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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."

JDA softball team wins title again

Not only did the Jefferson Davis Academy girls varsity softball team win the SCISA 1A region crown again, they did it with a perfect region record for the fourth straight year.

Jefferson Davis Academy defeated Clarendon Hall Academy with a score of 10-0 Friday in Blackville for its 29th straight region win and fourth straight region title.

Warhorses thump Cougars 7-0 in region soccer

After a year's absence, Barnwell High head coach David Anastasia has his team back on top of region 5 in boys varsity soccer.

The Warhorses reclaimed its crown Friday night by crushing the hapless Cougars of Edisto High by a score of 7-0 in Barnwell.

For Barnwell High, it was their first region title since 2007 and its third crown in the last four seasons.

The victory also improves Barnwell High's record at 8-0 in region play and 14-4 overall.

"It definitely feels good to be back on top in the region again," Anastasia said.

Blue Devils and Hawks soccer rivalry heats up

Whether it's football or basketball when in-county rivals Blackville-Hilda High and Williston-Elko High meet, it's usually a physical confrontation.

With the teams constantly competing for bragging rights, the fight to outdue the other has now spilled onto the soccer field.

"It's like football in the spring," Williston-Elko High senior forward James Elledge said. "If we don't win but one game, we want it to be Blackville-Hilda."

Lady Warhorses unbeaten in region softball

The Barnwell High Lady Warhorses knocked off the Silver Bluff High Lady Bulldogs by a score of 11-1 April 21 in Petticoat Junction.

Through the first couple of innings, the Lady Bulldogs were able to keep pace with the Lady Warhorses as the teams battled to a scoreless tie.

However, in the third inning, the Lady Warhorses bats came alive and the deadlock ended.

Sparked by doubles from Andi Hogg and Taylor Roberts, Barnwell High scored five runs off four hits for a 5-0 advantage.

Salkehatchie Lady Indians sweep doubleheader

The USC-Salkehatchie Lady Indians softball team swept Stanly Community College of Albermarle, N.C. in a doubleheader Sunday in Allendale.

Salkehatchie took game one by a score of 3-2. The Lady Indians followed with a 5-3 win in the second game.

The pair of victories gives USC-Salkehatchie its first winning season in school history. The Lady Indians wrap up the regular season at 21-20 overall and 10-6 in region play.

USC-Salk coach Mitch Smith said the team has picked up momentum at the right time of the season.

BHHS softball ends on a high note

The 4A region matchup between Blackville-Hilda High varsity girls and North High turned into a softball marathon Thursday in the Hawks Nest.

The four-hour affair turned into a shootout with the teams combining for 40 hits and 77 runs.

North High seemed to have victory in its grasp leading Blackville-Hilda by a score of 38-39 going into the last inning.

JDA softball team takes aim at playoffs

The Jefferson Davis Academy softball team is on track to win its fourth straight region crown. The Lady Raiders have been enjoying a good season with an overall record of 9-5, including a 5-0 mark in region play.

Jefferson Davis Academy head coach Tim Owens is in his fourth season at the helm. During the stretch, Owens has yet to lose a region game with a 28-0 mark.

However, despite the team's recent success, Owens said there is room for improvement and its needs to start doiing the post-season run.

Blue Devils ground Hawks in baseball

The Williston-Elko High Blue Devils ended its regular season April 21 against region rival Blackville-Hilda. In the contest, the Blue Devils showed just how dominant it can be offensively as they shot out 17 hits in a 13-3 victory.

Williston-Elko High delivered the knockout punch early, scoring six runs in its first at-bat. Matt Lightsey highlighted the inning with a two-run RBI double.

From there, the game never got close with the Blue Devils extending its lead to 8-0 in the second inning.

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