over a lot of stuff offensively and defensively, but the bottom line for us as coaches is whipping this team into football shape."

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